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Wilson and Bowers had their sleeping-bags closed over their heads. Scott had thrown back the flaps of his sleeping-bag and opened his coat.
Image by Trygvy Gran
Scott's last diary entry.
Scott's route.
courtesy National Library of Scotland
Scott’s wallet with a photo of his son, Peter, and a letter of his wife, Kathleen.
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South Pole anniversary final: March 29, 1912

Posted: Mar 29, 2012 02:07 pm EDT

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(Correne Coetzer) Today hundred years ago Scott made his last diary entry, tent bounded with Wilson and Bowers in a storm and no provisions left for several days already. They had been travelling on foot to the South Pole and back since November 1, 1911. Their bodies were weak and their minds shuttered by the discovery that they were not the first at the South Pole. Scott wrote in one of the letters that was found eight months later with them in their tent, “We have decided not to kill ourselves, but to fight to the...

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