Thursday, June 28, 2012

Richard Haliburton Crossing The Alps--Halftone Print 1935

 Richard Halliburton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

NEWS IN A NUTSHELL - British Pathé

Inspired by the exploits of the mighty warrior Hannibal who started to attack Rome with a hundred elephants, Richard Halliburton attempted in 1935 to cross the Alps to Italy on an elephant from the Paris Zoo. Only one of Hannibal's elephants managed to get through - with its ear frozen off - and it seems that Lloyds do not think Halliburton's chances are much brighter because they have charged a premium of 15% on the beast's total value to insure the expedition.

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