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Air (Wilf Hardy)
Flying to the North Pole (Original)

Flying to the North Pole (Original) by Air (Wilf Hardy) at The Illustration Art Gallery

Ref: HardyWDornierLL (Click for LARGE picture)

Artist: Wilf Hardy (biography)
Medium: Watercolour on Board
Size: 15" x 12" (380mm x 300mm)
Date: 1973

This is the original Watercolour painting by Wilf Hardy.

In 1925 the famous Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen formed an expedition to fly to the North Pole. His group took two Dornier flying boats as transport in their attempt.

Only 120 miles from the Pole they had to land in order to determine their position. One of the craft was unable to take off and the other only managed on it's 9th attempt after the explorers had created a 1,500 feet runway by stamping down the snow.

Later in 1925 Amundsen completed a trans-polar flight from Spitsbergen to Alaska with the airship Norge.

An original painting by Hardy first published in Look and Learn #455 3 October 1970.


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Air (Wilf Hardy)

Air (Wilf Hardy)