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Lawrence Oates

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Captain Lawrence Edward Grace Oates during the British Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1913, probably in 1911.

His last words, before he died, in 1912, were recorded by Captain Scott as “I am just going outside and may be some time.” Scott added in his diary, “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.”

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Original B&W photo.

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