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Terra Nova Antarctic sleeping area, 1911

Terra Nova Antarctic sleeping area, 1911

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SCOTT POLAR RESEARCH INSTITUTE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SCOTT POLAR RESEARCH INSTITUTE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Terra Nova Antarctic sleeping area. Five expedition members in the 'Tenements' sleeping area of the Winterquarters Hut on 9 October 1911 during the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). Lying on the bunks (left to right) are Apsley Cherry-Garrard (1886-1959), Lawrence 'Titus' Oates (1880-1912), Cecil Meares (1877-1937) and Edward Atkinson (1881-1929). Standing is Henry Bowers (1883-1912). Also known as the Terra Nova Expedition and led by Robert Falcon Scott, the shore party of 34 spent two seasons exploring on and around the Ross Ice Shelf. Scott, Oates, Bowers and two others died in 1912 returning from the South Pole.

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