Construction of the DEW Line system of early warning radar sites
United States USA Date:1959 Duration:2 min 15 sec Sound:Yes
Narrator, actor Raymond Massey, sitting at a desk, covered with models of intercepter missiles, discusses the role played by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company and its subsidiaries, Bell telephone, and Western Electric, in creating the communications undergirding the North American Air Defense System. Scene shifts to arctic and view of a Dew Line site in the snow. A Pacific Western DC-3 airplane lands on snow runway, and a ship moves through icy waters, both carrying personnel and equipment for construction of the polar early warning system. A tractor hauls cargo for the project over snowy terrain. Supplies being air-dropped from a commercial C-82 Packet aircraft. Aerial view of a depot filled with supples for the DEW line project. Carpenters and other construction workers employed on the project in severe cold and windy conditions. A man making his way toward a wooden building, during a blizzard. Men installing tall steel towers at a DEW line site on a sunny day in summer. Exterior panels being placed on the geodesic dome covering a DEW line radar antenna.
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