Antarctic Expedition of U.S. Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd. Total darkness for six months on the Antarctic Pole. Two men stand in a room in the camp area named 'Little America'. One man wears a thick coat. They read the difference of the temperatures between the New York City and Little America. A difference of 168 degrees is noted between the temperatures of two places. A provision storehouse. A man walks through a corridor built of snow to the store house. He takes out a food box. Sled dogs are dressed in warm clothes. Men seated around a table and dress the dogs.
The sun rises in the South Pole at 'Little America'. Men look at the rising sun during Antarctic Expedition. U.S. Navy Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd and his team raise American, British and Norwegian flags in honor of Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen. Snow is shoveled away from the windows of a hut. A man sleep in a bunk bed wakes up as the sunlight comes in he pulls a clothesline towards his bed to retrieve his boots. Books lined on shelves in the background. Team members put newborn Husky puppies onto the snow, arranging them in front of a miniature dog sled. The mother dog quickly picks up each puppy in here mouth to bring them back into her dog house to warm them.
U.S. Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd in Antarctica during an expedition. A Fokker plane being fueled. The plane taxis and flies. Several men gathered as the plane takes off. Doctor Gould and other men leave for Rockefeller mountains in the aircraft. Doctor Gould and other men stand on snow. A blizzard strikes them. The plane is torn from its moorings. The plane is torn and the exploring party is stranded. The blizzard strikes the camp area 'Little America'. A man operates a radio. A search party being organized for the stranded party. U.S. Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd heads the search party. A Fairchild plane being warmed up and flies to the stranded party's rescue. Doctor Gould and other men ration the food and drink and eat. The rescue party reaches them and a radio message is flashed from the rescue aircraft to the camp area. Men in the radio room of the camp area. The giant aircraft being sheltered from blizzards. Hangar built from snow for the aircraft.
Antarctic Expedition of U.S. Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd. Two huts being built deep into the snow. Men dig a connecting tunnel. The men work with spades. Men wear thick coats. The tunnel being lined with several boxes. A blizzard strikes the camp. Sled dogs covered with snow flakes. Snow covers the supply boxes. Men dig snow in the blizzard. Radio tower erected in the camp area. The permanent huts with cloth lined walls buried and built deep into the snow in 'Little America'.
Antarctic Expedition of U.S. Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd. The camp area is called as 'Little America'. Total darkness for six months on the Antarctic Pole. Light sleds being built for the polar flight. Men use equipment to build the sleds. Concentrated food pemmican being packed in measured rations for a crew of four men. The investigating parties go and explore the barrier ice. They take torches with them. Hills and bottomless chasms. The men return back to the camp area. Their coats are covered with snow. Several men seated at a table. Men read wireless messages from home. Two men sit and read news about their children.
U.S. Navy Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd's Antarctic Expedition. Admiral Byrd seated in a camp area with a group of men. The camp area is called 'Little America'. Admiral Byrd and others map a Polar flight. They organize the polar flight in detail and plan the route to be taken for the flight. Chief Pilot Bernt Balchen, Relief pilot and radio operator Harold June with Admiral Byrd. Doctor Laurence Gould being given instructions about his 400 mile trek to establish emergency depots.