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Scenes of the Blue Ridge Mountains and children move around in Albemarle, Virginia.

'Thomas Jefferson and Monticello' depicts the Blue Ridge Mountains in Albemarle Virginia: Thomas Jefferson's home town. Scenes of the mountains and a river. A stone slab enclosed in a fence in front of a tree. Dramatization: A young actor portraying Thomas Jefferson sits on a grassland. Two children stand in front of a tree. A young boy observes a bird sitting on his hand. Two young boys walk across a ground and a dog follows. A boy observes. A house behind trees. A Negro man works outside the house and a young boy observes.

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 14 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Bomber aircraft Keystone LB-5A drop bomb on a concrete bridge over the Pee Dee River in Albemarle, North Carolina.

United States Army Air Corps Keystone LB-5A drop bombs on a concrete bridge over the Pee Dee River in Albemarle, North Carolina. A bomb strikes a concrete bridge. Water splashes due to the bombing. LB-5A bomber aircraft drop bombs. An explosion on the bridge. Smoke rises due to the explosion. A hit on the bridge. The wrecked bridge.

Date: 1930
Duration: 47 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
University of Virginia and Thomas Jefferson's statue in Charlottesville,Virginia.

Scenes from the Academical Village at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. A sketch of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia, on a table. View of the North side of the Rotunda, and the statue of Thomas Jefferson in front of the Rotunda. Students standing on the steps of Old Cabell Hall, with a view past a statue of Blind Homer with his Student Guide, by Moses Ezekiel, and up the Lawn toward the Rotunda South entrance. A couple walking on the lawn. Women stand and talk on the Rotunda terrace near the East Lawn. Lawn at the Academical Village of the University of Virginia. Students walking on the East Lawn steps beside the Rotunda, toward University Avenue. Three U.S. military soldiers stand with a woman in front of a statue of Thomas Jefferson, founder of the University of Virginia, located on the West Lawn. (World War II period).

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 9 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
Launches of several U.S. Warships during World War II

Preparations for launch of the USS Hancock (CV-19) at Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, on January 24, 1944. . Shipyard riggers removing supports from under the ship's hull. Platform at bow is decorated with bunting. Scene shifts to Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York, and the launching of the USS Missouri (BB-63), on January 29, 1944. Crowd gathered around the bow as the Missouri goes down the ways. Another change of scene to the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company of Newport News, Virginia. Here the ways are emptied following the launch of the Light Cruiser, USS Hancock (CL-81) on June 19, 1943. The Hancock can be seen in the water. Tugs attend to the newly launched Cruiser.

Date: 1944, January 24
Duration: 3 min 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Destruction in coastal northeast USA from the 1944 "Great Atlantic Hurricane" (First example of a named hurricane in the US)

Views of The Great Atlantic Hurricane lashing at northeast United States areas (after having already hit the North Carolina Outer Banks), and views of the aftermath and early cleanup following the storm. Regions shown include Atlantic City, Long Island (where it came ashore as a category 3 hurricane on September 15, 1944), New York City suburbs, and parts of New England. High surf flooding boardwalks and coastal cities. Trees bent over and snapped in high winds. People walking with difficulty in the high winds. Streets of towns submerged in water. Coastal docks destroyed and large boats scattered high onto shore areas. Trees, poles, and wires downed over roads and homes. Entire homes moved off of their foundations and placed down the street. The "Great Atlantic Hurricane" was the first example of a named hurricane by the Miami Hurricane Warning Office, which later became the National Hurricane Center. The name was meant to reflect the hurricane's size and intensity.

Date: 1944, September 15
Duration: 1 min 56 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Various Allied Generals assume new commands in Italy during December, 1944, World War II.

On 12 December, 1944, at an airport in Naples, Italy, British General Sir Henry Nathan Wilson inspects an honor guard of American Military Policemen in formation. (Narrator states he is en route to replace the late Field Marshal Sir John Dill, in Washington, DC, USA) A contingent of British troops is also present as part of the honor guard, on the wet airport tarmac. (Narrator states that Wilson will head the British Joint Staff Mission and be personal military representative for Prime Minister Winston Churchill.) He approaches a line of U.S. military officers who salute him. Closeup of General Wilson With U.S. Army Air Forces Lieutenant General Ira C. Eaker, next to U.S. Vice Admiral Kent Hewitt. Also with them (back to camera) is British Admiral Sir John Henry Dacres Cunningham, Commander-in-Chief for the Mediterranean Fleet. Next, General Wilson and his party are seen boarding a British Avro York four-engine Heavy Transport aircraft. View from the ground, of the aircraft cockpit and the engines running as it taxis out for takeoff. Change of scene shows troops gathered in open air battlefield environment. General Mark Clark, now Commander-in-Chief of the Allied 15th Army Group, decorates some members of the 5th Army, as General Lucian King Truscott Jr. (new 5th Army Commander) stands by his side. General Clark says farewell to members of the 5th Army and shakes hands with many of them. (World War II; WW II; World War 2; World War Two)

Date: 1944, December 12
Duration: 1 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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