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Journals of Robert Falcon Scott; Volume 1 of 'Scott's Last Expedition' (Version 2)

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In "Journals of Robert Falcon Scott; Volume 1 of 'Scott's Last Expedition'", readers are given a firsthand account of one of the most famous expeditions in Antarctic history. Scott's detailed and emotional entries paint a vivid picture of the challenges faced by his team as they journeyed to the South Pole.

The journal entries reveal Scott's determination, leadership, and deep sense of responsibility towards his men. His intimate observations of the harsh Antarctic landscape, the interactions within the team, and the physical and mental toll of the expedition make for a gripping and poignant read.

Although Scott's fate is well-known, his journals offer a unique insight into the man behind the legend. This book is a valuable historical document that sheds light on the heroic and tragic story of Scott's ill-fated expedition.

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Captain Scott’s ill-fated journey to the Antarctic Pole in 1911 is part triumph, part tragedy – but also a mythic adventure story which has inspired books, articles, and films over the generations. As so often in such cases the ‘truth’ of the explorers’ experiences is much more rich, varied, and fascinating than the boy scout stereotype. Few know for example how much time during the many months of the journey were spent in scientific researches which remain of huge value to this day. But what comes across most vividly in Scott’s fascinating and finally very moving diary account is the complexity of the man and his closest comrades who reached the Pole fatally too late , then died trekking home, facing tortuous weather conditions, dwindling food supplies, and that gnawing, bitter sense of defeat. Ironically Robert Falcon Scott is now far more famous than Amundsen: his triumph secured by history and by myth. For if Scott was finally an imperfect explorer, he was the perfect author of his own amazing tale. Scott’s account is introduced by Clements R. Markham, president of the Royal Geographical Society at the time of the expedition; and concluded by E.L. Atkinson, a member of Scott’s party and leader of the relief expedition which found the bodies of Scott and his comrades some months after their death in November 1912. - Summary by Steve Gough

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