STK-ID 36123

CUs and MSs of "Centurion" tanks, of army trucks moving along snowy roads in murky weather. MS, CU of sentry rubbing his forehead, talking into radio microphone. Shot of snowy waste all trampled by soldiers, target practice dummies in distance. Shots of army buildings, two men walking around corner, setting up camera and spectograph to study the aurora borealis. Various shots of personnel standing in rank in middle distance, discussing strategy, taking photo, marching off in single file accompanied by snowmobiles, chopping ice from frozen river. Shot of snowy waste, PAN to machine gun post, file of soldiers moving across frame in the distance. Shot of mortar battery standing by. Shots of subarctic landscape, snow disturbed by tracks left by soldiers, of landscape with undisturbed snow. Various shots of soldiers on manoeuvres, advancing, firing, observing, some shots with sun just above horizon. Interior shots of soldiers marching through buildings in fighting gear. (00/11/1954)


Excerpt from
Vigil in the North
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
16mm original ektachrome, 35mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080