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Byrd Expedition members raise barricades and build shelters in Little America, Antarctica.

Members of the Byrd Expedition to Antarctica build the Little America Base camp including shelters and barricades against the strong icy winds. A man hits a stick on a pan to signal meal time. Men eat and drink at a table in the enclosure. A man takes a picture. Another one puts a flag in the ice sheet. Men dig in the snow with shovels. They raise tall planks to build a cabin. Piles of boxes. Men work as a blizzard sweeps over the ice sheet. A man completes the roof with planks. Radio towers on the ice.

Date: 1929
Duration: 2 min 25 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Members of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition raise barricades and build shelters in Little America, Antarctica.

Byrd Expedition members build Little America in Antarctica. Explorers at a camp site. Men shovel snow and pile up boxes to build a barricade against the strong icy winds. A man hits a stick on a pan to signal meal time. Men eat and drink at a table in the enclosure. A man takes a picture another one puts a flag in the ice sheet. Men dig in the snow with shovels. They raise tall planks to build a make shelters. Piles of boxes. Men work as a blizzard sweeps over the ice sheet. A man completes the roof with planks. Radio towers on the ice.

Date: 1929
Duration: 2 min 36 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Admiral Byrd's first Antarctic expedition.

Admiral Byrd and Eagle Scout of the Boy Scouts of America, Paul Siple, seen with two pipe-smoking members of the expedition, in the library of Little America, in Antarctica. Shelves of books behind them. They plan a photographic flight to the Rockefeller Mountains. Men preparing the Fokker plane and fueling it for the flight. A man stands with bags and supplies. The plane taxis and takes off. Men wave as it takes flight. Plane in the skies. The plane parked at the foot of the Rockefeller Mountains beside the crews tent. Men at a recording equipment note down readings. Two men climb uphill and put up flags. They remove rocks with an ice axe and examine them. A man takes out a pad from his bag and takes notes. A blizzard over the ice sheet. Their Fokker Super Universal aircraft is severely damaged by the blizzard. A man examines the damages radio equipment. Men takes out rations, cups, and chocolates from a bag. They sit down to eat and drink. A man opens a sleeping bag. A rescue plane lands. The men greet their rescuers.

Date: 1929
Duration: 5 min 29 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Explorers at a monument dedicated to past explorers in Antarctica.

Byrd Expedition Explorers at camp site in Antarctica. Man near a telescope on stand. man looks through the telescope and adjusts the view. A man plots a route using a compass on a map. Men walk across the snow to a point and mark it with a U.S. flag. A map shows the route between Little America and the South Pole. Men on dog sledges move across the terrain. Snow covered mountains in the background. Men walk up to a monument made up of a pile of stones, dedicated to explorers who reached this point in the past. They take off their hats as a sign of respect. A man takes out cans from this pile. The cans contain notes from various explorers. They read a note dated 14-16 December 1911, written by the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. He puts the note back into the can, closes it and replaces the same into the monument.

Date: 1929
Duration: 2 min 54 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Byrd Expedition Explorers at a monument dedicated to past explorers in Antarctica.

Byrd Expedition Explorers at camp site in Antarctica. Man near a telescope on stand. man looks through the telescope and adjusts the view. A man plots a route using a compass on a map. Men walk across the snow to a point and mark it with a U.S. flag. A map shows the route between Little America and the South Pole. Men on dog sledges move across the terrain. Snow covered mountains in the background. Men walk up to a monument made up of a pile of stones, dedicated to explorers who reached this point in the past. They take off their hats as a sign of respect. A man takes out cans from this pile. The cans contain notes from various explorers. They read a note dated 6-7 January 1912. December 1911, written by the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. He puts the note back into the can, closes it and replaces the same into the monument.

Date: 1929
Duration: 2 min 45 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Byrd Expedition party explores Rockefeller mountains. Stranded by Blizzard. Aircraft damaged. Rescued by another airplane

Admiral Byrd, Paul Siple and two other members of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition, in the library of Little America, Antarctica. They sit and plot an exploratory flight with a compass and pencil on a map. Two men smoke pipes. Men prepare their Fokker Super Universal plane and fuel it for the flight. A man stands with bags and supplies. The plane taxis and takes off. Men wave as it takes flight. Plane in the skies. The plane is parked near the crew's tent at the foot of the Rockefeller mountains. Men at a recording equipment note down readings. Two men climb uphill and put up flags. They remove rocks with an ice axe and examine them. A man takes out a pad from his bag and takes notes. A blizzard comes over the ice sheet. and wrecks their airplane. A man examines the damage to radio equipment. Men take out rations, cups, and chocolates from a bag. They sit dow to eat and drink. A man opens a sleeping bag. Another aircraft from the base camp arrives to rescue them. They celebrate.

Date: 1929
Duration: 4 min 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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