• Short Summary

    US troops at Fort St John work on a new road connecting Canada and America with Alaska.

  • Description

    Titles read: "HIGHWAY TO ALASKA".

    British Columbia, Canada.

    Various shots of US troops at the snow-covered army camp of Fort St John. The cook has a shaved head, with just a V-shaped bit of hair (V for victory) left at the front. Soldiers line up outside and eat their food, wearing heavy coats.

    Colonel Hoge is seen coming out of a building. He is in command of a construction of a new road connecting the United States with Alaska. Several shots of troops working on the road, chopping logs and using digging trucks and heavy machinery in the snow.

    At Fort Nelson, we see soldiers building log cabins for living quarters.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1324.08
    Media URN:
    43777
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:59:00 / 01:10:04:00
    Canister:
    42/31

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