Osman, 'our best sledge dog'
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
RCIN 2580028

Osman, 'our best sledge dog'


Herbert Ponting

Presented to King George V, 1914

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Osman, like most of Scott’s sledging dogs, survived the expedition. Unlike his rival Amundsen, Scott did not use dogs on the final trek to the South Pole but instead relied on manpower to haul the heavy sledges. More