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This short film from 1948 celebrates the 173rd anniversary of the United States Marine Corps, which was founded in 1775. It shows the 2nd Marine Division being inspected by Gen. Clifton V. Cates, Commandant of the Corps. The location is Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. At the time, the 2nd Division had just returned from an amphibious landing exercise. The film goes on to show some of the capabilities of the USMC, and the "first team" which includes new jet aircraft (1:30), cutting edge...
Topics: 173rd Anniversary, United Statess Marine Corps, USMC, 1948, Gen. Clifton B Cates, Commandant, Stock...
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Yesterday’s Newsreel Tokyo Prepares for Bombing is a black and white film created in the late 1940’s and early 1950s. This film is one of the episodes of “Yesterday’s Newsreels”, a TV show made of television highlights from the General Newsreel collection. In these films, vintage clips can be found of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th century. Narration of this film is done by Tom Hale, Roger Owens, and Sally Anderson, each having done 139 episodes over their...
Topics: Yesterdays Newsreel, Tokyo, Air Raid, Drill, 1940, Stock Footage
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This short 1970s film from Merck & Co., Inc. highlights some of the advances in medicine that have come as a result of developments in NASA’s space program. The film opens with an astronaut spinning in a simulator. Another astronaut experiences simulated zero-gravity. Astronauts in space suits work outside of a space shuttle (01:28). Dr. Charles Berry, Director of the Life Sciences Program at NASA and the astronauts’ physician, speaks to camera about his role at the control center for...
Topics: Medicine, Moonflights, NASA, X Ray, 1970, Stock Footage
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THE ARMY DOZEN AND THE BELL H-13K SIOUX HELICOPTER ON THE WARPATH
Topics: The Army Dozen, Bell H-13k Sioux Helicopter, Warparth, Bell helicopter, Historic Film, Stock Footage
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Made by Bell Helicopter, this short film focuses on the armament system of the Bell AH-1G Huey Helicopter. At 1:09 the film looks at the stability augmentation system used with the AH-1G, also known as the Model 209.   At 1:54 the turret system with its minigun is seen in action.Various versions are shown at 2:39 including a version with a grenade launcher. At 3:12 the sophisticated gunsight is shown. At 3:41 the wing stores are described including minigun pods at 4:00, and at 4:24 aerial...
Topics: AH-1G, Huey Cobra, Helicopter, Turret, Armament Systems, Stock Footage
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This black & white educational film "Eagles of the Fleet" was made by the British Government as a recruiting and information aide for the Royal Navy. The first part of the film shows shore training at HMS Heron aka Yeovilton, a facility sited a few miles north of Yeovil, Somerset.  The second part of the film shows flight operations, training and a mock attack staged by  HMS Vengeance (R71), a Colossus-class light aircraft carrier. The film features Fairey Firefly and Hawker Sea...
Topics: British Government, Eagles, 1950, Royal Navy, Recruiting Film, HMS, HMS Heron, Stock Footage,...
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Dating to early 1944 and prior to the D-Day invasion, this WWII newsreel prepared by the Office of Strategic Services assesses enemy strength, and looks at grand strategy, production and logistics, showing what has been accomplished so far -- and what sacrifices will need to be made to ensure victory. Opening titles:(:07-1:20). September 12, 1943, German paratroopers free Italian dictator Benito Mussolini in the Gran Sasso Raid. The German Fallschirmjäger led by Major Harald Mors and Waffen-SS...
Topics: 1944, War Department, Gran Sasso Raid, Axis Military Strength, WWII, Newsreel, Stock Footage
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THE INVISIBLE LINK is a 1951 film directed by Victor Vicas. The film was produced in Europe as part of the overseas information program of the United States Government during the years of the Marshall Plan, 1948 to 1951. It was shown throughout Europe as a means of telling the story of United States participation in the European Recovery Program. This invisible link that power's Austria's industry, cities and farms is, of course, electric power. Ultimately that power means jobs for the nation's...
Topics: Marshall, Plan, Austria, The Invisible Link, 1951, Stock Footage
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Note: This is a short version of this film. See the other film in the playlist for the full hour-long documentary. "Nuremberg: It's Lesson for Today" was made by the Office of Military Government for Germany in May of 1947 under the auspices of the OSS Field Photographic Unit headed by John Ford. In the summer of 1945, Ford dispatched Stuart Schulberg to Europe to hunt for Nazi films that could be used at the Nuremberg trial. His older brother Budd, of higher rank, followed and led...
Topics: Nuremburg, Holocaust, Trial, 1948, Nazis, Stock footage
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Made in 1965, this film shows members of North American Aviation staff arriving in Saigon, to asses U.S. Navy needs in counterinsurgency in Vietnam. The film contains images of Saigon in this era, including shots at 1:25 of bullet holes in the Brinks Hotel, which was also the sight of a famous bombing during the Vietnam War. A funeral procession is seen at 1:40, the result of a claymore mine being set off in a restaurant. U.S. Navy personnel are seen advising Mekong riverine forces starting at...
Topics: 1965, North American Aviation, Counterinsurgency, Vietnam, US Navy, Stock Footage
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This silent footage or "dailies" is from the Vietnam War in 1967. It begins with shots of artillery (:30) firing into the jungle. What might be a temple complex surrounds the fire base (1:29). At 2:54 a soldier is seen walking through a plantation. At 4;52 soldiers search huts for signs of V.C. weapons or equipment. At 6:35 a sergeant makes a radio call on a field phone. At 7:50 soldiers including South Vietnamese Army patrol a road. At 7;12 a slate reads 30 July 1967, First Brigade....
Topics: David Plen, Vietnam War, Dailies, Brown Water Navy, Vietnam, Stock Footage
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Beginning with a shot of a United Airlines DC-3 Mainliner, AMERICA LEARNS TO FLY was sponsored by the U.S. National Dairy Council. The film shows the burgeoning aviation industry of the 1930s with commercial and privately-owned planes transporting millions of passengers across the United States. It is primarily a film about health and physical fitness, that mentions the need for fitness as people prepare for careers in aviation.   And of course it mentions dairy products throughout! There's...
Topics: 1930s, Nutrition, health, Airline, Pilots, Flying Cadets, Stock footage
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This black and white adverting film about safety built-in to the 1957 Chevrolet cars is presented by Chevrolet dealers and is a Jam Handy Picture. The film attempts to present safety innovations featured in the car, and while there are some, hindsight reveals that the cars of the 1950s were woefully equipped to meet accidents. Few if any were equipped with seat belts, and the Bel Air (like many cars of its era) had protruding items on the dash board, a telescoping steering wheel column the...
Topics: 1957, Chevrolet, Automobiles, Safety, Bel Air, Chevy, Stock Footage
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This film is unclassified. It is a 1940’s era, black and white movie. The Navy Department presents a United States Navy training film. Produced for the Bureau of Aeronautics by Wilding Picture Productions, Inc. Copyright 1943 by Wilding Picture Productions, Inc. The Inverted Spin. Intermediate Acrobatics, Part VII. The purpose of the film is to teach pilots how to enter into - and pull out of - an inverted spin maneuver. The movie opens with a forward view of a plane; our viewpoint is from...
Topics: WWII, World war II, US Navy Pilot, Inverted Spin, Stearman, Biplane, Stock Footage
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This film from 1954 was a Johnson Films production directed by Richard Matt, written by Pecci De Nictolis and narrated by Charles Taylor. The film documents a trip to prove the durability of the Johnson Outboard Motor, made by the Johnson Brothers of Terre Haute, Indiana. The model shown is a Johnson Seahorse produced between 1954 and 1964. They are also testing the durability of the Johnson fish lures such as the Silver Minnow, the Sprite, and Jigs invented by Louis Johnson starting in 1920....
Topics: 1950s, Fishing Expedition, Peru, Ucayali, Putumayo Rivers, Stock Footage
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Made in 1948 by the De Frenes Company,  this U.S. Navy training movie breaks down the steps that must be taken for proper film processing and shows each of the chemicals used and what they do. It opens with a photographer using a Speed Graphic type camera, checking his exposed film for satisfaction after taking a picture (:43). A diagram then points to the image which was thrown by the camera lens that has left an invisible record of itself on the film (:51). This record cannot be used until...
Topics: 1948, US Navy, Photography, Darkroom, US Navy Training Film, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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One of the many films made by the Jam Handy Organization for General Motors and Chevrolet, THE WAY YOU WANT IT focuses on how Chevy designs and builds truly tough cars, and the pleasantness and excellent quality of the repair staff at your local dealership. It features an auto stunt likely performed by Joie Chitwood, who performed in many Chevy ads in this era. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment!  See...
Topics: Chevrolet Service, 1950s, Promotional Film, Automobile, jam handy, Stock Footage
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This silent German film from the 1930s "The Mountain Stream" shows expansive views of the Alps and the people who live in the alpine region. The bucolic film starts with images of melting ice before showing a rushing mountain stream, herds of goats, and a rustic cabin (1:40). At 2:00 a farmer in lederhosen attends to his dairy cows and at (2:22) churns milk into butter using water power. At 3:00 the stream supports flowers, bees and butterflies. At 3:45 children drink from the stream....
Topics: 1930, German Hydropower, German Film, Silent Film, Mountain Stream, Stock Footage
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Created in the 1950s, "Contest Jitters" was one of the Castle Film travelogues featuring novelty sports, with a focus on women throughout.  With condescending narration throughout --  You'll see Dolphin basketball at Marineland Studios, deep sea fishing, women performing martial arts, the Miss America contest, women doing rodeo, and more.  There's also novelty sports including a skating chimp, lumberjack tree climbing, a bald head contest, and so on.  The film ends with a mud bath...
Topics: 1950, Castle Films, Sexist Women, Sports, 1960, 1950, Marineland Studios, Deep Sea Fishing, Miss...
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Made in 1966, READY ON ARRIVAL shows the activities of the United States Navy's aircraft carriers & the crews who man them. The USS Independence CV-62 is the carrier featured.   Carrier aircraft making attack runs over Vietnam are shown at the start of the film, landing on carrier decks at mark 1:00. At mark2:55, 4500 men are on the ship, they make it run; engineers, doctors, pilot, aircraft mechanics, fire men. They all help in running the ship. They work 14hours a day. They handle tons...
Topics: Vietnam War, US Navy, Marine Corps, USS Independence, Stock Footage
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In this U.S. Air Force Aerospace Defense Command News Digest (No. 91), likely from 1972, viewers see the tests conducted on a Boeing EC-137D Sentry (later named the Boeing E-3 Sentry) as part of the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) program. The film opens footage of an AWACS ceremony in Seattle, where Brigadier General Kendall Russell and Boeing Program Manager Mark Miller speak to an audience about the AWACS tests of the aircraft, known as the Brassboard program. An EC-137D taxis...
Topics: 1972, Aerospace, Defense Command, Boeing EC-137D, Sentry AWACS, F-16, Stock Footage
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This 1970s Charles Cahill and Associates film discusses safe driving for motorcyclists, and it features shots of a number of different bikes riding on freeways, dirt roads, and along residential streets, as well as footage of crash tests conducted by the UCLA’s Institute of Transportation and Traffic Engineering. The film opens with shots of people driving cars, motorcycles, and trucks on Southern California’s freeways, highways, and streets. Footage of traffic is spliced with shots of a...
Topics: Motorcycle, Driving, Tactics, 1970, Training Film, Stock Footage
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This 1950s film from Sterling Television "Dear Diary" -- apparently part of a series --   features journalist Inga Rode. It was directed by Roy Creveling and produced by Jackson B. Pokress. The film shows Rode's journey to meet Attilio Gatti, the adventurer and explorer, at his home at 66 Park Avenue. (This site is now the Kitano Hotel).   At 3:00, some of the books written by Gatti are shown on a shelf, at at 3:40 Gatti shows off his vast filing cabinet system filled with photos...
Topics: 1950, Great Gatti, New York, Home, Filmmaker, Commander, Stock Footage
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This silent, black and white home movie appears to date to 1932, the year that James "Jimmy" Doolittle flew the GeeBee racing aircraft and won the Thompson Trophy at the National Air Races. The 1932 races were held in Cleveland Ohio August 27 to September 5. As it was the height of the "plane craze", many new racing planes debuted at the N.A.R. In addition to the Bendix race from Burbank, California to Cleveland there were six other cross-country races, twenty-one closed...
Topics: Natiional Air Races, 1932, Air Races, Cleveland, Ohio, Home Movie, Jimmy Doolittle, Greebee, Racing...
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This 1970 U.S. Navy unclassified training film highlights all weather instrument flight techniques for high performance jet aircraft. It is a Ralph Hall Productions. The VA-127 unit’s primary mission was to provide advanced all-weather jet instrument training for fleet replacement pilots and refresher training for light jet attack pilots. The Royal Blues nickname was used from the 1960s to 1980 and Cyclons beginning in 1981. A Navy pilot for the VFA-127 Strike Fighter Squadron (says Royal...
Topics: 1970, US Navy, Navy, Training Film, Ralph Hall, Stock Footage
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Produced by the 9076th Voluntary Air Reserve Group, the 5th annual National Convention and Reunion of the Air Force Association is a short film that recaps the events in Los Angeles, CA during August 1951 as well as a promoting the association and the Air Force. The film opens with two large bombers flying in the sky then landing. American Actor Reed Hadley poses as an Air Force officer who talks to the camera about the need for more planes in the Air Force; he also narrates the film. Boeing...
Topics: 1951, 5th annual National Convention, Air Force, AFA, Stock Footage
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Dating to 1943, this film "Smoke Rings" presents  Glen Gray Knoblauch ("Glen Gray") and his famous Casa Loma Orchestra, along with the Pied Pipers, trombonist Pee Wee Hunt and female vocalist Eugenie Baird. The short, which takes its name from the band's signature song, was directed by Arthur Dreifuss, associate produced by Will Cowan, shot by William Sickner with Charles Previn as musical director, and Bernard Brown as "sound director" (a title sometimes seen in...
Topics: Smoke Rings, Glen Gray, Casa Loma, Orchestra, 1930s, Swing Band, Pied Pipers, Stock Footage,...
This 1969 episode of “The Eternal Light,” an NBC television series produced in conjunction with the Jewish Theological Seminary, represents part two of a series telling the “story of the renewal of European Jewry” following World War II and the Holocaust (TRT: 28:51). The bombing of Europe by German Nazis during WWII (0:08). Opening titles: “The Eternal Light: The Remnant” (0:38). A placid Prague riverfront over narration invoking the horrors of the Holocaust (0:55). Holocaust...
Topics: Eternal Light, The Remnant, 1969, Jewish, Documentary, Holocaust, Aftermath, Documentary, Stock...
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Made in the 1920s as part of Kodak's educational film library, this  silent, tinted film entitled "Beaver Dams" presents a wonderful portrait of beavers in the wild. 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 Churchill at the...
Topics: 1920, Kodak, nature, Beaver, Beaver Dams, Stock Footage
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Rodger Ward, a dominant race car driver, two-time Indianapolis 500 champion (1959, 1962) and two-tine USAC Championship Car champion (1958, 1962) is the subject of this 1964 color film, which features footage from the 1964 Indianapolis 500. Ward is shown in the opening scene explaining how his father owned an auto wrecking yard, giving him access to the parts he need to build his first car — a Model T “Tin Lizzy” in the mid-1930s when Rodger was only 13 years old. His father, Ralph, is...
Topics: Autobiography, Race Car Driver, Rodger Ward, 1950, 1960s, Auto Racing, Stock Footage
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Dating to 1936, this silent film "Air Stunts" shows highlights from the National Air Races, which featured a number of barnstormer acts as well as racing competitions. One astonishing segment shows pilot Harold Johnson performing a loop and roll with a gigantic Ford Trimotor -- a plane not exactly built for performance (1:44). At (3:19) he lands on one wheel. At (:44), Hollywood stunt pilot Frank Clark maneuvers a biplane above an attentive crowd. At (3:34) a parachutist jumps off the...
Topics: Air Stunts, Looping Ford, Trimotor, Barnstormer, Tricks, Stunts, Frank Clark, Stock Footage,...
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This longform commercial for Gulf Oil presents sunset images of West Texas, west of Houston, and a romantic view of those who prospect for oil.  A veteran oil employee narrates. The film contains footage of bleak desert dunes (2:00), rattlesnakes, wolves (2:32), and so on. At 2:50, oil pumpjack is shown in operation. Oil moves to Rankin Station at 3:29, where electric pumps move the oil through pipelines at up to 700 lbs.of pressure.  At 4:08 the route of the pipeline is shown underground,...
Topics: Gulf Oil, Longform Commercial, West Texas, Oil, Exploration, Petroleum Pipelines, Stock Footage,...
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From the Hughes Aircraft Company comes this 1980s education film, Satellites of Hughes, that gives viewers a brief look at the development and launching of commercial geostationary satellites manufactured by the Hughes Aircraft Company. The film opens with shots of astronauts in a space shuttle and the launching of a commercial satellite from space. At the Hughes Company’s High Bay-area satellite assembly facility, several astronauts look at the SBS and Anik-C satellites (01:10). The two...
Topics: 1980, Aircraft, Hughes Aircraft, Satellites, Syncom, Stock Footage
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One of a series of films made by the U.S. Army to educate recruits about the Code of Conduct, this film discusses the duty of soldiers to keep faith with fellow prisoners, follow orders from superiors, and share no information with the enemy, or take part in any action which might harm fellow prisoners. The film also reminds prisoners of the succession of leadership: "if I am senior, I will take command". Produced in 1959 during the Cold War, the film seems to show an Eastern European...
Topics: Keep Faith, Army Code Of Conduct, Cold War, Prison Camp, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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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 Flying Boat, Atlantic, Iceland, German U Boat, Stock Footage
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In 1964 off the coast of Bermuda, SEALAB I was lowered to a depth 192 feet.   This film documents that amazing event.   The Sealab I experiment was to test the theories of saturated diving and the ability of humans to live and operate at extreme pressures.   The test involved four divers: LCDR Robert Thompson, MC; Gunners Mate First Class Lester Anderson; Chief Quartermaster Robert A. Barth; and Chief Hospital Corpsman Sanders Manning.   The top side commander was   Captain George F. Bond,...
Topics: US Navy, Sealab, Underwater Habitat, 1964, Bermuda, Stock Footage
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WINGED VICTORY ON FOOT profiles the famed 43rd Infantry Division, which was a formation of the United States Army from 1925 to 1967. It served in the Pacific during World War II. It was activated on 21 March 1925 as a New England National Guard Division in Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The 143rd Area Support Group of the Connecticut National Guard now carries on the heritage. The film features footage of induction at 1:44, with troops receiving clothes. At the 1:58 mark, troops...
Topics: Winged Victory, 43rd Infantry Division, World War II, US Navy, 1925, 19267, Stock Footage
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This is a 1950, black and white training film made by the United States Army, "Hospital Food Service Personnel Training. Part III. Equipment." The movie shows how proper cleaning and sanitation of food equipment in a hospital promotes the good health of everyone, whereas poor sanitation can result in a disaster. The film opens with men getting dressed and cleaned up in a hospital locker room. A man in a chef’s hat comes in and talks to a mess attendant -- one of the men who keeps...
Topics: 1950s, US Army, Hospital Food Service, Kitchen Equipment, Stock Footage
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The 1965 U.S. Navy training film Replenishment At Sea (MN-10037a) reviews the basic elements for a replenishment operation conducted at sea. The film covers various topics such has formations for the fleet to take during a replenishment operation, the types of equipment and transfer methods used, the different supplies transferred, and how to factor in elements including wind and hull wash. The film opens with shots of aircraft carriers sailing at sea (00:44). A jet is raised on an elevator to...
Topics: 1965, US Navy, Training Film, Ships, At Sea, Supplies
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This black and white animated training film of the United States Navy emphasizes the importance of avoiding undesirable weather for the sake of preventing accidents (TRT 5:56). Opening titles over an animated illustration of a cloudy sky above a football stadium (0:16). Cartoon naval officers cheer on a football team from the stands. A plane approaches the cloud overhead (0:28). The plane splits into two smaller planes that fly away in opposite directions (0:41). A newsboy sells newspapers in...
Topics: WWII, US Navy, Flight Safety, Cartoon, marginal Weather, Accidents, Stock Footage
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Presented by the J.I. Case Company, this is a film history of the steam tractor and thresher. Contains rare historic footage of steam powered traction engines as well as footage from demonstration events in the 1950s.
Topics: Tractor, Steam, 1950, Thresher, JI Case, Stock Footage
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Created by the Shell Oil Company as a public service, this wonderful film explains the operation and mechanics of a gas turbine engine, and show modern jet and turboprop engines in use in the aviation industry.  Includes terrific views of early types of jet engines and components including compressors, fans, combustion chambers, and so on.  At the 13 minute mark a variety of other uses for the turbine engine are shown including for power generation, fire fighting, marine propulsion, gas...
Topics: Shell, Shell oil, Gas, Gas Turbine, Engine, Jet, Jet Engine, Stock Footage
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This film, one of the series "The South African Scene" focuses on Field Marshall Jan Christian Smuts. Smuts had been a South African statesmen, military leader and philosopher. He served as the Prime Minister of South Africa from 1919 to 1924 and from 1939 to 1948. The film particularly shows him as Prime Minister attending the Table Mountain Annual Memorial Service (:18). The film was produced by the Union Defense Force Film Unit (:32). Table Mountain is viewed (:54) as one of the...
Topics: 1945, South African Scene, Jan Christian Smuts, Cecil Rhodes, Table Mountain, Stock Footage
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This is a 1965 era animated film is presented by NASA and shows the   plan for the GEMINI VI Rendezvous and Docking Mission. The movie opens with 2 rockets side by side; the Atlas Agena will launch from pad 14 and Gemini VI will launch from pad 19, 00:35. Animation of launch sequence plays, 00:45. Agena vehicle is animated to highlight a docking module, 1:30. Agena is shown in a transponder animation, 1:38. Agena is shown in a circular orbit animation of 185 statute miles, 1:59. Gemini orbit...
Topics: Gemini VI, NASA, 1960, Docking, Mission Overview
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Created in 1972, "A Briefing on Civil Defense" attempts to present significant facts about radiological fallout, the fallout shelter program, and the national civil defense program.   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 like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with...
Topics: 1972, Civil Defense, Nuclear Fallout, Fallout, Fallout shelter, Stock Footage
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This black & white wartime documentary is about the procedures, and the closely co-ordinated efforts made by the Royal Navy and Air Force, to locate and rescue downed pilots and aircrew. The rescue aircraft shown is a Westland Lysander, an airplane that was more or less obsolete by 1940 but well suited the role of spotter.  After the fall of France, UK-based Lysanders went to work operating air-sea rescue, dropping dinghies to downed RAF aircrew in the English Channel. Fourteen squadrons...
Topics: Pilot, WWII, World War II, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, 1940s, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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Made late during WWII, LIFELINE TO CHINA traces the journey of American war materiel — in this case a barrel of petroleum from Texas — to the front in China. The journey takes place across the Atlantic ocean aboard ship, all the way to Burma where it is transported by porters onto trains, and then through various methods to get to Kunming. The airport at Bhamo is shown, along with the HQ of the Tenth Air Force operating into China. B-29 bombers are shown operating in the China-Burma-India...
Topics: Lifeline, China World, World War II, WWII, Stilwell, Petroleum, Stock Footage
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“THE F2H BANSHEE BEFORE FLIGHT” 1953 US NAVY TRAINING FILM This US Navy training film will take a look at the McDonnell F2H Banshee which was a single seat carrier-based jet fighter type air craft. The US Marine Corp and Navy deployed the craft from 1948 to 1961 and it was the primary American fighter used during the Korean War. The film opens with the craft in flight (:32). The F2H Banshee was powered by 2 axial flow Westinghouse J34 turbo jet engines (:41) and had a wingspan of about 45...
Topics: F2H Banshee, US Navy, 1953, Training Film, USMC, Stock Footage
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Made by the famed Jam Handy Organization, a leading educational and training film company, this black & white training film "Doping Techniques" explains the process of doping fabric for airplanes. It likely dates to the WWII era. Aircraft dope is a plasticized lacquer that is applied to fabric-covered aircraft. It tightens and stiffens fabric stretched over airframes, which renders them airtight and weatherproof, increasing their durability and lifespan. Without the application of...
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Topics: WWII, World War II, WWII Era, Training Film, Fabric Airplane Wing, Dope, Stock Footage, Periscope...
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This film from the British Act / Fact series recounts January 1st, 1945 -- New Year's Day -- when Allied aircraft faced a surprise onslaught of German fighters raiding their bases in Belgium and Holland. Anti-aircraft crews raced into action. Many Allied aircraft were hit on the ground before they could scramble into the air. At 2;02, Royal Air Force Spitfires, Typhoons and Tempests are sent to intercept the German planes, and fighter support for bombing raids is diverted to staunch the...
Topics: Air Battle, January, 1945, Luftwaffe, Battle Of The Bulge, Operation Bodenplatte, Stock Footage,...
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Produced in 1951 by Castle Films, and marketed for the home market in camera stores and magazines, this black & white novelty film shows daring stunts by hell drivers, barnstormers, and aerial artists. Copyright 1951. Titles: Castle Films presents "Living Dangerously" (:06-:15). Daredevil stuntmen of the Lynch and Lucky Teter Hell Driver teams drive their cars recklessly on a dirt track. Cars drive through fire and jump into the air off a ramp and crash into cars down below....
Topics: Living Dangerously, Lynch Hell Drivers, Tightrope Walker, Barnstormer, Stunt Pilots, Stock Footage,...
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Made during WWII by Wilding for Pratt & Whitney, "It's Our Job" was intended to be seen by the foremen of wartime industrial plants, who were vital for the success of home front factory production. Here, the problems foremen must meet and means of solving them and shown, from introducing new workers to job responsibilities, to  cooperating with other foremen, to preventing safety issues on the assembly line. The film features shots of the F4U-1 Corsair, produced by United...
Topics: United Aircraft, Vought, Division, Corsair, Factory, Production, Stock Footage
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Created by North American Aviation in 1949 to promote their newest jet aircraft, this film features the B-45 Tornado bomber and the F-86 Sabre, as well as the FJ-1 Fury. The North American B-45 Tornado 4-jet bomber is shown at (:24). It was the first operational jet to enter service with the United States Air Force as well as the very first multiengine jet bomber to have ever been refueled in midair. These planes entered into service in 1948. It is filmed gracefully taking off from the runway...
Topics: 1949, North American, Aviation, Promo Film, B-45 Tornado Bomber, F-86 Sabre, FJ-1 Fighter Jets,...
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This film takes a look at the 2nd Battle of Guam in July through August of 1944. It involved U.S.forces moving to recapture Guam which had been captured by Japan in 1941. Guam was under 1,600 miles from Tokyo and Manila (:32), another reason the U.S. wanted to recapture it. Japan used the island to guard their vital sea lanes. After the fall of Saipan, Guam was pointed to as the next target (:43). US convoys make their way towards Guam (:52). Pre-invasion bombardments carried on hitting shore...
Topics: 1944, War Department, WWII, World War II, Guam, Stock Footage
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Search and Rescue…AMVER is an official U.S. Coast Guard film (CGMP 1-61) that discusses how ships and stations send AMVER reports to the Coast Guard’s New York headquarters, how AMVER message reports are processed using an IBM 305 RAMAC computer, and how the Coast Guard responds to a distressed tanker dealing with a fire using the AMVER system (AMVER is short for Atlantic Merchant Vessel Report System). The film opens with members of the Coast Guard looking at a large map on a wall. A Coast...
Topics: US Coast Guard, Search And Rescue, Atlantic Merchant Vessel Report, Stock Footage
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Sieg im Westen (Victory in the West) is a 1941 German propaganda film the shows Hitler's greatest military victory -- the Blitzkrieg conquest of Holland, Belgium and France in the spring of 1940.It was produced by the Oberkommando des Heeres, the German Army High Command, rather than the Propaganda Ministry of Joseph Goebbels. Goebbels indeed sabotaged its release in minor ways, delaying its premiere and telling propagandists not to promote it. The prologue consists of the Nazi version of...
Topics: Victory In The West, German Invasion, Belgium, Holland, France, Stock Footage
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This short group of films from the U.S. Office of Emergency Management presents patriotic military songs from WWII. It begins with THE CAISSONS GO ROLLING ALONG sung by Robert Weede...over hill...over dale... At 3:18 is the anthem of the U.S. Navy, ANCHORS AWEIGH sung by Conrad Thibault...anchors aweigh my boy, anchors aweigh...Finally, the MARINES' HYMN (6:30)  ...from the halls of Montezuma ....to the shores of Tripoli..we are proud to claim the title of United States Marines. At 9:45,...
Topics: WWII, American Patriotic Songs, Keep Em Rolling, Caissons, Rolling Along, War Bonds, Stock Footage,...
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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 shows them building a German Uboat and its launch into the water. 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...
Topics: WWII, U Boat, German Newsreel, World War II, German U Boat, Stock Footage
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This short film from Hughes Aircraft gives viewers a look at the company’s ground laser locator designator (GLLD), the AN/TVQ-2 GLLD. A tank turret swivels as a tank gunner prepares to fire a shell. A forward observer locates a target with a GLLD and the hidden tank is able to fire at the target without firing any spotting rounds (00:48). Viewers see a laser (01:07), key to the development of the GLLD. The film then shows a AN/TVQ-2 Ground Laser Locator Designator (01:30). Two soldiers carry...
Topics: Hughes Aircraft, Ground Laser Target, Stock Footage
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This WWII film, "Target: Japan", shows the rebuilding of the fleet after Pearl Harbor, and outlines some of the strategic operations in 1943-1944.  It features Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King outlining the strategic situation as it existed in 1944. The film shows U.S. troops landing on Enewetak and Kwajalein. Task Force 58 moves into the Marianas and Saipan is invaded. Troops advance on Guam.  The film features footage of submarines operating in the Northern Pacific at the 4:00 mark,...
Topics: US Navy, WWII, Target japan, Japan, World War II, Stock Footage
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Made by the Kendall Refining Company, this promotional film from the 1960s shows "Nature's Golden Touch" and explains how crude oil is refined and processed.   The Kendall Refining Company was founded in 1881 in Bradford, PA, to refine local grade crude oil into kerosene, lubricants and greases. The Kendall Allegheny brand introduced a number of significant industry firsts, including the first oil designated for winter use, the first prepackaged and factory sealed one-quart oil can,...
Topics: natures Golden Touch, Kendall Oil, Refining, Stock Footage
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Made in 1948 in an attempt to educate the American public and lobby Congress, AIR POWER AND PEACE POWER features Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker of Eastern Airlines speaking about the future of aviation. The title of the film was part of a slogan used throughout the aviation and defense industry in this era, to promote a strong military-industrial research and development effort that would simultaneously advance aviation technology while strengthening U.S. defense. The film mostly centers around a...
Topics: Air Power, Peace Power, 1948, Eddie Rickenbacker, Stock Footage
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This black & white educational film is about the Jefferson Memorial, which contains memorabilia related to Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974). Lindbergh was an American aviator, who made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean on May 20-21, 1927. Other pilots had crossed the Atlantic before him but Lindbergh was the first person to do it alone nonstop. Lindbergh's feat gained him immediate, international fame. There is no copyright but this is circa the 1940s.   Opening title:...
Topics: Charles Linderbergh, ST.Louis, Missouri, 1902, 1927, 1974, Stock Footage
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This fascinating, silent 16mm home movie -- shot by an unknown American who was almost certainly a military officer   -- shows a trip to Europe in 1949 and includes stunning footage of the end of the Berlin Air LIft. At 7:22, you will see dignitaries gather as a C-54 airplane with the "Last Vittles Flight" leaves Rhein Main Air Base, Frankfurt, Germany headed to Berlin Tempelhof Airport. At 1845 hours on September 30, 1949,   sister C-54 planes of the airlift flew overhead in...
Topics: Berlin, 1949, Germany, West Germany, Europe, Stock footage
Airstrike From Anywhere is a short film about the new portable, temporary airstrip capabilities of the U.S. Navy. The film opens with a Lockheed F-104 Starfighter taxing for take-off. The F-104 flies through the air. The film shows the plane’s tail hook. The F-104 lands (00:51) on a temporary runway constructed of interlocking mats manufactured by Harvey Aluminum, Inc. At the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station in El Toro, CA (01:26), F-104s are tested on the short 2,000-foot runway. An aerial view...
Topics: US Navy, Harvey, California, El Toro, F-104 Starfighter, Airstrike, Stock Footage
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This black & white film promotes the efforts of the American Red Cross, to help the U.S. Military and civilians through humanitarian work. Copyright 1964. Opening titles: Paratroopers jump. American National Red Cross presents "Down To Earth" (:08-:31). Paratroopers jump from airplanes and practice landing. A transport lands. Helicopters fly. American troops storm a beach as part of an exercise. A Red Cross Field Director watches the paratroopers in the air, prepared to help...
Topics: 1964, Red Cross, Civil, Military Support, Nurses, American Red Cross, US Military, Stock Footage,...
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This black and white film, entitled “English Children (Life in the City),'' was produced by Encyclopedia Britannica Films, Inc. (EB Films). This 1949 film is a collaboration with Harold S. Kemp of Harvard University and is educational and observational in nature. The production opens at 0:31 with a pleasant narration and footage of English school children participating in recreational activities outside a schoolhouse in the summer. Boys and girls playing marbles and jumping rope outdoors...
Topics: 1949, UK, United Kingdom, EB Films, Stock Footage
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This silent footage shows a visit to the United States by Hasso Eccard von Manteuffel, a former Wehrmacht general who went on to become a member of the West German legislature and an advisor on the formation of the new army the Bundeswehr. The film starts at National Airport with Manteuffel arriving on an American Airlines DC-6. He is then whisked to the Pentagon for meetings.Hasso Eccard von Manteuffel (14 January 1897 – 24 September 1978) was a German general during World War II who...
Topics: West German Legislator, Hasso, Eccard, Von Manteuffel, Washington DC, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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This color educational/promotional film is about the Bofors 10.5 cm Field Howitzer L/28. The Internet has scant information on the L/28, but it was apparently designed for rapid movement and positioning, and the narrator notes that it was intended to be positioned quickly so as to hold off a paratroop or partisan type attack. Whereas prior to WWII Bofors had developed a 10.5 cm howitzer (also known as the Model 1924), this model appears to be different and may have never gone into volume...
Topics: 1960s, Bofors, Howitzer, CM Field Howitzer, Promo FIlm, Artillery Weapon System, Stock Footage,...
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This black and white vocational training film (with opening titles missing) aims to prepare beginner welders for safe and efficient handling of oxyacetylene torches with an educational tour of oxy-fuel welding techniques (TRT: 18:06). A man dons goggles and tests an ignited oxyacetylene torch. Narration: “Engineers are placing more and more confidence in this method of joining metals together” (0:06). A torch welder repairs a piece of damaged metal. A blowtorch and filler rod in closeup. A...
Topics: Oxyacetylene, 1950s, Educational Short Film, Welding, Training Film, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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Originally released in 1947 as "Jitterumba" and then subsequently re-released by Castle Films in 1949 as "Melody Masters #5",   this short features Desi Arnaz (misspelled in the credits as "Arnez"!) explaining all about the rhumba. Arnaz is joined by Judy Clark and an obscure songstress named Dulcina, presenting "Taboo", "El Cumbanchero", "Boteando", "Managua Nicaragua" and "I'll Take the Rhumba." The film gives a...
Topics: Melody Masters, Castle Film, 1950s Music Videos, Judy Clark, Desi Arnaz, The Rhumba, Stock Footage,...
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This silent film from Germany shows extraction operations at the The Ersberg mine, a large open-pit mine located in Eisenerz, Styria, in the central-western part of Austria, 60 km north-west of Graz and 260 km south-west of the capital, Vienna. Erzberg represents the largest iron ore reserves in Austria, having estimated reserves of 235 million tonnes of ore. The mine produces around 2,153,000 tonnes of iron ore per year. According to scholars, the mine was already working in the year 712, but...
Topics: German Film, Pre WWII, Open Pit, Open It Mining, Silent Film, Germany
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Released for the home market, this short, silent documentary film consists of newsreels showing the Pan American Clippers in their heydey, 1934-1939 including the Martin 130 China Clipper and the Giant Boeing 314 Clipper. Footage includes interior shots of the aircraft showing the fairly deluxe sleeping accommodations.  At the 8 minute mark, footage of the ill-fated Samoa Clipper is shown. The film ends with the Yankee Clipper, which set a NY to Marseilles record in 1938. Samoan Clipper was...
Topics: Pan Am, Flying Boats, Boeing 314, 1938, Clippers NY, Yankee Clipper
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Made for the home market, this "Sport Beams" film "Touchdown Thrills of 1948" was released by Official Films. Narrated by sportscaster Mel Allen, it features college football highlights including play by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Purdue,  North Carolina vs. Texas, Penn State vs. Pennsylvania, Southern Methodist vs. Texas, Army vs. Stanford, Harvard vs. Yale, and Notre Dame vs. Northwestern. Surprisingly, the film does not show Michigan or Clemson, both of which...
Topics: Thrills, 1948, College Football, Highlights, Sports Beams, Touchdown Thrills, Official Films, Stock...
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Made in the wake of the disastrous 1967 fire aboard the USS Forrestal, TRIAL BY FIRE recounts the incident and discusses some of the mistakes made by fire fighting teams that made the situation much worse than it might have been. It also shows the numerous systemic and leadership failures that nearly resulted in loss of the carrier. The film also shows the courageous work of the carrier's crew and that of support vessels, to stop the flames and rescue the wounded, and makes clear that the Navy...
Topics: USS Forrestal Aircraft Carrier, Fire Trial, Fire, 1967, Stock Footage
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One of a series of films produced by Eugene Castle and sold for the home market through department stores, camera shops and mail order, this black & white film recounts news events in the world in the year 1938. Copyright 1939. Opening titles: Castle Films presents The News Parade of the Year (:07-:15). Flood's Havoc on eastern and western parts of the United States. Flooding in Southern California. Cars drive through water, people are stuck in the waters. A man water skis down a street.The...
Topics: News Parade, 1936, Spanish Civil War, War In China, China, WWII, Stock Footage, Periscope FIlm
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This film presents the innovations in air lift transport planes due to the arrival of the C-130 Hercules and the subsequent continued innovations which led to the C-141 Starlifter and the C5 Galaxy, all manufactured by the Lockheed Georgia Company. The film opens with an airport as cargo shipments are loaded in (:11). Air lift traditionally was conducted by converted passenger planes (:24) however, by the mid fifties a new plane was developed specifically for air lifting capabilities and this...
Topics: 1973, Lockheed, Georgua, C-130, Hercules, Cargo Plane, Stock Footage
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In this episode of True Adventure with Bill Burrud, Burrud welcomes viewers to the show, then footage shows rockets, including a space rocket blasting off (02:30). Men work on building a missile (02:55). The episode shows testing of the intercontinental Thor missile (03:50). Men in a control room prepare for the launch of the first Thor missile (04:30), which explodes during the launch attempt. Spectators watch a successful blastoff of the missile shortly thereafter (05:35). A Thor missile sits...
Topics: True Adventure, Cape Canaveral, Atlas Missile Thor
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This silent film shows the battle for "Hill 700" starting on March 9, 1944. Depicted is the counter-attack by the 145th Infantry of the 37th Division to recapture the hill which had been taken in the early morning. The Japanese objective was to break through to the strategic beachhead on Empress Augusta Bay. Mortars (9:30) and light tanks and halftracks from the 754th Tank Battalion provided fire support and the battle continued through March 13th, when the troops regained the summit...
Topics: Army Pictorial, Silent Film, 1944, Japanese, WWII
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Made for sale to the home market in the late 1920s, these silent newsreels show Charles LIndbergh preparing to leave on his epic Trans-Atlantic flight in 1927.   The film includes good luck greetings from Lindy's mother and even his rival, Commander Byrd.   At the 4:30 mark, a second newsreel shows Lindy returning to the United States aboard the cruiser USS Memphis, with his aircraft in a box on the deck.   The Memphis arrives at the Washington Navy Yard, and Lindy is greeted by his mother...
Topics: CHarles Lindbergh, Newsreel, 1920, Commander Byrd, Trans Atlantic Flight, Stock Footage
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The No. 944 is a short Caterpillar promotional film from the late 1950s or early 1960s that highlights the features and abilities of the new Cat 944 Traxcavator (later renamed the wheel loader). The 944 is manufactured in Aurora, IL, and is powered by a four-cylinder Cat D330 Diesel Engine or a Cat six-cylinder gasoline engine. The film opens with a man climbing onto a 944 Traxcavator. A 944 is operated in a field (00:50). A man climbs onto a 944 and demonstrates the machine’s adjustable...
Topics: 1950, Caterpillar, Traxcavator, Construction, Stock Footage
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This 1943 news review was produced by the U.S. Office of War Information.  It has several segments including: a band of isolated Australian troops fighting on the island of Timor, recycling of obsolete ordnance by the U.S. Army to create new metal for the war effort -- including Civil War cannonballs, WWI tanks, tractors and howitzers --, the effort to preserve British rare books and manuscripts in the United States through storage and microfilming,  wartime efforts to increase production by...
Topics: WWII, US News Review, Raiders Of Timor, Caucuses Battles, Stock Footage
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This late 1950s/early 1960s color advertising documentary about the progression of Boeing helicopters was produced by the Boeing Vertol Division.   A Boeing 107 helicopter rises from the heliport atop the New York City Pan Am building. It lands at the airport (:26-1:00). A Boeing 44 helicopter lands on a rooftop (1:01-1:22). Seagulls gather along a shoreline and sandhill cranes take off in flight (1:23-1:53). Block prints of mythological flying creatures and paintings of angels are shown. A...
Topics: Boeing Vertol, Boeing, Boeing Helicopter, 1960, Pan Am
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This silent 1950s color footage offers a glimpse into life on the USS Leyte (CV-32) aircraft carrier, showing numerous takeoffs and landings from iconic period aircraft (TRT 10:27) including F4U-4 Corsairs, F9F Cougars and A-1 Skyraiders. An underexposed shot of a United States Navy battleship cutting through sea water, taken from a high angle. A rope line runs to somewhere below the camera (0:06). Cruising through tall waves (0:31). A fighter plane numbered 47 comes in for a landing against an...
Topics: 1950s, Carrier, Operations, USS Leyte, A-1 Skyraider, F9F, Cougar F4U4 Corsair, Stock footage
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This color educational/promotional film "Where Dreams Come True" is about the diverse people who work at NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), including women and minorities. The film wass written, produced and directed by William Greaves, and shot by cinematographer Robert Ipcar for NASA. Copyright 1978. Opening: Dr. Patricia S. Cowings speaks. Title: "Where Dreams Come True", narrated by Ricardo Montalban (:06-1:16). Mission control room at NASA. Men,...
Topics: 1978, Space Shuttle, ERA, Diversity, Opportunity, Dreams. Stock Footage
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Dating to 1941, this black and white, silent film from Castle "War in the East  British-Greek Victories" chronicles the Italian victory in Ethiopia in 1936, and shows some of the early successes that the Greek Army achieved against Italian forces, and British successes in North Africa -- in particular the Battle of Bardia -- in 1940-41. While largely forgotten, both of the campaigns shown in this film had meaningful impact on the war. In particular, Greece's defeat of Mussolini's...
Topics: 1941 WWII, Newsreel, British Victories, Libya, Greek, Italian Army, Ethiopia, Greece, Stock Footage
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This color short film produced by The Boeing Company documents the extensive tests performed on the 747 jet airliner prototypes before its rollout to the general public in 1969. The sun rises over a Boeing 747 jet airliner in silhouette. Title card: “Flight testing the Boeing 747” (0:10). Boeing engineers in white outfits work on manufacturing and testing aircraft parts (0:32). A 747 takes off and soars overhead, retracting landing gear (0:53). Wheels of the plane while taxiing in montage...
Topics: Boeing 747, Jumbo jet, Flight Testing, Rollout, Promotional Film, The Outer Limit, Stock Footage
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Opening credits: The Shade Tobacco Agricultural Association presents TOBACCO VALLEY, the story of Shade Grown Tobacco as told by Lowell Thomas (:08-:28). Connecticut River Valley. A tractor goes down a paved road between tobacco crops. A worker moves around. Men in the tobacco crop field. A man breaks down tobacco. A cigar on an ash tray (:29-1:33). Animated map of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont. Land gets plowed. Connecticut River Valley is the Tobacco valley. Clouds in the sky. Fall...
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This silent footage shows the Martin Marietta X-24B lifting body at Edwards Air Force Base. It likely dates to 1973 when the aircraft was first flown. At 2:19 the aircraft is seen mated to a mothership B-52. At 4:27 are some brief shots of the aircraft being dropped at altitude. The Martin Marietta X-24 was an American experimental aircraft developed from a joint United States Air Force-NASA program named PILOT (1963–1975). It was designed and built to test lifting body concepts,...
Topics: X24, X-24B, Edwards Air Force Base, 1973, NASA, Stock Footage
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This silent, commercially produced "Travelette" movie shows the 1946 Rose Parade, the first parade since 1941, and the first post-WWII parade. It had a fitting theme -- Victory, Unity and Peace. The Grand Marshall this year was Admiral Frederick Halsey (1:00) who led the U.S. Navy to victory in the Pacific in WWII. Highlight floats are Mexico (1:20), City of Los Angeles (1:46), San Francisco (2:21), L.A. Times (2:40), the American Legion float featuring the Iwo Jima Flag Raising...
Topics: WWII, World War II, 1946, Rose Parade, 57th Tournament Of Roses, Pasadena, Stock Footage
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Produced in 1949 by the Jam Handy Organization for Chevrolet Motors, "Transportation Unlimited" shows Chevy trucks serving in various roles.   The film proudly points to the American system of transportation as the best in the world, and shows how the components of the system -- air, water, land -- are all linked by trucks. In 1949 one in every three of these trucks was a Chevrolet. This film contains excellent footage of Chevrolet trucks from the mid-1930s to 1949, carrying out more...
Topics: 1949, Chevrolet, Chevy, Post WWII, Trucks, Bus, Stock Footage
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This color educational/training film is about the brand new Super Mobil Oil. This oil first appeared in 1974 thus the year of the film.   Opening titles/credit sequence: YOU KNOW IT BY ITS COLOR (:07-:33). Shots of oil and Mobil and 3 times longer (:34-1:46). A model poses. Super mobil. Look and Life magazine covers. Super Mobil oil (1:47-2:26). Super Mobil Oil, Brand X oil, and ice. Our narrator explains how the new oil keeps engines three times cleaner. We are introduced to the new Super...
Topics: Mobil, 1974, Mobil Oil, Supermobil, Promo Film
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This black & white educational U.S. Navy Training Film is one of a series made to train lookouts. This one is about using the position angle system when reporting incoming aircraft. Copyright 1944. Opening: U.S. Navy Training Film - Position Angle (:06-:21). A sailor serving as a sky lookout uses his binoculars to scan for enemy planes. His job is to report incoming aircraft and their incoming bearing position angle so that the ship can be defended. A plane in the sky as seen through...
Topics: 1944, US Navy, Positive Angle, Sky Lookout, Airplane Spotting, Stock Footage
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Air France presents us with “Flying Holidays: Traveling through France” a charming travelogue from the 1960s that taps into a Hollywood styled score to compliment the monumental sights that travelers frequent. Vacationers tour the French country side including Normandy and Brittany, and the French Riviera in a Renault Caravelle and make frequent stops, experiencing the leisure of good food and a friendly welcome. The voyage starts off with a fabulous picture of French cuisine served in...
Topics: Traveling, France, Europe, Air France, Flying Holiday, Stock Footage
Made by filmmaker, sporting goods store and truck company owner Pat Salvino, this film POLAR ADVENTURE shows a big game hunt of a different sort -- a hunt for a polar bear. It likely dates to about 1964. The film follows Salvino from Seattle to Alaska, where he shoots a bear and has its pelt as a trophy. At 3:46 Salvino flies north to Kotzebue, Alaska by the Arctic Ocean. At 4:52 the Alaskan Airlines DC-6 carrying Salvino arrives at the airport. It is February and the temperature is well below...
Topics: Polar Adventure, Polar Bear, Alaska, Taxidermy, Pat Salvino, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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This silent film (originally released with a soundtrack that we don't have, and apparently narrated by John Glenn) was made to profile Teledyne McCormick Selph and its plant at Hollister, California. McCormick Selph was an ordnance company with a strong reputation in the pyrotechnic escape systems products line. In other words, ejection seats and systems. At :19 the sprawling facility at Hollister is shown. At :47 employees wearing clean room apparel work on electronic components. At :58...
Topics: John Glenn, SAAS, Ejection Systems, Pyrotechnic Aircraft, Stock Footage
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This short publicity film for the Syncom Satellite program dates to the 1960s. It was made after the successful launch of Syncom 3, so most likely dates to 1965.   Syncom (for "synchronous communication satellite") started as a 1961 NASA program for active geosynchronous communication satellites, all of which were developed and manufactured by Hughes Space and Communications. Syncom 2, launched in 1963, was the world's first geosynchronous communications satellite. Syncom 3, launched...
Topics: NASA, Satellite, NASA Satellite, 1960, Syncom 3, Stock Footage
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This color promotional film is about the U.S. Air Force Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, making a tour of Latin America including Guatemala, Chile, Paraguay and Brazil. This is circa March 1961 to June 1963 when the Thunderbirds were flying the F-100 Super Sabre and led by Col. Ralph "Hoot" Gibson. Chile. Spectators watch in awe as the planes fly by. A solider on horseback watches as well. Plaza Baquedano, Santiago, Chile :32. Organ grinder plays and a monkey dances....
Topics: US Air Force, Thunderbirds, Cross Over, F-100, Super Sabre, Stock Footage
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This short, silent film from the collection of Jeff Vilencia, shows a hovercraft or ground effect vehicle built by Franklin A. Dobson of Newport Beach, California. It likely dates to the early 1960s, when Dobson's Air Dart caught the attention of Popular Science magazine and became a brief sensation. Dobson went on to found a company called AIRCARS, Inc. and marketed kits and plans for the vehicle which were sold through magazine ads. According to Popular Science July 1963, the complete kit was...
Topics: Franklin, Dobson, Hovercraft, 1960s, Vehicle, Stock Footage
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Shot in the late 1920s or early 30s, this  16mm home movie consists of several sections. In the first, believe to show part of the 1929 Powder Puff Derby women's air race, an airport is seen with various numbered aircraft.  These include Travelair biplane, and what appears to be Pancho Barnes' Travelair Model R Mystery Ship (:13 seconds) taxiing and then taking off.  The biplane at 1:15 is marked NC4615, apparently a Waco GXE. At 1:30, a Ford Trimotor is seen at the airport and takes off in...
Topics: 1920s, Home Movie, Womens Air Race, Flying Over, Hudson River, Stock Footage