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This WWII War Bond film, titled simply "EVERY WAR BOND KILLS A JAP!", was made to encourage the purchase of bonds and stamps in support of the war effort.  The film contains startling images of Japanese war atrocities, including images of Chinese babies being thrown onto bayonets, the burying of human beings alive, the Nanking massacre, and wanton killing of civilians.  Justice for the soldiers of Japan is needed, and the film makes clear that the only way that these crimes will be...
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Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Massacre, War Crime, China, World War II
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Made by the famed Jam Handy Organization, a leading educational and training film company, this black & white training film "Doping Techniques" explains the process of doping fabric for airplanes. It likely dates to the WWII era. Aircraft dope is a plasticized lacquer that is applied to fabric-covered aircraft. It tightens and stiffens fabric stretched over airframes, which renders them airtight and weatherproof, increasing their durability and lifespan. Without the application of...
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Topics: WWII, World War II, WWII Era, Training Film, Fabric Airplane Wing, Dope, Stock Footage, Periscope...
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This black & white educational/promotional film is about the medium Caterpillar tractors D6, D7, and D8 models, most often configured as bulldozers (but also sold in other versions). This is circa 1946. The D6 was also available in a military version classified as the SNL G152. The D6 started out in 1935 as the RD6, fitted with a 3-cylinder 45 hp D6600 engine. The RD6 was renamed D6 in 1937, and updated  in 1941 with a D4600 engine of 55 hp (drawbar) and in 1947, with a D318 engine of 66...
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Topics: 1946, Caterpillar Tractor Co, Bulldozer Promo, Stock Footage, Periscope FIlm
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The Ducktators is a Looney Tunes black and white cartoon that was produced by Leon Schlesinger Productions and was released in 1942 by Warner Bros.. It was directed by Norman McCabe. The cartoon takes place on a farm, beginning with a few ducks, geese and chickens being shown. After a brief few moments, two ducks (who are expecting a duckling) go over to their unusually black-colored egg as it starts to hatch. Once the egg has hatched, a duckling with an Adolf Hitler appearance emerges and...
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Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, World War II, The Ducktators, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Animation,...
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This circa 1952 kinescope film "Hawthorne Looks at the Weather" is a segment featuring comedian Jim Hawthorne. It begins with a station identification for KNBH Channel 4, Hollywood, California. This was the first iteration of what's now known as KNBC or NBC4, with the NBH standing for National Broadcasting Hollywood (the name changed to KNBC in 1962 when the station moved to Burbank). The show features a series of gags while promoting sponsor Armstrong Tires. The actual weather report...
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Topics: 1952, Jim Hawthorne, Los Angeles, Comedy Program, KNBC, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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This historic Castle Film newsreel shows the start of WWII with the German invasion of Austria and the surrender of the Austrian government.  The film also shows the Nazi aggression against Czechoslovakia, and Neville Chamberlain's efforts to appease Hitler and keep the peace in Europe.  At the 8 minute mark, American Secretary of State Cordell Hull is seen making comments about the situation in Europe might affect the United States of America which was neutral at the time. The Anschluss was...
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Topics: Periscope Film, Stock footage, Austria, Adolf Hitler, Anschuluss, Corder Hull, Czechoslovkia
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Made in 1946, THE MODERN CHIPPEWA INDIAN shows reservation life in Minnesota in the post-WWII period. Produced by Frederick Jones and Rand Kellogg, the film contains some gratuitous narration that some may consider demeaning. However it does paint a picture of an industrious tribe who have flourished as farmers, fishermen, and artists.  The film shows the Redlake Hospital (2:30), an unidentified Chippewa artist who served in the U.S. Navy during WWII (3:00).  Fishing activities are seen at...
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Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, WWII, World War II, Caen, Saint Nazaire, Liberation Of Paris, FFI,...
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"Pinpoint for Science" celebrates Apollo 12, the second manned mission to the moon, that was launched on November 14th, 1969. This documentary starts with a series of images from Surveyor 3 which landed on the moon on April 19th, 1967 then gives highlights of the Apollo 12 mission as follows: launch footage [including the famous lightning strike to the Saturn V rocket], in-flight footage, control room tracking of rocket, in-orbit shots of moon, moon approaching after LOI [Lunar Orbit...
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Topics: NASA, Film, Stock Footage, Periscope Film, Apollo 12, Apollo Program
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Made by the National Foundation of Infantile Paralysis, this film shows the war against Poliomyetis, and the introduction of the vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk.  At this point the vaccine had not yet proven its effectiveness, and tests were ongoing.  At the 1:39 mark, Immunoglobulin injections are shown, a stop-gap measure in fighting the disease.  At 1:59, iron lungs are seen being used to treat respiratory patients, and later both rocking bed and chest ventilators are shown.  At the...
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Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Jonas Salk, Poliomyelitis, Poliovirus, Disability, Rocking Bed
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Made by Ted Eshbaugh, who made six or more cartoons for various studios in the 30s and 40s, CAP'N CUB is a WWII propaganda cartoon that ballyhoos the U.S. Army Air Corps.   The cartoon starts out cute, but soon turns very politically incorrect by post-war standards. Cute little Cap'n Cub reviews a weapons parade, but wants more "planes, planes, planes!". A full production sequence follows, and the completed planes go off to fight the Japanese, and goes from cute to dark very quickly...
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Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, 1943, WWII, Cartoon
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This classified WWII film, shot by the 12th Combat Camera Unit and released by the Office of Strategic Services, shows the activities of Axis Saboteurs operating in North Africa.  The film shows how in Tunisia, several Arab saboteurs were arrested, and forced to confess about their activities.  A "saboteurs box" is shown that includes TNT, rubber hoses to make an altitude bomb, and various detonators and other devices.  At 2:00, a saboteur demonstrates how to place an altitude bomb...
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Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, World War II, Sabotage, Office Of Strategic Service, Counter...
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This 1930s German silent educational film shows miners working in the depths of a large coal mine, and their routine underground pulling coal into a long conveyer belt.  An underground train system is also seen pulling ore cars out of the mine and into a massive elevator for transport to the surface.  Air hammers and other equipment for excavation is also shown.   This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock...
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Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Coal Mining, Mine, Miner, Coal
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Made by the Arthur Barr organization in 1960, Stagecoach Westward tells the story of the stagecoach and shows how it helped open the West to settlers and "civilization."  Arthur Barr started his company in 1937 after working as an audio-visual technician for the Pasadena City Schools.  His company was famous for its well-made, if low-budget, educational films.  This one is no exception, showing in detail how the stage was operated and making students familiar with the terminology...
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Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Film, Stagecoach
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This confidential U.S. Air Force film shows various air strikes in Southeast Asia by F-100s, F-105s, A-1 Skyraiders, and other aircraft.  Napalm, cluster bombs, high drag bombs, and other munitions are used as well as cannon.    At the 3:45 mark, F-100s are brought in to assist U.S. and friendly ground forces who are under heavy enemy assault.  Spotting aircraft can be seen in this footage.  At the 5 minute mark, Operation Scotland assaults are seen as part of the Battle of Khe Sanh.  At...
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Topics: Periscope Film, Stock footage, United States Air Force, Vietnam
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ALASKA, RESERVOIR OF RESOURCES, shows the Territory of Alaska in 1947.  It includes extensive footage of the timber industry and lumberjacks.  Logs are shown being floated to mills at the 2:13 mark.    At the 2:50 mark, the salmon industry is shown, with individual fishermen trapping the fish.    The unending stream of fish is seen at the 4:00 mark, being moved into a cannery and packaged for sale internationally.  At 4:41, a ship of the Alaska Steam Ship Company is seen taking on...
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Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Lumber, Lumberjack, Salmon, Gold Mining, Alaska, Fishing Industry,...
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This silent 16mm home movie shows the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. The date is unknown but probably 1949 based on the presence of the XF-92A airplane float seen at 5:11, and the fact that Ohio State had a float in the parade (seen at 1:01). The 1950 Rose Bowl was played between Ohio State and the University of California. Some of the other notable floats include one for Treasure Tone Paints (1:08), Holland (1:12), San Pedro (2:15), Minute Maid Orange Juice (2:18),...
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This 1946 color travelogue of Washington, D.C. was (judging from the lack of traffic) shot during WWII and released in 1946 by the Byron organization.   Created by the Greater National Capital Committee of the Washington Board of Trade, INVITATION TO THE NATION shows the many tourist sights of the District of Columbia and its environs, including Mount Vernon.   Some of the iconic places in the film include the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, Tomb of the Unknown...
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Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Submarine, Nuclear Submarine, United States navy, US Sturgeon, USS...
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Narrated by Glenn Ford, this 1960s film about the U.S. Coast Guard begins with a brief history of the service, and then shows the mission of the Coast Guard as it existed in the 1960s, featuring its aircraft and ships.  At 1:47, there are images of ships in distress and even an ocean liner on fire and sinking.  Coast Guard search and rescue is shown, with modern cutters on duty around the clock.  A water craft rescue is seen at the 3:15 mark, answering 50K calls each year.  Coast Guard...
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Topics: periscope Film, Stock Footage, United States Coast Guard, Film, USCG Staten Island, Helicopter
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This hilariously campy 1960s educational film, SEE A JOB, subtitled WHAT'S A NICE GIRL LIKE YOU DOING WAY UP HERE WHEN THE GROUND'S WAY DOWN THERE, tells the story of Elaine Vaughn, an African-American Pan Am airline stewardess.  With a cast of characters including a "swinger in seat 5B" (1:28 mark), this is one film not to be missed!   As the film states, Vaughn was a high school graduate who became one of Pan Am's elite stewardesses, flying the NY to Paris and NY to Rome routes....
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Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Flight Attendant \, airport, pan American World Airline, Airline,...
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This rare U.S. Navy newsreel shows the battleship Utah during sea trials, being operated by remote control from another ship, presaging the modern era of the drone.  The newsreel also shows an attack exercise using biplanes launched from aircraft carriers, and spotting planes launched from cruisers and battleships.  The aircraft carriers shown are likely USS Langley, USS Yorktown and USS Enterprise.  The film concludes with a successful dive-bomb attack shown at the 5:55 mark; this is very...
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Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, USS Utah, United States Navy, Battleship, 1930's, USS Langley, USS...
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This silent WWII newsreel, made by Official Films for the home market, shows the end of the conflict in Europe.  Times Square in New York is the scene of raucous celebrations on May 8, 1945 (30 seconds).  At the 1 minute mark, the U.S. Army meets the Russian Army at the Elbe River.  At Caserta, German troops are surrendered en masse and the Nazi representatives sign surrender documents (1:30).  At Nuremberg, home of the famed Nazi rallies, an iconic Swastika emblem is covered by the...
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Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, German Instrument Of Surrender, Newsreel, World War II, News Film,...
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This WWII training film familiarizes radio operators with Vacuum Tubes.  As the film explains, these are the devices used in radios that control electric current between electrodes in an evacuated container. Vacuum tubes mostly rely on thermionic emission of electrons from a hot filament or a cathode heated by the filament.  The grid and filament forming the tube are explained, as are some basic circuits, and a couple of electronics packages are shown.    In electronics, vacuum tube,...
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Topics: Periscope Film, Stock footage, Radio, Vacuum Tubes, Amateur Radio, Triode, Diode, Electronics,...
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Made in 1943 as part of the "Fighting Men" series, CRACK THAT TANK explains the tactics an infantryman can use to disable or destroy an enemy tank.  Vulnerabilities of the tank include its track, which can be destroyed with a grenade, mine or a shell.  A disabled tank is a sitting duck.  A "closed" or buttoned-up tank is vulnerable because its crew cannot see the battlefield well, just through slits and periscopes.  Taking out vision slits and periscopes can make a tank...
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Topics: Periscope Film, Stock footage, Anti-Tank Warfare, Tank, World War II, Tiger Tank, Wehrmacht,...
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This episode of Air Force Now begins with a transport flight crew flying over South Korea, explaining their mission as part of Military Airlift Command. The rest of the film shows these valiant pilots working in all sorts of weather and tactical conditions to deliver supplies and troops in the Asian theater.  The 834th Airlift Command is shown in Saigon, Vietnam with its C-130 aircraft.   Beginning at about the 12 minute mark, combat use of the C-130 is shown in Vietnam with aircraft landing...
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Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, United States Air Force, Air Force Now, Lockheed C-130 Hercules,...
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This NASA film gives an overview of Extra Vehicular Activity or EVA.  It shows the Gemini 4 mission and the special EVA suit made for that mission and astronaut Edward H. White. Gemini 4 (officially Gemini IV) was the second manned space flight in NASA's Project Gemini, occurring in June 1965. It was the tenth manned American spaceflight (including two X-15 flights at altitudes exceeding 100 kilometers (54 nmi)). Astronauts James McDivitt and Edward H. White, II circled the Earth 66 times in...
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Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Astronaut, Edwin White, Astronaut, Astronautics, Astronomy, Edward...
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WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT.  This film contains images of war atrocities and may not be suitable for viewers of all ages. This 1944 film, RETURN TO GUAM,  was produced by the U.S. Navy about the taking and recapture of the island of Guam.  The film also shows the history of U.S. involvement in Guam, including the participation of native Chamorros in the Navy and in defense of the island.  Aside from showing the invasion and recapture of Guam, the film shows the horrific massacre of the...
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Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Guam, Japanese War Crimes, United States Navy, World War II, Mariana...
This well-produced home movie shows a trip to Acapulco and through the Panama Canal, made by a man named Lund on a cruise ship back in the 1960s.  Some of the highlights include vistas of Acapulco, including resort hotels, the Mexican Navy at anchor, museums,and more.  The Panama Canal is seen at the 10:00 mark, and continues through the Canal.  This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Film, Home Movies, Canal, Panama Canal, 1960's Cruise Ship, Mexico,...
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Created by J.A. Mcgill, SINGING AND STINGING is a 1920s silent educational film about the mosquito, that shows amazing close-up views of these pests, describes their life cycle and eating habits, and presents some of the ways in which their populations can be kept low -- for example by spreading oil onto standing water in which they breed.  The film was one in a series released by Pathe that dealt with nature and the threat posed to man by the natural world and must have been especially...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Mosquito, Canal, Disease, Panama Canal, Yelow Fever, Film, 1920's,...
One of a series of films made by the U.S. Army to educate recruits about the Code of Conduct, this film discusses the duty of soldiers to keep faith with fellow prisoners, follow orders from superiors, and share no information with the enemy, or take part in any action which might harm fellow prisoners. The film also reminds prisoners of the succession of leadership: "if I am senior, I will take command". Produced in 1959 during the Cold War, the film seems to show an Eastern European...
Topics: Keep Faith, Army Code Of Conduct, Cold War, Prison Camp, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
Created in the 1950s (and then revised in the 1960s) by the Shell Oil Company, "The Fossil Story" explains the importance of fossils to geologists who are searching for oil, and examines the role of paleontologists in interpreting the nature of the pre-historic world.   This film was one of a series created by Shell to educate the public about geology, oil exploration, and the petroleum industry in general in this period. Fossils (from Classical Latin fossilis; literally,...
Topics: Periscope Film, Fossil, Film, Petroleum Industry, Royal Dutch Shell
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The footage from the 1930s, probably produced by the Mikimoto Pearl company, showcases the Mikimoto Pearl company pearl-farming operation, starting with the founder and inventor of pearl farming, Kokichi Mikimoto himself. The film details the entire process of seeding, growing, and harvesting of pearl, and making pearl jewelry. The movie also features footage of the famous Japanese sightseeing spots, such as the Tokyo Imperial palace, Great Buddha of Kamakura, footage of the first statue of the...
Topics: 1930s, Mikimoto Pearl Company, Promo Film, Pre War Tokyo Japan, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
Dating from WWII, this China travelogue narrated by Hugh James is a rarity, in that it is entirely in color.  The film shows Peiping / Beijing, including street scenes, shots of the Forbidden City, and more.  There are shots of native handicraft including the art of ivory at the 2:10 mark, jade work, a Cloisonné vase, making rugs from wool, and more.  Modern clothing is shown, as well as a Chinese funeral.  Shanghai is seen at the 7:30 mark, and the Yangtze River. We encourage viewers to...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, World War II, Beijing, Jade, Ivory, Forbidden City, Cloisonne,...
This black & white film was made by the Illinois Education Association during WWII in 1942 and released in 1943. According to the official description, "Backing up the Guns" shows  "the fine work of the schools in training workers for war industries, in turning out citizens who are physically fit and mentally awake. It shows how the schools stand as the great bulwarks of democracy by passing on to the generations of youths passing through their portals our great heritage of...
Topics: Illinois, WWII, 1942, 1943, Film School, Backing up guns, Guns, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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. Subscribe and consider becoming a channel member https://youtu.be/ODBW3pVahUE This WWII film, one of a series of newsreels produced by Castle Films, shows 1944's Operation Hailstone -- the U.S. Navy's assault on "Japan's Pearl Harbor" -- the naval base at Truk. Footage shows Task Force 58, which included the...
Topics: Periscope film, Stock Footage, Imperial Japanese Navy, Chuuk Lagoon, Trukhaniv Island, Operation...
This black & white novelty film features Egyptian actor Alex d'Arcy -- playing the part of a discharged American soldier -- traveling the French Riviera in his 1950's Studebaker convertible. d'Arcy meets up with many other movie stars including Charles Boyer, Sonja Henie, Maurice Chevalier, George Raft, Annie Crombez (ski champion), Elsa Maxwell, Bob Stack, Buddy Rogers, Steve Reeves (Mr. America 1948). Copyright 1950. Opening title: Riviera Dream (:07-1:17). Aerial shot of Nice in the...
Topics: Rivera Drea, 1950s, South, France, Novelty Film, Alex D'arcy, Carnnes And Nice, Stock Footage,...
This reel of 1958 home movies taken in Mexico provide a tourist’s eye view of natural landmarks and local attractions in and around Mexico City, including Parícutin volcano, churches of Morelia, CDMX street life, automobiles, market vendors, public parks, and entertainments enjoyed by visitors and locals alike (TRT: 41:19). Two small children take a walk. Townspeople shade themselves under an awning. A white man in overalls waves to the camera as he climbs aboard a 1940s automobile. A...
Topics: 1958, Trup, Mexico, Home Movies, Paricutin, Volcano Eruption, Morelia, Mexico City, Stock Footage,...
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Dating to 1929 and released by Cine Art, "Uncle Si and the Sirens" is a hilarious short film that mixes the excitement of the era's most hi-tech and revolutionary technology — television — with unclothed girls. This type of "nudie cutie" film was fairly common in the era, and Cine Art specialized in releasing these kind of titles. The plot of this film is more complex than most (they typically featured artists models and zero plot). Here, a farmer named Uncle Si sits at...
Topics: Uncle Si, 1929, Nudie Cutie, Short Film, Television Base Plot, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
This longform commercial for Gulf Oil presents sunset images of West Texas, west of Houston, and a romantic view of those who prospect for oil.  A veteran oil employee narrates. The film contains footage of bleak desert dunes (2:00), rattlesnakes, wolves (2:32), and so on. At 2:50, oil pumpjack is shown in operation. Oil moves to Rankin Station at 3:29, where electric pumps move the oil through pipelines at up to 700 lbs.of pressure.  At 4:08 the route of the pipeline is shown underground,...
Topics: Gulf Oil, Longform Commercial, West Texas, Oil, Exploration, Petroleum Pipelines, Stock Footage,...
This historic, silent film showing the Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway was compiled from paper prints at the Library of Congress in 1959. The paper positives shown here were originally filmed by cameramen working for Thomas Edison in 1898 and the Miles Brothers (filmmakers from San Francisco) in 1906. While the earlier section of the film shows wood burning locomotives with diamond smokestacks designed to capture embers, the second half of the film shows oil-burning locomotives with...
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This short film from 1948 celebrates the 173rd anniversary of the United States Marine Corps, which was founded in 1775. It shows the 2nd Marine Division being inspected by Gen. Clifton V. Cates, Commandant of the Corps. The location is Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. At the time, the 2nd Division had just returned from an amphibious landing exercise. The film goes on to show some of the capabilities of the USMC, and the "first team" which includes new jet aircraft (1:30), cutting edge...
Topics: 173rd Anniversary, United Statess Marine Corps, USMC, 1948, Gen. Clifton B Cates, Commandant, Stock...
Dating to 1966, "Wings to Great Britain" promotes Pan Am's trans-Atlantic service. It was photographed and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Henry Strauss. Strauss' body of work included a series of ground-breaking industrial and human relations training films produced for Pan American Airlines, GE and AT&T. He is the subject of the documentary "Man and the Middle Class". The script was written by Allan Sloane and the film was edited by Bill Buckley. Opening animated Pan...
Topics: 1960s, Pan AM, Travelogue, England, Scotland, London, Great Britain, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
This 1969 episode of “The Eternal Light,” an NBC television series produced in conjunction with the Jewish Theological Seminary, represents part two of a series telling the “story of the renewal of European Jewry” following World War II and the Holocaust (TRT: 28:51). The bombing of Europe by German Nazis during WWII (0:08). Opening titles: “The Eternal Light: The Remnant” (0:38). A placid Prague riverfront over narration invoking the horrors of the Holocaust (0:55). Holocaust...
Topics: Eternal Light, The Remnant, 1969, Jewish, Documentary, Holocaust, Aftermath, Documentary, Stock...
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Created by Castle Films during WWII for the U.S. Government AIR RAID WARNING shows the duties and responsibilities of the Civil Defense Air Raid Wardens.  These individuals were trained in first aid, fire fighting, and gas and chemical warfare as well as plane spotting.  During the blackout in the USA, wardens enforced regulations to keep lights out and blinds drawn at all times.  The American wardens traced their origins to Britain.  During the early stages of World War II, the Air...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Film, World War II, Blackout, United States Of America
Made to promote the 6th War Loan in 1945, SILENCE shows the aftermath of war, with shattered harbors and factories, but no troops or machines of war present — just silence.  "But a war cannot be won this way," says the narrator, and then the film erupts into a loud, incredible montage of violence and mayhem.  And, a new announcer continues at 2:00, we must have another noise -- the noise of busy factories and assembly lines producing tanks, trucks, tires, guns, ammunition and...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, World War II, War Bonds, 6th War Loan
This color educational film was created as part of a series of Russian language teaching films. The film is presented entirely in Russian. The focus of the film is on science, technology and the performing arts in the Soviet Union. The film was photographed by Julien Bryan.  Copyright is 1963. Opening: Science Technology and Art in the USSR (:07-:40). A Russian elementary school building, children head to class. Happy children in school. Children rise and then sit. The teacher teaches them. A...
Topics: Science Technology, Art, USSR, 1960s, Cold War Era, Soviet Union, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
Shot aboard the USS Independence, this U.S. Navy film gives an orientation for the men who operated the Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System, Mark 6.  As opposed to conventional films from this era that give pilots guidance about how to land on the carrier deck, this film provides an overview of the circuitry and physical system components that make up the OLS.  An optical landing system (OLS) (nicknamed "meatball" or simply, "Ball") is used to give glidepath information to...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage Fresnel Lens, Aircraft Carrier, Optical Landing System, USS...
Dating to 1936, this silent film "Air Stunts" shows highlights from the National Air Races, which featured a number of barnstormer acts as well as racing competitions. One astonishing segment shows pilot Harold Johnson performing a loop and roll with a gigantic Ford Trimotor -- a plane not exactly built for performance (1:44). At (3:19) he lands on one wheel. At (:44), Hollywood stunt pilot Frank Clark maneuvers a biplane above an attentive crowd. At (3:34) a parachutist jumps off the...
Topics: Air Stunts, Looping Ford, Trimotor, Barnstormer, Tricks, Stunts, Frank Clark, Stock Footage,...
Here are two shorts from WWII: Hollywood Canteen, and Private Snafu in "The Chow Hound". In 1942, Hollywood legends John Garfield, Bette Davis and Jules C. Stein opened the Hollywood Canteen. Located at 1451 Cahuenga Blvd. in Los Angeles, the club offered food, dancing and entertainment for servicemen, usually on their way overseas. The canteen was open to USA servicemen and women, as well as members of the military from allied countries. A serviceperson's ticket for admission was his...
Topics: Hollywood Canteen, Private SNAFU, Chowhound, WWII, Cartoon, John Garfield, Bette Davis, Jules C....
One of a series of films released by the National Film Board of Canada under the "Canadian Work and Wealth" series and then distributed in the United States by Young America Films, "Cattle Country" is an educational film is about the cattle industry in Western Canada. This is copyright 1944 and was directed by Beth Zinkan aka Elizabeth Zinkan, who also produced "Craftsman at Work", "Trees That Reach the Sky" and several other films. "Cattle...
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This black & white educational film is about Rome, the Eternal City. Copyright is either 1947. Opening titles: Castle Films presents The World Parade - Rome The Eternal City (:06-:21). Aerial shots of Rome. Age old relics in Rome. Cars drive around. A traffic cop directs traffic. Clock Towers. Fruits and vegetables for sale. The Capital is high on one of the city's seven hills. A statue of Antoninus Marcus Aurelius guards the city (:22-2:01). Colosseum. Arch of Constantine. The Colosseum...
Topics: Rome, Eternal City, 1947, Castle Films, Travelogue, Rome, Italy, Vatican, Colosseum, Pantheon,...
Dating to 1943, this film "Smoke Rings" presents  Glen Gray Knoblauch ("Glen Gray") and his famous Casa Loma Orchestra, along with the Pied Pipers, trombonist Pee Wee Hunt and female vocalist Eugenie Baird. The short, which takes its name from the band's signature song, was directed by Arthur Dreifuss, associate produced by Will Cowan, shot by William Sickner with Charles Previn as musical director, and Bernard Brown as "sound director" (a title sometimes seen in...
Topics: Smoke Rings, Glen Gray, Casa Loma, Orchestra, 1930s, Swing Band, Pied Pipers, Stock Footage,...
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This silent, black & white shows highlights of the 1939 New York World's Fair. It was originally sold as a souvenir to visitors to the fair, and to the general public through the mail. The official souvenir film ends at 14:29, and then amateur-shot, b&w and color home movie footage appears -- spliced in by someone who attended the fair. The souvenir film was originally released in 1939-1940. Opening titles: Official Motion Pictures of the New York World's Fair 1939 (:10-:39). People...
Topics: 1939, New York, Worlds Fair, Official Film, World Of Tomorrow, Highlights, Stock Footage, Periscope...
Shot by an unknown American tourist on a trip through California and on to Hawaii, this color 16mm silent home movie dates to 1954. It shows visits to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and finally Hawaii via the Matson Lines steamship SS Lurline. Opening: Pasadena Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. CBS Television City in Los Angeles, CA. Farmers Market in Los Angeles. Downtown Los Angeles. Cars, store fronts, trolley goes down the street. Buildings in downtown Los Angeles. Trolley car goes up a hill...
Topics: 1954, Home Movie, Los Angeles, San Francisco, California, Hawaii, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
Made in 1960, this educational film shows the efforts in this era used to explore the underwater world.  Compressed air SCUBA tanks and gear are seen at the 1:00 mark.   The bathyscaphe Trieste, operated by the Navy's Electronic Laboratory is shown at the 3:30 mark, and its principles of operation shown.  The Scripps Oceanographic Institution's ship Horizon is shown at the 7:00 mark,   and Echo sounders and clam-jawed buckets are shown at work.  The film also shows underwater maps and an...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Trieste, Scripps Institution, Bathyscaphe, Oceanography, Ocean
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This silent film is Reel 1 of AMERICA GOES OVER, a silent documentary propaganda film produced by the US Army Signal Corp in 1918.  The film documents the activities of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I under General John J. Pershing. The movie was a product of the Division of Films of the Committee on Public Information, the Washington, DC-based federal agency in charge of wartime propaganda in the United States. This reel opens with the "freedom of the seas" being...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, World War I, World War, America Goes Over, Theodore Roosevelt
This 1928 silent educational short produced by Eastman Classroom Films depicts operations at a coal mine near Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, showing minecarts, simple tools, and harsh working conditions (TRT 14:55). Opening titles (0:10). Coal miners riding in a mining car exit the tunnel of a coal mine stenciled, “Be Careful Today.” The men’s faces are grim as they pass by, wearing headlamps and hats (0:14). The miners climb out of the mining car (0:29). A line of miners hand in buckets and...
Topics: Bituminous Coal, 1928, Eastman, Pittsburg, Coalfield, Mines, Miining, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
This episode of Crusade in the Pacific, "America Goes to War in the Pacific" examines the America's entry into World War II after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. It looks at early Allied loses on Wake Island, Guam, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Indonesia. It also looks at the turning of American industry to war and the training of American soldiers. Created in 1951, "Crusade in the Pacific" was an early television documentary that remains one of the most...
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Created in the 1930s, this silent German educational film shows images of Mount Vesuvius near Naples, Italy, as well as the destruction caused by the eruption of Mt. Etna in 1928.  The eruption ended up destroying the town of Mascali, situated low on the eastern flank of the volcano.  Mount Etna (Italian: Etna, Sicilian: Mungibeddu or a Muntagna, Latin: Aetna) is an active stratovolcano on the east coast of Sicily, Italy, in the Province of Catania, between Messina and Catania. It lies above...
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Made prior to World War II by Official Films, this silent newsreel THE MARINES HAVE LANDED shows the Marine Corps' basic training including hand-to-hand combat, rifle drill, classroom courses (including a lecture on battleship layout at the 1:30 mark).  It also includes footage of Marine airmen in training, flying biplanes, and Leatherneck paratroop trainees learning how to prep parachutes and jump out of C-47s.  Some of the footage appears to have been shot at Camp Pendleton and Marine...
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This tribute to the Third Army in World War II details its 281 days of combat duty, from France and Belgium and into Germany in 1944-45, including the Battle of the Bulge. Features footage of General George S. Patton and the troops he commanded. The United States Army Central (formerly the Third Army) is a military formation of the United States Army, which saw service in World War I and World War II, in the 1991 Gulf War, and in the coalition liberation of Iraq. It is best known for its...
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Released by Esso Oil Company as part of their promotional efforts, GENTLEMEN START YOUR ENGINES! is a profile of the Indianapolis 500 Motor Speedway set against the qualifying events for the 1963 race.  The film presents some of the "questions that need answers" -- with the ever-present challenge of Indy being that (as the narrator says) the race in this era normally got faster by an average of 1.5 miles per hour, per year.   Safety is heavily emphasized in this film, which...
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This 1930s German silent educational film shows the process by which iron ore is refined in a smelter. Iron ore is a mineral substance which, when heated in the presence of a reductant, will yield metallic iron (Fe). It almost always consists of iron oxides, the primary forms of which are magnetite (Fe3O4) and hematite (Fe2O3). Iron ore is the source of primary iron for the world's iron and steel industries. Iron ores are rocks and minerals from which metallic iron can be economically...
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This 1960s newsreel, made prior to the Apollo 11 mission, includes interviews on and background on the three astronauts including Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong.  The film includes footage of astronaut training, and some of the equipment to be used on the lunar surface to acquire data.  Images of the moon shot by the Ranger spacecraft appear at the 5:30 mark, followed by images of Surveyor and Lunar Orbiter, which located the best landing sites for the Apollo astronauts....
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This episode of "The Big Picture", the U.S. Army's television show, is from the "Army in Action" series.  Entitled "Flames on the Horizon", this episode portrays world events from 1939 to 1941, including the war in China, the early phases of WWII in Europe including the Fall of France, the U.S. mobilizing for war, and finally Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.   The Big Picture is an American documentary television program which aired on ABC-TV from 1951 to 1964....
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This sales film for the Bofors Recoilless Gun known as the Pvpj 1110 shows the maneuverable, simple-to-use nature of the piece and demonstrates how it is operated by a very small crew.  The Pvpj 1110 (Pansarvärnspjäs 1110) is a Swedish 90 mm recoilless rifle. It is also widely known as Pv-1110. It entered service at the early 1960s and was phased out of service in the Swedish Army in the late 1990s after 1,600 had been produced. Some 300 weapons were transferred to Estonia, Latvia and...
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This British film describes the De Havilland Hydromatic Airscrew, produced under license from Hamilton Standard.  The Hydromatic propeller represented a major advance in propeller design and laid the groundwork for further advancements in propulsion over the next 50 years. The Hydromatic was designed to accommodate larger blades for increased thrust, and provide a faster rate of pitch change and a wider range of pitch control. This propeller utilized high-pressure oil, applied to both sides of...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Propeller, Aircraft, Royal Air Force, Hamilton, De Havilland
Here are two short travelogues from the 1950s, both fragmentary.  The first film shows images of the Royal Guard in London, England as well as a trip to Stratford-on-Avon and Anne Hathaway's cottage. The travelers then take a trip across the English Channel by ferry to France, where they visit the Eiffel Tower.  The second film begins around the 3 minute mark and shows Norway in the 1950s, with its hard working farmers and fishermen.  Hydropower is seen at the 5:45 mark, and shipbuilding at...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Travelogue, William Shakespeare, Anne hathaway, Eiffel Tower, Oslo,...
Produced in 1965 as part of the "Twentieth Century" TV series with Walter Cronkite, THE PRIDE AND THE SHAME tells the story of the Japanese internment, and the brave actions of patriotic Japanese-Americans such as Daniel Inouye who bravely served in the U.S. Army as part of the 442nd during WWII. Also contains footage of the aftermath of a Japanese submarine shelling the United States -- at about the 4:09 mark you'll see footage of the Santa Barbara refinery hit by the Japanese. The...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, World War II, Internment Of The Japanese, Nisei, Japanese,...
Made in the aftermath of the Chinese Revolution, this profile of Taiwan shows the Nationalist Chinese government in exile, and highlights the fact that the island is now the sanctuary of the "free Chinese".  Taipei is shown, the seat of government of Nationalist China, and profiles are shown of native Taiwanese and the immigrant Chinese and exiled citizens of China.  At the 3:00 mark, the Taipei airport is seen, with the "Welcome to Free China" sign prominently placed at...
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Made during WWII, "On the War Bond Front" was produced by the United States Treasury Department to promote the sale of War Bonds.  The film charts some of the United States Saving Bond and Stamp programs, and shows how they were promoted within industry and civilian populations.   At the 49 second mark, the film shows Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr. selling a defense bond to President Roosevelt.  It was an incredibly successful effort.  As the film explains in July...
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This silent film shows set-up and launch of an Argo D-8 Sounding Rocket.  The Argo-D8 (Journeyman) was a NASA developed four stage sounding rocket. It consisted of a Sergeant first stage boosted by two Recruit motors plus two tandem mounted Lance motor topped by an Altair (X-248) fourth stage. The first NASA use occured in 1960. Journeyman could lift 68 kg to 1600 km.  Sounding rockets are rockets that carry instruments into the upper atmosphere to investigate its nature and characteristics,...
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Made during WWII, "The Price of Freedom" was produced by the United States Treasury Department to promote the sale of War Bonds.  The film charts some of the United States Saving Bond and Stamp programs, and shows how they were promoted within industry and civilian populations.  The film includes pleas from African American workers, female "Rosie the Riveters", and others.   At the 5 minute mark, the film shows the International Harvester Corporation and shows how it...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, War bonds, War Stamps, United States Treasury, Tractors, Prime...
This film, a silent home movie, shows a serious plane crash at the Chicago National Air Races in 1930, Trimotor stunts, and more.   The film begins with images of downtown Chicago, Illinois at night.  The Central United Bank tower is seen as well as other landmarks.  At the 1:20 mark, the National Air Races grandstands are shown, and at 1:50 a man -- possibly organizer Cliff Henderson, addresses the crowd.  At 2:24, Army and Navy aircraft fly over the crowd.  At 3:45, you will see biplanes...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, National Air Races, Chicago, Ford Trimotor, Autogyro, Plane Crash
Made by the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), this WWII film shows some of the German fortifications built in Occupied France and elsewhere.  Slave labor is seen being used to erect massive installations, including gigantic forts, pillboxes, and conceivably even launch facilities, bunkers and ramps for secret weapons like the V-1, V-2 and V-3 super gun.   A road train is seen at 2:00, consisting of massive artillery pieces being moved into position.   Canopies of camouflage are seen,...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Germany, Germany Occupied Europe, Normandy Landings, D-day, Pillbox,...
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Apparently dating to the Korean War era, this fascinating film describes how aircraft were used to rapidly evacuate wounded soldiers from remote bases to stateside facilities so that they can receive hospital care quickly.  The setting of the film is the St. Alban's Naval Hospital, aka Naval Hospital Brooklyn, in Long Island, New York.  The film features General Wilfred Hall, responsible for Air Evacauation as part of the Military Air Transportation Service (MATS), speaking about how the...
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This 1980s USAF promotional film shows male and female nurses volunteering for duty in the USAF nursing corps. Orientation is shown, as well as a some team building exercises. Set to campy music, "when she smiles", this film makes duty in the Air Force look like a summer camp breeze.  The beginning of the film takes place at Baylor University. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, U.S. Air Force, USAF, Nurse, Nursing, Flight Nurse
Made by the Jam Handy organization for Chevrolet, "Be An A*C*E* Driver" is a campy driver's ed film featuring Miss Jr. Miss for 1967, Rosemarie Dunaway Trible of Arkansas.   The "A.C.E. system" centers on the words Alert, Courteous, and Education.  Features quite a bit of coverage of Chevrolet automobile products from the late 1960s as well as hilarious campy footage of driver's education, and slot car racing. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Drivers Education, Driver's ed, Chevrolet, Film, Slot Cars, Slot,...
Produced by the United States Department of Commerce and the Bureau of Public Roads in the 1960s, "Winter Truck Driving" features an International Harvester big rig with Fruenauf trailer making its way through icy and snow conditions.  The film discusses some of the many hazards that a professional truck driver can face in rain, sleet, snow, and icy conditions.   This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Rain And Snow Mixed, Ice, Drivers Ed, Truck, Teamster, Truck Driver,...
Set to campy music, this U.S. Coast Guard film teaches basic techniques for righting a boat that has capsized.  The film also shows the reasons that capsizing takes place. The film then shows a man overboard drill. The film dates to 1968. 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 and 2k. For more information...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, USCG, Capsizing, Small Boats, Boating, Man Overboard Drill, Coast...
This color recruiting film showcases the U.S. Navy's aircraft carriers, airplanes, pilots and flight crews. It was shot aboard a number of carriers including the Essex class USS Ticonderoga (CV-14), USS Forrestal (CV-59), USS Lexington (CV-16), USS Coral Sea (CV-43) and USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63). Copyright is 1970. Opening: An eagle soars through the air. Other types of birds fly. Different U.S. military jets. Title: FLIGHT, THE ROMANCE OF NAVAL AVIATION (:07-:56). A U.S. Navy carrier at sea....
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Made in 1948 by the De Frenes Company,  this U.S. Navy training movie breaks down the steps that must be taken for proper film processing and shows each of the chemicals used and what they do. It opens with a photographer using a Speed Graphic type camera, checking his exposed film for satisfaction after taking a picture (:43). A diagram then points to the image which was thrown by the camera lens that has left an invisible record of itself on the film (:51). This record cannot be used until...
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This 1939 silent newsreel was originally made for private home viewing, and sold in American department stores.  The film shows the process by which Pope Pius XII was selected, and features footage of many of the Cardinals who participated in the process including American George Cardinal Mundelein and Dennis Cardinal Dougherty.    Pope Pius XI died on 10 February 1939. Several historians have interpreted the conclave to choose his successor as facing a choice between a diplomatic or a...
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Produced in the 1970s by Universal for the U.S. Air Force and directed by S. Becker Olsen, this film shows the Air Force Academy and the activities of the cadets.  Wind tunnel models are shown at the 1:10 mark, classroom lectures and laboratory work, and more.  Language skills are developed at 5:10, and a dance is held at 5:20.  Athletics are seen at the 5:30 mark and onward including USAF Football.  At 6:50, flight training is seen.   The United States Air Force Academy (also known as...
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This wonderful 1950s Chevrolet automobile promotional film features a wonderful yet ridiculous premise — a husband who happens to be an automobile engineer explaining to his wife all the innovations in post-WWII automobiles. Just like Macgyver, this guy is able to build models out of seemingly ordinary items that can be found at a picnic!  Some of the things shown are independent front suspension, center point steering, shock absorption,  and more. This film is part of the Periscope Film...
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This black and white 1955 travelogue documents seaside towns along the Adriatic Coast in the aftermath of World War II, showing natural landmarks, historic architecture, European tourists, and local peoples of diverse ethnic backgrounds from Croatia and former Yugoslavia (TRT: 14:01).Opening titles: “Adriatic Splendor” and credits (0:08). Sunbathers at Lake Bled, in the Julian Alps region of the Upper Carniolan region of northwestern Slovenia. Bled Island’s Church of the Mother of God on...
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In 1927, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad sponsored a pageant commemorating the 100th anniversary of its founding and, in effect, the steam locomotive’s 100th year.  At the time, the B&O published a booklet giving the history of the road and issued a silent motion picture. This is a slightly modified version which appears today much as it did when originally presented in the months following the close of the pageant on October 16, 1927. The celebration was held at Halethorpe, near...
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This home movie shows the 1951 Rose Parade with Grand Marshal Corporal Robert S. Gray (standing in for General Dwight D. Eisenhower).  The Rose Parade, also known as the Tournament of Roses and the Rose Parade presented by Honda, is part of "America's New Year Celebration" held in Pasadena, California each year on New Year's Day (or on Monday, January 2 if New Year's Day falls on a Sunday). The parade includes flower-covered floats, marching bands, and equestrian units and is...
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This educational film "Students Track the Space Age" is part of a series of movies made by Hearst as part of the "Screen News Digest" series. This episode examines the space age and space race as seen by students and was presented by the Purdue National Bank of Lafayette. The first segment depicts high school students near Cape Kennedy in Florida and how they utilized old military tracking equipment in order to listen to exchanges between the Cape Kennedy Control Center and...
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This 1952 educational film about Jet Propulsion was produced by Encyclopaedia Britannica, in collaboration with the Illinois Institute of Technology. It opens with a view of an airplane landing at an airport and scans across TWA and United Airlines DC-3 and Convair passenger planes (:24-42). Crew and passengers disembark from a United Airlines Mainliner DC-6 plane (:43-:50). A maintenance man perches on one of the plane’s giant air-cooled engines (:51), complete with metal propellers that...
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This black & white educational film "Eagles of the Fleet" was made by the British Government as a recruiting and information aide for the Royal Navy. The first part of the film shows shore training at HMS Heron aka Yeovilton, a facility sited a few miles north of Yeovil, Somerset.  The second part of the film shows flight operations, training and a mock attack staged by  HMS Vengeance (R71), a Colossus-class light aircraft carrier. The film features Fairey Firefly and Hawker Sea...
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This color travel film by Esso is about what New England has to offer the tourist. Copyright is 1949. Opening: An Esso Picture - Esso Marketers present NEW ENGLAND CALLING (:06-:33). Map of the United States. New England, 6 states in the Northeast Corner of the country. Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Rushing rivers, busy harbors, great universities, and a vacation land (:34-1:39). Cars on a highway. Plymouth, MA. Plymouth Rock. Tourists look at the...
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The Fight for the Sky is a short propaganda film commissioned by the US government to highlight the victories of the Allied air forces over Europe prior to the Normandy invasion.  It is narrated by actor Ronald Reagan. Opening with shots of aerial combat over Europe the film turns to footage of the airmen acting casually in their base in East Anglia, reading newspapers, playing ping pong, and listening to the radio. However, they are soon called for a debriefing about their next mission, a...
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Shot by an unknown American tourist, this black and white, silent, early 1930s home movie footage depicts a family’s trip to the Caribbean, including scenes of natural landscapes and historic architecture in Havana Bay, Cuba, Panama, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (TRT 14:11). The film starts with an image shot from the deck of a ship, of the lighthouse known as Faro Castillo del Morro, at Morro Castle (Castillo de los Tres Reyes Magos del Morro) in Havana Bay, Havana, Cuba. A pan shows the Morro...
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This silent footage shows a visit to the United States by Hasso Eccard von Manteuffel, a former Wehrmacht general who went on to become a member of the West German legislature and an advisor on the formation of the new army the Bundeswehr. The film starts at National Airport with Manteuffel arriving on an American Airlines DC-6. He is then whisked to the Pentagon for meetings.Hasso Eccard von Manteuffel (14 January 1897 – 24 September 1978) was a German general during World War II who...
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The CURV (Cable-controlled Undersea Remote Vehicle) was a pioneering underwater drone developed by the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in San Diego (some sources say Pasadena, California) in the early 1960s. It was initially designed to recover test ordnance such as torpedoes lost off San Clemente Island at depths as great as 2,000 feet (610 m). CURV was the pioneer for teleoperation.  CURV was also a prototype for remotely operated underwater vehicles and a pioneer for teleoperation. It became...
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Made during the Apollo Program, this NASA film shows mission control in Houston, Texas.  Flight controllers are seen in the film, including Chris Kraft.  Also shown in the film are the tracking centers and  launch vehicle monitors at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama, and the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.  Mission support computers, including an IBM 100, are seen in the form of three digital computers at the 2:31 mark.  This computing complex, one of the world's...
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This U.S. Air Force film dates to the beginnings of the service branch, and shows the various styles of uniforms designed for women airmen, including overcoats, hats, duty shirt, etc.  It also shows uniforms for nurses, women's medical specialists, WACs, flight nurses, and enlisted.   When the U.S. Air Force first became a fully separate branch in 1947 personnel continued to wear uniforms nearly identical to the U.S. Army. The first Air Force-specific blue dress uniform, introduced in 1949,...
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Produced for Richfield Oil Corp. (now part of ARCO) by Alfred Higgins Productions, "Baja Holiday" is a color travelogue film about the marlin fishing opportunities offered in Baja, Mexico. It was filmed by Alfred Higgins and William Clark with a script by Eric Strutt. This film was released in 1961. Opening: Richfield presents Baja Holiday (:08-:48). A marlin jumps up from the water. Airplanes on the tarmac at LAX (Los Angeles International Airport). Two men, in suits, point at planes...
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One of a series of "Screen Traveler" films created by Andre De La Varre, this film focuses on Budapest, Hungary. Copyright 1938. Opening titles: "Gay and Beautiful Budapest" (:06-:43). Aerial shots of Budapest, the national capital of Hungary, a landlocked country in Central Europe. The city is located at the River Danube. Elisabeth Bridge (:44-2:09). Longest suspension bridge when it was originally built, the Elisabeth Bridge. The Elisabeth Bridge is the third newest bridge...
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This color educational/promotional film is about the Bofors 10.5 cm Field Howitzer L/28. The Internet has scant information on the L/28, but it was apparently designed for rapid movement and positioning, and the narrator notes that it was intended to be positioned quickly so as to hold off a paratroop or partisan type attack. Whereas prior to WWII Bofors had developed a 10.5 cm howitzer (also known as the Model 1924), this model appears to be different and may have never gone into volume...
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