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  • Short Summary

    Commander Byrd's aeroplane is flown to Canada to be tested under freezing conditions in preparation for his Polar Flight.

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    Full titles read: "American "Thoroughness" - Cmdr. Byrd's 'plane for Polar Flight flown 4,000 miles to frozen North of Canada and tested under conditions prevailing in antarctic regions."

    Detroit, Michigan, United States of America.

    M/S of Commander Byrd's aeroplane landing on the snow; various shots show men working to fix some kind of ski-runners to the wheels of the plane. M/Ss of the plane taking off and soaring up in the sky. M/S taken from the window of the plane as we fly along. C/U of two men in the cockpit; one wears a fur-trimmed hooded coat; they look back towards the camera; one must be Commander Byrd. Another shot out of the window shows one of the ski-runners moving about in the wind. M/S of the plane landing on the snow.

    M/S of the two men from the cockpit standing outside the plane; one must be Commander Byrd. L/S of two sledges being pulled by huskies past the plane.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:28:00 / 01:26:03:00
    G 1495

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