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Historic Films Arctic Antarctic Admiral Byrd Operation Highjump updated 2016 RICHARD E BYRD "DISCOVERY" 1933-34 EXPEDITION PART 1 74322 Also known as "Into Little America", this film shows Admiral Richard E. Byrd's second expedition to the South Pole. Paramount Pictures sent two cameramen along to film this expedition, and appears to have liberally re-created certain aspects of the journey (as the set pieces at the start of the film demonstrate). Ont his second expedition, in 1934, Byrd spent five winter months alone operating a meteorological station, Advance Base, from which he narrowly escaped with his life after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning from a poorly ventilated stove. Unusual radio transmissions from Byrd finally began to alarm the men at the base camp, who then attempted to go to Advance Base. The first two trips were failures due to darkness, snow, and mechanical troubles. Finally, Thomas Poulter, E.J. Demas, and Amory Waite arrived at Advanced Base, where they found Byrd in poor physical health. The men remained at Advanced Base until 12 October when an airplane from the base camp picked up Dr. Poulter and Byrd. The rest of the men returned to base camp with the tractor. This expedition is described by Byrd in his autobiography "Alon"e. It is also commemorated in a U.S. postage stamp issued at the time, and a considerable amount of mail using it was sent from Byrd's base at Little America, which was powered by a Jacobs Wind 2.5 kW. Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Jr., USN (25 October 1888 – 11 March 1957) was an American naval officer who specialized in feats of exploration. He was a pioneering American aviator, polar explorer, and organizer of polar logistics. Aircraft flights, in which he served as a navigator and expedition leader, crossed the Atlantic Ocean, a segment of the Arctic Ocean, and a segment of the Antarctic Plateau. Byrd claimed that his expeditions had been the first to reach the North Pole and the South Pole by air. However, the majority of polar experts are now of the opinion that Roald Amundsen has the first verifiable claim to each pole. Byrd was a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the highest honor for heroism given by the United States. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." U.S. NAVY IN ANTARCTICA THE SECRET LAND REEL 1 of 2 24972 The Secret Land is a 1948 American documentary film about an American expedition code-named "Operation High Jump" to explore Antarctica. It won the Academy Award for Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. This documentary, filmed entirely by military photographers, recounts the U.S. Navy's 1946-47 expedition to Antarctica, known as Operation High Jump. The expedition was under the overall command of Admiral Richard E. Byrd, no stranger to the Antarctic. This was a large undertaking involving 13 ships and over 4000 thousand men. The fleet departed from Norfolk, Virginia traveling through the Panama canal and then southward to their final destination. The trip through the ice pack was fraught with danger and forced the submarine that was part of the fleet to withdraw. The trip was a success meeting all of its scientific goals. The film is narrated by three Hollywood stars, all of whom served in the US Navy: Robert Taylor, Robert Montgomery and Van Heflin. In 1946, the U.S. Navy launches "Operation Highjump" to explore and map the Antarctic region and, in the process, test men, ships and equipment against the harsh climate. Chester W. Nimitz, Chief of Naval Operations, directs the expedition. Three groups make up the expedition: The central land-plane group, headed by Rear-Admiral Richard E. Byrd, will explore and map the interior from a base in Little America, while two other groups will explore and map the eastern and western coasts. The teams must finish their work before the end of the brief Antarctic summer. In addition to scientific equipment and other supplies, the ships carry sled dogs to provide land transportation. At the equator, men and dogs who have never crossed the equator are initiated in humorous King Neptune ceremonies. When strong storms hit the ships in the southern hemisphere, many sailors are injured and several seaplanes are lost. The rough seas prevent the central group from landing at Scott Island, but despite this setback, the men onboard celebrate Christmas with a traditional dinner and gifts. The central group now depends on an icebreaker to cut a path through the ice pack in the Ross Sea to the Bay of Whales and the base at Little America on the Ross Ice Shelf. Meanwhile, the western group has reached Peter Island. From there, seaplanes scout the coast, where they find explorer Robert Scott's former camp. The progress of the central group is hampered by ice, and the submarine accompanying the ships is caught between two ice flows. The icebreaker returns to free the submarine, which is sent home. While the western group waits for the icebreaker's return, they observe and capture for further study penguins, seals and other Antarctic wildlife. When the central group reaches Little America, the explorers unload their equipment and, making use of the twenty-four-hour summer daylight, quickly build a tent city and airstrips. Admiral Byrd flies in on the first airplane, which lands perfectly, but the remaining planes must take off at night in order to beat an approaching storm. After the blizzard clears, ice is cleaned off the planes, and a man crawls down a shaft to an earlier base buried under the snow. The cold, dry air of Antarctica has perfectly preserved the supplies that were left behind. While mapping expeditions fly over the land, divers test cold-water survival suits in the frigid ocean. On flights from their base in the Bellany Islands, the eastern group spots Mt. Aramis, the only active volcano near the South pole, and near the Shakleton Ice Shelf, the explorers discover 500 miles of snowless land heated by warm water lakes, which they name Bunger's Oasis. The short summer is ending, and the fleet near Little America is becoming frozen in the ice. After the fleet is freed by an icebreaker, it departs, leaving behind Byrd and some volunteers to continue explorations by air. During the eastern group's mapping of the Phantom Coast, mountains made of coal are discovered. A crew is lost during one flight, and after a search of two weeks, the survivors are found. Three men die in the crash and one, badly burned, loses his legs to frostbite. The icebreaker returns to pick up Byrd and his men, and the successful expedition returns home, having learned much about this largely unknown territory. Admiral Richard Byrd Crashes Plane Near Paris & South Pole 1928 84710e HD This short silent film dates to 1927-28, and shows Admiral Richard Byrd's activities at this time, mounting a polar expedition and vying for one of aviation's grandest prizes. Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr., USN (25 October 1888 -- 11 March 1957) was an American naval officer who specialized in feats of exploration. He was a pioneering American aviator, polar explorer, and organizer of polar logistics. Aircraft flights, in which he served as a navigator and expedition leader, crossed the Atlantic Ocean, a segment of the Arctic Ocean, and a segment of the Antarctic Plateau. Byrd claimed that his expeditions had been the first to reach the North Pole and the South Pole by air. However, majority of polar experts are now of the opinion that Roald Amundsen has the first verifiable claim to each pole. Byrd was a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the highest honor for heroism given by the United States. In 1927 Byrd was one of several aviators who attempted to win the Orteig Prize in 1927 for making the first nonstop flight between the United States and France. During a practice takeoff with Tony Fokker at the controls and Bennett in the co-pilots seat, the Fokker Trimotor airplane, America, crashed, severely injuring Bennett and slightly injuring Byrd. As the plane was being repaired, Charles Lindbergh won the prize by completing his historic flight on May 21, 1927. But Byrd continued with his quest, naming Balchen to replace Bennett as chief pilot. Byrd, Balchen, Acosta, and Noville flew from Roosevelt Field East Garden City, New York on 29 June 1927. Arriving over France, cloud cover prevented a landing in Paris; they returned to the coast of Normandy and, as seen in this film, crash landed near the beach at Ver-sur-Mer without fatalities on 1 July 1927. In 1928, Byrd began his first expedition to the Antarctic involving two ships, and three airplanes: Byrd's Flagship was The City of New York (a Norwegian sealing ship previously named Samson that had come into fame as a ship in the vicinity of Titanic when the latter was sinking); a Ford Trimotor called the Floyd Bennett (named after the recently deceased pilot of Byrd's previous expeditions); a Fairchild FC-2W2, NX8006, built 1928, named "Stars And Stripes" (now displayed at the Virginia Aviation Museum, on loan from the National Air and Space Museum); and a Fokker Universal monoplane called the Virginia (Byrd's birth state). A base camp named "Little America" was constructed on the Ross Ice Shelf and scientific expeditions by snowshoe, dog-sled, snowmobile, and airplane began. Photographic expeditions and geological surveys were undertaken for the duration of that summer, and constant radio communications were maintained with the outside world. After their first winter, their expeditions were resumed, and on 28 November 1929, the famous flight to the South Pole and back was launched. Byrd, along with pilot Bernt Balchen, co-pilot/radioman Harold June, and photographer Ashley McKinley, flew the Ford Trimotor to the South Pole and back in 18 hours, 41 minutes. They had difficulty gaining enough altitude, and they had to dump empty gas tanks, as well as their emergency supplies, in order to achieve the altitude of the Polar Plateau. However, the flight was successful, and it entered Byrd into the history books. As a result of his notoriety, Byrd was promoted to the rank of rear admiral by a special act of Congress on December 21, 1929. As he was only 41 years old at the time, this promotion made Byrd the youngest admiral in the history of the United States Navy. (Note - Some sources claim that the distinction of being the youngest admiral in the history of the US Navy belongs to Elmo Zumwalt but Zumwalt was 44 years old at the time of his promotion to rear admiral.) After a further summer of exploration, the expedition returned to North America on 18 June 1930. A 19-year-old American Boy Scout, Paul Allman Siple, was chosen to accompany the expedition. Unlike the 1926 flight, this expedition was honored with the gold medal of the American Geographical Society. This was also seen in the film With Byrd at the South Pole (1930) which covered his trip there. Byrd, by then an internationally recognized, pioneering American polar explorer and aviator, served for a time as Honorary National President (1931--1935) of Pi Gamma Mu, the international honor society in the social sciences. In 1928, he carried the Society's flag during a historic expedition to the Antarctic to dramatize the spirit of adventure into the unknown, characterizing both the natural and social sciences. videos: 1950s U.S. NAVY ICEBREAKER DOCUMENTARY FILM 76934 (480p).mp4 Admiral Richard Byrd Crashes Plane Near Paris & South Pole 1928 84710e HD (480p).mp4 ANTARCTIC NUCLEAR REACTOR AT McMURDO STATION 26042 (480p).mp4 Command of the Seas Arctic 28420 (360p).mp4 NAUTILUS VS THE ARCTIC - Men In Crisis, USS Nautilus 23830 (480p).mp4 OPERATION HIGHJUMP 83270 (480p).mp4 Operation Ski Jump II 1953 28490 (360p).mp4 POWER FOR CONTINENT SEVEN - US Navy , McMurdo Station , PM-3A 40110 2595 (360p).mp4 RICHARD E BYRD DISCOVERY 1933-34 EXPEDITION PART 1 74322 (480p).mp4 RICHARD E BYRD DISCOVERY 1933-34 EXPEDITION PART 2 74332 (480p).mp4 SEABEES IN THE ANTARCTIC (1959) - Base Construction 40120 (480p).mp4 SURVIVAL IN THE ARCTIC TUNDRA - C-119 Flying Boxcar 21890 (480p).mp4 The Antarctic - 1939 United States Navy Photographic Report 82070 HD (480p).mp4 THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD ALASKAN PATROL 80840 (480p).mp4 U.S. NAVY IN ANTARCTICA THE SECRET LAND REEL 1 of 2 24972 (480p).mp4 U.S. NAVY IN ANTARCTICA THE SECRET LAND REEL 2 of 2 24972 (480p).mp4 USS Nautilus Arctic Passage - Operation Sunshine, North Pole 20860 HD (480p).mp4 USS NAUTILUS ARCTIC PASSAGE OPERATION SUNSHINE PART 1 2086 (360p).mp4 USS NAUTILUS ARCTIC PASSAGE OPERATION SUNSHINE PART 2 2086 (360p).mp4 USS NAUTILUS AT THE POLE NEWSREEL 2015 (360p).mp4 USS SEA DRAGON UNDER THE ICE 9004 (360p).mp4 VICTORY AT SEA THE MAGNETIC NORTH 4015 8203 (360p).mp4 ebooks: A Journey to the Earths Interior by Marshall B Gardner.pdf Admiral Byrd's Secret Journey Beyond the Poles by Tim R Swartz.pdf Baker Alan - Invisible Eagle, Thule Admiral Byrd Project.pdf Byrd expedition takes new foods to the Antarctic.pdf Byrd Letter to Judge Bennett.pdf Das Tagebuch des Admiral Byrd (german).pdf Exploring with Byrd by Richard E Byrd.pdf Goerler - To the Pole, The Diary and Notebook of Richard E Byrd.pdf Hollow Earth - Agartha (complete).pdf Little America aerial exploration in the Antarctic, the flight to the South pole.pdf Some oceanographic observations on operation HIGHJUMP final report.pdf Some studies of radio transmission over long paths made on the Byrd Antarctic expedition.pdf The fight to conquer the ends of the earth.pdf The Inner Earth Realm of Agartha.pdf The Missing Diary of Admiral Richard E Byrd.pdf tags: arctic, antarctic, expedition, Byrd, highjump, nautilus, polar, navy, Alaska
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Araka wrote:

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Do you know if there is in the package info about the beating that the Germans did to the fleet of the USA in Antarctic ?
In that occasion the NAZIS presented their flying saucer technology in a deadly manner...