Responsibilities and assets of NATO's SACLANT. View from cockpit of aircraft landing on deck of U.S. aircraft carrier USS Bennington (CVA-20). Scenes of Atlantic ocean. Periscope of submarine breaks surface. View through periscope. American convoy underway during WWII in the Atlantic Ocean. Enemy submarine launches torpedo. Ships being struck by torpedoes. Underwater view of submarine. A torpedoed ship sinking. Views of empty Nazi submarine pens. A Douglas DC-4 passenger airplane passes by the Empire State building, while in flight over Manhattan Island, New York City. Steamships in terminals on the Hudson River. Tug boats and barges in New York harbor. Ocean-going cargo ships pass by the Statue of Liberty. Vehicular traffic in the streets of Norfolk, Virginia. A sign reads 'US Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia'. View of ships and harbor at Norfolk Naval Station. Headquarters of the Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic (SACLANT). NATO officers in the "great map room of SACLANT" at the Headquarters. World map placed on a wall. Scene from 1952: U.S. Navy Captain briefs Admiral Lynde D. McCormick, Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet and also SACLANT. Map shows areas of SACLANT responsibility extending around the Atlantic from Southern Europe around past Iceland to the maritime provinces of Canada and down to the U.S. coast.. Surfaced submarine launches Regulus missile. Scene from 1960: U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Independence (CV-62) underway. Aircraft parked aboard the aircraft carrier. View of Naval Air Base at Oceana, Virginia. Douglas F4D flies above runway as another lands. Navy F8 aircraft parked on ramp. Canadian Naval Base at Halifax, Nova Scotia, with views of derricks, cranes, piers, and warships.
Firefighters use water hoses on buildings in Atlantic City following a large fire that spanned 2 city blocks, destroying 4 hotels and 13 cottages. Scenes of demolished buildings. A sign for the Congress Hotel half burned and laying on the ground. View of the steps of the Congress Hotel which is all that remains of the completely destroyed building. Firemen working. Scenes of wreckage.
The debut act of 'The Incredible Romba' at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City, NJ. He gets into his 'rocket car' and the car comes down a slide kept in an enclosure. The car somersaults in the air and falls on a bed at the base of the slide. A man comes running to the car. The audience applauds. The Incredible Rhomba emerges from the car unharmed. View as he stands smiling beside the slide.
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.
Major catastophe events of the year 1952. Views of destruction on the ground in Elizabeth, New Jersey, after American Airlines flight 6780, a Convair 240, crashed into a house at Williamson and South Streets on January 22, 1952. Burned wreckage and devastation seen at the crash site in Elizabeth following the crash and subsequent explosions damaging or destroying multipole houses in the 600 block of Williamson Street. In the first few seconds of the clip, the Battin High School for Girls is seen in the background. The school was adjacent to the crash but not hit. Narrator also describes the crash of an Army transport plane in California which killed 86 soldiers, but no images of that crash are shown. Next scenes shift to England, on September 6, 1952, as a de Havilland DH.110 jet aircraft, piloted by John Derry, explodes in midair after achieving Mach 1 and then beginning a left bank and climb at 450 knots during the 1952 Farnborough Airshow. Spectators at the British air show are seen on the ground in the area below the explosion and where debris rained down on the crowd causing deaths and injuries. Engines from the blown-up DH.110 plane (prototype, ID WG236) are seen hurtling through the sky toward Observation Hill immediately after the mid-air explosion. Scenes show crowd working to tend to the wounded and shocked families and children crying.
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.