• Short Summary

    FINAL PREPARATIONS WERE BEING MADE ABOARD THE "MAGGA DAN" IN ANTWERP HARBOUR YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) BY MEMBERS OF THE JOINT DUTCH-BELGIAN ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION TO THE SOUTH POLE.

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    FINAL PREPARATIONS WERE BEING MADE ABOARD THE "MAGGA DAN" IN ANTWERP HARBOUR YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) BY MEMBERS OF THE JOINT DUTCH-BELGIAN ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION TO THE SOUTH POLE.

    NINE DUTCHMEN AND TWENTY-SEVEN BELGIANS WILL BE GOING TO KING BAUDOUIN COASTAL STATION IN QUEEN MAUD LAND. THREE OF THE DUTCHMEN AND NINE BELGIANS WILL REMAIN AT THIS BASE FOR THE WHOLE YEAR AND WILL UNDERTAKE A SUMMER EXPEDITION.

    DURING THE MORNING, THE LAST ITEMS OF CARGO WERE LOADED ABOARD THE "MAGGA DAN", FAMOUS FOR PREVIOUS TRIPS INTO POLAR REGIONS. THE CARGO INCLUDED DOG KENNELS TO HOUSE HUSKIES AT THE BASE CAMP. THEN, TO THE WAVES OF RELATIVES ON THE QUAYSIDE, THE EXPEDITION SAILED AWAY.

    ANTARCTICA IS CERTAIN TO BE THE SETTING FOR A NUMBER OF EXPEDITIONS AND SURVEYS DURING THE COMING SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE SUMMER. TEN SCIENTISTS LEFT THE AMUNDSEN-SCOTT POLAR BASE TO SAY IN THREE "SNO-CAT" TRACKED VEHICLES ON A TRIP WHICH WILL TAKE THEM INTO THE LARGEST REMAINING UNEXPLORED REGION OF ANTARCTICA. BY JANUARY, THIS EXPEDITION WILL APPROACH THE POLE OF INACCESSIBILITY -- THE POINT ON THE CONTINENT FARTHEST FROM THE SEA. THE PARTY WILL DETERMINE THE DEPTH OF THE ICE-CAP,THE NATURE OF THE LAND BENEATH, AND STUDY THE PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF THE SNOW, ICE AND SUB-GLACIAL ROCKS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1H4ZYORFKO7T77O6XJMJFSA7B
    Media URN:
    VLVA1H4ZYORFKO7T77O6XJMJFSA7B
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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