SCOTT MEMORIAL PLAQUE An embossed and engraved commemorative silver plaque, headed "Antarctic Expedition", with four scenes from the "Terra Nova" expedition quartered on a central rectangular area (a dog sledge moving across the ice away from the Terra Nova; Scott's polar party preparing to man-haul a sledge; the five man party at the Pole; memorial and burial place of Scott, Wilson and Bowers), with a central "boss" of the ship's cat 'Nigger', within a wide border of decorative scroll work bearing the names those who reached the Pole and a polar flag within a frame of laurel leaves, the cornerpieces with medallion portraits of Scott, his wife Kathleen, their son Peter, and another view of the Scott monument
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SCOTT MEMORIAL PLAQUE An embossed and engraved bronzed copper commemorative plaque, headed "Antarctic Expedition", with four scenes from the "Terra Nova" expedition quartered on a central rectangular area
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SCOTT MEMORIAL PLAQUE
An embossed and engraved bronzed copper commemorative plaque, headed "Antarctic Expedition", with four scenes from the "Terra Nova" expedition quartered on a central rectangular area (a dog sledge moving across the ice away from the Terra Nova; Scott's polar party preparing to man-haul a sledge; the five man party at the Pole; memorial and burial place of Scott, Wilson and Bowers), with a central "boss" of the ship's cat 'Nigger', within a wide border of decorative scroll work bearing the names those who reached the Pole and a polar flag within a frame of laurel leaves, the cornerpieces with medallion portraits of Scott, his wife Kathleen, their son Peter, and another view of the Scott monument, mounted with an ebonised frame, with small plaque engraved with a verse by Horace "Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori" ["It is sweet and fitting to die for one's country"], the plaque 270 x 370mm.
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