September 14, 2009

Tuesday, 14 September 1909


Amundsen in his study at Uranienborg, ca. 1910. Photograph by Anders Beer Wilse. [1]

Amundsen postponed the departure of his expedition until 1st July, 1910. The general strike in Sweden, he told the newspapers, would delay the delivery of the diesel motor for the Fram.

Peary announced the next day his intention of claiming the South Pole, and the German Wilhelm Filchner had already declared his expedition for the South, which would depart in May of 1911.


[1] Roald Amundsen Bildearkiv, Nasjonalbiblioteket.

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