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This short newsreel, produced for the home market, shows the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-5) under attack by Japanese Zeros during the Battle of the Coral Sea. Although the carrier was badly damaged in the battle, it lived to sail another day and proved crucial to the U.S. victory at Midway a few months later.
Topic: Newsreel.
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This short newsreel, produced for the home market, shows the final events of World War II, including the development and testing of the atomic bomb, the atomic bombing of Japan, the Japanese surrender, and the U.S. occupation of the Japanese mainland including Honshu, and the arrival of the U.S. Third Fleet in Tokyo Bay. The film not only includes the Japanese surrender on the USS Missouri (BB-63) in Tokyo Bay, the celebration in Manhattan's Times Square, and a parade in Red Square Moscow. Some...
Topic: Newsreel.
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This short newsreel, produced for the home market, expresses deep outrage at the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Due to classification issues at the time the film was made, very little of the damage to Pearl Harbor itself is shown; rather the film focuses on damage to civilian areas of Waikiki and Honolulu. Footage includes: Emporer Hirohito reviewing his troops, Secretary of State Cordell Hull speaking with Japanese ambassadors, Waikiki during bombing attack, emergency hospitals...
Topic: Newsreel.
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This short newsreel, produced for the home market, shows Operation Hailstone, the U.S. assault on "Japan's Pearl Harbor", the naval base at Truk. Footage shows Task Force 58, which included the fleet carriers USS Yorktown, USS Essex, USS Intrepid, USS Bunker Hill, USS Enterprise, and the light carriers USS Belleau Wood, USS Cabot, USS Monterey, and USS Cowpens as they strike the Japanese base beginning in February of 1944. Extensive gun camera footage is seen in the film, as well as...
Topic: Newsreel.
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U.S. propaganda newsreel from World War II (WWII) featuring amazing footage of the air sea battles that raged near the Marshall Islands. Featured ships are: the battleship USS Texas, the submarine USS Wahoo, the cruisers USS San Francisco, and USS Boise. Also includes footage of fleet manuevers of PT Boats, destroyers, aircraft carriers, battleships and L1 and G1 blimps on anti-submarine patrol.
Topic: World War II (WWII) propaganda film.
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This short and apparently hastily assembled newsreel shows the events of December 7th, 1941 and expresses deep outrage at the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Due to classification issues at the time the film was made, very little of the damage to Pearl Harbor itself is shown; rather the film focuses on damage to civilian areas of Waikiki and Honolulu. Due to the lack of material available there are some laughable errors in the rather earnest film, including the presence of a plane...
Topics: Pearl Harbor, WWII, World War II, Japan, U.S. Navy, December 7th
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Yanks Bomb Tokyo
Topic: Newsreel.
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This short newsreel, produced for the home market, shows the first offensive action of the Pacific War by the U.S. Navy: a raid on Makin Island in the Marshalls conducted by the USS Yorktown battle group under command of Admiral William Halsey. The film claims to show Japanese cruisers and even an aircraft carrier sunk by American forces, but in reality there were no such enemy losses.
Topic: Newsreel.
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by Castle Films Newsreel
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The Japanese attacked Manila and the Phillipines on December 7, 1941, and caught one of America's great generals, Douglas MacArthur relatively unprepared. The loss of the American air forces on the ground in the initial attacks, forced the Army to make a quick retreat to the Bataan peninsula and the fortress of Corregidor. This film shows the early stage of the battle, and was made shortly after MacArthur fled the Phillipines for Australia where he would go on to command Allied forces. The...
Topic: Newsreel.
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This U.S. Air Force film from the late 1970s or early 1980s highlights the KC-10A tanker development program. The McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender is an aerial refueling tanker aircraft operated by the United States Air Force (USAF). A military version of the three-engined DC-10 airliner, the KC-10 was developed from the Advanced Tanker Cargo Aircraft Program. It incorporates military-specific equipment for its primary roles of transport and aerial refueling. It was developed to supplement the...
Topics: Mcdonnell Douglas, USAF, US Air Force, KC-10A, DC-10, Aircraft, Stock Footage
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Dating from some time in the mid-to-late 1940s, this home movie shows scenes of Lima, Ohio and the Soap Box Derby races.   The guest of honor this particular year was President Harry S. Truman (or possibly, Vice President Truman), who appears in his famous hat at the 45 second mark.   You will also see him in other places in the film, greeting the winners of the race.   He also is seen at the 5:50 mark aboard a train, probably doing a whistle stop campaign.     At the 6:40 mark the film...
Topics: 1940s, President Truman, Visits Lima, Ohio, Soapbox, Derby, Stock Footage
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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...
Topics: F-111, AARDVARK, Flight Test Program, Air To Air Refueling, Edwards AFB, Stock Footage
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This color educational/promotional film is about the new UH-60A built by Sikorsky. This helicopter was designed to meet the U.S. Army's Utility Tactical Transport Aircraft System (UTTAS) requirements released in 1972. The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk is a four-blade, twin-engine, medium-lift utility helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft. Deliveries of the UH-60A to the Army began in October 1978 and the helicopter entered service in June 1979. Copyright is circa the mid to late 1970s....
Topics: A New Star In The Sky, Sikorsky UH-60A, Black Hawk Helicopter, UTTAS, Stock Footage
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This black and white adverting film about safety built-in to the 1957 Chevrolet cars is presented by Chevrolet dealers and is a Jam Handy Picture. The film attempts to present safety innovations featured in the car, and while there are some, hindsight reveals that the cars of the 1950s were woefully equipped to meet accidents. Few if any were equipped with seat belts, and the Bel Air (like many cars of its era) had protruding items on the dash board, a telescoping steering wheel column the...
Topics: 1957, Chevrolet, Automobiles, Promotional Film, Chevy, Bel Air, Stock Footage
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Discusses, through the recollections of an old settler, the contributions of inventions to the growth of America prior to 1850. Shows the use made of such inventions as the Franklin stove, Sam Slater's spinning machine, Eli Whitney's cotton gin, James Watt's steam engine, Robert Fulton's steamboat, DeWitt Clinton's locomotive, and Cyrus McCormick's reaper. Includes views of reconstructions of early machines, and of originals which have been preserved in museums.
Topics: Inventions, America, 1850, Eli Whitney, Dewitt Clinton, Stock Footage
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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...
Topics: 1949, Fort, Monmouth, New Jersey, Signal Corps, Home Movies, Stock Footage
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Witness the entire supply chain process of tin cans as a narrator leads you from the point of a can being discarded back into the cans creation and finally its origin. The industrial process of metal work is on in full display as skilled workers across various industries each do their part to contribute to the final product. The film emphasizes how easily the smallest parts of our daily lives can play a huge role in shaping a global economy. Film starts with a groomsman setting up a newlywed...
Topics: United States Steel, Tin Cans, Treasure Chest, Stock Footage
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Made after the mission and featuring footage from both Russian and USA sides of the mission, this film gives an overview of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.   This mission was conducted in July 1975 and was the first joint U.S.–Soviet space flight, and the last flight of an Apollo spacecraft. Its primary purpose was as a symbol of the policy of détente that the two superpowers were pursuing at the time, and marked the end of the Space Race between them that began in 1957.   The mission...
Topics: NASA, Apollo, Soyuz, Space, Russia, US Soviet Space Flight, Stock Footage
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This film from 1947 takes a look at the Empire Test Pilots’ School in Wiltshire, England. It was the first of it’s kind established in 1943 and inspired the opening of other test pilot schools. The first training courses were conducted by Commandant, Wing Commander Samuel Wroath with Maclaren Humphry’s as the technical instructor. The film is presented by the Central Office of Information (:10) and was produced by The Horizon Unit (:18). Top pilots from around the world, chosen by their...
Topics: University Of Flying, 1947, Empire, Test pilot, School, Wiltshure, Royal Air Force, Stock Footage
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This interesting short, silent home movie shows two PT-17 trainer aircraft that was wrecked during a training flight. Looks like the pilot just could not clear the pass he was flying through, or possibly there was zero visibility due to ground fog or weather. At the 1:58 point you will see one of the aircraft's markings and it clearly says "Thunderbird Field U.S. Army PT-17 Air Corps Serial No. 41-1938". One aircraft has the number 108 on the tail portion of the fuselage. As best we...
Topics: PT-17, AZ, Arizona, US Army, Training Film, 1942, Stock Footage
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Made in cooperation with the United States Department of Defense and the Department of the Navy and directed by Jean Yarbrough, this May 1, 1956 episode of the CBS television series Navy Log is titled “Rock Break Scissors.” (The series was touted as a military drama based on true naval stories.) This particular episode features character actor James Seay and comedian Joey Forman in a dramatic roll, and opens with Forman and his fellow sailors onboard the USS Hollister, a destroyer on patrol...
Topics: Navy Log, US Navy, 1956, CBS, Stock Footage
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“Operation Hideout” was an episode of the CBS television series Navy Log, originally airing on February 20, 1957. (The series was touted as a military drama based on true naval stories.) This episode was produced and directed by Samuel Gallu and starred Ward Costello, Crahan Denton, and Paul Richards. Made in an era before submariners made trips around the world underwater without surfacing, "Operation Hideout" may seem a bit silly to the modern viewer. However in the 1950s the...
Topics: Navy Log, TV Show, 1957, Submarine Base, new London, Stock Footage
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Shot in the mid-1950s, this silent film shows a trip to the U.K.   From what we can tell it includes a visit to London, England and Coleraine in Northern Ireland. Please add comments to the video if you recognize locations in it.   Highlights include:   00:42 -- small neighborhood "Star Theater" movie theater showing "A Blueprint for Murder", a 1953 film.   00:48 -- snowfall in a quiet neighborhood 1:02 -- couple walking along a pond 1:13 - busy streets of what might be...
Topics: 1950s, London, Northern Ireland, 16mm, Amateur Home Movies, Stock Footage
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Distributed by Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corporation, this 1972 film opens with footage of aspects of the Venezuelan oil industry including oil rigs, various parts of the South American landscape, and natural wildlife including snakes and native flowers. At 01:05, a map of the country is shown, followed by some narrated history of Venezuela's colonial roots and crop-growing origins. Merida, Barquisimeto, Valencia, and Caracas are major Venezuelan cities shown on the map, followed by a...
Topics: Venezuela, Oil, nation, Builds, 1972, Petroleum, Stock Footage
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This silent film from the 1920’s was to be shown in classroom as a teaching tool. It shows various methods of transportation across the globe including modern methods as well as more primitive methods. It was edited by Don Carlos Ellis (:12). Footage opens the film of city streets with inhabitants in traditional 1920’s style attire as a trolley or streetcar / tram rides through the streets (:45). A steam locomotive pulls a train round a bend along a large hill (:52). An American style steam...
Topics: 1920s, Transportation, Horses, Trolley Cars, Trains, 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
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This color, silent film is raw footage from the Vietnam War. It is circa the late 1960s. It primarily shows views shot from inside a Bell UH-1 Iroquois aka Huey helicopter, which was being used to conduct some kind of survey over large swaths of land which are on fire. It's hard to say what is going on definitively. In Southeast Asia and Vietnam, rice residues are routinely burned after the harvest to prepare fields for the next season...so it's possibly that. On the other hand, it might be...
Topics: Vietnam Raw Footage, David plenn, 9th Infantry Division, Vietnam War, Stock Footage
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This episode of the TV show, Discovery ‘70, dates to the year 1970. Discovery (in several incarnations) was an innovative historical, cultural and educational documentary TV series for children that aired from 1962-1971 on ABC. It was originally hosted by Frank Buxton on aired on weekdays, but for most of the Sixties it could be found on Saturday afternoons or Sunday mornings. This episode is hosted by Bill Owen (who replaced Buxton after 1966 as host) and Virginia Gibson. This episode...
Topics: Discovery, Portugal, 1970, TV Show, Bill Owen Lisbon, Stock Footage
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This 1960 color educational film from Encyclopedia Britannica Films (Unit 5 in their biology program) serves as an introduction to DNA, covering its molecular structure and its role in human growth, reproduction, and the transmission of hereditary traits (TRT 15:34). Leader: “Central Washington State College.” Opening titles (0:06). A colorful model of a double helix encircles a transparent post. Pan to reveal our host, Dr. George Beadle of the California Institute of Technology in an...
Topics: DNA, Molecule Of Heredity, 1960, Biology, Genetics, Stock Footage
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Made in 1946, this 16mm silent home movie was made by an amateur who must have known quite a bit about how to make films -- it includes a credit roll and title cards. The film begins in Bremerhaven, occupied West Germany, with shots of American military dogs in an improvised pound. These were likely "war dogs" used by U.S. soldiers in the European Theater.   At 1:46, you will see footage of war-torn Germany with numerous bombed out buildings. At 2:08, shots of the docks where the...
Topics: 1946, Germany, New York, Coney Island, Stock Footage
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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
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This 1929 movie, produced by Gavin studios (possibly later a division of Paramount pictures) shows the major sightseeing spots of Japan, starting with the usual point of landing at Kobe, where the travelers would be brought by the newest President ships of the Dollar Line, continuing on to Kyoto and a festival at Kyoto's Yasaka Shrine (one of the Twenty-Two Major Shrine circuit), to the Biwa lake, and the scenic boat drive down the Hozû river to Kyoto, on to Nara and its Japanese deer at the...
Topics: Far East, 1929, Japan, 1920s, Kyoto, Tokyo, MT. Fuji, President Liner, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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Created during the Breznhev regime in 1972, this 55th Anniversary film shows the USSR at the height of its military power and political influence. Featuring a massive display of military might in Red Square, the film also features war games and Soviet nuclear forces such as submarines on patrol. The defense capabilities of the country are underscored by Marshall Andrei Grechko, who makes clear the might and power of the Communist state.   At 2:20 the film shows historic footage of the Red Army...
Topics: Soviet Union, 55th Anniversary, 1972, Moscow, Military Parade, Stock Footage
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Wings Of The Army is a short 1940 film that documents the history of the U.S. Air Corps, which would later become the U.S. Air Force. The film opens with shots of the interior of a passenger jet, Orville Wright (01:09), and Orville and Wilbur Wright’s famous flight in Kittyhawk, NC. Men move out a new Wright model built for the U.S. Army. The first plane is delivered to the U.S. military at Fort Myer, VA. President William H. Taft is present for the historical moment (02:42). The new plane is...
Topics: 1940, US Army, Air Corps, US Air Force, USAF, Stock Footage
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Love our channel? Help us save and post more orphaned films!  Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PeriscopeFilm  Even a really tiny contribution can make a difference. Consider becoming a channel member  https://youtu.be/ODBW3pVahUE One of a series of films made by the U.S. Army to educate recruits about the Code of Conduct, this film discusses the duty of soldiers who are taken prisoner, and the responsibility to only offer "name, rank and serial number" to the enemy....
Topics: US Army, US Army Code Of Conduct, Cold War, Prison Camp, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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This 1943 Jam Handy Productions film takes viewers on a tour of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in St. Louis, MO where Budweiser is brewed and bottled. The film’s stated purpose is to “give you an iron-clad answer to any questioner who asks why he should pay more for Budweiser.” The film opens with a father and his adult daughter climbing out of a car and heading into a restaurant for dinner—a black tie affair. They sit down at their table and order food. The man orders a Budweiser then...
Topics: Jam handy, Budweiser, 1943, Beer, Alcohol, Stock Footage
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Produced in 1970 by Spectra Pictures Corp., "The Man Called Edison" chronicles inventor Thomas Edison’s involvement in the motion picture industry. It showcases many early Edison films from the Library of Congress' paper prints collection. Although some of the facts in the film would likely be disputed by modern historians, the majority of the story presented in the film is accurate. One of photographer Eadweard Muybridge’s images opens the film (1:10); he experimented with motion...
Topics: 1970, Edison, Thomas Edison, 1988, Motion Picture, Stock Footage
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Made roughly a decade before statehood, this educational film is about the importance of Alaska, primarily by showcasing its many valuable resources. Copyright 1948. Opening titles: A Coronet Instructional Film - Alaska: A Modern Frontier (Revised) (:06-:26). Horses help plow a field. Dirt roads and houses, including a Quonset hut (:44). Raging water. Globe of the world, airline routes from the United States to Alaska (:27-1:13). Alaska compared to the rest of the United States in terms of...
Topics: Alaska, A Modern Frontier, 1948, Alaska Territory, Educational Film, Stock Footage
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This historic film shows the construction of the Oroville Dam, which has been in the headlines of late. The film provides a fascinating look at how this massive embankment dam was created. The film was likely made by McDowell Wellman, who designed the state of the art excavator shown in the film. Oroville Dam is an earthfill embankment dam on the Feather River east of the city of Oroville, California, in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of the Sacramento Valley. At 770 feet (235 m) high, it is...
Topics: Oroville Damn, California, Sierra Nevada, Stock Footage
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Shot over a period of 25 years by one cameraman Roy Creveling, "Paradise Ditch" shows the Delaware Division of the Pennsylvania Canal. After the canal was no longer useful as a means of transportation, 60 miles of it was preserved as a park. The film contains rare and historic footage of the infrastructure of the canal including a canal boat graveyard (4:30), bridges built for mule teams to travel across, locks, and more. The film also has historic footage of the canal in operation...
Topics: Delaware, Pennsylvania Canal, Lehigh River, Stock Footage
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American Tempo is an industrial documentary detailing the manufacture of General Electric’s Mazda lamps and various other light bulbs. The film opens with multiple exposures showing machine and man whirling together, bars of the song “America” are heard mixed in with stirring stock music.  Titles dissolve to shots of shipyards, factories and railroads as narration pronounces the USA the leading industrial nation: “Make it better, make it cheaper, make it faster, that is the American...
Topics: 1940, General Electric, Mazda, Lamps, Light Bulbs
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This home movie dates to 1950 and shows the aftermath of the Rose Parade, neon signs in Hollywood, and what might be 1950 New Year's fireworks.   After each Rose Parade it is traditional to have the floats parked for public view, and this film shows multiple floats from :10 to 7:20. This is amateur footage and some of it is badly shot, shaky, and has other problems. Some highlights include a showboat float at 3:46 (the film came out in 1951), a patriotic float showing the signing of the...
Topics: 1950, Home Movie, Rose Parade, Floats, Hollywood, Neon Signs, Fireworks, Stock Footage
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This short silent film SIGHTS OF LONDON was sold to tourists in the 1930s. It includes shots of the Tower of London (:19), Tower Bridge (:40), St. Paul's Cathedral (1:00), Trafalgar Square (1;14), Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and House of Parliament (starting at 2:00). Piccadilly Circus is seen at 2:39 and Buckingham Palace at (3:00). We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment!  See something interesting?  Tell...
Topics: 1930, London, England, St Paul, Cathedral, Stock Footage
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This film is from a series called ‘Army Navy Screen Magazine” which ran from 1943 to 1946. These were bi-weekly shorts shown to American military personnel during WW2. They included a newsreel and a cartoon of Private Snafu. This issue shows ‘Private Snafu in Target for Tonight’ which depicts the issues experienced by Private Snafu when he fails to exhibit proper anti-malarial procedures. Newsreel footage shows the liberation of France from German occupation in 1944. It was produced by...
Topics: 1944, US Army, Army Navy Screen, Stock Footage
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The Voice That Thrilled The World is a 1943 Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. film, directed by Jean Negulesco, that gives a brief history of sound recording and film (while promoting Warner Bros. Pictures). The film opens with James Cagney performing in Yankee Doodle Dandy. The film uses reenactments of Edouard-Leon Scott and Thomas Edison to show the early development of sound reproduction (01:30). A model of Edison’s Black Maria motion picture studio rotates on a pedestal (02:10). Sam Warner is...
Topics: 1943, Hollywood, 1929, Warner Bros, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Stock Footage
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This 1958 color film features the highlights of the Ninth Annual Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, South Carolina. This race was a NASCAR Grand National Series event on September 1, 1958. The film was sponsored by The Pure Oil Company and produced by Dynamic Films. Stock car Chevrolets and Fords zip around the track. Footage is shown from the driver’s perspective (:06-1:07). Footage is shown of the cars lined up before the 1953 race. A car spins and flips over multiple times. A car hits the...
Topics: 1958, Nascar, Race, Raceway, South Carolina, Stock Footage
This color U.S. Air Force educational/promotional film is for Boeing Vertol's 107 helicopters. No copyright but this is circa the mid/late 1960s. Opening: Boeing Vertol Division presents The Boeing Vertol 107 Operational Versatility (:08-:26). Three Boeing Vertol 107 helicopters fly in the sky. The U.S. Marines version of the Boeing Vertol 107 is called the CH-46a, called the Sea-Knight by the Marines. The Sea Knight helicopters come in for a landing and troops exit and start running, it takes...
Topics: Boeing, Boeing Vertol 107, Operation Versatility, 1960, Stock Footage
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This black and white film is one of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels", an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection. It features eight segments of historic highlights. Golden Eaglets 1919-1950. Girl Scouts in uniform show their allegiance hand gesture. Founder Juliet Low looks up at the camera in 1919. An early group of Girl Scouts march in formation. A Girl Scout blows a bugle in front of tents. Girl Scouts weave baskets. The Girl Scouts have their camping...
Topics: Yesterdays Newsreel, Girl Scouts, 1919, 1950, Ice Skating, Stock Footage
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This charming 1940s travelogue of Ireland shows views of rural Ireland including farmers working in fields without heavy equipment, and villages.   It also has great views of Dublin, Galway and tourist sights such as the Blarney Stone, the River Shannon, Dublin University, Abbey Theater and more.   Weaving, thread making and the traditional garment industry are seen at the 5:11 mark.     We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos...
Topics: 1940s, Ireland, Travelogue, Dublin, Villages, Galway, Stock Footage
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This 1930s German educational film shows the harvesting of rye, and the processing of it in the field.  It includes images of men working with scythes to cut the plants, and then the use of horse-drawn equipment in other parts of the process.  Some mechanization is also apparent -- tractors and other equipment are used to harvest and bale the grain so that it can be taken to market. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by...
Topics: Rye harvest, 1930, Germany Educational Film, Farming, Stock Footage
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This is a 1930s era, black and white, silent film from Germany, presented by the German Government's Institute for Film. The movie is about codfish fishing in Iceland. A barren valley is shown with a few structures as the camera pans completely around 1:00. A boat pulls into a wooden dock 1:15. A truck backs up to the boat. Buckets of live codfish   are loaded onto the truck 2:10. The men slice the heads off the codfish 2:31. Two men work as a team cutting the heads off the codfish and then...
Topics: Codfish, Extraction, Iceland, German Film, Germany, Stock Footage
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This 1944 "Forum Edition" (made specifically for home and school use) of The March of Time shows viewers the work of the U.S. Army Air Forces’ Air Transport Command (A.T.C.) being done in the early stages of America’s involvement in World War II. The film opens with a transport plane on a runway, followed by an aerial view of the Washington offices of the U.S. Army Air Forces. Men in the communications office receive a dispatch from Cairo. Men relay the order for sending munitions...
Topics: US Army, Air Force, Air Transport, WWII, World War II, Stock Footage
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This silent 16mm home movie takes viewers on a picturesque tour through Blue Ridge Parkway which is a National Parkway and All-American road noted for its scenery which this film focuses primarily on. It is the US’s longest linear parkway running through Virginia and North Carolina. It runs mainly along the spine of the Blue Ridge mountain chain. A map points to the Parkway’s location (:30). Trees with changing autumn leaves and shrubbery of the area are shown (2:30). Trail’s Cabin is...
Topics: 1950s, 16mm, Home Movies, North Carolina, Blue Ridge Parkway, Stock Footage
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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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Produced by the Office of War Information in late 1942 or early 1943 for civilian indoctrination, this newsreel shows various aspects of the war. It begins with a segment about wartime travel, and how a lot of capacity is lost due to needless trips being made by civilians. A soldier is shown missing his bus, because a civilian took an unnecessary trip.   At 3:11, a mobile laundry is seen being used by the U.S. Army, to wash up to 7,000 uniforms per week in the field.   At 5:40, the Alaskan...
Topics: US Newsreel, Alcan, Highway, Completed Wartime, Train Travel, Jungle, Fighting, WWII, Stock Footage
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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
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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
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This black & white educational film is about the process of Democracy. The copyright is 1945. Opening titles: DEMOCRACY, An Erpi Classroom Film. From Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc. (:06-:14). A man speaks to a group of people as Democracy is explained. State Constitution booklet. A man works at his desk. He then speaks to the viewer about Democracy. Signs of Democracy: Shared Respect and Shared Power. Shared Respect is explained. People talk at a meeting. A female doctor and a little...
Topics: Democracy, 1945, US Government, Voting, Free Speech, Stock Footage
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This black & white promotional/educational film is about Jimmie Lynch and his Death Dodgers and how they use Dodge Cars - the safest cars on the road. This was made in 1948.   Opening titles: SO YOU WANT THRILLS! featuring Jimmie Lynch and his Death Dodgers. Presented by Dodge (:08-:46). Amusement Park rides. People roam a carnival, walk by the Merry-Go-Round. People go over towards the Death Dodgers. Henry wants to be a Death Dodger, he fights with his girlfriend about joining Jimmie...
Topics: Thrills, Jimmie Lynch, Death Dodgers, Car Stunt, Dodge Cars, Stock Footage
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The ‘NASA Manned Space Flight Quarterly Report 14’ focuses on the period of July, August and September 1966 (:40). This was a time when Apollo Saturn hardware was undergoing qualification tests and the Gemini space program was wrapping up. Beginning with the Gemini X mission, astronauts John Young and Michael Collins are filmed as they entered the space craft (1:14). In space they are seen rendezvousing with the Agena target vehicle (1:31), station keeping (1:49), docking with the Agena...
Topics: NASA, Manned Space, Flight Quarterly, ERport 14, Stock Footage
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Made in 1950, Highway to Hawaii is a terrific travelogue presented by United Airlines.   After a detailed countdown and focusing leader, this film explores United Airlines' new main line airway to the Hawaiian Islands, with DC-6 Mainliners making regular trips. This film offers gorgeous vintage views of antiquated airliners flying over the Golden Gate Bridge on their way across the Pacific, and the high quality of service that now seems extinct.   We also see the old communications tools...
Topics: 1950, United Airlines, hawaii, Travelogue, Highway, Stock Footage
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In this 1966 episode of the television series Science Reporter, MIT’s John Fitch reports on the obstacles that face the Apollo Command Module during its return to Earth and how teams at NASA and Accessory Products Corporation (APCO) are working to find solutions to those obstacles. The episode opens with animation of the Apollo Command Module returning to earth. The episode shows opened parachutes attached to a command module during a test (00:57). A test module is dropped from a tower into...
Topics: NASA, Moon, 1966, Apollo, Science Reporter, Stock Footage
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Created by the North American Association of Hunter Safety Coordinators, "Shoot Don't Shoot" is exactly what it sounds like -- a safety film that presents various scenarios for hunters. The film was made by Murray Woroner, who made many wonderful training films for police officers and the sporting community.   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...
Topics: Shoot, Dont Shoot, safety, Rifles, Weapon Handling, Stock Footage
Want to support this channel and help us preserve old films? Visit https://www.patreon.com/PeriscopeFilm Visit our website www.PeriscopeFilm.com This color film, a travelogue from 1966, was commissioned by the Piper Aircraft Corporation to highlight their Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche aircraft, which had debuted in 1962. The film follows the Blue brothers, Linden and Neal, as they retrace an identical flight they made through South America ten years prior (that got them on the cover of LIFE...
Topics: Flight, Bluebird II, 1966, South America, Piper Comanche Aircraft, Stock Footage
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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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Dating to the 1940s, this historic travelogue of Quebec, Canada presents the many sights of Quebec City including the St Lawrence River, La Porte St. Louis,  General Montcalm's headquarters, the business and residential areas, the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, agricultural areas, the Montmorency River Falls,  Lake St. Joseph, the beach and various activities including boating, water skiing and sailing.  At 4:48 the Tadoussac, a passenger ship from the Canada Steamship Lines, is...
Topics: Historic Quebec, 1940, travelogue, Canada, Quebec City, 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: Santa Fe, Super Chief, 1950s, Railroad, Promotional Film, Stock Footage
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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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One of a series of films made for General Motors by the Jam Handy Organization, 1949's "Heading up the Heavy Duties" shows the Chevy heavy duty trucks of the 1950s, built to "carry the load". These trucks (according to the film) were more efficient and heavier duty than their competitors thanks to design innovations affiliated with the frame, suspension, and power train. Some interesting Chevy heavy trucks are seen including cab over designs. Chevrolet's first major redesign...
Topics: Chevrolet, 1950s, Heavy truck, Heading Up, Heavy Duties, Stock Footage
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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...
Topics: AAA, Safety Patrol, Jam handy, AAA School Safety, 1950s, Stock Footage
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Made in the 1940s, this short film showcases some of America's most prominent universities and their songs (instrumental versions only) and campuses.  The film starts with Duke. At :39 are shots of Cornell, followed at 1:17 by Southern Methodist University, the University of Pennsylvania at 1:50, Stanford at 2:30, the University of Mississippi at 3:00, Purdue at 3:47, University of Oklahoma at 4:30, Syracuse University at 5:01, Rice Institute / Rice University at 5:41, University of Minnesota...
Topics: 1940s, American Universities, Princeton, Duke, Rice, Yale, Stock Footage
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Dating to the 1940s and most likely during WWII, this 16mm silent home movie shows scenes from the Texas oil fields. It begins with men shaking hands at a plot of The Texas Co. leased from Theodore F. Koch. Koch was a famous oil pioneer in the Port Arthur, Beaumont and Riviera. The Texas Co. or Texaco was founded in 1901 in Beaumont by Joseph S. Cullinan, Thomas J. Donoghue, Walter Benona Sharp, and Arnold Schlaet upon the discovery of oil at Spindletop. At :33 an oil drill tower is seen on the...
Topics: WWII, Home Movies, San Antonio, Texas, Oil, Texaco, Oil Exploration, Stock Footage
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This silent film footage is from the gun cameras of German fighter planes intercepting Allied aircraft including B-17s in the skies of Europe. The films were shot using recording 16mm cameras in the wings of the aircraft, and used to both verify kills and probables, as well as examine tactics used in combat.   The title card at :19 roughly translates as "Original footage of the defense of the Reich by hunter killer squadrons operating against bomber groups."   Each entry shows the...
Topics: 1944, B-17 German Gun Camera, WWII, Air Raids, Stock Footage
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This silent Castle Films travelogue includes images from Thailand, Burma and possibly Cambodia in the 1950s.   Castle Films were sold for the home market, and like National Geographic in this era had a special appeal — featuring images of bare chested women at the 2:45 mark and following.   Elephants are seen at the 4 minute mark. The collection of natural rubber is seen at the 5:30 mark, and tea at the 6 minute mark.     Primitive pumps powered by human labor are seen at the 6:45 mark....
Topics: South Pacific, Thailand, Travelogue, Castle Films, Stock Footage
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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...
Topics: 1950s, Opportunity Unlimited, ESSO, Standard Oil, Service Station, Training Film, Stock Footage
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This film from the 1950s, "Factories, Mines and Waterways" was produced by United World Films as an educational resource, depicting the logistics of coal shipping in the waterways of France, and briefly on the process of smelting the coal into iron ore upon its arrival.Various exterior shots of a coal factory.  Workers are seen entering factory  (:06-:31).  Mine cage opens, and workers enter the shaft.  We see trolleys of coal in motion on rails, and a miner digging the coal from...
Topics: Mining, Shipping, Coal, France, 1950s, Educational Film, Strasbourg, Stock Footage
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This Russian language training film was produced in 1963 by International Film Bureau, Inc.,   and the East European Language program of Syracuse University. Narration by Olga Snegireff Federoff. Depicted are the produce markets of an average European Soviet city, a central Asian produce market, shots of the normal traffic in Samarkand (the capital of the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic at the time), a prolonged explanation of the daily life in the Soviet countryside, ending with several shots...
Topics: Moscow, Baykal, Region, Soviet Union, 1963, Russian Language, Stock Footage
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Made during World War II as an industrial incentive film -- a propaganda film made to encourage war plant workers in their daily tasks -- ANGEL IN OVERALLS presents a look at the construction and performance of the Lockheed P-38 "Lightning". The film shows   P-38 fork tail devils in combat, flying aerial surveillance and intelligence missions, and more. The film features images of ace pilot Major Dick Bong at 7:01, and shows the aircraft's innovative features including the tricycle...
Topics: Lockheed P-38 Lightning, World War II, WWII, Angel In Overalls, Stock Footage
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This 1968 United States Marine Corps color propaganda documentary MH-10476 documents the USMC’s part in the large-scale evacuation of the South Vietnamese refugees and helping them establish a new safer life away from the Viet Cong as part of the Civic Action Program. The film opens with the different faces of Vietnamese refugees of all ages. A transport helicopter lands and refugees run out. A child runs, carrying another child on his back. Another elderly man walks with a stick, the...
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This United States Information Agency film "Jacqueline Kennedy's Asian Journey" shows First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s visit to India and Pakistan in March of 1962.  It was shown in 106 nations. The film was narrated by actor Raymond Massey and directed by Kennedy White House cinematographer and Academy Award-winner Leo Seltzer. Titles: "Jacqueline Kennedy's Asian Journey" (:07-:24). India. Asians cross India's borders. Indian people look on and smile. People farm in...
Topics: India, US Agency, 1962, Asian Journey, First Lady, Jackie Kennedy, Stock Footage Periscope Film
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Dating to 1963, this film was created by the International Film Bureau and Syracuse University as a Russian language teaching tool. Depicted within it are, mainly, the sightseeing spots of Moscow – the Kremlin and its churches, Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon, daily life scenes, and a couple of minutes of Saint Petersburg footage, all accompanied by well-enunciated, but not always accurate, narration, aimed at the intermediate-level Russian language learners.   Scenes include:   0:37 "Egons...
Topics: 1963, Tour Of Moscow, Leningrad, Russia, Soviet, Union, Stock Footage
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An official US War Department film restricted in nature and produced by the US Army Pictorial Service, “The Japanese Army and Navy” is a black-and-white creation that “has been assembled from Japanese films and is designed for use in the Civil Affairs Training Schools conducted by The Provost Marshal General.” With that introduction, the World War II-era film opens at mark 00:48 by explaining the “Code of the Samarai” — highlighted by devotion to duty “and a loyalty to a Divine...
Topics: Japanese, Japanese Army, Us Navy, WWII, Army, Us Army, Japan
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Produced by the U.S. Navy's Bureau of Ships in the early 1960s, this overview of the fleet showcases modern ships USS Long Beach, USS King and aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, as well as the nuclear powered Polaris submarine USS Lafayette. The Bureau of Ships, tasked with "building and maintaining the fleet", maintains and constructs ships for the U.S. Navy.   The United States Navy's Bureau of Ships (BuShips) was established by Congress on June 20, 1940, by a law which consolidated...
Topics: 1960, US Navy, Nuclear US navy, Ships
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Celebrating the building spirit of the American citizen, past and present in an incredibly patriotic way, AMERICAN MAKER is a Chevolet promotional film unlike any other. Made by the famed Jam Handy organization and released in October of 1960, this movie is an extravaganza that shows everything from an American kitchen (3:00) and garages to the space program, this movie shows how Americans make everything from dolls to colored telephones to clothes and musical instruments like pianos and...
Topics: 1960, Chevrolet, 1960, Jam Handy, American Maker, Stock Footage
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Originally released in1951, "American Harvest" was designed to promote Chevrolet's corporate citizenship rather than any specific model of automobile. The film shows how important auto manufacturing and use are to the American economy while simultaneously showing the effects of the automobile upon the American landscape. John Forsythe's narration is accompanied by  images of automobile manufacturing, the extraction and processing of raw materials including oil from the earth, and...
Topics: Chevrolet, 1951, American Harvest, Automobile, Stock Footage
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This color educational film is about Copper and to promote Kennecott's Bingham Mine. This is circa 1970s. No copyright on file and research couldn't find the date. Title cards: A Kennecott Film Presentation, narrated by Burgess Meredith (:07-:19). City shots. Bridges. New York City at dawn. This is the story of copper's place in the world. Tugboats in the waters near NYC. The narrator explains how copper is so very important (:20-2:33). Little boys and girls play hopscotch and baseball in the...
Topics: Copper, Kennecott, Utah, Bingham Mine, 1970, Stock Footage
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Marketing Retail Sales Department of the Standard Oil Company of California, Western Operations Inc, presents, “Make Mine Service”. This is a color film which starts out at a standard 1950’s style service station, :45. Logos for Standard Station and Chevron Dealer are shown, :51. Bob and Dave’s service station is shown, 1:24. Pat Ivins service station is shown, 1:48. Chevron Supreme and Chevron gasoline service pumps, 2:45. RPM Supreme Motor Oil, 2:50, Atlas Tires and batteries, 2:55....
Topics: 1950, Oil, Service Station, Chevron, Stock Footage
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Made by an unknown amateur filmmaker, this 16mm silent home movie contains views of a trip through the Northwest, including views of scenic wonders Crater Lake, Mt. Hood, and man-made wonders like the Bonneville Dam and Timerline Lodge.  It likely dates to the 1950s. 00:09 "Wagon Wheels On the Oregon Trail Opened The Great Northwest" printed atop hand drawn image. 00:14 "A modern highway follows along the banks of Columbia River" 00:18 Landscape of river. 00:22 Road curves...
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Featuring actress Barbara Britton and actor James Craig, and directed by veteran filmmaker Lewis Allen, this WWII U.S. Navy propaganda film "Freedom Comes High" is one of the most melodramatic shorts to emerge from the war.  The plot revolves around Mrs. Blanding, a young bride and mother whose older husband has become a Naval officer and gone to sea.  Of course he is in harm's way, and the results are catastrophic.  Just before going into action, Steve writes a letter mentioning...
Topics: Freedom Comes High, WWII, World War II, US Navy, Stock Footage
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This official NASA film takes the viewer inside the December 1968 launch of Apollo 8. Apollo 8 became the first manned spacecraft to leave Earth orbit, reach Earth’s moon, orbit it and return safely to Earth. The three-astronaut crew — Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot James Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders — became the first humans to travel beyond low Earth orbit, the first to see Earth as a whole planet, the first to directly see the far side of the Moon, and...
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Dating to 1945, CONQUEST OF THE NIGHT shows the uses of one of the Allies' great weapons developments -- radar.   Here the technology is used at sea to locate and destroy a Japanese ship.   The combat information center aboard the American ship relays facts derived by radar on the range, speed, direction, etc., of the target, in total darkness. The U.S. ship fires its torpedoes. As the torpedoes hit, the ship fires a salvo. Radar shows the salvo to be too long; the range is corrected and the...
Topics: US Navy, WWII, Radar, World War II, 1945, Stock Footage
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Shot by an unknown American tourist, this silent home movie takes viewers through parts of Italy and France in the 1930’s. During this time period in Italy, the fascist party had grabbed a solid foothold over the country. Meanwhile in France, the Great Depression hit in 1931, later than in other countries. The film opens with images of boats lined up along the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy (:20). The Rialto bridge (:24) appears and is the oldest of the four bridges which cross over the Grand...
Topics: 1930s, Trip, Italy, Switzerland, France, Home Movie, Venice, Rome, Paris, American Tourist, Stock...
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AMC Pictorial Review Number 1 is a short news film that updates viewers on various operations of the U.S. Air Force during the 1940s. The film starts at Wright Field in Ohio with “Monorail Delivery.” Supplies are airdropped and parachute to the ground (00:56) via an aerial monorail delivery system. The film shows a man loading bags of supplies hooked up to G-1 parachutes and connected to the trolley of the monorail on a Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter. The film shows the components of the...
Topics: USAF, US Air Force, C-97, F-84, Thunderjet, V-2 Rocket, Stock Footage
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MR. BLABBERMOUTH is an American documentary film by Basil Wrangell. The 19 minute short was created by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, with the support of the United States Office of War Information produced. It shows the homefront of the danger of spreading rumors. The film is about "Mr. Blabbermouth " or " Mr. Chatterbox ", represented by different people who spread rumors during the Second World War and so endanger the morals. For example, that the US fleet to attack on Pearl Harbor...
Topics: WWII, World War II, Mr Blabbermouth, FBI, Basil Wrangell, Stock Footage
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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...
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This late 1960s color training film for police officers “Play it Cool – A Question of Attitudes” is about how attitudes affect situations between police and citizens. It was produced in cooperation with the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc. and distributed by Association Instructional Materials. It was written and directed by Lee R. Bobker. Some of the film is just the narrator looking at the camera and explaining points. The film opens from the vantage point of a group...
Topics: 1960, Police Civility Training Film', Play It Cool, Police, Stock Footage
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Depicting events in 1943-44, this newsreel shows the Italian Front with British and American forces running a gauntlet of Nazi and Italian defenses on the way up "the boot", including the landings at Anzio.   Once Mussolini was deposed in July of 1943 chaos swept Rome and Italy dropped out of the conflict.   German forces continued their opposition.   As the newsreel shows, the unrelenting fury of the Allies could not force a substantial German retreat.   The surrender of Italian...
Topics: Italy, Italy Falls, Allied Forces, D Day, Europe, Stock Footage
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Released by Walton Films in the 1940s just after WWII ended, THE AZURE COAST OF SOUTHERN FRANCE is a wonderful travelogue of the French Riviera that starts at Marseilles.  Cannes is seen at the 2:30 mark, with its warm beaches and sexy French beachgoers with their bikinis, and yachts off the coast.  Nice is seen at the 5 minute mark.    At the 6:30 mark, various French small coastal towns are shown including Cap d'Ail.  At 7:00, the road to Monte Carlo is seen, along with the village of...
Topics: 1940, France, French Riviera, Travelogue, Azure, Southern France, Stock Footage
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Made during WWII, this silent newsreel shows West Point during the stewardship of Major General Francis Bowditch Wilby (April 24, 1883 – November 20, 1965).   Wilby served as the 39th Superintendent of the United States Military Academy from 1942 to 1945, during World War II. Many of the Cadet Corps athletic activities are shown from football to water polo, as well as combat training, classroom instruction including the all-important engineering and aerodynamics classes, study of instrument...
Topics: West Point, Symbol, Army, WWII, World War II, Stock Footage
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This 1956 film about World War I was produced by NBC as part of the "Project Twenty" series. The music was written by Robert Russell Bennett and narrated by Alexander Scourby.   German soldiers parade prior to WWI. Kaiser Wilhelm II is greeted by England’s King George and Queen Mary (1:35-3:22). Russian Czar Nicolas II views his troops. Austria-Hungary Emperor Joseph. Belgium King Albert rides with the Kaiser (3:23-4:45). 1914 newspapers declare the assassination of Archduke...
Topics: The Great War, WWI, 1914, World War I, German Soldiers, Stock Footage