Captain Lawrence Edward Grace ("Titus") Oates (17 March 1880 – 16 March 1912) was an English Antarctic explorer, known for the manner of his death, 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 his three companions' chances of survival, he chose certain death.
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... In the 1948 film Scott of the Antarctic, Oates is played by Derek Bond ... and Amundsen, (1979), entitled The Last Place on Earth, Oates was played by Richard Morant ... A biography by Michael Smith, I am Just Going Outside Captain Oates – Antarctic Tragedy, (Spellmount Publishers 2002) claimed that a 20-year-old Oates ...
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