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Modern Marvels. Alcan Highway

Author: A & E Television Networks, LLC.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Alcan Highway is one of the most picturesque roads in North America, but its construction was not quite as serene. It is a story of fifteen hundred miles and 11,000 soldiers - nearly 4,000 of them black, who were charged by a fateful time and meaningful military role: their task was to build a highway through some of the most imposing landscapes on Earth.
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
A & E Television Networks, LLC., 2003
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: A & E Television Networks, LLC.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 811356374
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 14, 2010.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 6 & up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (45 min.)) : sound, color
Contents: Intro: History Channel (0:53) --
Intro: Modern Marvels: Alcan Highway (0:44) --
The Alaskan Highway (1:48) --
Alaska's History (1:27) --
The Road Begins (1:56) --
A Sea Route is Planned (1:59) --
Soldiers to Build the Highway (2:17) --
Soldiers to Alaska (1:00) --
Dawson Creek (1:44) --
Treatment of Soldiers (3:25) --
Machines Used in the Building (1:46) --
A Day's Work (2:41) --
Construction Obstacles (1:46) --
Muskeg Swamps & Permafrost (2:40) --
Alaskan Mosquitoes (1:14) --
Living Conditions Along the Alaskan Highway (2:18) --
Obstacles of the Regiments (3:07) --
The Sikanni Chief River Bridge (1:16) --
Diversions for the Regiments (1:41) --
Finishing the Highway (2:34) --
Public Roads Administration (0:51) --
Recognizing Greatness (2:43) --
The Alaskan Highway Today (2:13) --
Credits: Modern Marvels: Alcan Highway (0:38).
Other Titles: Alcan Highway
Modern marvels (Television program)
Responsibility: A & E Television Networks, LLC.

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The Alcan Highway is one of the most picturesque roads in North America, but its construction was not quite as serene. It is a story of fifteen hundred miles and 11,000 soldiers - nearly 4,000 of them black, who were charged by a fateful time and meaningful military role: their task was to build a highway through some of the most imposing landscapes on Earth.

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