A convoy of United States troops and supplies to Iceland prior to U.S. entry into World War II.
Reykjavík Iceland Date:1941, October 20 Duration:2 min 3 sec Sound:NO SOUND
United States Naval convoy underway at a sea en route to Iceland, prior to U.S. entry into World War 2. Heavy seas flooding deck of troop transport ship. Soldiers on the deck of a ship. U.S. destroyer escorts are seen, including a 4-stacker. A U.S. flag flutters from ship's bridge. Supplies are unloaded and placed in military vehicles. Cartons of caned food and other provisions being piled up on the docks. American soldiers climb rope ladder from small boats to the dock. Sailors toss some of the supplies from small boats to others on the dock. Commander of Allied forces in Iceland, British Major General Henry Osborne Curtis, escorts U.S. Major General, Charles H. Bonsteel, in review of a unit of British soldiers. Buildings along the sides of a street in the Icelandic Capital City, Reykjavík. Civilians walk on the streets. U.S. sailors walking on sidewalks of the city. A British Hawker Hurricane aircraft landing on airstrip. A machine gun emplacement at side of the runway. Military quarters surrounded by mud. A soldier walks from row of Quonset Huts. An air alert sounds. British troops respond in armored cars equipped with mounted antiaircraft guns. Soldiers taking up positions in trenches and manning a large antiaircraft gun. A soldier aircraft spotter wearing headset and talking on radio. Beside him are charts of aircraft identification silhouettes. A formation of aircraft overhead. Waterfront scene with boats in water. A camouflaged machine gun emplacement. A sentry on duty.
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