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Newspaper clipping in German with a small chronicle about Oskar Speck

Date: 16 May 1935
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Nancy Jean Steele Bequest
Object Name: Newspaper clipping
Object No: ANMS0542[026]
Related Place:Colombo,

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    Article in German begins: 'The young German Oskar Speck, who set out from Hamburg to Australia in a collapsible boat three years ago, has arrived in Colombo, the capital of Ceylon...'
    • Hamburg “Fremdenblatt” Thursday, 16 May 1935 Small Chronicle […] London, 16 May The young German Oskar Speck, who set out from Hamburg to Australia in a colapsible boat three years ago, has arrived in Colombo, the capital of Ceylon. Other items on the page: “Kingsford Smith talks of his horror flight” Seven hours in extreme danger above the open ocean Sydney, 16 May Foreign service of the Hamburg “Fremdenblatt” The Australian round-the-world pilot Kingsford-Smith, returned to Sydney yesterday after losing a propeller, as was reported, after an exciting flight. After his landing he told the story of the emergency situation he and his crew found themselves in. During the last seven hours of his flight, Smith was forced to fly with a single engine. It produced only just enough speed for the plane to remain in the air. Smith and his companions feared at every instant that the second motor might cut out as well, due to the excessive demands on it. The plane would then have plunged into the sea, which was at times only a few meters below them. One of Smith’s companions climbed out of the plane along the outside wall to the defective engine, trying to get the fuel supply going again. He tried six times, but without success. The plane kept dropping lower and lower. They threw one mail bag after another over board, all of them containing letters of congratulations. They already had thrown any disposable ballast into the sea earlier. Soon they had thrown out all 14 mail bags, but the plane was still flying dangerously low. Trans-Siberian Air Link Imminent A message from our radio station Moscow, 16 May As announced yesterday by the Soviet-Russian Aviation Authorities the first section of the planned trans-Siberian air link between Moscow and Vladivostok will become operational this summer. The first section of the planned link will be from Moscow to Novosibirsk. Classifieds: Real Estate To Let [amount quoted in RM per month] Apartments: Particularly nice apartments near the city park 2 ½ rooms [l/rm, b/rm plus study/guest b/rm] incl. heating & hot water: RM75 3 ½ rooms [l/rm, 2 b/rms plus study/guest b/rm] incl. heating & hot water: RM90 to let now or from 1 July […] for information call 35 45 67/68 [….] 4 – 4 ½ room apartments, RM95 – 120 [per month] incl. bathrm, heating, hot water […] Parkallee, aptmt, 2 ½ rms, RM55 …. […] Villa in Hochallee with garage to let, RM200 ….. […] Hansastr. 38, 4 and 5 ½ rms, incl. heating & hot water, from RM98 …. Cars: 1934 model, 1.3l Opel Cabriolet, 4 gears incl. overdrive, in exc. condition, 1200km, tax free, RM 2500 [contact details] […] Tax free, 3/15 BMW, exc. condition, RM 750 [….] Tax free!! Great buy! 1.8l Opel, 4 doors, RM 1250 [contact details] […]

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