Scenes from shell back initiation ceremonies aboard the USS Edisto in the Pacific Ocean. Sailors dressed in white robes act during the King Neptune ceremonies. They dance and entertain spectators. A sailor scrubs the ship deck. A sailor dressed as a pirate is taken away by the doctors. An officer shakes hands with the pirate. The ice-breaker USS Edisto (AG-89) was under the command of Commander E. C. Folger, USN. The ship was headed for Antartica, as part of the U.S. Navy Antarctic Development Project, a continuation of the 1947 "Operation High Jump."
Shell back initiation ceremonies underway aboard The USS Edisto in the Pacific Ocean. Ensign Nelson, dressed as a cigarette girl, sits on a ladder and hands out gum and cigarettes to the sailors. The sailors tease him about his dress. They break an egg on a Pollywog's head. Another sailor act as a dog and follows his master with a rope in his neck. Doctor Savage dressed as a doctor examines the Pollywog.
The ice-breaker USS Edisto (AG-89) was under the command of Commander E. C. Folger, USN. The ship was headed for Antartica, as part of the U.S. Navy Antarctic Development Project, a continuation of the 1947 "Operation High Jump."
Shellback initiation ceremony aboard the ice-breaker USS Edisto (AG-89), under the command of Commander E. C. Folger, USN. The ship was headed for Antartica, as part of the U.S. Navy Antarctic Development Project, a continuation of the 1947 "Operation High Jump." Commander Nutt and Mr Grace serve as officers of the deck during King Neptune's shell back ceremony. Mr Grace uses two toilet rolls as binoculars and looks through them. The crew search for Davy Jones. Mr Boffa , a civilian dressed in a costume, also looks for Davy Jones. Mr. Malcolm Davis of the Washington Zoo is seen. A pollywog officer on the deck. He reports to the officer that they could not find Davy Jones.
Excellent views of a U.S. Navy HO3S-1A helicopter. (This is the U.S. Navy version of the Sikorsky S-51, also known as an H-5). This particular helicopter is one of the first four Sikorsky S-51 helicopters ordered by the U.S. Navy in 1946 for use in Operation High Jump operations in Antarctica. The helicopter on the ship deck in the Pacific Ocean . U.S. Navy Lieutenant Tracy gets onto the helicopter. The helicopter takes off from the ship deck. The navy helicopter comes back in for a landing. Lieutenant Tracy gets off the helicopter and crew members secure it on the flight deck.
Firing of a V-2 rocket from White Sands, New Mexico. An XP-84 jet aircraft on a test flight in California. Scenes of devastation in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. An atomic bomb test conducted in Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands. Large smoke cloud rises. Americans expressing disgust with war and confidence in ability to protect against it in future. Newspaper headline about Armistice ending World War I on November 11, 1918. Victory parade in New York City. Close up view of Adolf Hitler as he speaks forcefully to a German audience. V2 rocket being launched in Germany. German Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet rocket plane in flight. Map depicting uranium deposits world wide. An XB-36 bomber in flight with landing gear extended. A huge formation of various warplanes in flight, high overhead. A wartime tank assembly plant. American army troops on parade. A United Nations meeting in session. Peaceful scenes of American soldiers in Hawaii before World War II in the Pacific. Hawaiian Hula dancers. Japanese carrier-based Aichi D3A1 dive bomber in flight during attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Bombed U.S. warships and facilities in Pearl Harbor. American Army officer and civilian discussing wisdom of maintaing large standing army. Army recruits are seen in the U.S. Army Universal Military Training Experimental Unit at Fort Knox, in 1947. They are seen in quarters, studying; taking part in sports (baseball); and attending religious services in a base chapel. Several trainees in a field tent, working with numerous tape decks in some kind of military communications activity.
U.S. Navy peace time operations in the Pacific. U.S. Navy F4U Corsair aircraft in flight. The aircraft flying in formation. Aerial view of the ground. The aircraft in flight over the clouds.