Admiral Byrd's expedition to the South Pole.
Unissued / unused materials.
Shots taken during Admiral Byrd's expedition to the South Pole, Antarctic.
L/S one of the ships of the task force. L/S Captain George Dufek being transferred from one ship to another by breeches buoy. The line suddenly snaps and he falls into sea. C/U. turbulent sea. L/S as he is picked up by a boat. C/U jet-propelled RAD seaplane taking off from the USS Philippine to fly to the base camp. M/S Stars and Stripes flag being hoisted over the frozen wastes.
Date given on old record is 19/05/1947.