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  • Short Summary

    New air route is charted over the North Pole.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    Inauguration of North Pole air passenger route.

    Various shots plotting route and making calculations. MS of the plane, various shots as it is fuelled up. MS's food being prepared in the bakers. MS cake with 'Over the Pole' written on it. Various shots as navigator says goodbye to his wife. MS's crew boarding plane. CU baggage being collected from rack.

    MS's crew looking out of cockpit window. MS tape going through machine and telegraph printing. MS looking over North Pole. CU propellors. MS crew planning route. CU big radar dish. MS aerial and windsock. Various shots big mast.

    MS ship in choppy seas. MS man looking out. MS rough seas. Interior shots of ship. Various shots as weather balloon is released. Various shots as meteorologists track and chart the balloon. MS ship in the sea. Pan across and up mast in Point Barrow, the northerly point of Alaska. Various shots local children watching. MS men with measuring instruments. Various shots broadcasting results. LS tower.

    MS pilots of plane. MS man charting position. MS ship in ice. LS plane flying over. Various shots plane in flight over North Pole and others charting position. CU telegraph printing out. CU book of maps. Pan down instruments to microphone. MS woman talking to pilot through microphone. Various shots plane flying over North Pole.

    Cataloguer's note: Story continued on *PM2852*.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:58:00 / 02:04:03:00
    UN 2932 D

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