STK-ID 4448

Canadians in Kiska: shots from various angles of military vehicles moving by the camera on the road. Various shots of Canadian personnel of the 13th Brigade group, wearing US-style helmets and webbing, marching past the camera. Sequence on the loading of supplies, Canadian soldiers waiting at dock side, US and Canadian officers conferring. General Pearkes is present. Shots of Canadian soldiers going up the gangplank past the camera as they embark for Kiska. Shot of Major General Pearkes and two US officers waving from the dock. Views of convoy en route. Sequence on men handling supplies on Adak or Kiska, standing in front of their tents, posing while eating their rations, sewing on shoulder flashes, in this case, that of the Rocky Mountain Rangers. Shots of more troop movements on foot and in US army vehicles. Sequence on Canadian troops being paid in US funds. Sequence on group of officers, Canadian and US, standing by, chatting. General Pearkes is prominent. Sequence on Canadian soldiers securing field pieces, covering them with tarpaulins.


Excerpt from
Canadian Military News
Aleutian Islands, Pacific Ocean
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm neg b&w, 35mm dupe neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486