Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Moving last letters of explorer Scott

Moving last letters of explorer Scott

BBC News

Explorer Scott (Captain Robert Falcon Scott 1868-1912 ) of the Antarctic died in 1912 on his ill-fated South Pole expedition. The last letter Capt Robert Scott wrote to his wife, Kathleen, reveals the human tragedy behind the doomed journey. The last messages are now on the BBC website. They are poignant and moving.

The final messages written by Capt Scott to his family will be on public display at the Scott Polar Research Institute Museum in Cambridge from 17 January. It was donated to the museum by his son's widow.

For more information about Captain Scott and his expedition see here.