By Wallace R. Hansen
A member of the all-volunteer Ice Cap Detachment, and a graduate geologist sooner than the warfare, the writer discovered time to examine the rocks, fjords, glaciers, and flora and fauna of southeast Greenland and to set down the framework for this booklet. Greenland's Icy Fury is aimed toward inquisitive readers who have fun with the outside, are thinking about their global, and may get pleasure from decidedly offbeat bits of WWII nostalgia.
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Apusiajik Glacier 217 29-3. Knud Rasmussen Glacier 221 29-4. Icebergs in Angmagssalik Fjord 222 31-1. Kangerdlugssuatsiaq 236 31-2. Tupilak from Kungmiut 239 31-3. View from Hotel Angmagssalik 240 31-4. Angular peaks of Angmagssalik Fjord 242 31-5. Glacial horn 243 31-6. Rusting oil drums at BE-2 244 31-7. East wall of Sermiligaq Fjord 245 31-8. Iceberg in Angmagssalik Fjord 247 31-9. Wild flowers at Blomsterdalen 248 31-10. Ikateq Sermia 251 Maps 1-1. Wartime Arctic air route to Europe 6 1-2. Ocean currents, pack ice, and tree lines 12 3-1.
Modern helicopters hadn't yet been designed, though builders were experimenting in the late 1930s with a curious forerunner called an autogyro, which had a powered propeller up front like an ordinary airplane and an unpowered, wind-milling prop on top. When an autogyro flew over your house, everyone ran outside to look. The atomic bomb had yet to be detonated (first detonation was on July 16, 1945), and its development was a military secret. Matter, we were told, could neither be created nor destroyed, but if we could split the atom, unimagined benefits would accrue.
Near the end of the month five of us returned to Boston to draw out Arctic gear and clothing. We were housed temporarily at the army dock in the Boston Port of Embarkation, right next door to the navy aircraft carrier Lexington, an enormous vessel that a disputatious GI in the local stevedor battalion insisted was just a "baby flattop"; it was about three blocks long. The army brought in a bunch of German POWs, captured in the Africa campaign. They were shipped to Boston, they claimed in broken English, because the army didn't want them to see the bombed-out ruins of New York.