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For those of you with broadband, here’s something for you to do right now. My very good VT friend Trekki has flagged to me that the “Youtube” site has a 4 minute film clip from the 1983 Japanese movie “Antarctica” (Japanese name "Nankyoku monogatari"), with a soundtrack by Vangelis. If you have a tabbed browser, here is the link.
The film is a 1983 documentary re-enactment of a problem the Japanese encountered in the late 1950s / early 1960s, when their ship was unable to reach their base at Syowa for the yearly changeover. The outgoing party were lifted out by helicopter in the face of an oncoming blizzard, and subsequent poor conditions forced the ship to leave before the incoming party could be flown in. The result was that the huskies were left on the doglines. Most died there, but some broke loose and amazingly two survived to meet the returning expedition twelve months later. Sadly, the film seems to be unobtainable now, but I’d rank it as among the best ever Antarctic films and the Vangelis sound track (which you still may be able to buy) fits perfectly. You may have seen an American 2006 remake of the film, entitled “Eight below” which I’ll admit I hated (there’s no room here for the rant).
Either way, take a few minutes to watch some genuine Antarctic film footage of huskies in the field. Then, if you have a tabbed browser, return to VT to continue looking through my page, with the Vangelis sound track running from the other tab as backround music.
Main photo: One of my photos from Mawson 1966, a dogteam on sea ice
Second photo: The same dogteam, resting in the distance under the shadow of an iceberg.
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