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1916 U.S. Government
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Rare pre World War I (WWI) film depicting life in the U.S. Navy. Footage includes sailors playing baseball and football on the deck of battleship!
Topic: World War I US recruiting film.
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1918 U.S. Navy
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While the Battle of the Atlantic that took place during WWII is well known, the struggle to get troops, man and supplies to Europe from the USA during World War I was also momentous. German U-boats took a frightening toll on American ships, and their brazen raids are in fact one of the key reasons America declared war on Germany and its allies. This film is a short portrait of the struggle, showing how lookouts, convoys, and new weapons such as the depth-charge-firing "Y gun" were...
Topic: U.S. Navy educational film.
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1925 U.S. Government
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A history of the early days of Naval aviation, Wings of the Fleet was made in the mid-1920s. Includes footage of the battleship USS Texas as it became the first warship to launch an aircraft in 1919, early blimp and dirigible tests, and experiments with amphibious aircraft. Some of the craft shown include the dirigible ZR-1, the Shenandoah, the Los Angeles, and the C-7. Seaplanes featured include the PN-9 and the record-breaking NC-4. Various famous aviators are in the film include speed record...
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Topic: U.S. Navy Publicity Film
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1928 U.S. Government
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Pre World War II (WWII) of U.S. Navy battleships and aircraft carriers on manuevers. Features the USS Lexington, CV-2.
Topic: Pre World War II (WWII) newsreel.
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1930 U.S. Government
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Film shows basic physical training of new recruits into the U.S. Navy circa 1930. Location unknown, possibly the Presidio in San Francisco.
Topic: U.S. Navy Recruiting Film
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1934 U.S. Navy
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This fascinating travelogue was made in 1934, in the era when China was in the grip of the Imperial nations. America operated its own fleet of warships in Chinese waters, to protect American interests, especially the tankers belonging to Standard Oil. Shown in the film are various U.S. Navy warships and gunboats, and although none are identified by name the USS Augusta (CA-31), flagship for the Asiatic fleet, is clearly visible. Canton and Shanghai are cities visited during the course of the...
Topic: U.S. Navy Recruiting Film
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1935 U.S. Government
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"A Salute to the US Navy" circa 1935 featuring U.S. Navy fleet maneuvers at sea. Ships highlighted in this film are: The battleship USS California (BB-44), destroyers USS Cushing (DD-376), USS Phelps (DD-360), USS Wasmuth (DD-338), cruisers USS Salt Lake City (CA-25), aircraft carriers and torpedo planes.
Topic: Pre WWII recruiting film.
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1935 U.S. Government
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This rare film features ships of the U.S. Asiatic fleet patroling the Yangtze River. The Asiatic Fleet's gunboats were tasked with protecting American shipping (primarily oil tankers) from pirates and the Japanese. Contains amazing footage of life in China circa 1935 including the cities of Chunking, Shanghai, and the countryside. Ships featured in this film are the USS Augusta (CA-31), USS Borie (DD-215) and USS Simpson (DD-221) as well as US gunboats.
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Topic: Newsreel of US Involvement in China pre World War II (WWII)
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1937 Cine Art
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An amusing short film, made prior to WWII, that shows a group of Hawaiian maidens performing the traditional hula dance aboard a U.S. Navy battleship.
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Topic: U.S. Navy short.
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1938 U.S. Coast Guard
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Shot in the 1930s, this film profiles the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), the military academy of the United States Coast Guard located in New London, Connecticut. The four year program offered by the Academy is described, and the various academy, athletic and other opportunities presented detailed. Seagoing activities aboard a modern cutter are shown, including gunnery practice.
Topic: U.S. Coast Guard recruiting film.
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1938 U.S. Government
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Footage of the U.S. Gunboat Panay in Nanking China during the Japanese offensive knows as "The Rape of Nanking." After evacuating foreign civilians, the Panay was attacked and sunk by Japanese aircraft. The so-called Panay Incident almost led to war between the United States and Japan. Also features footage of the warship USS Augusta (CA-31) which served as command ship for the Asiatic Fleet, and the Royal Navy's HMS Ladybird.
Topic: Newsreel of US Involvement in China pre World War II (WWII)
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1938 Willard Pictures
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Made prior to the outbreak of WWII, "Men of the Coast Guard" presents America's first line of shore defense. Seen in this film are the Coast Guard cutters, life boats, and light ships that patrol America's home waters. The film also shows how recruits are drawn from the merchant marine and trained in the arts of lifesaving, seamanship, and navigation. The full rigged sail ship Joseph Conrad is seen at sea, fulfilling its mission by training cadets about teamwork. The lightship...
Topic: Newsreel.
PeriscopeFilm
1939 U.S. Government
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Made prior to the outbreak of World War II (WWII) as the United States began a build-up of its naval forces, "The Battle" shows a gigantic fleet exercise and promotes the capabilities of the two ocean navy. Features footage of battleships, aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, submarines and various support craft including hospital ships and supply vessels. Many vessels are shown including the North Hampton class battleship Chicago (CA-29), the USS California (BB-44), and the...
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Topic: U.S. Navy Propaganda Film
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1939 German Newsreel
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This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. The German invasion of Norway is shown, with units of the Kriegsmarine enforcing sea lanes and allowing the free movement of supplies and men. Junkers trimotor aircraft support the invasion.
Topic: German propaganda film.
PeriscopeFilm
1940 U.S. Navy
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Produced in cooperation with the United States Navy, "The Eyes of the Navy" follows aviators through their basic training in Pensacola, Florida and advanced training at Naval Air Station San Diego, California. Various phases of instruction are shown, from classroom work, to instrument training in a Link trainer, solo flight and carrier landings and take-offs from USS Enterprise (CV-6). Some other highlights include machine gun practice, bombing and dive bombing practice. Features a...
Topic: U.S. Navy recruiting film.
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1940 U.S. Coast Guard
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Made in 1940, this U.S. Coast Guard film shows the Cadet Cruise made by the USCG's class of 1940. The USCG cutter Bibb was deployed to South America with the cadets on board, and visits made to a variety of Central and South American ports. A transit of the Panama Canal is made, and Lima and Santiago visited along with Cartagena. Bibb is quite a storied sip. Built in 1936, the USCGC Bibb (WPG-31) was a 327-foot (100 m) Secretary-Class (also known as "Treasury Class") Coast Guard ship...
Topic: U.S. Coast Guard recruiting film.
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1940 U.S. Government
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US Naval training film for US Submaine Crew members on the boyance properties of operating a submarine.
Topic: U.S. Navy Training film for the physical properties of the submarine.
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1941 Castle Films Newsreel
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The Japanese attacked Manila and the Phillipines on December 7, 1941, and caught one of America's great generals, Douglas MacArthur relatively unprepared. The loss of the American air forces on the ground in the initial attacks, forced the Army to make a quick retreat to the Bataan peninsula and the fortress of Corregidor. This film shows the early stage of the battle, and was made shortly after MacArthur fled the Phillipines for Australia where he would go on to command Allied forces. The...
Topic: Newsreel.
PeriscopeFilm
1942 Castle Films
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This short newsreel, produced for the home market, expresses deep outrage at the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Due to classification issues at the time the film was made, very little of the damage to Pearl Harbor itself is shown; rather the film focuses on damage to civilian areas of Waikiki and Honolulu. Footage includes: Emporer Hirohito reviewing his troops, Secretary of State Cordell Hull speaking with Japanese ambassadors, Waikiki during bombing attack, emergency hospitals...
Topic: Newsreel.
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Made for the home market in Germany during WWII, this silent film "German warships break through the Channel" shows the "Channel Dash" operation of the Kriegsmarine in 1942. The film begins with images of Brest harbor, as German ships plan a breakout thru the Dover Strait. At :35 Admiral Erich Raeder is seen addressing crew prior to the start of the operation. At :49 a map shows the strategic situation with ships leaving Brest. At 1:05 an E-boat or torpedo boat escorts the...
Topic: German propaganda film.
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1942 Castle Films
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Yanks Bomb Tokyo
Topic: Newsreel.
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This short and apparently hastily assembled newsreel shows the events of December 7th, 1941 and expresses deep outrage at the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Due to classification issues at the time the film was made, very little of the damage to Pearl Harbor itself is shown; rather the film focuses on damage to civilian areas of Waikiki and Honolulu. Due to the lack of material available there are some laughable errors in the rather earnest film, including the presence of a plane...
Topics: Pearl Harbor, WWII, World War II, Japan, U.S. Navy, December 7th
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1942 Castle Films
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This short newsreel, produced for the home market, shows the first offensive action of the Pacific War by the U.S. Navy: a raid on Makin Island in the Marshalls conducted by the USS Yorktown battle group under command of Admiral William Halsey. The film claims to show Japanese cruisers and even an aircraft carrier sunk by American forces, but in reality there were no such enemy losses.
Topic: Newsreel.
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1942 Castle Films
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This short newsreel, produced for the home market, shows the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-5) under attack by Japanese Zeros during the Battle of the Coral Sea. Although the carrier was badly damaged in the battle, it lived to sail another day and proved crucial to the U.S. victory at Midway a few months later.
Topic: Newsreel.
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1942 Germeinnuttziger
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This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. In this film, the Battle of The Atlantic is seen from the German perspective as Kreigsmarine U-boats converge for a wolfpack patrol, hunting Allied merchant ships.
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Topic: German World War II (WWII) Propaganda film.
This sound newsreel dates from 1942 and begins with the fighting on the Eastern Front as Russian forces defend Stalingrad.  As shown in the film, they eventually force the German Sixth Army to surrender, a major turning point in the war.  The second half of the film shows events in the Pacific, where a U.S. carrier task force led by "Carrier X" (actually the USS Yorktown with USS Lexington) battles Japanese planes in the Battle of the Coral Sea.  (Apparently due to secrecy concerns...
Topics: Stalingrad, WWII, Battle of the Coral Sea, USS Yorktown, aircraft carrier, naval combat, WW2,...
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1943 U.S. Navy
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One of the U.S. Navy's industrial incentive films, the Life and Death of the USS Hornet traces the valiant career of CV-8. Footage includes the launching of the Doolittle Raider B-25s on their mission to strike Tokyo in 1942, including White House reaction by President Roosevelt that the planes came from "Shangri-La." Also on this film, is footage of the ill-fated Torpedo 8 Squadron which was sacrificed at the Battle of Midway. The carrier USS Hornet was sunk during the Battle of...
Topic: U.S. Navy propaganda film.
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1943 Castle Films
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U.S. propaganda newsreel from World War II (WWII) featuring amazing footage of the air sea battles that raged near the Marshall Islands. Featured ships are: the battleship USS Texas, the submarine USS Wahoo, the cruisers USS San Francisco, and USS Boise. Also includes footage of fleet manuevers of PT Boats, destroyers, aircraft carriers, battleships and L1 and G1 blimps on anti-submarine patrol.
Topic: World War II (WWII) propaganda film.
PeriscopeFilm
1943 U.S. War Department
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Although this film was made by the War Department, the fingerprints of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) are all over it. In thirty minutes, the film details the background of the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy, and attempts to assess the character and make-up of its footsoldiers and leadership. The movie discusses the feudal origins of Japan, and the rise of the Samurai, contextualizing modern Japan's militarism with its earlier history. The history of Japan's imperial conquests is also...
Topic: Army training film.
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1943 German Newsreel
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This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. This film celebrates the German U-boats, and especially the sinking of the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous by submarine-launched torpedo. Adolf Hitler is seen decorating a U-boat crew. Featured submarines: Type IX (9) U-boats U-38 and U-37.
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Topic: German World War II (WWII) Propaganda film.
PeriscopeFilm
1944 Castle Films
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This short newsreel, produced for the home market, shows Operation Hailstone, the U.S. assault on "Japan's Pearl Harbor", the naval base at Truk. Footage shows Task Force 58, which included the fleet carriers USS Yorktown, USS Essex, USS Intrepid, USS Bunker Hill, USS Enterprise, and the light carriers USS Belleau Wood, USS Cabot, USS Monterey, and USS Cowpens as they strike the Japanese base beginning in February of 1944. Extensive gun camera footage is seen in the film, as well as...
Topic: Newsreel.
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1944 U.S. Navy
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Details the life of the crew aboard a fleet aircraft carrier operating in the Pacific during WWII in 1944. Includes footage of aircraft operations including Grumman TBM Avengers and Hellcats, maintenance, take-offs and landings, and the mundane side of crew life.
Topic: U.S. Navy recruiting film.
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1945 Castle Films
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This short newsreel, produced for the home market, shows the final events of World War II, including the development and testing of the atomic bomb, the atomic bombing of Japan, the Japanese surrender, and the U.S. occupation of the Japanese mainland including Honshu, and the arrival of the U.S. Third Fleet in Tokyo Bay. The film not only includes the Japanese surrender on the USS Missouri (BB-63) in Tokyo Bay, the celebration in Manhattan's Times Square, and a parade in Red Square Moscow. Some...
Topic: Newsreel.
PeriscopeFilm
1958 U.S. Coast Guard
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The sea lanes surrounding Alaska are the gateway to the Arctic Ocean, and of vital importance to the United States during the Cold War. In this film, the men of the Coast Guard cutter USCGC Klamath (WHEC-66) visit Alaskan waters, and perform various humanitarian missions among its Native American residents. Klamath also monitors the seas, servicing buoys and making certain the sea lanes are safe for transit. They also wave the flag near the shores of the United States' key adversary during the...
Topic: U.S. Coast Guard educational film.
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Landing a plane on the deck of aircraft carrier is one of the most dangerous and amazing daily activity facing pilots and deck crew. This amazing training film graphically depicts various aircraft landing disasters.  It also instructs pilots how to avoid them and what emergency ejection or ditching procedures to follow in case they do occur.  A barrier landing, called for when a pilot has a landing gear problem, is shown as is the set-up of the barrier.  Many crashes in this film were...
Topic: U.S. Navy Training Film
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A basic training film made by the U.S. Navy, "Co-ordinated Anti-Submarine Warfare Part I Why?" discusses how surface ships, aircraft and submarines work together to unravel the submarine threat.  The film begins with images of a Soviet submarine operating on the surface, and then explains basic anti-submarine techniques. This includes a discussion of both passive and active sonar, and shows how sonobuoys and other technology are deployed to locate enemy submarines.  Features footage...
Topic: U.S. Navy training film.
This black & white, WWII recruiting film showcases the Royal Australian Navy. This  was primarily shot at HMAS Cerberus, a training establishment. It was directed by Ralph Smart. Opening titles: The Ministry of Information Presents The Royal Australian Navy (:07). Royal Navy sailors stand at attention (:47). The men march (1:01). Rocks and ocean surf of Australia (1:08). Royal Australian Navy ships perform convoy duty (1:33). Recruits arrive at Flinders Naval Depot  in Victoria (1:46)....
Topic: Stock Footage
The True Glory: From D-Day to V-E Day (1945) is a co-production of the US Office of War Information and the British Ministry of Information, documenting the victory on the Western Front, from Normandy to the collapse of the Third Reich.   Although many individuals, including screenwriter and director Garson Kanin, contributed to the film, British director Carol Reed is normally credited as the director. The film was promoted with the tagline, "The story of your victory...told by the guys...
Topics: True Glory, WWII, Europe, World War II, D Day, 1945
The Northrop T-38 Talon is the focus of “The Versatile T-38,” a 1960s promotional film on the supersonic aircraft. The two-person aircraft is shown in the air and on the runway as the narrator offers a detailed description of its turbo jet engines and its thrust-to-weight ratio. Again shown in flight at mark  01:55 , we’re told how the aircraft is considered one of the safest used by the Air Force and we learn more of the aircraft’s attributes as well as some of the records the...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
"Mission Accomplished" was a short 1943 propaganda film produced by the United States Office of War Information about the B-17 Flying Fortress. The film opens with a brief history of the B-17, its birth in 1935 and its proven war record at Midway and the Philippines. However, the narration states, the B-17 has yet to prove itself over Europe. The time and range needed for a successful bombing raid were not available in the European theatre, some people thought. The film then switches...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
Produced in the 1980s at the peak of Cold War paranoia, this Grumman Aerospace film discusses the theoretical first five days of air combat that would occur in the event of an outbreak of hostilities between NATO and the Warsaw Pact. It emphasizes the EF-111A electronic warfare and penetrating aircraft's capabilities as part of the tactical package, performing jamming of Soviet radars. The film showcases the capabilities of the USAF and its high tech weapons and examines the Soviet threat. It...
Topics: High Definition, Stock Footage
This black-and-white Douglas Aircraft Company “welcome film” dates to the early 1960s but begins with a 1924 proclamation: “World Cruisers Make Aviation History New York, N.Y.” — a nod to an accomplishment by the company after the first around-the-world flight was by a team of aviators of the United States Army Air Service (predecessor of the U.S. Air Force) using a modified Douglas DT.The trip took 175 days and covered nearly 28,000 miles. The celebration of the final landing in...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
This black and white documentary film, Air Force Story Chapter 1, was produced around 1953 by the Department of the Air Force. The Department of the Air Force was formed September 18, 1947, within the Department of Defense. Musical score is by The U.S. Air Force Band under the direction of Lt. Col. George S. Howard, commander and conductor of the band from 1944-1963. The film traces the development of U.S. Airpower through World War I. The Air Force Story, Chapter I ( 0:16 - 1:14 ). A Hot Air...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
This volume of The Air Force Story - Volume 1 Chapter 5 - is entitled "Air Power Advances 1935-1937". It shows the technological innovations and activities that furthered America's role as a leader in aviation prior to WWII. It includes footage of the activation of Hickam Field in Hawaii, bombers diverting lava with carefully planned strikes, patrol bombers fighting a flood disaster, Japan begins a new offensive push in China, and Boeing builds the B-17. This film is part of the...
Topic: Stock Footage
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The U.S. Air Force presents The Air Force Story: Chapter VI: Prelude to War, 1937-1939 (SFP 263-6). This short film looks at the development of U.S. Air Force during the final two years of the 1930s, focusing on the U.S. response to the rise of Nazi Germany. The film begins with the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Goodwill flight ( 01:18 ) on 17 February 1938 to Buenos Aires, Argentina. The squadron of B-17s, led by General Robert Olds ( 01:35 ) leaves the U.S. for South America. Other notable...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
In Part IX, axis armies hope to meet in Asia; u.s. industry quadruples production; paratroopers trained; air transport command established; airplane proves effectiveness in battle of midway. 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. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Topic: Stock Footage
This episode of The Air Force Story - Volume 1 Chapter 10 - is entitled "The Tide Turns" and shows WWII history for June thru September 1942. In this film you'll see the 97th bomber group as it embarks for England; B-17's initiating high altitude precision daylight bombing; Japanese forces closing in on the U.S. Army in New Guinea; Army Air Force personnel and materiel help build runways near the front; P-38's down Japanese aircraft. The film starts at :20 with images of the liner RMS...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
Beyond the West Coast of the United States are 85 million square miles of ocean, stretching from the Aleutian Islands in the north to the South Pole; past the Hawaiian Islands and onto Guam and the Philippines and continuing to Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean and beyond. In total, about 40 percent of the globe are covered by those waters — and are the responsibility of the United States Pacific Command. That dramatic narrative introduces the viewer to this color film and the unified...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
 Made by the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Transcontinental Air Transport Inc., this 1929 black & white educational/promotional film shows "modern" travel from New York, New York to Los Angeles, CA in the breathtaking, hell for leather time of 48 hours. The film features Ford Trimotors and includes appearances by some of the famous aviators of the era Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart, who help assure potential passengers about how safe and comfortable flying can be. The...
Topics: Transcontinental Air Transport Inc, Promo Film, Coast To Coast, 48 Hours, New York, Los Angeles,...
Dating from just after WWII, this home movie shows TBM Avenger aircraft being flown as the world's fastest crop duster for CISCO, the California Insecticide Service Company, based in Lancaster, California.  This was not an altogether uncommon use for the rugged WWII aircraft, given that their design allowed for the addition of a large tank underneath the pilot cockpit in what had been the bomb bay / torpedo area.  This specific aircraft tail # N8397H, is now apparently at the War Eagles Air...
Topic: Stock Footage
This 1920s or 30s vintage silent home movie titled "The Quest for the Boojum Tree", shows a botany expedition to Mexico mounted by prominent residents of Tucson, Arizona. It includes a segment about the making of tequila. The names of the persons in the expedition (according to the title cards) were Kreider, Shreve, Sykes, Gilbert, Graham, Hobbs and "Joe", Uhlela, and "the Photographer." "Shreve" is most likely Forrest Shreve, a botanist and desert plant...
Topic: Stock Footage
Created from official films of the U.S. Army Expeditionary Forces in World War I, "Flashes of Action" is a silent newsreel created in 1928 -- for the ten year anniversary of the end of hostilities.   The film features footage of trench warfare, balloon busting by aircraft (including a spotter jumping from the balloon moments before it bursts into flames), gas warfare, nighttime bombardments, and more. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
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Shot during the 1967 International and Universal Exposition (also known as Expo '67) this 16mm silent home movie shows various scenes of the fair, including the Buckminster Fuller designed geodesic dome. The film begins elsewhere as a chartered GM bus leaves for the Expo. A road trip follows, with shots out the windows of the bus of a highway, and the Canadian border at 1:47 . At 2:11 the fair can be seen from the highway as the group enters Montreal. Some parts of the fair including the...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
Made in 1942 just after the outbreak of WWII, “The Real Hawaii” takes viewers on a tour through the islands, starting with images of the U.S. Pacific fleet and emphasizing the islands' strategic importance (:21). The film is notable for including images of the islands' diverse ethnic make-up and shows the Chinese, Japanese, and Hawaiian peoples who live in the territory. It is also notable for its narration which contains wartime caution regarding spies and collaborators. The islands have...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
This late 1940s color film about France is one of a series of Pan Am travelogues as A Hartley Production. The film opens with a man in a beret talking on a 1940s telephone (:36- 1:24 ). He discusses the Pan American double-deck Clippers on the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser (introduced in 1947) and the lounge area is shown with a stewardess serving canapes ( 1:24 - 2:08 ), followed by the sleeping berths ( 2:25 - 2:30 ). In Paris, the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs-Elysees Avenue has jaywalkers picked...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
This black & white educational film is about training lions and big cats for a performance. This was produced in cooperation with the World Jungle Compound in Thousand Oaks, CA. This was circa 1949 or 1950.  Opening: A Gene Blakely Featurette, BIG CATS (:06-:17). A lion is guided by a trainer onto a stool. A woman plays with a dog. The dog won't do any tricks. The woman tries to train him but he remains unmoved. A lion is a movie star lion, Jackie. The trainer, Mel trains him. The Lion...
Topic: Stock Footage
This film (likely hosted by Arthur Drexler) chronicles the "Buildings for Business and Government" exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, February 27-April 28, 1957. Original press release text: Six buildings commissioned by business and government will be shown at the Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, from February 26 through May 5 in an exhibition demonstrating the important role a new kind of patronage is playing in the current building program that is...
Topic: Stock Footage
This is a 1960’s era, color movie. It is presented by Pan Am. It is written and Directed by Lee Bobker. The name of the movie is Wings to Italy. The movie opens with images of the sea and of ancient ruins of Roman architecture – it is produced by Vision Associates. Image of Italy on the map, 2:50. Various cities on the map are highlighted, including the island of Sardinia, 3:09. Images of St. Peter’s 3:50. Image of La Pieta statue, 4:03. Trevi Fountain, 4:15. The Spanish Steps, 4:31....
Topic: Stock Footage
Created as part of a series of educational films called "Ripples", 55 TO GET READY traces all the preparations for the flight of a TWA airplane from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles. It opens with a Trans World plane ( 1:14 ). Two characters are flying from DC to California and as they receive their boarding passes, LAX stickers are wrapped around their luggage ( 1:43 ). The information that at least fifty-five people must complete their jobs before the plane may take off follows (...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
In The Air Force Story’s “Chapter XVI: Maximum Effort, October 9, 1943” (SFP 263-16), viewers see how a coordinated attack on multiple German targets (Marienberg, Anklam, Gdynia, and Danzig) is carried out by several divisions of the U.S. Air Force. The film begins with shots of the B-17s and B-24s of the 8th Air Force Bomber Command in England. General Frederick Anderson briefs the Operations Command personnel on the upcoming mission (01:44). Anderson and his officers look at maps and...
Topic: Stock Footage
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This 1941 black and white film about the FBI and its wartime activities was narrated by Westbrook Van Voorhis. The inside of a 1940s FBI car is shown, followed by its FBI license plate (0:31-0:50). Men in suits walk into the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice building (0:51-1:05). FBI agents work at a community table, do paperwork, and hold meetings with local law enforcement officers (1:06-1:48). People walk through the hallways in the FBI headquarters in Washington, DC...
Topics: 1941, FBI. Federal Bureau, March Of Time, Documentary, Stock Footage
Uranium Prospecting is a documentary promoting the everyday fortunes that may be made hunting for the rare element uranium-235.   The film shows the methods of amateurs, hobbyists, and vacationing families who manage to supplement their income and explore the great outdoors at the same time.   The opening titles of the film have a distinct Mid-Century look with glowing animated letters that zoom in over a globe.   Following dramatic music the viewer is introduced to uranium as unrefined...
Topics: Uranium Prospecting, 1950, Nuclear Energy, Atomic Energy. Stock Footage
This color educational film is about Copper, how to mine for it and its uses. It was made in 1962 and features footage shot at Phelps-Dodge mines.   Opening titles: US Dept of the Interior - Bureau of Mines presents COPPER: THE OLDEST MODERN METAL (:12-:55). The ancient symbol of enduring life is also the modern symbol of copper. Liquid flows through a mine. A solid piece of copper that has been formed through human means. Copper pieces going through production. Copper wire being formed. The...
Topics: 1962, Phelps Dodge, Copper Mining, Smelting, STock Footage
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This silent film shows an early production Polaris missile, possibly the prototype, being placed onto a transport cradle. The Polaris missile was a two-stage Solid-fuel rocket nuclear-armed submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) built during the Cold War by Lockheed Corporation of California for the United States Navy. It was designed to be used for second strike countervalue (CEP not good enough for first strike counterforce) as part of the Navy's contribution to the United States arsenal...
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This color film provides an overview of the X-15 from 1960 to 1980, predating Astronaut Joe Engle as Commander of the second orbital test flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia on November 12, 1981. The film opens with a view of the X-15 #3 plane dropping from a B-52 (:33). A photo of 6 of its 12 pilots is shown (:36), with an up-close shot of William Dana (:38), Milton Thompson (:41), William Knight (:43), John McKay (:46), Joe Engle (:48), and Robert Rushworth (:50). These test pilots flew the...
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This is a 1957 educational film about transportation in the modern world. It includes vintage images of propeller passenger planes, diesel locomotives, buses, and cars. It also contains footage of a Trans World Airlines Lockheed Constellation aircraft. 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. For more...
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An apprentice officer, Niko Catsis, tells the story of life aboard the S.S. Olympia. The film shows the excitement of leaving New York harbor, activities on the bridge, in the engine room, galleys, dining rooms, and passengers' and crew's quarters. Illustrates the use of radar to make sailing safe. 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...
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Early 1920s travelogue of Africa and what appears to be Thailand. 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. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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One of a number of short films sold to the public for home entertainment during WWII, this film shows the activities of German U-boats on the high seas. The boat featured is that of Captain Luth, U-181, whose boat sank 47 Allied merchant ships and a submarine during WWII. He became the first of just two naval officers to win the Third Reich's highest award for valor.  The film shows Luth and U-181 deploying into the Atlantic, forming up into a Wolf Pack on orders from Admiral Donitz ( 1:51 ),...
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Made in 1941 by the Ministry of Information, H.M. MINELAYER (sometimes also known as HMS MINELAYER ) shows life aboard a British mine laying vessel.  This was perilous duty; nearly half the minelayers in the Abdiel class were sunk by enemy action during WWII. The most common use of the term "minelayer" is a naval ship used for deploying sea mines. In the Gallipoli Campaign of World War I, mines laid by the Ottoman Empire's Navy's Nusret sank HMS Irresistible, HMS Ocean, and the...
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This black & white film, made by Ziv for broadcast on TV in the 1950s, is a compilation of newsreel footage about varying topics. No copyright but this is circa the early 1950s. Opening titles: Yesterday's Newsreel. Title: 1928-1929 - Holiday for Hoover (:10-:37). In November 1928, President-elect Hoover embarked on a ten-nation goodwill tour of Latin America. He delivered twenty-five speeches, stressing his plans to reduce American political and military interference in Latin American...
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This April, 1962 black and white television program “Adventure Tomorrow” was hosted by actor Peter Hansen (:28), interviewer Dr. Martin Klein, Director of Research, Communications Control Corporation (:49), and was produced by George Van Valkenburg. This broadcast is titled “The Fastest Man of Wheels.” It features Mickey Thompson, who on September 9, 1960 became the first American to break the 400 mph barrier at 406.6 mph. He did so in his 1959 Pontiac Challenger 1 at Utah’s...
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Go Years Ahead With The Ferguson 35 is a short promotional film from the 1950s that highlights the features and capabilities of the Ferguson 35 Tractor. The film opens with a delivery truck carrying the Ferguson 35 tractor to a farm. The Ferguson sales/deliveryman backs the tractor off the trailer then shows off the tractor’s body to the farmer (02:10). The film explains the engine as the Ferguson man points out the oil tank, removes the front grill to show the radiator (04:30), and opens the...
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The Federal Civil Defense Administration presents Role Of The Warden In The H-Bomb Era (TB-27-3), a 1955 educational film that reviews the duties of the block or community warden in the event of a hydrogen bomb attack. The film was considered important to make because while the public had been led to believe that an atomic bomb attack might be survivable, few believed that a hydrogen bomb could be, and as the film points out "civil defense must begin at the grass roots". The film...
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Industry On Parade was a television series created by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) from 1950-1960. The series consisted of weekly episodes that highlighted American manufacturing and business. Hundreds of companies and products were documented during the [program’s] decade-long run. Episode 194, from 1954, begins with “To Give Us More Miles!” The segment recaps testing gasoline mileage in cars during a race from Los Angeles, CA to Sun Valley, ID. Officials of the...
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Created during World War II, "The Aftermath of War Production" was created to educate the American public and government officials about the potential financial disaster that might occur after the end of WWII, when millions of surplus goods might be dumped on the market, and when millions of people might be put out of work through the cancellation of contracts. According to the film military surplus is an inevitability, but financial disaster and depression is preventable.   Film...
Topics: home Front, World War II, Aftermath Of World War II, Military Surplus, Economics, Military Supply,...
Shot in the early 1930s and then re-released in 1939, this historic educational film features interesting "close-ups" of the children of the Balkan nations Yugoslavia, Albania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey.  They are shown in intimate little domestic scenes of spinning, ploughing,  feeding turkeys, chickens and geese. Helping their parents with the oddest of spinning wheels; herding sheep and drawing water from a picturesque old well with a sweep. As one of the titles...
Topics: Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Balkans, Greece, 1930's, Albania, Yoguslavia
Created in 1954 by the Shell Oil Company, "Proud Ships" was directed by Philip Armitage.  Across and around the world from oilfields to refineries and from refineries to consumers, oil tankers carry crude oil and its refined products. Proud Ships is the story of the tankers and the men who sail in them. It shows the full scale of their world-wide operations, the scope and magnitude of the tanker business and the orderly control of movements and cargoes. The film is also the story of...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Oil Tanker, Petroleum, Petroleum Industry, Ship, Tank Ship
This Eisenhower era U.S. Navy film shows the service's capabilities as it entered the Cold War.  Featured in the film are the USS Saratoga (CVA-60) and an attack carrier task force armed with missiles and jet aircraft, and capable of projecting tremendous power anywhere in the world.   On 6 June 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower and members of his cabinet boarded Saratoga to observe operations on board the giant carrier. For two days, she and eighteen other ships demonstrated air...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Dwight D. Eisenhower, USS Saratoga, Film, Cold War, U.S. Navy F8U...
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Made in the 1960s, this travelogue of Bermuda, the British Crown Colony, shows it at a moment in time just before the jet airplane made the islands a gigantic tourist mecca.  The film emphasizes Bermuda's beaches, tourist industry, golf courses, sport fishing, sailing, resorts and its lack of crowds and roads.  A primitive form of snorkeling wearing a hard hat helmet is seen at the 6 minute mark.  Calypso drummers are seen at the 7 minute mark.   Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory in...
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Made in 1950, this U.S. Navy recruitment film focuses on the training of naval aviators at Pensacola, Florida.  It exposes new recruits to the training process and day to day activities for a Navy flier. They go over the general over view of the training and list the individual components of the program. It is aimed at encouraging new recruits to take the program seriously so that they can reap the rewards or risk being grounded. Fairly straight forward, non-technical intro to training style...
Topics: Stock Footage, Periscope Film, Footage, United Sates Naval Aviator Training Aircraft, United States...
Made in the late 1940s or early 1950s, this promotional film for North American Aviation is a great historical document of the history of mass produced airplanes used mostly for warring efforts of the United States, told from the perspective of one of the largest airplane manufacturers in the world. It is filled with historic footage of various types of World War II fighter planes, surveillance planes, bombers and fighter jets. Spectacular air battle scenes from World War II and the Korean...
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This historic Marine Corps film from 1961 (and likely showing events in 1960) shows a visit to Scotland by members of the USMC to participate in the Edinburgh Tattoo,  conducted annually by crack regiments of the British Commonwealth.  Marines participate in the annual parade and tattoo, marching with the Highlanders in downtown Edinburgh.  The Scottish National War Memorial is seen at the 3:50 mark.  The Highland Games are seen starting at the 4:10 mark, with tossing the caber shown and...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Marine Corps, USMC, Scotland, Military Tattoo, Royal Air Force,...
An official film made by the War Department, Highballing to Victory is a short US propaganda movie made toward the end of World War II about the importance of material and transportation in the war effort.  The movie includes an emphasis on the story of tires, which proved vital for the war effort.  At the 5:50 mark tire "casualties" are seen with tires damaged or destroyed in accidents, from wear, or combat.  A B-24 crash is seen at 6:40, and other aircraft making ground loops and...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Highballing To Victory, Film
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...
Topics: Tower to The Sky, US Navy, Map, Micronesia, Yap, Rumung, Stock Footage
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Made for the home market by World in Color Productions, this silent color newsreel shows the first full scale hydrogen bomb test at Enewetak, known as Ivy Mike. Various views of the test are seen, including aerial footage of the blasts.   Ivy Mike was the codename given to the first test of a full-scale thermonuclear device, in which part of the explosive yield comes from nuclear fusion. It was detonated on November 1, 1952 by the United States on Enewetak, an atoll in the Pacific Ocean, as...
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The sunlit landscapes of “Golden California” is brought to the viewer via this 1930s black-and-white picture. “A land of magic at the rainbow’s end” is how a title card introduces California as Pacific Ocean waves crash upon the rocky shoreline at mark  00:15 . San Diego is the first “port of call” (mark  00:42 ) and we learn how the city was the first settlement on the Pacific Coast. At  1:09 , the steamship SS Pennsylvania is seen in Long Beach harbor. The film quickly takes...
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This gorgeous silent home movie of Honolulu, Hawaii dates to the 1940s during WWII. There are soldiers and sailors visible throughout the film, and a signpost at the start of the film points to Guadalcanal, where American Marines were fighting the Japanese in the first major offensive land battle of the Pacific Campaign. At 1:00 mark, you will see downtown Honolulu including shots of Twin Coach buses on the streets. There is more material in downtown at the 4:50 mark. At 6:14 some local ladies...
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“Debrief: Apollo 8” is an official NASA film produced in 1969 that takes the viewer inside the story of man’s first journey into orbit around the moon, with comments on the significance of the flight by several prominent Americans. Narrated by film and television actor Burgess Meredith, it includes photographs of the lunar surface, Earth as seen from the moon, and activities of the astronauts. Apollo 8, the second crewed mission in the United States Apollo space program, was launched on...
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This period newsfilm depicts the beach landings which took place on June 6th, 1944. This was the Allied invasion during WW2 and it was the largest seaborne invasion in history. It was released by British Information Services (:12) and opens with European citizens opening their windows and leaning out on the morning of D-Day (:31). Heads are titled to the skies as the drone of heavy-laden planes had been heard throughout the night (:34). An Evening Standard paper is seen with a headline reading...
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This recently re-discovered home movie shows New York City during WWII. Although portions of the film may date to as early as 1938, most of it was shot in 1944-45. You will see patriotic banners and flags flying in New York (including at 2:33 where a Victory flag is seen). Some of the highlights include rare color footage of Times Square at night, New York harbor bustling with Liberty and Victory Ship traffic, Wall Street draped with patriotic flags, shots of the cityscape and pedestrians,...
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This 1943 black and white propaganda film about “one government’s plan to provide better homes”, was produced by the U.S. Office of Interamerican Affairs to depict improvements in housing in Chile during World War II. Julien Bryan contributed to the photography. Santiago is shown. Several old government buildings have elaborate architecture in contrast to new ones. A policeman directs cars, busses, and pedestrians (:26- 1:13 ). The Firestone building is shown ( 1:14 ), followed by a new...
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Made during WWII by the Union Switch and Signal Company, which converted to manufacturing firearms as part of the war effort, this silent 16mm film documents the production of .45 automatics. These weapons are "carved out of steel" through a variety of techniques including machine forging. The film traces all aspects of manufacture, testing, and finally railroad shipping of the completed and tested weapons. Union Switch & Signal company of Swissvale Pennsylvania, primarily made...
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S O S Coast Guard (1937) is a Republic film serial. It was the seventh of the sixty-six serials made by Republic. The plot concerns the mad scientist Boroff (Bela Lugosi) attempting to sell a superweapon to the highest bidder, opposed by Coast Guard Lieutenant Terry Kent (Ralph Byrd), for both personal and professional reasons. The main stars were Bela Lugosi and Ralph Byrd. It was made during the 2-year period when the Hayes Office put a moratorium on horror movies, Lugosi's usual genre, and...
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Peru is a black and white, educational film, produced in 1943 by Julien Bryan, a filmmaker and documentarian. Bryan was hired by the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs to make a series of 23 educational movies on Latin American culture and customs. Peru is one of them. This film was narrated by Tony Kraber and commentary was given by Forrest Izard. A view of the Cordillera Vilcanota Mountains in the Cusco region. It is here the peak Huayna Picchu rises on which the ancient city...
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One of a series of films based on texts by Henry Bowman called Marriage for Moderns, this campy 1950s film "Marriage: Today" is full of unintentional comedy. Featuring some ridiculously backwards ideas about what a healthy relationship is, and how young couples can build lasting marriages by a clear analysis of their mutual aims and cooperation in achieving them. One couple in the film, university graduates, have many interests in common. The other couple, a business man and a...
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This black and white mid-1950s television show was part of the "Conquest" series, which in season two looked at "Great Achievements of the 20th Century.”   A montage of achievements are shown. Early 1900s women punch a time clock dressed in long blouses, skirts, and updos, followed by dancing ( 1:38 - 2:04 ). A crowd gathers outside a Nickelodeon. A one-cent post advertises Billy West in The Absent Minded Janitor and Ham and Bud in The Sausage Factory. A hand inserts a penny...
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Life in Kuwait is the focus of this 1960s color educational film. The camera takes us through the streets starting at mark  01:45 . “Kuwait. The place you’ve been hearing about,” the narrator proclaims. The film features a brief history of the country (mark  02:50 ) as a world map fills the screen, followed by desert scenes and images of oil pipelines and refineries. At mark  05:00  we see some of the items imported to Kuwait, everything from automobiles to razor blades. Some of that...
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Released in 1948 by Paul White and directed by William Winter, "Pearl of the Orient" tells the story of the Philippines as it rose from the disaster of WWII to become a modern nation. The film is notable as it contains native music and songs recorded in the field, along with footage of Filipino arts and crafts including weaving. At  1:12 , modern Manila is shown, still bearing many scars of war but appearing bustling and full of life. Starting at  1:30 , rural life in the mountains...
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This elaborate, amateur-produced 16mm silent film shows the 1947 Tournament of Roses Parade when the theme was "Holidays in Flowers". This was the 58th annual parade, with Bob Hope as grand marshall (see about  1:20  mark). The Rose Parade, also known as the Tournament of Roses and the Rose Parade presented by Honda, is part of "America's New Year Celebration" held in Pasadena, California each year on New Year's Day (or on Monday, January 2 if New Year's Day falls on a...
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