South with Scott

South with Scott By Edward R.G.R. Evans, South with Scott Admiral Edward Ratcliffe Garth Russell Evans st Baron Mountevans of Chelsea KCB DSO known as Teddy Evans was a British naval officer and Antarctic explorer He served as second in comman
  • Title: South with Scott
  • Author: Edward R.G.R. Evans
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  • Page: 334
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  • South with Scott By Edward R.G.R. Evans, Admiral Edward Ratcliffe Garth Russell Evans, 1st Baron Mountevans of Chelsea KCB DSO 1881 1957 , known as Teddy Evans, was a British naval officer and Antarctic explorer He served as second in command on Robert Falcon Scott s ill fated expedition to the South Pole in 1910 1913 and as captain of the expedition ship Terra Nova He attended the Royal Naval College from 1Admiral Edward Ratcliffe Garth Russell Evans, 1st Baron Mountevans of Chelsea KCB DSO 1881 1957 , known as Teddy Evans, was a British naval officer and Antarctic explorer He served as second in command on Robert Falcon Scott s ill fated expedition to the South Pole in 1910 1913 and as captain of the expedition ship Terra Nova He attended the Royal Naval College from 1900 1902 In 1900 he was promoted to Acting Sub Lieutenant, then Sub Lieutenant and Lieutenant in 1902 and then served as second officer of the Morning from 1901 till 1904 Scott offered Evans the position with his second expedition as a means of persuading him to drop plans for his own competing expedition to explore King Edward VII Land In Antarctica, he was initially in charge of Scott s motor sledge party After the sledges broke down, he continued south, man hauling, as the leader of the last supporting party to accompany Scott to the pole After hearing from Scott that he was not going to be one of the men making the final push to the South Pole, he turned back in 1912, within 150 miles of the pole.
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    1. Edward R.G.R. Evans

      Admiral Edward Ratcliffe Garth Russell Evans, 1st Baron Mountevans was a British naval officer and Antarctic explorer He was part of two Antartic explorations, the first one being the 1901 1903 the British National Antarctic Expedition the Discovery Expedition as second officer aboard the relief ship, the Morning A decade later he was captain of the expedition ship Terra Nova and second in command on Robert Falcon Scott s expedition to the South Pole in 1910 1913 During this voyage he became seriously ill with scurvy and almost died.He served in the First World Wars as commander of the destroyer HMS Broke Together with HMS Swift he engaged and defeated six German destroyers in the battle of Dover Strait, action that got him promoted to captain and got him his Distinguished Service Order.In February 1928 he was promoted to Rear Admiral commanding the Royal Australian Navy Fleet, in 1932 he was promoted Vice Admiral and in 1936 he was promoted to Admiral.In the Second World War he participated in the Norwegian Campaign He retired from the Royal Navy on 9 January 1941, and then served as the London Regional Commissioner for Civil Defence.In November 1945 he was made a peer of Great Britain, as Baron Mountevans.

    389 thoughts on “South with Scott”

    1. An interesting book, whose style sadly does not sit comfortably a century on from the events it describes This is the Romantic Myth of Scott of the Antarctic writ large, and whilst I kept that thought firmly in mind I enjoyed it though it was impossible to not to think of Roland Huntford s bile tinyurl o24oevp rising at lines such as, Certainly no living man could have taken Scott s place effectively as leader of our Expedition there was none other like him He was the Heart, Brain, and Master p. [...]


    2. Trumped up reminiscence of Robert Scott s doomed south polar expedition Full of inaccuracies and liberties with the actual facts Lots also left out in order for the entire thing to appear in a better, heroic, light Read Apsley Cherry Garrard s biography Cherry A Life of Apsley Cherry Garrard for a accurate view Mountevans gives himself a larger and noble roll in the entire affair than he actually had He was largely untouchable by the time he wrote this due to his distinguished military career [...]


    3. I ve always been fascinated by Antartica, it s natural beauty, people who ve tried to explore it, and, to be honest, it was the setting of one of my favorite John Carpenter films, The Thing I realize that film was shot in British Columbia, but the id of the place is conveyed, I believe, accurately I was turned onto this book in a weird way, in that I saw a copy of it come up for sale from a rare antiquarian bookseller The copy was valuable due to its provenance, being owned by a recent mountain [...]


    4. Edward Evans was R.F Scott s second in command on Scott s ill fated expedition to the South Pole Many people criticize Evans as being unreliable and dishonest While there is some truth in that, I would still recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the early days of Antarctic exploration I ve read about half a dozen accounts of this expedition and this book definitely had some valuable and unique insights.Evans was a member of the expedition s last support party along with Tom Crean and [...]


    5. You cannot evaluate a first hand account on the basis of research or even writing style The book is of value as a genuine version of events That said, part of that value comes from comparisons and contrasts with other accounts I would not have gained so much from reading this without first having read well researched books.Admiral Evans writes with fondness of those he travelled with and naturally is proud of their achievements The sincerity of his writing is what made this book so enlightening [...]


    6. For those people interesteed in Geology, this book is a must read See the photographs of Mr Ponting about the illfated expediton at sprim library pic.



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