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18/05/1596 Dutch navigator Willem Barentsz embarks on third northern voyage

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Novaya Zemlya HD The Amazing Story of Dutch explorer Willem Barents Novaya Zemlya Movie

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Willem Barentsz was a Dutch navigator, cartographer, and Arctic explorer who set sail in search of a new route to China, the elusive Northeast Passage. Even his third attempt was unsuccessful and Barentsz and his crew were forced to dismantle their ship and overwinter in Novaya Zemlya. They sailed home in lifeboats the following June, their ship still lodged in ice, though Barentsz himself died during the journey.
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