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Vivian Fuchs
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Born in Freshwater, Isle of Wight
Born on 11th of February 1908
Died on 11th of November 1999

Born 1908. Died 1999 - English explorer and scientist.

Educated at St Johnís College, Cambridge. Served in West Africa and Germany during WWII. Led Commonwealth expedition to make an overland crossing of Antarctica. Set out in November 1957 reaching the South Pole in January 1958 and Scott Base in March 1958. Awarded gold medal of Royal Geographical Society (1951) and its Polar medal (1953).

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http://www.sirvivianfuchs.com/ Official web site
internal link Scott Polar Research Institute

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