The Cruise of the U.S.S. Alliance in the Arctic-1881
IT WAS a time when every daily carried headlines of General Nobile's rescue. General Nobile had taken the Italia to the North Pole and had been forced down on his return trip by the weight of ice on the great dirigible and his fate was then in question. There followed a rush of daring, self-sacrificing adventurers of the sea and air and soon there leaked out of the far north a series of tales that challenged the imagination in their devotion and heroism.
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