Sjef van Dongen aboard the S.S. Reliance

Dossier Sjef van Dongen

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A day after he was rescued in July 1928, Sjef van Dongen became a guest aboard a cruiseship named the Reliance. The audience listened thoughtfully while he told all about his attempt to rescue the crewmembers of the airship ‘Italia’. Deeply impressed by his story, the captain of the cruiseship wrote him the following letter.

Zeeland Archives, Archive Sjef van Dongen, entry 631, 2.