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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
 
 
New York Yankees and New York Giants baseball teams train in the north during World War II

The New York Yankees train at Atlantic City New Jersey for the 1944 baseball season, during World War 2. Yankees players, wearing long sleeves, jog around the infield. Manager Joe McCarthy addresses the club. Players warm up with throwing and batting drills. Outfielder Ed Levy (#9) swings in batting cage. Second baseman Stuffy Sternweiss (#2) takes a swing. Manager McCarthy clowns around with movie camera. Action shifts to New York Giants spring training camp in Lakewood, New Jersey. Catcher Gus Mancuso takes part in camera tricks. Manager and Hall of Fame slugger Mel Ott looks over his squad. Shortshop Billy Jurges hits a ground ball. (Note: Spring training for all Major League Baseball clubs was in the north that year because of travel restrictions during World War II.)

Date: 1944, March 16
Duration: 1 min 25 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Buildings, boardwalk, beach, and Steel Pier of Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Atlantic City, New Jersey. Views of buildings in the city from a higher building, looking out over the city. View of the Atlantic City boardwalk, with walkers on it. Group of men playing a ball game on the Bathing Beach in Atlantic City. Then the men climb on top of each other, one on the shoulders of another. Pilings and rocks with the surf coming in. Buildings on the beach. Steel Pier is seen in the distance.

Date: 1917
Duration: 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The SPARS complete a five months radio course to be radio operators during their training in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The United States Coast Guard Women's Reserve (SPARS) working in the Atlantic City, New Jersey. Women seated on chairs inside a building. They complete a five months radio course to be radio operators. Women marching on the ground. A board on a building reads: 'US Coast Guard Training Station'.

Date: 1944, June 15
Duration: 35 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Lucy, the elephant building made of wood and tin, seen near Atlantic City in Margate, New Jersey, United States

Structure of a giant, hollow wooden elephant building. Dubbed Lucy, this building was built in 1882. It weighs 90 tons and has a substructure of wood and skin made of hammered tin. Men and women tourists go inside the elephant building through a door in the elephants leg at bottom. It is located near the Atlantic coast, in Margate, New Jersey, United States, two miles south of Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Date: 1919
Duration: 23 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Fire fighters tackle with forest fire near the Atlantic City in New Jersey, USA.

Wind swept forest fire destroys thousands of acres of woods near the Atlantic City in New Jersey, United States. Fire fighters work day and night to fight the blazing forest inferno.

Date: 1951, May 10
Duration: 51 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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