The Bratvaag Expedition (1930)

Brattvaag-ekspedisjonen (norwegian bokmål), Brattvaagexpeditionen (swedish)

Expeditions and explorations (The National Museums of World Culture)

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Name
The Bratvaag Expedition
English

Brattvaag-ekspedisjonen
Norwegian bokmål

Brattvaagexpeditionen
Swedish

Wikipedia (via Wikidata)

Wikipedia (via Wikidata)

Timespan
1930 -

-Earliest time
1930
Event type
Norwegian bokmål

Swedish

Norwegian nynorsk

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The Bratvaag Expedition was a Norwegian expedition in 1930 led by Dr. Gunnar Horn, whose official tasks were hunting seals and to study glaciers and seas in the Svalbard Arctic region. The name of the expedition was taken from its ship, M/S Bratvaag of Ålesund, in which captain Peder Eliassen had sailed the Arctic seas for more than twenty years. The Bratvaag Expedition had a secret, but important mission: the annexation of Victoria Island for Norway. Although a successful landing on the island was achieved, Victoria Island was later annexed by the Soviet Union. The Bratvaag Expedition became nevertheless well-known due to the findings on Kvitøya of the long-lost remains of the Swedish explorer S. A. Andrée's Arctic balloon expedition of 1897.

English

Happened at
Kvitøya (island (T.ISL)), ,

-Place
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Norwegian bokmål
-Text
http://www.polarhistorie.no
Norwegian bokmål