"I am just going outside and may be some time"
It seems incredible that it was only 100 years ago; it seems to me it should be far longer.I first read the story of the doomed Antartic Expedition in a Ladybird 'Famous People' book - Scott of the Antartic. What a marvellous set of publications Ladybird produced - I learnt so much from them.I wonder if today's children have a clue who Scott and Captain Oates were? Somehow I doubt it. It would make a great (British produced and acted) film.
Ah Ladybird books, still have a few of them knocking about in my loft left over from my childhood.James May (of Top Gear fame) once did a tribute to them, now taken off YouTube.Agree, there seems to be a lack of tributes to them all round - no programme on tv at all. It's a bit different I suspect to next month regarding the anniversary of the sinking of a large ship