'The story of camp Century: The city under ice' Location of Camp Century on a map of Greenland. Distance of the camp from North Pole. United States Army engineers arrive in Greenland in 1959 to set up Camp Century. Officers survey the snow covered area Engineer looks through leveling instrument. A scale shows the thickness of snow on the ground. Men erect flags to demarcate the boundary for Camp Century. Convoy of sleds carrying construction, food and other supplies arrives, cranes unload supply boxes. Wanigans also bring in supply boxes. Men with sled dogs on their backs enter wanigans and a caterpillar tractor pulls a series of wanigans. Men board polar cabs. Light aircraft lifts off. A cook in a kitchen inside a vehicle cuts meat. Soldiers being served food, men sleep in navy bunks. A convoy on the move.
United States Army engineers construct Camp Century in Greenland. Diesel tankers pulled by tractor trailers cross ice covered fields to Camp Century in Greenland. Tractors enter maintenance shop at the camp. At the maintenance shop men work on vehicles. The United States Marine Fiddler ship arrives at a port with supplies. A vapor container for the nuclear reactor placed on a tractor to be transported to the camp. Other supplies transported to the camp area. A flat bottomed sled carries vapor container, Colonel checks the loadings. At the camp men work on steel arches, unload supplies and reassemble them. Shipment boxes opened, a tractor moves into a tunnel. Vapor container moves in a steel beamed building as a tractor tows it from the front and the back.
United States Army engineers construct Camp Century in Greenland. A doctor examines a patient at a dispensary in Camp Century, Greenland. A man in a lab looks through a microscope. A priest conducts a service at a chapel as men offer prayers. A man checks food boxes at a deep freeze. Food blended, baked at a kitchen and men eat their meals. A man enters a quarter. Men read magazines, rest and smoke in their quarters. Scientists from Polar research and development program board a vehicle. A man with a sled dog waves as the vehicle pulls away.
Overseas activities of U.S. Coast Guard in World War 2. View from ship bow in heavy North Atlantic seas. A map shows Greenland. U.S. Coast Guard Coast Guard Cutter in Greenland waters with mountains and snow behind. U.S. Coast Guard officers conferring with Danish Naval officer. James K. Penfield, first United States consul in Greenland, being brought ashore by U.S. Coast Guard officers. Coast Guardsmen supplying food and supplies to natives of Greenland. Views of Greenland's Cryolite mine with men rappelling down its sides. Coast Guardsmen, released from U.S. service, and employed as armed guards, by the Government of Greenland, are seen protecting the Cryolite mine. Topographic survey of Greenland being conducted by Coast Guard personnel. Coast Guard two-place Bi-wing float plane is seen at rest in harbor and then later taking off.. U.S. Coast Guardsmen install, and test fire,a 3 inch gun, to protect a Greenland harbor. Coast guardsmen capture and occupy radio stations planted by Germans in Greenland. Newspaper from December 14,1944 describes how three German Arctic expeditions were broken up by the U.S. Coast Guard. A ship is torpedoed and burns in convoy of ships in North Atlantic Captain of another ship observes through binoculars. Several crew members are rescued from a raft. Coast Guard Cutter fires depth charges. Ships fire deck guns and antiaircraft guns against enemy. Destroyer Escort Savage (DE-386) at sea, manned by U.S. Coast Guard crew.. Admiral Russell R. Waesche decorates Coast Guardsmen. Coast Guard Cutter "Hamilton", the first American warship torpedoed in the Atlantic in WWII. Commandant Russell Waesche gives a statement in Washington D.C.
United States aircraft lands at construction site of Camp Century in Greenland. Polar cabs also arrive and officers greet each other. Officers at a meeting discuss the plans for construction of the Camp. A senior officer presides over the meeting and an animation of the camp indicates communication trench, area for housing, support facilities. Officer smokes a cigar as he conducts the meeting.
A snow milling machine cuts trenches to construct Camp Century in Greenland. Men of United States Army engineers put planks on shoulder of a trench. A sled dog helps out men. Trench cut by snow milling machine. Men place overlapping steel arches on the trenches to cover them. Men cut snow bricks. Engineers cut passage inside the tunnel with a shovel and men level the floor. Wood planks being placed a few feet above the ground. A vehicle carries pre fabricated sections to the tunnel and men place these sections to construct a camp unit. A man draws up electrical wires. Officer marks the completed unit on a map. Men build a snow brick wall at the entrance of the tunnel. Snow pushed into the doorway by a machine. A man and a dog get down the stairs at the entrance of the trench.