• Short Summary

    FILMED HERE IN THE SICILIAN PORT OF MAZARA DEL VALLO, A VIKING "LONG SHIP". THE?

  • Description

    FILMED HERE IN THE SICILIAN PORT OF MAZARA DEL VALLO, A VIKING "LONG SHIP". THE 75 FOOT (23 METRES) SHIP, BUILT FOR A RECENT FILM ABOUT THE VIKINGS, IS ON ITS WAY TO AMERICA AND BACK IN AN ATTEMPT TO PROVE THAT THE VIKINGS, IS ON ITS WAY TO AMERICA AND BACK IN AN ATTEMPT TO PROVE THAT THE VIKINGS DISCOVERED AMERICA LONG BEFORE COLUMBUS.

    AN INTERNATIONAL CREW OF SIX ARE MANNING THE VIKING GALLEY LED BY THE AMERICAN HISTORIAN AND ARCHAEOLOGIST, MR ROBERT MARKS. SOON AFTER THEY SAILED FROM THE NORTH ADRIATIC, A FORTNIGHT AGO, THEY WERE REPORTED MISSING AFTER NOTHING HAD BEEN HEARD OF THEM FOR FIVE DAYS, BUT THEY HAD ONLY BEEN DELAYED BY BAD WEATHER.

    NOW THE SIX MEN - TWO NORWEGIANS, ONE BRITON, TWO YUGOSLAVS AND MR MARX - ARE MAKING THEIR WAY TO LISBON. THEY WILL CROSS THE ATLANTIC TO NEW YORK AND THEN RETURN TO GREENLAND, ICELAND AND NORWAY.

    THE CREW HAVE ONLY THE FACILITIES AVAILABLE TO THE VIKINGS A THOUSAND YEARS AGO; THEIR ONLY POWER IS THE SQUARE 7 METRE SAIL AND THEIR FOOD IS THE FISH THEY CAN CATCH SUPPLEMENTED BY POTATOES. THEY DO NOT EVEN CARRY A COMPASS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADSDNTR20K4S5UDROXLYJJP91Q
    Media URN:
    VLVADSDNTR20K4S5UDROXLYJJP91Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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