Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Portsmouth
Portsmouth

South East England

Historic Dockyard  

Robert Falcon Scott

Devonport 1868 - Antarctica 1912
British explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions
(Wikipedia)
Kathleen Scott
1915

Portsmouth /  Robert Falcon Scott   Portsmouth /  Robert Falcon Scott

Description

Bronze statue.

Inscription(s)

CAPTAIN ROBERT FALCON SCOTT.RN .CVO
born 6th june 1868 died about 29 march 1912
during his return from the south pole
in his journal found 8 months later he wrote
the gale is howling about us we are weak
writing is difficult but for my own sake
i do not regret this journey which has shown
that englishmen can endure hardships
help one another and meet death with
as great a fortitude as ever in the past
we took risks we knew we took them
things have come out against us and
therefore we have no cause for complaint
but bow to the will of providence
determined to do our best to the end

Signature

k scott

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location (N 50°47'57" - W 1°6'26")

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Item Code: gbse008; Photograph: 11 September 2008  / updated: 14 September 2009
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