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LEE KEEDICK presents GENERAL UMBERTO NOBILE Constructor and Navigator of the airship Norge , in which the Amundsen-Ellsworth-Nobile Expedition, 1926, made the historic voyage from Europe to America, via the North Pole. Figure General Nobile receiving Italy's gold medal from Premier Mussolini LECTURE SUBJECT: FROM ROME TO TELLER BY AIR In Auditorium of Cornell College Wednesday Evening, December 8, at 8 O'clock Second Number of Lecture and Music Course Admission to this Number, $1.00 Exclusive Management of LEE KEEDICK, 437 Fifth Avenue, New York If you were here night- we would spend 200+ gc. I had a club paper in this trip To the North Pole by Air A Story That Has Thrilled the World G ENERAL UMBERTO NOBILE, the famous Italian airship designer, who has aroused world-wide interest by his brilliant achievements, will make a brief lecture tour during the present season, when he will give a graphic account of his experiences as constructor and navigator of the Norge—the great semi-dirigible in which the Amundsen-Ellsworth-Nobile Expedition traveled, last spring, from Europe to America via the North Pole. The cost of this elaborate expedition, including the purchase of the Norge from the Italian government, amounted to almost half a million dollars. During the entire flight General Nobile acted as captain of the Norge and occasionally took charge of the machinery, as it would have been dangerous to have left this entirely to anyone less familiar with manoeuvering the airship. Without his expert assistance the flight could not have taken place, and if attempted would have resulted in failure. In his lecture, From Rome to Teller by Air, General Nobile, who speaks English fluently, will give intimate details concerning the Norge's memorable voyage. He will also describe the construction of a modern airship and discuss the future possibilities of aerial transit. The lecture will be illustrated throughout with remarkable still and motion pictures. A Record-Breaking Flight The Norge—the first of a new series of semi-dirigible airships constructed by General Nobile—was 325 feet in length, inflated with hydrogen, equipped with three 250 horsepower motors, and carried 2,000 gallons of fuel. Its speed averaged 50 miles an hour. Suspended from the huge inflated gas bag were two cabins, one for the crew and the other for the engines, steering apparatus, radio equipment, etc. The members of the expedition numbered 18 men, including Captain Amundsen, Lincoln Ellsworth and General Nobile. The ease with which the North Pole was attained was startling. So desperate had been this adventure in former times, so customary the experiences of hardship and defeat, that it seemed incredible that the Norge should have accomplished its purpose so swiftly. It took Peary 25 years to reach the pole, while General Nobile piloted the most perfect airship ever constructed from Spitzbergen to Alaska, by way of the pole, in 46 hours.
|Title||General Umberto Nobile|
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|Personal Name Subject||Nobile, Umberto|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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|Archival Collection||Redpath Chautauqua Collection|
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|Number of Pages||2|
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