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One of a series of films made by the National Associaton of Manufacturers to promote American business, this film consists of various segments. First segment shows the manufacture of mine sweeper ships for the U.S. Navy at the Bellingham Washington Shipyards. Many parts of the ship are created by hand, while other parts are constructed with modern techniques. Resorcinol glue, also known as resorcinol-formaldahyde, is used to make structure members. This is an adhesive combination of resin and...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
Created by United Aircraft Corporation to celebrate 50 years of powered flight, WE SAW IT HAPPEN features interviews with pioneers from the first half-century of American aviation: designers, engineers, industrial entrepreneurs, and pilots. Appearing in it are: Wellwood Beall, Larry Bell, William Boeing, William Bridgeman, Frank Caldwell, Clarence Chamberlin, Virginius Clark, Glenn Curtiss, James Doolittle, Donald Douglas, Ira Eaker, Oliver Echols, Earl Findley, Benjamin Foulois, Robert Gross,...
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Made in 1963, this educational film portrays the need for improvements in transportation as the U.S. spread westward, and outlines the development of a network of canals to supplement existing river and highway transportation facilities. Uses flashbacks to show activities of a family employed by the canal company to maintain a ten-mile section of the canal and operate the locks. It features images of canals, locks, aqueducts, canal networks, and also explains terminology affiliated with canal...
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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)....
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In this episode of the True Adventure TV series from the early 1960s, viewers go on an expedition through the Northwest Passage with the U.S. Coast Guard. The episode opens with dramatic shots of the Arctic, including an ice shelf breaking off ( 00:08 ). Host Bill Burrud discusses the Coast Guard’s voyage through the Northwest Passage. There are various shots of the Arctic Ocean with a number of different ships navigating its waterways ( 02:23 ). The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bramble sails out...
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This black & white educational film is about the Fighting Cavalier Squadron and their F-105s flying/bombing in Vietnam. This is Part 1 and was filmed in November 1966, most of the base footage is from Korat Air Force Base in Thailand.  Opening titles: U.S. Air Force Presents 'There is a Way' (:10-:48). Three Lieutenants are about to land. They are landing, after their 101st missions, their Republic F-105 Thunderchiefs. Another soldier speaks on this. Jeep and cars drive down a tarmac...
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This glorious silent film shows the National Junior Air Races, held in Cleveland, Ohio. The Scripps-Howard National Junior Air Races are almost completely forgotten, but in the 1930s and 40s they represented the premiere competitive arena for aircraft modelers, radio-control and control line pilots.  This rare silent home movie dates to 1939 - 1942, but probably 1942. It was shot by a member of the Cleveland Press staff.  It shows many of the events at the Races, including the weigh-in that...
Topics: 1942, Junior National Air Races, Cleveland, Ohio, Stock Footage
This silent, amateur 1940s home movie shows workers from the Hirth Concrete Breaking Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin performing various demolition and construction tasks. The film was likely shot to help promote the company and features a wide range of equipment. At 2:30 a man is seen operating a jack hammer. At 5:30 , men with jackhammers demolish a building wall. At 8:00 , work is seen on railroad right-of-way. At 8:12 , a foundation is being constructed. At 11:43 a steam shovel is seen...
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This Royal Canadian Air Force film shows a military plane crash and its aftermath, with one uninjured crewman doing his best to keep injured cohorts alive until help arrives.  The title of the film is not certain (because the opening title is missing!) but we believe it is called "No Time to Lose".  The scenario unfolds as the plane's crew, already low on fuel and with an engine out, learns that their base is completely fogged in.  Moments later a second engine failure dooms the...
Topics: Royal Canadian Air Force, Aircraft, Plane Crash, Accident, Survival, Canada, Airplane, Morse Code
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Coastal Command is a documentary style account of the Shorts Sunderland and PBY Catalina flying boats during the Battle of the Atlantic. The film includes real footage of attacks on a major enemy ship by Hudson and Halifax bombers based in Iceland. Later, the film depicts a routine sea patrol, in which a Sunderland flying boat flies over a convoy and bombs a German U-boat. Two versions of the film were made, one featuring an explanatory voice over. In this version, the film ends with the...
Topics: Coastal Command, PBY Catalina, Flying Boats, U Boat, Stock Footage
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Produced in 1945, "On to Tokyo" is a cautionary film made by the U.S. Army Pictorial Service. Featuring Chief of Staff George Marshall, the film speaks to the troops who won the war against Germany about the absolute necessity to defeat the Japanese. "They think we will grow tired of war," says Marshall, "and call it quits...our purpose is to crush Japan just as quickly as we can." To do this, Allied forces must be redeployed as soon as possible, and sent to Asia...
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Made during WWII in 1942, this profile of the Free French Navy begins with footage of a Frenchman escaping to England to join the fight against the Axis.  The Free French Navy Headquarters in London is shown, along with sailor cadet training at sea aboard sailing vessels.  The most unique vessel shown is at the 4 minute mark, where the submarine Sourcouf is shown, followed by various French destroyers, and British built Corvettes manned by Frenchmen at the 5:30 mark.      Les Forces...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Free French Naval Force, French Navy, World War II, Charles De Gaulle
Made in the 1960s when Egypt grew close to the Soviet Union as an ally, this documentary film starts with images of some of the dams and hydroelectric power projects made possibly through the alliance. At :40, the famous Egyptian cotton and textile industry is seen, as well as images of industrialization. Agriculture is seen, followed at 1;16 by a large electric power plant, modern food processing plants, and an oil refinery. A steel plant is seen at 2:47 with shipbuilding also shown at...
Topic: Stock Footage
This patriotic, black and white film, produced to motivate railroad employees, was instructions on how to load freight and keep freight moving without damage. It was produced by Chicago film Laboratory, Inc. for the Association of American Railroad Freight Claim Division (formed 1934-1978) during World War II, which occurred between the years of 1939 and 1945. War scenes: anti-aircraft guns shooting, jeeps racing across the plains, flying aircraft, releasing parachutes, tanks rushing across the...
Topic: Stock Footage
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Created in 1947 by Belmont Pictures Inc., this film for Los Angeles Transit Lines (the post-WWII moniker for the Los Angeles Railway and bus lines) is entitled "It’s a Big Job". It was created to recruit drivers, motormen and conductors. The film's script was written by Eric Strutt, produced by Dan Downer and photography by William Wooten. The film is narrated by actor Alexander Scourby, who also stars. It was directed by J. Richard Westen. The movie opens with text indicating it is...
Topics: 1947, Los Angeles, Trolley, Post WWII, Transit Lines, Stock Footage
Attack in the Pacific (also known by the series title: Armed Forces Information Film: A.F.I.F. Number 3) is a 1944 American war documentary film directed by Frank Capra. This dramatic documentary, an Armed Forces Information Film, was completed a year before the war's end. It is dedicated to the men of the United States Navy, a fighting organization which fulfilled a most significant role in bringing about the defeat of Japan. Following a valuable introduction describing the variegated Pacific...
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This is part of a series of Combat camera dailies from Vietnam in 1967. 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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This is part of a series of Combat camera dailies from Vietnam in 1967. 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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"230,000 Will Die" is a 1954, black and white film that opens with narrator Charles Cameron, M.D., medical director of the American Cancer Society, speaking to the camera. This groundbreaking film about medical research was presented by the American Cancer Society. Its purpose is to warn Americans to take early action on their cancer as it can be treated and save lives. To a modern audience, the film is notable because of what it does not focus on -- for example smoking is not...
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Made by Westinghouse in 1938-39, "The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair" is an American film directed by Robert R. Snody produced for the company's exhibit at the 1939 New York World's Fair. (NOTE: our print of this film is not complete, and represents only half of the original movie. Our apologies but we thought it worth sharing nevertheless.) "The Middleton Family" illustrates the contribution of free enterprise, technology, and Westinghouse products to the...
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Made prior to the Apollo 11 lunar landing, "Apollo Lunar Mission Update" features shots of various Kennedy Space Center installations, the Saturn V rocket and footage shot during test flights.  It also contains footage of the Moon taken by the Mariner and other lunar spacecraft, and animation. The film provides explanations for the preparation for the first moon landing, followed by animation sequences tracing the space flight, moon landing, and return to earth. Conspiracy nuts will...
Topics: Apollo Mission, NASA, Space Program, Moon, Kennedy Space Center, Saturn V, rocket
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This historic NASA film shows the Apollo 7 mission -- the first mission in the United States' Apollo program to carry a crew into space. It was also the first U.S. spaceflight to carry astronauts since the flight of Gemini XII in November 1966. The AS-204 mission, also known as "Apollo 1", was intended to be the first manned flight of the Apollo program, scheduled to launch in February 1967. However, a fire in the cabin during a January 1967 test killed the crew. Manned flights were...
Topics: NASA, Apollo program, Apollo 7, kennedy Space Center, 1968, space race
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This 1950s U.S. Navy newsreel shows the operation of the Taylor Model Ship Basin in the design of warship hulls.  The ship demonstrated here is an LCI, landing craft infantry.  Scale model propellers are built as well as a ship hull for extensive testing in the long basin.   The David Taylor Model Basin (DTMB) is one of the largest ship model basins—test facilities for the development of ship design—in the world. DTMB is a field activity of the Carderock Division of the Naval Surface...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Warship, United States Navy, LCI. Landing Craft, Landing Craft...
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This soil conservation film, “Blades of Green” (59164) opens with the Union Pacific Railroad logo. It is presented by the Agricultural Development Department (:15). American bison once roamed the land by the millions (:23), yet due to increased population moving west the grass growing areas had shrank. This created a need for livestock to find food from man made irrigated pastures (:42). While hogs may have been good foragers (:52), dairy animals needed improved grazing fields ( 1:02 ). A...
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Made by Dodge Brothers during WWII, this film shows the various trucks, command cars, ambulances, tractors and other vehicles made during the conflict for the U.S. Army.  A proving grounds for these vehicles is also shown starting around the 2 minute mark.  The Chrysler foundry is seen at the 4:30 mark, producing Sherman tanks.  Also shown is the precision made Sperry Gyrocompass (8 minute mark), anti-aircraft guns, radar systems, and other equipment built by Dodge during WWII.  Dodge...
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Silent footage of jet airliners, circa 1960s, doing approach and landing at dusk. Includes PSA, American Airlines, and Ozark Air Lines livery. Mostly DC-8 type jets but also a DC-3 are shown. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston...
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A showcase of the National Parks of the Western US during the 1920s, with primarily emphasis on Glacier National Park! 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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This silent film produced in 1968 features combat camera footage shot by the 600th Photo Squadron, part of Military Airlift Command. It begins with shots of Saigon, and then rapidly moves into jungle combat. The various activities of the 600th are shown including shooting military maneuvers, accidents such as the plane crash seen at 6:31 , spraying of Agent Orange ( 7:16 and 22:15 ), special events (at 5:09 , President Lyndon Johnson is shown during his visit to Vietnam with General William...
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Directed by Louis Emile Galey and featuring a score by Georges Delerue, TECHNICIENS A POMPON ROUGE presents the French Navy in the aftermath of WWII. The film was likely made to promote the French Navy and demonstrate its return to greatness following the devastating losses of WWII. During the war many capital ships were destroyed by the Royal Navy and by the hands of its own sailors -- scuttled to prevent capture and use by the Germans. Here is the fleet as it appeared after considerable...
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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 cleverly...
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Made in 1975 to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the United States Marine Corps, "The Birthday Party" features a creative premise -- a group of retired Marines symbolizing various eras of the Corps get together for a celebratory dinner. Through vignettes, the history of the Corps is shown from the Revolutionary War through Vietnam, portraying the evolution of the Marine Corps from its origin to the present day. The film includes several well-known actors including Richard Dean...
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Assembled from the General Newsreel Co.'s holdings, this issue of Yesterday’s Newsreel provides film clips of news highlights. Segments include 1936 Fashions at :14, featuring various hats for women including derbies and turbans. At 1:02 , a sports segment shows the National Tennis Doubles Championship of 1933 featuring Frank Shields, Lester Stoefen, Frank Parker and George Lott. At 1:51 the 1927 Belmont Stakes, observed by Al Smith of New York. At 2:37 , images of German troops and Panzer...
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Shot during WWII, this silent home movie shows the Cheyenne Municipal Airport when it was used as an air base, and scenes shot at the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo, as well as scenes shot at an informal gathering of airmen and local gals. The Cheyenne Frontier Days outdoor rodeo and western celebration which is shown, has been running annually since 1897 in Cheyenne, Wyoming.The film opens with footage of soldiers or U.S. Army Air Force personnel playing horseshoe (:11) at a corral or ranch....
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Manchukuo, or ""State of Manchuria"", was a puppet state comprised of Eastern Inner Mongilia and Manchuria. Created by the former Qing Dynasty Emperor and Imperial Japan in 1932, it ceased to exist after the defeat of Japan in WWII. The international furor that resulted from the creation of the state of Manchukuo, eventually led Japan to withdraw from the League of Nations. This propaganda film shows the newly-created state, with a focus on how the Japanese are improving the...
Topic: Stock Footage
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This issue of the U.S. Naval Workers Digest, a WWII industrial incentive newsreel shown to those involved in the war effort, consists of a couple of segments. The first is entitled ATTACK / COUNTER ATTACK! and the second WINGS OVER LEYTE. The first film looks at amphibious landings in the European and Pacific Theaters of war, emphasizing the incredible amounts of supplies and material that go into making victory possible. The second film shows the naval battle of Leyte Gulf and also contains a...
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Produced by the Army Film and Photographic Unit and the Royal Air Force Film Production Unit, this black-and-white film is Part 2 of “Desert Victory,” exploring the Battle for North Africa during World War II. The film starts cold with British tanks rolling across the desert during the Second Battle of El Alamein, and explanation that in the early going, the British Eighth Army had made a four-mile advance through German lines to the north, as well as advancements against the lines of...
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US Air Force the T38A Talon is a color training film made for the United States Air Force, #TF 1-5394 was produced in 1962. The purpose of this film is to teach pilots to use instrumentation when flying. The film opens with a U. S. Air Force Northrop T-38 Talon flying through the air ( 0:34 - 0:52 ). Instrument flying using the T-38 flight director system ( 0:53 - 0:59 ). Showing the instrument panel of the T-37 compared to improved panel of T-38 ( 1:22 - 1:44 ). Attitude indicator, or AI, also...
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This 1965 promotional film "The Treasure of Lucaya" promotes development in Lucaya,  Grand Bahamas. The film's storyline is about a reporter sent to cover a story about Spanish treasure found off the coast of Lucaya. While on the island the reporter, Mark Stevens, finds love and chooses to return to live there. The film opens with the newspaper’s editor and his peer named Bill discussing Mark (:37). Mark initially didn’t believe in the treasure and is seen collecting paperwork in...
Topic: Stock Footage
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This color educational film is two short films produced by the Government of Israel. The first is about a traffic cop in Tel Aviv and the second is about the men who build roads in the blazing heat. This is from 1961. Opening titles: The Israel Office of Information presents VISTAS OF ISRAEL (:07-:31). Title card: City On Wheels. Tel Aviv, Israel. People board buses. Cars and buses drive down city streets. A traffic cop stands by. Cars pass by. People walk around. A police man walks into a...
Topics: Vistas, Israel, 1961, Israeli, Tel Aviv, Road Building
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Made by famed filmmaker Julien Bryan for the U.S. Government, ROADS SOUTH explores transportation in Latin America in the 1940s.   In doing so it explains how topography affects transport and how the difficulties of transportation are dealt with throughout history. Part history lesson, part geography lesson and part loving tribute, this vintage black and white film shows old and "new" 1940s transportation systems exist side by side. The seaplane and sailboat ride the same water. Dug...
Topics: Transportation, Latin America, Roads South, 1940s. Pan AM Airlines, Stock Footage
The 1954 CBS / University of Arkansas produced documentary “The Search for Yokum Creek,” depicted the search for the origins of an Elizabethan ballad, “The Two Sisters.” The film begins with an exterior shot of the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center building where the presenter/narrator, Charles Romine begins by providing a few details about the upcoming investigation they are about to set out on (:42). Mary Celestia Parler, the founder of the Arkansas Folklore Society, an English...
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This 1960s film showcases the work of the city bus driver named Mr. Staley working on Santa Monica's famous "Big Blue Bus" lines. Featuring GMC "new look" buses, the film shows the operation of a diesel bus from the depot to a route on Lincoln Blvd. up to Montana Avenue. The film looks at the activities of various passengers, all the while showcasing the operation of the bus. Some of the topics explained include the use of transfers, tokens and fare boxes, the operation of...
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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...
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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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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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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...
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Filmed on June 12, 1944, this silent film shows Allied leaders on their way to visit the invasion beachhead in France. There are apparently two (separate) parties shown, one British and one American. Some of the persons you will see in the film include British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Field Marshal Jan Christiaan Smuts (to Churchill's right at 1:23 ), General George C. Marshall ( 7:08 ), Supreme Allied Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Ernest...
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This black & white educational film is about the Native Americans working at a Southwest Mission. This was an Arthur Barr Production from 1965.   Opening titles: a Native American turns a book that has the credits on it - MISSION LIFE, Alta, CA 1776 (:10-:46). A Native American rings a bell. A Monk writes. Sheep graze in Alta, CA. Fertile grass and plants. Hands touch squash. A Native American eats fruit from the branch. A Monk blesses a Native American at a Mission. A Monk writes. The...
Topics: Catholic Mission, California, Southwest, Mission Life, 1965, Churches, Stock Footage
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This historic U.S. Navy promotional film entitled "Anchor's Aweigh", shows the fighting ships of the Navy as they appeared in the 1930s. It seems likely given that Panama is seen in the film, that this movie was shot during Fleet Problem XVII.  Fleet problem was the term used by the United States Navy to describe each of 21 large-scale naval exercises conducted between 1923 and 1940. They are labeled with Roman numerals, from Fleet Problem I through Fleet Problem XXI. A 22nd Fleet...
Topics: periscope Film, Stock footage, Anchors Aweigh, USS Langley, Panama Canal
This is an episode of the television program ‘Industry on Parade’ which ran from the 1950’s to the 1960’s. It was produced by the National Manufacturers Association (:16) and opens with the super shovel (:34). A large power shovel lifts topsoil from a city lot (:44). It stands over eight stories high (:49) with a dipper that carried 45 cubic yards of materials. It is pictured at the Hanna Coal Company in eastern Ohio (:56). It was manufactured by the Marion Power Shovel Company in...
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This is a Chem Studies Film, produced by the Chemical Education Material Study for use in its course in chemistry. Molecular Spectroscopy. Collaborators are Dr. Bryce Crawford Junior, Professor of Chemistry and Dr. John Overend, Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Minnesota. This movie is about molecular spectroscopy. There are in-depth conversations and vivid imagery about how molecules have natural frequencies of vibration and on the understanding of how light waves interact with...
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This 1937 black & white, International Harvester promotional film is about Cyrus Hall McCormick, an American inventor. McCormick was responsible for revolutionizing agriculture throughout the country with the invention of the mechanical reaper which was used by farmers to harvest crops mechanically. This machine proved to be revolutionary as it made harvesting much easier and efficient. Cyrus McCormick founded the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, which later became part of the...
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This historic film, which is silent, shows NASA research projects in the 1970s with unmanned aircraft, drones, and remotely piloted vehicles. The film begins with shots of a radio controlled airplane flying off what appears to be the lakebed of Edwards Air Force Base. The plane is fitted with smoke pods that allow it to be seen from a great distance, assisting the operator in making a landing. At 2:22 the arrangement is shown in a close-up. At 3:15 a lifting body, probably the Hyper III, is...
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This extremely rare silent film shows the 1927 Dole Air Race from Oakland, California to Honolulu Hawaii. The race was one of the most tragic episodes in aviation history, costing ten human lives and destroying six aircraft. More on this below: The Dole Air Race, also known as the Dole Derby, was a tragic air race across the Pacific Ocean from northern California to the Territory of Hawaii in August 1927. Of the 15-18 airplanes entered, eleven were certified to compete but three crashed before...
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This short film shows crop dusting biplanes of the California Insecticide Service Company, or CISCO, at work over the farms of Lancaster, California.  Although the planes are clearly stunting for the camera, it's a fairly realistic portrait of the dangerous work of these pilots.   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...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Crop Dusting, Crop Duster, Barn Storming, Biplane
In this episode of Richfield’s Success Story, a television series that profiles successful businesses with a connection to Richfield oil products, viewers see the Portland, OR production plant of Sawyer’s, Inc., where the popular View-Masters are manufactured. The film opens with a child looking through a View-Master. Footage shows one of the reels that features a fairytale scene with Pinocchio, Captain Hook, and Santa Claus. The show’s host, Bill Nielson, shows a shelf lined with models...
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This silent newsreel includes three different segments. The first shows the Battle of the Argonne, the second a Zeppelin raid on London (3:50), and the third fighting on the Russian Front (7:09). The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, also known as the Maas-Argonne Offensive and the Battle of the Argonne Forest, was a part of the final Allied offensive of World War I that stretched along the entire Western Front. It was fought from September 26, 1918, until the Armistice on November 11, a total of 47...
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Dating to the F-16 rollout in the mid-1970s, THE HOT PERFORMER shows the prototype F-16s being put through their paces at Edwards Air Force Base.  The film was targeted at the Pentagon but also foreign governments who might acquire the aircraft.  Some of the characteristics shown in the film include the plane's "fly by wire" capability, its unique bubble canopy, and its ability to accelerate faster than any other aircraft on the market.   The General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin)...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, General Dynamics, War, U.S. Air Force, Fighter Aircraft
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Explains the principles of jet propulsion and Newton's third law of motion. Shows various types of jet engines, jet airplanes in flight and their advantages and disadvantages. Uses animation to explain the basic operation of the jet engine. 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...
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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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In 1935, Franklin Delano Roosevelt's niece Leila Roosevelt Denis and her husband Armand Denis, embarked on a journey across Africa in a Dodge car, starting in Belgium, driving across France and Spain, to Spanish Morocco, and then driving the full length of the continent southward. Leila Roosevelt had previously driven 24,000 miles around the world in 1933-34. The trip was made with Dodge trucks carrying cameras and Dodge cars. "Wheels Across Africa" is a record of that trip, released...
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This animated film presents the theories of ionization as they are applied to gas filled or vacuum tubes. It was produced by the Division of Visual Arts of the U.S. Office of Education (:14). It opens with a display of a vacuum diode in which electrons are emitted by a cathode (:43) and attracted by a positively charged anode (:44). The number of electrons depend on the amount emitted from the cathode, the potential difference between the anode and the cathode and the negative space charge from...
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SONS OF LIBERTY is a 1939 American short drama film directed by Michael Curtiz, which tells the story of Haym Solomon. It won an Academy Award in 1940 for Best Short Subject (Two-Reel). In this mini-biopic, director Michael Curtiz shows us the life and death of Salomon (Claude Rains), from his joining the Sons of Liberty (SOL) in 1776 and arrest in New York as a rebel to his spying for General Washington (Montagu Love) while working as a translator for the British. Later, in prison, he met...
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This gorgeous 1980 color film “A World of Pictures” was produced for famous Swedish inventor and photographer Victor Hasselblad. It is a series of images set to music and is a long advertisement for Hasselblad cameras for Has. It opens with a crowded street of people walking into the camera intermixed with an outdoor book and magazine stand (:06-:40). The bright blue of a Kippah is shown (:32). Closeups are taken of the magazines and the rack is scanned before taking more photos of people...
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This historic computer and information technology film by Edutronics, Inc. presents “Data Processing Principles Basic File Concepts,” a 1969 film focusing on the “exciting things … happening today in the world of data processing.” From business to scientific research, the “science of information” is said to be changing the world around us. Machines are being used to represent, store, manipulate, transmit, and display information, we’re told starting at mark   01:05 . As we see...
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This historic film details the Viking Program, an historic space exploration program conducted from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the late 1970s. The Viking program consisted of a pair of American space probes sent to Mars, Viking 1 and Viking 2. Each spacecraft was composed of two main parts: an orbiter designed to photograph the surface of Mars from orbit, and a lander designed to study the planet from the surface. The orbiters also served as communication relays for the landers once they...
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Created shortly after the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a memorial, this newsreel was shown to U.S. troops overseas as part of the "Army/Navy Screen Magazine". The film shows the President's body leaving Warm Springs and going to Washington by train, and then the funeral parade through the nation's capitol, and ceremonial lying in state, and ends with the body interred at Hyde Park, New York. The film is set to music with the words of the fallen President throughout. The...
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This short segment from an Air Force news magazine shows some of the airplanes at the Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, including the B-29, B-36, and B-52 bombers.  It is hosted by Capt. Bill Cole, an assistant safety engineer on the B-1 bomber. 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...
Topics: United States Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
This Royal Navy produced stock reel contrasts the RN versus the Soviet Navy, its chief perceived adversary in combat.  The film begins with shots of different modern merchant and oil tanker ships, as well as footage of Navy vessels.  It also features footage of the Russian Navy in the 1970s beginning around the 2:30 mark, including helicopter carrying warships equipped with cruise missiles, amphibious assault ships, and more.  Soviet amphibious forces are seen at the 4:30 mark including...
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These silent 16mm home movies are from the estate of someone who was close to Admiral Louis E. Denfeld and likely date to the mid to late 1950s. It's just possible that they are from 1950, when the subject of the film Admiral Denfeld was forced to retire due to his participating in the so-called "Revolt of the Admirals." The film begins in Hawaii where the sign for "Admiral L.E. Denfeld" is seen at 13:00 . Admiral Denfeld led Battleship Division 9 in 1945, and was the...
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Dating to 1970, "AIRPLANE TRIP" was the fourth edition Encyclopedia Brittanica film to bear that name. The progress of aviation in the years between the first version in the 1930s was so much as to make new versions necessary every decade or so. This film takes place at LAX airport in Los Angeles, with passengers boarding a National Airlines flight from LA to Miami (:48). Stewardesses are loading into a van as they have arisen early at the Huntley House Hotel to prepare for the flight...
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This film will take a look at major news events in the year of 1947. It is presented by Castle Films (:07) and will visit Africa first as the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth made the first ever royal family trip to the country (:23). While there, the pair took a 10,000-mile tour and enjoyed a demonstration performed by the Zulu warriors (:33). Turning to turmoil in Korea, the country had been experiencing unrest since the end of WW2 in 1945 and were seeking independence after 40 years of...
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This episode of "The Big Picture" dates to the 1961-1962 season. Filmed at Washington,. D.C . it shows the Army's "Old Guard" - the 3rd Infantry Regiment - and the U.S. Army Band presenting its annual pageant of military skills and traditions.  The 3rd United States Infantry Regiment is a regiment of the United States Army. It currently has three active battalions, and is readily identified by its nickname, "The Old Guard," as well as "Escort to the...
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Dating to February 12, 1945, the 69th issue of the Army Air Force's Combat Digest features several fascinating segments.  First, the use of small planes to carry wounded in and out of combat areas on Leyte, in the Philippines.  This was the 159th Liaison Squadron which saw combat during the Philippines Campaign (1944–45) with the 3d Air Commando Group. Flying unarmed Stinson L-4 and L-5 Grasshopper and UC-64A Norseman light aircraft, the squadron flew courier and aerial reconnaissance...
Topics: L-4 Aircraft, Stinson Aircraft Company, Liaison Squadron, Paratrooper, Philippine Campaign, United...
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Made in 1949, CATTLE AND THE CORN BELT presents the story of meat and corn production in the American Middle West. It shows a typical cattle ranch and the duties of the cow-hand; transporting cattle to corn belt for fattening; typical corn-belt farm with mechanical harvesting methods; and an annual country fair.  The film includes images of a slaughterhouse, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation, railroads, stock yards, packing plants, and more.  The film features images of Wyoming,...
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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...
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This film is of the ‘Combat Weekly Digest’ which was a WW2 newsreel running from 1943 to 1945. It had been prepared by the Army Air Force Combat Film Service (:29). It begins with the bombing of the Philippians on September 6th, 1944 (:38).  A map shows the 650-mile mission from Middleburg to Buayan in the Philippians (:44). At the Middleburg airfield, B-25 Mitchells are checked and gassed for the 11-hour mission ahead (:52). The first large scale mission began on September 1st (1:00)....
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This 1958 color film is from the “Wheels-A-Rolling” musical presentation that was part of the 1948 and 1949 Chicago Railroad Fair, at which 39 railroad companies participated. This was the high water mark for the passenger railroads, and just before the nation's airlines forced them to reconfigure their business model. The musical numbers showcase the life-size replicas of transportation and train development. The actors are dressed in corresponding costumes of the time period. This is a...
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This silent, color home movie shows a visit to a carnival as well as Disneyland in Anaheim, California, most likely in the late 1950s. The film begins at a carnival attraction, possibly located at the Los Angeles Farmer's Market. A woman and some children on the carousel (:00). Little girls ride in the Ferris Wheel (kiddie version) (:13). A little girl rides in a rocket ship ride that goes round and round (:37). A little girl rides a pony (:49). At 1:55, the film switches to Disneyland, where a...
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This “Yesterday’s Newsreel” film offers the viewer “television highlights of the news of yesteryear” by providing vintage clips of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th Century. This episode begins with footage of the 1918 German Navy surrender. Britain’s Prince of Wales (Edward VIII) greets sailors aboard the USS New York (00:55). King George V is present for the surrender, as is British Admiral Sir David Beatty (01:18). Footage shows the German battleships...
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This black and white film is one of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels", an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection. It features seven segments of historic highlights. Italian-Ethiopian War 1934-1946 (:39- 3:22 ). Italian King Victor Emmanuel III inspect graduate officers on horseback followed by tanks following the same difficult course. Actual footage of Italy attacking Ethiopia in tanks is shown. General Graziani watches as his troops penetrate the valley....
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This film, "Smoking and Lung Cancer" dates to 1960 and was an early attempt to show the deleterious effects of cigarettes. The film depicts an actual patient at the Royal Edward Chest Hospital in Montreal, Canada. The doctors perform diagnostic tests, assessment, and surgical preparation for the removal of a lung from a patient with a long history of cigarette smoking. The close link between smoking and lung cancer, as well as other diseases, is discussed as well but -- because of the...
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Dating to 1937, this short film features the Fordham Baseball team under coach Jack Coffey demonstrating various baseball techniques, equipment, and positions. John Francis "Jack" Coffey (January 28, 1887 – February 14, 1966) born in New York City was an infielder for the Boston Doves (1909), Detroit Tigers (1918) and Boston Red Sox (1918). Coffey graduated from Fordham University in 1910. While still actively playing, he became the part-time coach at his alma mater, holding that...
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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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The circa 1971 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) color film “Apollo 14 Mission to Fra Mauro” opens with a shot of Freedom 7 on the launch pad on May 5, 1961. Piloted by astronaut Alan Shepard. it was the first manned flight of Project Mercury, the first United States human spaceflight, and the first step toward landing a man on the moon. By mark  00:50 , we jump 10 years ahead and see a Saturn V rocket on the launch pad — waiting to send the crew of Apollo 14 to the...
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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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These beautiful color home movies show the Chicago Railroad Fair, likely in 1948 but possibly in 1949. The film begins with images of the Indian village that was part of the Fair, before showing some of the railroad apparatus and steam engines that made the Fair such an amazing spectacle. The Chicago Railroad Fair was an event organized to celebrate and commemorate 100 years of railroad history west of Chicago, Illinois. It was held in Chicago in 1948 and 1949 along the shore of Lake Michigan...
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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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Filmed in 1945, this silent, amateur 16mm home movie begins with images of the city of Baltimore on August 14, 1945, -- Victory in Japan or VJ Day. The May Company building is seen draped in flags, banners, and war bonds promotional signs. At :31, you can see the sign reading "Japan Now Beat Thanks" and at :37, flags are handed out. At  1:01 , there is a shot of the Washington Monument and then a brief tour of the nation's capitol including the White House, as it appeared on or just...
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Santa Fe Railway presents “Seek Strike Destroy,” a World War II-era color film made in cooperation with the US War Department’s Bureau of Public Relations and the Fort Hood military post (at the time called Camp Hood) in Texas. The film opens with a scroll supporting WWII servicemen and encourages the viewer to “redouble our resolve to speed the victory which must and will be our!” The film opens with an aerial view of Camp Hood as soldiers march in formation, prepare meals, and...
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Made in the 1950s by Avion, a division of ACF Corporation, OPERATION PINPOINT outlines the use of a new horizontal position display, which was an innovation that allowed pilots to navigate with relative ease. It's unclear whether this display was ever adopted or deployed, as we've been unable to find references to it on the Internet. If you know about it -- let us know in the comments! According ot the film, the display was developed with Wright Air Development Center's Flight Control...
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This episode of the Army Navy Screen Magazine features three segments. The first TWENTY SEVEN SOLDIERS shows the various ethnicities and nations making up the Allied Army. The second is a profile of the AMERICAN FIELD SERVICE which provides medical care and transportation in support of the British. The third BY REQUEST features the city of Chicago as well as a song sung by Carol Bruce. Designed to promote racial harmony and understanding in wartime, TWENTY SEVEN SOLDIERS shows the cooperation...
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Released by the British Information Service in the aftermath of the Market Garden failure, this short black-and-white newsreel, part of the “Act and Fact" series and titled "Gateway to Germany,” begins with cheering crowds in September 1944, as the British 2nd Army roars through Belgium. Men, women, and children are shown reaching out to shake the hands of the soldiers at their convoys make their way through city streets at mark 00:20. The British 11th Armored Division are shown...
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This color educational film is about how a standard space shuttle Columbia mission works. Copyright is circa 1980/1981.  Title: Space Shuttle Mission Profile (:06). Space Shuttle Columbia on the launchpad, countdown to lift off (:10). Columbia clears the tower (:31). Shuttle Columbia leaves the atmosphere (:37). Booster rockets are jettisoned (:46). External fuel tank is jettisoned (1:02). Shuttle fly back towards earth (1:19). Columbia's Shuttle doors open (1:43).  Shuttle floats in space...
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This profile of Canadian Pacific's "unit train", also known as the Supertrain, dates to the 1980s. The film shows how vast amounts of coal are moved from coal mines in British Columbia to the port of Vancouver and the Superport of Roberts Bank. The film begins as coal is moved through processing plants via conveyer systems, and then stored in silos (:50). Specially designed gondola cars capable of carrying 150 tons of coal each are used. The locomotives are automatically controlled by...
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This film presents the resistance of air on the forward movement of aircrafts. It depicts the parasite drag as well as skin friction and how to combat or minimize the effects of the drag. It opens with a plane taking off from a runway and provides the information that as it takes off, the air moving under the wing creates lift which enables it to fly (:35). Drag is when air resists the movement of any flying object (:47). A demonstration of drag includes a couple walking together freely when...
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This story is told by Leslie Howard. This is the story of a nation in exile of Poland and Britain. But it is more than a story of just foreigners; it's the story of people who are now our guests, people we are proud to host. They have become by lands and sea our gallant comrades in arms. Here is a warzone in august 1939 at mark 1:42. Here a small boy is feeding the pigeons as bomb dropped. The small boy's name is Andrew. He found his way within incredible adventure and watches the pigeon in...
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“Dear Boss” is a 1952 United States Navy recruitment film that tells the dramatized story of a small town girl who joins the United States Naval Reserve Women’s Reserve (WAVES) and, in a letter to her former boss, tells of her experiences in boot camp and on her first assignment. The “nonclassified” film opens to the strains of “Anchors Away” and WAVES marching in formation before returning to their barracks and the letter-writing begins. Her old boss laments to her successor on...
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This color film documents the construction of the 1960 Lutheran Hour Float for the Pasadena Tournament of Rose New Year’s Day Parade. It was produced by the Lutheran Laymen’s League in Southern California. Finished, it will be 20’x40’x17’. To begin the float, men weld a set of four truck steering dollies under the front end before lowering a truck engine into the chassis as floats are driven from the rear ( 1:10 - 3:20 ). The float is started for the first time and inspected by the...
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This rare film from the early 1930s shows the dirigible USS Akron, and was made just after its disastrous loss in 1933. The film begins with images of the USS Akron before taking a step back in time to show a WWI type Navy balloon landing on a ship's deck ( 1:00 ). A non-rigid Navy blimp, the C-7, is seen at 1:09 . At 1:17 , USS Los Angeles is seen being christened with President Calvin Coolidge in attendance. USS Shenandoah is seen at 1:38 . At 1:42 the construction of the Akron is shown....
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