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The true story of the harrowing wreck of the airship Italia during a polar expedition and the heroic rescue attempts to save her and her crew. This is an intriguing and heart-stopping account of the tragic aviation disaster of Commander Umberto Nobile, an Italian aeronautic engineer and airship designer, as he led an expedition to cross the North Pole in the dirigible airship, Italia. Nobile and Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen had previously led the first successful trip across the North Pole from Europe to ...
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Disaster at the Pole

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The true story of the harrowing wreck of the airship Italia during a polar expedition and the heroic rescue attempts to save her and her crew. This is an intriguing and heart-stopping account of the tragic aviation disaster of Commander Umberto Nobile, an Italian aeronautic engineer and airship designer, as he led an expedition to cross the North Pole in the dirigible airship, Italia. Nobile and Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen had previously led the first successful trip across the North Pole from Europe to America in the airship Norge, beating the attempts by American explorer Admiral Richard Byrd, during history’s exciting period known as the Golden Age of Aviation. During an artic storm, the Italia suddenly crashed on an ice pack and the crew was stranded, leading to one of the world’s greatest international search and rescue efforts, involving countries such as Russia, Norway, Italy, France and Great Britain.

The story is both of the tremendous efforts and heroism of the many search and rescue expeditions, including internationally famous artic explorer Roald Amundsen, who was never seen again, as well as the courage and determination of Nobile and the Italia crew as they battled the elements of the polar ice fields for survival. The event also stirred international politics as Nobile was a well-known opponent to Mussolini’s fascist regime and Mussolini is said to have thwarted the successful rescue of Nobile and his crew.

In researching this book, author Cross personally went to Italy and interviewed Umberto Nobile as well as nine other survivors from the crash. He also worked with and interviewed the officers at the Norwegian airbase from which the Italia flew on its fatal flight. Additional information came from the Dartmouth University Institute of Artic Studies, including interviews with renowned artic explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansseon, who personally knew General Nobile.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148506959
  • Publisher: Wilbur Cross Books
  • Publication date: 9/11/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 925,301
  • File size: 4 MB

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