- The Italia expedition -

Landing in Spitsbergen

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Airship Italia lands at Kings Bay in Spitsbergen

Airship Italia lands at Kings Bay in Spitsbergen

In the early afternoon, the Italia landed at Kings Bay, a mining community in northwest Spitsbergen (nowadays known at Ny-Alesund).

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