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Could Captain Scott have been saved? Cecil Meares and the ‘second journey’ that failed

  • Karen May (a1) and Sarah Airriess (a2)

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This is a follow-up to the article ‘Could Captain Scott have been saved? Revisiting Scott's last expedition’, published in this journal in January 2012. Additional research in the expedition's primary documents reveals that there was a clear opportunity for One Ton depot to have been re-stocked with dog food in January 1912, preparatory to the final relief journey to meet the polar party that February, and that the dog driver Cecil Meares failed to follow Scott's relevant orders. The consequences will be examined in this article. All distances are given in geographical miles.

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Could Captain Scott have been saved? Cecil Meares and the ‘second journey’ that failed

  • Karen May (a1) and Sarah Airriess (a2)

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