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Aerial views of snow and ice covered peaks and frozen areas of Arctic Region within the U.S. Air Force Northeast Air Command

From U.S. Air Force Northeast Air Command digest. Aerial views from USAF aircraft of snow covered mountain peaks and lakes in remote Northeast regions. View of frozen river and partially frozen rivers. Glacier calving and ice falls into water in the Arctic region. View of stark regions north of Newfoundland, into the heart of the arctic. Ice and rock areas and glaciers. Narrator indicates that temperatures are sometimes as low as 80 degrees below zero.

Date: 1954
Duration: 5 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Information about unidentified airplanes is transmitted in the United States.

A public television program by the U.S. Army entitled 'The Big Picture.' U.S. troops are seen hunkered down and looking through binoculars in a defensive position in Korea, during the Korean War. American soldiers riding atop a Sherman tank on a city street in Germany, during World War II. Ski troops moving across snowy hill in Alaska. U.S. Army amphibious assault training on a beach in Puerto Rico. Army Master Sergeant Stuart Queen, narrator, speaks about America's defense against threat of atomic attack in these times of lukewarm peace. View of mountainous region in Alaska. A cluster of Cup'it Eskimo dwellings is seen on Nunivak Island, in the Bering Sea. Several of the local inhabitants are fishing through holes cut in the ice. Vapor trails are seen from Soviet aircraft flying at high altitude. A sign on a tarpaulin displaying logo of the Army Signal Corps, reads,"Alaska Communication System, Long Distance Commercial Telephone-Telegraph." A tracked vehicle carries a soldier to a facility posting a sign reading, "Alaska Communications System Receiver Station." Several tall antennas loom above the site. The soldier, dressed in arctic gear, steps from the tracked vehicle and walks past several snow shoes, standing upright in the snow, to enter a white wooden building. Inside, a man in civilian clothes works at a battery of telecomunications equipment. He transmits a message about the aircraft sighting, to the Alaska Communication System facility in Fairbanks Alaska (briefly shown) by means of a telegraph key. From there it is relayed to a Signal Corps facility, shown, in Washington, DC. A soldier is seen Inside that facility, in a room filled with computers and telecommunications equipment. A Sergeant handles paper tape messages being sent ant received by teletype. Another soldier plugs connections into a communications switchboard. Next, the camera pans over the entrance to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, in the Pentagon. More views of soldiers attending banks of teletype machines. Animated map displays paths of orders being transmitted to U.S. Air Defense Centers in San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, New York, and Atlanta. View from control room, of several U.S. Air Force F-94 Fighter Interceptor aircraft on an airfield ramp. A controller activates a Klaxon horn and pilots on alert, in the Fighter Interceptor Squadron ready room, jump up and scramble to their aircraft. A pair of F-94s taking off. One is number 51-5385. Next, a U.S. Navy F-9 fighter plane is seen taking off from an airfield. It displays tail code AE. It is followed by another F-9 aircraft.

Date: 1954
Duration: 3 min 39 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Assistant Secretary of Commerce Claude Huston and local Arctic people jump on high jump trampoline in the Arctic region.

Assistant Secretary of Commerce Claude Huston visits the Arctic region to study Arctic fisheries and fur seals. A group of local Arctic people jumps on a high jump trampoline. Young children surround the trampoline. Claude Huston jumps on the high jump trampoline. Claude Huston hands over a box to a woman in winter clothing.

Date: 1922
Duration: 1 min 34 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Assistant Secretary of Commerce Claude Huston awards the local Arctic people for winning a game in the Arctic region.

Assistant Secretary of Commerce Claude Huston with local Arctic people during his visit to the Arctic region. A string with a weight at its end hanging from a pole. The local people one by one jump and hit the weight with their legs. The winners are awarded by Claude Huston. Men, women and children watching in the background. A local man dances on the beats of a drum.

Date: 1922
Duration: 1 min 19 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
George Hubert Wilkins and Lincoln Ellsworth put on their jackets during an expedition in Arctic region.

United States submarine Nautilus O-12 (SS-73) in the Polar Arctic region during a polar expedition. Men load supplies onto Nautilus. George Hubert Wilkins and Lincoln Ellsworth and others stand and chat. Wilkins and Ellsworth along with another crew members put on their jackets and caps to protect themselves from cold during an expedition in the Arctic region.

Date: 1931
Duration: 1 min 22 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Activities aboard United States submarine Nautilus O-12 (SS-73) during an expedition in the Arctic region.

United States submarine Nautilus in the Arctic region during a polar expedition. A diver moves down a ladder into the sea along the side of Nautilus in the Arctic region during a polar expedition. A man washes dishes inside the submarine. Food laid out on a table as a man serves. George Hubert Wilkins reads a book as he lies in a bunk bed. Men at the bow of the submarine. A man in the engine room works with wires. Men at the bow of the submarine.

Date: 1931
Duration: 2 min 15 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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