STK-ID 25496

Alaska Highway Transferred to Canada (09/04/1949): ESTABLISHING SHOTof Whitehorse. HALS of Alaska Highway, snow on ground. Shots of Canadian and American flags, American Military Police, Royal Canadian Mounted Police constables. Two-shot of American Commanding Officer of Northwest District Command, Colonel Clifford and Group Captain Patriarche, Royal Canadian Air Force, representing A/V/M Lawrence. CUs of Brigadier G Welsh, Canadian Army, new Commanding Officer of Alaska Highway and Group Captain Patriarche. Various shots of ceremony, speeches by Major General Hoge of American Army, Honourable Ray Atherton. Cut to MLS of crowd applauding. Shot of General Gaffney of United States Air Force shaking hands with Group Captain Patriarche. Shot of Major Zohn of US Army and Lieutenant Colonel Jones of Canadian Army shaking hands. Shot of American officer shaking hands with truck driver. MS of American officers shaking hands with Canadian officers lined up near cabin.


Excerpt from
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm dupe neg b&w
Aspect ratio