Online Library Catalogue

Viewing Entry - A first rate tragedy (S13111)
by Preston, Diana

Available Formats
Playing time for daisy/audio formats : 10 hours 35 minutes


TitleA first rate tragedy : Captain Scott's Antarctic expeditions
Author / Responsible partyPreston, Diana
GenreVoyages and travel, History
TopicsVoyages and travel, History Antarctica -- Discovery and exploration -- British. Scott, Robert Falcon, 1868-1912 -- Travel -- Antarctica. Explorers -- Antarctica -- Death.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


On November 12, 1912, a rescue team trekking across Antarctica's Great Ice Barrier finally found what they sought - the snow-covered tent of the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott. Inside, they made a grim discovery: Scott's frozen body lay between the bodies of two fellow explorers. They had died just eleven miles from the depot of supplies which might have saved them. Why did Scott's meticulously laid plans finally end in disaster, while his rival, Norwegian Roald Amundsen, returned safely home with his crew after attaining the Pole only days before the British team?

Additional Information

System control numberS13111
Original Print PublisherNew York : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1997.
NarratorPhilip Franks.
Narrator NamePhilip Franks.
Participant or performer notePhilip Franks.
Narrators GenderMale narrator