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I am just going outside : Captain Oates - Antarctic tragedy

Author: Michael Smith
Publisher: Staplehurst : Spellmount, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Oates was the epitome of the Victorian English gentleman - a dashing cavalry officer who won numerous victories at racecourses throughout Ireland. He died on his 32nd birthday in an Antarctica blizzard in 1912.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Lawrence Edward Grace Oates; Lawrence Edward Grace Oates
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Smith
ISBN: 1862273553 9781862273559
OCLC Number: 69486405
Notes: Originally published: 2002.
Description: pages cm
Contents: 1: Deep roots --
2: Mother's boy --
3: A place in the country --
4: Lord of the Manor --
5: A call to arms --
6: A blast of war --
7: No surrender --
8: The bells of St Mary's --
9: A piece of flotsam --
10: The great escape --
11: Terra Incognita --
12: A fatal mistake --
13: A race for the Pole --
14: A load of crocks --
15: Foortprints in the snow --
16: The seeds of destruction --
17: Friends and enemies --
18: ' ... there is no cause for anxiety ... ' --
19: To the last place on earth --
20: Wrong man, wrong place --
21: The abyss of defeat --
22: 'God help us ... ' --
23: The ultimate sacrifice --
24: A very gallant gentleman --
25: Bitter memories --
26: A second tragedy.
Responsibility: Michael Smith.

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