• Short Summary

    Nice film about USS Nautilus sailing under the North Pole ice floe.

  • Description

    Pinewood Stock Can material.

    Title reads: "The Nautilus Crosses The Top Of The World". American voiceovered material.

    VS of explorers setting camp in the Arctic. VS of plane flying over the North Pole. Aerial views of Arctic Ocean. VS of icebreaker ship trying to break through ice floe. VS of helicopter flying over ice. VS of ice covered nuclear powered submarine in Arctic waters. MS of flock of seagulls.

    CU Map showing Arctic. VS of the launching of USS Nautilus SSN 571 by Mrs Mamie Eisenhower - this is the first nuclear powered sub. VS of sailors coming aboard. VS of crew inside submarine. MS of Rear Admiral Hyman G. Rickover of the US Navy. CU of Admiral Rickover demonstrating on a model how the Atomic reactor powers the engine of the sub. VS of Nautilus underway on the surface.

    LS of the White House, Washington DC, United States of America (USA). VS of President Dwight D Eisenhower presenting medals to Commander W F Anderson of the Nautilus. The medal is for sailing the submarine under the Arctic icecap. CU of map showing route. Anderson points to map. He talks to the press about the trip. VS of shots from sub. VS of crew inside the sub working and relaxing. Good shots in canteen. MS of sailors having radioactivity checks. VS of crew relaxing. Shots of crew at work. CU of map. VS of Nautilus surfacing.

    N.B. Sound quality poor in places - MD.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pinewood stock cans
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:01:00 / 01:50:27:00
    PSC 45 A

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