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Scott of the Antarctic: Last letter revealed in full.

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posted on Mar, 29 2013 @ 06:32 PM
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One of our bravest tragic explorers last letter has been revealed here it is.

My Dear Sir Francis

I fear we have shipped up - a close shave. I am writing a few letters which I hope will be delivered some day. I want to thank you for the friendship you gave me of late years, and to tell you how extraordinarily pleasant I found it to serve under you.

I want to tell you that I was not too old for this job. It was the younger men that went under first.

Finally I want you to secure a competence for my widow and boy. I leave them very ill provided for, but feel that the country ought not to neglect them.

After all we are setting a good example to our countrymen, if not by getting into a tight place, by facing it like men when we were there.

We could have come through had we neglected the sick.

Good-bye and good-bye to dear Lady Bridgeman

Yours ever

R. Scott

Excuse writing - it is -40, and has been for nigh a month

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RIP Scott you will always be an inspiration to many of your fellow countrymen and others around the world.




posted on Mar, 29 2013 @ 07:37 PM
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"Excuse my writing - it is -40 and has been for nigh a month"

His handwriting was probably more legible then than 90% of the young people nowadays.



posted on Mar, 29 2013 @ 07:38 PM
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Yup what a dude



posted on Mar, 30 2013 @ 12:33 PM
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Old scott was a legend. Cant imagine the emotions be was going through writing that letter, Knowing that he was in his final days. Thanks for posting that



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