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The Story of the Race to the South Pole

This video was created by Broken Pixel, an animator / editor / painter / designer. It depicts the heroic story of Robert Falcon Scott‘s ill fated Terra Nova Expedition to the South Pole.

Terra Nova Video

The song Terra Nova was performed by the band iLiKETRAiNS and reached UK chart position 132 in May 2006. iLiKETRAiNS are a post-rock band from Leeds, England. Their songs are composed of expansive orchestral and guitar-based sounds. They are signed to Beggars Banquet Records.

Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova Expedition

Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova Expedition took place from 1910 to 1913. The name Terra Nova is that of the expedition’s supply ship, meaning ‘new ground’.

The objective of the trip was to reach the South Pole and to carry out scientific research and geographical exploration. On the 1st of November 1911, Scott and his team embarked on their journey to the South Pole. They reached the South Pole on 17th of January 1912, however Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen had reached the South Pole just over one month before Scott’s team.

Scott’s team met with tragedy on the return journey from the South Pole as they crossed the Antarctic. Due to extremely bad weather conditions and weakness through dehydration, malnutrition and possibly scurvy, they were unable return back to their base at hut point. They died on 29th of March 1912.

Detailed accounts of Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova Expedition can be found on many websites.

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