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This 1970 color film by Lockheed is about food service testing on a mockup Lockheed L-1011 TriStar. It is great for showing stewardess outfits and hairstyles from 1970 as different airlines were used in the joint test.  A woman receives boarding passes at a table. The empty passenger section is shown. The name pins are shown for stewardesses from Air Canada, Delta, Eastern Airlines, and TWA (:18-1:33). The program control room to watch the test in has closed circuit television sets and a room...
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"Holloman -- Frontier of the Future" tells the story of the Air Force Missile Development Center at Holloman, New Mexico. The Air Force Missile Development Center and its predecessors were Cold War units that conducted and supported numerous missile tests using facilities at Holloman. The film features rare footage of the Holloman / White Sands test range, home to various test and research programs by defense contractors. Falcon Missiles are being shown tested aboard an F-102 fighter...
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Flight was a television show from 1958, and this episode is entitled THE DERELICT. It was directed by Jean Yarbrough, written by Arthur Brown, Jr. and features a cast that includes Robert Christopher, Patrick Waltz, Christopher Dark, Ray Montgomery, Ed Perry, William Cassidy, Steve Ihnat. Flight ran from 1958-59 and was hosted by George C. Kenney. In this particular episode a B-47 bomber catches fire in mid-air, and its crew must make a desperate decision about whether to bail out of the...
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This is part of a series of Combat camera dailies from Vietnam in 1967. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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Created to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel, this historic film features images of remembrance ceremonies for those lost in the 1948 war of independence. David Ben-Gurion and many other leaders of the Jewish state are featured. The film also contains an impressive military parade and a celebratory pageant with fireworks. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage...
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Founded in the USA in 1894, Dunham-Bush is one of the oldest global commercial air conditioning products manufacturers.  This film from the 1960s gives an overview of the company and its subsidiaries which included Mack Trucks, The Signal Companies, and real estate and housing, among others. One of its manufacturing facilities is pictured in Riverside, California (1:20) and the headquarters in West Hartford, Connecticut (1:24). A span of other cities they are located in follows (1:26). Inside...
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This 1944 Castle Films silent newsreel shows action highlights from WWII, including the invasion of France by Allied forces on D-Day. Tens of thousands of Nazi prisoners are taken during the invasion, and General Eisenhower appears at the Arc de Triumphe as Allied troops enter Paris. At the 1:30 mark, U.S. troops are seen invading German soil and gun camera footage at the 1:45 mark shows strafing of enemy trains, air bases and so on. The capture of Aachen is also shown at the 2 minute mark. At...
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This short, silent home movie shows Governor George Wallace interacting with crowds at some sort of parade (see around 4:03:00 ) George Corley Wallace Jr. (August 25, 1919 – September 13, 1998) was an American politician and the 45th Governor of Alabama, having served two nonconsecutive terms and two consecutive terms as a Democrat: 1963–1967, 1971–1979 and 1983–1987. Wallace has the third longest gubernatorial tenure in post-Constitutional U.S. history at 5,848 days. After four runs...
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This is part of a series of Combat camera dailies from Vietnam in 1967. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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This silent film from 1948 shows the training of a group of volunteer firefighters, demonstrating the elimination of large fires on industrial sights.  It opens and closes with the extinguishing of a fire at an oil well. Title plate (:11-1:03).  Sign for the Purisima Number 44 oil well (1:04-1:07) near Lompoc, California.  Long shot of the oil well, completely ablaze.  A man with a hard hat runs past camera.  Pieces start to fall off the rig, at first small, then larger, more structurally...
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Shot in the 1950s, this film profiles the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), the military academy of the United States Coast Guard located in New London, Connecticut. The four year program offered by the Academy is described, and the various academy, athletic and other opportunities presented detailed. The venerable sailing vessel Eagle is shown conducting a cruise to Europe, escorted by the USCGC Campbell (WPG-32) a 327-foot (100 m) Secretary-Class (also known as "Treasury...
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This silent film shows the production line for the the Hughes OH-6 Cayuse. Nicknamed "Loach", after the requirement acronym LOH—Light Observation Helicopter, the Cayuse is a single-engine light helicopter with a four-bladed main rotor used for personnel transport, escort and attack missions, and observation. Hughes Helicopters also developed the Model 369 as a civilian helicopter, the Hughes Model 500, currently produced by MD Helicopters as the MD 500. This film is part of the...
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Made in 1954 as the U.S. Navy entered the nuclear submarine era, "Take 'Er Down" celebrates the history of the submarine. At :55, the new submarine USS Nautilus is shown on the launching ways. At 1:10 the Navy's first diesel submarine USS Holland is shown in operation. At 1:28 the L and K class boats of WWI are shown, and then R and S class boats.  At 1:57 the outbreak of WWII at Pearl Harbor is shown, and then a brief history of the submarine force operating in the Pacific from...
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John Deere Industrial Tractors and Equipment’s 1959 film, What’s New In Industrial Equipment, shows the full 1959 lineup of the company’s industrial equipment including the 830 and 840 tractors. The “full line in ‘59” drive in a single row across a field (00:28). The line features tractors, back hoes, and bulldozers. A man drives a front loader into a John Deere warehouse. The film provides an up-close look at the engine components of a diesel engine used in the tractors. A 440...
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16mm film of newsreels made by Harry Humbert Coburn during WWI. These silent films are part of the Indiana State Library collection, and were re-released as part of a preservation campaign by ISL and the Lilly Endowment. Includes amazing coverage of the war years including Fort Benjamin Harrison, where troops were trained en masse, a bond parade featuring Douglas Fairbanks, all the way through the Armistice Day parade and the construction of the Indiana War Memorial. This film is part of the...
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This extremely rare silent film shows the 1927 Dole Air Race from Oakland, California to Honolulu Hawaii.  The race was one of the most tragic episodes in aviation history, costing ten human lives and destroying six aircraft.  More on this below: The Dole Air Race, also known as the Dole Derby, was a tragic air race across the Pacific Ocean from northern California to the Territory of Hawaii in August 1927. Of the 15-18 airplanes entered, eleven were certified to compete but three crashed...
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This documentary film dates to the early 1970s and presents information about soviet involvement in the middle east, specifically in Egypt as a threat to the nation of Israel. Various representatives of the Israeli Defense Forces are interviewed and footage is shown of Israeli and Arab capabilities, including the Israeli Air Force. Israeli F-4 Phantoms are shown. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage...
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This is a World War I silent newsreel, primarily showing fighting along the Western Front, including footage of combat in Belgium, and above the snow line in France. Included is footage of The Siege of Antwerp. The Siege of Antwerp was an engagement between the German and the Belgian, British and French armies around the fortified city of Antwerp during World War I. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock...
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This Yesterday’s Newsreel film (episode 32) offers the viewer “television highlights of the news of yesteryear” by providing vintage clips of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th century. The episode starts with women of the Salvation Army marching down a street and others cooking in outdoor kitchens for soldiers during World War I. Footage shows WWI soldiers standing on a street. The first female General of the Salvation Army, Evangeline Booth receives an award for...
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This film from WWII details the Fifth Army and its assault on Anzio in late January, 1944, with hopes of reaching Rome. The Battle of Anzio took place from January 22 (beginning with the Allied amphibious landing known as Operation Shingle) to June 5 (ending with the capture of Rome). The operation was opposed by German forces in the area of Anzio and Nettuno. The operation was initially commanded by Major General John P. Lucas, of the U.S. Army, commanding U.S. VI Corps with the intention...
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Created in the 1970s in the wake of the Vietnam War, "Seas of Tomorrow" presents the Navy during a time of shrinking budgets and shrinking public resolve about funding the U.S. military. The film showcases the Soviet Navy and how it is building strength around the world. The Navy at this moment appeared in crisis, and efforts were made to change various regimens and conditions within the Navy, from improving housing to increased liberty, to allowing more flexible communications...
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This Yesterday’s Newsreel film (episode 72) offers the viewer “television highlights of the news of yesteryear” by providing vintage clips of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th century. This episode begins with a short bio on American fighter ace Edward Vernon Rickenbacker, aka “Indestructible Eddie.” The pilot poses next to plane; he flies through French skies during WWI. He is awarded the French medal of honor, Croix de Guerre (01:33). Fans cheer Rickenbacker...
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Made through the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, MILITARY COURTESY AND CUSTOMS OF THE SERVICE is a classic U.S. Army training film about discipline, organization, rank and respect in the military. Includes lessons in rank recognition, how to salute, and much more! Military courtesy, like civil courtesy means the marks of respect shown to each other by men who live and work together. Without this mutual regard, their task would be disrupted and disorganized if not impossible. Take a...
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This black & white educational film is about how people may experience interruption in their travels as essential people will receive preferential treatment due to wartime. No copyright but this is circa the early 1940s.  Opening: RIGHT OF WAY (:06-:20). An announcement is made to people waiting for a train that it is delayed. On a train, there's nowhere to sit. A woman can't get a ticket. A man can't get a taxi and buses are crowded. A car has a flat tire. A sign reads "No Gas"...
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This film introduces its viewer to Fisher Body Division of General Motors, and touts the use of computers in the development and manufacturing of automobiles. Fisher Body was an automobile coachbuilder founded by the Fisher brothers in 1908 in Detroit, Michigan; it was a division of General Motors for many years, but in 1984 was dissolved into other General Motors divisions. Fisher & Company (originally Alrowa Metal Products) continues to use the name. The name was well known to the public,...
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Produced by Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation, Flying The B-24 is a short instructional film that covers “certain of the more fundamental procedures surrounding the handling of the B-24 [four-engine] bomber in flight.” The film uses actual footage of the ship performing the various operations described, complementing exterior shots of the B-24 with matching footage from the cockpit for each maneuver. The film opens with a B-24 on a sandy runway preparing for takeoff (01:21). A pilot...
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This film short celebrates the opening of Calder Hall, the world's first and oldest industrial-scale nuclear power station, at Sellafield in Cumbria. The plant was originally opened by the Queen in 1956 at the start of a new "Atomic Age." While the plant was ostensibly made to produce electricity, the main reason for building Calder Hall was to make plutonium for the nuclear weapons programme, a fact admitted five years after it was constructed.  The station produced 180 megawatts of...
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The first shot of this United States Navy recruiting film circa the late 1950s to early 1960s is a plane taking off from a navy ship runway. Two seat F-111 Aardvarks, T-34 Mentors, A5 Vigilantes, and F-4 Phantoms are among the naval aircraft shown in the film. The Naval Aviation Officer who sits in the "second seat" runs all the complicated systems that the pilot cannot handle alone, including serving as navigator and bombardier (01:35-2:05). A shot of the U.S. Naval Flight School in...
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Dating to September 2–5, 1939, this silent home movie shows the National Air Races in Cleveland, Ohio. Also known as Pulitzer Trophy Races, the NAR are a series of pylon and cross-country races that have taken place in the United States since 1920. The 1939 races were significant in that they were the last of the National Air Races to be held before World War II. This film was amateur shot and not that impressive technically, but it does show Col. Roscoe Turner receiving the Thompson Trophy...
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In the aftermath of WWII, photographer Harold Jenkins started a company called "World in Color" productions. Jenkins' plan was to sell 16mm and 8mm movies to the public, many of whom owned film projectors. Among the company's films were a series of girlie movies and swimsuit films — several of which featured the famous Blue Book Models. (In fact, one of Jenkins' collaborators was the first cameraman to film a young Marilyn Monroe!) This reel shows some of the company's more...
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This charming 16mm Kodachrome home movie from the 1940s shows delightful images of two young boys, almost certainly twins, playing together. They are probably 2-3 years old in this film. At the 8:10 mark you will see a ferry on what appears to be a large lake or river.  At 11:40, the boys are at a farmhouse in the winter and do some sledding.  At 15:20 they are on the swings. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a...
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Documentary on the British Navy, directed by Ian K. Barnes. The Royal Navy in action in the 1960s including Special Air Services, frogmen, etc. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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Explains how changing modes of transportation have shaped the boarders and the way of life of the United States, high-lighting important stages in the development of rapid comfortable and efficient means of travel in America; discusses the ingenuity needed to combat the pollution and congestion that mobility has brought with it. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely...
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This historic film shows air transport service known as Intermountain Airlines as well as other airlines operating in the rugged conditions of the North Slope of Alaska, the Yukon Territory of Canada, Idaho and elsewhere.  The film begins with a Curtiss Commando C-46 being used (Tail number N9900Z — later flown by the CIA in the Iran Contra effort) for a flight to the North Slope.  This  takes over 2 hours across the Ukan River past Lake Chandelier, above the 9000 foot peaks of the...
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This color promotional film is about the U.S. Air Force Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, making a tour of Latin America including Guatemala, Chile, Paraguay and Brazil. This is circa March 1961 to June 1963 when the Thunderbirds were flying the F-100 Super Sabre and led by Col. Ralph "Hoot" Gibson. Opening: Planes fly in formation. U.S. Air Force presents "Cross Over" (:06-:43). F-100 Super Sabre aircraft perform aerial maneuvers. People have gathered to...
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McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. presents Toward the Unexplored, a short 1967 documentary film produced by CBS 20th Century and narrated by Walter Cronkite. The documentary shows viewers the deadly flight of the Bell X-2 rocket aircraft piloted byt Milburn G. Apt in 1956. The film opens with footage of the X-2 flying attached to a B-50 Superfortress on 27 September 1956. The film shows viewers the flight test center at Edwards Air Force Base (03:05), shots of the X-2, and a wind tunnel building...
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“Battle for Oil” is a WWII Canadian propaganda film from 1942. The film was produced by Raymond Spottiswoode and directed by Stuart Legg. This version is in French. The film examines oil production and supply and shows its priority as part of the war effort. It shows how the Royal Air Force and U.S. Army Air Forces are raiding production facilities that supply Nazi Germany with oil, and vice versa. This made refineries, synthetic fuel factories and storage depots prime strategic targets....
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This is part of a series of Combat camera dailies from Vietnam in 1967. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com Category Education
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This is part of a series of Combat camera dailies from Vietnam in 1967. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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This color home movie from 1939-1940 shows scenes from the 1939 New York World’s Fair. (Note: The film was transferred flipped (mirror image) so some words shown on screen are backwards.) Opening: the film begins with a flight on an American Airlines DC-3 to New York. two men in suits stand near one another, a woman walks near (:00). An American Airlines DC-3 lands at an airport and then taxis in with its propellers (:11). A security guard brings over a ramp for the boarding passengers (:32)....
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Shot by an unknown American serviceman, this silent, color home movie shows a flying visit to Guam and the Marshall Islands in 1947. It's unclear what the trip was about, but the cameraman flew most of the way in a PBY Catalina, and shot aerials of various atolls in the Marshalls including Kwajalein. The film ends with an injured American flying back from Kwaj to what might be Hawaii. Palm trees (:21). Car backs up on a windy day (:33). Aerial shots from a PBY Catalina seaplane in flight (:41)....
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This Army Air Corps training film is part of a larger group of training films on aerial navigation. Produced in 1941, Aerial Navigation: Radio Aids gives an overview of how to use radio frequencies to determine an aircraft’s position. The film opens with a B-17 Flying Fortress flying through the clouds, then the film shows several radio towers. Footage shows the cockpit and instrument panel of an aircraft, presumably of the B-17. The film shows the Air Navigation Radio Aids handbook published...
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Released in 1945 during WWII, this newsreel contains various segments about the conflict. The most exciting begins at the 16:50 mark, with gun camera footage shot by U.S. fighter aircraft combating the German Me-262 jet fighters and Me-163 rocket jet, flying wing aircraft. The film begins with a lengthy segment about on-going combat in Liuchow-Nanning, China against the Japanese. The Japanese north-south drive towards Kwelin in November of 1944 caused a huge flood of refugees and resulted in...
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This circa 1944 black-and-white presentation of Army-Navy Screen Magazine #27 begins with the opening strains of the “Army Air Force” song (today known as “The U.S. Air Force” or commonly, “Wild Blue Yonder”) and “Anchors Away” before opening with “Just Like Home” at mark 00:30, as members of the 13th Air Force stationed in the South Pacific are shown heading out for a day of fishing, and after trolling, head for shore and a picnic as well as some spear fishing and goat...
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This black & white educational film is about buying bonds to help our military reconstruct war torn areas after World War 2. Copyright 1945.  Opening titles: U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Coast Guard present Bonds Of Victory (:05). Bells ring (:29). People in church (:33). Earth spins (:48). Islands (1:00). Ruins from war torn cities (1:18). Destroyed harbors (1:37). Destroyed homes and buildings (1:46). A soldier milks a cow (2:00). Cargo (2:17). Highways being built (2:29)....
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Made in 1966 as part of North American Aviation's bid to produce the U.S. Navy's Mystic Class DSRV Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle, this rare and unique film gives a behind-the-scenes look at the development of this revolutionary rescue submersible. The film shows how aircraft and spacecraft simulators were used to study the problems that the DSRV would encounter, and two different mock-ups were designed and built to demonstrate (1) a spherical hull design and (2) a cylindrical hull design. ...
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This historic film dates to September 1955, and shows the launch of the 41' foot long civilian submarine "Cetacean". The craft was launched in Long Beach, California. The midget submarine was designed by Edmund Martine, who previously designed a series of diving bells for his San Diego business Martine Diving Belles,. Cetacean was intended for undersea exploration and photography. The boat had a three-man crew which included Ed Zender, but we've been unable to learn much about its...
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Belgium the Beautiful is a short travelogue from 1932, recorded at Burton Holmes Studios, that shows viewers some of the highlights of Brussels, Antwerp, Bruges, and the small nation’s countryside. The film opens with a shot of a map of Belgium. The film then features footage of Brussels (01:05), highlighting the city’s Royal Palace, the Financial Center, and bustling city streets where trolley cars have replaced transportation by canal. Children crowd around the camera on a street (01:40)....
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The Giant Step is a film that celebrates the 25th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force in 1972 by telling the story of the people and developments of flight in the U.S. The film begins with a single prop plane sitting on a runway with a sunrise or sunset in the background (01:07). A montage of photos and footage shows a brief history of flight, starting with some of the earliest developments and attempts of flight, up through the Spirt of St. Louis flight and on to the modern military achievements...
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Dating to the late 1930s, this astonishing silent color 16mm home movie documents one woman's trip to Africa. At 2:50 there are scenes in an African village, including shots of indigenous peoples. It wasn't just a sightseeing trip either, but a hunting trip which saw her shoot many different kinds of animals. The blood bath she produced includes a cheetah shown at 4:04, a water buffalo at 4:40, a gazelle at 6:46, a male lion at 10:30, an elephant at 11:00, and a bull elephant at 11:44. At 14:04...
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Official War Department Training Film. Restricted. 1– 204. Produced by The Signal Corps, in collaboration with The Chief of Air Corps. Celestial Navigation. Position Finding on the Earth. This 1940s era, black and white film covers the complex but straightforward calculations a navigator needs to determine his position on the earth and how to use celestial objects to do so. The film opens with a man tracking star charts. An animation shows the Earth and points to its different zeniths and...
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This 1973 film (DOD 23521), narrated by Jack Webb and produced by EMC Corporation, gives viewers a look at the training required to join the Marine Corps. The film opens with new recruits arriving at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. The new recruits run off the bus and file into line at the entrance of the Depot to await processing. Recruits have their heads shaved in the Depot’s barber shop (02:36). Next, they are issued clothing then stand for inspection (03:30). Later, the...
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Dates to 1937 ( Ross left his coaching job in 1945) when the team lost in the semi-finals against the Maple Leafs. More on this: Arthur Howey "Art" Ross (January 13, 1885[3] – August 5, 1964) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player and executive from 1905 until 1954. Regarded as one of the best defenders of his era by his peers, he was one of the first to skate with the puck up the ice rather than pass it to a forward. He was on Stanley Cup championship teams twice in a...
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The second inauguration of Harry S. Truman as President of the United States was held on Thursday, January 20, 1949, at the East Portico of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. This was the 41st inauguration and marked the commencement of the second and only full term of Harry S. Truman as President as well as the only term of Alben W. Barkley as Vice President. Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson administered the presidential oath of office while Justice Stanley Forman Reed administered...
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Dating to July of 1971, this silent film shows rocket sled tests of Douglas ESCAPAC escape systems for the S-3A Viking at China Lake Naval Weapons Center. Viking was a 4-crew, twin-engine turbofan-powered jet aircraft that was used by the U.S. Navy (USN) primarily for anti-submarine warfare, as well as surface warfare and aerial refueling, electronic warfare and surface surveillance capabilities to carrier battle groups. A subsonic, all-weather, long-range, multi-mission aircraft, it served...
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Sponsored by John Deere, this film about soil conservation and farming provides advice about overgrazing, and scientific approaches to soil health. John Deere Van Brunt farm equipment is seen (named after company founder George Van Brunt -- his Van Brunt line was acquired by Deere in 1911) including tractors and grassland drills. After its founding in the 1860s in Mayville, Wisconsin, the Van Brunt Company product line evolved steadily, but by the mid-1910s after Deere acquired the brand, the...
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This color educational silent home movie film features the Saguenay River in Quebec, Canada. Copyright is circa the 1950s.  Opening titles: Chateau Hutter Films present A John Hutter Travel Adventure - Up The Saguenay, Scenic Waterway Of French Canada (:09). A man, presumably John Hutter sits in front of a campfire in a cabin and introduces the film (no sound available), he points at a map which features Quebec, Canada and the city of Chicoutimi, which is the most populous borough of the city...
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This U.S. Navy newsreel consists of several segments.  First, the sea trials of the USS Forrestal are seen with FJ-3 Fury jet fighters landing on the angled deck of the carrier.  Second, SEALs / UDTs frogmen practice off the California coast.  Third, the submarine -- most maneuverable built up to this time -- USS Albacore is seen operating at sea. USS Forrestal (CV-59), formerly AVT-59 and CVA-59, was a supercarrier named after the first Secretary of Defense James Forrestal. Commissioned in...
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Shows the 82nd Airborne Division during training, the attacks on Sicily and Salerno, its entry into Naples, the battles at Anzio and Utah Beach, and the final victory. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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This USAF News Review dates to the 1950s and shows President Ike Eisenhower arriving on Air Force One ("Columbine") to visit the new U.S. Air Force Academy. At the two minute mark, a Thor IRBM site is shown in mock-up, with missile men students seeing how the entire system works including a full scale launch of a missile. Also shown: Clark AFB television broadcasting a puppet show in the Philippines for Air Force kids (check out the old time TV cameras and broadcast studio in use!) A...
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This is a 1950’s era, silent, color film. (We're not sure why it is silent -- either it was intended to be used with an accompanying lecture or this is what is known as a "test print" of the film made without a soundtrack.)  The film shows how the military uses color as a communication device, as an aid in combat, and for identification purposes.  The movie opens with Marines marching towards the camera. An explosion in the field and red signal smoke rises. A plane takes off and...
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Produced by the U.S. Army Air Force's Wright Field during WWII, this pilot training film gives an overview of basic aircraft instruments. These include the artificial horizon, gyro compass, oil and temperature gauges, manifold pressure, RPM, rate of climb indicator, turn and bank indicator, air speed indicator, flight indicator, suction and pressure gauges, cowl flap position, air temperature, etc. At 4:30 , the navigator's instruments are also shown including a drift meter, compass, altimeter...
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Narrated by actor Glen Ford, this circa 1963 film "CHUTING STARS" shows the U.S. Navy's parachute demonstration team. Some of the film takes place at the Chuting Stars' headquarters at Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida. You'll see the team packing their chutes and run through their ground training at Forest Sherman Field. The team's specialized chutes are discussed, as well as various training exercises. The film also covers the team's March through November performance schedule...
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Made in 1957, Transportation By Air is an educational film that is chock-full of wonderful vintage aviation images. Some of the planes featured include the prototype Boeing 707 jet, Lockheed Constellation, and other propeller driven aircraft. There is also footage of helicopters, the Martin Mariner flying boat / seaplane, and other "cutting edge" craft. It's a trip back in time to an era where aviation's advance was as fast as it was relentless. This film is part of the Periscope Film...
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This short employee development film, likely from the early 1970s, gives an overview of beneficiary actions for post-entitlement claims and actions. The film opens with a shot of a Social Security district office and several other buildings, including the SSA headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland. The film reviews the objectives of the Social Security Administration (01:17), and it shows a number of photographs of various employees working. Viewers see the SSA’s Electronic Data Processing (EDP)...
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This episode of The Air Force Story - Volume 1 Chapter 7 - "The Air War Starts 1939-1941" features some of the events that occurred prior to U.S. entry into the war. These include the German invasion of Poland, President Roosevelt declaring a national emergency, the USA stepping up aircraft production, Britain withstands the onslaught of the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain, the USA starts the Lend-Lease policy and trades vital destroyers to the British for key posts throughout the...
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In Part XI, allied task force invades north africa; allied armies bog down in rain and mud; rommel's afrika korps attacked; allied resistance stiffens at kasserine pass; german escape foiled; allied forces sweep past el alamein to tunis. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit...
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This episode of "The Silent Service" entitled "The Searaven Story" first aired December 6, 1957. In it, the USS Searaven attempts to save Australian soldiers from Timor Island or, as TV Guide called it, "An American submarine becomes a sitting duck to save 33 Australian soldiers." The episode was from season 1 of the show, episode 36. The episode was written by Milton Geiger and stars: Chet Marshall ...... Cook Robert Christopher.. Cassidy Bill Phipps ...........
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Produced by the Aberdeen Proving Ground's Tank Automotive Command, Quality Assurance Directorate, this U.S. Army film was made to familiarize contractors, and also the public, about the process of quality assurance testing and how it is critical to every vehicle the military purchases. The film provides a fascinating look at some of the tests that armored vehicles would be put through to confirm fulfillment of their roles, including driving and amphibious operation, weapons tests, and more. ...
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This is part of a series of Combat camera dailies from Vietnam in 1967. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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This color film "United States Air Force News Review" dates to 1961 and shows events from 1960.  Title: The Air Force and Space. August 1960. Edward Air Force Base, California, a pilot gets into an X-15 experimental aircraft. B-52 Bomber takes off with the test aircraft which then is dropped at altitude. The X-15 comes in for a safe landing.  Project Excelsior gondola in New Mexico. Project Excelsior was a series of parachute jumps made by Col. Joseph Kittinger of the United States...
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Silent film released by Castle in 1940 for the home market showing events of 1939 and the lead up to "War in Europe".  Hitler demands Danzig.  Oppressed minorities flee Europe.  Polish army mobilizes.  Poland closes German border.  Great Britain and France pledge to assist Poland and summon reserves. London, civilians answer the call for war service.  Americans flee Europe. Von Ribbnebtrop flies to Moscow to conclude Soviet-German anti-aggression pact. Chamberlain and Daladier...
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Created by an unknown American tourist in 1927, this black & white silent home movie shows a passenger ship cruise across the Southern Hemisphere to Australia and New Guinea. This film is only one part of what must have been a longer travelogue; unfortunately the other segments of it are apparently lost to history.  The film gives a good idea of the experiences a wealthy tourist might have had in this era, visiting Tasmania, New South Wales and Melbourne, and New Guinea. Title: Around The...
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This silent 1940s 16mm home movie starts in a family rose garden before quickly moving to the Oakland Airport (:50) where well dressed  passengers board a United Airlines DC-3 Mainliner. At 1:25 the family boards the plane and at 1:40 the sun set is seen out the passenger cabin window. At 1:50 the film shifts to what appears to be Mexico. At 2:50 scenes on the streets are seen including a man riding away on horseback. At 3:20 a mountain valley is shown, and at 3:30 Aztec Ruins. At 4:47 an...
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Where Rooster-Tails Fly is a short film, produced by Charles R. Perryman, that shows viewers highlights from Seattle’s 1952 Seafair festival, including the Torchlight Parade, Samish Slough Race, and the 45th Gold Cup (a hydroplane boat race later called the Seafair Cup then the Albert Lee Appliance Cup). The film opens with a boat on fire in Puget Sound (00:49), where men dressed as pirates watch from nearby boats. Aerial views of Seattle, Lake Washington, and Puget Sound show viewers the...
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One of the Army Navy Screen Magazines produced during WWII, #22 is comprised of the following segments: BURMA OUTPOST which looks at a group of eight Americans who are posted in the remote Burmese jungle, serving as an advance guard. At 3:15 a supply drop is made to the group. At 4:16 , the cartoon A FEW QUICK FACTS looks at the Air Transport Command which delivers cargo all over the world. At 6:38 , QUENTIN REYNOLDS TALKS ABOUT G.I. NEWS tells the story of the making of "Yank"...
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This 1968 travel film promotes Italian Line Cruises by following three people on one of the line’s Caribbean cruises to Lord Burgess & His Serenaders’ album by the same name as the film. The film opens with a shot of a woman at an outdoor table in Jamaica overlooking a pool and the bay. The same woman is then shown walking across a street in New York City. Vacationers wave goodbye from the decks of the line’s cruise ship Leonardo da Vinci (01:03). Guests mingle aboard the ship. On...
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Faith In The Future is a 1940s film that discusses the importance of transportation and the role Fruehauf trailers play in moving goods. Some of the businesses that use the Fruehauf trailers and are featured in the film are: Borden’s Farm Products of Michigan; Paranite Wire & Cable/Essex Wire Corp.; Long Transportation Company; Doehler-Jarvis Corporation; Bridgeways, Inc.; Ira Wilson & Sons Dairy; Harry Becker Company; Kozloff Fish; National Homes; E.H. Warren Company; and Hubert...
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Created in 1951, "Crusade in the Pacific" was an early television documentary that remains one of the most comprehensive looks at the Pacific Campaign on land, sea and air. In 24 separate 30 minute episodes, "Crusade" journals the War through tons and tons of basically uncensored stock footage, along with the timeless voice of Westbrook Van Voorhis. This episode of Crusade in the Pacific examines the Korean War. After World War II, Korea is divided along the 38th Parallel....
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This black & white home movie film shows a fishing excursion in Minnesota. This is circa the 1930s and apparently takes place near Lake Superior in the vicinity of West Cook and Oriniack Lake. Opening: Two men in a canoe row the boat (:21). Sign for Sioux River Route, "Portage to Little Trout" (:44). Two men walk up a trail with backpacks (:52). A man gets under the canoe and hoists it up (1:12). A man relaxes near the water (1:26). People sit, relax, and look at the camera...
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NASAO, the National Association of State Aviation Officials and AOPA Foundation Inc. presents, The Flight Decision. Produced by Film Originals in 1955. Technical Director, Chet Moulten. This 1950s era, color film follows two pilots through their flight decision process relative to instrument flight vs. visual flight rules. The film examines why a pilot might make a poor decision while another makes a good decision, with laziness and overconfidence pointed to key factors in making a misjudgment....
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The Stilwell Road was a propaganda film produced by the American Office of War Information and the British and Indian film units in 1945 detailing the creation of the Ledo Road, also known as the Stilwell Road after the U.S. General Joseph Stilwell. The movie was narrated by Ronald Reagan. The film opens with a message telling the audience that the film is about more than the building of a road in the jungle; it is also the story of Scots, Irish, English, Americans, Africans, Indians, and...
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This 1948 black and white tribute film to George Herman ‘Babe’ Ruth, The Fence Buster, is part of the short-lived Movietone  “The Greatest Drama” television series, which aired through 1953. It is narrated by radio actor Raymond Edward Johnson. The film opens outside Yankee Stadium. Inside, Ruth hits a home run. He tips his hat while running the bases. The crowd cheers in front of Murad and Wrigley’s Gum fence ads. Ruth, in a suit, signs autographs (:23-:57). People in winter coats...
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Film Tactics is a black and white United States Navy non-classified Training Film. The film was to teach instructors how to use film as a teaching tool. It was copyrighted in 1945 by Harry Joe Brown. Harry Joe Brown was and American film producer and theatre and film director. He lived from 1890 to 1972. The film’s main characters are motion picture stars John Hamilton, Selmer Jackson, and Tom Keene. The film opens showing a clock tower with the time 2:25 p.m. ( 0:23 - 0:32 ). Commodore D.L....
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This black & white educational film is about the measurement of time through the ages. Presented by the Elgin National Watch Company. Copyright 1943.  Opening titles: The Elgin National Watch Company presents Time (:14-:23). A man carves lines into a tree branch. Shadow of a tree moves across a field. Stick in the ground's shadow moves. Sun dial. Different types of sun dials. Stars in the night sky. Groups of stars. Time tables. Egyptians walk with camels. Clouds in the sky (:24-2:13)....
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This short film is on the blast furnace. This is the furnace used for smelting materials into pig iron, lead or copper and is an age-old practice dating back to the fifth century. This particular film will look at the production of iron. It opens with an outside look at a blast furnace and its cylindrical towers (:40). A diagram follows depicting what happens inside, pointing to where raw materials entered (1:13) and the layering in which it was sent in. Footage of actual raw material entering...
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This 1970s film about the the Emerlec 30mm mount shows it fitted with two Oerlikon 30-mm/75-cal rifled automatic cannon. The Emerlek is a US-built antiaircraft gun mount in service in several classes of non-US ships. The film also shows the the CPIC or coastal patrol and interdiction craft aboard which the mount was originally intended for deployment. The CPIC was a 100-foot craft built as a prototype successor for the PT/PTF-type small combatant. The Tacoma Boatbuilding firm in the State of...
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This color promotional film is about the RED GIANTS, a line of farming tractors from the company Massey Ferguson. There is no copyright at the beginning or end of the film so the date of the production is 1967 based on when the MF 1100/MF 1130 tractors were released to the public.  A man enters a hangar with a flashlight and shuts it off when he finds what he's looking for. A red tractor (:08-:47). Credits: Massey Ferguson presents The Red Giants (:47-1:06). Massey Ferguson tractors are among...
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This color educational film shows the preparation and highlights of the 1965 National Rifle Matches in Camp Perry, OH.  Opening titles: Williams Gun Sight Company "On the Range" presents TARGET Vs (:06-:37). Army helicopters fly. Aerial shots of rifle ranges at Camp Perry, OH. Our host discusses the many matches of shooting that will be taking place. Larry Wreckel of Saginaw, MI, one of the winners is interviewed. He discusses his rifle and what is shoots. The town people discuss...
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The 1940 Tacoma Narrows Bridge, the first Tacoma Narrows Bridge, was a suspension bridge in the U.S. state of Washington that spanned the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound between Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula. It opened to traffic on July 1, 1940, and dramatically collapsed into Puget Sound on November 7 of the same year. At the time of its construction (and its destruction), the bridge was the third-longest suspension bridge in the world in terms of main span length, behind the Golden...
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This film presented by the US Navy shows highlights from the early 1960’s including footage of the opening of the Northwest Passage by the submarine USS Seadragon, the christening of Polaris submarine USS Robert E Lee, as well as aspects of the People to People Program with the USS Canberra and the USS Epping Forest. The USS Seadragon, a nuclear submarine, headed from Portsmouth (1:02) as it was to open the Northwest Passage. Motion picture film was able to record images sent up by television...
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Dating to 1961, this U.S. Navy film celebrates fifty years of naval aviation (:10). It opens with footage of supersonic aircraft (:28) and the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (:42). Footage of the Wright Brothers’ first flight on December 17th, 1903 near Kitty Hawk follows (1:25). Captain Washington Irving Chambers (1:31) was to observe and report on aviation developments of Navy concern. In November of 1910, Eugene Ely flew his Curtiss aircraft (1:41) off the deck of the cruiser USS...
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This black & white educational film is about the landing of U.S. Marines on Guadalcanal in 1942. This is from 1944. Opening titles: This is Guadalcanal (:06-:49). Guadalcanal is shown on a  map, the Marines took it. A Military officer talks about it (:50-1:51). Marines board a ship. They float by the San Francisco skyline and see the Golden Gate Bridge. The ship at sea. A few ships sail, men wait on the ships. Rough seas as the ships rock. Ships rendezvousing at night. Crews man their...
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This color educational/training film is about how to make buoyant ascent in water. This is used to train submariners in making ascents from the 18-, 50-, and 100- foot levels. It was made in 1958 by the U.S. Navy. Credits: Non Classified, the United States Navy presents Buoyant Ascent Buships 1-57, produced by US Naval Submarine base in Pearl Harbor (:07-:40). A buoyant ascent to escape a submarine. The explanation and the how to do such an ascent is explained and shown (:41-1:47). The British...
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Normandy Invasion is a black and white, United States Coast Guard Report number 4 film. It was probably filmed in 1944 as a report of the invasion of Normandy, France. The United States Coast Guard is a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces and has been active in every war since 1790. Their role is defense operations, maritime law enforcement, and search and rescue. During war time, they carry troops to battle.  The film opens showing a coast guard boat depositing troops on the Normandy, France...
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During WWII a great deal of effort was made to educate military personnel and the civilian public about the problem of syphilis, as a part of the war mobilization effort. This incredible restricted film entitled PICK UP — which was flagged at the head and tail to prevent it being shown to civilian audiences —  shows the plight of an American serviceman Corporal John Green who rescues a lady in distress, and then spends the night with the girl. It turns out she has syphillis.  He fails to...
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Opening on the New York skyline and the United Nations Headquarters building constructed in 1950, this documentary short film honors the U.N.’s landmark as a “workshop for peace”. Produced by the United Nations Department of Public Information in the late 1950s as part of a broader series, this film footage takes viewers on a tour through the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Near panoramic and bird’s eye view footage of the historically significant building continues as...
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This black and white film from 1954 was a Johnson Films production directed by Richard Matt, written by Pecci De Nictolis and narrated by Charles Taylor. The film documents a trip to prove the durability of the Johnson Outboard Motor, made by the Johnson Brothers of Terre Haute, Indiana. The model shown is a Johnson Seahorse produced between 1954 and 1964. They are also testing the durability of the Johnson fish lures such as the Silver Minnow, the Sprite, and Jigs invented by Louis Johnson...
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This black & white, WWII recruiting film showcases the Royal Australian Navy. This  was primarily shot at HMAS Cerberus, a training establishment. It was directed by Ralph Smart. Opening titles: The Ministry of Information Presents The Royal Australian Navy (:07). Royal Navy sailors stand at attention (:47). The men march (1:01). Rocks and ocean surf of Australia (1:08). Royal Australian Navy ships perform convoy duty (1:33). Recruits arrive at Flinders Naval Depot  in Victoria (1:46)....
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