Documentary titled "The Secret Land" on the U.S. polar expedition,Operation High Jump.
United States USA Date:1950 Duration:6 min 2 sec Sound:Yes
Documentary titled "The Secret Land" on the U.S. polar expedition,Operation High Jump. Shows U.S. Capitol, White House in Washington DC and aerial scenes of the National Mall area. U.S. Secretary of Navy James Forrestal makes a speech explaining the purpose of the polar expedition. Chief of U.S. Naval operations Chester W. Nimitz talks to U.S. Navy officers in his office. The Norfolk Naval base in Virginia. U.S. Navy officers and personnel aboard a vessel. Sailors prepare huskies (sledge dogs) in New Hampshire, for the polar expedition. Convoy of U.S. ships and several other vessels leave the naval base and head for the expedition. Animated map shows designated landing zone in Antarctica. Helicopters and planes will serve as scouts and transportation medium for the expedition.
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