Breaking the Ice

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5th April 1957: A US Navy helicopter hovers near the coastguard ice breaker, USCG Cutter Northwind, as it clears a path through ice at Moubray Bay. It is taking part in international scientific studies. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: