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5.0 out of 5 stars Authentic. Impressive. History as it was made., 22 Nov 2010
This review is from: SOUTH WITH SCOTT. (Hardcover)
The past 20 years has witnessed a resurgence of interest in the exploits of Robert Falcon Scott, the Antarctic explorer who in 1911/12 was 'pipped at the post' by Roald Amundsen,to the South Pole, and who was to die on the return journey. Roland Huntford (Scott and Amundsen - 1979) did much to stimulate such interest, though he had a rather jaundiced view of Scott's competence. More recently Sir Ranulph Fiennes (Captain Scott) has done much to set the record straight. So for those with an interest, it is exhilarating to read a first hand account by a man who was actually there. Such is this book - 'South with Scott' written by Edward "Teddy" R.G.R. Evans in 1921 some 9 years after he, as second-in-command, accompanied Scott on his ill-fated venture.

The style of the book is deferential - but that is only to be expected given that Scott and Evans were both naval men with a fierce sense of loyalty. But the detail is mind-blowing and all told in a matter-of-fact way - totally understating the heroic and courageous nature of their exploits. How can one fail to admire the spirit of such men?

Clearly, Evans set out to make a positive statement about Scott's achievement and it is probable that much that might portray his character in a less flattering light, has been omitted. But this is a cracking story - and not just a story - it is an account of actual events which were undertaken by lionhearts of men.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good, 17 April 2012
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This review is from: SOUTH WITH SCOTT. (Hardcover)
South With Scott. I first read this book in 1953 and discovered Ccaptain Scott. It was very good to receive this book, dating from 1926. It arrived as promised, pleasingly worn from being read by others.Thank you
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4.0 out of 5 stars Synopsis, 17 Sep 2008
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Account of Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated South Polar Expedition written in 1921 by 'Teddy' Evans, a member of the shore party. Includes three maps: The Tracks of the 'Terra Nova', 'The British Antarctic Expedition 1910 - 1913', and a sketch map of 'The Journeys of the Western Geological Parties'.
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