• Short Summary

    GREENLAND, the world biggest island, surrounded by some of the most dangerous water on the globe, will from monday morning november 9, be the main question on a meeting between the danish government, and USAF.

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    GREENLAND, the world biggest island, surrounded by some of the most dangerous water on the globe, will from monday morning november 9, be the main question on a meeting between the danish government, and USAF. The reason for the meeting will be the question about radio and airplane service up on the island. Denmark has build up 32 radio stations on Greenland, but it will not be enough to cover the thousand of kilometres coast line. Hundred of ships are sailing from Europe and Canada to Greenland, some for cargo, and other for fishing, very often will some of the many ship run into trouble because of the icebergs; their passing down near the coast to the Atlantic Ocean. Just a half years ago lost Denmark the passengers and cargo ship Hans Hedtoft, where over 100 people disappeared.

    Denmark will now, together with USAF trying to build up a better radio and airplane service on Greenland. USA are building the new Radar line on the island, and many airplane will be able to take part in the coast guard, and keep control with the many moving icebergs.

    The most important link will be the radio stations, their will be able to send out position about the icebergs, on job as radio technic staff on this radio stations will very often be a lonely job, fare away from other people in the dessert.

    On the summer season their will be plenty of fresh foot and meat, different animals are often been send to the radio stations from Denmark, and the staff take care of the pigs and goes as lone it will be possible, but some day the cold and snow will be over Greenland and cover the country with snow and ice. When the weather are going to exchange from summer to winter, it will be the end for the animals, the radio people has to eat them, and for a long time just be able to get tin foot.

    It will be a very well paid job on this radio stations, some of them are run by the Danish Forces, and other again by the Danish Air-Traffic Department their belongs to the state. The time for service on this stations will be a year, but some of the are closing down during the winter, and the staff on a close station are been moved to other stations down on the south of the country.

    The meeting their will began on monday will have the question about the radio service as the main question, on the programme. Denmark and USA will trying together to build up the help service on the coast.

    A visited to a radio stations on Greenland.

    On the winter their are only tin foot, but on summer their are pigs.

    Shoot of the staff given the animals foot.

    Radio staff will be able to send out all information about the movement of the icebergs.

    Shoot of the coast, where big icebergs move up and down.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2JI8LH4993HL66EZJC1PFDWOE
    Media URN:
    VLVA2JI8LH4993HL66EZJC1PFDWOE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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