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During the Cold War, Greenland was perceived by American military leaders as crucial for maintaining North American Continental Defense. Effective operations in this cold, remote, far northern location meant gaining crucial knowledge about the…

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The meteorological station in Thule, Greenland, August 1948, before the Thule Air Base was constructed. Long building on the right housed the station’s Danish contingent. North Star Bay is background

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Three views of Camp Century, Greenland, circa 1960: (top left) Digging a subsurface “main street,” using a Swiss-designed Peter Snow Miller plow; (top right) the central console of Camp Century’s nuclear generator; (bottom) building a main corridor…
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