Friday, August 23, 2019

Greenland, Norway and the Time Denmark Sold Islands To the U.S.

From FT Alphaville:

Greenland not for sale (1930 edition)
From the FT, July 22, 1930 (apologies for the quality of the image but that’s how it was saved in our archive):
That followed a Reuters report in the Financial Times on July 21, 1930, datelined Washington July 19, which noted the following:
It is reported in the Press here that the British Government is considering the possibility of buying Greenland from Denmark or of extending its treaty rights there with a view to establishing a base for a northern air route to Canada....