ANTARCTIC TRADE CARDS - Originally Series 1
Capt. L.E.G. Oates.
013. CAPT L. E. G. OATES. Issued by Brooke Bond Oxo Ltd. (Tea) (1982). It is card #34 from a set of 50 cards entitled "Queen Elizabeth I - Queen Elizabeth II". Size: 2.7" x 1.4".
Recto: Dollmann's painting of Oates walking away from the tent.
Verso: Queen Elizabeth I | Queen Elizabeth II | A Series of 50 Cards | 34. Captain L.E.G. Oates | 1880-1912 | Lawrence Oates, an army officer seeking adventure, was a member of naval Captain Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated South Pole expedition of 1910-1912. Having reached the Pole--a month later than Amundsen's Norwegians--Scott's party struggled back against foul weather, injuries and malnutrition. Their painful progress was recorded by Scott in the diary found by his body. Oates, severely frostbitten, walked out of the tent saying 'I am just going outside and may be some time'. He never returned and Scott wrote 'We knew that poor Oates was walking to his death, but though we tried to dissuade him, we knew it was the act of a brave man and an English gentleman'. The last entry was on 29 March 1912: 'For God's sake look after our people'. | Courtesy of the Cavalry & Guards Club, London | For an Album or Wallchart, just send 15p (10p and 5p coins only) for postage with your name and address to: Brooke Bond Oxo Ltd., Dept. ER, Parkway House, Sheen Lane, London SW14 8LU