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Ephemeral Films

Ephemeral films are non-fiction films usually made for educational, industrial, or promotional purposes. The two classic ephemeral film collections found on the Archive are the Prelinger Archives and AV Geeks.



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A/V Geeks
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
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A/V Geeks
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
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PeriscopeFilm
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Explains the principles of jet propulsion and Newton's third law of motion. Shows various types of jet engines, jet airplanes in flight and their advantages and disadvantages. Uses animation to explain the basic operation of the jet engine. 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...
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
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This 1950s U.S. Navy recruiting film shows the activities of the U.S. Civil Engineer Corps and the Naval Construction Battalions known as the Seabees.  The film includes footage of Port Hueneme, home of the Seabees in this era, and shows the responsibilities of officers in the corps who supervise Navy base utilities including maintenance and operation of the sewer and electrical systems, transportation systems, building management and Navy housing, and more "public works" agenda...
Topics: Combat Engineer, United States navy, civil Engineering, Port Hueneme, U.S. Navy
Ephemeral Films
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A 1963 documentary about the visit of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan to Britain. Produced by British Pathe for the Central Office of Information. 
Topics: Short film, Documentary, 1963, 1960s, Government film, Central Office of Information
PeriscopeFilm
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This historic NASA film shows the Apollo 7 mission -- the first mission in the United States' Apollo program to carry a crew into space. It was also the first U.S. spaceflight to carry astronauts since the flight of Gemini XII in November 1966. The AS-204 mission, also known as "Apollo 1", was intended to be the first manned flight of the Apollo program, scheduled to launch in February 1967. However, a fire in the cabin during a January 1967 test killed the crew. Manned flights were...
Topics: NASA, Apollo program, Apollo 7, kennedy Space Center, 1968, space race
This short film shows crop dusting biplanes of the California Insecticide Service Company, or CISCO, at work over the farms of Lancaster, California.  Although the planes are clearly stunting for the camera, it's a fairly realistic portrait of the dangerous work of these pilots.   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...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Crop Dusting, Crop Duster, Barn Storming, Biplane
This promotional movie for Super MobilOil opens with an image of various jars, 00:52. Various animations show Mobil Oil products and logos, 1:20. A print ad for New Super Mobiloil is shown, 1:31. Animated charts for Mobiloil are shown, 1:41. Animated P’s show Product, Profits and Plans as a slogan, 1;53. Test tube is shown, 2:13. A man is comparing Super Mobiloil versus Brand X, 2:38. The number 3 is featured because Mobiloil keeps engines clean, 3 times longer than other brands, 3:00. Man...
Topic: Stock Footage
Educational Films
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Educational Films
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Educational Films
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A/V Geeks
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AV Geeks Lunch 5 29 2020
Topic: AV Geeks Lunch 5 29 2020
A/V Geeks
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AV Geeks Lunchtime 16mm film daily streaming show
Topic: AV Geeks Lunchtime 16mm film daily streaming show
A/V Geeks
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AV Geeks 16mm film Lunchtime Streaming Show
Topic: AV Geeks 16mm film Lunchtime Streaming Show
A/V Geeks
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
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AV Geeks Lunch 5 27 2021
Topic: AV Geeks Lunch 5 27 2021
Ephemeral Films
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A 1966 British documentary about bicycle racing and bicycles in general. Produced by an unknown production company for the Central Office of Information (COI). I believe this was meant for international distribution, as was often the case with COI films. 
Topics: Short film, 1966, 1960s, Bicycle, Bike, Central Office of Information, Documentary
A/V Geeks
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AV Geeks 16mm film Lunchtime Streaming Show
Topic: AV Geeks 16mm film Lunchtime Streaming Show
A/V Geeks
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AV Geeks Lunchtime 16mm film daily streaming show
Topic: AV Geeks Lunchtime 16mm film daily streaming show
A/V Geeks
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch streaming show
Topic: AV Geeks 16mm Lunch streaming show
A/V Geeks
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
Topics: 16mm, streaming
National Film Preservation Foundation
by March of Time
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Film produced to acquaint minority workers with the sponsor’s services and promote a diverse workplace. In the story a laborer threatens a walkout after his foreman hires an African Ameri­can but learns acceptance after he observes the on-the-job skills of the new hire.  An Equal Chance  also illustrates the process through which the commission resolves bias complaints. Note:  The film was shown in theaters throughout New York State.
Topic: sponsored film
Educational Films
by Dobyns, Lloyd; NBC News; Films Incorporated
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Title from data sheet
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Topics: Occupational retraining, Economic aspects., Automation, Machinery In Industry.
PeriscopeFilm
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This extremely rare silent film shows the 1927 Dole Air Race from Oakland, California to Honolulu Hawaii. The race was one of the most tragic episodes in aviation history, costing ten human lives and destroying six aircraft. More on this below: The Dole Air Race, also known as the Dole Derby, was a tragic air race across the Pacific Ocean from northern California to the Territory of Hawaii in August 1927. Of the 15-18 airplanes entered, eleven were certified to compete but three crashed before...
Topic: Stock Footage
Created by United Aircraft Corporation to celebrate 50 years of powered flight, WE SAW IT HAPPEN features interviews with pioneers from the first half-century of American aviation: designers, engineers, industrial entrepreneurs, and pilots. Appearing in it are: Wellwood Beall, Larry Bell, William Boeing, William Bridgeman, Frank Caldwell, Clarence Chamberlin, Virginius Clark, Glenn Curtiss, James Doolittle, Donald Douglas, Ira Eaker, Oliver Echols, Earl Findley, Benjamin Foulois, Robert Gross,...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
PeriscopeFilm
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Shows work-in-progress on the Fair Grounds and Shea Stadium, and has a plethora of drawings that show artists' concepts for various buildings. Segments shown in the film include Gov. Nelson Rockefeller arriving at the Fairgrounds by what appears to be a New York Airways helicopter. Later, towards the end of the film, we see President John F. Kennedy dedicating the Fairgrounds in 1962. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and...
Topic: Stock Footage
A/V Geeks
by Paul Coates; Guild Films
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A filmed sequence dramatizes the problems addressed in the program: the story of a working mother addicted to barbiturates initially prescribed by her doctor. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks Archives. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
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Topics: barbirturates, downers, drug addiction
Ephemeral VHS
by Madonna University
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Lecture/interview with Dr Madeleine Leininger and graduate student from Wayne State University in the school of Professional Nursing and Anthropology in transcultural nursing
Topics: Dr. Madeleine Leininger, Wayne State University, nursing, anthropology, Madonna University
Drive-In Movie Ads
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Category: Drive-In Movie Ads Title: Dairy Queen Dreams (from Drive-In Movie Ads) Length- 1:08 Sound: Yes (enhanced) Black and White Description: B&W Dairy Queen ad in which the Dairy Queen comes down from the Dairy Queen in the sky in the middle of the night and takes three kids up back up on the Milkshake Way singing a delightful song. Ad slate for a local Dairy Queen at the end. This clip is from a compilation of drive-in intermission films found here on Internet Archives in the Drive-In...
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Topics: black white, film, drive-in, movie, ad, advertisement, animation, dairy, queen, dream
Ephemeral VHS
by Ambrose Video
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"Robert shares his story to increase awareness about teenage suicide...and is the leading cause of non-accidental  death among America's teens.  The program tells what to do if a friend is clinically depressed"
Topics: vhs, families in crisis, teen suicide, study guide, clinical depression
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Early New York Films
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Delivering Newspapers
Topics: New York, New York City, NYC, Early films, Early films of NYC
A/V Geeks
by Penn State Univ Psych Cinema Register
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Shows the development of the smile and of the fear of strangers during the first year of life in identical and fraternal twins. Points out that identical twins show greater concordance. Infants become more selective as they grow, smiling only at familiar persons and being afraid of strangers. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information.
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Shaping San Francisco
by Shaping San Francisco
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Few San Francisco neighborhoods have gone through as dramatic a change as Dogpatch. East of Potrero Hill, once an industrial neighborhood making warships, steel, sugar, rope, and more, where flimsy wooden structures teetered on long-gone hills, the area has had an arts renaissance that is now giving way to high-end condos, the encroaching medical/biotech industry, and even more grandiose plans for highrise development. A microcosm of San Francisco’s history from the 1860s to the present....
Topics: Irish Hill, Potrero, Dutchman's Flat, Dogpatch, Noonan Building, Shipyard Trust for the Arts, Tubbs...
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
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Response to Bush, Cocaine, Colombia, Crack Babies, Ethnicity of Drugs, ACLU.  See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
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coke, heroin, British moonshine, Black tar, coffee prices, teen AIDS, Drug War week 4, AIDS quilt, love potion, acid rock See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topic: vhs
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
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Prison Crowding, Drug Driving, Girl gangs, Seka, 48 hours Crack War in Tacoma, Mitchum, Co-dependency. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, Mitchum, Gangs
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
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Ron Siegel ... KQED Drugs the Deluge.   No liner notes available.
Topics: vhs, drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
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Crack USA (3-7-90) No liner notes were found for this item.
Topics: vhs, drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, USA
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
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AIDS Conf, Prop P, Magic J, Brownie Mary, Michelle APAN See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral Films
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A 1966 British documentary about the visit of Mohammad Ayub Khan to Britain.  Produced by British Pathe News for the Central Office of Information.
Topics: Short film, 1966, 1960s, Documentary, Travelogue, Central Office of Information, Government film
Living New Deal Project
by Office for Emergency Management. War Manpower Commission. Bureau of Training. National Youth Administration
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Shows many views of the gardens and exterior shots of the Embassy of Great Britain in Washington, D. C. National Archives Identifier: 37237 Local Identifier: 119.16 Creator(s): Office for Emergency Management. War Manpower Commission. Bureau of Training. National Youth Administration. (09/17/1942 - 01/01/1944) (Most Recent) From: Series : Motion Picture Films, compiled ca. 1937 - 1942 * Record Group 119: Records of the National Youth Administration, 1934 - 1945 * Item Type(s) of Archival...
Topics: Department of State. U.S. Embassy Great Britain (06/22/1893 - ), Motion pictures, Living New Deal
Ephemeral Films
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A 1946 British cinema advertisement for Horlicks Malted Milk. Directed by Richard Massingham.  Note: this may still be under copyright. I'm worried this upload might not be acceptable for the Internet Archive. 
Topics: Short film, 1946, 1940s, Richard Massingham, Advertisement, Commercial, Advertising
A/V Geeks
by U.S. Army
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Demonstrates importance of posture and arrangement of equipment. Shows how to use tab stops, tab bar, decimal tabulator and carbon packs, and how to remove or insert words and letters, make erasures and type cards, envelopes and labels. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information.
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The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
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"The Boom they couldn't bust" 2-hr dope special Ch. 4 (21 July  1988), Russonello shouts down Oakland Trib publisher for saying 2 sentences about  legalization. MDMA brain damage?, zero tolerance opposed by Hongisto, coke bust  Pittsburgh C, Solano drug war tax, RCSD fire, Vincent Price on Holmes's cocaine,  Pittsburgh crack, random drug testing air traffick controllers, Magnum heroin, Fed AIDS  program closed, Raw Deal movie, thugee, drag race in Rebel Without A Cause (1955),...
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
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DRUGS: A PLAGUE UPON THE LAND (ABC), DRUGS: WHY  THE PLAGUE?, drug free America ads, Express: Should Drugs Be Legalized? Freud.  See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
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See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
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See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Micheal Aldrich
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Doc can do MMJ, Noni Trial, Convant v. McCaffrey See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Micheal Aldrich
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Ed Rosenthal Trial, Marijuana Logs, WAMM bust See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
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Ed Rusenthal  Trial, Marijuana Logs, WAMM bust See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topic: vhs
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
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Clinton's Reply, Start of Art Kane's Jazz Photo See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
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Impeach Clinton, Jazz Photos, Dawn Passar, Drug Czar. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, Bay Area, Clinton, ILM
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
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Big Pot Bust SF, Pres. Bullshit Inaugural. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
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Tookie Williams executed. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Tookie Williams
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
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See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, drugs, television, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
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Pot candy bust, new Dr. Who series, Terralita's house. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, pot, marijuana
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
A/V Geeks
by Walter J Klein Company
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A pharmacist talks about high blood pressure. Little scenarios with customers. Mutton chop sideburns and platform shoes.
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Topics: Medical Ethics., Bioethics.
PeriscopeFilm
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This black and white film about Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz contains graphic WWII footage. Ocean waves roll as a destroyer’s guns fire at Japanese ships. Nimitz boards to salutes (:17- 1:01 ). 1942, Japanese footage shows its Pacific fleet protected by airplanes. Japanese soldiers practice fighting with bayonets attached. Japanese General Tojo attends a party where Japanese and Nazi swastika flags hang on the wall ( 1:02 - 2:12 ).   Nimitz boards. Crew move torpedoes across the desk ( 2:13...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
PeriscopeFilm
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Produced by Sun Dial Films Inc. in the 1960s, Traditions Old, Traditions New (MN-10365e) is a U.S. Navy film that shows viewers how the Navy is adapting to the times with a new Guided Missile Destroyer, also referred to as a DDG ship. The film opens with a shot of a statue in the National Cemetery at Arlington, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and national monuments in Washington, D.C. Sailors get off a bus at Norfolk, VA and board the new DDG-23 USS Richard E. Byrd, a Charles F. Adams-class...
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
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The 1960s television program LEADERSHIPS SPEAKS featured prominent members of the U.S. military, speaking about defense and other issues. Here Vice Admiral William F. Raborn presents views on leadership to Howard K. Smith. At the time Raborn had risen to public attention through his work developing the Polaris missile system and leading the project to build and deploy it. The complex, high tech Polaris system was innovative in the way it was managed because it was developed in record time, and...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
PeriscopeFilm
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This Vietnam era sales film for the McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk shows the versatile aircraft's development and unique characteristics.  The late model A-4F is seen.  This was a refinement of A-4E with extra avionics housed in a hump on the fuselage spine (this feature later retrofitted to A-4Es and some A-4Cs) and more powerful J52-P-8A engine with 9,300 lbf (41 kN) of thrust, later upgraded in service to J52-P-408 with 11,200 lbf (50 kN), 147 built. Some served with Blue Angels acrobatic...
Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
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The sea lanes surrounding Alaska are the gateway to the Arctic Ocean, and of vital importance to the United States during the Cold War. In this film, the men of the Coast Guard cutter USCGC Klamath (WHEC-66) visit Alaskan waters, and perform various humanitarian missions among its Native American residents. Klamath also monitors the seas, servicing buoys and making certain the sea lanes are safe for transit. They also wave the flag near the shores of the United States' key adversary during the...
Topic: Stock Footage
“The El Centro Story” is a circa 1960 US Navy film that tells the story of Naval Air Facility El Centro in Imperial County, California, near the Salton Sea, as a pilot recounts his first approach to the airfield at mark  01:45 . After landing at mark  03:30 , the pilot sees members of the parachute experimental unit — a unit he’d be joining. He takes to the sky with other jumpers and at mark  07:23  they begin their leaps from the aircraft to begin plummeting to the ground. Each man...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
PeriscopeFilm
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Land Of The Incas is a 1937 silent film produced by Castle Films as part of the Adventure Parade series that provides viewers with a glimpse of Peru and the Incan people who live there. The film begins “high up in the Cordilleras Mountains” ( 00:27 ) where donkeys and people haul kindling. Despite the rural mountain location, modern transportation now reaches the lofty villages in the form of a train ( 01:26 ), which passes mountains and lakes on its way. The film then takes viewers to...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
PeriscopeFilm
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‘Conquest of the Air’ is a short film which follows around a Movietone newsreel cameraman on film assignments to capture various plane stunts and flights. The first assignment takes the cameraman into the cockpit of an Army plane (1:02) from which the other U.S. Army biplanes are seen flying in formation (1:02). These planes were to fly to Hawaii for an air circus (1:30) and they are filmed as they move over the newsreel cameraman’s plane (1:40) and as they land in Waikiki Beach. The...
Topics: Conquest Of The Air, 1930s, Aviation, Stunts Accidents, Newsreel, Highlights, Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
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This 1944 film shows women working in an airport control tower during WWII.  Prior to this time, women never worked in control operations, but the manpower shortage of the war necessitated their training and employment.  The film primarily shows the operation of the control tower and explains its operation, as well as the effort to draft women into the air traffic control role.   This information comes from an FAA website: During World War II, women entered the ranks of air traffic...
Topic: Stock Footage
Made for the home market and sold in department stores and by mail order during the war, this 1942 Official Films newsreel features newsreel highlights from 1942 including the Second Battle of Alamein, landings on the Solomon Islands, Dieppe, as well as RAF hedge-hopping missions. It opens with the Second Battle of Alamein (:23). British forces are seen mobilizing in preparation against Marshal Erwin Rommel (:34). Tanks, trucks and troop transports move through a heavily crowded supply line...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
PeriscopeFilm
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Presented by the U.S. Air Force, Class of ’59 is a short film that details the life and training a cadet receives at the then-new Air Force Academy at Lowry Air Force Base. The film opens with a shot of the entrance to the Air Force Academy; new cadets arrive at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver (Aurora), CO (00:39). An Air Training Officer (ATO) teaches cadets how to march and salute. Cadets participate in close order drilling (01:21). An Air Force officer addresses the new cadets at the...
Topics: First US Air Force Academy, Air Force Base, 1959, USAF, Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
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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
PeriscopeFilm
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Made by famed filmmaker Julien Bryan for the U.S. Government, ROADS SOUTH explores transportation in Latin America in the 1940s.   In doing so it explains how topography affects transport and how the difficulties of transportation are dealt with throughout history. Part history lesson, part geography lesson and part loving tribute, this vintage black and white film shows old and "new" 1940s transportation systems exist side by side. The seaplane and sailboat ride the same water. Dug...
Topics: Transportation, Latin America, Roads South, 1940s. Pan AM Airlines, Stock Footage
This Soviet film, "Motorized Infantry Platoon in Free Assault" (or literally "on the fly assault") is a Red Army training movie, filmed in 1968. The film provides a rare look at mechanized infantry tactics and training during the Cold War. According to the title cards, it was created by the order of the Head of the Military Training Institutions of the Army, and filmed at the Omsk training grounds and with the participation of the officers at the Omsk City Military Academy....
Topics: Soviet Motorized Infantry Platoon, Free Assault, 1968, Red Army, Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
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Made in 1966, A CHOICE I MADE shows a group of Peace Corps volunteers operating in India. The film was one of the earliest showcases of the Peace Corps, and was made in the cinema-verite style developed by advanced European film-makers and by the National Film Board of Canada. The Harvard Crimson made these comments about the film when it was screened in Cambridge: "As the Peace Corps begins its sixth year, its directors have apparently decided that a major shift in orientation will be...
Topics: Peace Corps, India, 1966, Promotional Film, Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
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This silent film shows the Northrop YA-9 performing its first public flight at Edwards Air Force Base. The Northrop YA-9 was a prototype attack aircraft developed for the United States Air Force A-X program. The YA-9 was passed over in preference for the Fairchild Republic YA-10 that entered production as the A-10 Thunderbolt II.   Apart from aircraft themselves, the A-X program was also developing a powerful cannon for the winning plane to carry. Eventually, this would result in the GAU-8...
Topics: Northrop, YA-9, First Flight Test, Thunderbolt, 1973, Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
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This film takes viewers on a tour through Norway’s town and country area. The film is presented by the Norwegian Travel Information Office of New York City (:14). Some of Europe’s largest glaciers exist in Norway (:26). These attribute to the common use of water for power in the country. A rainbow is pictured formed by the mist from a cascading waterfall (:59). Bird’s eye view footage shows how the roads must zig zag and cut through the mountainous terrain (1:24). In order to protect...
Topics: 1948, Majestic Norway, Norwegian Travelogue, Oslo Lapland, Norsk Hydro, Stock Footage, Periscope...