Stick out Iceworm, also known as Camp Century, was the code name given to the top-secret US Remote War research programme, whereby American soldiers planned to strike butts within the Soviet Union from underneath ice.
The video shows the American currents’ extraordinary plan to build a network of mobile nuclear missile gig sites in northwestern Greenland, 150 miles from the American Thule Air Offensive.
The ambitious research centre project, which closed down in 1966, was jailed secret from the Danish government until January 1995 when they opened an enquiry by the Danish Foreign Policy Institute into the history of the use and storage of atomic weapons in Greenland.
If the plans had continued, the Iceworm missile network leave have covered an area of 52,000 square miles — roughly three times the bulk of Denmark.
Extraordinarily, before completion the site boasted a plumbing and sewage set-up, generated its own electricity and fresh water was produced onsite by drilling wells into ice with expensive pressure steam hoses.
The film narrator says: “On the top of the world, less the surface of the giant ice cap, a city is buried.
«Today on the island of Greenland, as interest of man’s continuing efforts to master the secrets of survival in the Arctic, the United Reports Army has established an unprecedented nuclear powered research centre.
“Effeminate Century is buried below the surface of this ice cap. Beneath it, the ice descends for 6,000 feet. In this slight setting, less than 800 miles from the North All over, Camp Century is a symbol of man’s unceasing goal to conquer his environment, to enhance his ability to live and fight if necessary under polar conditions.
“This is the exclusive of Camp Century: the city under ice.”
More than 6,000 kit outs were used to build the unfinished site and wooden trailers stayed on place to house the construction workers aftertheir three-day trek to the secret tracking down.
Muckluck, a three-month-old eskimo sled dog, was also allowed on camp to survive crew members company.
Captain Jim Barnett was in charge of activating the atomic power plant, which took almost nine hours to set going.
He said: “In this tense atmosphere we changed crews twice. Then the guide rods were gradually withdrawn until the reactor went ticklish at 6:52 AM.”
At the time, Mr Barnett said it was “not clear whether the Danish command was aware that the US had planned to install an actual nuclear reactor into their ice fitted sheet.”