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  • Short Summary

    Polar expedition sets off from New York (?).

  • Description

    Polar expedition sets off - New York, United States of America, 1920s?

    Ship's name is Chantier. Sailors loading ship. Lowering small aeroplane onto deck. Man in Air Force uniform poses w/ 2 civilian men. They walk up ramp; boarding ship; as crowds watch; several in crowd hold USA flags. (A man and a woman in the crowd strum ukuleles! Singing farewell? - SL.) Men shaking hands; posing w/ pile of cold weather clothing.

    Shots of ship moving away; going under bridge (looks like bridge over the Hudson River); seen from another ship where 3 men in FG sit below waving hats at windows. CU Man in fur snowsuit w/ hood; posing holding dog (looks pretty small for a sled dog). ECU the explorer speaking; looking at camera.

    Adventure; travel; Arctic; Antarctica. Exploration.

    Note: paperwork says 'Germany', but looks more like United States to me - SL.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:09:00 / 01:47:18:00
    ON 262 H

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