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No 307. Robert F. Scott, issued by Fry's Cocoa & Chocolate, No. 5 of 25 in "With Captain Scott at the South Pole" series, issued circa 1913. Size: circa 1.75" x 2.5"
Recto: Portraits of five South Pole party victims;
Lieut. H.R. Bowers, Captn. Oates, Captn. Scott, Dr. Wilson, Seaman Evans
Fry's Cocoa & Chocolate
Makers to H.M. the King.
Verso: 25 in Series
With Captain Scott at the South Pole
The five ill-fated heroes of the Polar journey who now lie on the Great Ice Barrier, Captain Scott, Dr. Wilson, Captain Oates, Lieutenant Bowers, and Petty Officer Edgar Evans. Leaving the base in November, 1911, they reached the South Pole on January 18th 1912. Sickness and bad weather hampered their return and with Petty Officer Evans dead and food almost gone, Captain Oates thought to save his comrades by gallantly walking out to his death.
300 Grands Prix, Gold Medals, &c.
Source: Peter Spielmann.