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Scenes of life and American lifestyle in many American cities in late 1940s; famous American landmarks.

Flags of various NATO member countries. Flag of NATO. Film 'The Atlantic Community' introduces the United States as a NATO member. American landscape views. American men,women and children walk to church. Memorial marking first settlements in America. Back Bay neighborhood along bank of Charles River in Boston. Side and front view of Old State House in Boston. Pedestrians and traffic with 1940s automobiles on busy streets of Boston. Exterior view of Faneuil Hall and flower market in Boston. Civilians walk in street and cars drive by. Sweeping views of Harvard University campus buildings. View of New York city. Empire State building. Manhattan Island New York City as seen from the water. Tall buildings and skyscrapers of Manhattan. Upward panning view from ground to top of Empire State Building in 1949. Busy street in New York city. American people at work including a man operating precision manufacturing equipment, a woman typing on a typewriter, and a man carpenter sawing wood. A seamstress sews clothing, an executive on the telephone in an office, factory workers at work; bricklayers working; women examine clothing designs, draftsmen at work on drawing plans. View inside a locomotive of the engineer operating a train at high speed. View from exterior of passenger train as it approaches and passes by. Aerial views of farmland and hay in fields under a dusk sky. Elevated view of American industrial factories and smoke pouring from chimney stack pipes. Cowboys with herd of cows at the foothills of Rocky mountains. American dam on a massive lake. View of the Mormon Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Mormon temple from a distant elevated position with mountains in background, and then a street level view of Salt Lake Temple with statue of Brigham Young in foreground and 1940s vehicles. Aerial view of Lockheed Constellation aircraft in flight. American landscape views. Mountains and oceans. Golden Gate Bridge. Niagara Falls view. Fort Montgomery. The Rainbow Bridge from U.S. to Canada.

Date: 1949
Duration: 5 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Headquarters of the Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic (SACLANT) in Norfolk, Virginia. Canadian Naval Base, Halifax ,NS

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.

Date: 1960
Duration: 5 min 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Girls scout mariners raise sails as they get underway for a ten day cruise in the Chesapeake Bay in the Atlantic Ocean.

Girls scout mariners aboard a schooner Wm. J. Stanford in the Chesapeake Bay in the Atlantic Ocean. The girls board the schooner as they get underway in the Chesapeake Bay. The girls raise the sails of the schooner. They pull a rope. The schooner underway in the bay.

Date: 1940, June 24
Duration: 31 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A British Pom Pom gun shoots down an enemy aircraft in the Atlantic Ocean during World War II.

British Pom Pom gun being fired in the Atlantic Ocean during World War II. A British Pom Pom gun aboard a ship being fired. Explosions occur at sea. A low flying enemy aircraft is hit. The aircraft bursts into flames and smoke rises. It plunges into the sea.

Date: 1940
Duration: 25 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
View of the snow covered mountains from a ship underway in th Atlantic Ocean.

A ship on its way to Norway in the Atlantic Ocean. A group of people on a field as a camera man takes pictures. Snow covered mountains in the area. A huge steel frame structure. A view of the snow covered mountains from a ship on its way to Norway.

Date: 1940
Duration: 58 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A Netherlands freighter having difficulty in heavy seas, in Atlantic Ocean.

Views from another ship of a Netherlands freighter enveloped in smoke and spray in extremely heavy wind and sea conditions. The freighter is seen from various angles, as it moves about. Smoke is not coming from its main stack, but from elswhere in the deck. In a calmer moment, the ship appears not to be in trouble.

Date: 1940
Duration: 2 min 5 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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