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17th June 2017

'SCOTT of the Antarctic and Cardiff
by Anthony M Johnson PhD - including a foreword by Sir Peter Scott is published by the Captain Scott Society, Cardiff.
Copies are available from major bookshops in Cardiff or directly, by mail order, from the Literary Secretary, c/o The Captain Scott Society, United Services Mess, Westminster Chambers, Wharton Street, Cardiff at £5-95 each. For postage and packing add £0-55p for the UK or £2-00 for international. Payment by crossed cheque (UK only) or International Money Order.
Dr Johnson's book chronicles the relationship that developed between the people of the City of Cardiff, together with its prosperous docks community, and the British Antarctic Expedition 1910 led by Robert Falcon Scott. Its span extends from the first announcement of intent in 1909 to beyond the return of the Expedition to Cardiff in 1913. It records the circumstances of the failure of the City to provide a fitting memorial to the men who died seeking to achieve that Antarctic goal.
 

THE S.S. TERRA NOVA (1884-1943): FROM THE ARCTIC TO THE ANTARCTIC,
WHALER, SEALER AND POLAR EXPLORATION SHIP.

with a foreword by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.
Michael C. Tarver. 2006. Brixham, Devon: Pendragon Maritime Publications.
256 p, illustrated, hard cover. ISBN 0-9552208-0-7. £30.00.

Terra Nova, a large and powerful steam whaler was seconded from the seal fishery in Newfoundland as relief ship for the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904, and the United States Fiala-Ziegler Arctic Expedition, 1903-1905.  Her most famous role was for three years as the expedition ship for the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913, led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott, RN. 
The Author, Michael C. Tarver, Vice President of the Captain Scott Society, is an associate member of the Scott Polar Research Institute, the United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
The book is available from Pendragon Maritime Publications, 23 Hillhead Park, Hill Head, Brixham TQ5 0HG, UK; email: <mct5@talktalk.net>

The Man who found Captain Scott  ANTARCTIC EXPLORER AND WAR HERO  Surgeon Captain Edward Leicester Atkinson (1881-1929)DSO AM MRCS LRCP Royal Navy
The is the first ever biography of Dr. Atkinson, who found himself the senior Royal Navy officer in command during that last year of crisis, when expedition members had failed to return.  The author analyses that fateful southern polar journey and reveals in detail the many events that culminated in the tragic outcome, which still raises many questions today.  Read Scott’s last written instructions for the dog handlers and was sufficient action taken in consequence ?   Could Scott and his party have been saved ?   Atkinson went on to serve in the War which followed, at Gallipoli and on the Western Front with the Howitzer Brigade, Royal Marine Artillery.  He was again severely wounded in an explosion aboard a warship and later served in the Russian Campaign.  It is a story of adventure, crisis, grit and determination.”

In hardback, 176 pages, 75 maps and photos.  £25 plus £2.80 postage
Contact Mike Tarver,  23 Hillhead Park, Brixham, Devon TQ5 0HG   Tel. 01803 858016  email:  mikectarver@freeuk.com       See also  www.pendragon-maritime.co.uk

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