Science: Polar Pilgrims: May 28, 1928

North. Two years ago last week volatile, voluble General Umberto Nobile of Italy, accompanied by his fox terrier bitch Titina; sturdy, silent Roald Amundsen of Norway; able, adventurous Lincoln Ellsworth of the U. S. flew in the dirigible Norge over the North Pole. Seventy-one freezing hours of flight cooled the entente cordiale between the Italian and his companions. Last week the Italian took off from Kings Bay, Spitsbergen, accompanied almost entirely by Italian scientists and an Italian crew, in the dirigible Italia, to explore the unknown regions around the North Pole for the glory of Mussolini and his Fatherland.

Leaving Kings Bay...

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