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Dating to 1959, this program about the USS Forrestal shows the U.S. Navy's most modern aircraft carrier operating in peacetime, but on a war footing. Rear Admiral James Lloyd Griffin is seen discussing the tactical purposes of the carrier, and Captain Allen M. Shinn, who commanded the ship in 1958-59, is seen in command. The ship's complement of aircraft in this era includes the Skyhawk (including a nuclear-armed version shown releasing a dummy bomb at the 13 minute mark), Corsair II, Douglas...
Topics: Jet Carrier, USS Forrestal, Sixth Fleet, Mediterranean Operations, Stock Footage
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This post-war German documentary film, entitled "The Fuhrer Gives the Jews a City", presents fragments of what was intended to be a much longer film made during WWII entitled "The Jewish Self-Government in Theresienstadt."  "The Jewish Self-Government in Theresienstadt" was without a doubt one of the most cynical, deceptive and horrendously despicable Nazi propaganda films ever planned. It was created to present a completely false narrative related to the Jews and...
Topic: Stock Footage
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This 1942 black and white, partially animated film was produced by the U.S. Army Signal Corps (USASC) during in collaboration with the Chief of Air Corps explains “the creation and behavior of radio waves” and antennas during the WWII era (TRT: 10:47). Opening title card: “Official War Department Training Film 1-474 Restricted” (0:06). A large radio tower extends high into the clouds. Title appears: “Radio Antennas” (0:19). A transparent dish atop a radio tower (0:37). A radio...
Topics: Creation, Behavior, Radio Waves, 1942, US Army, Signal Corps, Stock Footage
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Made by the University of Chicago during the Scarlet Fever epidemic, this silent film shows the diagnosis of the disease, and the use of anti-toxin in fighting the disease. The discovery of penicillin and its subsequent widespread use has significantly reduced the mortality of this once feared disease. Scarlet fever can occur as a result of a group A Streptococcus (group A strep) infection. The signs and symptoms include a sore throat, fever, headaches, swollen lymph nodes, and a characteristic...
Topic: Stock Footage
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This Soviet film looks back on the bitter fighting in the Eastern Front of World War II.  It features a great deal of footage of the ill-fated German advance into central Russia in 1942, and the Red Army during its Winter offensive in 1943.  Activities by partisans are shown at the 2:30 mark, and some of their work sabotaging rail lines and burning German supply dumps is shown.  At 3:20, Soviet factories are shown churning out tanks and aircraft.  Russian general staff are seen at the 4:00...
Topics: Soviet War, Russia, Memorial Film, WWII, World War II, Stock Footage
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This film shows the exhibit known as OUR AMERICAN CROSSROADS in operation.  Originally created for the General Motors Parade of Progress, this exhibit still exists and is maintained by GM. It was built by the H.B. Stubbs company and was on display at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry until 2001 when it was removed by GM.  The Our American Crossroads display is an animated diorama of American life. It depicts lifestyles before and after the introduction of the automobile and a...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock footage, General Motors, Film, Parade Of Progress, Futurama, Chicago Museeum...
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This color tourist promotional film wasproduced in the early 1950s.. The film was produced and copyrighted by American born Andre de la Varre, who became a leading travelogue filmmaker of short films. In the 1930’s, Andre de la Varre created a short film series called “Screen Traveler”, of which this is one. In the 1950’s, his films enjoyed a second life as educational material, being reissued and updated for copyright in 1951. The film was narrated by “The Voice of Air France”. It...
Topics: 1950, Air France, Travelogue, North Africa, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Casablanca, Stock Footage
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Dating to 1943, THE WAR FOR MEN'S MINDS was produced in 1943 by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and released in the USA by United Artists as part of the wartime The World in Action series. The film was produced by Stuart Legg . The War for Men's Minds describes the impact of propaganda from the Axis powers in 1943, during the Second World War.   The film shows how in 1943, Allied forces are confronting a sophisticated means of war, the propaganda campaign that the Axis powers employ....
Topics: WWII, World War II, Stock Footage, 1943, Propaganda Film, Nazis
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This fascinating captured German silent film — originally released by the Ordnance Department of the U.S. Army — shows launches and launch failures of the German V-2 rocket, also known as the A-4. Some of the scenes include a successful launch of the A-4 (1:00), control cables leading to armored launch car / mobile blockhouse (1:30), V-2 on pad (1:50), fuel and oxygen trailers (2:00), another launch (2:39), close up of launch (3:10), disastrous launch due to guidance failure (3:47), then an...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Von Braun, Germany, V-2 Rocket, Wernher von Braun, Heinrich Himmler
This 1945 color cartoon “The ABC of Hand Tools” is presented by General Motors and produced by Walt Disney Productions in Technicolor. Hand tools are panned. Primitive Pete is a caveman who misuses each tool depicted (:50-2:13). Proper use of the ball and face sides of a ball-peen (ball-pein) hammer is explained (2:25-3:35). Hammers shown are brass or copper, raw-hide face, plastic tip, and claw (3:49). The claw hammer is used to hammer nails and the claw end to remove them. Shown are how...
Topic: Stock Footage
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This color film from 1954, a sponsored film about the importance of the railroad industry in America, is framed around the narrative of railroad workers talking in restaurant. Television producer John O’Shea (Bill Kennedy) is directed to Scotty’s, where the crowd inside includes waitress Kelly (Pat Englund), newspaper editor Bill (James Gregory), and Scotty himself (Jock MacGregor). A railway worker sees in a trade magazine that a TV program about railroads is in the works, and this leads...
Topics: 1954, USA, Railroad, Industry, Advocacy, Freight Trains, Stock Footage
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One of the Ministry of Information's "Into Battle" shorts, "These are the Men" was written by Dylan Thomas. This incredible film uses footage from Leni Riefenstahl's "Triumph of the Will" and other speeches by Hitler and other Nazi leaders, and replaces normal translations with bombastic, over-the-top confessions. Various leaders including Hitler, Goebbels, Göering, Streicher and Hess bare their terrible sins and character flaws as frankly as if they were victims...
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In 1938 Theodore Andrica, the Nationalities Editor of the Cleveland Press and author of the "Around the World in Cleveland" column, paid a visit to Nazi Germany. As part of his journey he shot this astonishing film which shows what appears to be the pastoral German state, but was actually a nation on the brink of war. Unlike many of the films from this era which have been colorized, Andrica actually shot this motion picture on Kodachrome stock.   Although the material is silent the...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
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by U.S. Coast Guard
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The sea lanes surrounding Alaska are the gateway to the Arctic Ocean, and of vital importance to the United States during the Cold War. In this film, the men of the Coast Guard cutter USCGC Klamath (WHEC-66) visit Alaskan waters, and perform various humanitarian missions among its Native American residents. Klamath also monitors the seas, servicing buoys and making certain the sea lanes are safe for transit. They also wave the flag near the shores of the United States' key adversary during the...
Topic: U.S. Coast Guard educational film.
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This color film highlighting the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, New York was taken from the opening night presentation on the NBC Network, April 22, 1964. It’s narrated by Henry Fonda (:22), Marion Anderson (:28), Lorne Greene (:30), Carol Channing (:33), Cantinflas (:36), and Fred MacMurray (:39). It was produced by NBC for United States Steel (:46), which manufactured the 12-stories-high Unisphere (:50), a replica can be seen in Epcot, Disney World....
Topics: 1964, 1965, New York, New York Worlds Fair, Meadows Park, Queens, Stock Footage
Created in 1933 by the newly-ascendant Adolph Hitler, "Deutschland Erwacht!" is a recounting of life in Germany after WWI and up until the handover of power from Hindenburg to Hitler in 1933.  As a work of propaganda, the film vividly shows the turbulent, inflationary times that followed World War I and attempts to show how Hitler's Germany will be a powerful nation.    This version of the film is silent with title cards. In addition to the film, other souvenirs were created with...
Topics: Nazi Germany, World War II, Adolf Hitler, Documentary
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RKO Radio Pictures presents “The Holy Land,” a 1934 black-and-white film that was part of the Vagabond Adventure Series. Opening with the Easter hymn “Jesus Christ is Risen Today,” the film quickly takes the viewer to the Israeli seaport city of Jaffa (mark  00:35 ). There are scenes of merchants selling their wares in marketplaces and children frolicking in the Sea of Galilee (mark  02:25 ) and see a 1,000-year-old yet still operational water wheel at mark  02:40  that provides...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
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This is a 1960s era color movie, presented by American Airlines. The film is a promotional piece on California. Footage is taken from major sites and the bustling cities of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sausalito and others. San Simeon, the San Diego Zoo and Aquarium are also highlighted. Excellent footage of a bustling California with plenty of nature and sporting shots as well. The film opens with waves crashing over the rocks. Different landscapes and views of nature are shown. Asian dancers...
Topics: California, 1960s, American Airlines, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Stock Footage
Made by the Walt Disney Company for the Office of Inter-American Affairs' Health for the Americas organization in 1944, INSECTS AS CARRIERS OF DISEASE promotes sanitary standards and provides an education in basic disease theory.  The cartoon presents "Charlie" who lives in a house infested with lice, mosquitoes and flies, an eventually pays the ultimate price for tolerating these "visitors", by dying of Typhus.  While this version of the film is in English, versions were...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Walt Disney, Mosquito, Sanitation
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Created by famed photographer Tex Helm and his wife Grace, "A Pictorial Voyage Through The Straits of Magellan" shows a trip through the treacherous waters of Cape Horn. The film likely dates to 1940 when Helm served aboard the schooner Bear, which was Admiral Richard E. Byrd's flagship during his Antarctic expedition. Byrd is seen at 1:35 on deck with his dog. At 2:15 the Straights of Magellan are seen. At 9:12 a "nomad Indian" visits the ship at anchor. At 10:57 the ship...
Topics: 1940, Voyage, Straights Of Magellan, Cape Horn, Admiral Richard Byrd, Stock Footage
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The 1947 film The Biography of the Motion Picture Camera is an art documentary produced by Les Films du Compas and Roger Leenhardt, and narrated by Tony Kraber. The film traces the history of the development of motion pictures from the first camera to Edison’s kinetoscope and the Lumiere brothers’ cinematograph. The film begins with a brief recap of photographing still simple subjects. The issue of animating still photographs is apparent with the “School of the Successive Pose” ( 01:51...
Topics: High Definition, Stock Footage
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"Our Enemy—The Japanese” is the second of three 1943 short training films produced by the United States Navy and Office of War Information to provide background knowledge about the wartime foe. The film begins with the narrator, former U.S. ambassador to Japan, Joseph C. Grew (mark  00:38 ), stating that he has lived in Japan for ten years (mark  01:07 ) and that their logic is incomprehensible by Western standards, and that they are 2,000 years behind in ethical and social thinking....
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This U.S. Navy film was made to educate pilots about the flight characteristics of the Ling-Temco-Vought A-7 Corsair II, and to prepare them for landing the aircraft on a carrier, as well as takeoff. The A-7 was developed during the early 1960s as replacement for the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk. Its design was derived from the Vought F-8 Crusader. Copyright 1970, and filmed aboard USS Oriskany (CV/CVA-34). The tail markings of the aircraft indicate they are from CVG-12, Carrier Air Group 12 or RCVG-12,...
Topics: A-7 Corsiar II, US Navy, Aircraft Carrier, Flight Deck Landing, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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“Vol. 2, Chapter I: The Air Force And The Atom Bomb,” the 1960 episode (SFP 263) of The Air Force Story, reviews the impact of the atomic bomb, how it was tested, and the new power of the hydrogen bomb. The chapter opens with U.S. bomber fleets flying in formation and dropping bombs on targets during WWII (01:14). An atomic bomb is detonated (01:38). During 1946 at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands, the U.S. carries out Operation Crossroads, a pair of nuclear weapons tests. Footage shows...
Topics: Air Force, US Air Force, USAF, Stock Footage, Atomic Bomb, Atmoic, 1960
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One of a series of silent films made for the home market in Germany during WWII, "Europe's Fight Against Bolshevism" shows German activities on the Eastern Front, with a focus on the Battle of Kiev. At :20 Werner Molders is shown, a World War II German Luftwaffe pilot, wing commander, and the leading German fighter ace in the Spanish Civil War. At :25 the head of the Luftwaffe, Hermann Wilhelm Göring, is seen along with Ernst Udet. At :46 the strategic situation in the Ukraine is...
Topics: 1941, Germany, German Film, Soviet Defeat, German Newsreel
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Made for the home market by World in Color Productions, this silent color newsreel shows the atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll known as Operation Crossroads. Various views of the test are seen, including aerial footage of the blasts. Operation Crossroads was a pair of nuclear weapon tests conducted by the United States at Bikini Atoll in mid-1946. They were the first nuclear weapon tests since Trinity in July 1945, and the first detonations of nuclear devices since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki...
Topics: US Atomic Bomb Test, Bikini Atoll, Operation Crossroads, Stock Footage
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by U.S. War Department
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Although this film was made by the War Department, the fingerprints of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) are all over it. In thirty minutes, the film details the background of the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy, and attempts to assess the character and make-up of its footsoldiers and leadership. The movie discusses the feudal origins of Japan, and the rise of the Samurai, contextualizing modern Japan's militarism with its earlier history. The history of Japan's imperial conquests is also...
Topic: Army training film.
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Written by Eugene O'Neill and featuring the narration of Henry Fonda, "It's Everybody's War" was a short dramatic propaganda film produced by 20th Century Fox and distributed by the Office of War Information in 1942. The film is notable because of how it integrates re-enactments with newsreel footage. Some of the visually interesting moments that it shows (at the 1:30 mark) some of the feeble pre-WWII training of soldiers including the use of "phony" equipment, the Japanese...
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Made by the Burton Holmes organization, this black & white educational U.S. Navy Training Film is one of a series made to train lookouts. This one is about learning the bearings in degrees system for use at sea, in reporting enemy ships and aircraft. No copyright but this is circa 1944. Opening: U.S. Navy Training Film - Training Lookouts Part 2 - Bearings (:09-:52). Two sailors on watch look out at the sea, one has binoculars. A warship is seen in the distance. How should its position be...
Topics: 1944, US Navy, Bearings, Ship Spotting, Sky lookout, Stock Footage
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This 1970 color film on Morocco and Kenya is one of a series of Pan Am New Horizons travelogues. It is a J.T.E./Intercine Production in association with Film Services, London, Ltd. A Pan American Jetliner lands, the jet bridge is placed, and passengers disembark to awaiting trains to the older parts of Morocco (:59- 1:23 ). Mint tea is served, using metal and sterling silver containers ( 1:40 - 1:55 ). A Moroccan Fantasia performance involves horseback riders and rifles shot in unison ( 1:56 -...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
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AMERICAN COWBOY is a documentary about Gus Roberson, an American cowboy who has a ranch at Gunnison, Colorado. The film is part of the Ford Motor Co.'s "Americans At Home" series, and is narrated by journalist Joseph March and was directed by Larry Madison. The film shows a modern portrait of cattle ranching in the West, showcasing the difficulties of raising animal herds in tough environmental conditions. The film begins with the journalist arriving in Gunnison by steam train, and...
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Also known as "Into Little America", this film shows Admiral Richard E. Byrd's second expedition to the South Pole. Paramount Pictures sent two cameramen along to film this expedition, and appears to have liberally re-created certain aspects of the journey (as the set pieces at the start of the film demonstrate). Ont his second expedition, in 1934, Byrd spent five winter months alone operating a meteorological station, Advance Base, from which he narrowly escaped with his life after...
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Castle Films presents The World Parade: California Picture Book, a short film that provides viewers with highlights of the great State of California. The film opens with scenes of California’s breathtaking landscape, including Burney Falls ( 00:29 ), Mt. Shasta, the great Redwood Forests ( 00:57 ), and mountain slopes covered in wild flowers. One of the state’s greatest places for outdoor recreation is Lake Tahoe ( 01:27 ), the largest freshwater lake in California. People come here for...
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Made for the home market, this silent, German propaganda newsreel from the fascist era shows events of the National Labour Day of 1933 30th of April and 1st of May 1933 – showing a speech of von Schirach at a Walpurgis Night Hitler Youth Rally, the works of preparing the Tempelhof expo grounds for a meeting, which will later be a scene of mass book burning. Seen are Hitler, Goebbels, Werner von Blomberg, Paul von Hindenburg. 0:12 Card:  "Since the Reichstag building was burned by the...
Topics: German, Newsreel, 1933, National Labor, Celebration, Fire, Hitler, Youth Activities, Stock Footage
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FINLAND FIGHTS! was released theatrically as a sound film in 1940 by Emerson Yorke, an independent producer in New York, in cooperation with Castle Films. The footage shown was originally material assembled for an humanitarian reel, made on behalf of the Finnish Relief Fund, so that American audiences could see how Finland was withstanding Russian invasion. The original theatrical release was only five minutes long, but Eugene Castle brought it up to standard one reel length and released it as...
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This mid-1970s documentary “A Look at Sound” is part of the “Life Around Us” series and was directed by Tom Spain, and narrated by Dan Ingram.  A man topples a tree with a chainsaw. Big Ben rings. A ballerina spins in a music box. A woman wearing a felt hat is part of a Princeton football crowd. A police car speeds past (1:10-3:01). Various decibel sound waves and examples are shown (3:16-3:48). A street noise barometer in Tokyo displays to traffic, including a Toyota 1000 (3:49-4:26)....
Topics: 1970, Physics of Sound, Magnetic Tape Recordings, Stock Footage
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These extraordinary Super 8mm home movies from the Vietnam War, come from a member of the "Ravens".  The Raven Forward Air Controllers, also known simply as The Ravens, were fighter pilots used for forward air control in a covert operation in conjunction with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States in Laos during America's Vietnam War. The Ravens provided direction for most of the air strikes against communist Pathet Lao targets and People's Army of Vietnam's...
Topics: Vietnam War, Loas, Home Movies, Ravens KRT, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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The United States Navy gave viewers a look at “Sea Power in the Pacific” during World War II in this nearly 30-minute film. The film opens in 1931 China as Japanese bombs rain down from the sky. The horrors of war are shown in grim detail at mark 01:05, including the murder and mass burial of Chinese civilians. Japan was poised to control all of the Pacific and the resources of the East Indies, including its oil and rubber. “The only power the Japanese aggressor had to face,” we’re...
Topics: Sea Power In The Pacific, WWII, World War II, US Navy, Stock Footage
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This short British propaganda film from 1940 entitled LONDON CAN TAKE IT shows the effects of eighteen hours of the German Blitz on London and its people. Intended to sway the U.S. population in favour of Britain's plight, it was produced by the GPO Film Unit for the British Ministry of Information and distributed throughout the United States by Warner Brothers. The film was directed by Humphrey Jennings and Harry Watt, and narrated by US war correspondent Quentin Reynolds. The film opens with...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, London, Quentin Reynolds, The Blitz, Luftwaffe, United Kingdom,...
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“Mecca The Forbidden City” is a black-and-white British picture taking its viewer to the Saudi Arabian city. The center of the Islamic religion is shown beginning at mark  01:00 , with a brief narrative of Islam’s origins. The film shows how Muslims travel as part of the Hajj to Mecca from all over the world. At mark  03:53  we see Mecca’s market places, where bartering and trading occurs just as it had for 2,000 years, as well as a look at a solemn moment of prayer (mark  04:46 )....
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Funded by the Hammond Organ Co., Music to Live By is a short educational film from McGraw-Hill Films. Produced in the early 1970s and directed by Ed Schultz, the film gives viewers a look at—and listen to—music from a variety of cultures and from different time periods. The film opens with a man plugging in audio cables; he plays a synthesizer, making a variety of electronic sounds. The film discusses the history of music, discussing the early stages where a beat was used so people could...
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This Vietnam War U.S. Air Force newsreel from 1966 presents various scenes.  It begins with F-105s operating in heavy monsoons against enemy targets.  Severe flooding renders 6000 Vietnamese homeless, necessitating use of C-47s to transport vital supplies in to survivors.  Da Nang Air Force Base is shown, with air force postal personnel working in the mail terminal.  Tan Son Nhut Air Base is also shown with its big facilities.  Operation Attleboro is also seen with C-5 transports operating...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, United States Air Force, Vietnam War, War, Republic, Douglas C-47...
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This 1965 color film highlighting the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair was produced by Francis Thompson and narrated by actor Robert Fields. It provides an incredible variety of mid-1960s clothing, shoes, and hairstyles for men, women, and children as people dressed up to attend the fair held in Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, New York. The crowd streams through the front gates ( 1:57 - 3:15 ). A family boards the Greyhound-sponsored motor train ( 3:15 ). It passes the flags of nations lining...
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This 1930s German educational film shows life on a dairy farm. Cows are milked, fed, groomed, and a great deal of effort put into keeping the living quarters clean and sanitary. The entire family pitches in to keep the farm running and take care of other animals including chickens and pigs. 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...
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Produced by Westinghouse during WWII, this film explains how electronic vacuum tubes work from the simple diode (single pole switch) to the complex Cathode Ray tube.  As the film shows, tubes with grids can be used as electronic amplifiers, rectifiers, electronically controlled switches, oscillators, and for other purposes. Some of the innovations shown in the film include tubes used as rectifiers (for AC/DC conversion and production of metal such as aluminum), an early kind of tube based...
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Topics: Vacuum tube, Air purifier, Westinghouse, Power rectifier, Amplification, Steampunk, Electronics,...
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Made in 1943 during WWII, "Down Where North Begins" was one of many films made by the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs to encourage unity and cooperation among Latin countries and the United States. The film includes an overview of the geographic, economic, and social aspects of Ecuador: mountains, jungles, Riobamba, and Quito; farms, Indian handicrafts, volcanoes; pre-Inca and Inca ruins.  This story is about Ecuador. Ecuador is the only country whose name means...
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This silent 16mm home movies shows a trip to Japan during the winter. Based on the clothes and other clues it probably dates to the 1930s but there is at least a chance it is post-WWII and shot by a member of the occupying forces. (One person who watched the footage noted that the pharmacy that appears at 14:45 in the film has a sign for the "Kangaroo Literary Society", which was apparently out of favor before 1938.)  The film shows Kyoto – including the Imperial Palace and Gion...
Topic: Stock Footage
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Produced in 1945 as part of the Sixth War Loan, this short War Bond film presents a haunting portrait of the cost of war.   As the narrator notes, every two and a half minutes — approximately equal to the amount of time spent watching the film — another American soldier has fallen in combat.   It contains horrific images of wounded and deceased American soldiers, including a naked corpse at the :50 second mark.   These gruesome images are contrasted with the work on the assembly lines of...
Topics: American War Dead, Casualties, World War II, WWII, War Bond, Stock Footage
This episode of Jack Douglas’ television series Across the Seven Seas, “South American Ways,” takes viewers on a tour of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires after sundown. The episode starts with an aerial view of Rio (01:25). Sugarloaf Mountain rises across the bay. At night, Rio is lit by neon signs. People cram onto a streetcar to ride home. The episode takes viewers into a middle-class home to show a family having dinner (02:20). Next, viewers see a musical production of a Carnival dance...
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Apparently made prior to World War II, this fascinating German educational film shows wargames between Red and Blue Armies, including the use of the hulking Dorner Do-23 bomber and biplane fighter & reconnaissance aircraft as part of the exercise.   The Dornier Do 23 was a German medium bomber of the 1930s. The earlier Do 11 had exhibited several problems, so two initiatives were launched to address those shortcomings. The first resulted in the Do 13. The second effort was a more extensive...
Topics: Luftwaffe, Wehrmacht
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The sinking of the Titanic created a news sensation that crowded the front pages of papers in the USA, the U.K. and abroad. Although there were no formal newsreel companies in 1912, some specialized film production companies did exist. An unknown producer created the film you will see here, partly out of footage apparently shot aboard the Titanic's sister ship Olympic or Brittanic, and partially from material shot aboard the Titanic itself. Some areas of the film that would have shown the...
Topic: Stock Footage
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Made by Grumman to promote the new F-14 Tomcat, this film takes place at Miramar, California and Fighter Town USA.   At mark 0:33,   Fighter Town USA is seen with various front line Naval aircraft including F-4 Phantoms. Here, pilots are now using lessons from the war in S.E. Asia in developing F-14 combat maneuvering syllabus, using the variable wing at different speed ranges, and getting use to the plane's sophisticated electronic packages. The multiple weapon systems include Phoenix...
Topics: F-14 Tomcat, Air Combat, Grumman, F-14, Callifornia
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Released in November of 1942, PATTERN FOR VICTORY shows scenes of the first year after American entry into World War II. It was produced by Paramount News. The film begins with Pearl Harbor, and civilians hearing the news of the bombing of the fleet by Japanese aircraft. President Roosevelt is seen addressing Congress on December 8, 1941. Men register for service and women operate machinery in war plants. Scenes on the American home front include gas rationing. Prime Minister Winston Churchill...
Topics: 1942, WWII, World War II, Pattern, Victory, Pearl Harbor, Stock Footage
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This 1950’s travelogue profiles the Santa Fe Super Chief, the most luxurious way to travel across the country. The film begins by showing how train’s now offer all of the comforts of home. (00:00:20:00) Then, the new flagship of Santa Fe’s fleet is introduced, the Super Chief. (00:00:40:00). Our narrator then cuts to a beautiful actress, who is planning a train trip to Southern California. (00:01:10:00) The narrator convinces her to try the new Super Chief for her trip. The narrator then...
Topics: Train, Superchief, Railroad, Santa Fe, 1950s, Travelogue, California, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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This film "Air Mobile Feasibility Demonstration" chronicles the development of an Air Launched Ballistic Missile system. The ALBM concept was viewed as a potential game changer for strategic deterrence, allowing missiles to be deployed to remote locations at a moments' notice. As shown in the film, starting in the early 1970s, the USAF tested air-launching a Minuteman 1b ICBM from a C-5A Galaxy transport aircraft. Starting around  11:30 , the film shows the final test on 24 October...
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Made during WWII by the War Department, this official training film describes what frequency modulation (FM) is and how to use it in reference to radio communications. It also provides the comparison between FM and AM radio as far as what advantages FM has over AM. Originally restricted, the film was released for public educational use in 1949. It opens with U.S. soldiers playing ping pong while listening to AM radio (:28). When one of the men begins to use an electric razor, the radio gets...
Topics: 1944, US War Department, Frequency Modulation, FM Radio, Stock Footage, Periscope FIlm
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Made by Bell Telephone in the wake of the failure of the Teton Dam, DISASTER AT TETON shows recovery efforts. It has particular attention paid to communications and the phone system. The Teton Dam was an earthen dam on the Teton River in Idaho, United States. It was built by the Bureau of Reclamation, one of eight federal agencies authorized to construct dams. Located in the eastern part of the state, between Fremont and Madison counties, it suffered a catastrophic failure on June 5, 1976, as...
Topics: Teton, Dam, Failure, Disaster at Teton, Idaho, Stock Footage
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This film V FOR VIGILANTE is a promotional piece made by North American Aviation to promote the “super sonic rifle”, the Navy's A3J fighter plane known as the A3J Vigilante ( 1:14 ). At the time the aircraft was being used as a nuclear weapon delivery platform. According to the film, the plane "contains some of the most advanced electronic equipment created by science" ( 1:42 ). The pilot and navigator could fly this plane over thousands of miles ( 1:56 ). Unlike missiles or...
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This fascinating 1945 newsreel shows the battle for the Philippines, as U.S. forces under the command of General Douglas MacArthur launch an assault on the island of Leyte.   The battle resulted in a U.S. and Filipino victory. The Allies had taken control of all strategically and economically important locations of Luzon by March 1945, although pockets of Japanese resistance held out in the mountains until the unconditional surrender of Japan. While not the highest in US casualties, it is the...
Topics: Manila, Phillipines, Jima, Luzon, Iwo, Castle Films, Stock Footage
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This film is a collection of four short NASA films from the 1970s (Space Colonization, Autotram, Space Pioneers, and New Advances in Plane Design), giving viewers a look at various developments in space exploration and flight. In Space Colonization, NASA’s Chief of Life Sciences Experiment Office Dr. Richard Johnson speaks to the camera about a disc-shaped space colony named the Stanford torus. The film opens with images and animation showing future renderings of space colonies. Viewers see...
Topics: NASA, 1970s, Space Colonization, Oblique X Wing, Probes, Stock Fotoage
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This War Department training film (TF 18-1116) shows the secondary weapons that a tank-hunting team uses to destroy tanks as well as ambush methods that assist in destroying enemy tanks. The film features what appears to be a captured Polish 7TP light tank used by the Panzerwaffe. The tank moves over a small gully and through trees (00:47). The film shows inside the tank and the view through the window slits (01:12). The tank’s turret revolves around. An illustration is used to show the...
Topics: German Tanks, Tanks, WWII, World War II, Nazi, Stock Footage
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Made in 1942 by the WWII Office for Emergency Management, TANKS is an Orson Welles narrated film about American tank production, showcasing the Detroit Arsenal. Jack Shaindlin composed and conducted the score, and received an award from President Truman for this film. Detroit Arsenal (DTA), formerly Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant (DATP) was the first manufacturing plant ever built for the mass production of tanks in the United States. Established in 1940 under Chrysler, this plant was owned by the...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, M3 Stuart, Tank, Chrysler Group LLC, Tank Arsenal, WWII, World War...
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The Battle of Midway is a stirring, beautiful, and poignant 1942 American documentary film short directed by John Ford. It is a montage of color footage of the Battle of Midway with voice overs of various narrators, including Johnny Governali, Donald Crisp, Henry Fonda, and Jane Darwell. The film begins with a male narrator (Ray Milland) explaining where Midway Island is and its strategic importance, and shows the PBY Catalina seaplane base (previously used by Pan Am for its flying boats)....
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This black & white educational film is about celebrating twenty five years of U.S. Savings Bonds. Starring Lucille Ball. Copyright 1966. Opening titles: The Department of Defense presents Lucille Ball in Twenty Five Years of Savings Bonds (:06-:19). Lucille Ball introduces the film. Servicemen hold savings bonds. A man holds a twenty five dollar savings bond. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt holds a savings bonds. In order to promote the program, movie stars helped - Abbott &...
Topics: Twenty Five Years Of Saving, Bonds, Lucille Ball, WWII, War Bonds, Hollywood Stars, Stock Footage
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This 1920s black and white silent film promoting California Parlor Car Tours Inc. advertises bus line service between Los Angeles and San Francisco, with a focus on travel accommodations and sightseeing opportunities (TRT 9:57). Front view of a parked Fageol Safety Coach Parlor Car on a Los Angeles to San Francisco line (0:08). Glass windows are shown retracted, providing an unobstructed view of the passenger cabin (0:23). Title card: “America’s first Observation Motor Parlor Car” (0:30)....
Topics: California, San Francisco, Bus Tour, Los Angeles, Stock Footage
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Made by Consolidated Vultee to promote the B-36 Peacemaker strategic bomber, this rare Cold War film is dedicated to the 8th and 15th Air Forces of the Strategic Air Command (SAC). As the narrator says, the mission of the aircraft was to serve as a strategic deterrent against the threat of a nuclear sneak attack: "When reason fails, strength prevails. If potential aggressors know that any armed attack will result in immediate retaliation, there may be no attack. Today the target is...
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Made by Castle Films, "Land of the Pyramids" shows views of Egypt and Cairo as it appeared in the 1940s when it was a "shining example of 20th Century progress." The film opens with a stunning image -- a modern airliner flying past the Great Pyramid. At  1:00  modern Cairo is shown with its train station. A long camel train brings goods into the city. At  1:40  there are street scenes in Cairo, and a policeman directs traffic. At  1:50  the entrance and interior scenes...
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This 1960s newsreel, made prior to the Apollo 11 mission, includes interviews on and background on the three astronauts including Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong.  The film includes footage of astronaut training, and some of the equipment to be used on the lunar surface to acquire data.  Images of the moon shot by the Ranger spacecraft appear at the 5:30 mark, followed by images of Surveyor and Lunar Orbiter, which located the best landing sites for the Apollo astronauts....
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This film is derived from footage taken by Japanese filmmaker Akira Iwasaki and produced by the U.S. Department of War in 1946. Much of the material in the film was originally part of a somewhat triumphant, official government film released as ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ (Hiroshima and Nagasaki). In 1968, visionary filmmaker Eric Barnouw learned (via a letter from environmental activist Lucy Lemann) that a great deal of the footage in that movie was shot by a Japanese filmmaker Akira Iwasaki. In...
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In this issue of the Army-Navy Screen Magazine series (No. 85), viewers are treated to a short documentary on the U.S. Navy’s Antarctic expedition Operation Highjump, a 1946-1947 mission to Antarctica to establish the Antarctic research base Little America IV, assess the feasibility of maintaining a permanent base, and further American understanding of the continent. The film begins with aerial footage of Antarctica, a map of the continent, and footage of men framing buildings and carving ice...
Topic: Stock Footage
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Shot by an unknown American tourist on a trip through California and on to Hawaii, this color 16mm silent home movie dates to 1954. It shows visits to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and finally Hawaii via the Matson Lines steamship SS Lurline. Opening: Pasadena Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. CBS Television City in Los Angeles, CA. Farmers Market in Los Angeles. Downtown Los Angeles. Cars, store fronts, trolley goes down the street. Buildings in downtown Los Angeles. Trolley car goes up a hill...
Topics: 1954, Home Movie, Los Angeles, San Francisco, California, Hawaii, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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“A Brief Visit to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands” is the first part of a short 1930s film, In the Wake of the Buccaneers, produced by the Division of Motion Pictures for the U.S. Department of Interior. “A Brief Visit” highlights St. Thomas, promoting tourism for the U.S. Virgin Islands, which the U.S. purchased from Denmark in 1916. The film begins with a luxury steam liner arriving at St. Thomas (00:17), where people take a small boat to the island’s capital and largest city, Charlotte...
Topics: Virgin Islands, 1930s, Wake Of Buccaneers, St Thomas, Stock Footage
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This silent highlight reel shows U.S. Air Force aircraft including F-105 Thunderchiefs and F-4 Phantoms making raids on North Vietnam.  The beginning of the reel shows air strikes on enemy bridges and infrastructure as part of an effort to cut supplies to the Viet Cong and disrupt the North Vietnamese economy.   At the 4:27 mark, air to air combat against the North Vietnamese Air Force is shown with several Migs taken out through the use of missiles and cannon fire.  The most spectacular...
Topics: Republican F-105 Thunderchief, McDonell Douglas F-4 Phantom II, Vietnam War, Mikoyan-Gurevich...
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This historic film, originally released as part of the Army-Navy News Magazine of the Screen in December of 1942, features Movietone cameraman Al Brick who photographed the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. As he explains, much of Brick's footage was seized by the U.S. Government as the extent of the damage to the U.S. Pacific Fleet had to be concealed from the American public and the world-at-large for national security reasons. By 1942, with the Japanese reeling...
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This 1965 travelogue celebrates the state of Wyoming and the national parks in the vicinity.  It shows Grand Teton National Park as well as an Indian Camp (at 2:16) where Native Americans role play for white tourists.  The Cheyenne Frontier Days are shown at 2:30, with its parade, re-enactments and more.  The tourist industry in Jackson Hole near Yellowstone is seen at 3:45. The Chapel of the Transfiguration is seen at the 5 minute mark.  Footage of Yellowstone begins at the 6 minute mark...
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This color US Navy training film is about basic computer techniques. This is a 1962 film based on the roman numeral copyright at the end. Opening credits: This US Navy Film has been adopted for department of the Army use. Unclassified. US Navy Training Film - DIGITAL COMPUTER TECHNIQUES (:08-:58). What are digital computers? Explanations are provided. Computers remember data and can fetch it in a fraction of a moment (:58-1:53). At 1:05 a Univac mainframe is shown. An ElectroData mainframe...
Topics: Digital, Computers, Techniques, Principles, 1962, US Navy, IBM, Electrodata, Stock Footage
Made in 1956 by Castle Films, this movie "The Fabulous Harlem Globetrotters" was originally released as a silent for the home market. We haven't been able to confirm it, but we believe this film includes Clarence Wilson, George "Meadowlark" Lemon, Charlie Hoxie, Roman Turmon, Andy Johnson, Woodrow "Woody" Sauldsberry, Carl Green, Leon Hillard, Willie Gardner, and others. The famed Washington Generals are also shown in the exhibition match that occurs about halfway...
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This U.S. Marine Corps film from the Vietnam War in 1968 documents the Chi'u H i Program (loosely translated as "Open Arms"). Chieu-Hoi was a psychological operations initiative by the USMC and South Vietnamese to encourage defection by the Viet Cong and their supporters to the side of the Government during the Vietnam War. Defection was urged by means of a propaganda campaign, usually leaflets delivered by artillery shell or dropped over enemy-controlled areas by aircraft, or...
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“Design For Survival” is a black-and-white educational film from the Atomic Age telling the viewer of advancements in air travel. Produced for the Aircraft Industry Association by Arthur Lodge Productions, the late 1950s film opens with various aircraft in flight including the NB-36H Nuclear Test Aircraft (NTA) bomber aircraft equipped with a nuclear reactor (a test bed for the time when, the narrator assures us, nuclear aircraft will be the norm). Also shown is the rocket powered Bell X-2...
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Dating to 1964, this episode of the David L. Wolper produced TV show "Men in Crisis" was directed by Alan Landsburg, and focuses on the struggle for power between Paul von Hindenburg and Adolf Hitler. It was one of 32 episodes of the ground-breaking non-fiction show. Hindenburg was a German general and statesman who led the Imperial German Army during WWI and later became President of Germany from 1925 until his death in 1934. During his presidency, he played a key role in the Nazi...
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This black & white promotional/educational film is about making shells in populated areas of the USA. The date of the production is 1939 based on the title credits. Credits: Produced by The Signal Corps in collaboration with the Chief of Ordnance 1939 - Manufacturing Shell For 3 inch Anti-Aircraft Guns (:07-:27). This film will show how make the shell our narrator tells us at the Frankford Arsenal factory in Philadelphia, PA. Exterior shots of the factory are shown. This was made to show...
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 The Santa Fe Railroad (Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway), in conjunction with Dudley Pictures Corporation, presented the viewer with this color film, “Southern California Holiday.” Dating to the 1950s, the picture illustrates the theme of vacationing in sunny Southern California and using the Santa Fe railroad system to travel there. Narrated by voice actor Art Gilmore, the film opens with a Santa Fe train speeding down the track at mark 00:45 as the audience is told, “In all the...
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Made by the Burton Holmes Films, Inc. during WWII, RCL Part One and Part Two are b&w educational films made to train Radio Technicians for the U.S. Navy. The film was number MN-1540c and officially referred to as "Resistance and Capacitance RCL" and described this way: "Current and voltage in relation to time. Voltage and current curves. How current and voltage leads current in different instances, and relation of current and voltage. Graphic methods measuring voltage at...
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This black & white Arthur Murray instructional film demonstrates how to do the Rumba and the Mambo. The film dates to the 1940s.  Arthur Murray (1895 – 1991) was a famous American ballroom dancer and businessman.  After WWII, Murray's dance instruction business grew with the rise of interest in Latin dance, and he regularly taught and broadcast in Cuba in the 1950s. He later hosted the television show The Arthur Murray Party for a decade from 1950-60. Opening titles: The Arthur Murray...
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This black & white TV show is an episode of "Flight", a 1950s anthology series that was based on real incidents in aviation history. It is titled "Three Men" and was first broadcast in 1959.  The show presents a dramatic story about an air raid on the Focke-Wulf plant at Anklam, Germany by American B-17s from the Eighth Air Force. A parallel story is told about Lt. Kirk Muller, a German fighter pilot tasked with stopping the Allied raid. Produced by California...
Topics: Flight, TV Series, Three Men, WWII, Eighth Air Force, B 17 Raid, Anklam, Germany, Stock Footage,...
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An excerpt from a longer documentary film about Adolf Hitler, this 7.5 minute segment follows the Fuhrer from the assassination attempt on July 20, 1944 through his suicide on August 30, 1945. The film begins with some of the last footage of Hitler shot before the assassination attempt, and shows him visiting injured staff in the hospital after the incident. At :51, Hitler is seen visiting with Mussolini. At  1:19 , the public trial of the plotters is seen. At  3:00 , footage of the...
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This black & white educational film is about what occurred in the United States (and overseas) in the 1930s. It was released in 1959. This film is part 2 of 2.  Opening titles:  "Life in the Thirties" (:08-:27). A boy rides a bike, a dog yawns, a man chops ice, a cat walks, milk is delivered. A man leaves for work. Men walk towards a factory. Stores open. Fear of economic collapse is gone. Men get shaves and haircuts at a barber shop. Newspaper headline: Lindbergh Trial Opens....
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This educational film from 1940 gives viewers a brief overview of the causes of the First World War, a recap of the war, and the political-geographical consequences of the war. The film opens with footage of a young Winston Churchill standing with officers and then addressing a crowd about the dangers of global armament. Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm II climbs into a carriage (01:15). King Edward VII inspects British troops (02:02). The film then shows footage of Morocco in 1905 (03:10), showing a...
Topics: WWI, World War I, The Great Big War, 1940, Stock Footage
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Made in the late 1970s, THE FABULOUS PHANTOM celebrates the completion of the 5000th F-4 Phantom. The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a tandem two-seat, twin-engine, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor aircraft/fighter-bomber originally developed for the United States Navy by McDonnell Aircraft. It first entered service in 1960 with the U.S. Navy. Proving highly adaptable, it was also adopted by the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Air Force, and by the mid-1960s had become a...
Topics: The Fabulous Phantom II, F-4, Phantom, McDonnell, Aircraft
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Produced during the 1970s, the Price of Peace and Freedom is a Cold War film that attempts to show the Soviet Threat to the United States and its Allies. This is an Armed Forces Information Film produced by the Office of Information for the Armed Forces Department of Defense in affiliation with the AFL-CIO. The film states the opinions of the American Security Council Education Foundation concerning the military threat posed by the Warsaw Pact countries to the United States and its allies. It...
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Released just two months before Pearl Harbor brought the American nation to war, ROOKIE REVUE is a cartoon set on an Army base.  Here, a bugler uses a jukebox to play reveille. In formation, one private has a great deal of trouble remembering what comes after "3"; after he gets it, he decides not to go for the $32 question. In the mess hall, the machine gunners machine gun their food while the bombers catch falling biscuits. The infantry marches for miles - past a "next time,...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, World War, World War II, Warner Bros. Entertainnment, Cartoon
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Produced in the 1980s at the peak of Cold War paranoia, this Grumman Aerospace film discusses the theoretical first five days of air combat that would occur in the event of an outbreak of hostilities between NATO and the Warsaw Pact. It emphasizes the EF-111A electronic warfare and penetrating aircraft's capabilities as part of the tactical package, performing jamming of Soviet radars. The film showcases the capabilities of the USAF and its high tech weapons and examines the Soviet threat. It...
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Terrytoons was an animation studio founded by Paul Terry. The studio, located in suburban New Rochelle, New York, operated from 1929 to 1968. The studio created many popular cartoon characters including Heckle and Jeckle, Mighty Mouse, Gandy Goose, Sourpuss, Dinky Duck and Luno. The "New Terrytoons" period of the late 1950s and 60s brought us Sidney, Hector Heathcote, Hashimoto and Deputy Dawg as well as The Mighty Heroes. Famed animator Ralph Bakshi got his start at Terrytoons....
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United States Army presents TF9–4619. February 1973. Rifle: M16A1 Operation. Cycle of Functioning and Immediate Action. This is a 1950’s era, black and white, military training video on how to properly use and maintain the M16A1 rifle. The film also addresses immediate action to remedy some common malfunctions with the weapon. The film opens to a rifle spinning on a table axis. Soldiers in the field with artillery fire. The soldier’s rifle jams 1:00. The soldier falls. A close-up on the...
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The Bodybuilders is a color documentary filmed by Fisher Body between 1970 and 1972. Fisher Body was an automobile coachbuilder founded by the Fisher brothers in 1908, in Detroit, Michigan, and was dissolved in 1984 to be blended into General Motors. This film looks at the engineering and manufacturing needed to produce car bodies and their assembly.   The film opens showing industrial metal stamping machinery, presses, and sewing machines all   doing their work making automobile parts that...
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Released in 1946, this black & white educational film from "Library Films" purports to show some of the last footage of Manila prior to the outbreak of WWII. In 1945, as U.S. forces under MacArthur worked their way towards Manila from Leyte, the city became a battleground. As the notes at the beginning of the movie make clear, most of the beautiful buildings shown in the film were completely destroyed during the siege. Opening titles: Library Films Inc presents Manila (followed by...
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Dating from 1943, this fascinating newsreel features footage of the British 8th Army and American and Free French forces battling in North Africa against Rommel's Afrika Korps, and the Russian victory at Stalingrad. The film begins with the Battle of Mareth, part of an Allied operation under General Bernard Montgomery in Tunisia intended to assault the Mareth Line defenses held by German and Italian forces under General Giovanni Messe. The initial attack, Operation Pugilist ran into...
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This is a 1940’s era, black and white movie. It is presented by – Andre de la Varre, called The Screen Traveler. It is about the Cities of North Africa – Tunis – Algiers and Rabat. Photographed by The Screen Traveler in association with Paul Devlin. The movie opens with a description of Tunis on the Avenue Jours fériés. Streetcars come down the street, 1:12. Old cars come down the street, 1:22. Avenue de France leads to the Port de France, 1:45. Graceful minarets rise above the...
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WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT.  This film contains images of war atrocities and may not be suitable for viewers of all ages. This 1944 film, RETURN TO GUAM,  was produced by the U.S. Navy about the taking and recapture of the island of Guam.  The film also shows the history of U.S. involvement in Guam, including the participation of native Chamorros in the Navy and in defense of the island.  Aside from showing the invasion and recapture of Guam, the film shows the horrific massacre of the...
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Created to promote the steamboat Delta Queen, this charming film shows the vessel as it appeared in the early 1970s. The film shows some of the modern equipment added to the ship to keep it in operation, while highlighting the "trip back in time" that the steamboat made possible -- back to the days of Mark Twain. The film was made by Greene Line Steamers and produced by Lee Strosnider and features the song "Delta Queen, My Time Machine" written by George Tassian and...
Topics: 1970s, Delta Queen, Mississippi, Steam Boat, Time Machine, Stock Footage