Newsreel: Arctic Ice Cap Adventure – 1957

Newsreel: Arctic Ice Cap Adventure - 1957
: Ice Cap Adventure –

ARCTIC ICE CAP ADVENTURE

From the forbidding frontier of the arctic icecap at the top of the world, come rare films made by a task force of engineers.

Amid eternal and cold, and civilian personnel are finding out how to erect settlements on the icecap.

How to conquer an area vital to ’s defense perimeter.

Trail markers guide supply trains.

There are five army camps in all, 14 to 220 miles apart in this land of eery silence and sudden storms.

Meteorological stations are set up to collect important weather data.

Newsreel: Arctic Ice Cap Adventure - 1957
Newsreel: Arctic Ice Cap Adventure – 1957

A handful of troops and scientists will man the outposts during the long arctic night.

Ice samples come in for study by the engineers.

A dynamite charge is planted to blast a cornice across the entrance to an ice tunnel.

The arctic, which has kept its icy secrets for centuries, is yielding at last to the scientific assaults of man.

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