Arctic Feats and Fates
Lecture no. 21 from the course: History's Greatest Voyages of Exploration
Taught by Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Who was first to make it to the North Pole? Wade into the debate while examining the fascinating but lesser-known moments and figures of the race, including pilot Umberto Nobile flying a hydrogen-filled semi-rigid airship over the Pole in 1926, then crashing on a second trip, unleashing an international rescue operation.