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Roald Amundsen returns from North Pole...



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June 19, 1925

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 19, 1925

* Explorer Roald Amundesen
* Return from the North Pole


The top of the front page has a three column headline: "AMUNDSEN BACK SAFE IN SPITZBERGEN; PLANES LANDED 150 MILES FROM POLE; SHORTAGE OF FUEL FORCED RETURN" with subheads and related map. (see) Lengthy 1st report coverage continues on page 2 with related pictorial. (see)
Other news, sport and advertisements of the day. Complete in 40 pages, light toning, a little spine wear, generally nice.

wikipedia notes: In 1925, accompanied by Lincoln Ellsworth, pilot Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen, and three other team members, Amundsen took two Dornier Do J flying boats, the N-24 and N-25, to 87° 44′ north. It was the northernmost latitude reached by plane up to that time. The aircraft landed a few miles apart without radio contact, yet the crews managed to reunite. The N-24 was damaged. Amundsen and his crew worked for more than three weeks to clean up an airstrip to take off from ice. They shovelled 600 tons of ice while consuming only one pound (400 g) of daily food rations. In the end, six crew members were packed into the N-25. In a remarkable feat, Riiser-Larsen took off, and they barely became airborne over the cracking ice. They returned triumphant when everyone thought they had been lost forever.

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