Building the Alcan Highway (1947)

Full colour US Army Corps of Engineers uncut, uncensored, bulldozer action. Prepare to faint at the quality of improvised timber bridges in this film! 

Often cited as one of the ten most essential road-trips of all time, the Alcan Highway, from Dawson Creek BC to Delta Junction AK, has gone into overland travel folklore. Even today travellers acquire certain bragging rights from having negotiated the full length of this still unsealed highway. Seeing the thousands of woollen clad soldiers scrabbling across the hills, through swamps and ravines will fill your heart with joy.
Colour 16mm      36min