Red Tent 3DA
We open the another virtual window to the past for you! Join us now on the trip about the history of big polar explorers and scientists.
Expedition of airship Italia under the command of Umberto Nobile left its base in Milan on 15 April 1928. Destination was the North Pole. The pioneer aviators sucessfuly reached their goal. But luck was not on their side and on the way back to Kings Bay, Svalbard, the Italia was damaged in a storm and plunged onto the pack ice. Some among the crew of 16 survived, others died in the accident or in the weeks thereafter...
The incredible tale of one of the greatest artic expedition disasters and international rescue missions in history, captured in 3D scenes which serves as an illustration and enhance the reading comprehension of 87 years old story. Meet the history using the technology of the future, enjoy the sceneries of remote and unexplored areas, explore the 3D models of flying or floating machines, educate yourself through play.
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Arnesen, Odd. The Polar Adventure: the Italia Tragedy Seen at
Close Quarters. London: Victor Gollancz, 1929. Arnesen was a
Norwegian journalist who was in Kings Bay at the time the
Italia crash occured.
Behounek, František. Trosecníci na kre ledové. Praha, Mars, 1928.
Behounek was the Czech physicist who was onboard the Italia
and spent seven weeks on the ice floe.
Cross, Wilbur. Disaster at the Pole. The Tragedy of the Airship
Italia and the 1928 Nobile Expedition to the North Pole. New
York: Lyons Press, 2000. (Reprint of an earlier book titled
Ghostship of the Pole). Too many factual inaccuracies and
excessive adulation of Nobile mar this account.
Giudici, Davide. The Tragedy of the Italia: with the Rescuers to the
Red Tent. New York: Appleton & Co., 1929. Giudici was an
Italian journalist who was onboard the Krassin, the Russian
icebreaker that rescued Italia survivors.
Lundborg, Einar. The Arctic Rescue. How Nobile Was Saved. New
York: Viking Press, 1929. Lundborg was the Swedish pilot who
removed Nobile from the ice floe.
Montague, Richard. Oceans, Poles and Airmen. New York Random
House, 1971. This book contains a good short account of the
Nobile, Umberto. My Polar Flights. New York: Putnam, 1961.
Nobile's reminiscences of the Italia tragedy as well as the 1926
Norge flight, written many years later. This book makes some
rather questionable assertions.
Olds, Elizabeth Fagg. Women of the Four Winds. The Adventures
of Four of America's First Women Explorers. New York: Mariner
Books, 1999. Book contains a short biography of Louise Boyd
who led the search for Amundsen in the sealer Hobby.
Riiser-Larsen, Hjalmar. Femti Lr for Kongen. Oslo: Gyldendal
Norsk Forl., 1958. Riiser-Larsen's autobiography.
Simmons, George H. Target: Arctic. Men in the Skies at the Top of
the World. New York: Chilton Books, 1979. Extensive history of
Arctic aviation including a detailed account of the Italia
tragedy. Highly recommended.
Trojani, Felice. La coda di Minosse. Milan: Mursia & Co., 1964.
Trojani was a member of the Italia crew who survived the crash
and was on the ice floe for seven weeks.
Van Dongen, Sjef. Vilf Jaar in Iis en Sneeuw. Mijn leven in het
noorpolgebied. Amsterdam: Scheltens & Giltay, nd. Van
Dongen was living at Barentsburg, Spitsbergen at the time of
the Italia crash and took part in the rescue operations.