Terra Nova Antarctic exploration, 1911

Terra Nova Antarctic exploration, 1911

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Caption: Terra Nova Antarctic exploration. Expedition members preparing hot drinks (Fry's cocoa) over a stove while sitting on a sledge on 7 February 1911 during the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). Also known as the Terra Nova Expedition, the primary expedition objectives were scientific. Led by Robert Falcon Scott, a shore party of 33 spent two seasons exploring on and around the Ross Ice Shelf. Expeditions that took place in this period included Day, Lashly and Nelson's journey to Cape Royds with the expedition photographer Ponting. Scott and four others died in 1912 returning from their journey to the South Pole. Photographed by Herbert George Ponting.

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