Explorer Robert Falcon Scott led a partly successful but ill-fated team to the South Pole, reaching it on Jaunuary 17, 1912. The problem was Roald Amundsen beat him there by five weeks, crushing Scott's dream of being the first. Scott perished on his return and there has always been an enduring mystery about what happened to some of the photographs he took. A new book, The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott has published some of the photos, excerpted here in the NY Times.
Captain Robert Falcon Scott
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