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Filmed at the special request of Admiral Robert Dennison, the Naval Aide to President Truman, this 16mm silent film shows President Truman’s Rail Trip to the Pacific Coast, starting June 3, 1948. The reason for shooting the film is not altogether clear, but it paints a beautiful portrait of a whistle stop political tour. The film starts on June 4, 1948 with an early morning stop at Pittsburg. Harry S. Truman is seen from back of train. At 1:04 are scenes from Fort Wayne, Indiana. Scenes of...
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Made in 1966 as part of North American Aviation's bid to produce the U.S. Navy's Mystic Class DSRV Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle, this rare and unique film gives a behind-the-scenes look at the development of this revolutionary rescue submersible. The film shows how aircraft and spacecraft simulators were used to study the problems that the DSRV would encounter, and two different mock-ups were designed and built to demonstrate (1) a spherical hull design and (2) a cylindrical hull design. ...
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Presented by Plymouth Motors and sanctioned by the Academy of Model Aeronautics, this historic film "Adventures in Imagination" shows the run-up to the 2nd Annual international Model Airplane Contest in Detroit Michigan in 1948, and the event itself.  In 1947, Plymouth Motors sponsored the first such contest, which lasted four days and garnered national attention.  It was so successful that the second event in 1948 was sponsored by Plymouth dealers across the United States, who sent...
Topics: Model Airplanes, Plymouth Motors, Radio Controlled Planes, RC Plane, Radio-Controlled Aircraft,...
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This “restricted” United States War Department Film Bulletin provides the viewer with footage of the U.S. Army’s “Basic Training of Glider-Borne Troops.” This footage is “Part 2: Loading Equipment in the CG-4A” — a 48-foot long cargo glider that can carry 13 soldiers, along with a pilot and co-pilot. The camera takes us inside the glider, as the narrator explains what a soldier will see inside the glider. An explanation of the glider’s tie-down rings (for heavy equipment...
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Made in May of 1987, NEW STRENGTH FOR AMERICAN DEFENSE shows the then-brand-new B-1B Lancer bomber being put through its paces by Air Force crews. At  3:11 , SAC's first B-1B main operating base is shown at Dyess, Texas, and the Ellsworth Air Force Base is also shown. McConnell AFB in Kansas and Grand Forks Air Force Base are also mentioned as part of the deployment of 100 B-1Bs. At  4:00 , President Ronald Reagan is seen announcing the contracts for the B-1B, and the manpower build-up to...
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Dating to the late 1930s, this astonishing silent color 16mm home movie documents one woman's trip to Africa. At 2:50 there are scenes in an African village, including shots of indigenous peoples. It wasn't just a sightseeing trip either, but a hunting trip which saw her shoot many different kinds of animals. The blood bath she produced includes a cheetah shown at 4:04, a water buffalo at 4:40, a gazelle at 6:46, a male lion at 10:30, an elephant at 11:00, and a bull elephant at 11:44. At 14:04...
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Made in the 1950s, “This is Lakehurst” explains the history of this famous air station. Lakehurst is the US Naval Air Force's station in Ocean County, New Jersey (:45). Commissioned in 1921, it is best known for being the base for airship training, development and operation (:54). It rests 75 miles south of New York and 50 miles east of Philadelphia ( 1:04 ). A facet of it's many varied missions is the Naval Air Technical Training Unit ( 1:13 ). In the phase nicknamed “flying the...
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This documentary film dates to the early 1970s and presents information about soviet involvement in the middle east, specifically in Egypt as a threat to the nation of Israel. Various representatives of the Israeli Defense Forces are interviewed and footage is shown of Israeli and Arab capabilities, including the Israeli Air Force. Israeli F-4 Phantoms are shown. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage...
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This is part of a series of Combat camera dailies from Vietnam in 1967. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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This is part of a series of Combat camera dailies from Vietnam in 1967. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com Category Education
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Explains how changing modes of transportation have shaped the boarders and the way of life of the United States, high-lighting important stages in the development of rapid comfortable and efficient means of travel in America; discusses the ingenuity needed to combat the pollution and congestion that mobility has brought with it. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely...
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This short, silent home movie shows Governor George Wallace interacting with crowds at some sort of parade (see around 4:03:00 ) George Corley Wallace Jr. (August 25, 1919 – September 13, 1998) was an American politician and the 45th Governor of Alabama, having served two nonconsecutive terms and two consecutive terms as a Democrat: 1963–1967, 1971–1979 and 1983–1987. Wallace has the third longest gubernatorial tenure in post-Constitutional U.S. history at 5,848 days. After four runs...
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This is part of a series of Combat camera dailies from Vietnam in 1967. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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This color promotional film is about the RED GIANTS, a line of farming tractors from the company Massey Ferguson. There is no copyright at the beginning or end of the film so the date of the production is 1967 based on when the MF 1100/MF 1130 tractors were released to the public.  A man enters a hangar with a flashlight and shuts it off when he finds what he's looking for. A red tractor (:08-:47). Credits: Massey Ferguson presents The Red Giants (:47-1:06). Massey Ferguson tractors are among...
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This silent film shows the production line for the the Hughes OH-6 Cayuse. Nicknamed "Loach", after the requirement acronym LOH—Light Observation Helicopter, the Cayuse is a single-engine light helicopter with a four-bladed main rotor used for personnel transport, escort and attack missions, and observation. Hughes Helicopters also developed the Model 369 as a civilian helicopter, the Hughes Model 500, currently produced by MD Helicopters as the MD 500. This film is part of the...
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Shot by an unknown member of the U.S. Navy, this 16mm silent home movie shows unique views from 1945. It begins somewhere in a Pacific harbor, probably Yokosuka, Japan, at :26, with images of a cruiser at sea. The ship's number is not visible but it might be USS Los Angeles. Visible on the rear deck at :35 is a crane used for seaplane retrieval. At 1:30 is what appears to be images of Japan, with damaged buildings evident. At 2:05 , a large harbor is seen, with what appears to be USS Montpelier...
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This fascinating, silent 16mm movie comes from the estate of William Hawley Bowlus (May 8, 1896 - August 27, 1967) or someone who was close to him. Bowlus was a designer, engineer and builder of aircraft (especially gliders) and recreational vehicles in the 1930s and '40s. Shown in this film is the plywood XCG-16a experimental military glider, which was ordered by the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943 based on designs made by Bowlus in 1942. The glider was supposed to be able to fly at 200 miles per...
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Project Mohole was an ambitious attempt to drill through the Earth's crust into the Mohorovi i discontinuity, and to provide an Earth science complement to the high profile Space Race. The project was initially led by the American Miscellaneous Society (AMSOC) with funding from the National Science Foundation. Phase One was executed in spring 1961. Five holes were drilled off the coast of Guadalupe Island, Mexico, the deepest at 183 m (601 ft) below the sea floor in 3,500 m (11,700 ft) of...
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This 1970 color film by Lockheed is about food service testing on a mockup Lockheed L-1011 TriStar. It is great for showing stewardess outfits and hairstyles from 1970 as different airlines were used in the joint test.  A woman receives boarding passes at a table. The empty passenger section is shown. The name pins are shown for stewardesses from Air Canada, Delta, Eastern Airlines, and TWA (:18-1:33). The program control room to watch the test in has closed circuit television sets and a room...
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This film short celebrates the opening of Calder Hall, the world's first and oldest industrial-scale nuclear power station, at Sellafield in Cumbria. The plant was originally opened by the Queen in 1956 at the start of a new "Atomic Age." While the plant was ostensibly made to produce electricity, the main reason for building Calder Hall was to make plutonium for the nuclear weapons programme, a fact admitted five years after it was constructed.  The station produced 180 megawatts of...
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"The World At War" is a 1942 documentary used to inform the American public of why the U.S. entered World War II and to rally support for the war effort. The film opens with Japanese planes flying in formation ( 00:59 ) then cuts to the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor ( 01:47 ; 07:54 ). The USS Arizona is on fire and sinking. A surviving battleship leaves the harbor. Franklin D. Roosevelt speaks to a Joint Session of Congress ( 02:57 ) on 8 December 1941; people gather in...
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This black & white educational film is about Bicycle Safety. This is from 1939. Opening titles: Bicycling with Complete Safety (:07-:18). Aerial shot of a town. People on the move. Children playing. A traffic cop walks children. A police officer stands near children. A police officer speaks to the viewer about safety (:19-2:28). A boy, named Bobby, rides a bike without holding the handlebars and gets hit by a car. The body of the Bobby lays under a car. The boy is in the hospital laying on...
Topics: 1939, Cycles, Bicycles, Safety, Bicycle Safety, Stock Footage
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Sponsored by John Deere, this film about soil conservation and farming provides advice about overgrazing, and scientific approaches to soil health. John Deere Van Brunt farm equipment is seen (named after company founder George Van Brunt -- his Van Brunt line was acquired by Deere in 1911) including tractors and grassland drills. After its founding in the 1860s in Mayville, Wisconsin, the Van Brunt Company product line evolved steadily, but by the mid-1910s after Deere acquired the brand, the...
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This circa 1944 black-and-white presentation of Army-Navy Screen Magazine #27 begins with the opening strains of the “Army Air Force” song (today known as “The U.S. Air Force” or commonly, “Wild Blue Yonder”) and “Anchors Away” before opening with “Just Like Home” at mark 00:30, as members of the 13th Air Force stationed in the South Pacific are shown heading out for a day of fishing, and after trolling, head for shore and a picnic as well as some spear fishing and goat...
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This black & white educational film is about the aircraft display of the Society of British Aircraft Constructors. This is circa the mid-to-late-1950s. Opening titles: British Information Services presents  "Achievement In The Air" (:07-:34). Great Britain. Aircraft display of the Society of British Aircraft Constructors aka the Farnborough Airshow.. People wait in line to go into a plane and look at it. A de Havilland Comet and a Bristol Type 167 Brabazon. Large crowds. Many...
Topics: 1950s, Farnborough Air Show, Brabazon, Avro 707B, Canberra Jet, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
On July 30, 1942, the WAVES became a World War II division of the U.S. Navy, and consisted entirely of women. The name was the acronym for "Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service". The word "emergency" implied that the acceptance of women was due to the unusual circumstances of World War II, and at the end of the war the women would not be allowed to continue in Navy careers. Their official name was the U.S. Naval Reserve (Women's Reserve), but the nickname of the...
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This U.S. Navy newsreel consists of several segments.  First, the sea trials of the USS Forrestal are seen with FJ-3 Fury jet fighters landing on the angled deck of the carrier.  Second, SEALs / UDTs frogmen practice off the California coast.  Third, the submarine -- most maneuverable built up to this time -- USS Albacore is seen operating at sea. USS Forrestal (CV-59), formerly AVT-59 and CVA-59, was a supercarrier named after the first Secretary of Defense James Forrestal. Commissioned in...
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This is part of a series of Combat camera dailies from Vietnam in 1967. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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Chevrolet’s 1956 short film, “On Top of the World,” produced by Jam Handy, follows six 1957 pre-production Chevrolet Task-Force models as they make the grueling trip from GM’s Proving Ground in Milford, Michigan to Fairbanks, Alaska, and back. The six Chevrolet trucks demonstrate their durability and performance as they tackle the formidable ALCAN highway. The six Task-Force trucks—a 1957 Chevrolet ½-ton Cameo Carrier Pickup, a 1957 Chevrolet 1-ton Panel, a 1957 Chevrolet Dump Truck,...
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This silent film from 1948 shows the training of a group of volunteer firefighters, demonstrating the elimination of large fires on industrial sights.  It opens and closes with the extinguishing of a fire at an oil well. Title plate (:11-1:03).  Sign for the Purisima Number 44 oil well (1:04-1:07) near Lompoc, California.  Long shot of the oil well, completely ablaze.  A man with a hard hat runs past camera.  Pieces start to fall off the rig, at first small, then larger, more structurally...
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Created by an unknown American tourist in 1927, this black & white silent home movie shows a passenger ship cruise across the Southern Hemisphere to Australia and New Guinea. This film is only one part of what must have been a longer travelogue; unfortunately the other segments of it are apparently lost to history.  The film gives a good idea of the experiences a wealthy tourist might have had in this era, visiting Tasmania, New South Wales and Melbourne, and New Guinea. Title: Around The...
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This USAF News Review dates to the 1950s and shows President Ike Eisenhower arriving on Air Force One ("Columbine") to visit the new U.S. Air Force Academy. At the two minute mark, a Thor IRBM site is shown in mock-up, with missile men students seeing how the entire system works including a full scale launch of a missile. Also shown: Clark AFB television broadcasting a puppet show in the Philippines for Air Force kids (check out the old time TV cameras and broadcast studio in use!) A...
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Opening on the New York skyline and the United Nations Headquarters building constructed in 1950, this documentary short film honors the U.N.’s landmark as a “workshop for peace”. Produced by the United Nations Department of Public Information in the late 1950s as part of a broader series, this film footage takes viewers on a tour through the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Near panoramic and bird’s eye view footage of the historically significant building continues as...
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Dating to July of 1971, this silent film shows rocket sled tests of Douglas ESCAPAC escape systems for the S-3A Viking at China Lake Naval Weapons Center. Viking was a 4-crew, twin-engine turbofan-powered jet aircraft that was used by the U.S. Navy (USN) primarily for anti-submarine warfare, as well as surface warfare and aerial refueling, electronic warfare and surface surveillance capabilities to carrier battle groups. A subsonic, all-weather, long-range, multi-mission aircraft, it served...
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This early 1950s color film encouraging using airplanes to travel to favorite fishing spots was presented as a public service by United Aircraft Corporation and a presentation of The World Outdoors, Inc. There are also multiple verbal reminders to buy US Saving Bonds by narrator Peter Roberts. Shown are a 1948 Northwest Airlines logo and a Boeing 377-10-30 Stratocruiser (:26- 1:00 ). A man pulls up a large fish into a fishing boat in a Canadian river ( 1:01 - 1:28 ).   A man fishes from shore...
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This color educational/training film is about how to make buoyant ascent in water. This is used to train submariners in making ascents from the 18-, 50-, and 100- foot levels. It was made in 1958 by the U.S. Navy. Credits: Non Classified, the United States Navy presents Buoyant Ascent Buships 1-57, produced by US Naval Submarine base in Pearl Harbor (:07-:40). A buoyant ascent to escape a submarine. The explanation and the how to do such an ascent is explained and shown (:41-1:47). The British...
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Made by the U.S. Air Force during the Cold War, PENETRATION AND LOW APPROACH PROCEDURES FOR JET AIRCRAFT was shown to pilots to explain the techniques used to make instrument approaches to runways in situations where there is low visibility. The start of the film shows a Lockheed T-33 jet performing a training mission. At 1:32 , the mission encounters overcast and zero visibility weather during landing. The film then explains how all runways have standard, automatic radar and other features...
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Dating to approximately 1975, PORTRAIT THE BLUE ANGELS was created by the U.S. Navy and McDonnell Douglas, manufacturer of the A-4F Skyhawk II. The Navy's Flight Demonstration Team downsized to the subsonic Douglas A-4F Skyhawk II in December 1974 and was reorganized into the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron. Immediately prior to this configuration, the Blues flew the McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II, a Mach 2.2 capable, two-set fighter. The 1974 reorganization permitted the establishment of...
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These silent home movies show rare footage of the Lockheed U-2 Dragon Lady operating at Edwards Air Force Base in California. They are believed to date to 1972 and show tests of the camera system known as "Trixie", takeoffs and landings (including drag parachute assisted landings). The Lockheed U-2, nicknamed "Dragon Lady", is an American single-jet engine, high altitude reconnaissance aircraft operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) and previously flown by the...
Topics: 1972, Lockheed U-2 Spy Plane, Test Footag, Edwards Air Force Base, Dragon Lady
This episode of "The Silent Service" entitled "The Searaven Story" first aired December 6, 1957. In it, the USS Searaven attempts to save Australian soldiers from Timor Island or, as TV Guide called it, "An American submarine becomes a sitting duck to save 33 Australian soldiers." The episode was from season 1 of the show, episode 36. The episode was written by Milton Geiger and stars: Chet Marshall ...... Cook Robert Christopher.. Cassidy Bill Phipps ...........
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Made by Wilding, this black & white training film teaches selling techniques for the new economical automobiles (in this case the Plymouth Valiant) and was shown to car salesmen. It was made in 1959 and focuses on the 1960 economy models. Opening titles: THE INSIDE STORY (:07-:25). A salesman, our host, talks to the viewer. He lifts a card, then speaks (:26-1:56) about how to qualify a prospect and make a sale. A prospective customer looks at a car and the salesman, our host, comes over and...
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These Are South Africans is a 1950s propaganda film from the South African Government Information Office that paints an idyllic picture of South Africa by showing the leisure lifestyle enjoyed almost exclusively by the country’s white citizens. The film opens with footage of the Parade of Uniforms in Cape Town celebrating the opening of parliament. Soldiers march in full uniform. A car drives up in front of Cape Town’s Parliament Building and Dr. E.G. Jansen, Governor-General of the Union...
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Created for the Navy and Congressional oversight, this color film from Lockheed Aircraft reports on the progress of the development of the T2V-1 SeaStar aircraft. The T2V, later called the T-1 SeaStar, was a carrier-capable jet trainer that entered service in May 1957. It was developed from the highly successful Lockheed T-33, and was powered by one Allison J33 jet engine. Compared to the T-33/TV-2, the T2V was almost totally re-engineered for carrier landings and at-sea operations and fitted...
Topics: 1955, Lockheed T2V-1, Seastar Aircraft, Flight Test Program, Navy, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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This black & white promotional film for B.F. Goodrich Tires, is about the manufacture of tubeless car tires. It was produced by Regan Film Productions, Inc., Detroit, and copyright 1961. Opening titles: Mileage in the Making: The Story of the Tubeless Tire (:07-:20). The host introduces a whitewall car tire, the B.F. Goodrich Silvertown tire. The host holds natural rubber, then synthetic rubber. The host holds high tensile steel wire. Fingers point at: Oil, Carbon Black, Zinc Oxide, and...
Topics: Milage, Tubeless Tire, 1947, Goodrich, Silvertown, Tire Promo, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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Normandy Invasion is a black and white, United States Coast Guard Report number 4 film. It was probably filmed in 1944 as a report of the invasion of Normandy, France. The United States Coast Guard is a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces and has been active in every war since 1790. Their role is defense operations, maritime law enforcement, and search and rescue. During war time, they carry troops to battle.  The film opens showing a coast guard boat depositing troops on the Normandy, France...
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This black and white 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...
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One of the many promotional films for General Motors made by the Jam Handy Organization, MILLIONS OF MASTERPIECES shows the design and assembly process behind the Chevrolet cars of the 1950s. It starts with an historical overview of design in the form of the illumination of books, and then the development of the printing press, as an example of how technology can make things more efficient and produce "millions of masterpieces" just like an auto assembly line and mass production make...
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Dating to the 1950s, "Jimmy of the Safety Patrol" promotes the AAA School Safety Patrol program, the largest traffic safety program in the world. In this film, Safety Patrol member Jimmy and a friend of his discuss the importance of traffic safety. The film also shows a student doing driver's ed in a Chevy car, shows how to properly and safely cross a street, and more.   Since its inception in 1920, the AAA School Safety Patrol program, has provided a safer environment and wide...
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This silent promotional film for the F-100 Super Sabre was made by North American Aviation, and likely shown to members of the Department of Defense and Congress. There are two parts to the film. The first, starting at 7 seconds through 5:30, shows a bare metal aircraft being put through its paces. Beginning at 5:39 the aircraft is shown in Southeast Asia in combat operations during the Vietnam War.   At 5:49, tail #0-52964 and a wingman take off. Various other take-off shots. At 6:39 F-100s...
Topics: North American Aviation, F-100, Super Sabre, Promo Film, Strikers, Vietnam, Stock Footage
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TO LIVE TOMORROW was created in 1955 by the Life Insurance Institute with the co-operation of the United States Civil Defense Administration, to present the basic concepts of CD in a nuclear age. The film, promoted as "a study of human behaviour under emotional impacts, varying from accidents in the kitchen to enemy attack",  begins with a brief speech by President Eisenhower before showing an insurance agent taking a trip by train. This agent is considering what panic might ensue if...
Topics: 1950s, Civil Defense, To Live Tomorrow, Life Insurance
McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. presents Toward the Unexplored, a short 1967 documentary film produced by CBS 20th Century and narrated by Walter Cronkite. The documentary shows viewers the deadly flight of the Bell X-2 rocket aircraft piloted byt Milburn G. Apt in 1956. The film opens with footage of the X-2 flying attached to a B-50 Superfortress on 27 September 1956. The film shows viewers the flight test center at Edwards Air Force Base (03:05), shots of the X-2, and a wind tunnel building...
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In this 1962 episode of the U.S. Army's TV show THE BIG PICTURE (00:01:13:00) - THE DRAGON’S TEETH, General J. Lawton Collins (00:10:20:00) tells of the U.S. Army's fight to take the Siegfried line in World War II and of the campaign to cross onto the soil of Germany. The story of the Siegfried Line campaign takes place in Northern Germany, featuring savage combat and inhospitable terrain. A wonderful shot of the Siegfried Line, known as the dragon’s teeth, is featured at (00:03:20:00)....
Topics: The Big Picture, The Dragons Teeth, WWII, Siegfriesd Line, Stock Footage
This black and white documentary, Wright Builds for Supremacy, is a film on how to create and build Curtiss-Wright aircraft engines, and was probably produced around 1941 to 1942. The documentary was presented by Wright Aeronautical Corporation which was in business from 1919-1929 and then merged with Curtiss to form Curtiss-Wright, remaining one of the divisions of that corporation. This film was narrated by Lowell Thomas, an American writer, broadcaster, and traveler, and was produced by...
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This 1960s black and white film documents the 24th Infantry Division in Korea as part of the Army’s “The Big Picture” weekly televised series by the Signal Corps Pictorial Center. Hosted by Master Sergeant Stuart Queen. 1959, the Task Force Smith Memorial in Korea is dedicated. A gun salute is followed by a bugler playing “Taps” (1:48-3:05). 1950, the 24th is shown in occupied Japan (3:14-3:45). A map shows the 38th parallel, followed by North Korea tanks and burning buildings...
Topics: US Army, 24th Infantry Division, Korea, Task Force, Korean War, Stock Footage
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This black & white U.S. Navy film, which was likely shown to sailors as part of basic training, is about the dangers of VD (venereal disease). The title "Taking Chances" has an extended metaphor throughout the film, which compares the odds of winning carnival games with catching a social disease. Copyright 1952. Produced by Herbert Kerkow Productions. Opening: U.S. Navy Training Film - "Taking Chances V.D." (:06-:28). A roulette wheel spins. Navy men at a carnival. A...
Topics: Disease Scare Film, US navy, 1952, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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Released by Kodak as part of its Kodascope Library in the 1920s, this short version of the famed silent film "The Epic of Everest" documents the Mallory and Irvine Mount Everest expedition. The movie was made in brutally harsh conditions by Captain John Noel, who financed it himself and shot it with a hand-cranked movie camera. The film contains some of the earliest filmed records of life in Tibet and features sequences at Phari Dzong (Pagri), Shekar Dzong (Xegar) and Rongbuk...
Topics: Epic, Everest, 1924, George Mallory, Andrew Irvine, Documentary, Tibet, Stock Footage
Made in 1945 after the German surrender, this WWII combat bulletin was produced by the Army Air Forces. It shows various combat scenes and developments, starting with the use of JATO bottles for aircraft at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. At  1:40 , bomb damage is seen at Mainz, Germany including extensive damage to the city's railway terminals and electric power plant. At  2:20 , Worms Germany is seen almost entirely decimated by bomb strikes, although the cathedral is seen relatively intact....
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This color ESSO training film "Opportunity Unlimited" is about how to improve business at an Esso service station. It also shows some of the ESSO and ATLAS branded point of sale signage and advertising campaigns. Produced circa the mid 1950s, probably 1957. It was directed by Edward Seward and produced by John Bransby. Note: the film may have been shot at the Jackson Esso Service Station located at 328 Henderson Drive, Jacksonville, North Carolina. The plot of the film consists of an...
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Made by the Burton Holmes Film Co., this black & white educational U.S. Navy Training Film is one of a series made to train lookouts. This one is about night vision and how to maintain it. Copyright 1944. Opening: U.S. Navy Training Film - Night Vision (:06-:19). A sailor raises binoculars at night. Eyes on a face. Eyes shift. Diagram of how the human eye works, animation shows how the eye lens sees. Diagram points out how an eye sees during the day versus at night. A man looks up at night...
Topics: 1944, US Navy, Training Film, Night Vision, Airplane, Ship, Stock Footage
This color film "United States Air Force News Review" dates to 1961 and shows events from 1960.  Title: The Air Force and Space. August 1960. Edward Air Force Base, California, a pilot gets into an X-15 experimental aircraft. B-52 Bomber takes off with the test aircraft which then is dropped at altitude. The X-15 comes in for a safe landing.  Project Excelsior gondola in New Mexico. Project Excelsior was a series of parachute jumps made by Col. Joseph Kittinger of the United States...
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Produced by the Aberdeen Proving Ground's Tank Automotive Command, Quality Assurance Directorate, this U.S. Army film was made to familiarize contractors, and also the public, about the process of quality assurance testing and how it is critical to every vehicle the military purchases. The film provides a fascinating look at some of the tests that armored vehicles would be put through to confirm fulfillment of their roles, including driving and amphibious operation, weapons tests, and more. ...
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LB Littleford, the sign of modern engineered black-top road maintenance and construction equipment presents The Littleford Road Brooms, a silent film promoting several Littleford models. It was likely made around 1946. The film begins with graphics depicting the Model 106 Traction Driven Broom ( 00:36 ), the Model 108 Engine Driven Broom ( 00:45 ), the Model 106 With Sprinkler Attachment Model 111 ( 00:48 ), and the Model 108 With Two-Way Blower Attachment Model 112 ( 00:56 ). Footage shows the...
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Created to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel, this historic film features images of remembrance ceremonies for those lost in the 1948 war of independence. David Ben-Gurion and many other leaders of the Jewish state are featured. The film also contains an impressive military parade and a celebratory pageant with fireworks. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage...
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Made in 1957, Transportation By Air is an educational film that is chock-full of wonderful vintage aviation images. Some of the planes featured include the prototype Boeing 707 jet, Lockheed Constellation, and other propeller driven aircraft. There is also footage of helicopters, the Martin Mariner flying boat / seaplane, and other "cutting edge" craft. It's a trip back in time to an era where aviation's advance was as fast as it was relentless. This film is part of the Periscope Film...
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NASAO, the National Association of State Aviation Officials and AOPA Foundation Inc. presents, The Flight Decision. Produced by Film Originals in 1955. Technical Director, Chet Moulten. This 1950s era, color film follows two pilots through their flight decision process relative to instrument flight vs. visual flight rules. The film examines why a pilot might make a poor decision while another makes a good decision, with laziness and overconfidence pointed to key factors in making a misjudgment....
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This black & white educational film is about buying bonds to help our military reconstruct war torn areas after World War 2. Copyright 1945.  Opening titles: U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Coast Guard present Bonds Of Victory (:05). Bells ring (:29). People in church (:33). Earth spins (:48). Islands (1:00). Ruins from war torn cities (1:18). Destroyed harbors (1:37). Destroyed homes and buildings (1:46). A soldier milks a cow (2:00). Cargo (2:17). Highways being built (2:29)....
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Created in the 1960s as the helicopter came into maturity as a transportation method, this fascinating Sikorsky film promotes the use of 'copters to supplement the transportation system and use the broad highway in the sky -- to reduce traffic congestion on the highways and eliminate gaps in efficiency.  Chicago and Honolulu are shown -- where helicopters perform critical taxi service -- as well as cities in Europe where helicopters have been employed with great success.  A large portion of...
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This color educational silent home movie film features the Saguenay River in Quebec, Canada. Copyright is circa the 1950s.  Opening titles: Chateau Hutter Films present A John Hutter Travel Adventure - Up The Saguenay, Scenic Waterway Of French Canada (:09). A man, presumably John Hutter sits in front of a campfire in a cabin and introduces the film (no sound available), he points at a map which features Quebec, Canada and the city of Chicoutimi, which is the most populous borough of the city...
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Film Tactics is a black and white United States Navy non-classified Training Film. The film was to teach instructors how to use film as a teaching tool. It was copyrighted in 1945 by Harry Joe Brown. Harry Joe Brown was and American film producer and theatre and film director. He lived from 1890 to 1972. The film’s main characters are motion picture stars John Hamilton, Selmer Jackson, and Tom Keene. The film opens showing a clock tower with the time 2:25 p.m. ( 0:23 - 0:32 ). Commodore D.L....
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Dating to 1961, this U.S. Navy film celebrates fifty years of naval aviation (:10). It opens with footage of supersonic aircraft (:28) and the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (:42). Footage of the Wright Brothers’ first flight on December 17th, 1903 near Kitty Hawk follows (1:25). Captain Washington Irving Chambers (1:31) was to observe and report on aviation developments of Navy concern. In November of 1910, Eugene Ely flew his Curtiss aircraft (1:41) off the deck of the cruiser USS...
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This color educational film shows the preparation and highlights of the 1965 National Rifle Matches in Camp Perry, OH.  Opening titles: Williams Gun Sight Company "On the Range" presents TARGET Vs (:06-:37). Army helicopters fly. Aerial shots of rifle ranges at Camp Perry, OH. Our host discusses the many matches of shooting that will be taking place. Larry Wreckel of Saginaw, MI, one of the winners is interviewed. He discusses his rifle and what is shoots. The town people discuss...
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This amateur, silent home movie shows a trip to Hawaii and Alaska in the 1970s, apparently made aboard the liner SS Arcadia. SS Arcadia was a passenger liner built for P&O in 1953 to service the UK to Australia route. Towards the end of her life she operated as a cruise ship, based in Sydney, until scrapped in 1979. This film doubtless dates to the 1970-1974 timeline when, after a refit, she became a full-time one-class cruise ship and worked the west coat of America, making a series of...
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Taking place in the spring and summer of 1972, this color film details live footage of the laying of a 123kV, three core, oil-filled power cable submerged between Lepe, England and Thorness Bay, Isle of Wight, a popular tourist center. At that time, the bulk of electricity was provided via two underwater (sub-marine) cables. The Southern Electricity board decided to install a third cable ( 1:32 ) and hired Balfour, Beatty & Co., Limited. To make this continuous cable for a 3-mile sub-marine...
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This film highlights two service songs. First, The Caissons Go Rolling Along, sung by Robert Weede and produced by the Office for Emergency Management. Second, The Marines' Hymn, produced by the Office of War Information and Bureau of Motion Pictures. Soundies were an early version of the music video, produced between 1940 and 1946.
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Dates to 1937 ( Ross left his coaching job in 1945) when the team lost in the semi-finals against the Maple Leafs. More on this: Arthur Howey "Art" Ross (January 13, 1885[3] – August 5, 1964) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player and executive from 1905 until 1954. Regarded as one of the best defenders of his era by his peers, he was one of the first to skate with the puck up the ice rather than pass it to a forward. He was on Stanley Cup championship teams twice in a...
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Shot in the marine of Washington, D.C., this 1970s vintage Coast Guard film shows the procedures that are supposed to be used by USCG personnel to board pleasure craft. The flashing blue light of the Coast Guard boat, a police whistle, a load hailer, and siren are all demonstrated to "pull over" a suspect boat.  Once the boat owner complies, a safety inspection of the boat is made from stem to stern.  The owner is cited in this instance, for not having a fire extinguisher in an...
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Flight was a television show from 1958, and this episode is entitled THE DERELICT. It was directed by Jean Yarbrough, written by Arthur Brown, Jr. and features a cast that includes Robert Christopher, Patrick Waltz, Christopher Dark, Ray Montgomery, Ed Perry, William Cassidy, Steve Ihnat. Flight ran from 1958-59 and was hosted by George C. Kenney. In this particular episode a B-47 bomber catches fire in mid-air, and its crew must make a desperate decision about whether to bail out of the...
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Documentary on the British Navy, directed by Ian K. Barnes. The Royal Navy in action in the 1960s including Special Air Services, frogmen, etc. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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This bizarre 1960s sales training film made by Wilding for Republic Steel attempts to teach salesmen how to market stainless steel products and grow their business. The plot, which revolves around a guardian angel sent from heaven to coach a struggling Republic salesman, is straight out of a Hollywood feature. As the salesman struggles with lack of sleep, problems with his marriage and even his TV set, etc. his guardian angel (a former #1 salesman) proffers important advice. The lessons derived...
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16mm film of newsreels made by Harry Humbert Coburn during WWI. These silent films are part of the Indiana State Library collection, and were re-released as part of a preservation campaign by ISL and the Lilly Endowment. Includes amazing coverage of the war years including Fort Benjamin Harrison, where troops were trained en masse, a bond parade featuring Douglas Fairbanks, all the way through the Armistice Day parade and the construction of the Indiana War Memorial. This film is part of the...
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This is a silent, color/black & white home movie. We believe this was shot at the Fort Monmouth, New Jersey by members of the Signal Corps, U.S. Signal Training Regiment, known as Company U. This is circa 1949, when the Signal Corps Training School was based at Monmouth. There are actually two films here. The first shows members of the regiment on parade and being inspected. The second is a sort of "gag film" called "A Day At Home" showing everyday life for inductees in...
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Created in the 1970s in the wake of the Vietnam War, "Seas of Tomorrow" presents the Navy during a time of shrinking budgets and shrinking public resolve about funding the U.S. military. The film showcases the Soviet Navy and how it is building strength around the world. The Navy at this moment appeared in crisis, and efforts were made to change various regimens and conditions within the Navy, from improving housing to increased liberty, to allowing more flexible communications...
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This black-and-white World War II-era film takes a look at combat conditions on the ground and in the air during WWII. The film has a cold open, with a narrator detailing conditions suffered by both Allied and Axis forces, but by mark  02:30  delves into the role of air power during the war and how it supports ground troops. Between World War I and World War II, we are told, the relationship between air power and land power was unclear. By the 1940s, Allied forced realized air power can...
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This raw footage shows the General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark performing in-flight refueling, apparently as part of tests conducted at Edwards Air Force Base in California. The film shows the F-111 taking off, rendezvous with a tanker, and refueling approaches. It includes POV shots from inside the tanker aircraft as well as exterior footage shot by chase aircraft. The aircraft shown is tail #39773, S/N 63-9773, which we believe was the prototype F-111A aircraft. It is painted in a grey and white...
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This 1970s film about the the Emerlec 30mm mount shows it fitted with two Oerlikon 30-mm/75-cal rifled automatic cannon. The Emerlek is a US-built antiaircraft gun mount in service in several classes of non-US ships. The film also shows the the CPIC or coastal patrol and interdiction craft aboard which the mount was originally intended for deployment. The CPIC was a 100-foot craft built as a prototype successor for the PT/PTF-type small combatant. The Tacoma Boatbuilding firm in the State of...
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This Yesterday’s Newsreel film (episode 32) offers the viewer “television highlights of the news of yesteryear” by providing vintage clips of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th century. The episode starts with women of the Salvation Army marching down a street and others cooking in outdoor kitchens for soldiers during World War I. Footage shows WWI soldiers standing on a street. The first female General of the Salvation Army, Evangeline Booth receives an award for...
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This black and white film "Tomorrow The Stars", narrated by broadcaster Lowell Thomas, covers five early 1960s Air Force topics: the B-58 Hustler, Project Excelsior, preparing pilots for future space travel, solar research, and the Atlas missile. The Conair B-58 Hustler, the world’s first supersonic bomber, is capable of Mach 2 flight with four General Electric J79 engines and a delta wing. It had a 20mm multi-barrel cannon in the tail and could carry five conventional or nuclear...
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This never-seen-before silent, color 8mm home movie film was shot of the launch of the doomed S.S.EDMUND FITZGERALD on June 7, 1958. The film shows the crowds of spectators at Great Lakes Engineering Works. More than 15,000 people attended Fitzgerald's christening and launch ceremony on June 7, 1958. But the event was plagued by misfortunes: When Elizabeth Fitzgerald, wife of Edmund Fitzgerald, tried to christen the ship by smashing a champagne bottle over the bow, it took her three attempts to...
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Produced by Republic Aviation Corporation and in co-operation with Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, “Foreign Object Damage” (aka Foreign Object Debris ) is a short film presented by the Aeronautical System Division, Air Force Command; Tactical Air Command; and Mobile Air Material Area, Air Force Logistics Command. The film discusses the issues with foreign object damage (FOD) to aircraft and what the US Air Force is doing to combat the problem. The short film begins with a shot of three F-105...
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This historic film shows air transport service known as Intermountain Airlines as well as other airlines operating in the rugged conditions of the North Slope of Alaska, the Yukon Territory of Canada, Idaho and elsewhere.  The film begins with a Curtiss Commando C-46 being used (Tail number N9900Z — later flown by the CIA in the Iran Contra effort) for a flight to the North Slope.  This  takes over 2 hours across the Ukan River past Lake Chandelier, above the 9000 foot peaks of the...
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This black & white educational film is about the measurement of time through the ages. Presented by the Elgin National Watch Company. Copyright 1943.  Opening titles: The Elgin National Watch Company presents Time (:14-:23). A man carves lines into a tree branch. Shadow of a tree moves across a field. Stick in the ground's shadow moves. Sun dial. Different types of sun dials. Stars in the night sky. Groups of stars. Time tables. Egyptians walk with camels. Clouds in the sky (:24-2:13)....
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This fascinating, silent 16mm movie comes from the estate of William Hawley Bowlus (May 8, 1896 - August 27, 1967) or someone who was close to him. Bowlus was a designer, engineer and builder of aircraft (especially gliders) and recreational vehicles in the 1930s and '40s. The film begins showing Bowlus buildling a balsa wood model of an airplane, most likely a P-61 Black Widow. At 2:00 , Bowlus shows off another model, this one of a midget racing car. At 3:10 , Bowlus is seen looking at a...
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Narrated by actor Glen Ford, this circa 1963 film "CHUTING STARS" shows the U.S. Navy's parachute demonstration team. Some of the film takes place at the Chuting Stars' headquarters at Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida. You'll see the team packing their chutes and run through their ground training at Forest Sherman Field. The team's specialized chutes are discussed, as well as various training exercises. The film also covers the team's March through November performance schedule...
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This is part of a series of Combat camera dailies from Vietnam in 1967. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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Produced by the U.S. Army Air Force's Wright Field during WWII, this pilot training film gives an overview of basic aircraft instruments. These include the artificial horizon, gyro compass, oil and temperature gauges, manifold pressure, RPM, rate of climb indicator, turn and bank indicator, air speed indicator, flight indicator, suction and pressure gauges, cowl flap position, air temperature, etc. At 4:30 , the navigator's instruments are also shown including a drift meter, compass, altimeter...
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“Battle for Oil” is a WWII Canadian propaganda film from 1942. The film was produced by Raymond Spottiswoode and directed by Stuart Legg. This version is in French. The film examines oil production and supply and shows its priority as part of the war effort. It shows how the Royal Air Force and U.S. Army Air Forces are raiding production facilities that supply Nazi Germany with oil, and vice versa. This made refineries, synthetic fuel factories and storage depots prime strategic targets....
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