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U.S. Navy profile of Micronesia, a subregion of Oceania, comprising thousands of small islands in the western Pacific Ocean. It has a shared cultural history with two other island regions, Polynesia to the east and Melanesia to the south. Includes Yap, Gagil-Tomil, Map and Rumung. The region has a tropical marine climate, and is part of the Oceania ecozone. There are four main archipelagos along with numerous outlying islands. At mark 00:37 is Micronesia which comprises of four main islands; the Yap, Rumung, Gagil-tomil and Map all surrounded by a coral reef. These are simple dignified people mostly Malaysian in origin. At mark 1:55, the story of the tower to the sky is made known. At the close of the rainy season, the U.S Coast Guard arrive again bearing equipment to build the station. Here at mark 3:00 is the head of the village of Gagil. Even before his time there had been the Spanish rule. In his own lifetime, he’s had himself different promises as seen at mark 3:10 and also here we also see the failure of those promises. Today, the district trust territory headquarter building in Colonia, capital of yap as seen at mark 3:50 is evidence of people living under another type of rule. Comings and goings as yap remains as it was years ago. At mark 5:00 is the custom of the yap people. Here are the symbols in their clothing. At mark 6:40 are cargoes for the Gagil-tomil Island. A native material good for topping the road is found on the island. At mark 7:20, a road that connects the islands is been developed. As each stretch of road was completed, it was quickly surfaced with the tar. Soon the project will be completed. T the elder, the new road is a pleasing site at mark 8:18. The road was one thing but the tower to the sky was another. At mark 8:40, clearing the site and survey started. The structures had begun with steel bars used for footings at mark 9:15 which are welded together. As for the villagers, life went on as usual, as seen at mark 10:00. At mark 10:40, a moment of mourning is seen. Memorial service is been held by the Yapese where the males bring their shell money for high ranking chiefs at mark 11:10. They can’t remain sad too long, hence, at mark 11:40 are seen celebrating a festive period. At mark 12:20 is the rainy season, but after the rain is gone, the sun came along; this helped to speed up the construction process. First, a cement block or two and in a few days, it grows into a wall. At mark 13:33, the elder is seen inspecting the building. At mark 14:10, tanks are joined together. At mark 14:50, the antenna tower is been coupled. The majority of the Yapese profess Christianity; 90% of the roman camps as seen at mark 15:35. The next day, the erection of the tower began as seen at mark 16:10 as the coupling began with section by section. They joined the sections together at mark 16:55 as they strife to beat the deadline of the opening of the station and also to beat rain. Now the tower is ready for guides with 1000ft remaining as seen at mark 17:50. The cable is now drawn to the sides of the tower helping to hold the structure at great height as seen at mark 19:10. Some weeks after his visit, the elder came by again at mark 19:20. He was now ready to satisfy his curiosity and was amazed by what he saw. Building and generators were now been set in place. Concrete beams, installation of windows and painting were now been done. A mark 21:50, the generators are started up and loads were been placed on it. In the days that followed with the rain coming to close, only a few sections remain to be added to the structure at mark 22:50. At mark 23:07 is the tower platform. At mark 23:48, the elder came to the site with wonders filling his thoughts; the unbelievable has actually taken place. By now, the signal power has been completed; all that remain is the commission by the US coast guard. At mark 24:20 is the commissioning crew. The commander of the Coast Guard district is seen delivering the principal address officially placing the station into surface. At mark 25:05, the natives are seen dancing. A tower constructed high to the sky at mark 25:55. More than the bridge built, more than the new road that opens the building of roads, even more than money given to the natives. A bond is built here, a bond. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com