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Feb 14, 2015 Federal Security Agency
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Created by the Federal Security Agency in the 1940s, "The Operator and Safety" is a bus driver training film.  Featuring a Mack CM-G3 transit bus, the film was shot in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and vicinity around 1941.  The bus used in the film, number 1822, was part of the Philadelphia Rapid Transit system. 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...
Topics: Mack bus, Philadelphia, driver training, driver's ed, bus driver, Philadelphia Rapid Transit, stock...
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Created in the immediate post-WWII period, this gorgeous color film shows the activities of U.S. Navy cadets at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.  Some of the interesting segments in the film include an overview of the curriculum circa 1948, football games and sporting events, and a class visit with the fleet including the aircraft carrier USS Randolph. The United States Naval Academy (also known as USNA, Annapolis, or Navy) is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located...
Topics: U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, plebes, cadets, U.S. Navy, USS Randolph, WWII in color, stock footage
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Hosted by Sgt. James Mansfield, this episode of "The Big Picture" profiles the 41st Sunset Infantry Division and the Hell Bent for Leather 1st Cavalry Division, first to enter Leyte and then Tokyo. The second half of the program gives an overview of the weapons used by the infantry in combat. The 41st Infantry Division was composed of National Guard units from Idaho, Montana, Oregon, North Dakota and Washington that saw active service in World War I and World War II. It was one of the...
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Topics: 41st Infantry Division, infantry, 1st cavalry Division, Weapons, Crew Weapons, The Big Picture,...
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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...
Topics: Crusade In The Pacific, Periscope Film, Stock Footage, America Goes To War In The pacific, U.S....
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"A Freighter in Port" is a wonderful 1950s educational film about merchant ships, explaining not only how they work but describing their layout and equipment in the era prior to the arrival of shipping containers.  The primary ship shown is the USS Marmactide, ex- USS Lyon (AP-71), which was built in 1939 and served in WWII, and USS Comayagua, a refrigerated cargo ship owned by United Fruit Co. -- a real banana boat!  The film shows various equipment on the ship including anchors,...
Topics: Long Beach, Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Longshoremen, United Fruit Company, Matson Inc, USS...
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This silent German newsreel shows World War I U-boats preparing for war patrols, and departing for combat, and then sinking vessels on the high seas.  Some of the rare images in this film include a U-boat stopping a sailing vessel in the Atlantic, forcing the crew to abandon ship and then sinking the enemy vessel.  This type of "gallant" warfare would be replaced by less kind methods -- unrestricted submarine warfare.    Unrestricted submarine warfare is a type of naval warfare in...
Topics: Newsreel, Periscope Film, Stock Footage, World War, SS Lusitania, Submarine, Royal Navy, German...
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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...
Topics: Volcano, Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Mount Vesuvius, Naples, Eruption Of Mount Vesuvius, Mount...
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Hosted by Lorne Greene, THE BIG PICTURE was the U.S. Army's TV show.  This episode , "Tigers on the Loose" shows the 10th Armored Division in World War II with a focus on the Battle of the Bulge and action at Metz and Bastogne, and the subsequent push towards the Brenner Pass.  It features the words of the men who were there including commanders. The 10th Armored Division (nicknamed "Tiger Division") was an armored division of the United States Army in World War II. In the...
Topics: Battle Of The Bulge, Periscope Film, Stock Footage, The Big Picture, World War II, Adolf Hitler,...
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This interesting WWII silent German film shows various techniques to keep up good humor, and keep warm, in an air raid shelter.  We don't have a good translation of the various title cards so if someone would be so kind as to provide them, we'd be grateful. 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....
Topics: Civil Defense, Stock Footage, Periscope Film, Air-raid Shelter, World War II, Film, Germany, Air...
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Hosted by Ray Morgan, THE BIG PICTURE was the U.S. Army's TV show.  This episode , "Operation Amigo" show civic action at work in Latin and South America including Bolivia, Colombia and Ecuador with assistance offered by members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Road-building, medical help and education for the masses are demonstrated. A civic action program also known as civic action project is a type of operation designed to assist an area by using the capabilities and resources...
Topics: The Big Picture, Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Television Program, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador,...
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This silent WWII German newsreel shows long range German bomber aircraft making strikes against Allied shipping in the Atlantic sea lanes near Ireland.  In 1940, these "back door" raids were commonplace and costly to both sides.  On one raid in July of that year for example, the Luftwaffe destroyed five ships in one convoy and damaged five other ships and two destroyers while sustaining the loss of 28 aircraft -- some of them shot down in the heavily-guarded English Channel.   The...
Topics: Bomber, Periscope Film, Stock Footage, World War II, Newsreel, Battle Of Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean,...
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Created in 1933 by the newly-ascendant Adolph Hitler, "Deutschland Erwacht!" is a recounting of life in Germany after WWI and up until the handover of power from Hindenburg to Hitler in 1933.  As a work of propaganda, the film vividly shows the turbulent, inflationary times that followed World War I and attempts to show how Hitler's Germany will be a powerful nation.    This portion, Reel 2, shows the burning of the Reichstag Building.   This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC...
Topics: Nazism, Stock Footage, Periscope Film, Reichstag, Adolf Hitler, Berlin Tempelholf Airport,...
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This silent German newsreel shows the launching of the Prinz Eugen, an enlarged Admiral Hipper-class heavy cruiser which served with the Kriegsmarine of Germany during World War II. The entire launch process is seen, with groups of workers moving the blocks holding the hull in position on the ways.  Adolph Hitler and ministers attend the christening ceremony and can be seen at the 10 minute mark.  Most of the superstructure and weaponry for the ship will be installed after launch. The vessel...
Topics: Adolf Hitler, Stock Footage, Periscope Film, Kriegsmarine, Prinz Eugen, German Cruiser, Krupp,...
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This silent German newsreel shows World War I U-boats preparing for war patrols, and departing for combat, and then sinking vessels on the high seas.  Some of the rare images in this film include a U-boat stopping a sailing vessel in the Atlantic, forcing the crew to abandon ship and then sinking the enemy vessel.  This type of "gallant" warfare would be replaced by less kind methods -- unrestricted submarine warfare.    Unrestricted submarine warfare is a type of naval warfare in...
Topics: Newsreel, Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Submarine, German Navy, World War, U-Boat, SS Luisitania,...
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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...
Topics: Newsreel, US Marines, USMC, Marine, Periscope Film, Stock Footage
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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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This 1961 film explains how jet and rocket engines work, starting with historical examples.   Made for the educational market, it features various examples using toys such as a plastic cannon, a model airplane, and balloons.  It also includes (at the 3 minute mark) animation of the V-1 buzz bomb with its pulse jet, and other short cartoons.  Ramjets, turbojets, and afterburners are also described.   This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military,...
Topics: Rocket Engine, Jet Engine, Pulse Jet, Buzz Bomb, Turbo Jet, Ramjet, Periscope Film, Stock Footage
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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...
Topics: World War II, George S Patton, United States Army Central, WW2, Germany, Stock footage, Periscope...
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This 1960s educational film explains the operation of jet and rocket engines.  It uses simple physics demonstrations and animation to describe the concepts of reaction forces.  The various parts of a jet engine and rocket engine are described including the compressor, fuel injectors, turbine and burning chamber.   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,...
Topics: Film, Stock footage, Periscope Film, Jet Engine, Rocket Engine
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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...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, World War II, Washington, Trolley Cars, Washington D.C.
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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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This outstanding U.S. Navy film from 1971 -- "The Submarine Part II: Backgrounds, Characteristics and Missions of Nuclear Powered Submarines" focuses on the nuclear submarines of the 1970s.  The film shows how the nuclear attack submarine and the fleet ballistic missile submarines, with their sophisticated technologies and nuclear weapons capability, can provide enormous deterrent power for the United States and its allies.  Both SSN nuclear attack submarines and SSBN nuclear...
Topics: Submarine, Nuclear Submarine, Stock Footage, Periscope Film, United States Navy, USS Skipjack, USS...
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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...
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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...
Topics: 1963 Indianapolis 500, Bobby Unser, Film, Race, Racing, Crash, periscope Film, Stock Footage
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This short silent German film shows the Solnhofen Plattenkalk, or Solnhofen limestone, a Jurassic Konservat-Lagerstätte that preserves a rare assemblage of fossilized organisms, including highly detailed imprints of soft bodied organisms such as sea jellies. The subject of the film is not about fossils however, but about how the rock is quarried as a source of Lithographic limestone.  Lithographic limestone is hard limestone that is sufficiently fine-grained, homogeneous and defect free to be...
Topics: Limestone, Printing, Printing Press, Lithographers, Lithographic, Germany, Solnhofen Plattenkalk,...
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This amazing 1962 U.S. Air Force training film BROKEN ARROW PROCEDURES shows  the procedures used in an accident involving a nuclear weapon.  In this case, a airborne B-52 has caught fire while carrying a nuclear weapon.  The film was likely made in response to the Goldsboro incident of 1961, in which an atomic bomb survived an airplane crash and fire.  It was one of the most terrifying moments in the history of the Air Force, SAC and the Cold War, since after the incident it was determined...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, Broken Arrow, atomic Bomb, Nuclear...
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Made by Australia's National Film Board in 1951, "North to the Sun" shows a tourist view of Far North Queensland.  It investigates what underpins the tropical north and discovers it is more than just a holiday destination. It is a place where jungle has given way to the cultivation of sugar cane and tobacco, and where prosperous communities of Australians have proved that the Australian tropics are a pleasant place to live in and that industry is generously rewarded there. Produced...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Australia, Travel Literature, Tobacco, Queensland, Cairns
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This 1950s film shows the laying of anti-tank and anti-personnel mines by soldiers of the U.S. Army.  Procedures are shown including posting of guards around the mine field area during the laying procedure, and proper recording of mine locations.  Various mine types are shown including mines placed under boards, grenade-based push type mines, and more. There is also discussion of how boundary and M-3 mines are used in tactical conditions.   We encourage viewers to add comments and,...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Mine Field, Mines, Anti-personnel Mine, Land Mine
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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,...
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Made by Australia's National Film Board in 1951, "North to the Sun" shows a tourist view of Far North Queensland.  It investigates what underpins the tropical north and discovers it is more than just a holiday destination. It is a place where jungle has given way to the cultivation of sugar cane and tobacco, and where prosperous communities of Australians have proved that the Australian tropics are a pleasant place to live in and that industry is generously rewarded there. Produced...
Topics: Periscope film, Stock Footage, Film, Tobacco, Cairns, Travel Literature, Australia
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This historic WWII Marine Corps. newsreel shows the activities of the USMC in the early stages of American involvement in the war.  The newsreel starts with a segment showing Marines in Iceland keeping an eye out for German aircraft.  The Marines are also shown parading for relief funds in New York City.  The retirement ceremony is shown for Quartermaster Sgt. Frank W. Wright.  The film ends with President Franklin Roosevelt speaking in front of a joint session of Congress, paying tribute...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, World War II, US marines, War, Iceland
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Dating to about 1951, this Castle Film is a profile of Paris, France with just about every famous sight included.  It begins with shots of the Eiffel Tower, then the tallest structure in all of Europe.  Other sights include the Champs-Elysees, the Arc De Triomphe, sidewalk cafes, Notre Dame cathedral, various parks, the Sienne, the Louvre, and much more. 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, Paris, Film, Champs-Elysees, Arc De Triomphe, Notre Dame De Paris,...
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Produced by General Electric in 1941, "Curves of Color" is an early color film that shows the old and new methods of distinguishing up to two million shades of color, including colors impossible to see with the human eye through photo-spectronomy, which at the time was a new science.  The film was featured in the January, 1942 issue of Popular Mechanics magazine.  The film is a delight to the eye and features laboratory use of the spectrophotometer.  J.L. Michaelson of G.E., who...
Topics: Spectrophotometry, Film, Educational Film, Periscope Film, Stock Footage
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This educational film by Boeing Aircraft, "Wings of Glass", shows how the company uses innovative techniques to use glass, fiberglass and other glass and plastic composite materials to produce lighter, stronger aircraft components.  The Boeing 727 and 747 aircraft are shown, as well as the assembly lines in which highly skilled workers painstakingly create many of the aircraft components by hand and using precision machinery.   The honeycomb structure of many internal components is...
Topics: Boeing 727, Boeing 747, Boeing, Aircraft, Fiberglass, Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Construction,...
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Narrated by Ronald Reagan, "Air Siege" shows some of the exploits of the Fifteen Air Force in Italy.  The film begins with images of American fliers who were shot down over Europe, returning to the American air base at Bari.  The film then shifts it focus to Operation Tidal Wave, an air attack by bombers of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) based in Libya and Southern Italy on nine oil refineries around Ploiești, Romania on 1 August 1943, during World War II. It was a...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Bari, Fifteen Air Force, Operation Tidal Wave
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Created in 1954 by the Shell Oil Company, "Proud Ships" was directed by Philip Armitage.  Across and around the world from oilfields to refineries and from refineries to consumers, oil tankers carry crude oil and its refined products. Proud Ships is the story of the tankers and the men who sail in them. It shows the full scale of their world-wide operations, the scope and magnitude of the tanker business and the orderly control of movements and cargoes. The film is also the story of...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Oil Tanker, Petroleum, Petroleum Industry, Ship, Tank Ship
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This 1940s film shows Dodge Motors contributing to the WWII war effort, and shows the company's command cars and trucks that are being used throughout the world as part of the armed forces.  While Dodge's defense activities take priority, the company is still putting out some cars based on 1941 designs.  Famed stunt driver Jimmie Lynch is shown behind the wheel of one of these new cars, showing how the car and its Powerflow engine being put through its paces.  Lynch drives it up a flight of...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Dodge, Jimmie Lynch, Death Dodgers, Lucky Teter, Automobile
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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....
Topics: Apollo 11, Moon, Moon Landing, Apollo Program, NASA, Wernher Von Braun, Stock Footage, Periscope...
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This 1978 NASA newsreel shows the activities for that year, including testing of the Space Shuttle prototype at Edwards Air Force Base.  Astronaut John Young is shown training with Robert Crippen at the Johnson Space Center, and additional shuttle mission specialists and pilots are shown. The shuttle Enterprise is shown arriving at the Marshall Space Center and all components of the Space Shuttle Transportation System are put together for the first time.  Shuttle boosters are shown being...
Topics: NASA, Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Voyager 1, Astronomy
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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 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...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Stock Footage, iron, ore, Film
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This incredible WWII color film was shot in Tunisia by U.S. Army cameramen, and made with the input of Hollywood legends Darryl Zanuck and John Ford.  It follows fresh American troops led by Lt. Gen Mark Clark and Lt. Gen Kenneth Anderson as they join the fight against the Afrika Korps. After arriving at the city of Bone, troops travel overland to the Tunisian Front. Advances are made into the Atlas mountains and enemy forces engaged.  Nazi aircraft raid Bone and a hospital train near...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Operation Torch, North Africa, Mark W. Clark, United States Army,...
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Made during the time of Hitler's Third Reich, this silent educational film (made to have a script read over it while it played) shows the varying borders of Western Germany during the period 1871- 1935, including after the Treaty of Versailles in 1918.  Doubtless part of the idea and motivation behind this film was to demonstrate to the German people that many "Germanic peoples" were living in other parts of Europe nearby, and that Germany deserved to be a bigger state than it was...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Germany
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Made in 1946, "G.I.s in Switzerland" shows a post-WWII program in which American G.I.s and servicewomen are taken to Switzerland for rest & relaxation in a nation not affected by the devastation of the war.  The film was made by Hermann Haller and David Wechsler, most likely as a propaganda effort on behalf of the nation of Switzerland.  The Swiss endured criticism during the war for their neutral stance and were viewed in some quarters as Nazi collaborators who benefitted from...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Lucerne, geneva, Switzerland, United States Army, World War Ii
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Produced by the March of Time for the Red Cross and distributed by the War Activities Committee, "At His Side" dates to 1944.  It shows the Red Cross at the side of the American G.I.s and the world of the organization in contributing to the morale of servicemen.  Wounded and maimed American soldiers are shown throughout the film, as are cute Red Cross girls doling out writing paper, books and magazines and food, as well as smiles.  African American soldiers are shown at the 3:23...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, World War II, Wounded, International red Cross, Film
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This 1939 film has a hilarious premise -- stunt driver Jimmie Lynch gives a radio show host the ride of his life.  Jimmie Lynch and his Death Dodgers were famous for their "Thrill Hunter" shows.  Auto thrill shows were a staple at State Fairs and other outdoor entertainment venues in this country. In the 1930s there were many pioneer auto show outfits operated by brave men like Joie Chitwood, Stoney Roberts, Lucky Teeter (who died giving a performance) and Jimmie Lynch who provided...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock footage, Dodge, Auto Show, Auto Stunt, Stunt Driver
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Dating to the 1930s, this Castle Films newsreel travelogue showcases Bali, Indonesia.  The film includes shots of native customs, including market day, farming, and women -- topless and unashamed -- carrying large burdens on their heads.  Betel nuts are shown being sold, cockfights are shown (3:30 mark), as well as native handicrafts including pottery.  Religious ceremonies are shown at the 5:50 mark, and dancing and play acting at the 7 minute mark. Bali is an island and province of...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock footage, Indonesia, Dutch East Indies
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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....
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, The Big Picture, Fall Of France, Invasion Of Poland, United States...
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This somewhat rough but very interesting 16mm silent home movie dates to the 1930s and was shot by a member of the U.S. Army at Fort Bragg.  The film shows an encampment of soldiers performing various duties including the dreaded K.P. or "Kitchen Patrol" at the 1:30 mark.  Horse drawn wagons, cavalry troops and a monoplane are seen in the film, as well as tanks, trucks and other vehicles.  Clearly this was shot in an era when horses and mechanized forces were still working...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Home Movies, United States Army
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This film THE ATOM UNDERGROUND profiles Project Gasbuggy and Project Plowshare, which were ill-fated attempts to demonstrate the use of nuclear detonations for peaceful purposes, in this case extracting more oil and natural gas from underground through nuclear fracking.     Plowshare was the overall United States term for the development of techniques to use nuclear explosives for peaceful construction purposes. It was the US portion of what are called Peaceful Nuclear Explosions (PNE)....
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This silent newsreel footage shows the invasion of Czechoslovakia by Soviet and Warsaw Pact forces in 1968, and the heroic resistance offered by ordinary Czech citizens.  The assault followed the Prague Spring period of political liberalization in Czechoslovakia during the era of its domination by the Soviet Union after World War II. It began on 5 January 1968, when reformist Alexander Dubček was elected First Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (KSČ), and continued until 21...
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This animated film describes the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR), a research reactor at the Idaho National Laboratory, located east of Arco, Idaho. This reactor is primarily designed and used to test materials to be used in larger-scale and prototype reactors. It can operate at a maximum power of 250 MW and has a "Four Leaf Clover" design (similar to the Camunian rose) that allows for a variety of testing locations. The unique design allows for different flux in various locations and...
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This instructional film made by the Royal Air Force describes the Mark XII aircraft launched torpedo, used by Fleet Air Arm and RAF Coastal Command.  There have been a number of 18 inch torpedoes in service with the United Kingdom.  These have been used on ships of the Royal Navy and aircraft of both the Fleet Air Arm and Royal Air Force, while Royal Navy surface ships and submarines use 21 inch torpedoes.  The 18 inch MK XII torpedo was used by the Swordfish in sinking the German battleship...
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Made by Eugene Castle's Castle Films back in the early 1950s, AMERICA'S CAPITAL presents scenic views of Washington, D.C. including shots of the White House, Supreme Court Building, Capitol Building, National Mall, Library of Congress,  National Archives, Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Ford's Theater, Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Pentagon, Embassy Row, National Cathedral, a synagogue and mosque, the National Zoo, a...
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This 1940s travelogue was made by the Nesbitt's Fruit Company and uses the premise of -- what else? -- a television show.  The film shows various scenes in Southern California and Los Angeles, including of course fruit production and the making of Nesbitt's products including its famous orange soda.  Some of the sights in the film include Union Station, Olivera Street, La Brea Tar Pits, oil  fields (3:45), navel orange groves (with spraying of pesticides by the gallon seen at 6:30),  and...
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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...
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This profile of the 40th Helicopter Squadron in Vietnam shows the incredible work of this unit in combat conditions.  ALL FOR ONE focuses on the rescue of Capt. Gerald Lawrence on August 20, 1972.  It includes interviews with A-1 squadron commander (Sandy), as well as, the forward air controller, excellent live-action footage aboard HH-53s (super jolly greens) of actual rescues, as well as details outlining the specific role of each team member: the pilot, co-pilot, navigator (door gunner)...
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Made by the Ladish Forging Company in the 1960s, this industrial film shows the company's forging process and the contributions the company made to developing pressure vessels for use on board U.S. missiles and rockets.  The die-forged closures with integral outlets, with a body of rolled seamless rings, produced a highly dependable missile body.   Ladish remains a leading producer of highly engineered, technically advanced components for the jet engine, aerospace and general industrial...
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Love our channel? Help us save and post more orphaned films! Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PeriscopeFilm Even a really tiny contribution can make a difference. 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...
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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
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This Cold War era film dates to 1956 and shows the Tactical Air Command Air Strike Force concept in an exercise known as Operation Mobile Baker,  undertaken by the 19th Air Force out of Foster AFB, Texas.  Shown in the exercise are F-84 Thunderstreak bombers, F-100C Super Sabres, and RF-84 photo recon aircraft, B-66 tactical bombers built to carry nuclear weapons in all weather, the KB-29 and KB-150 tankers.  The aircraft are rapidly sent to Europe, with tankers refueling the aircraft in...
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Made in 1955 by the Association of American Railroads, BIG TRAINS ROLLING examines how the US railroads keep the economy growing by providing transportation and employment. Features trains from many different railroads including Southern Pacific, Santa Fe & Western Maryland. A highly patriotic film, the film is educational in tone and follows two children as they make a cross-country trip on the Southern Pacific Daylight beginning at Los Angeles' Union Station.  Scenes in the train include...
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Made in 1967, "The Modern Marine"  shows United States Marine Corps recruits undergoing basic training in the United States.   Various specialties are shown as well as special weapons such as the The Ontos, officially the Rifle, Multiple 106 mm, Self-propelled, M50, U.S. light armored tracked anti-tank vehicle developed in the 1950s, a fast tank killer for airborne forces.  The film also includes training for mechanics, gunners, radio communications specialists, and more.  The...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, US Marines, San Diego, Memphis, Armed Forces
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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...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Anti-tank Gun, Recoilless Rifle, Film, Tank Gun Bofors
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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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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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Made in 1957 by Union Carbide & Carbon company, PETRIFIED RIVER describes the modern romance of the present-day West in the search for uranium. It shows modern uranium prospecting, including prospecting by airplane, as well as mining in the Colorado Plateau.  It also discusses the uses of radioactive isotopes at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.   Uranium is a chemical element with symbol U and atomic number 92. It is a silvery-white metal in the actinide series of the periodic table. A...
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Made during WWII in 1942, this training film shows how troops can decontaminate vehicles and other equipment that have been exposed to Mustard gas or Lewisite, by spraying the affected vehicle with a chemical agent.  Lewisite is an organoarsenic compound. It was once manufactured in the U.S., Japan, and Germany for use as a chemical weapon, acting as a vesicant (blister agent) and lung irritant. Although colorless and odorless, impure samples of lewisite are a yellow or brown liquid with a...
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Presented by the Associated Producers of Negro Motion Pictures,  produced and directed by African American filmmaker William D. Alexander and narrated by Fredric March, THE HIGHEST TRADITION (1946) tells the story of African Americans participating in WWII.  This includes Joseph Cross, Doris "Dorrie" Miller, Leonard "Roy" Harmon, Elbert Oliver (who won the silver star), and more.  Hampton Institute in Virginia and the Great Lakes facility in Illinois are shown where...
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Made by the Crown Film Unit in 1949, "The People at Number 19" is a melodramatic STD scare movie reporting on the evils of syphilis.  The film was sponsored after reported cases of sexually transmitted disease spike during and after World War II, but as this film testifies, sexual license amongst soldiers on the frontline wasn't the sole cause. Back on the home front, for many women, like Joan from No. 19, loneliness or newfound independence acted as an incentive to extramarital...
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Made in 1943 for the U.S. Navy, DAMAGE CONTROL IV shows the use of the Rescue Breathing Apparatus during firefighting operations aboard ships.  Shown is the Navy Oxygen Breathing Rescue Apparatus, Type A-1, a self-contained, closed-circuit device. Oxygen, generated by chemicals in a canister, flowed to the right-hand section of the breathing bag, where it mixed with air previously passed through the canister, then to the left-hand breathing bag and on through the inhalation tube into the...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, United States Navy, World War II, Fire Fighting, Fire, Training
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These 1950s home movies show a trip to Panama and the Canal Zone, as well as the island nation of Cuba prior to the Cuban Revolution.  The trip was made by a family aboard the ocean liner RMS Mauretania towards the end of its service life (it was scrapped in 1965).  Some of the sights included in the film are the Havana Zoo, the "El Rancho" Gardens in Panama City, and Castleton Gardens in Jamaica. RMS Mauretania was launched on 28 July 1938 at the Cammell Laird yard in Birkenhead,...
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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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Made in the year 1958 by Cathedral Films, one of the premiere Christian film producers of the era, TONGUES OF FIRE purports to tell the true story of the mission to Hawaii that introduced Christianity to the islands. This colorful docudrama was exquisitely photographed on locations in Hawaii to reenact the story of Kapiolani -- who at the time was viewed as one of the true heroines of Christian history. Making the film was very challenging, as the producers quickly learned that many native...
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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
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Made by the U.S. Department of State as part of  "The History of U.S. Foreign Relations" series in 1972, this episode is titled FROM YOUTH TO MATURITY.  It traces the development of United States foreign relations from the Monroe Doctrine to the participation of the United States in The Hague conferences of the early twentieth century.  The film also includes a discussion of Commodore Perry's voyage to Japan, which opened that country to the West.  The documentary also shows how...
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Made during the run-up to the Operation Sandstone nuclear tests, RADIOLOGICAL SAFETY ON OPERATION SANDSTONE was intended to debunk certain misperceptions that the military believed were being put forward in the U.S.A. about the dangers of radiation and fallout.  The film begins with footage of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the study of the blasts made by the United States Atomic Energy Commission.  The narration puts forward the idea that nuclear contamination and exposure can be minimized by...
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-this film has a slight warp which we were unable to correct- -this film has a slight warp which we were unable to correct.Made in the year 1945, WELCOME TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA was produced by the Santa Fe Railroad to entice visitors to come to the Golden State. The film is full of lush images of Southern California, from Hollywood to Catalina Island (7-00 minutes), Santa Monica and Malibu, the Will Rogers Polo Field (2-20), the Rose Parade (3-00) and Rose Bowl Game, Huntington Gardens, Los...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Train, Olvera Street, Los Angeles, Santa Fe Railroad
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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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Produced by the Perfect Circle Corporation as a publicity project in 1954, THE HOTTEST 500 shows the 1953 Indy 500 won by Bill Vukovich in 120-plus degree heat.   The 1953 race was infamous as one of the most memorable on record, with more relief drivers used than in any other year.  Tragically, driver Carl Scarborough actually died of heat prostration. Bill Vukovich, who led in 1952 but ended up losing due to a mechanical failure with his car, led almost the entire race and ended up taking...
Topics: Stock Footage, Periscope Film, Indianapolis 500, 1953 Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Auto Racing
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Designed to promote racial harmony and understanding in wartime, TWENTY SEVEN SOLDIERS shows the cooperation between twenty seven different nations and ethnicities to defeat the Axis in Italy.  Road signs are shown in some of the 12 languages used by Allied armies at the front, and many wonderful shots of American, British, Indian, Australian, New Zealand, Canadian, Free French, Free Yugoslavs, Free Dutch, Free Polish, and other armies.  Soldiers from many different nations are seen with...
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This silent stock footage reel contains footage of the X-15 being chased by photo aircraft during flight tests at Edwards Air Force Base.  The film also contains footage of a spectacular crash of a fighter aircraft on landing, as well as shots of the B-52 mother ship from the X-15 program. 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...
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These 1950s silent home movies were shot by a member of the U.S. Navy reserves.  Some of the sequences include a small air show complete with a fire fighting exercise and simulated helicopter rescue, and (at about the 4:30 mark) footage shot on board the USS Antietam, CV-36.  This includes flight deck activities with training aircraft including jets. At the 9 minute mark NAS Pensacola is shown including the matching cars owned by the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels.   USS Antietam (CV/CVA/CVS-36)...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock footage, USS Antietam, Helicopter, United States Navy
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This Eisenhower era U.S. Navy film shows the service's capabilities as it entered the Cold War.  Featured in the film are the USS Saratoga (CVA-60) and an attack carrier task force armed with missiles and jet aircraft, and capable of projecting tremendous power anywhere in the world.   On 6 June 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower and members of his cabinet boarded Saratoga to observe operations on board the giant carrier. For two days, she and eighteen other ships demonstrated air...
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Produced in 1936, this wonderful old film shows a voyage aboard a schooner named Wanderbird around South America.  The captain of this vessel is Warwick M. Tompkins of Gloucester, Massachusetts, who later wrote a book about the journey entitled "50 South to 50 South".  For decades, the book has inspired many to seek out their own nautical adventures.    The film is rich in imagery of the age of sail, including shots of sailors at work, Gloucester harbor, a woman at the helm of the...
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This Korean War film dates to 1951 and was restricted to viewing by members of the armed forces staff.  The situation by this point was increasingly a stalemate.  After the October 1950 invasion by Chinese forces across the Yalu, there was a reversal for UN forces which continued until mid-1951. Seoul changed hands four times, and the last two years of conflict became a war of attrition, with the front line close to the 38th parallel. The war in the air, however, was never a stalemate. North...
Topics: Perisocpe Film, Stock Footage, Korean War, F-51 Mustang, North American P-51 Mustang, 38th Parallel...
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This Vietnam Era film THE MEN AND THE MINUTE presents members of the National Guard flying missions over Vietnam and the many other missions of the Guard.  It shows the Tennessee National Guard flying transport missions to Ton San Nhut Air Base.  The Oklahoma Air National Guard's "Talking Bird" C-97 is also shown conducting radio broadcasts over Vietnam.  Guantanomo Bay, Cuba is also shown with U.S. Marines on patrol near mine fields and a no-mans land.  Members of the Washington...
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Sponsored by the U.S. Government during WWII,  AMERICANS ALL stresses the importance of bolstering democracy through fair treatment, equality, justice and understanding between different races, religions and creeds. The film starts with a discussion of liberty and discrimination, including the distressing hate speech promoted in certain sectors of the American public.  The National Conference of Christians and Jews is shown, espousing the ideas of brotherhood and religious and racial harmony,...
Topics: Pericsope Film, Stock Footage, Good Neighbor Policy, World War II, Segregation, Prejudice,...
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This rarely seen 1940s corporate film attempts to explain the history of the H.J. Heinz Company and one of its all time great products, tomato ketchup.  It starts over a hundred years ago with a search for tomatoes...and that's about 13 minutes of story.  Finally the right seeds are developed by a firm that ends up being called the Livingston Seed Company.   The experimentation done by Heinz to develop the perfect ketchup is dramatized at 14:30, with chemical analysis of different tomato...
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EYES OF THE FLEET tells the story of the U.S. Navy's Composite Photo Squadron VC-61 at Miramar Naval Air Station.  Made in the year 1953, the film shows the unit operating Grumman F9F Panthers in Korea off the carrier USS Boxer.  Their operations are to fly reconnaissance missions behind enemy lines, and guide strikes by AH-1 Skyraiders and other aircraft.  The film presents fascinating color images of the war in Korea including air strikes on enemy bridges and other positions. This film is...
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Dating to 1946, THE HISTORY OF THE DISCOVERY OF OXYGEN is a beautifully constructed film made by Britain's Realist Film Unit and directed by Ronald Gardner with Dorothy Grayson serving as educational advisor.  The film presents the theory of alchemy and shows the work of alchemists, followed by the Phlogiston Theory.  The phlogiston theory is an obsolete scientific theory that postulated a fire-like element called phlogiston is contained within combustible bodies and released during...
Topics: Periscope film, Stock Footage, Oxygen, Film, Joseph Priestley, Combustion, Antoine Lavoisier
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Dating to the year 1964 before the Vietnam War was in full swing, but American advisors were on the ground, this U.S. Navy film presents a portrait of the nations of the Pacific Rim including Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan, South Korea, and the Pacific Fleet.  This includes the First Fleet, the 7th Fleet, and various groups including an anti-submarine warfare group.  A large scale amphibious assault exercise is seen at the 18 minute mark.  Also shown is monitoring of Russian shipping and patrol of...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Cold War, United States Navy, Seventh Fleet, First Fleet, Taipei,...
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Created by Perfect Circle to promote their piston ring products, THE UNFORGETTABLE 500 presents the 1955 Indianapolis 500.  This was the 39th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday, May 30, 1955. The event was part of the 1955 AAA National Championship Trail, and was included in the 1955 World Drivers Championship.  The race is notable to many as the race in which Bill Vukovich was killed in a crash while seemingly on his way to an unprecedented...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Indianapolis 500, Auto Racing, Bill Vukovich, Dinah Shore
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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,...
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This film 1959 VICTORY CIRCLES was presented by the Perfect Circle Company, and showcases the Indianapolis 500.  This was the 43rd International 500-Mile Sweepstakes held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 30, 1959. The event was part of the 1959 USAC National Championship Trail, and was included in the 1959 World Drivers Championship.  The race was won by Rodger Ward with Jim Rathmann in second place.  Rodger M. Ward (January 10, 1921 – July 5, 2004) was an American...
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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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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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Dating from the late 1960s, this U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command produced film profiles the command and control systems developed for national defense, including the early versions of the 465L / SACCS system.  The film includes shots of various mainframe computers and communications equipment, including integrated networks that helped foment what we now know as the Internet.  The film contains some fascinating images including shots of communications centers, top secret documents, early...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, U.S. Air Force, War, Command And Control, Computers, Electronics,...
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Made during WWII in 1942, this profile of the Free French Navy begins with footage of a Frenchman escaping to England to join the fight against the Axis.  The Free French Navy Headquarters in London is shown, along with sailor cadet training at sea aboard sailing vessels.  The most unique vessel shown is at the 4 minute mark, where the submarine Sourcouf is shown, followed by various French destroyers, and British built Corvettes manned by Frenchmen at the 5:30 mark.      Les Forces...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Free French Naval Force, French Navy, World War II, Charles De Gaulle
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Dating to the F-16 rollout in the mid-1970s, THE HOT PERFORMER shows the prototype F-16s being put through their paces at Edwards Air Force Base.  The film was targeted at the Pentagon but also foreign governments who might acquire the aircraft.  Some of the characteristics shown in the film include the plane's "fly by wire" capability, its unique bubble canopy, and its ability to accelerate faster than any other aircraft on the market.   The General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin)...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, General Dynamics, War, U.S. Air Force, Fighter Aircraft