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The 'Terra Nova' arriving off Cape Evans, Feb. 1911

Miscellaneous Antiquities

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Collection Miscellaneous Antiquities
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsTerra Nova (1884)

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Object ID ZBA2283.7
Description No 7. from Players cigarette cards, second series of 25, 'Polar Exploration'. The front depicts the expedition vessel and is entitled: 'Player's Cigarettes THE TERRA NOVA OFF CAPE EVANS'. Reverse: 'The 'Terra Nova' arriving off Cape Evans, Feb. 1911. When Capt. Scott's main landing party had completed the hut and observatories, every available man left Cape Evans with nearly one ton of provisions, to be placed as far South as possible before winter set in, under Scott's own leadership. The Terra Nova proceeded eastward, to land Lieut. Campbell's party in King Edward's Land. Landing was impossible, however, and whilst on their return to report this condition at Cape Evans, those on board the Terra Nova suddenly observed the Fram with the numbers of the Norwegian Expedition on board. Amundsen announced his intention of making a journey to the South Pole, sacrificing science for speed.'
Date made 1916

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