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Although heavily damaged, this silent 16mm home movie has historical value. It was brought home by an American G.I. after WWII, and shows the activities of a German Luftwaffe staff officer in Occupied France in 1941. The film starts with shots of a staff car and various officers conferring. At 1:05 a roadside points the way to Rouen. At 1:20 Rouen Cathedral is shown. At 2:10 a soldier poses for the camera. At 2:13 a large contingent of Germans lines the road and a group shoulders their rifles...
Topics: Germany, Luftwaffe, France, 1941, WWII, Stock Footage
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This black and white film “Le Journal de la Resistance” (The Journal of Resistance) by the France Libre Actualites (France Libre News) is entirely in French. It provides actual footage from August, 1944 to December, 1944 during the liberation of France. It is presented by Le Comite de Liberation du Cinema Francais. The Paris Opera House is shown (:49). The road is patrolled by Nazi soldiers in open and armored trucks at the Grand Palais (1:06-1:14). Tanks with an Iron Cross insignia patrol...
Topics: WWII. France, French Resistance, 1944, Stock Footage
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Original Japanese newsreels showing U.S. surrender in Philippines and march from Bataan. This original Japanese newsreel apparently dates to 1942, and shows Japanese Imperial Army and Navy forces on the move in the Pacific. The first part of the newsreel either has no soundtrack or the soundtrack was damaged; a later portion has sound. Some of the segments include Japanese forces accepting the surrender of American and Philippine troops at the 18 minute mark. General Jonathan M. Wainwright is...
Topics: Stock footage, Japanese Newsreel, Japanese, WWII, Philippines
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Produced in 1938 by United States Steel, "Steel: Man's Servant" presents a lavish Technicolor look at the steel industry prior to WWII.  Narrated by Edwin Hill and directed by Roland Reed, with amusical score by Robert Armbruster, the 37-minute film typically accompanied a dramatic feature film in release.  The film presents mining activities on the Mesabi Range, with an Oliver Iron Mining Co. steam shovel ripping iron ore from the ground at the film's start.  The film goes on to...
Topics: Steel, United States Steel, 1938, WWII, Pre WWII, Stock Footage
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Made by Ted Eshbaugh, who made six or more cartoons for various studios in the 30s and 40s, CAP'N CUB is a WWII propaganda cartoon that ballyhoos the U.S. Army Air Corps.   The cartoon starts out cute, but soon turns very politically incorrect by post-war standards. Cute little Cap'n Cub reviews a weapons parade, but wants more "planes, planes, planes!". A full production sequence follows, and the completed planes go off to fight the Japanese, and goes from cute to dark very quickly...
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Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, 1943, WWII, Cartoon
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This silent 16mm home movie shows the annual Macy's Day Parade in New York City. It likely shows at least two different years. The first segment is in b&w and features a turkey balloon at :21, a Columbus or possibly Mayflower float at :26,  Indian teepee float at :38, Indian balloon at :48, Pluto balloon at 1:08, Porky Pig (?) at 1:28, and Mickey Mouse balloon at 1:38. At 2:10 a trolley car rumbles down 34th Street as a large mouse balloon (evil Mickey?) is seen. At 2:41 Santa rumbles by...
Topics: Pre WWII, WWII, Macys, Thanksgiving Parade, Home Movie, Stock Footage
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Made in 1944, NEW BUILDERS is a Ministry of Information Film made by Paul Rotha Productions 1944, under the direction of Kay Mander, for the Building Apprenticeship and Training Council. The film was made during WWII to encourage schoolboys to take up apprenticeships in building trades including masonry, carpentry, electrician, machinist, and more. These "new builders" would be vital in the renovation of war-damaged housing and buildings. The film begins showing bomb damage to...
Topics: WWII, British Building, Trades, Schoolboy, Apprenticeship. Stock Footage
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Created in 1947 by Belmont Pictures Inc., this film for Los Angeles Transit Lines (the post-WWII moniker for the Los Angeles Railway and bus lines) is entitled "It’s a Big Job". It was created to recruit drivers, motormen and conductors. The film's script was written by Eric Strutt, produced by Dan Downer and photography by William Wooten. The film is narrated by actor Alexander Scourby, who also stars. It was directed by J. Richard Westen. The movie opens with text indicating it is...
Topics: 1947, Los Angeles, Railway Trolley, WWII, Post WWII, Stock footage
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In the U.S. military’s Combat Bulletin No. 40 from 1945, viewers see footage from the Allied forces attack on Manila Harbor, the first landing on Luzon, action along the Western Front and Alsace, the damage from a bombing campaign targeting the oil refinery at Merkwiller, a British carrier fleet attacking Sumatra, and Allied airstrikes on Celebes. The newsreel starts with carrier planes of the 3rd Fleet firing on the Japanese naval base in Manila Harbor. A plane fires at an above-ground oil...
Topics: WWII, Combat Bulletin, Manila, Invasion, 1945, Stock Footage
This 1945 black-and-white combat bulletin highlighting the European Theater of Operations has multiple segments. A formation of Douglas DC-3 (Dakota in the RAF) flies over Belgium. A damaged plane slowly descends and crashes; it’s crew parachuting down. Tanks pass over bridges. The convoy approaches Nijmegan, Netherlands. The bridge over the Waal River remains intact as British engineers remove the charges Germans left behind (:15-2:31). British and American air forces in North Africa plan...
Topics: 1945, WWII, ETO, Combat Bulletin, Holland, Stock Footage
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Forward Commandos is a short 1942 film from Raymond Spottiswoode (father of Hollywood director Roger Spottiswoode) that shows viewers the winter/arctic guerilla tactics used by commandos of the Allied forces against the Nazis during World War II, based on tactics employed by Russians in a similar environment. The film also shows some commandos operating in other countries with drier, warmer climates, and concludes with an Allied raid on a Nazi-held city on the coast of Norway. The film opens...
Topics: 1942, British WWII Propaganda, Raymond Spottiswoode, Stock Footage
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Life-Line of the Nation is a short film from the Association of American Railroads and produced by Carl Dudley in the mid-1940s (most likely 1944) that shows how America’s railroads are ensuring the defense of the nation by meeting the transportation needs of a country mobilized for war. The film opens with a shot of a train moving through snowy terrain. Off in the distance, a train goes over a bridge (01:22). There are several shots of various trains moving along tracks. At the U.S. Capitol...
Topics: WWII, Railroads, Railroads, 1944, American Railroads, Stock Footage
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This late 1940s black and white documentary “Operation Mercy” is from the Christian Rural Overseas Program (C.R.O.P.) on relief to Europe and Asia. The program was a collaboration between Catholic and Protestant churches. It includes carillon music by Ira Schroeder. It opens with churches in rural settings (:50-1:00). Tree tops are missing in war-scarred fields. Grain falls off a hand-pulled cart. Refuges push wagons and baby strollers through the snow. An Asian girl carries a baby on her...
Topics: Christian Overseas, Program, Operation Mercy, Post WWII, Stock Footage
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This silent, confidential film from WWII shows tests of various 4.5" B.R. launchers at Camp Pendelton, California on Jan. 19, 1944. It's not entirely clear what the abbreviation "B.R." stood for, but these are clearly multiple artillery rocket launchers similar in some ways to the Russian Katyusha system. According to a website, the type 36 rocket launcher could be easily installed on a Jeep and featured armored plating to protect the driver. This plating can be seen in the...
Topics: WWII, World War II, M-8, 1944, Stock Footage
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This short film from The March of Time's classroom film series gives viewers a glimpse of Sweden as it navigates its “middle-of-the-road” course during World War II. The film opens with footage of a street in Stockholm at night; signs are lit up and people browse shop windows. A man from one of the city’s newspapers reports on the war’s action: there is footage of bombs being dropped and of buildings exploding. Members of Sweden’s press print stories on the war (01:51). The film then...
Topics: Sweden, WWII, World War II, Travelogue, Stockholm, Stock Footage
Here are two films produced by Chevrolet in 1974-1975. The first, "Lasting Value", was intended to be used as both a sales promotion tool, and a training film for salesmen. The movie emphasizes the value you get when buying a Chevrolet truck. (Some of the subtext of the film is doubtless the gas crunch, which hit the American consumer hard in this era.) The second film "1975 Chevy Pickups Lasting Value" starts at 9:30 . The movie opens with A. T. Olson, an assistant general...
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This is a 1950’s era, black and white movie presented by Columbia Pictures. It features commentary by Bill Stern, photography by Jack Etra and has music by Jack Shaindlin, Jose Pierri, Sapere, and Gerardo Grasso. It is called, Gauchos Down Uruguay Way. It was produced and Directed by Harry Foster. The movie opens with a gaucho atop a burro, :25. Sheep in a large her on the open grassland. Uruguayan cows are shown, 1:00. Horses cross a river, 1:05. Rancho San Pedro, 1:38. The artist Enrique...
Topic: Stock Footage
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Lighthouses and Lightships (MN-202aa) is a short 1944 U.S. Navy training film that is part of the Aids To Navigation series. The purpose of the series “is to acquaint those who are beginners in study of the science of navigation with the basic principles underlying the markings of our coastal and inland waterways.” This film discusses how to identify lighthouses and lightships, using a combination of actual footage and artistic renderings (in some cases overlaying the two). The film opens...
Topic: Stock Footage
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This wonderful home movie shows social activities of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. We have reason to believe this was the Berkeley, California (U.C. Berkeley) chapter. The film is in several sections, including a formal dance social at the start, and then at about the 3 minute mark, a games night. Some fun drinking games are seen and things escalate when a bunch of sorority sisters join the house at about 6:30. The beer flows quite freely!  Aside from a lot of rowdy drunks, it's mostly...
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Shot by an American tourist, this color home movie shows a trip to Austria, Bavaria and Germany circa the mid-1950s to early 1960s.  Opening:  A tall church-like structure with rotating figurines (:08). Title card: The Austrian Tyrol, The Castle of Hohenschwangan, belonging to Maximillian II, father of Ludwig II (:59). Castle on a hillside (1:04). Neuschwanstein, stands 3306 feet above sea level, Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the...
Topic: Stock Footage
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This color silent home movie shows a visit to Hawaii in the 1960s. Opening: people wave as they exit an Aloha Airlines "Funbird" airplane after landing in West Maui, Hawaii (:12). Flowers of Hawaii (:25). Iao Needle sign (:37). Mountains (:42). A couple holds a dish that contains a pineapple; they open the pineapple and taste the core ( 1:07 ). Puhimau Crater sign ( 1:42 ). Flowers of Hawaii ( 2:00 ). A sign for Pumice ( 2:12 ). A sign for Keanakakoi ( 2:37 ). Smoke rises from the...
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This early 1950s color documentary “Lifeline” is a long advertisement for Plymouth Cordage Company. It is a George F. Foley Production and narrated by Thomas Mitchell (best known as Scarlett O’Hara’s father). A lumberjack holds his hand to his mouth; a tree top falls (1:50-2:20). A Plymouth machine ties bundles of newspapers printed on high-speed presses (2:21-3:13). A farmer uses binder twine to bind bundles of wheat collected in the field (4:31-4:42). A cowboy uses a lariat to rope a...
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This short film "Under the Influence" shows a field study of driving under the influence conducted at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Driving Academy facility by the Los Angeles County Alcohol Safety Action Project. The film features effective footage of people driving a course of orange cones before and after drinking, clearly demonstrating the impaired nature of their driving after reaching a blood alcohol content of 0.01. Narrator Chuck Bowman talks to the camera about...
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Harbor Pilot is a short film from 1967 that gives viewers a brief look at what a harbor pilot is and does. The film opens with footage of a sailboat sailing at sea, followed by a shot of a rocky coastline (01:10) and then an aerial view of a modern harbor — the Port of Los Angeles. A large freight ship, SS Gemstone, is out at sea. A harbor pilot stands on land at the Port of Los Angeles, looking out over the harbor. He walks into the pilot station at the entrance to the harbor to check the...
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4th Engineering Squadron, flying over the Alps, Montreaux, Geneva, Russians in Berlin newspaper headlines held up, airplane with "Leading Lady" nose art 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
Topic: Stock Footage
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Made in 1941 by the Crown Film Unit, FERRY PILOT was directed by Pat Jackson (of "Western Approaches" fame) and focuses on the work of the Air Transport Auxiliary or ATA. By 1941, literally hundreds of RAF fighters and bombers needed to be flown each day between aircraft factories, maintenance depots and RAF aerodromes. This vital task was carried out by the men and women of the ATA, a civilian air force operating from their own pools and stations all over Britain. Essentially a...
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One of a series of incentive films made “exclusively for the men and women of American industry,” this mid-1944 official US War Department film, produced by the US Army Signal Corps with the cooperation of combat film units of the Marines, Army Air Forces , and Navy, is the sixth issue of the “Film Communique” series. The black-and-white film opens with an animated scene of a wounded soldier surrounded by the Japanese, and the proclamation “This isn’t war … it’s murder!” ...
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This wonderful 1940s Castle FIlm entitled HIT THE SILK shows the story of parachutes and parachuting, including some terrific historical footage from WWI and WWII.  At the :45 second mark, there's footage of a gigantic hot air balloon being used as a sideshow stunt, with girls jumping from the balloon once it reaches high altitude.  World War I footage is shown at the 1:30 mark, with observers in hot air balloons escaping burning observation balloons.  At the 2 minute mark, a Russell...
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A training film for wounded navy personnel, to promote and educate them about physical and occupational therapy treatments for their war wounds. Shows wounded Navy personnel receiving various types of therapy, in hospital settings.
Topic: Stock Footage
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Produced in the 1980s, this profile of the Taylor Wine Company shows the corporation at the height of its influence. The film recounts the start of the company, which began in 1880 by Walter Stephen Taylor, a cooper's son who started a commercial grape juice company in New York s Finger Lakes region. Two years later, wine production was added, and by the 1920s, the Taylor Wine Company was firmly established. Walter Taylor's three sons carefully guided the company through Prohibition and beyond,...
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“Dude Ranch Sports” is a 1953 episode from The World Of Sports series, directed by Harry Foster and narrated by Bill Stern, that takes viewers on a quick tour of a working dude ranch resort in Arizona. The episode opens with a shot of a TWA Constellation arriving at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor airport. A TWA plane taxis on the runway, and then its passengers climb off the plane. A handful of the passengers climb into a stage coach outside the airport (01:14), which takes them to the resort dude...
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This black & white home silent movie film shows soldiers in 1936. They are seen at their bae camp, setting up in another area, and on the move.  Opening: Military planes in the sky (:09). A flag waves at base camp, it reads 125 HZ (:46). Servicemen fool around for the camera; they smile, laugh, and goof around (:51). A soldier smoking a cigarette walks towards the camera (1:46). Smoke surrounds men near raised tents (1:59). Men on the field; two men play fight (2:30). Soldiers rest on the...
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This Royal Army training film "Provision and Replenishment of Petrol in the Field" examines the logistics, movement and delivery of gasoline. The film is part two of a two part film, but unfortunately we have been unable to locate the first half of the film.  At 1:03 a fuel tank is shown full, which is how all vehicles should be in the morning. At 1:24, the division's petrol unit is shown bivouacked. At 1:43, canisters of oil and petrol / gas are shown in a lorry or truck. The trucks...
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While the opening title proclaims "This is America", this film is actually the first half a 1960s documentary called "The Secrets of St. Louis" (the "This is America" title was apparently spliced on by a previous owner; we don't have the second half of the film). This documentary reveals "secret" locations around St. Louis, Missouri such as Lafayette Park, Soulard Market and Calvary and Bellefontaine Cemeteries.  Many places that no longer exist are...
Topic: Stock Footage
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Released in 1944 by Warner Brothers in cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard, "Task Force" is a Technicolor short film narrated by Jackson Beck. The film focuses around Coast Guard "Task Force" duty. Besides operational glimpses, the viewer is treated to a snapshot of the life of a Coast Guardsman on and off duty. While the film contains much documentary-style footage, some sections of the film are re-enactments and the scenario presented (in which the USCG battles a German...
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Made for publicity purposes in 1967, this short film (sorry about the wobbly soundtrack) dramatically shows the assembly of the Saturn V rocket that was launched for the Apollo 4 mission, and the mission itself.  Apollo 4, (also known as AS-501), was the first, unmanned test flight of the Saturn V launch vehicle, which was used by the U.S. Apollo program to send the first astronauts to the Moon. The space vehicle was assembled in the Vehicle Assembly Building, and was the first to be launched...
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Dating to the 1960s, this filmic record of the U.S. Navy's Point Mugu base, entitled WEAPONS THAT WORK, features Commander Glenn Ford as host. Pt. Mugu served in this era as one of the primary test ranges for guided missiles, sea launched weapons, and other important missiles and weapon systems of the Cold War.It is now part of Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC).  The film begins with images of the Sparrow III missile being used against a target drone, as well as many of the other missions of...
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This silent, raw footage shows the December 10th, 1954 human factors experiment involving Col. John Paul Stapp, who rode a rocket sled called the Sonic Wind at speeds up to 632 miles per hour at Holloman, New Mexico. This set a ground speed record and put Stapp into the books as "Fastest Man on Earth". The film starts with footage of Stapp being strapped into the sled and telemetry belts being affixed to his helmet and person. At 4:00, the Northrop Aircraft crew in the blockhouse...
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Made by famed filmmaker Jerry Fairbanks in 1952, this industrial film for the H.J. Heinz Company shows the story of national distribution using ketchup as an example. As the film reveals, H.J. Heinz's small home factory in Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania was able to grow into a coast-to-coast enterprise through innovation. The film contains images from 1950s American including a supermarket at the 2:20 mark, tomato farms, bottling plants (3:39), warehouses (4:50) in New York, Milwaukee, Chicago,...
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The Navy Log TV show presented some of the great stories in the history of the 20th Century U.S. Navy, including survival and war stories.  The series premiered on CBS on September 20, 1955, but moved to ABC in 1956, where it aired until September 25, 1958. The program aired for a total of three seasons and 104 episodes. Dating from season one in 1955, this Korean War episode of Navy Log is entitled "Of Caution and Courage." It stars Walter Sande as Robbie and Joseph Downing as...
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This is a training film for the US Army which will take a detailed look at the Quartermaster’s position and what his responsibilities are. These are military officers responsible for providing quarters, rations, clothing, and other supplies. The film opens with a shot of a Sergeant and his family in a US Army housing development stationed in Germany (:09). All personnel, including dependents, are the Quartermaster’s responsibility (:25) though most soldiers did not have their families with...
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This black & white educational film is about the exercises and activities the cadets at the West Point Military Academy in West Point, NY do. Copyright 1937.  Opening titles: Columbia Pictures presents Cadet Champions (:06). West Point Military Academy in West Point, NY (:27). Cadets march (:33). Lacrosse team marches (:58). Cadets perform calisthenics in the gymnasium (1:07). Cadets continue to exercise in the gymnasium (2:03). Cadets do exercises on gym horses (2:50). Parallel bars...
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Deals with the tradition, excellence, and flying and technical skills of the United States Air Force Thunderbirds. Tells requirements of a Thunderbird and gives a closeup look at their precision aerial formations. 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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Part 2 begins, no credits. Pilots are ready to go and then board their planes. F-105s are taxiing and in line, ready for takeoff. Pilots in the cockpits adjust their helmets (:09- 2:03). F-105s take off. Other soldiers watch. F-105 races down the airstrip and into the sky (2:04-3:45). F-105 ready for takeoff. F-105s in formation in the sky. Air crew sit on the ground below and wait. Pilots fly and radio one another. Base monitors what's going on. Their target can be seen through the clouds...
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These 1940s home movies were shot during a 4-H Convention held at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Starting around the 3:30 minute mark is rare footage of the set of the movie Arizona, and what later became known as Old Tucson Studios. At this time the only attraction there was what you see…adobe huts, old wagons, and the old "mission." We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something...
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Cinegraph short of trip to Hawaii in the 1920s. 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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When President John F. Kennedy visited the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise (CVN-65) on April 14, 1962,, he used the occasion to promote a strengthened U.S. Navy, one whose indomitable force would help preserve the peace. He then watched naval wargames that included some of the most cutting-edge weaponry of the day, including missiles, rockets, and supersonic aircraft. Sadly, Kennedy would be assassinated just a short time after this film record of the exercise was released, and it was...
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Made by the Yosemite Park and Curry Company to promote tourism at Yosemite, this silent film dates to the late 1920s and features the "new Hotel Ahwanee". (The Ahwanee (now the Majestic) opened in 1927.) The movie features various views of the park starting with Arch Rock Ranger Station at :30, and shows Cascade Falls ( 1:29 ), El Capitan ( 2:30 ), the mirror pools ( 3:40 ), elk in the park ( 6:00 ), Camp Curry ( 7:00 -- now known as Half Dome Village) including the swimming pool (...
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This black & white educational film is about the Allied attacks against Nazi Germany during World War II. Copyright is 1945 but the film shows events circa 1943/1944. Opening titles: Target Germany! (:06-:12). U.S. Army Air Force planes in the skies over Germany. Bombs are loaded planes. Rows of bombs being worked on by men. American flag is raised on a flag pole. Inside a factory where B-17 Flying Fortresses are being assembled (:13-1:54). Mechanics fix planes. Propellers are wheeled...
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This issue of the Armed Forces Information Film, War Film #9, contains several different segments including: "F.O.B. America" -- great profile of the DUKW amphibious truck. "Combat Concerto" -- shows a piano concert being performed for Russian combat pilots. The staging of it is a bit ridiculous but a lot of fun nevertheless! "In the Bismark Sea" presents a reunion of servicemen who served in the Battle of the Bismark Sea in New York City. The events of an air...
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Made at the time that the 747 jumbo jet was going into service, this Boeing training film was created to show personnel some of the techniques that can be used to clean aircraft surfaces including carpets, bulkheads, and other areas. The use of space-age materials in the aircraft including carpets that were designed to allow easy removal of soiling, makes it much easier than you might think... We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our...
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This rare WWII British film shows the operation of a Sea Fort, a fortified tower equipped with anti-aircraft guns and heavy artillery.  The fort in question appears to be Horse Sand Fort, one of the larger Royal Commission sea forts in the Solent off Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. It is 73 metres (240 ft) across, built between 1865 and 1880, with two floors and a basement and armour-plated all round. The original armament was to have been 45 10-inch and 44 12.5-inch rifled muzzle-loading...
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Made in the immediate post-WWII era by famed filmmaker Julien Bryan, POLAND THE COUNTRY AND ITS PEOPLE shows the nation of Poland as it emerged from the war, with the nation digging itself out of the ruins of conflict and trying to re-establish itself.  The film can in some ways be seen as an appeal to the American people and the West for assistance in assuring that the nation would be permitted to be free, after six long years of terrible struggle.  Unfortunately the hopeful sentiments...
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This Yesterday’s Newsreel film (episode 120) 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 begins with French troops training near the Maginot Line in 1939. Footage shows troops going through bunkers and tunnels along the Maginot Line. Soldiers ride a subway system. Soldiers man the line’s Central Fire Control. Anti-tank steel spikes protrude from the ground...
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This Yesterday’s Newsreel film (episode 124) 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 opens with a short bio on King Gustav V of Sweden. Footage shows a young Gustav standing in a box, presumably overlooking the funeral procession of Oscar II in 1907. Viewers see Gustav making awards at the 1912 Olympics, visiting a cathedral with wife Queen Victoria in...
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Pan AM Hawaiian Paradise is a color promotional for Hawaii, made to promote a Gibson air conditioner salesman convention. The film was created in 1959 to promote a trip in 1960. Gibson is the creator of the Gibson Air Conditioner, now Gibson HVAC. The film was prepared for Gibson by Pan American World Airways, founded in 1927. The film tells what Gibson Dealers could experience if they sign up for the Hawaii trip.  The film opens with views of the Hawaiian shoreline (0:16-0:53), and surfers in...
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Dating to 1974 when the International Military Sport Council's parachute competition was held at Ft. Bragg, Kentucky, this U.S. Army shows contestants from 15 nations, including Vietnam. Members of the famed 82nd Airborne Division hosted the event. At 3:46 U.S. Army Huey helicopters are used to make jumps. At 6:51 individual awards are given to the top three participants. The team from the USA won the overall first place team trophy that year (7:50).  Parachuting, or skydiving, is the action...
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This b&w film "They Got the Job Done" was produced by the U.S. Navy  and is about naval leadership. It was made in 1954 probably for officers or officer candidates, and likely shown as part of basic education. Opening scene: Jump-cut of Sailors in marching formation. Men who work together can accomplish more when they focus their efforts together. 0:40 Captain looks through binoculars aboard a ship. 1:00 Article 1211, U.S. Naval Regulations: “All naval men are required to obey...
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This is a 1960s instructional film about clocks and time. Features lots of images of clocks and watches. 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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As his service in Vietnam was coming to an end, U.S. Army combat cameraman David Plenn put a group of 16mm films into a box and shipped them back to the United States. These films included both material he'd shot as a cinematographer for the Army, and materials shot by other staff members. The films remained in their box for three decades while Plenn pursued a successful career as a Hollywood cameraman. In the 2000s he donated the films to Periscope Film's archive in hopes of having them...
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This is part of a series of Combat camera dailies from Vietnam in 1967. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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This is part of a series of Combat camera dailies from Vietnam in 1967. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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Made during the Nixon Administration, this film shows the review of the U.S. Navy and the Atlantic Fleet by President Richard M. Nixon. The film begins with images of the President awarding the Congressional Medal of Honor in a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C. The date was May 17, 1969 and the event was Armed Forces Day. The recipients of the Medal of Honor were CWO Frederick E. Ferguson and Sp4c. Thomas J. Kinsman. Nixon states that, "This is Armed Forces Day, and all over...
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The Big Picture is an American documentary television program which aired from 1951 to 1964. It was produced by the United States Army Signal Corps (USASC) pictorial service. In the 1950’s, the series was shot on 35mm black-and-white film. In the 1960’s they switched to color film. The film The Big Picture Battle of North Africa R2 is part of that television series. This black and white film was aired in 1960 as TV-485. It explains military campaigns in North Africa during WWII. This part 2...
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This film depicts Galilee; a mountainous region in northern Israel known for the Sea of Galilee where tradition states Jesus walked on water here. It shows the area in the mid to late 1950’s pointing to specific religious landmarks and their significance. It was presented by Films of the Nations (:09) with Peter Allen as the narrator (:29). The film was produced by Maurice Broen (:34). It opens with a shot of Galilee (:55). The film addresses Galilee to be in Palestine as it had been...
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A survival film made during the Cold War, this film attempts to give practical advice to airmen who find themselves stranded in the "desert without sand" -- the arctic tundra. As the U.S. military began seeing the polar regions as a potential battleground with the Soviet Union, more and more flights were made into these regions, and the need for films like this one greatly increased. In this film the crew of a C-119 Flying Boxcar bails out and must survive in trying circumstances....
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In 1964 off the coast of Bermuda, SEALAB I was lowered to a depth 192 feet. This film documents that amazing event. The Sealab I experiment was to test the theories of saturated diving and the ability of humans to live and operate at extreme pressures. The test involved four divers: LCDR Robert Thompson, MC; Gunners Mate First Class Lester Anderson; Chief Quartermaster Robert A. Barth; and Chief Hospital Corpsman Sanders Manning. The top side commander was Captain George F. Bond, also called...
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A Canadian-born, Boston-raised paratroop sergeant in World War II, Harold Russell lost both hands in a demolition accident and later appeared in this Army Signal Corps documentary in which he acted out the various phases of the rehabilitation process of an amputee. Director William Wyler saw the film while preparing "The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)" and cast Russell as the film's disabled returning veteran. For his performance in The Best Years of Our Lives, Russell won both the...
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This film examines the duties of an FBI employee: record keeping, fingerprint operations, lab operations, and training for field agents. 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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Take-Offs and Landings Part 2: The Landing (TF 1-3319) is a 1944 War Department training film that reviews landing procedures using a Vultee BT-13 Valiant. The film covers such topics as traffic patterns, key landing factors such as wind and drift, cross-wind landings, power landings, and reviews common errors made during landing. The film opens with an aerial shot of an airfield (00:43). Trainees share their definition of “landing” with their training officer (01:28). The officer explains...
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This 16mm Kodachrome home movie footage shows an arts festival at Frank Lloyd Wright's Barnsdall House in Hollywood in the late 1950s or early 1960s. The Hollywood sign appears at the 00:03:31:04 mark. There is also footage of a visit to the Santa Barbara area starting at about 00:06:40:00, including the Mission, and an art show in Santa Barbara. Perhaps the most interesting material occurs around 00:11:37:00 , when the cameraman takes a ride down the Hollywood Freeway into and out of downtown...
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This color, amateur made, silent film shows what appears to be a performance -- put on for Western tourists -- that may shows some of the rituals affiliated with the Tamil Festival of Thaipusam. These include mortification of the flesh by piercing the skin, tongue or cheeks with skewers, or piercings tongues or cheeks, all the way through, with a small spear. It's not exactly clear where the film was shot or if it indeed shows Thaipusam rituals however, as the title of the film "Mystery of...
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Come inside the Marshall Space Flight Center and see the preparations that led to the launch of Saturn V. Contains footage of Wehrner Von Braun, captured German scientist who led the Apollo program. His crowning achievement was to lead the development of the Saturn V booster rocket that helped land the first men on the Moon in July 1969. The George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) is the U.S. government's civilian rocketry and spacecraft propulsion research center. The largest center of...
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This World War II era news film, official War Film 18, Film Communique 7th Issue, begins with a shot of smoke billowing from an industrial factory with the description, “Exclusive for the Men and Women of American Industry” (00:12). A Signal Corps production circa 1943 to 1944, this black and white reel is labeled an official film of the War Department in cooperation with combat film units of the United States Marines, Navy, and Air Forces. The Burma Outpost Combat Film Unit provided...
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This historic, silent footage from December 10, 1954 shows a medical exam on Col. John Paul Stapp, conducted after a ride on the Sonic Wind rocket sled test at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. The exam shows some of his injuries which included broken blood vessels in his eyes (also known as a red out ), and bruising and skin abrasions on his shoulder and torso. These tests were intended to examine the human body's ability to withstand rapid deceleration and G forces.  It was on December...
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" The Call of Blue Water CNO SITREP 12 " (meaning -- Chief of Naval Operations report on the current military situation), produced in 1977, explores the U.S. Navy’s surface forces, looking at both the vessels themselves and the lives of the crew. A 1700s sailing ship is at sea.  Modern crew seen in action (0:06-0:40).  Shots from various eras of recent naval history (0:41-1:03).  CNO Admiral James L. Holloway III addresses camera in an office (1:04-1:26).  Onboard a naval...
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This 1950 black and white demonstration film about the shooting skills of Earl Saul, an amateur sharpshooter, is a Ken Hutchinson Production. It opens with a shot of the Grand American Handicap Trapshooting Competition in Vandalia, Ohio (:23-:35). The camera scans the assortment of guns and targets on a table. Earl demonstrates his skill with the assistance of his daughter Betty Jane, who wears a 1940s short-sleeve sweater and striped shorts. He uses a trapshooting gun to hit small blocks of...
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This silent, color movie shows highlights of San Francisco and Yosemite National Park. It dates to the 1940s, probably WWII era, and was probably made commercially and sold to tourists in the Bay Area. There are no credits, so it is unclear who made it or precisely when. Opening titles: FRISCO (:08). Panoramic shots of San Francisco, CA (:12). Ship in the bay, Alcatraz Island (:48). Sign reads: Fishermen’s Wharf (:53). People on the wharf (:56). A fishing boat in the wharf, Tarantino's...
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Created by the Belgian priest Father Charles Meeus, this silent film about China dates to just before the WWII era. It was likely a film that Meeus would show to an audience with an accompanying dialogue -- so while it is silent here, it would have had narration when shown. The subject matter is simple enough: a look at some of the beautiful things in China including scenery, the arts, and culture. At :43 a Chinese boy Chip-Gao is introduced with a rabbit. At 1:55 a small boat rises in a calm...
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Advantages of AC Welding, presented by Westinghouse and produced by B.K. Blake Productions, is a short film from 1951 promoting the advantages of AC output welding. The film opens with a shot of welding equipment ( 00:22 ) and men welding ( 01:14 ) as the narrator reviews the ability to weld all kinds of steel with AC welding. AC welding allows for high quality work whether it is vertical welding ( 01:45 ), overhead welding, horizontal welding, or flat welding. AC welding accommodates light and...
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This 1950 color U.K. documentary “Red Ruin” about rust-preventing fluid is sponsored by Shell, a Film Producers Guild Production, directed by Nigel Byass, and photographed in Kodachrome. ts Britain’s weather is stormy to clear (:35-1:12). A tractor drives down the middle of a town road (1:13-1:25). A tractor with a binder harvests wheat (2:01-2:24). A Caterpillar D2 tractor pulls a plow. Other mechanized attachments work the field (2:25-2:57). Farm equipment is backed into a barn. Rusty...
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Released in 1943 by Castle Films, one of the premiere makers of commercial "home movie" type 16mm films and newsreels, this exciting film opens with footage from the Battle of the Atlantic. At 1:30 , the fatal end of the French Navy is seen, as the armada is scuttled at Toulon. At 2:00 , the liner Normandie is shown burning at its moorings, and the hull being raised. At 2:26 , forces under MacArthur are shown pressing the offensive in the Solomon Islands, and Mac is seen at 2:50 . At...
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Rain on the Plains, released in 1938 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is a short film that promotes the importance of soil conservation through rain conservation to avoid the effects caused by erosion, such as dust storms. The film opens with a shot of a cattle herd grazing out on the plains. A man operates a horse-drawn plow (01:07); after farming and grazing the land without proper rain conservation, the plains are dry and dusty. The film shows footage from the 12 May 1934 dust bowl: a...
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#50434 Your Career As An Aeronautical Engineer Your Career As An Aeronautical Engineer is a short educational film on what the career path of an aspiring aeronautical engineer looks like. The film covers such topics as meeting with a high school counselor to take key courses, what the course of study in a university’s college of engineering looks like, the different degrees one can pursue for a job in the field of aviation, and what a professional aeronautical engineer can do with their...
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This 1940s color film by National Geographic about Columbia was used by the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs to teach people about other cultures in the Western Hemisphere. It was also part of the WWII propaganda effort, designed to draw the nations of the Americas closer together against the threat of the Axis. It was contributed to by the National Geographic Society. The film opens at the port in Barranquilla, with multiple sizes of vessels. Bags of coffee beans wait on the...
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Dating to 1945, CONQUEST OF THE NIGHT shows the uses of one of the Allies' great weapons developments -- radar.  Here the technology is used at sea to locate and destroy a Japanese ship.  The combat information center aboard the American ship relays facts derived by radar on the range, speed, direction, etc., of the target, in total darkness. The U.S. ship fires its torpedoes. As the torpedoes hit, the ship fires a salvo. Radar shows the salvo to be too long; the range is corrected and the...
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This is a series of 1970’s era, color movies made for sales personnel about the Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Camaro, Corvette and various Chevy utilities such as the Suburban, Kingswood Station Wagon, and more. It is intended as information for Chevrolet personnel and salesmen. Authenticated by Nationwide Consumer Testing Institute, Inc. The film opens with women in a shop. The Monte Carlo pulls up in front of the shop, :46. The interior is shown, 1:15. The Monte Carlo drives down the road, 1:40....
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This silent short newsreel shows U.S. Navy Martin T3M or T4M biplanes sinking a decommissioned battleship with torpedoes. The event was part of war maneuvers conducted in the 1930s. At 1:18 the torpedo is seen streaking in the water towards its target, which is seen sinking at 1:29. It's unclear precisely which ship is shown sinking here, or whether in fact the torpedoes are responsible for the sinking. Most likely the footage dates from 5 September, 1924 when USS Virginia and USS New Jersey...
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This film (which actually starts around 1:24, after a U.S. Marine Corps promo) is a collection of five episodes of Jim Hawthorne’s Funny World, a short comedy series from 1960. The first episode starts with footage of a locomotive crashing head-on into another locomotive (1:41). A dentist taps on the teeth of a male lion in a zoo as the lion is restrained by ropes and a piece of wood is used to hold its mouth open. Chickens roost at a “chicken hotel.” Japanese women disembark from a...
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Created in 1964, this historic NASA film which aired as an hour-long TV special, discusses the "headline of tomorrow" -- American astronauts landing on the Moon. It then discusses what is being done to make that happen. Animations show how the Apollo mission may work, and designs of the various components including the lunar module and command module, are shown. The various divisions of NASA are also shown, and the wide myriad of research being conducted at the agency to advance the...
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This 1953 silent home movie begins with images of the Chinese Theater in downtown Hollywood, California. "The Robe" is playing as seen on the marquee at :22. The film also shows a visit to what appears to be Chinatown at 1:18 , and shots from a parade at 1:45 . The location of this portion is unknown but might be Wickenberg, Arizona. At 2:20 the sign for Santa Claus, Arizona is seen. At 3:20 , a visit is paid to an Indian ruin possibly Monteczuma's Castle. At 4:00 , a native American...
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This 1968 black and white documentary about the Plymouth State Home and Training School in Northville, Michigan, whose methods help mentally retarded children lead richer lives. Produced by Dan Weisburd, the U.S. Rehabilitation Services Administration, narrated by Lorne Greene, and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short. In some windows of a large brick building stand mentally retarded individuals. The children shown throughout the film are intellectually disabled (the film...
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This 1951 black and white film was created to show dealers and salesmen how to demonstrate and sell the new Mullins dishwasher. It was sponsored by Youngstown Kitchens and produced by Jam Handy. Actors Constance Ford and Donald Curtis play the main two characters. The scene opens with an executive signing papers at his desk and pacing holding a file. His trademark statue of a woman holding a bow and arrow talks to him and magically turns into a real woman (:37- 5:00 ). Her first trip is on...
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This film, NASA Project Mercury Recovery Procedures, was put out by the National Aeronautics & Space Administration or NASA. The Project Mercury, initiated in 1958, was the United States first manned space project. This is an instruction film for the recovery of the astronaut after the flight and the capsule. A picture of the space capsule shown ( 0:12 - 0:21 ). Close up of Astronaut in silver Mercury spacesuit ( 0:22 - 0:32 ). You can see rockets on the launch pad ( 0:38 - 0:45 )....
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Filing Procedures In Business (Second Edition) is a short film produced by Coronet Instructional Films in 1965, with assistance from David G. Goodman, Chairman of Wisconsin State University’s Department of Business Education, that covers the basics of filing procedures in business. Whether using a state-of-the-art electronic data processing system ( 00:35 ) or a traditional record keeping system, the procedures for filing records are the same. The three main elements of record keeping are...
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This film from 1969 is on the Apollo IX Mission and is presented by the Office of Manned Spaceflight (:14). This was the final mission before the manned lunar landing mission and was to test the final components for that mission. It opens with shots of the moon’s surface retrieved from the Apollo VIII mission with Borman, Lovell and Anders (:49). The Lunar Module, whose testing was the prime objective, is shown at (1:25). The Apollo-Saturn V is seen after being mated with all modules and...
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Dating to 1953, "Our Country's Flag" provides a patriotic look at the history of America's national symbol. It starts with images of flags at the United Nations,  and then shows various versions of Old Glory dating back to the Revolutionary War.   The film was based on a book and directed by famed artist Wango Weng,  We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment!  See something interesting?  Tell...
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1960’s NET EDUCATIONAL FILM “VERDUN” This film is about the Battle of Verdun fought from February to December of 1916. It was the longest battle of WW1. German’s attacked Verdun in hopes that the French would drain their men and resources to recapture it. It is presented by National Education Television and this is one of eight films which were to present some of the forces that have influenced the development of western civilization (:58). The film opens with pedestrians looking down...
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Dating to the 1940s, this silent film (with French titles) shows a pioneering surgery for hypertension developed by Dr. Reginald H. Smithwick. The Lumbodorsal sympathectomy was viewed as the only effective treatment for intractable essential hypertension at that time. Smithwick worked at the Massachusetts General Hospital before being recruited by Boston University to serve as Chairman of Surgery at the Boston University School of Medicine and Surgeon-in-Chief at what was then the Massachusetts...
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This film, created during WW2 shows how three inventions have made major contributions to the U.S.A.’s war effort. It shows the use of celluloid which lead to the booming plastic’s industry, Edouard Benedictus’ innovation of using a thin layer of collodion on glass to prevent shattering and the silk of spiders which is the best material used for the cross hairs in periscope sights and bomb sights. The film is a part of a series hosted by John Nesbitt that were produced from 1938 to 1949...
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