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Ice Cap

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975. [Shows] " ... the Army's fight against the rugged elements of the northland--a part of the world that must be guarded. Filmed under incredibly difficult conditions in a frozen wasteland, with danger ever present, cameras of the Signal Corps unfold the story of the United States Army Transportation Corps in Greenland working in cooperation with the Government of Denmark on projects of a scientific nature, designed to contribute to our mutual defense. Air transportation has changed the shape of the earth so that these days, the shortest distance between vital areas is over the top of the globe. This is the polar concept. Once just an idea, but today a vital reality which has necessitated a new outlook for the defense of [...]
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1954
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Operation Lead Dog

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "A combined services effort conducted in cooperation with the Danish government and commanded by the Army Transportation Corps, Operation Lead Dog started in May of 1960. First, the Army explorers spanned the icecap from coast-to-coast before moving north beyond the areas covered by Peary's travels. The 65-day journey was designed to give the Transportation Corps a good opportunity for a rigid test of their polar vehicles for endurance and mobility. Other technical services made extensive equipment tests and gathered detailed data on the previously untouched polar regions. Archaeologists accompanying the expedition discovered the remains of a Paleo Eskimo camp, believed to be over four-thousand years old. Signal Corp [...]
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1960
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Top of the World

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "This episode examines the vitally strategic importance of the Far North. Traveling pictorially from Alaska to the Northwest - across the vast reaches of Canada - and Greenland in the east, it traces the hemispheric defense and terrain which stretches unbroken by national boundaries across 'The Top of the World.'"--National Archives and Records Administration.
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1961