Science: Polar Capital

Had we lived, I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, 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.—Robert Falcon Scott.

Those words, written in Explorer Scott's diary not long before he perished in March 1912 on the Ross Ice Barrier, stirred Englishmen more than any triumphant saga would have done. They are engraved on the statue of Scott made by his widow and unveiled after the War in Devonport, the Devonshire town...

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