Operation Muskox in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Canadian Army men and vehicles during Operation Muskox, the largest military exercise in the Canadian Arctic. Men and military snow mobiles on a snow covered area. A man wearing winter gear on a snowmobile. A dog in the driving, wind-blown snow. The 4 and 1/2 ton snowmobiles are covered with snow. Tents in the background. A man inside a snow mobile which serves for transportation and as a home, a office and a headquarters. The man reading a newspaper and drinking from a cup. A man having a haircut. The snow mobiles moving in the snow. One of them pulling a trailer. The vehicles and the men move along a road during their return journey after traveling 3200 miles in the expedition. Two men standing beside a vehicle enjoying a bottled drink, possibly beer. Army men atop the vehicles are greeted by a large crowd in Edmonton. View of downtown Edmonton street. The Operation Muskox treaded snowmobiles moving along the city street. People gathered on the sides of a road. John C. Bowen, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, shaking hands with Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Douglas Baird, who led the Canadian Army in the Cold War expedition. Other officers standing behind them.
Animated map shows propsed course of the U.S. Army Air Corps (USAAC) Alaskan flight, originating in Washington, DC, United States, and heading northwest, across North America, to Alaska. It shows progress to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Next, Canadians are seen waving skywards, and scene shifts to aerial views of the expedition's Martin YB-10 aircraft flying in formation. On the ground at Edmonton, a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman (RCMP) sits on horseback and talks with one of the fliers. A large crowd of visiters surround YB-10 aircraft parked on display, at an airfield. Several RCMP on horseback patrol the area. The animated map tracks the Alaskan Flight to Prince George, Canada. YB-10s are seen again, flying in formation. View out window of one showing snow-covered mountains.
King George and Queen Elizabeth visit disabled soldiers in Edmonton, Alberta. The King and the Queen receive a royal welcome from ex-servicemen as they stop during their tour at the University Hospital. The Queen speaks to the soldiers. A soldier holds a United Kingdom flag in his hand.
Canadian fur farmers exhibit fox and mink coats at the Annual Fur Breeders' Exhibition, Alberta. Various mammals in jungle. Woman with a fox. A man catches an animal for fur from the farm and ties his mouth. Fox ear reads '11BA'. A farmer watches the hoof of a small mammal. Animals kept in cages. Fur farmers exhibit the animals for mink coat and fur in the pre coat stage. People select the animals.
Slate lists planned flight legs of U.S. Army Air Corps aircraft as: Washington DC to Edmonton, Alberta; Fairbanks Alaska to Seattle Washington; and Washington DC to San Diego California. Another slate explains that under command of Lieutenant Colonel H.H. Arnold,ten B-12 bombers demonstrate their capabilities in an 18,000 mile flight. Lt. Col Henry H. Arnold, U.S. Army Air Corps, stands in front of a large map on which planned flights are charted. Sign behind him identifies "Engineering Office," at Patterson Field. Arnold uses pointer to show the routings to another officer who has joined him. The next sequence shows Arnold describing the flight plans to more participants, using more charts. Camera pans across ten assembled Army personnel. Lt. Col. Arnold poses with 15 aviators in front of a YB-12 bomber (displaying air intake on port side of engine). Camera pans over eighteen mechanics and ground crewmen posed in front of the bomber. Symbol of eagle superimposed over map of alaska, is painted on side of forward fuselage. Arnold discussing the mission with Army officers and civilian officials, as they walk past a YB-10 (with air intakes atop the cowlings). Camera pans across Patterson field ramp, where officials, automobiles, YB-10 aircraft, and local civilian workers, including several women, are seen. Crew chief seen refueling a YB-10 with long hose from an underground fuel tank installed at edge of the ramp.
A board reads "Suffield Experimental Station" near Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. A hangar like building. People look at small missiles. Men wire dummy soldiers. A man sees through binoculars. TNT explosion taken place. Smoke rises.