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Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, C.V.O., R.N

Miscellaneous Antiquities

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Collection Miscellaneous Antiquities
Gallery locationNot on display
Peopledepiction: Scott, Robert Falcon

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Object ID ZBA2283.1
Description No 1. from Players cigarette cards, second series of 25, 'Polar Exploration'. Front: Scott in polar clothing, entitled: 'Player's Cigarettes', 'CAPTAIN SCOTT'. Reverse: 'Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, C.V.O., R.N.. The Commander of the British Antarctic Expedition 1910, was born June 6th, 1868, and entered the Navy age 14; became lieutenant 1889, commander 1900. In 1901 commanded the National Antarctic Expedition. At the end of this expedition he was promoted to captain, and awarded the Royal Victorian Order. In 1910 Capt. Scott organised the most complete scientific expedition that ever left for the Polar regions. He, with four companions, reached the South Pole on January 18th, 1912. Capt. Scott perished in the Antarctic snows about March 29th, 1912, after writing his famous message to the public, which stirred the heart of the whole civilised world.
Date made 1916

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials card
Measurements Overall: 1 mm x 36 mm x 67 mm
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