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Roald Amundsen... Airship Norge... North Pole...



Item # 650291

May 13, 1926

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 13, 1926

* Roald Amundsen & Airship Norge
* 1st official North Pole flight ?


The front page has a nice banner headline: "NORGE BATTLED STORM 25 HOURS BEFORE LANDING AT TELLER; FINALLY BROUGHT TO EARTH WITHOUT SERIOUS DAMAGE; CREW SLEPT LITTLE, ATE SPARINGLY ON 71-HOUR POLAR TRIP" with many subheads and related map. Lengthy text continues on the following pages with photos and another map. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 44 pages, irregular along the spine, otherwise good.

wikipedia notes: The Norge was a semi-rigid Italian-built airship that carried out what many consider the first verified overflight of the North Pole on May 12, 1926. It was also the first aircraft to fly over the polar ice cap between Europe and America. The expedition was the brainchild of polar explorer and expedition leader Roald Amundsen, the airship's designer and pilot Umberto Nobile and American explorer Lincoln Ellsworth, who along with the Aero Club of Norway financed the trip.

Category: The 20th Century

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