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Umberto Nobile

 

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Umberto Nobile

 

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Stock Footage - Umberto Nobile North Pole Expedition, 1928 #027009

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NORWAY: First pictures of General Umberto Nobile at arctic base during North Pole expedition (1928)

 

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90 anni fa l'impresa di Umberto Nobile

Umberto Nobile was an Italian aviator, aeronautical engineer and Arctic explorer. Nobile was a developer and promoter of semi-rigid airships during the period between the two World Wars. He is primarily remembered for designing and piloting the airship Norge, which may have been the first aircraft to reach the North Pole, and which was indisputably the first to fly across the polar ice cap from Europe to America. Nobile also designed and flew the Italia, a second polar airship; this second expedition ended in a deadly crash and provoked an international rescue effort.
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