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Demoralised survivors


why is the Italia crew still stranded?

Why is the Italia crew still stranded?

The failure of the Swedish pilot to return leaves the Italia survivors on the ice with rock-bottom spirits. Hunger is no longer an issue, for plentiful supplies of food were dropped in June. But they have now been on the ice for six weeks.

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One travel guide claims that Finisterre is the most westerly point on the European mainland. This is in fact wrong, just as other points that lay claim to special status as geographical extremities are often spurious. We map Europe's extremities.

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We were intrigued to read a recent account in an English newspaper of a journey along "he most northerly railway in the world". The Ofoten railway from Kiruna in Sweden to Narvik in Norway is without doubt one of the most remarkable train journeys anywhere in Europe - but it surely is not the most northerly rail route in the world.