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Captain Lawrence Oates

Postby Kay » Sat 10 Mar 2012 18:54 GMT

I don't know if any of you have read much about Scott's Antartic expedition. Both Dave and I have read several biographies about those involved and find it all fascinating, albeit tragic.

The BBC has an interesting story today about Captain Lawrence Oates, who died 100 years ago today.

"I am just going outside and may be some time."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17269397

He died aged 31.
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Postby Graeme » Sun 11 Mar 2012 16:43 GMT

Great adventure story. I remember reading this as a young boy and being amazed at the sacrifice and dedication of Oates to his team. I have a hard time imagining too many people doing the same thing nowadays if faced with the same hardships. A story of a different time and a different attitude, the archetypal British hero perhaps.
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Postby gozomark » Mon 30 Apr 2012 05:35 GMT

If you are ever in Cambridge, there is an excellent museum/research centre about the expedition, and much more about the South Pole

http://www.spri.cam.ac.uk/
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Postby Dave » Mon 30 Apr 2012 17:42 GMT

Thanks, Mark. Interesting link - if I'm ever in Cambridge again, I'd certainly like to visit, though from the sounds of it we're missing out on a really good exhibition right now.
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