The Cold War Vault History Podcast

EP18: Cold War on Ice, Part Three: The IGY and the Icecap

EP18: Cold War on Ice, Part Three: The IGY and the Icecap

The third installment of this journey into the Arctic with the U.S. Army in the 1950s. This time, we take a trip onto the icecap with fully equipped convoys, trying to prove that the Army was a force to be reckoned with!

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This is the official documentary of the first attempts at mechanized travel over the Greenland icecap.

This is an unmodified M29 Weasel painted in “International Orange” and displayed at the U.S. Army Transportation Museum.

This is an unmodified M29 Weasel painted in “International Orange” and displayed at the U.S. Army Transportation Museum.

The most basic and unmodified version of the Weasel tracked vehicle…hero of the Greenland icecap.

The most basic and unmodified version of the Weasel tracked vehicle…hero of the Greenland icecap.

A later (1967) photo of wannigans on a heavy tractor swing. CREDIT: Bill Simmons ( http://www.thuleforum.dk/bill_simmons/ )

A later (1967) photo of wannigans on a heavy tractor swing. CREDIT: Bill Simmons (http://www.thuleforum.dk/bill_simmons/)

EP19: Fearmonger Fridays and Grumble in the Gulf

EP19: Fearmonger Fridays and Grumble in the Gulf

EP17: Cold War on Ice, Part Two - Camp Century and Project Iceworm

EP17: Cold War on Ice, Part Two - Camp Century and Project Iceworm