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The First U.S. Air Force film report about the Strategic Air Command made in January 1960.

Film opens with still portrait of U.S. Strategic Air (SAC) Commander in Chief, General Thomas S. Power., who is heard saying "Peace is Our Profession." Signs outside SAC headquarters, bearing the same message. Glimpse of entry gate to the headquarters. View of Atlas missile displayed on the headquarters grounds. Closeups of the missile, at top and bottom. Air Force personnel manning phones in SAC Control Center, underground,at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Others are seen walking near extremely large wall displays. View of the main Control Center with officers at their respective stations. View of person entering past guards into the underground facility. A briefing officer climbs onto a moving platform that elevates him so he can brief the center personnel, while referring to one of the large wall displays. View of teletype machines receiving messages in the Center. Digital clocks show times in places like Guam and Alaska. The famous "Red Telephone" from which it is possible to launch the entire SAC strike force, all over the world, within seconds after warning of an enemy attack has been received at SAC Headquarters. B-47 bombers taxiing on a base. Closeups of some taxiing. A B-47 bomber taking off and flying high above the camera. Extreme closeup from outside of crew members in cockpit of B-47 in flight. Flight of three B-47s flying in formation.

Date: 1960, January
Duration: 2 min 44 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Making a brief history of Totem Poles of Alaska.

Landscape of Alaska is shown. Trees, glaciers, dense forests and woods of Alaska. View of mills. Forest rangers can be seen in boat reaching Alaska through water ways. Forest rangers walk up to totem poles with overgrown vegetation. A village can be seen near the water. A civilian near a bunch of totem poles. An Alaskan Native American Indian artist teaching a young man how to carve a totem pole out of tree. Men cutting and carving trees and drawing outlines of figures on wood blocks. A carver sharpens his axe and works on long block of wood. Figures are carved on wood. Then the totem poles are painted with colors. Views of completed totems raised up. Tourists looking at the totem poles.

Date: 1960
Duration: 4 min 32 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
South Eastern areas of Alaska where totem poles are made.

Landscape of Alaska, areas of South Eastern Alaska where totem poles are made are shown. View of glaciers across water. Two ladies get off the plane. Fishing crew catching fishes. View of waterfall. Green mountains of Alaska shown.

Date: 1960
Duration: 1 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Dog sled as Army patrol team moves over a trail, wearing skis and white camouflage clothing holding to a tow line in Alaska.

U.S. Army patrol on skis in Alaska, United States. Air Force personnel hitch dog. Dog team with a sled as its gets underway along side of fence and team moves on a trail in woods. Army patrol wearing skis and white camouflage clothing as they hold to a tow line. Dog sled as team moves over a trail in woods. USA weasel pulls USA patrol men wearing skis and white camouflage clothing over a snow-covered ground. Dog sled go down trail in woods. Dogs rest.

Date: 1960, April 8
Duration: 1 min 27 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
USA sergeant instructs a USAF sergeant at a large wall map in an air room in Alaska, United States.

U.S. Air Force personnel at work in Alaska, United States. USA sergeant instructs a U.S. Air Force sergeant at a large wall map in an air room at Tri-Service Alaskan Command.

Date: 1960, June 23
Duration: 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Totem poles of Alaska with diffent figures representing different people and events.

Totem poles or large carvings made from trunks of trees. Different figures on poles represent different poople or events. View of different totem poles in Alaska. Children listen to the story of totem poles from a carver. Many views of children looking at totem poles. A totem house in Alaska, a man enters the house. Men wearing chilkat blankets in the house. View of a ceremonial dance in the house.

Date: 1960
Duration: 4 min 47 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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