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Smoke arises as the gasoline escaping from a ship underway in the Block Island,catches fire.

A gasoline cargo catches fire underway in the Block Island. A ship underway. A man petting a dog. The gasoline escaping from the ship catches fire. Smoke arising from the cargo.

Date: 1939, February 12
Duration: 42 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Under General Douglas MacArthur command the Allied troops capture Leyte Islands from the Japanese.

The life of General Douglas MacArthur. MacArthur on captured islands in the Pacific theater. Gen. Douglas confers and walks with other commanders. Animated map shows Allied advance from New Guinea Islands towards the Philippine Islands. General Douglas in conference with President Roosevelt, and Admiral Nimitz. MacArthur points at a map and explains his plan of action. In accordance to the plan the Allied convoy sails towards Leyte Islands. Fight at the islands. Behind naval bombardment the allied troops land on the island. MacArthur's face is iluminated by intermittent light from Naval Gunfire at night as he watches the landing from a battleship. In daylight, MacArthur on deck with with a three-star general, as he smokes his corn cob pipe. Allied troops establish a beachead on Leyte. General MacArthur gets off an Landing ship and wades ashore. Allied troops move towards Manila. Block-by-block fighting against Japanese forces in Manila. American paratroops jump and land on Corregidor. MacArthur and his staff stroll down a street in Manila. He visits the prison camps and speaks with joyful former prisonersof the Japanese. MacArthur salutes as the American Flag is raised over Corregidor. Image of atomic explosion. MacArthur gets off a plane wearing 5 stars. Scenes of Japanese surrender ceremony aboard the Battleship Missouri. MacArthur gives an address to conclude the proceedings.

Date: 1944
Duration: 7 min 14 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes of New York City buildings in 1939, and of the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair

From the Ford Motor Company produced film, "Scenes From the World of Tomorrow" documenting the 1939-1940 World's Fair in New York City. View of buildings of the New York World's Fair of 1940. The Brooklyn Bridge. Aerial view of Manhattan Island, New York City. Skyscrapers of New York City including the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building. New York Harbor and ships in the harbor. View of the buildings of the New York Worlds Fair in the distance in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, as seen from high in a skyscraper of New York City. The Fair's Trylon and Perisphere stand out. People walk along the sides of fountains and waterways at the fair. Crowds milling about, bands marching, dancers performing. Flags of many nations flying on the flag poles. Celebration of the 150th anniversary of George Washington, as the first President of the United States and a statue of George Washington. A bus moves on the street. Fountains and a small bridge near a waterway. Pavilions of nations of England, Japan, and Italy. The USA building and some of the buildings of U.S. States including Maine and Florida. Fountains and waterways of the fair. Woman and two girls eat ice cream cones. A Raymond Loewy - designed S1 experimental streamlined locomotive created for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Pavilions of American Telephone & Telegraph and of United States Steel Corporation, also of Westinghouse, Goodrich, Chrysler, and General Motors.

Date: 1939
Duration: 4 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Tugs tow USS Block Island loaded with P-47 Thunderbolts in a channel in Belfast.

USS Block Island loaded with P-47 Thunderbolts arrives in Belfast, Ireland. Tugs tow the ship in a channel. P-47 Thunderbolt fighter planes on the deck of USS Block Island. The ship near the pier.

Date: 1945, September 14
Duration: 1 min 4 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A P-47 Thunderbolt plane is unloaded from USS Block Island and is towed by a tractor from the dock in Belfast.

USS Block Island loaded with P-47 Thunderbolts arrives in Belfast, Ireland. The ship near the pier. A P-47 is lowered on the dock by a crane. A tractor tows the P-47 from the dock. The crane is unhooked from the plane by an airman. P-47s on a field.

Date: 1945, September 14
Duration: 1 min 40 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
German troops fire artillery at a Polish harbor and smoke rises due to bombardment in Gdynia, Poland during World War II.

A film about the Invasion of Poland in 1939 by German Army during World War II. A polish harbor in Gdynia. The poles of sunk ships are laid at the harbor to block the entrance of German warships. The German troops fire an artillery across the harbor. Smoke rises at the harbor due to an explosion. A soldier fires a gun. A German warship at the harbor. The troops fire guns on a deck. Smoke rises due to bombardment. A troop fires a gun in the foreground. A puff of smoke is formed.

Date: 1943
Duration: 47 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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