• Short Summary

    Rear Admiral Byrd leads an American expedition to the South Pole.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Antarctic Expedition"

    VS of ship of American Antarctic expedition sailing through ice bound seas.

    MS of whales in water near ice flow.

    Shots of the ship at anchor in ice.

    Small group of men on ice prepare equipment for journey. The other ship of the expedition lowers a small sea plane into the water.

    Shots of seaplane taking off.

    Shots of water and ice.

    Shots of men with local wildlife - seals and penguins.

    A large four wheeled vehicle is unloaded from one of the ships. Byrd is planning to drive to the South Pole.

    Note: Commander Byrd is also known as Captain Byrd or Admiral Richard E Byrd.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1041.02
    Media URN:
    20679
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:54:00 / 01:02:00:00
    Canister:
    40/27

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