Into thin air

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History Today
Vol. 59, no. 6 (June 2009), p. 43-49

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In 1926 Umberto Nobile, a young Italian airship engineer, became a hero of Mussolini's fascist state when he piloted Roald Amundsen's 'Norge' over the North Pole. But his subsequent attempt to make the journey on behalf of his own country ended in tragedy. Irene Peroni tells his story