Scott of the Antarctic: The Film and its Production.


I suppose strictly speaking this is not a book about exploration in the Antarctic. It details the making of the film 'Scott of the Antarctic' released in 1948. There is however, good detailed research about the explorers themselves. The last chapter called 'Character sketches of the Polar party', written by Walter Meade is a very good thumbnail sketch. The genuine photographs taken by Ponting are shown against stills taken from the film and the shows the lengths the director went to to get as close to the real thing as possible.

The book was published by Convoy Publications in 1948 and as far as I am aware was not reprinted.