[The White continent]

United Kingdom, 1951

Film
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In late 1949, a joint expedition planned by the Governments of Britain, Norway and Sweden left for Queen Maude Land on the Antarctic continent - this was to be the first truly international expedition to the Antarctic. The film covers the first stage of the journey, from departure point in Europe to the establishment of the base camps and later withdrawal of the ship’s party, leaving the groups of scientists to their study of the unknown world of ice and snow. Photography by Tom Stobart.

Credits

production company

Crown Film Unit

Language

English

Duration

00:19:40:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

30433

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Antarctica

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Antarctica - Discovery and exploration

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Explorers - Antarctica

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → International cooperation

History → Antarctica - History

History → Explorers - Antarctica

History → Great Britain - History - 20th century

History → History

History → Norway - History

History → Sweden - History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Scientific expeditions

Places → Antarctica

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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