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Launching of NATIV missile under Project MX770 in California United States.

A scientist makes a presentation of Project MX770 showing coverage of model and various phases of missile development from 1946-1951. Development of NATIV (NORTH AMERICAN TEST INSTRUMENTATION VEHICLE) missile is between 1946-47 while NAVAHO is developed between 1948-49.The presentation shows the pulling of test vehicle under launching tower and its vertical position. A technician ties guide wires near the top of the missile.The missile is fired. Graphical presentation shows the parabolic pathway of missile showing altitude of 400mt and speed of mach8 (2722.32m/s). The firing range of Navaho is 3000mt from surface to surface.The missile uses Ramjet engines. Models of three missiles are also shown.

Date: 1951, July 1
Duration: 6 min 6 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A film titled 'The Photographer' featuring philosophy, techniques and artistry of Edward Weston, and various California landmark views

A film titled 'The Photographer' featuring philosophy, techniques and artistry of Edward Weston. A woman is seen taking photographs of two men on the Coast of California as they crack open a sea food. The woman later takes the camera along with her. Signboard reading 'Edward Weston' is seen. Several cats are seen in the simply furnished home of Edward Weston. Next scene shows a 1946 Pontiac car going through an automated car wash. Next scene shows Weston and the woman in a different car after their car is washed. Point of view (POV) shot from moving car on Wilshire Boulevard in downtown Los Angeles, California, as car passes by Chapman Park and approaches the Packard Bell building with radio towers behind. Next scene is on Wilshire Boulevard looking out at the Zephyr Room at the Chapman Park Hotel, and then on the opposite corner is the Brown Derby Restaurant (also called the Little Hat). The woman drives the car with the photographer seated beside her. Natural scenic beauty of California including plowed farm land outside Los Angeles, and then roads near Yosemite National Park and view of Half Dome from a moving car. Also seen are California farms, Sierra Nevada mountains, forests, rivers and sand dunes seen. The photographer takes pictures. Close up views of his old fashioned view camera. View from under cover or hood, just behind the photographer's shoulder, as he looks into the view screen from under the drape.

Date: 1948
Duration: 9 min 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
From Labor Department documentary. Montage of World War II scenes from start to finish,including American home front.

Opening scene shows Adolf Hitler reviewing German troops on parade. German paratroopers jumping from Junkers Ju-52 aircraft. View from the ground of paratroopers descending from three Ju-52s. The Japanese attack on Pearl harbor, December 7, 1941. Heavy smoke rising from the leaning USS Arizona after she is hit by bombs. Newspaper headline reading "Pearl Harbor Bombed!" American soldiers leaving Camp Stoneman, are seen assembled on a pier at the Pittsburg California waterfront to board one of the ferries that would take them to Piers 15 and 45 on the Embarcadero in San Francisco. A sign at pier reading:"Through these portals pass the best damned soldiers in the West." Glimpses of soldiers firing howitzers in World War 2. Glimpses of the civilians supporting the war effort. Auto factory workers walking near a war production plant during shift change. A new army truck leaves a factory. War production workers assembling the turret on a Sherman tank. Guns and turrets being manufactured. Factory floor filled with new pursuit airplanes. A B-25 Mitchell bomber aircraft taking off. Aerial view from bomber of its bombs exploding over enemy target below. Freight trains carrying United States military supplies. Supplies being loaded aboard a ship for the U.S. and Allies. The American battleship USS New Mexico firing a gun, and firing guns from triple turrets. Workers assembling aircraft engines in a war plant. A woman at work in a war materiel production plant. Gun camera images from warplane strafing a ground target. World War 2 Victory parade along 5th Avenue, New York City, in 1946. Washington Square triumphal arch in background. Various views of the parade. Laid off war plant workers looking for new jobs. Ship carrying returning United States soldiers back home after the end of World War 2. Disabled soldiers and sailors making their war to a Military Air Transport Service C-54 aircraft. More views of the disabled veterans who were injured during World War II.

Date: 1945
Duration: 1 min 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Chinese airmen board a U.S. troop carrier aircraft at Austin, Texas

United States and Chinese airmen at Bergstrom Field, Austin, Texas July 1946. The Neo-Classical building is the Texas State Capital at Austin, Texas and Austin Texas is noted on the graduate’s diploma “Bergstrom Field, Austin, Texas”. At this time the 349th Troop Carrier Group was based at Bergstrom and assigned to the Third Air Force, Tactical Air Command as noted on the diploma. Also “Air Force Combat Units of World War II” Edited by Maurer Maurer states this unit trained Chinese crews to operate C-46 aircraft. Film is very interesting in that it visually shows the transition from “Army brown to Air Force Blue” for the C-46s still carry the I TROOP CARRIER COMMAND insigne on the nose, with was disbanded on 4 Nov 1945 but they have the new AAF wide "Buzz Numbers" for all aircraft operating solely within the continental USA, by T.O. 07-1-1 of November 1945 and the graduate’s diploma is notating the new post-war air force type command reorganization of March 1946.

Date: 1946
Duration: 1 min 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Germany bombs London during Blitz, and United States sends Lend-Lease war materiel to England.

The London Blitz. Sections of London ablaze from German bombing.US President Franklin Roosevelt signing H.R. 1946, Lend-Lease legislation. View of last page of H.R.1946, signed by Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and by President Roosevelt. United States sends war material to England. 'USA' written on Lend-Lease boxes being loaded on lorry after arrival in Britain. Huge crates of Lend-Lease war materiel on railroad flat cars pulled by locomotive. Smoke rises up from the engine. 'Machine tools, BULLARD, Bridgeport Conn.' written on crate in transit.

Date: 1941
Duration: 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
End of World War II and signing of UN charter in San Francisco, United States

United States and Soviet Union soldiers celebrate their victory as world War 2 comes to an end in Germany. "Elbe Day": Soviet and American soldiers meet at the River Elbe on 25-26 April, 1945. View of Nazi swastika being blown up at Zeppelinfeld in Nuremberg Germany in 1945. Scenes of celebration in the streets of Paris with French civilians cheering American and French soldiers and celebrating the end of World War 2. French women kiss soldiers. Crowd gathered in Times Square in New York celebrating VE-Day (Victory in Europe Day). Foreign Ministers of fifty nations arrive at San Francisco to sign the United Nations Charter. United States President Harry S. Truman addresses the delegates at the closing ceremony of the conference on June 26, 1946. Ships bring back American soldiers, including some wounded, after World War 2. Women and families on dock at harbor wave and smile at arriving troop ship with American soldiers. Also seen are soldiers of other countries including Soviet Russian soldiers returning to their families at a train station, with smiling and tearful family reunions. Cemeteries with headstones honoring soldiers who died in the war. Military hardware being scrapped to make peacetime goods. Views of explosive charges being set and military aircraft being blown up for scrap. Piles of scrapped military vehicles. A woman in a factory organizes newly manufactured clothes irons. Workers in a factory perform final assembly on newly manufactured ovens and stoves for homes.

Date: 1945
Duration: 2 min 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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