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Finding the North Pole in Film
Posted December 09, 2009 to photo album "Finding the North Pole in Film"
A FilmInFocus slideshow looks at the many North Poles of film.
Slide 5: The Amundsen Polar Flight (1925)
After his success at the South Pole, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen headed North. But this time he took to flying, first by plane and then by dirigible. He filmed his trips, often with the pilot Oscar Omdal holding the camera. The footage was gathered into several documentaries, and helped turn Amundsen into a Norwegian national hero.