Captain Scott's final letter revealed
December 9, 2011 | 5 comments
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The final chilling letter penned by Scott's Antarctic expedition has been revealed for the first time.
Sir Edward Wilson had written the letter as the crew found themselves without supplies and unable to proceed due to a blizzard. "This looks like a finish to our undertaking," he wrote, "for we are out of food and oil and not able to move for three days now on account of the blizzard." Robert Falcon Scott and his men all died on their journey back from the South Pole in 1912, what we know of their plight was discovered in the form of documents and letters found by a rescue team several months later.
Almost a century after Captain Scott and his team perished on a polar expedition, the final letter from their ill-fated adventure has been uncovered for the first time. The moving message from Scott's closest comrade Sir Edward Wilson reveals that the party were resigned to their fate as the end approached.
Source: Daily Mail
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