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Roald Amundsen returns from North Pole...

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May 25, 1925


* Explorer Roald Amundesen
* Expedition to the  North Pole (Lost?)

The front page has a banner headline: "FOG PERILS POLAR AIRMEN" with subheads. Nice for display. Related photo on the back page.
Thirty-four pages, light toning and some wear at the margins, nice for display as such.

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.

Category: The 20th Century

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