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Russian American aircraft designer Igor Sikorsky test flies the Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 helicopter in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Igor Sikorsky, Russian American Designer of U.S. aircraft, demonstrates a test flight of the Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 helicopter in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Igor Sikorsky seated in the cockpit of the Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 helicopter. Igor Sikorsky holds the controls in his hands. A single three-blade main rotor and a smaller anti-torque tail mounted rotor on the VS-300. People look at the VS-300 hovering in the air. The helicopter raises from the ground and hovers in the air. The helicopter descends to the ground.

Date: 1940, May 22
Duration: 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A WW1 era Mark VIII tank is tested in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Testing and demonstration of ordnance material in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Mark VIII tank of World War I tested in Bridgeport, Connecticut on 31st October 1918. Tank moves out a yard. Interiors of the tank and the controls. Assistant Secretary of War Benedict Crowell, General CC Williams and British military men observe the Mark VIII tank undergo climbing test. Tank climbs up and down a slope.

Date: 1918
Duration: 2 min 32 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Testing of a Mark VIII tank in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Testing and demonstration of ordnance material in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Mark VIII tank of World War I tested in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Tank moves in high gear as it undergoes a speed test. It climbs down ramps and runs cross country. Tank moves on a forest road as a car follows it. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)

Date: 1918
Duration: 2 min 15 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Mark VIII tank of World War I undergoes tree smashing and climbing tests in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Testing and demonstration of ordnance material in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Mark VIII tank of World War I tested in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Tank smashes apple tree during a tree smashing test to test its traction power. Tank moves over a 14 feet obstruction trench from the flat side. Tank moves over a trench from mound side during a climbing test. Mark VIII climbs over a stone wall. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)

Date: 1918
Duration: 3 min 19 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The maneuverable and powerful Mark VIII tank of World War I era drives through a stone wall in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Testing and demonstration of ordnance material in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Mark VIII tank of World War I tested in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Tank moves down a slope to exhibit its rolling resistance and ease of control in stopping and turning. American soldiers gather around the tank. Tank moves across a mounted stone wall. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)

Date: 1918
Duration: 1 min 27 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
France surrenders to Germany at Compiegne. The London Blitz. President Roosevelt signs Lend Lease Act.

German troops in formation outside the railroad car, in Compiegne, France, where Germany surrendered to France, in World War I. Now, it is being used ironically, by Hitler to secure the surrender of France on June 22, 1940. A formation of German German Dornier Do-17 bombers in flight. Aerial views of the London ablaze during the Blitz. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Lend Lease Act. Men load a truck with Lend Lease materials in boxes marked, "U.S.A." View of freight train leaving a switch yard. View of freight train passing by with cargo marked 'Bullard Machine Tools, Bridgeport, Conn."

Date: 1940, June 22
Duration: 47 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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