Science: Polar Pilgrim: Jun. 4, 1928

Last week, Polar Pilgrim Nobile planted the flag of Italy upon the North Pole, dropped upon its icy wastes the cross given into his hands by Pope Pius, conducted the first religious ceremony ever held on top of the world and, warmed by the glow of an object accomplished, headed back through icy winds toward Kings Bay. It had taken him 19 hours to reach the Pole. The first 17 hours of the return trip brought many messages to the base ship Citta di Milano complaining of heavy winds and encrusting ice. These difficulties...

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