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German educational film: Alfred Wegener and The Greenland Expedition

Film | Accession Number: 2002.189.1 | RG Number: RG-60.3660 | Film ID: 2602

This is part one of a three part film of which USHMM has all three parts. (Film IDs 2587, 2591, and 2602). Footage of Alfred Wegener and his crew as they embark on the first phase of their journey (via ship) to Greenland to explore the island. CU of Wegener, smoking a pipe, and another crew member on the ship's deck. VS of the cargo being loaded and unloaded from the ship, the cargo included supplies, food, horses, etc. MCU of the ships helm, the ship is named the Gustav Holm. VS of the icy waters that the ship encounters. The natives of the island come to meet the ship at its port of call, and to help unload all of the equipment. VS of the men jumping from one chunk of floating ice to another in order to carry the equipment to shore. VS, Wegener and crew setting up their base camp near the shore, panoramic views of the shoreline and the snow capped mountains in the distant BG. Portions of the crew begin the journey into the icy mountains, still transporting some equipment by sea.

Genre
Instructional
Duration
00:11:26
Event Date
1930-1931
Locale
Greenland
Language
Mute
Genre/Form
Instructional.
Credit
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Steven Zabin
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Record last modified: 2018-04-26 13:41:57
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