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Published on Jan 27, 2013
From the US National Archives and Records Administration. These recordings were made between November 1941 and early spring 1942.
National Archives and Records Administration - ARC 40149, LI 226-D-6550 - Iceland (Reel 1 of 2) - DVD Copied by Ann Galloway. Joint Chiefs of Staff. Office of Strategic Services. Field Photographic Branch. (01/04/1943 - 10/01/1945). Film Report: A survey of military facilities, road and airport systems in Iceland during the period November 1941 to early spring 1942. Air views of city, airport, outer and inner harbors, dock and airport facilities at Reykjavik. Shows U.S. Navy air station, prefabricated housing construction, Norwegian Air Force Detachment headquarters. A violent gale inflicts damage to vessels and amphibious aircraft at Skage Fjord. Animated diagrams of defense facilities, and allied naval vessels at Hafnarfjordhur (?). Shows a naval convoy on way to Halifax and a mid-ocean vessel refueling operation.