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Areas of responsibility under NATO Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic. Views from 1950s and 1960s.

Closeup of a freighter steaming past the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor. Sailors riding on a commercial bus near the entrance to the U.S. Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia. Traffic at the road intersection.Sign identifying the base. Views of ships docked at the base. Flags flying outside the Headquarters of NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic (SACLANT). View of the great map room inside the headquarters. Officers from various NATO countries seated for a briefing conducted by A U.S. Navy Captain circa 1954. The most senior officers, including the first SACLANT, Admiral Lynde D. McCormick, step close to the map, where he speaks to the briefing officer. Closeup of the briefing officer moving images of aircraft over the map in the vicinity of the Portuguese Azore Islands. Closeup of straits of Gibraltar and then of Brest and Cherbourg on the coast of France; the Western approaches to the British Isles; the Norwegian coast; Iceland; Northern Labrador; the whole seaboard of Canada and the United States. View of waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Glimpse back to Admiral McCormick at the briefing map and then to a partially submerged submarine moving in water of the Atlantic. Narrator mentions subs of the 1960s. U.S. nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine launches a polaris missile. Final view of briefing map.erge.

Date: 1962
Duration: 2 min 28 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Canadian jet aircraft are in formation flight and land at Scotland.

62 Canadian Sabre Jets arrives at an RAF (Royal Air Force) base in Scotland. Canadian Jets are in formation flight Soldiers stand beside jeeps. A Canadian jets lands after completing a jet formation flight across the Atlantic Ocean successfully. A Royal Canadian Air Force pilot is greeted for an impressive achievement. Jets parked in a line after major contribution in NATO(North Atlantic Treaty Organization) defense.

Date: 1954, June 3
Duration: 38 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U-boat activity on shipping in World War 2; NATO Naval operations protecting oceans during the Cold War

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. Point of view inside a submarine as seen through periscope looking at a target ship. American convoy underway during World War 2 in the Atlantic Ocean. Underwater shot as a submarine launches torpedo. Freighter ships being struck by torpedoes. Underwater view of submarine. A torpedoed ship sinking, with only its bow sticking up in the air and then sinking under the ocean. Views of empty Nazi submarine pens in Brest or Lorient. 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
 
 
South Goodwin tilts on one side as it sinks in the Atlantic Ocean.

British ship South Goodwin submerges into water in the Atlantic Ocean. A light ship South Goodwin sinking. The ship tilts on one side. The ship submerging in water. Two men wearing headphones at controls. HMS Romola R class Destroyer underway at sea. 'Romola' written on the ship. The crew members on the deck of the ship. The rescued men from South Goodwin approach a raft. The men on the raft underway. The crew members on the deck. The ship tilts on one side as it sinks.

Date: 1954
Duration: 39 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
An F4D Skyray aircraft catapulted from USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) in the Atlantic Ocean undergoes a carrier evaluation test.

A U.S. Navy F4D Skyray carrier based interceptor-fighter undergoes first tests aboard USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) in the Atlantic Ocean. Lieutenant Commander James F. Verdin boards the F4D Skyray on the deck of USS Coral Sea. The aircraft takes off from the carrier deck. The aircraft in flight. It lands on the deck of the carrier.

Date: 1954, January 25
Duration: 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
USS Mississippi (AG-128) fires Terrier Missile, drone explodes and crashes into Atlantic Ocean.

Guided Missile Terrier for the USS Mississippi (AG-128) in the Atlantic Ocean. A Terrier missile is fired. Drops booster bottle. Flame and smoke. White vapor trail of drone plane. The drone explodes as missile hits it and crashes into the sea. Missile fired and dropping booster bottle. Missile hits drone and drone plummets toward sea. Two missiles fired. Drone airborne.

Date: 1954, November 11
Duration: 3 min 42 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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