STK-ID 6522

Alaska Highway Transfer (09/04/1946): two HASs of Whitehorse, Yukon. Shots of Alaska Highway, the odd vehicle moving along, some snowy stretches. LAS of Red Ensign and Stars and Stripes flags. Shot of US Army Honour Guards, of Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Air Force marching in. MS of US Military Police and two Royal Canadian Mounted Police guarding flag pole. MS from left to right of Colonel CM Clifford, US Northwest District Commander, Group Captain Patriarche, Royal Canadian Air Force and Brigadier G Welsh, Canadian Army, Commander of Northwest Highway system. CUs of Welsh, Patriarche. Shots of Honorable Ray Atherton, General McNaughton and others inspecting Honour Guards. Various shots of ceremony, US Army General Hoge speaking at microphone, US Ambassador Ray Atherton speaking. Shots of symbolic change over showing US General Gaffney shaking hands with Group Captain Patriarche Major Van Nort, US Army Signal Corps shaking hands with SL Creegan, Major Zohn shaking hands with Lieutenant Colonel Jones, hand shakes intercut with views of equipment changing hands, US personnel vacating, Canadian personnel taking over and roll past camera of various pieces of equipment. Sequence on General McNaughton speaking at microphone, on march past of Guard of Honour, on takeover of Repeater Station.


Excerpt from
Canadian News-ASN
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio