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Henry Robertson 'Birdie' Bowers (1883-1912) 
At the South Pole 
1912, 18 January 
Silver bromide print 
27.5 x 37.8 cm (image) 
The Royal Collection 
RCIN 2580039 
This photograph records the achievement of reaching the South Pole. Scott stands with his men (from left to right: Lawrence Oates (1880-1912), Henry Bowers (1883-1912), Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912), Edward Wilson (1872-1912) and Edgar Evans (1876-1912) in front of the Union Jack given to him by Queen Alexandra. The men are all suffering from frostbite and malnutrition, and the physical exhaustion is apparent on their faces.
Presented to King George V, 1914 

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