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Robert Falcon Scott

Captain Royal Navy

 
 
Robert Falcon Scott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
1. Robert Falcon Scott Marker
Inscription. Who with four companions E.A. Wilson, H.R. Bowers, L.E.G.Oates, E.E. Evans died March 1912 returning from the South Pole "Had we lived I should have had a tale to tell of the hardwood endurance and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale"
From Scott's Diary
 
Erected by Officers of the Fleet.
 
Location. 51° 30.413′ N, 0° 7.917′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Waterloo Place just south of Pall Mall, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of Westminster, England SW1Y 5ER, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John First Lord Lawrence (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin (within shouting distance of this marker); Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park (1892 - 1975) (within shouting distance of this marker); P&O (within shouting distance of this marker); John Fox Burgoyne (within shouting distance of this marker); William Ewart Gladstone
Robert Falcon Scott and Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
2. Robert Falcon Scott and Marker - Wide View
(within shouting distance of this marker); Duke of York Column (within shouting distance of this marker); Brigade of Guards (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .  Robert Falcon Scott (Wikipedia). "Captain Robert Falcon Scott, CVO, RN (6 June 1868 – 29 March 1912) was a British Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery Expedition (1901–1904) and the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition (1910–1913). On the first expedition, he set a new southern record by marching to latitude 82S and discovered the Polar (Antarctic) Plateau, on which the South Pole is located. On the second venture, Scott led a party of five which reached the South Pole on 17 January 1912, four weeks after Roald Amundsen's Norwegian expedition. On their return journey, Scott's party discovered plant fossils, proving Antarctica was once forested and joined to other continents. A planned meeting with supporting dog teams from the base camp failed, despite Scott's written instructions, and at a distance of 150 miles from their base camp and 11 miles from the next depot, Scott
Expedition members at the South Pole image. Click for full size.
1912
3. Expedition members at the South Pole
Full Library of Congress description: Expedition members Capt. Lawrence Oates, Lt. Henry Robertson Bowers, Capt. Robert F. Scott, Dr. Edward A. Wilson, and P.O. Edgar Evans at the South Pole
and his companions perished." (Submitted on December 13, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.) 
 
Categories. Exploration
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 13, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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