With the “Italia” to the North Pole: Nobile, Umberto
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With the “Italia” to the North Pole

Author(s): Nobile, Umberto

Copyright: 1931, Dodd, Mead, NY
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.358, photo frontis, 7 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, appendices, uncut, blue cloth
Condition: cloth spine faded & somewhat mottled, internally clean, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, tight, vg

Nobile's account of the 1928 flight of the airship Italia in which he reached the North Pole. After turning south they ran into a storm and crashed on the ice. Ten crewmen were thrown onto the ice and six disappeared when the lightened airship surged skyward and disappeared. After a month-long ordeal of privation rescue arrived. These events were the basis for the movie ‘The Red Tent’.

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