A rare photograph of Scott and Shackleton with ten other officers and senior members of the expedition on board the Discovery in 1901 before departure to the Antarctic. Seated in the front are Dr George Murray, Captain Scott, Lieut. Armitage, and Lieut. Royds; those standing behind include Lieut. Barne, Ernest Shackleton, R.W. Skelton and Dr Koettlitz.
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