The Bulletin of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences Volume 12

The Bulletin of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences Volume 12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...fascination for SCOTT, and on' July 16th, 1910, he left England on his final quest. On October 30th, 1911, just before the final advance was made, he reported that ofiicers and men were all in splendid health and anxious to go forward. When within 150 miles of the Pole, and the last supporting party was returning, all was still well, although the snowstorms and blizzards had been' unusually severe. On January 3rd, 1912, he went forward into the darkness, which has now been so tragically broken, with four others: Dr. WILSON, Captain OATES, Lieutenant, BowER5, and Petty Ofi'icer EVANS. The Union Jack was planted at the South Pole within easy reach of that which AMUNDSEN had left there but a few weeks previously, and the rest of the story is soon told. EvANs died from concussion on' February 17th. On March 17th OATES, that "very gallant gentleman," heroically walked out to his death, and as near as can be told, the others--and ScoTT last of all--joined the immortal band of heroes who have perished "pro patria," on about March 27th. The end is best described by extracts from what is surely one of the most tragic diaries that was ever penned, and Captain' ScoT'r's "Message to the Public." "The causes of this disaster are not due to faulty organization, but to misfortune in all risks which had to be undertaken. The weather throughout the outward journey, and especially the long gale in 83 deg. south, stopped us. The soft snow in the lower reaches again reduced the pace. Ve fought these untoward events with a will and conquered, but it ate into our provisions' reserve. The advance party would have returned to the glacier in fine form and with a surplus of food but...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236858018
  • 9781236858016