National Geographic : 1938 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE I Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams WORKMEN ATOP CAPTAIN SCOTT'S MONUMENT ON MOUNT WISE BURNISH THE WINGED FIGURE OF IMMORTALITY, WON AMID ANTARCTIC COLD Returning from the South Pole, where they found Amundsen had preceded them, Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Dr. Edward A. Wilson, Captain L. E . G . Oates, Lieutenant H. R. Bowers, and Petty Officer E. Evans met heroic death. "Had we lived," wrote the leader in his journal, "I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance, and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman." Devonport was the birthplace of Scott, here depicted in bronze facing the South Pole.