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Title:TEAM POLAR 2000: ROYAL MARINES UNSUPPORTED WALK TO THE NORTH POLE (ORIGINAL FOOTAGE) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 6659X
Other titles:ROYAL NAVY VIDEOS: 2000s [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Unedited coverage showing the preparation at Resolute Bay, North West Territories, Canada for the Team Polar 2000 expedition, the attempt by two Royal Marine commandos, Corporal Alan Chambers and Marine Charlie Paton, to reach the geographical North Pole without support.
Description: (Tapes 1 and 2) Scenes shot on 26-28 February, including general views of Resolute Bay, Canada, activity in preparation including food and equipment, interviews and photocall.
(Tape 3) Scenes shot on 2 March 2000.
(Tape 4) Scenes shot on 3 March 2000.
(Tape 5) Large format tape labelled "Master" and containing material partly copied from some of the previous tapes.
Production Date:2000-02-26 2000-02-27 2000-02-28 2000-03-02 2000-03-04
Production Country: GB
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations (Navy) Film and Photographic (Production company)
Antrobus, Stuart (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: Colour
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: None
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: Beta-SP
Number of items/reels/tapes: 5
Notes: Summary: Team Polar 2000 was the (successful) attempt by two Royal Marine commandos, Corporal Alan Chambers and Marine Charlie Paton, to reach the geographical North Pole without outside support. Corporal Chambers also took part in the earlier attempt, the Polar North Expedition, in 1998.
Technical: labelled "Original" (tape 5 labelled "Master").