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This black & white home movie film shows a fishing excursion in Minnesota. This is circa the 1930s and apparently takes place near Lake Superior in the vicinity of West Cook and Oriniack Lake. Opening: Two men in a canoe row the boat (:21). Sign for Sioux River Route, "Portage to Little Trout" (:44). Two men walk up a trail with backpacks (:52). A man gets under the canoe and hoists it up (1:12). A man relaxes near the water (1:26). People sit, relax, and look at the camera...
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Handing It Back is 1942 U.S. Navy training film, produced by Jam Handy Organization, which provides an overview of what pilots do in the Pacific theatre and why pilots and gunners are needed. The film’s battle scenes are from actual combat in the “Pacific Area.” The film begins with naval ships firing artillery ( 00:32 ) before cutting to pilots on deck just before U.S. planes engage in a bombing run ( 01:20 ). The film’s narrator says that the U.S. needs more men and guns, and the film...
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Made in the 1950s, “This is Lakehurst” explains the history of this famous air station. Lakehurst is the US Naval Air Force's station in Ocean County, New Jersey (:45). Commissioned in 1921, it is best known for being the base for airship training, development and operation (:54). It rests 75 miles south of New York and 50 miles east of Philadelphia ( 1:04 ). A facet of it's many varied missions is the Naval Air Technical Training Unit ( 1:13 ). In the phase nicknamed “flying the...
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This 1953 issue of the Army / Navy Screen magazine presents a modified Radioplane target drone that carries a photographic camera, that can make aerial photo reconnaissance simpler. The test flight occurs at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. It also shows the submarine USS Albacore and the brand new B-52 bomber, the airplane that has become the longest-serving strategic bomber of all time. The film also has reminders for the military personnel to vote. (Note: the "the end" of this film was cut...
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Produced in 1945, "The 6th Marine Division on Okinawa" is documentary film about the Battle of Okinawa, codenamed Operation Iceberg. The film was released shortly after the event as part of the WWII war bond effort. During the campaign for Okinawa (Operation Iceberg) the Sixth Marine Division was assigned to the III Amphibious Corps. This Academy Award nominated documentary film tells the story of the 82 days fighting on the Island of Okinawa. It was shot in Kodachrome color. The...
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Produced in the 1950s, this U.S. Marine Corps film shows Grumman F9F Panthers and A-1 Skyraiders providing close air support for troops in the field.  Close air support tactical organization is described and the role of the the forward air controller shown.  The film likely dates to the Korean War.  In military tactics, close air support (CAS) is defined as air action by fixed or rotary-winged aircraft against hostile targets, that are close to friendly ground or naval forces, and which...
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This fantastic U.S. Army Air Forces newsreel consists of several segments, detailing the work of the Air Force in Europe in the fall of 1943.  First, the B-17 Berlin Sleeper is seen making an air raid over Berlin.  Next, operations in the mud of North Africa are seen, with B-25s sitting in heavy mud, with C-47s and the bombers eventually moved to Italy.  Next, P-47s are seen escorting a bombing mission over Nazi-held Europe.  The P-47s are ground prepped and their guns fired and gas tanks...
Topics: Stock Footage, Periscope Film, Ploesti, Italy, Coletta, Republic P-47 Thunderbird, United States...
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During WWII, "The Lambeth Walk" was a very popular song.   Originally part of the 1937 musical Me and My Girl (where the song takes its name from a local street Lambeth Walk in London) the music was repurposed as the soundtrack to this anti-Nazi propaganda film "Schichlegruber Doing the Lambeth Walk".   Made by the British Ministry of Information's Charles A. Ridley and released in the USA by Leslie Winik (who made a popular series of films called "Sportsbeams")...
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The 50th anniversary of Pan American Airlines (Pan Am) and a record-setting flight are celebrated in this 1977 film. The film opens with a narration of man’s desire to explore the globe — first by sea and later by air — most notably Wiley Post (mark  00:45 ) who was the first pilot to fly solo around the world in his Lockheed Vega aircraft, the Winnie Mae, in 1933. In 1947 the first around-the world passenger service was inaugurated in a Lockheed Constellation made for Pan Am. At mark ...
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This unique film was shot by American filmmaker Isaac Upham, assisted by Chinese filmmaker Moon Kwan. Upham visited China and lived there from 1922 to 1927, during which time he attempted to  make a long feature travelogue entitled "Pieces of China". Apparently Upham did many private screenings in Hollywood but could not get distribution for the film.  The original, full-length version is now considered lost.  This short, which was released by the Kodak Film Library, is quite...
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This silent newsreel was released by Kodak as part of their Kodascope Library in 1927. The contents were shot by veteran journalist Lowell Thomas, who reported from Egypt during WWI and helped Lawrence of Arabia come to international acclaim.   At :17, Port Sudan (on the Red Sea) is shown where supplies for Lawrence are being loaded. At :40 are shots aboard a transport ship bound for the front, where bearers bathe and eat. At 1:20 the ship is unloaded at the Arabian coast. At 1:52 , a...
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This interesting short, silent home movie shows two PT-17 trainer aircraft that was wrecked during a training flight. Looks like the pilot just could not clear the pass he was flying through, or possibly there was zero visibility due to ground fog or weather. At the 1:58 point you will see one of the aircraft's markings and it clearly says "Thunderbird Field U.S. Army PT-17 Air Corps Serial No. 41-1938". One aircraft has the number 108 on the tail portion of the fuselage. As best we...
Topics: PT-17, AZ, Arizona, US Army, Training Film, 1942, Stock Footage
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This is a silent film.   Created by the Ballistics Research Laboratory at Aberdeen, Maryland this movie shows tests of 4000 lb "blockbuster" munitions, most likely the Mark V and Mark VI.   Blockbuster or "cookie" was the name given to several of the largest conventional bombs used in World War II by the Royal Air Force (RAF). The term blockbuster was originally a name coined by the press and referred to a bomb which had enough explosive power to destroy an entire city...
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This black and white film TROOPSHIP dates to WWII and is presented by the British Ministry of Information. At least some of it was filmed by the Army Film Unit before January 17, 1943, as the SS Vestfold, which was destroyed by a German submarine on that date, is shown leaving the arrival port at 6:43 in the film. The theme song “Hold Your Hats On (Toodle-Oodle-OO)” was copyrighted December 31, 1942 by Sonny Miller. TROOPSHIP shows a converted ocean liner drafted into Royal Navy service...
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This Russian language training film was produced in 1963 by International Film Bureau, Inc.,   and the East European Language program of Syracuse University. Narration by Olga Snegireff Federoff. Depicted are the produce markets of an average European Soviet city, a central Asian produce market, shots of the normal traffic in Samarkand (the capital of the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic at the time), a prolonged explanation of the daily life in the Soviet countryside, ending with several shots...
Topics: Moscow, Baykal, Region, Soviet Union, 1963, Russian Language, Stock Footage
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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...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Sea, Clipper, South America, Cape Of Good hope, Schooner, Cape Horn,...
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Shows people's efforts to transmit messages through devices that have been invented to improve communication. Demonstrates the effects of telecommunications on the social, cultural, and economic life of modern society. Uses animation and live action to trace the history of communication from the 17th century to the present, and explains how each of the highlighted devices functions. Experiments with the battery, ground connections, electromagnet, and cable are illustrated. Discusses the...
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Want to support this channel and help us preserve old films? Visit https://www.patreon.com/PeriscopeFilm Visit our website www.PeriscopeFilm.com This color film, a travelogue from 1966, was commissioned by the Piper Aircraft Corporation to highlight their Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche aircraft, which had debuted in 1962. The film follows the Blue brothers, Linden and Neal, as they retrace an identical flight they made through South America ten years prior (that got them on the cover of LIFE...
Topics: Flight, Bluebird II, 1966, South America, Piper Comanche Aircraft, Stock Footage
This Yesterday’s Newsreel film (episode 61) 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 newsreel begins with footage of the destruction caused by an earthquake in the Balkans on 8 March 1931 (00:45). Buildings and homes in towns like Valandovo and Gorovo are reduced to rubble. Homeless families wait in makeshift camps; children sit around a fire and eat. In Belgrade...
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This color educational/training film is about how to make buoyant ascent in water. This is used to train submariners in making ascents from the 18-, 50-, and 100- foot levels. It was made in 1958 by the U.S. Navy. Credits: Non Classified, the United States Navy presents Buoyant Ascent Buships 1-57, produced by US Naval Submarine base in Pearl Harbor (:07-:40). A buoyant ascent to escape a submarine. The explanation and the how to do such an ascent is explained and shown (:41-1:47). The British...
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This black & white promotional/educational film is about making shells in populated areas of the USA. The date of the production is 1939 based on the title credits. Credits: Produced by The Signal Corps in collaboration with the Chief of Ordnance 1939 - Manufacturing Shell For 3 inch Anti-Aircraft Guns (:07-:27). This film will show how make the shell our narrator tells us at the Frankford Arsenal factory in Philadelphia, PA. Exterior shots of the factory are shown. This was made to show...
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The first color promotional/training film is about the new Sinclair car products. This is circa the early 1960s. The second, which begins immediately following is a training film for how to run a better Sinclair service station and was made in 1966. A whistling gas station employee puts up a sign that reads Oil Change which is changed by a another man, the host, to read the opening title: THE BIG OIL CHANGE (:06-1:21). Sinclair has their new products introduced by the host: Dino Econoil, Dino...
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Made in 1941 and sold to the home market in Germany on 16mm film, this silent newsreel — one of a series extracted from newsreels shown in theaters -- is entitled "Europe's fight against Bolshevism Part II: A continent marching." The film shows the German drive on Minsk in the Soviet Union, a high point in the war on the Eastern Front for the German Army and a moment when the Soviets appeared on the brink of collapse. The film begins with images from previous German victories in...
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Made by the Clark Equipment Co. to promote its line of mining construction equipment, this 1960s film shows a specialized Michigan Dozer in operation at an open pit mine and discusses its operation. The tired Michigan is shown working with swing shovels, cleaning up ore piles and loading trucks. Tips are given about how to operate the machine properly.  Michigan wheel dozers were well accepted by the earthmoving industry and found use in all manner of operations. Initially based on the chassis...
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The Great Love Affair is a 1966 film that features CBS News correspondent Harry Reasoner and documents the impact the automobile has had on American life. The film looks at the impact cars have made on families, the U.S. economy (including the process of purchasing a car), marketing and media, and entertainment during the mid-1960s. The film begins with new cars being transported on railroad transport carriers. An aerial view shows the Santa Monica Freeway packed with cars (01:14). A reporter...
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One of Southern California's first motorcycle clubs, The Psychos (also known as Los Psychos) formed in San Bernardino after WWII and quickly developed a reputation for toughness. While The Psychos became known for some of their community activities -- including supporting military veterans and participating in events to promote the preservation of Route 66 -- an offshoot of the club known as Vatos MC has a more notorious history. Shot in the 1970s by a proud member of the club, this silent home...
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This is a restricted, 1943, black and white Official Training Film presented by the United States War Department, training film TF- 9.2041. It was one of a series made by the Army Service Forces, Signal Corps, to educate ground crew about the 37mm automatic cannon then in use aboard the Bell P-39 Airacobra and the derivative P-63 Kingcobra.  The 37 mm Automatic Gun, M4, known as the T9 during development, was a 37 mm (1.46 in) recoil-operated autocannon designed by Browning Arms Company. The...
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This silent news footage shows some of the protests against the Vietnam War in the late 1960s.  The film contains a montage of various universities where protests have been going including the University of California, Berkeley at :52 and University of Wisconsin at 2:23. At 4:06 San Francisco Police Dept. officers arrest hippie protestors. At 5:30 footage from U.C. Berkeley shot on May 21, 1969 includes a newspaper headline from the Daily Californian that reads "Helicopters Gas UC...
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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
Created by NASA and Warner Brothers Records as a station sign-off in the mid-1970s, this short film features footage from the Apollo Program lunar missions. The sign-off is set to "Lonely People" by the popular folk rock group "America".
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This silent film made by Western Electric Co. details the manufacture of vacuum tubes for electronics. It likely dates to the early 1930s. The film starts with images of stems being made (1:00)  with women feeding leads into die block at (2:00). At 2:20 finished stems are placed in an annealer from the die block. At 2:57 the Assembly Department is shown with staff, most of them women, working on the tubes by hand. At 3:58 spot welding of tubes is shown, with a woman dexterously moving a stem...
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Sieg im Westen (Victory in the West) is a 1941 German propaganda film the shows Hitler's greatest military victory -- the Blitzkrieg conquest of Holland, Belgium and France in the spring of 1940.It was produced by the Oberkommando des Heeres, the German Army High Command, rather than the Propaganda Ministry of Joseph Goebbels. Goebbels indeed sabotaged its release in minor ways, delaying its premiere and telling propagandists not to promote it. The prologue consists of the Nazi version of...
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This silent film "Ascending to Heaven on the Great Mt. Lowe Incline" dates to the year 1907. The film shows a view at :24 of the Pacific Electric Railway car #1 making its way down into Rubio Canyon. At :33 is a shot of the ascending view from car #2. At :53 the termination point, Echo Mountain House, is shown as well as the cable driving the funicular. At 1:10 are views inside a trolley car as it makes its way towards the Alpine Tavern. At 1:19 is a sign for Willard's Canyon. At 1:28...
Topics: Mount Lowe, Pasadena, California, Silent Film, 1907, Stock Footage
Though fragmentary and water damaged, this 1930s Caribbean travelogue has some interesting content. The film begins with footage of St. Vincent before showing St. George in Grenada at the 1:00 mark. At 1:44 the polishing of cocoa beans for chocolate is shown. At 2:06, the city of Fort-de-France in Martinique including the Hall of Justice (2:40). At 2:48 is Mount St. Benedict in Trinidad. At 3:48 is Tobago and Charlotteville. At 4:38 is Morro Castle in Puerto Rico and views of San Juan. At 5:26...
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Created by Douglas Aircraft, A REPORT ON ANTARCTICA was presented (with accompanying sound, not available here) to show aircraft used in support of the 18th Air Force in 1957-58. Specifically it presents footage of the Air Force Task Unit of the 63rd Troop Carrier Wing’s mission in support of the International Geophysical Year (1 July 1957-31 December 1958). This mission (most likely occurring in 1957), which is part of Operation Deep Freeze, features Douglas C-124 Globemaster IIs being used...
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This black & white TV show is an episode of "Flight", a 1950s anthology series that was based on real incidents in aviation history. It is titled "Three Men" and was first broadcast in 1959.  The show presents a dramatic story about an air raid on the Focke-Wulf plant at Anklam, Germany by American B-17s from the Eighth Air Force. A parallel story is told about Lt. Kirk Muller, a German fighter pilot tasked with stopping the Allied raid. Produced by California...
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This black and white educational film is about machine shop work and scraping and adjusting bearings. Copyright 1942.  Opening titles: Planned and distributed by the Federal Security Agency. Machine Shop Work - Bench Work, Fitting and Scraping Small Bearings (:08-:55). Machines have rotating parts which are supported by bearings. Different bearing sizes are shown. Bearings on a normal automobile engine. Cap of each bearing is removed. Body of the supporting bearings (:56-1:57). Bearings must...
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This black and white travelogue film about Egypt was produced by Castle Films in 1951 as part of its “The World Parade” documentary series. It opens with a plane circling the Giza pyramids, interspersed with Arab camel drivers (:25- 1:03 ). Cairo is shown from the air, followed by trains at the station. The streets are full of camel trains, shown crossing a bridge ( 1:04 - 1:32 ). A traffic officer directs cars, buses, motorbikes, and donkey carts ( 1:33 - 1:50 ). The Shepheard’s Hotel...
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Dating to the 1950s, Pan American World Airways’ travel film Wings To Germany highlights the urban and rural attractions of the country. The film begins with Pan Am’s Clipper flight 100 on route to Frankfurt, Germany. Frankfurt is a bustling city, featuring Eschenheimer Turm ( 01:49 ) and other old buildings with busy streets and cafés. West Berlin ( 02:33 ) is similarly a bustling urban center with a number of sidewalk cafés. The Airlift Memorial in the city’s center is a popular...
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Created by Paul Salvino, a veteran Alaska truck driver who had a passion for big game hunting, this silent film (which would have originally been presented with Salvino's narration) documents a trip to India to hunt Bengal tigers and other big cats. At this time the killing of these animals was officially sanctioned by the state and viewed as a form of tourism. The film starts in Hong Kong ( 1:26 ) as Salvino and his party made their way towards India. At 2:28 a local farmer's market is shown....
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This historic film dates to September 1955, and shows the launch of the 41' foot long civilian submarine "Cetacean". The craft was launched in Long Beach, California. The midget submarine was designed by Edmund Martine, who previously designed a series of diving bells for his San Diego business Martine Diving Belles,. Cetacean was intended for undersea exploration and photography. The boat had a three-man crew which included Ed Zender, but we've been unable to learn much about its...
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This color home movie from 1939-1940 shows scenes from the 1939 New York World’s Fair. (Note: The film was transferred flipped (mirror image) so some words shown on screen are backwards.) Opening: the film begins with a flight on an American Airlines DC-3 to New York. two men in suits stand near one another, a woman walks near (:00). An American Airlines DC-3 lands at an airport and then taxis in with its propellers (:11). A security guard brings over a ramp for the boarding passengers (:32)....
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This never-seen-before silent, color 8mm home movie film was shot of the launch of the doomed S.S.EDMUND FITZGERALD on June 7, 1958. The film shows the crowds of spectators at Great Lakes Engineering Works. More than 15,000 people attended Fitzgerald's christening and launch ceremony on June 7, 1958. But the event was plagued by misfortunes: When Elizabeth Fitzgerald, wife of Edmund Fitzgerald, tried to christen the ship by smashing a champagne bottle over the bow, it took her three attempts to...
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Dating to 1945, CONQUEST OF THE NIGHT shows the uses of one of the Allies' great weapons developments -- radar.   Here the technology is used at sea to locate and destroy a Japanese ship.   The combat information center aboard the American ship relays facts derived by radar on the range, speed, direction, etc., of the target, in total darkness. The U.S. ship fires its torpedoes. As the torpedoes hit, the ship fires a salvo. Radar shows the salvo to be too long; the range is corrected and the...
Topics: US Navy, WWII, Radar, World War II, 1945, Stock Footage
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Made in 1945 or 46, this extraordinary 16mm silent home movie shows a visit to the war-torn Philippines by a U.S. military officer. The film begins with a flight aboard a propeller driven aircraft from an unknown base to Manila. At 1:35 the aircraft lands at an unknown airport before the journey continues by plane and then by boat. By 2:51 the flag of the Philippines is seen, and it appears this part of the film was shot from a boat. At 3:00 a large Spanish-style structure is seen, which at...
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This official NASA film takes the viewer inside the December 1968 launch of Apollo 8. Apollo 8 became the first manned spacecraft to leave Earth orbit, reach Earth’s moon, orbit it and return safely to Earth. The three-astronaut crew — Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot James Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders — became the first humans to travel beyond low Earth orbit, the first to see Earth as a whole planet, the first to directly see the far side of the Moon, and...
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This black & white promotional/educational film is about Jimmie Lynch and his Death Dodgers and how they use Dodge Cars - the safest cars on the road. This was made in 1948.   Opening titles: SO YOU WANT THRILLS! featuring Jimmie Lynch and his Death Dodgers. Presented by Dodge (:08-:46). Amusement Park rides. People roam a carnival, walk by the Merry-Go-Round. People go over towards the Death Dodgers. Henry wants to be a Death Dodger, he fights with his girlfriend about joining Jimmie...
Topics: Thrills, Jimmie Lynch, Death Dodgers, Car Stunt, Dodge Cars, Stock Footage
The first shot of this United States Navy recruiting film circa the late 1950s to early 1960s is a plane taking off from a navy ship runway. Two seat F-111 Aardvarks, T-34 Mentors, A5 Vigilantes, and F-4 Phantoms are among the naval aircraft shown in the film. The Naval Aviation Officer who sits in the "second seat" runs all the complicated systems that the pilot cannot handle alone, including serving as navigator and bombardier (01:35-2:05). A shot of the U.S. Naval Flight School in...
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The ‘NASA Manned Space Flight Quarterly Report 14’ focuses on the period of July, August and September 1966 (:40). This was a time when Apollo Saturn hardware was undergoing qualification tests and the Gemini space program was wrapping up. Beginning with the Gemini X mission, astronauts John Young and Michael Collins are filmed as they entered the space craft (1:14). In space they are seen rendezvousing with the Agena target vehicle (1:31), station keeping (1:49), docking with the Agena...
Topics: NASA, Manned Space, Flight Quarterly, ERport 14, Stock Footage
Made through the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, MILITARY COURTESY AND CUSTOMS OF THE SERVICE is a classic U.S. Army training film about discipline, organization, rank and respect in the military. Includes lessons in rank recognition, how to salute, and much more! Military courtesy, like civil courtesy means the marks of respect shown to each other by men who live and work together. Without this mutual regard, their task would be disrupted and disorganized if not impossible. Take a...
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Created by the North American Association of Hunter Safety Coordinators, "Shoot Don't Shoot" is exactly what it sounds like -- a safety film that presents various scenarios for hunters. The film was made by Murray Woroner, who made many wonderful training films for police officers and the sporting community.   We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment!   See something interesting?   Tell people what...
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Distributed by Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corporation, this 1972 film opens with footage of aspects of the Venezuelan oil industry including oil rigs, various parts of the South American landscape, and natural wildlife including snakes and native flowers. At 01:05, a map of the country is shown, followed by some narrated history of Venezuela's colonial roots and crop-growing origins. Merida, Barquisimeto, Valencia, and Caracas are major Venezuelan cities shown on the map, followed by a...
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Featuring actress Barbara Britton and actor James Craig, and directed by veteran filmmaker Lewis Allen, this WWII U.S. Navy propaganda film "Freedom Comes High" is one of the most melodramatic shorts to emerge from the war.  The plot revolves around Mrs. Blanding, a young bride and mother whose older husband has become a Naval officer and gone to sea.  Of course he is in harm's way, and the results are catastrophic.  Just before going into action, Steve writes a letter mentioning...
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This 20-minute film shows the highlights of Pan Am Airlines' "Pan Am Makes the Going Great" global ad campaign in 1969. Featuring animation by Henry 'Hank' Syverson, a cartoonist and illustrator, who contributed cartoons regularly to The Saturday Evening Post" and many other magazines in this era. At the time these ads were made the Pan Am account was managed by J. Walter Thompson, and global in reach. This reel contains TV, radio, and print advertising samples. Pan American...
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Featuring journalist Bob Considine, "The New Story of Milk" tells the story of "modern" milk production. The film focuses on the “latest techniques” in use on the dairy farm, at the milk processing plant, and in the distribution network. A successful public service film, it was screened at the Brussels World’s Fair in 1958.  The film begins with pastoral images of a farm in the era before mechanization, with a cow milked by hand at  2:30 , strained, and then cooled....
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Shot during WWII, this silent film shows part of the Ingersoll Works in Chicago, Illinois. During this time period of critical war production, Ingersoll built shell casings and gas drop tanks for aircraft, and these are seen being manufactured. The war placed a premium on manpower, so a lot of Rosie the Riveter women worked in the plant in this era as seen at  7:24 ,  8:12 ,  10:13  and elsewhere. The end of the film at  10:56 shows the steps in taking an ingot of metal and making a...
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Based on the famed "Joe MaGee" series of instructional films made by General Electric, "Fundamentals of Manual Shielded Arc Welding Part 2" presents vertical and overhead techniques for arc welding. Joe Magee was an animated character created by General Electric in 1942 to present the subject of arc welding, and always seems to do the "wrong thing". The original series consisted of six, ten minute films; but in this re-release they are condensed and extended into...
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This 1974 color documentary about the WWI Jubilee at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is presented by Eastman Kodak Co. Real World War I planes are pulled out of a building at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome for a WWI weekend flying show and WWI radio-controlled aircraft jamboree in front of a large crowd. A radio-controlled model Fokker Triplane flies by the camera. A modeler carries his Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 (:25-1:39). Cole Palen, Rhinebeck’s owner, is interviewed. A Mid-Hudson Radio Control Society...
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Dates to 1937 ( Ross left his coaching job in 1945) when the team lost in the semi-finals against the Maple Leafs. More on this: Arthur Howey "Art" Ross (January 13, 1885[3] – August 5, 1964) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player and executive from 1905 until 1954. Regarded as one of the best defenders of his era by his peers, he was one of the first to skate with the puck up the ice rather than pass it to a forward. He was on Stanley Cup championship teams twice in a...
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Made in the 1940s, this profile of the famed Fuller Brush Company and its products and manufacturing techniques, gives some insight into one of America's most famous brands of the 20th Century. The film stars Alfred C. Fuller, who began what was to become Fuller Brush Company in a basement shop in Somerville, Massachusetts; In 1906 he moved to Hartford, Connecticut (the factory is seen at  3:00 ) and founded the company. The company began with door-to-door sales of brushes of various sorts,...
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This promotional, color film called North American Van Lines the Great Land Alaska, was probably produced around 1955 as a promotional for its business. North American Van Lines was founded in 1933 by a group of 12 agents and grew into one of the largest U.S. trucking companies. By 1952 it was attempting to expand its business to become international. Ariel of Alaskan mountains ( 0:07 - 0:17 ), Alaskan forests ( 0:22 ), Alaskan rivers ( 0:23 - 0:28 ), the Tundra ( 0:29 - 0:31 ). A Moose eating...
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This United States Information Agency film "Jacqueline Kennedy's Asian Journey" shows First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s visit to India and Pakistan in March of 1962.  It was shown in 106 nations. The film was narrated by actor Raymond Massey and directed by Kennedy White House cinematographer and Academy Award-winner Leo Seltzer. Titles: "Jacqueline Kennedy's Asian Journey" (:07-:24). India. Asians cross India's borders. Indian people look on and smile. People farm in...
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The Battle of San Pietro is a 1945 documentary film directed by John Huston about the Battle of San Pietro Infine during World War II. It was shot by Jules Buck. The film is unflinching in its realism and was held up from being shown to the public by the United States Army. Huston quickly became unpopular with the Army, not only for the film but also for his response to the accusation that the film was anti-war. Huston responded that if he ever made a pro-war film, he should be shot. Because it...
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Made in the early 1960s and featuring actor Jack Webb, who served with the U.S. Marine Corps, this film presents the Armed Forces Code of Conduct, explaining each article and what each means to those in the Armed Services. The film features a re-enactment of a wartime military prison, with U.S. soldiers being held captive by enemies intent on breaking their morale, and extracting valuable information from them.  THIS IS THE CODE OF CONDUCT FOR THE U. S. FIGHTING MAN 1. I am an American...
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This 1973 film (DOD 23521), narrated by Jack Webb and produced by EMC Corporation, gives viewers a look at the training required to join the Marine Corps. The film opens with new recruits arriving at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. The new recruits run off the bus and file into line at the entrance of the Depot to await processing. Recruits have their heads shaved in the Depot’s barber shop (02:36). Next, they are issued clothing then stand for inspection (03:30). Later, the...
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"Nuremberg: It's Lesson for Today" was made by the Office of Military Government for Germany in May of 1947 under the auspices of the OSS Field Photographic Unit headed by John Ford. In the summer of 1945, Ford dispatched Stuart to Europe to hunt for Nazi films that could be used at the Nuremberg trial. His older brother Budd, of higher rank, followed and led what became a small team of editors and writers. During a frenzied 4-month period, the Schulberg brothers and their colleagues...
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This silent film was made for the German home market in 1942 by Degeto. It shows the fall of Tobruk, also known as the Battle of Gazala, on June 21, 1942.   At :34 an animated situation map shows the general plan of attack. At :51 Erwin Rommel is shown planning with staff and at 1:03 German artillery blasts British positions. At 1:15, June 20, 1942, Panzers make an early morning move against British positions. At 1:40 artillery piece is pulled into action by halftracks and troops advance while...
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Made by the Burton Holmes Films, Inc. during WWII, RCL Part One and Part Two are b&w educational films made to train Radio Technicians for the U.S. Navy. The film was number MN-1540c and officially referred to as "Resistance and Capacitance RCL" and described this way: "Current and voltage in relation to time. Voltage and current curves. How current and voltage leads current in different instances, and relation of current and voltage. Graphic methods measuring voltage at...
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This film, Let's See Chicago presented by the Santa Fe Railroad to promote trans-continental travel. It (:08) takes viewers on a trip to Chicago from Los Angeles beginning at the Union Station in LA (:22). For eastbound travelers, this is where the trip begins using transcontinental streamline trains (:29). From the observation tower at the Board of Trade, we are viewing one of America's largest inland cities ( 1:49 ). During the gold rush, Chicago only hosted a few business blocks and roads of...
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This black-and-white United States Navy Training Film, produced by Wilding Picture Productions, Inc. in 1960, is titled “Damage Control: Shipboard Fire Fighting, Basic” and covers shipboard fire-fighting basics. The picture opens with ships at sea an a reminder that vessels underway are at constant risk of fire, which can spread and place both the ship and her crew in danger. It is up to the sailors on board to know how to extinguish a blaze should one occur, the narrator explains starting...
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This black & white educational film is about the people of Holland, a region and former province on the western coast of the Netherlands. (The name Holland is also frequently used informally to refer to the whole of the country of the Netherlands.) This movie was released in 1939 and was photographed by famed filmmaker Julien Bryan. The plot of the film is simple: sister and brother Annie and Hans VanWyck are students from a small town in Holland. They collect eggs from chickens on their...
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This early 1950s color film encouraging using airplanes to travel to favorite fishing spots was presented as a public service by United Aircraft Corporation and a presentation of The World Outdoors, Inc. There are also multiple verbal reminders to buy US Saving Bonds by narrator Peter Roberts. Shown are a 1948 Northwest Airlines logo and a Boeing 377-10-30 Stratocruiser (:26- 1:00 ). A man pulls up a large fish into a fishing boat in a Canadian river ( 1:01 - 1:28 ).   A man fishes from shore...
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This 1948 black and white tribute film to George Herman ‘Babe’ Ruth, The Fence Buster, is part of the short-lived Movietone  “The Greatest Drama” television series, which aired through 1953. It is narrated by radio actor Raymond Edward Johnson. The film opens outside Yankee Stadium. Inside, Ruth hits a home run. He tips his hat while running the bases. The crowd cheers in front of Murad and Wrigley’s Gum fence ads. Ruth, in a suit, signs autographs (:23-:57). People in winter coats...
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Produced by Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation, Flying The B-24 is a short instructional film that covers “certain of the more fundamental procedures surrounding the handling of the B-24 [four-engine] bomber in flight.” The film uses actual footage of the ship performing the various operations described, complementing exterior shots of the B-24 with matching footage from the cockpit for each maneuver. The film opens with a B-24 on a sandy runway preparing for takeoff (01:21). A pilot...
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Created in 1930, this silent film tells the story of the America's Cup Race between tea magnate Thomas J. Lipton's Shamrock V and Harold Vanderbuilt's Enterprise team led by Maj. Brook Heckstall-Smith, C. Sherman Hoyt and John Nicholson.  Spoiler alert,  this was Sir Thomas Lipton's fifth unsuccessful try for the Cup, and the last of his attempts.   Shamrock V was the first British yacht to be built to the new J-Class rule. She was commissioned by Sir Thomas Lipton for his fifth (and...
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Titled the Cameracade, this silent, color film by the Master Photo Finishers of America promotes the art and hobby of black and white / panchromatic photography and presents wonderful vintage images of people using cameras to document their everyday lives.  At 5:22 the film shows a DC-3 taking off, and at 6 minutes there are shots aboard a diesel locomotive. There are also many other wonderful moments in the film including visits to Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, the Golden Gate Bridge...
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“Television Serves its Community” is a 1960 educational documentary revealing how television programs are prepared for transmission to the homes of a community. It follows three programs at KTLA in Los Angeles as they are planned, rehearsed, and televised. In addition to showing how television programs are prepared for transmission to the homes of a community, it also shows the use of live cameras, film, magnetic tape, and remote pick-ups from trucks and helicopters. At mark  00:45  it is...
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This color educational film is about Boys Town, the famous refuge for orphaned and neglected youth which was originally founded on December 12, 1917, as an orphanage for boys. The organization was founded in Omaha, Nebraska by Father Edward J. Flanagan, a Roman Catholic priest. This film is circa 1951 and was produced by Carl Dudley, directed and written by Herman Boxer, and released by Dudley Pictures Corp. Opening credits and then a title card (:06-:31). Young boys run around a city block and...
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Alcohol is Dynamite (1958)  is an educational scare film warning young people of the dangers of alcohol.  Sid Davis Productions heads the main title frame, neat Mid-Century font centered in a sunburst design.  Dramatic music blares, the film’s location is listed as Inglewood.  A sign reading “LIQUOR” opens the story.  The film introduces two young men trying to buy beer.  They shoulder-tap the narrator.  An illustration of an XXX-labeled liquor bottle transforms into a bottle of...
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This color promotional film is about the U.S. Air Force Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, making a tour of Latin America including Guatemala, Chile, Paraguay and Brazil. This is circa March 1961 to June 1963 when the Thunderbirds were flying the F-100 Super Sabre and led by Col. Ralph "Hoot" Gibson. Opening: Planes fly in formation. U.S. Air Force presents "Cross Over" (:06-:43). F-100 Super Sabre aircraft perform aerial maneuvers. People have gathered to...
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Originally released in 1924, this silent film "Wolfe and Montcalm" was part of an educational series of movies produced by the Yale University Press. It was directed by Kenneth Webb. The film portrays the "Conquest of New France" -- the historic struggle of the British and French for supremacy on the North American continent. The climax is reached in the death of General Wolfe, while leading the British troops to victory in the battle of the Plains of Abraham which preceded...
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This issue of "Fighting Men" entitled KEEP IT CLEAN warns WWII American soldiers that they must keep their rifle clean, or face the consequences. Made by a Hollywood studio, this is a very polished WWII training film. The premise being that it is told through letters written by soldiers who experienced issues due to their lack of care with their M-1s. The film starts with a re-enactment of a situation in combat where a soldier was unable to fire his weapon due to the mud he allowed...
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Shot in the marine of Washington, D.C., this 1970s vintage Coast Guard film shows the procedures that are supposed to be used by USCG personnel to board pleasure craft. The flashing blue light of the Coast Guard boat, a police whistle, a load hailer, and siren are all demonstrated to "pull over" a suspect boat.  Once the boat owner complies, a safety inspection of the boat is made from stem to stern.  The owner is cited in this instance, for not having a fire extinguisher in an...
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Attack! The Battle of New Britain is a documentary/propaganda film produced by the U.S. War Department in 1944, depicting events in 1943.. It details, as its name implies, the New Britain campaign, which was part of the New Guinea and Solomon Islands Campaigns during World War II. The film follows a rather standard format: it is a chronological narrative of the campaign from the arrival of the soldiers in New Guinea to their capture of most of the island. Opening with travelers book pictures of...
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This historic, silent film from Republic Aviation shows the development of the company's ill-fated SD-3 Snooper drone. A second film PF# 54484 is also available. The film begins with shots of a slide rule and a drafting table (:42), as the drone is designed. A so-called breadboard model of the flight controller is seen at :51, and a circuit board is shown at 1:14 , part of the guidance system. At 1:30 a large analog computer mainframe is shown being used to analyze data. At 1:39 , a woman...
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This black & white training film is about hand to hand combat techniques, part 1 and 2 in a series. Copyright 1942. Opening titles: U.S. Navy Training Film presents Hand to Hand Combat in Three Parts Part 1 (:06-:24). Four different sports shown on the screen at once (baseball, golf, skiing, etc). Men perform sports and box, wrestling, play basketball, etc. A man does hand to hand combat. The instructor speaks about hand to hand combat to the viewer (:25-1:50). Title: Stance for...
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Hosted by Rear Admiral Leonard "Swoosh" Snead, the Navy's project manager for the F-14 Tomcat, this 1974 movie provides an update to the on-going efforts to put the aircraft with the fleet. The film shows the remarkable efforts the Grumman employed to test, manufacture, and deploy this remarkable fighter. At this point only 13 aircraft had been delivered from Northrop Grumman to Miramar, and the plane's potential was not fully known. The film shows VF-1 and VF-2 beginning independent...
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This 1944 "Forum Edition" (made specifically for home and school use) of The March of Time shows viewers the work of the U.S. Army Air Forces’ Air Transport Command (A.T.C.) being done in the early stages of America’s involvement in World War II. The film opens with a transport plane on a runway, followed by an aerial view of the Washington offices of the U.S. Army Air Forces. Men in the communications office receive a dispatch from Cairo. Men relay the order for sending munitions...
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Made in 1945 after the German surrender, this WWII combat bulletin was produced by the Army Air Forces. It shows various combat scenes and developments, starting with the use of JATO bottles for aircraft at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. At  1:40 , bomb damage is seen at Mainz, Germany including extensive damage to the city's railway terminals and electric power plant. At  2:20 , Worms Germany is seen almost entirely decimated by bomb strikes, although the cathedral is seen relatively intact....
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This silent film from the 1920’s was to be shown in classroom as a teaching tool. It shows various methods of transportation across the globe including modern methods as well as more primitive methods. It was edited by Don Carlos Ellis (:12). Footage opens the film of city streets with inhabitants in traditional 1920’s style attire as a trolley or streetcar / tram rides through the streets (:45). A steam locomotive pulls a train round a bend along a large hill (:52). An American style steam...
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This film shows tests with Gemini Static Article No. 5. This was a model of the first manned Gemini spacecraft, designed for test and qualifications of landing and recovery procedures. Project Gemini ran from 1961 to 1966. The tests shown in the film were conducted after NASA determined that returning Gemini capsules were to land in the sea (:32). This landing technique was similar to that of the Mercury space program (:44) although there were several differences that required a complete post...
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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 educational film shows the harvesting of rye, and the processing of it in the field.  It includes images of men working with scythes to cut the plants, and then the use of horse-drawn equipment in other parts of the process.  Some mechanization is also apparent -- tractors and other equipment are used to harvest and bale the grain so that it can be taken to market. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by...
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This rare World War I newsreel, actually a compilation of newsreels by different companies, dates to before U.S. involvement in the conflict. First, the German supply ship Willehad arrives in New London. This vessel was later seized by U.S. officials because it was the mother ship for the German U-boat Deutschland. Also shown are supply wagons near Strasburg, and German U-boats at Wilhelmshaven, Germany. News headline topics are also incorporated into the newsreel, similar to a magic lantern...
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This animated and live action NASA film dates to the early 1960s and shows an overview of the propulsion and control system aboard the Gemini capsule.  These include the RCS, Re-Entry Control System, the Orbit Attitude and Maneuver System (OAMS), Attitude and Control Maneuver Electronics (ACME) and the Horizon Sensor System (HSS). Project Gemini was NASA's second human spaceflight program. It was a United States space program started in 1961 and concluded in 1966. Project Gemini was conducted...
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“This film is restricted.” That warning greets viewers at the start of this World War II-era, 27-minute Official Training Film from the War Department. Titled “The Anti-Tank Rocket M6,” this black-and-white picture is a bazooka-training film introduced by an instrumental version of “Buckle Down, Winsocki” — a song first heard in the 1943 musical “Best Foot Forward.” The film begins with “Methods of Use,” as introduced at mark  00:32  as German tanks are shown rolling...
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In this 1966 episode of the television series Science Reporter, MIT’s John Fitch reports on the obstacles that face the Apollo Command Module during its return to Earth and how teams at NASA and Accessory Products Corporation (APCO) are working to find solutions to those obstacles. The episode opens with animation of the Apollo Command Module returning to earth. The episode shows opened parachutes attached to a command module during a test (00:57). A test module is dropped from a tower into...
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Made in 1966, this short film shows a Communist political figure giving a speech at a factory commune, as well as (at the 3:00 mark) a parade celebrating the National Day of Celebration, the anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.    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....
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This somber WWII War Bond promotional film, JUST FOR REMEMBRANCE, shows the activities of the Quartermaster Effects Depot in Kansas City, Missouri.  Here, some of the hundreds of thousands of personal effects for the deceased — wrapped in 2000 bundles each month — were processed, to be sent back to grieving families.  The importance of this "strange, sad warehouse house filled with echoes" is that here, the items that survive evoke memories of those lost.  Whether it be a pair...
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This WWII War Bond film, titled simply "EVERY WAR BOND KILLS A JAP!", was made to encourage the purchase of bonds and stamps in support of the war effort.  The film contains startling images of Japanese war atrocities, including images of Chinese babies being thrown onto bayonets, the burying of human beings alive, the Nanking massacre, and wanton killing of civilians.  Justice for the soldiers of Japan is needed, and the film makes clear that the only way that these crimes will be...
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