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    An expedition to the North Pole begins its first stage by boat from Falmouth, Cornwall.

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    Item title reads - By airship to the North Pole? Algarsson North Polar Expedition leaves on first leg of great adventure. Falmouth, Cornwall.

    M/S of the ship in the harbour, it has huge masts. M/S as the camera pans along the side of it as it sails along. M/S of two men sat on deck plotting the course on a map, they also hold up a horse shoe for good luck.

    Intertitle - ' Grettier Algarsson, Leader of North Polar Expedition.' C/U of his face, he laughs.

    Intertitle - 'Captain F.A. Worsley - of "Endurance and Quest fame."' C/U of him speaking, he looks at the camera.

    Intertitle - 'H. Humphreys, R.A.F. will pilot the blimp.' C/U of him laughing and smoking a cigarette.

    Intertitle - 'J. Marr, M.A., B.Sce. "Scout Marr" of the Shackleton Expedition.' C/U of him smoking a cigarette.

    L/S of the ship sailing along, various shots as it sails near the coast.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:25:00 / 01:50:18:00
    G 1181

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