Operation Snowdrop - arctic parachute manoeuvres and mercy mission to Canada.
Unissued / Unused material.
US Army paratroops manoeuvre in arctic conditions in Operation Snowdrop. Pine Camp, New York, America. Community of Nakkovik waits for America-Canadian air mercy mission. Canada.
Various shots 16 C-82 "Flying Boxcars" in formation over trees. C/U parachutes leaving aeroplanes. L/S aeroplanes flying above drifting parachutes. L/S parachutes landing on snow-covered landscape with duffle-coated photographers in foreground. C/U parachute drifting down. L/S aerial view of parachutes landing on snow-covered terrain.
M/S small group. M/S's skis stuck in ground and parachutes lying on ground. C/U as soldiers trudge through snow, laden with kit, rifle, skis and wearing snow shoes. C/U snow shoes plodding through snow (shot by wearer) L/S group of soldiers pulling sled. L/S aerial view of snowbound wastes of Labrador. Various aerial shots of ski-equipped Royal Canadian Air Norseman landing.
M/S on ground, group surrounding aeroplane. L/S mission settlement gutted by fire (in the tiny community of Nakkovik.) M/S searching ruins of settlement. Aerial view of the settlement. L/S ground view of an American C-47 dropping food by parachute and people from the settlement rushing to collect it. M/S group around parachute. C/U distribution of food to children.