French Antarctic expedition in ship 'Le Commandant Charcot'.
Unissued / Unused material.
French ship 'Le Commandant Charcot' goes on Antarctic expedition.
MS sailor on deck of the ship in foreground, there is an iceberg in background. LS iceberg. MS nose of ship 'Le Commandant Charcot' sailing through chunks of ice. MS sailor looking over side of ship as it cuts through ice flow.
Elevated LS stern of ship showing passage through the ice, a plane is seen on deck. MS side of ship cutting through ice. MS large iceberg. Various shots 'plane landing on clear patch of water. CU keel of ship cutting through ice. MS the ship with ice all round. MS crow's nest of the ship. LS the ship. LS a flock of penguins running along. Various shots of seals on the ice. Aerial shot of the ship anchored off Adelie Land during warmer weather. LS two boat loads of men leaving parent ship to go ashore.
MS beached ship with crew on shore. LS man walking over snow. A caterpillar-track truck is seen in background. MS a colony of penguins among the rocks. MS a husky dog settling down by rock, pan over buildings of settlement. MS man standing on rock from which the French flag flies.