NoordPool-Expedite "Maud" [videorecording]. 1999.


NoordPool-Expedite "Maud" [videorecording]. 1999.

The collection consists of a 66 minute videotape copy of an original silent black and white film, "NoordPool-Expedite 'Maud'," produced by Globe Film, Rotterdam circa 1925, documenting Maud Expedition, the Norwegian North Polar expedition of 1918-1925, led by Roald Amundsen. The film has subtitles in Dutch. The video includes a title frame, Netherlands Film Museum. The film begins with a sequence of the ship MAUD in Rotterdam loading supplies circa 1918. There are close-ups of expedition members including Roald Amundsen, Capt. Oscar Wisting, Harald Ulrik Sverdrup, and L.O. Omdal. The film shows Fridtjof Nansen with his friend Haakon Hamer, and a crowd at the pier cheering as the ship hoists the Norwegian flag and departs. The film depicts the ship entering the Bering Strait, views of sea ice, and a visit to a Chukchi village. Maud's track is depicted on a map, and the progress of the vessel from July 16-27 is documented in film. The film includes views of Kaap Serdze Kamen (Mys Serdtse Kamen), Kaap Barrow (Cape Barrow) and Kaap Hoop. The film shows Harald Sverdrup taking magnetic measurements and making weather observations. The film documents a visit between the Norwegian scientists and Eskimos. The Eskimo village at Wainwright is documented, and the film includes images of Eskimo kayaks, dances and a blanket toss. Kaare Berg, director of the Fram Museum in Oslo (Polarskipet Fram Bygdones) had a European-standard videotape of this film when he visited the SIO Archives on November 4, 1999. His associate, Captain Adolf M.B. Jacobsen made an American-standard videotape copy at Dr. Berg's request and donated it to SIO Archives on November 15, 1999.

1 videocassette (66 min.) : si., b&w ; 1/2 in.

Related Entities

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Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Library. Archives. (corporateBody)

Wisting, Oskar Adolf, 1871-1936 (person)

Oscar Adolf Wisting (b. June 6, 1871, Larvik, Vestfold County, Norway-d. December 4, 1936, Fram Museum, Oslo, Norway) was a Norwegian Naval officer and polar explorer. Together with Roald Amundsen he was the first person to reach both the North and South Poles. Wisting was active in preparations and building of the Fram Museum in Oslo, a museum built to store and display the polar ship Fram. On 5 December 1936 Wisting was found dead from heart attack in his old bunk on board the Fram....

Maud Expedition (1918-1925) (corporateBody)

Sverdrup, H.U. (Harald Ulrik), 1888-1957 (person)

Sverdrup, meteorologist, oceanographer, and Polar explorer, was the chief of the scientific staff on Raold Amundsen's Maud expeditions (1917-1925) and on the Wilkins-Ellsworth submarine expedition (1931) to the Arctic. From the description of Papers, 1928-1942. (Dartmouth College Library). WorldCat record id: 237352129 ...

Polarskipet Fram Bygdones. (corporateBody)

Maud (Ship) (corporateBody)

Hamer, Haakon. (person)

Berg, Kaare (person)

Amundsen, Roald, 1872-1928 (person)

While on an Arctic exploration, Amundsen's ship, the Maud, was disabled by a broken propeller off the Siberian coast. He requested assistance from Captain Claude S. Cochran on the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Bear. From the description of Radiograms and telegrams : between Amundsen on the disabled auxiliary schooner Maud and the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Bear, 1921 July 8-19. (The Mariners' Museum Library). WorldCat record id: 30352211 Amundsen was a Norwegian polar explorer. ...

Nansen, Fridtjof, 1861-1930 (person)

Epithet: Norwegian explorer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000471.0x000249 Fridtjof Nansen, a Norwegian explorer, oceanographer, and statesman, was noted for his Arctic expedition of 1893-1896, travelling closer to the North Pole than anyone had reached and using his specially-built vessel "Fram" to demonstrate the revolutionary concept of pack-ice drift. Frederick Sydney Parry was the grandson of Arctic explo...

Globe Films (Firm) (corporateBody)

Omdal, L. O. (person)