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Commander E.R.G.R. Evans, C.B., R.N.

Miscellaneous Antiquities

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Collection Miscellaneous Antiquities
Gallery locationNot on display
Peopledepiction: Evans, Edward Ratcliffe Garth

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Object ID ZBA2283.2
Description No 2. from Players cigarette cards, second series of 25, 'Polar Exploration'. The front is entitled : 'Player's Cigarettes', ' COMMANDER EVANS'. It shows Evans in uniform. Reverse: 'Commander E.R.G.R. Evans C.B., R.N. Second in Command. Captain of the Terra Nova on her outward voyage, but relinquished the command to accompany his leader on the Southern Journey. He was principal surveyor, and piloted the Southern party to a point only 145 miles from the South Pole. Here he took back the last supporting party, but before doing so gave up one man (Lieut. Bowers) to his leader, in order to make Scott's success more sure. This sacrifice nearly cost him his life. His little party, short-handed, and with little food, fought their way back for 800 miles. Evans was attacked by scurvy, and nearly succumbed. His life was saved under the most tragic circumstances by his heroic companions, Lashly and Crean.'
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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