Little America Antarctica Date:1929 Duration:5 min 29 sec Sound:NO SOUND
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.
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