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By Anne Strathie

February 1912: Harry Pennell and his Terra Nova shipmates land on Antarctica hoping to rejoice Scott's conquest of the Pole. compelled by means of ice to depart earlier than Scott returns, they come in New Zealand to discover that Amundsen reached the Pole in December 1911.

Back in Antarctica in January 1913, they examine Scott and his occasion died at the go back trip. Pennell and his fellow 'Antarctics' go back to Britain, the place a cycle of medal ceremonies and memorial prone is interrupted through the outbreak of warfare.

By 1919 Pennell and his associates have served at Antwerp, at the Western entrance, at Gallipoli, within the Channel, at Jutland and Arctic Russia. They serve on horseback, in trenches, on battleships and health facility ships, in armoured autos and flimsy airplane; their brothers-in-arms comprise a primary Minister's son, poet Rupert Brooke (who takes a photo of 1 of them) and the author of a well-known Cotswolds backyard.

As in Antarctica, lifestyles is interesting yet harmful. As at the ice, now not all Scott's 'Antarctics' live to tell the tale.

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