Dan Dimancescu National Geographic Magazine articles

1964 Ledyard Canoe Club Danube Expedition
Originated by Dan Dimancescu; authored by Slade Backer

- 1700 miles (2800 km) Ledyard Canoe Club of Dartmouth College expedition from Ulm, Germany, to Sulina on the Black Sea; a unique trip because of open-travel permits issued the expedition by communist Danubian countries during 'Iron Curtain' period: Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, and Romania. Published by Natl. Geog. in July 1965.
Photos: Dick Durrance and Chris Knight

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1968 Carpathian Mountains
Originated and authored by Dan Dimancescu

- 540 mile (900 km) trek along Romanian Carpathian ridgelines from Soviet border to Iron Gates; completed during a political crisis period when Russia invaded Czechoslovakia. Published by Natl. Geog. in June 1969.
Photos: Dick Durrance and Chris Knight

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1966 Ledyard Canoe Club Japan Expedition
Originated and authored by Dan Dimancescu

- 1000 mile (1600 km) kayak expedition along the island-dotted Inland Sea and Pacific Coast of Japan before major island-bridges and landfill projects changed its character. Published by Natl. Geog. in September 1967.
Photos: Chris Knight; Film: Dewitt Jones

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1985 Ledyard Canoe Club Korean Islands Expedition
Originated by Dan Dimancescu

- 500 mile (800 km) kayak expedition around the So. Korean Peninsula's archipelago of 3000 islands. Chart above shows a one day crossing and unpredictable course outcomes in a thick fog and in an area of severe tide rips (which were used to advantage in 1595 to defeat Japan's invading armada). Sponsored by Natl. Geog. and MBC-TV (Seoul). Film by David Hamlin

2009 Proba de Foc (Test of Fire)
Authored by Dan Dimancescu

- The WW-I story of Dimitri Dimancescu war service on the Romanian Front (1916-1918) and his encounters with Col. Norton Griffiths sent to sabotage the country's oil wells and Lt. Erwin Rommel whom he battled on Hill 789 (Mt. Cosna). Also a 50mn Documentary: "Hill 789: The Last Stronghold"

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2010
Battle For Ploesti -
Authored by Dan Dimancescu
The experiences of both American and Romanian fighting during air raids of 1943 and 1944 are explored. Also a 50mn Documentary: "Knights of the Sky: Air War Over Romania"

2011
Misune Indeplinita (Mission accomplished) Editorial by Cristian Lascu (ed) in memory of Nicholas Dimancescu (1985-2011)

2013
10th Anniversary Event of National Geographic Magazine (Romania Edition) presentation by Dan Dimancescu

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2015
Trajan's Column
Article in National Geographic Magazine (April Issue) proposed by Dan Dimancescu who was editorial advisor on Dacian/Romania content.

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