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Jon Aage Ødegaard is back in Ny-Ålesund as a veteran and shows a series of beautiful pictures and tells about this town many years ago.
He has spend part of his childhood here in town, living with his parents in the hut London II.|
In 1967, his father still worked as an engineer in Ny-Ålesund and shot a polar bear mother at Kings Karl Forlandet. He brought a polar bear cub home. In those days upto 40 polar bears were killed here annually.
The polar bear was raised in the village and trained with a bull ring in its nose. When it came close to independence it was released in the fjord.
This film is taken in the winter of 1968/69, when Jon was visiting his father and they both went to see their polar bear at Juttaholmen.
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