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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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Discusses the problem of aircraft accidents resulting from aviators' lack of knowledge or disregard of aircraft limitations. stars Charles Grodin as a pilot who may have been too distraught to fly. Great! 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
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by U S Army
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eye 1,385

favorite 9

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Gives an account of the first experimental atomic bomb blast in New Mexico. Depicts aerial views of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, and closeup shots of devastation. 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.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by U S Army Corps Of Engineers
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eye 824

favorite 2

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Tours the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, a 234-mile waterway which joins two of the busiest navigation systems in the Southeast. 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
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by U S Bureau Of Mines
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eye 853

favorite 3

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Depicts five of the most common accidents that can occur around belt conveyors in the mineral industry. Outlines recommendations for their prevention and the need for safe mining equipment and facilities is stressed. 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.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by U S Defense Civil Preparedness Agency
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eye 973

favorite 25

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Portrays the earth's three personalities: cold and silent in space, tranquil and benign on the surface, and suddenly violent and devastating in natural and man-made disasters. Stresses the importance of personal and community preparation to minimize loss of life and property during disasters.
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: civil defense
A/V Geeks
by U S Dept Of Agriculture
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eye 337

favorite 9

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Presents the need for increased milk production, especially from small farm herds of a dozen cows or less. Emphasizes the need for scientific care and feeding of the herd. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: milk, dairy
A/V Geeks
by U S Dept Of Commerce Bureau Of Public Roads;
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eye 212

favorite 2

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Shows how and why automobile tires lose contact with wet pavements and the relationship between speed, tire wear and water depth. Emphasizes the dangers of hydroplaning. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: driver safety
A/V Geeks
by U S Dept Of Health, Education And Welfare
movies

eye 498

favorite 6

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Old people are people too! Great exercise footage and weird jug band. Discusses the theory that American society stereotypes people over age 65. Focuses on the resentment this causes among the elderly and discusses how they resist being stereotyped. 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.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: elderly, retirement, senior citizens
A/V Geeks
by U S Dept Of Interior
movies

eye 673

favorite 8

comment 1

Dennis Weaver sees a boy playing with matches in the woods, and so he retells the story of Little Smokey, the cub who survived a forest fire. 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
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by U S Dept Of Interior Bureau Of Mines
movies

eye 916

favorite 4

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Tells the story of the mining and manufacture of copper from the crude ore to the finished product. lots of footage of giant machines, some blasting. 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
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by U S Dept Of Interior Bureau Of Mines
movies

eye 910

favorite 3

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Portrays mining operations in the lead belt of southeast Missouri--the crushing of ore, smelting, refining and other steps in the production of pig lead. 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
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by U S Dept Of Interior Bureau Of Mines
movies

eye 1,490

favorite 7

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Traces the development of the petroleum industry, showing contrasts between modern techniques and early methods of prospecting, drilling and refining oil. As a whole, it's a bit dry, but there are some wonderful industrial scenes. 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.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by U S Dept Of Interior Geological Survey
movies

eye 634

favorite 5

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Documents the scientific measurement of the Amazon River, conducted in 1963 by a geological survey team. Includes scenes of the river, rain forests and obidos. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Amazon River
A/V Geeks
by U S Dept Of Labor
movies

eye 373

favorite 0

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Emphasizes the safety of those who must work around bins and hoppers and acquaints them with the potential hazards of entering these and other material storage areas. Encourages workers to follow the safe and correct operating procedures that apply to their jobs. 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
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by U S Dept Of Labor
movies

eye 264

favorite 3

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Describes some of the fatalities and injuries that can occur in the use and misuse of the front-end loader, particularly if the operator is inattentive, careless, disobeys safety rules and takes unnecessary chances. Analyzes the accidents, explains the causes and preventive measures, and the proper and safe operating procedures for various work assignments are presented. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: front end loader, workplace safety
A/V Geeks
by U S Dept Of Labor
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eye 447

favorite 4

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Focuses on an open-pit mining operation. Shows huge haulage trucks, pointing out existing and potential hazards involved in their operation. Reenacts common accidents, explains their causes and outlines the steps necessary to prevent their reoccurrence. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: industrial safety
A/V Geeks
by U S Dept Of Labor
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eye 898

favorite 3

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Describes what the Unemployment Insurance Program means to the American worker, employer, government and the economy. Help us get more films like this online! This film was digitized and uploaded thanks to contributions from this project: www.indiegogo.com/avgeeks100miles
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by U S Mining Enforcement And Safety Administration
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eye 295

favorite 3

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Shows how to recognize three types of bleeding, including arterial, venous and capillary, and discusses how to treat each type. Uses art work and animation to explain the human circulatory system. Points out the 23 pressure points in the body. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: first aid, bleeding, wounds
A/V Geeks
by U S Mining Enforcement And Safety Administration
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eye 1,102

favorite 0

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Details the proper procedures for underground blasting - drilling, pre-blast inspection, detonation and post-blasting. 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
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by U S Mining Enforcement And Safety Administration
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favorite 2

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Details proper handling and transporting casualties, stressing careful examination and correct treatment before movement of the injured is attempted. Displays several types of stretchers, including the army type, stokes navala model, stretcher boards and the Bureau of Mines utility splint. Covers the most effective methods of carrying a patient without a stretcher, including one-man, two-man, and three-man lift and carry. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by U S Navy Dept
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eye 11,370

favorite 14

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Shows how to render necessary assistance in the emergency delivery of a baby. Tells how to determine when delivery is too imminent to risk transportation to a hospital and outlines procedures to follow during and immediately after delivery. 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.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by U S Navy Dept
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eye 768

favorite 4

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Tracing the history of Navy women from 1917, this film stresses the importance of equal employment opportunity and highlights the changes the Navy is making toward offering a more satisfying and rewarding career to women in naval service. 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
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by U S Navy Dept
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favorite 1

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Relates why new employees may not like their jobs and the steps used to give them a good first impression of their work.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by U S Office Of Civil Defense
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eye 18,410

favorite 54

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Teaches the individual how to take care of his medical and health needs in time of disaster when medical assistance might not be readily available. Presents instructions on radioactive fallout and shelter. Discusses the effects of radiation on people and emphasizes protective procedures against radiation. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: civil defense, atomic war
A/V Geeks
by U S Office Of Civil Defense
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favorite 3

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Documents the devastation caused by Hurricane Camille. Tells how thousands of lives were saved because of emergency plans, trained rescue teams and help from thousands in volunteer groups and the military. 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
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by U S Office Of Civil Defense
movies

eye 348

favorite 2

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Discusses the role of information in keeping fallout shelters functioning and in keeping shelter occupants busy and calm. 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.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: fallout shelter, civil defense
A/V Geeks
by U S Office Of Civil Defense Mobilization
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eye 2,754

favorite 24

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Illustrates the cause and effects of radioactive fallout. Describes preparations which should be made to safeguard lives and protect food and water supplies. An animated film. Featured in Devo's Beautiful World video. 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
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by U S Office Of Libraries And Learning Resources
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eye 445

favorite 1

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Shows an eighth grade science class and its study of different kinds of alcohol. Presents factual information on alcohol and discusses hangover cures. Uses animation to show how alcohol travels through the body and how it effects the brain and other systems. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: alcohol
A/V Geeks
by U S Public Health Serv
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Emphasizes the relationship between good premises sanitation and freedom from mosquitoes, flies, cockroaches and rodents. Shows how refuse handling improvements may play an important part in eradicating the yellow fever mosquito and other disease vectors. 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
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by U S Public Health Serv; Countryman-Klang, Inc
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favorite 3

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Points out the need for the pedestrian and cyclist alike to be reflectorized while on the road at night. Uses dummies to illustrate what can happen to the human body if struck by a moving vehicle. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: pedestrian safety
A/V Geeks
by U S Public Health Service
movies

eye 629

favorite 4

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Shows the importance of the conscientious practice of hand washing to avoid the transmission of pathogens. 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
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by U. S. Forest Service
movies

eye 1,206

favorite 3

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Silent with title cards. A look at Pisgah National Forest and their attempts to control deer overpopulation. Trapping and hunting. Help us get more films like this online! This film was digitized and uploaded thanks to contributions from this project: www.indiegogo.com/avgeeks100miles
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by U.S. Army
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eye 520

favorite 5

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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.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by U.S. Army. Bureau of Aeronautics; Warner Bros.
movies

eye 278

favorite 3

comment 1

Dramatic description of three men who lose their eyesight through carelessness while grinding, welding, and handling chemicals. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: workplace safety, blindness
A/V Geeks
by U.S. Army; Department of Civil Defense
movies

eye 503

favorite 3

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Film explains where the responsibility for local civil defense lies and describes the function of local government in the event of a nuclear attack. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: civil defense
PeriscopeFilm
by U.S. Coast Guard
movies

eye 665

favorite 2

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Shot in the 1930s, this film profiles the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), the military academy of the United States Coast Guard located in New London, Connecticut. The four year program offered by the Academy is described, and the various academy, athletic and other opportunities presented detailed. Seagoing activities aboard a modern cutter are shown, including gunnery practice.
Topic: U.S. Coast Guard recruiting film.
PeriscopeFilm
by U.S. Coast Guard
movies

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favorite 1

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Made in 1940, this U.S. Coast Guard film shows the Cadet Cruise made by the USCG's class of 1940. The USCG cutter Bibb was deployed to South America with the cadets on board, and visits made to a variety of Central and South American ports. A transit of the Panama Canal is made, and Lima and Santiago visited along with Cartagena. Bibb is quite a storied sip. Built in 1936, the USCGC Bibb (WPG-31) was a 327-foot (100 m) Secretary-Class (also known as "Treasury Class") Coast Guard ship...
Topic: U.S. Coast Guard recruiting film.
PeriscopeFilm
by U.S. Coast Guard
movies

eye 1,363

favorite 5

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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: U.S. Coast Guard educational film.
A/V Geeks
by U.S. Department of Agriculture
movies

eye 300

favorite 8

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Reported good for (1) presenting a verbal and pictorial explanation of the phases of the true cyclone and (2) giving examples of the types of clouds that accompany each phase of the cyclone.  We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: weather
A/V Geeks
by U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare
movies

eye 195

favorite 3

comment 1

Outlines the methods and goals aimed at in achieving an understanding of the mental health aspects of student-teacher relationships. 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.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: education
A/V Geeks
by U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare
movies

eye 532

favorite 5

comment 1

This film portrays a critical incident which revolves around confidential information between student and teacher. 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
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by U.S. Department of the Interior
movies

eye 367

favorite 2

comment 1

Explains the first aid treatment for burns and scalds to relieve pain, to prevent or treat shock, and to prevent infection. Discusses the different types of burns and demonstrates the proper treatment for each. Shows applications of appropriate bandages and cover dressings, and emphasizes the correct and prompt treatment for physical shock. 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...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by U.S. Dept of Interior
movies

eye 274

favorite 6

comment 1

Great footage of various cuts and how to bandage them. Highlights practical application of first aid techniques showing different types of open and closed wounds, and the proper methods of first aid treatment. Demonstrates control of bleeding, application of sterile dressings, cravat and triangular cover bandages, and care of the injured for physical shock. Stresses the importance of obtaining competent medical assistance. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks 16mm Archive....
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: first aid, cuts, wounds
A/V Geeks
by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
movies

eye 279

favorite 3

comment 1

Discusses the life of the Pacific salmon and describes the commercial fishery activities involved in taking it from the sea and putting it into a can for use as a healthful, protein-rich food on the family talbe. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: salmon, canning
PeriscopeFilm
by U.S. Government
movies

eye 1,951

favorite 2

comment 0

Pre World War II (WWII) of U.S. Navy battleships and aircraft carriers on manuevers. Features the USS Lexington, CV-2.
Topic: Pre World War II (WWII) newsreel.
PeriscopeFilm
by U.S. Government
movies

eye 2,136

favorite 3

comment 0

Rare pre World War I (WWI) film depicting life in the U.S. Navy. Footage includes sailors playing baseball and football on the deck of battleship!
Topic: World War I US recruiting film.
PeriscopeFilm
by U.S. Government
movies

eye 2,395

favorite 5

comment 1

This rare film features ships of the U.S. Asiatic fleet patroling the Yangtze River. The Asiatic Fleet's gunboats were tasked with protecting American shipping (primarily oil tankers) from pirates and the Japanese. Contains amazing footage of life in China circa 1935 including the cities of Chunking, Shanghai, and the countryside. Ships featured in this film are the USS Augusta (CA-31), USS Borie (DD-215) and USS Simpson (DD-221) as well as US gunboats.
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Newsreel of US Involvement in China pre World War II (WWII)
PeriscopeFilm
by U.S. Government
movies

eye 1,658

favorite 3

comment 1

Made prior to the outbreak of World War II (WWII) as the United States began a build-up of its naval forces, "The Battle" shows a gigantic fleet exercise and promotes the capabilities of the two ocean navy. Features footage of battleships, aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, submarines and various support craft including hospital ships and supply vessels. Many vessels are shown including the North Hampton class battleship Chicago (CA-29), the USS California (BB-44), and the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: U.S. Navy Propaganda Film
PeriscopeFilm
by U.S. Government
movies

eye 1,927

favorite 2

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Footage of the U.S. Gunboat Panay in Nanking China during the Japanese offensive knows as "The Rape of Nanking." After evacuating foreign civilians, the Panay was attacked and sunk by Japanese aircraft. The so-called Panay Incident almost led to war between the United States and Japan. Also features footage of the warship USS Augusta (CA-31) which served as command ship for the Asiatic Fleet, and the Royal Navy's HMS Ladybird.
Topic: Newsreel of US Involvement in China pre World War II (WWII)
PeriscopeFilm
by U.S. Government
movies

eye 2,391

favorite 4

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A history of the early days of Naval aviation, Wings of the Fleet was made in the mid-1920s. Includes footage of the battleship USS Texas as it became the first warship to launch an aircraft in 1919, early blimp and dirigible tests, and experiments with amphibious aircraft. Some of the craft shown include the dirigible ZR-1, the Shenandoah, the Los Angeles, and the C-7. Seaplanes featured include the PN-9 and the record-breaking NC-4. Various famous aviators are in the film include speed record...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: U.S. Navy Publicity Film
PeriscopeFilm
by U.S. Government
movies

eye 837

favorite 1

comment 0

Film shows basic physical training of new recruits into the U.S. Navy circa 1930. Location unknown, possibly the Presidio in San Francisco.
Topic: U.S. Navy Recruiting Film
PeriscopeFilm
by U.S. Government
movies

eye 1,283

favorite 1

comment 0

"A Salute to the US Navy" circa 1935 featuring U.S. Navy fleet maneuvers at sea. Ships highlighted in this film are: The battleship USS California (BB-44), destroyers USS Cushing (DD-376), USS Phelps (DD-360), USS Wasmuth (DD-338), cruisers USS Salt Lake City (CA-25), aircraft carriers and torpedo planes.
Topic: Pre WWII recruiting film.
PeriscopeFilm
by U.S. Government
movies

eye 2,126

favorite 2

comment 0

US Naval training film for US Submaine Crew members on the boyance properties of operating a submarine.
Topic: U.S. Navy Training film for the physical properties of the submarine.
A/V Geeks
by U.S. National Institute of Mental Health
movies

eye 585

favorite 1

comment 1

Shows how the research, filming, editing and presentation of a television program about drugs affect the objectivity and credibility of the final story. 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
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
PeriscopeFilm
by U.S. Navy
movies

eye 1,339

favorite 9

comment 0

Diving in the deep sea, whether with scuba gear or a hard hat suit, is fairly safe as long as the diver is conscious of the effects of pressure. This U.S. Navy training film discusses the physical principles of diving, and shows some of the medical consequences of mishaps.
Topic: U.S. Navy training film.
A/V Geeks
movies

eye 1,256

favorite 1

comment 2

Silent Naval footage of aerial raids and ground combat in the Pacific during World War II. < 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
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: world war ii, US Navy, Pacific
PeriscopeFilm
by U.S. Navy
movies

eye 1,215

favorite 2

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While the Battle of the Atlantic that took place during WWII is well known, the struggle to get troops, man and supplies to Europe from the USA during World War I was also momentous. German U-boats took a frightening toll on American ships, and their brazen raids are in fact one of the key reasons America declared war on Germany and its allies. This film is a short portrait of the struggle, showing how lookouts, convoys, and new weapons such as the depth-charge-firing "Y gun" were...
Topic: U.S. Navy educational film.
PeriscopeFilm
by U.S. Navy
movies

eye 1,923

favorite 1

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Details the life of the crew aboard a fleet aircraft carrier operating in the Pacific during WWII in 1944. Includes footage of aircraft operations including Grumman TBM Avengers and Hellcats, maintenance, take-offs and landings, and the mundane side of crew life.
Topic: U.S. Navy recruiting film.
PeriscopeFilm
by U.S. Navy
movies

eye 2,227

favorite 3

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The Pacific Campaign is recounted in this post-WWII film. Beginning with the Japanese invasion of the China, the film rapidly shows the U.S. entry to the war at Pearl Harbor, and the battles that followed from Guadalcanal to the Phillipines, Marianas, Iwo Jima and Okinawa, and culminating with the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by B-29s flying from island bases.
Topic: U.S. Navy educational film.
PeriscopeFilm
movies

eye 24,363

favorite 18

comment 0

Landing a plane on the deck of aircraft carrier is one of the most dangerous and amazing daily activity facing pilots and deck crew. This amazing training film graphically depicts various aircraft landing disasters.  It also instructs pilots how to avoid them and what emergency ejection or ditching procedures to follow in case they do occur.  A barrier landing, called for when a pilot has a landing gear problem, is shown as is the set-up of the barrier.  Many crashes in this film were...
Topic: U.S. Navy Training Film
A/V Geeks
by U.S. Navy
movies

eye 1,558

favorite 13

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Shows the importance of electronics to the Navy and opportunities available for recruits in advanced electronics. Plus the chicks dig it! Plenty of shots of sailors using 1960s electronic equipment. 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.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
PeriscopeFilm
by U.S. Navy
movies

eye 3,267

favorite 4

comment 2

A scenic cruise along the Hudson and the East River in New York is used to discuss the history of the U.S. Navy, from its earliest era to the present. Features footage of the SS United States, RMS Queen Mary, the Statue of Liberty and the United Nations. Also contains shots of the fighting ship USS Constitution, known as "Old Ironsides".
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Topic: U.S. Navy propaganda film.
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by U.S. Navy
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This wonderful propaganda film features Lowell Thomas narrating. Probably made before Pearl Harbor, the film features a brief segment at the end identifying Adolph Hitler and Japan as American adversaries. Some of the material includes: fleet maneuvers involving battleships, cruisers, destroyers and aircraft carriers, PT boats including PT-9, the destroyer USS Phelps (DD-360) launching a torpedo at sea, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, basic training, sailors drilling and exercising at sea....
Topic: U.S. Navy recruiting film.
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by U.S. Navy
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Produced in cooperation with the United States Navy, "The Eyes of the Navy" follows aviators through their basic training in Pensacola, Florida and advanced training at Naval Air Station San Diego, California. Various phases of instruction are shown, from classroom work, to instrument training in a Link trainer, solo flight and carrier landings and take-offs from USS Enterprise (CV-6). Some other highlights include machine gun practice, bombing and dive bombing practice. Features a...
Topic: U.S. Navy recruiting film.
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by U.S. Navy
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This fascinating travelogue was made in 1934, in the era when China was in the grip of the Imperial nations. America operated its own fleet of warships in Chinese waters, to protect American interests, especially the tankers belonging to Standard Oil. Shown in the film are various U.S. Navy warships and gunboats, and although none are identified by name the USS Augusta (CA-31), flagship for the Asiatic fleet, is clearly visible. Canton and Shanghai are cities visited during the course of the...
Topic: U.S. Navy Recruiting Film
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by U.S. Navy
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One of the U.S. Navy's industrial incentive films, the Life and Death of the USS Hornet traces the valiant career of CV-8. Footage includes the launching of the Doolittle Raider B-25s on their mission to strike Tokyo in 1942, including White House reaction by President Roosevelt that the planes came from "Shangri-La." Also on this film, is footage of the ill-fated Torpedo 8 Squadron which was sacrificed at the Battle of Midway. The carrier USS Hornet was sunk during the Battle of...
Topic: U.S. Navy propaganda film.
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A basic training film made by the U.S. Navy, "Co-ordinated Anti-Submarine Warfare Part I Why?" discusses how surface ships, aircraft and submarines work together to unravel the submarine threat.  The film begins with images of a Soviet submarine operating on the surface, and then explains basic anti-submarine techniques. This includes a discussion of both passive and active sonar, and shows how sonobuoys and other technology are deployed to locate enemy submarines.  Features footage...
Topic: U.S. Navy training film.
A/V Geeks
by U.S. Public Health Service
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Discusses housing and other environmental conditions of migrant worker camps. Shows safeguards against such health hazards as pests, dirt, and unsafe water. Stresses the responsibilities of workers, growers, and others. 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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Topics: public health, migrant workers
A/V Geeks
by U.S. Public Health Service
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Depicts techniques, materials and equipment developed in using aircraft for mosquito control. Indicates the kind of situation in which such control may economically and feasibly be applied. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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Topics: public health, mosquitoes, aircraft, pesticide
A/V Geeks
by U.S. Treasury Dept.
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The picture that takes the wraps off the most hush-hush secret of the war, revealing the role of radar. Features a picture epic of an actual flight over Japan.  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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Topics: RADAR, World War II
A/V Geeks
by U.S. War Department
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 Describes the year in which Britain stood alone against the Axis. Tells how the Nazi Air Force attacked British cities and relates how Britain fought back, finally stopping Hitler. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks 16mm Archive. 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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Topic: World War II
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by U.S. War Department
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Although this film was made by the War Department, the fingerprints of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) are all over it. In thirty minutes, the film details the background of the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy, and attempts to assess the character and make-up of its footsoldiers and leadership. The movie discusses the feudal origins of Japan, and the rise of the Samurai, contextualizing modern Japan's militarism with its earlier history. The history of Japan's imperial conquests is also...
Topic: Army training film.
A/V Geeks
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Shows the awards ceremony for the Bombing and Navigation Competition 1974.
Topic: Strategic Air Command
A/V Geeks
by US Air Force
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An US Air Force recruitment film for U-2 and TR-1 reconnaissance jet pilots. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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Topics: usaf, aviation, u2, tr-1, reconnaissance
A/V Geeks
by US Air Force
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About the Air Forces Thunderbirds. Shows them boarding the jets and some of the maneuvers. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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Topics: usaf, thunderbirds, jets