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Scott, Captain Robert Falcon

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishScott, Captain Robert FalconCaptain Robert Falcon ScottScott, Captain Rob‧ert Fal‧con /skɒt $ skɑːt, ˈrɒbət ˈfɔːlkən $ ˈrɑːbərt-/  (1868–1912) an officer in the British navy, often called Scott of the Antarctic, who made two journeys to the Antarctic to try to be the first person to reach the South Pole. He and his group reached the South Pole in 1912, shortly after the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, but they all died on the way back. His journal, in which he describes their terrible journey, was discovered a year later. He was the father of Sir Peter Scott. see also Oates, Captain Lawrence
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