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Bridgeton Maine USA 1941 stock footage and images

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A large number of men and women sit on a bob-sled in Bridgeton, Maine.

A long racing sled in Bridgeton, Maine. A large number of men and women sit on a bob-sled. Buildings in the background. The sled carries people over snow on the mountains. Trees lined on either side of the snow covered ground. Several men watch as the sled passes by. Cameramen take pictures.

Date: 1941, January 28
Duration: 48 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Church and parishioners in Polish section of Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1941

Film opens showing Saint Michael's Archangel Church at 310 Pulaski Street, in the Polish section of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Snow is seen on some church stairs. But the main entrance is cleared and some parishioners are entering there. Many others are emerging from other exits. (The Marchlinski brothers, Joseph and Anthony, have been identified walking towards the left at TC: 00:24 through 00:27.) Various views of parishioners leaving the church. All are in winter clothes. Closeups of some as they pass the camera. View of church cornerstone displaying the date: September 2, 1907 and St. Michael Church (in Polish). Closeup of men conversing on sidewalk near the church. Most wear fedora hats. But one, who seems somewhat senior, wears a bowler. Ladies and gentlemen are seen wearing hats.

Date: 1941, February
Duration: 1 min 21 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Longshoremen in San Fransisco, California, and farm workers in Bridgeton, New Jersey, demonstrate strikes.

Aerial view of waterfront dock areas at San Francisco Harbor. Longshoremen dock workers in San Francisco demonstrate during a labor dispute and strike for better wages. Police fire tear gas guns at the demonstrators to restore law and order. Farm workers on strike in Bridgeton, New Jersey clash with authorities as they protest and demonstrate for better work conditions. Protestors throwing rocks and men spraying water from hoses. Police grab an African American woman near a farm truck. The polic make many arrests to restore law and order.

Date: 1934, July 9
Duration: 1 min 45 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Period before U.S. formal entry into World War II. German submarines torpedo American ships and Japanese attack Pearl Harbor

Preface to U.S. in World War 2. German U-boat on surface. Crew climbing down into submarine and at duty stations while submerged. Torpedo trails bubbles underwater. Ship hit and explodes. Newspapers report torpedoing of American ships: SS Robin Moor, SS Lehigh, SS Sessa, SS Steelfarer, and SS Montana, by German U-boats. Secretary of War, Henry L. Stimson calls on U.S. Navy to secure sea lanes. Wendell Wilkie agrees. U.S. Congress repeals Neutrality Act, November 17, 1941. Deck guns being placed on U.S. Merchantmen. Japanese warships docked and troops entering Indochina, as local people watch.Japanese troops by Dong Dang, near Chinese border. Situation described by animated illustrations.Japanese Special Envoy, Saburo Kurusu, is dispatched to Washington. Pan American Boeing 314 flying boat taking off. Japanese Naval Task Force of warships underway. Kurusu arriving in San Francisco, on November 14, 1941. He steps from the aircraft and makes statement to reporters. Japanese Ambassador, Kichisaburo Nomura, and Special Envoy Kurusu escorted into the White House by Secretary of State Cordell Hull, on November 17, 1941. Japanese troops bombarding Chinese city with artillery. November 26, 1941, View of Executive Office Building with statue of Victory atop U.S. Army First Division Monument. Secretary Hull announcing proposal to Japan.The Japanese representatives leaving the White House. Japanese aircraft carriers steaming toward Pearl Harbor. Japanese flight crews getting briefed on December 7,1941. Nakajima B5N (Kate) torpedo bombers taking off and in formation. Secretary Hull at his desk. The aloha tower and aerial view of Honolulu. Sailors at outdoor Sunday service, and relaxing at Pearl Harbor. Vehicle entering Hickam Field. Japanese airplanes bombing Pearl Harbor. Explosions on U.S. warships. USS Arizona (BB-39) suffers direct hit and explosion, as filmed from the deck of U.S. Navy Hospital Ship, USS Solace (AH-5). Shots of pilots and point of view from pilots inside Japanese bomber and attack aircraft, through a mix of dramatized segments from Japanese propaganda films about the Pearl Harbor attack, and real footage from the Pearl Harbor attack. View from Japanese planes bombing and strafing Ford Island. U.S. sailors firing antiaircraft and machine guns down Japanese planes. Secretary Hull describes memorandum from Japanese.

Date: 1941
Duration: 7 min 52 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Workers at Vultee Plant assembles Vultee BT-13 planes in Downey CA.

Workers at Vultee Plant assemble various parts of Vultee BT-13 planes in Downey CA. Assembly of wings can be seen. Workers work at main frame of plane and attach it to motored rotor blades. A completed BT-13 exits the assembly line out in open for testing.June 1941.

Date: 1941, June
Duration: 39 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
General Motors guidelines for maintaining private cars during World War II, when none were manufactured in the U.S.A.

General Motors film entitled: "It's up to US," explains how to maintain private cars during World War 2, when all manufacturers switched to production of war materiel. Bugler, in U.S. Army uniform, blows reveille. Montage of American scenes, including homes and gardens; mountains; forests and lumberjacks felling a tree; an oil well gusher spewing crude oil; open pit mining operations; Niagara falls; flock of sheep grazing; workers picking cotton and it being delivered to a processing plant by horse-drawn wagon; a large timber log being cut into boards in a lumber mill; steel being manufactured for the war effort; a woman housewife or homemaker saving foods in a refrigerator in a vintage 1940s kitchen; a man cutting his lawn; a woman vacuuming her carpet; a woman taking clothes from a washing machine; a farmer plowing with a tractor; automobiles on American road and in parking lot of a defense plant. A driver with worn and dented 1938 Chevrolet Coupe car parked in front of a home is assisted by another who drives up behind him in a 1941 Oldsmobile and gives him a push. Sign at a Chevrolet service garage reading: "Official O.P.A. Tire Inspection Station." A 1942 Chevrolet 2-door fastback car drives into the garage. Mechanic greets driver and begins routine service, including: adding distilled water to battery; draining oil from car up on hydraulic lift. Scene shifts to a mechanic lubricates fittings on a 1937 Chevy on a lift at a gas station. Scene reverts to the earlier garage where mechanic drains cooling system, and refills it. The mechanic removes the carburetor and services it on a bench. He checks distributor rotor and makes compression checks. He cleans and re-gaps spark plugs, and checks tires and brakes. Cars driving on a town street. Mechanic aligning wheels on 1941 Chevrolet. Animated illustrations of tire wear from alignment problems. Servicing air in tire of 1942 2-door Chevy. More animated illustrations of tire problems. Illustrated explanation of rotation for bias tires.

Date: 1943
Duration: 8 min 16 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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