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Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868–1912)
Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868–1912)
Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868–1912)
Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868–1912)
Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868–1912)
Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868–1912)
Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868–1912)
Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868–1912)

Photo credit: Portsmouth Royal Dockyard Historical Trust

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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Portsmouth


Medium

stone

Measurements

H 250 x W 85 x D 85 cm (E)

Accession number

3

Work type

Statue

Signature/marks description

K SCOTT

Inscription description

plaque: CAPTAIN ROBERT FALCON SCOTT. RN. CVO. / BORN 6 JUNE 1868 DIED ABOUT 29 MARCH 1912 / DURING HIS RETURN FROM THE SOUTH POLE / IN HIS JOURNAL FOUND 8 MONTHS LATER HE WROTE / THE GALE IS HOWLING ABOUT US WE ARE WEAK / WRITING IS DIFFICULT BUT FOR MY OWN SAKE / I DO NOT REGRET THIS JOURNEY WHICH HAS SHOWN / THAT ENGLISHMEN CAN ENDURE HARDSHIPS / HELP ONE ANOTHER AND MEET DEATH WITH / AS GREAT A FORTITUDE AS EVER IN THE PAST / WE TOOK RISKS WE KNEW WE TOOK THEM / THINGS HAVE COME OUT AGAINST US AND / THEREFORE WE HAVE NO CAUSE FOR COMPLAINT / BUT BOW TO THE WILL OF PROVIDENCE / DETERMINED TO DO OUR BEST TO THE END


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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Visitor Centre, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 3LJ England

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