The Survey Expedition by Airship to New Guinea DR19130700-S-EN.v01-LH

DR 1913 - The Survey Expedition by Airship to New Guinea
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DR 1913 - The Survey Expedition by Airship to New GuineaDR 1913 - The Survey Expedition by Airship to New GuineaDR 1913 - The Survey Expedition by Airship to New Guinea


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New Guinea is a large Island in the South West Pacific region. It is the world's second-largest island, after Greenland, covering a land area of 786,000 km2. The first European contact with New Guinea was by Portuguese and Spanish sailors in the 16th century. Before WWI, the island of New Guinea was controlled by three European powers. The Netherlands controlled the western half of New Guinea, Germany the north-eastern part, and Britain the south-eastern part. Despite their claims to the entirety of the island, very little of the territory had actually been explored. The interior is one of the most inhospitable places on Earth, and the colonial powers confined their settlements primarily to the coastal plains.  

In 1913, the three colonial powers began planning for a joint expedition to New Guinea with the purpose of exploring and mapping the interior of the island via airship. The Dutch backed out of the project early on, but the Germans and English continued on schedule for a voyage in 1914. The airship was to be serviced by a joint crew, with scientists from both countries. The man selected to lead the expedition was Lieutenant Paul Graetz (1875-1968), a German former officer of the colonial troops and famous explorer.  



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