Lawrence Oates

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Captain Lawrence Edward Grace ("Titus") Oates (17 March 1880 – 17 March 1912) was an English Antarctic explorer, known for the manner of his death during the Terra Nova Expedition, when he walked from a tent into a blizzard, with the words "I am just going outside and may be some time." His death is seen as an act of self-sacrifice when, aware his ill health was compromising ... more »

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  • ''I am just going outside and may be some time.''
    Lawrence Oates (1880-1912), British soldier, explorer. Diary entry for March 16-17, 1912. Quoted in Scott's Last Expedition, vol. 1, ch. 20, ed. L. Hu...
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