U.S. Negro troops in Caribbean Islands during a practice mission in World War II. Troops rush to practice alert. The troops man artillery batteries. Troops man a radar station and use aircraft detector and range finder. An artillery gun fired.
Natural disasters strike nations like Morocco, Chile and Caribbean Islands in the year 1960. Ruined resort town of Morocco destroyed by an intense earthquake. Demolished houses and broken roads in the city. Intense earthquakes in Chile render damage to property and lives. The bust sculpture of a leader damaged by earthquake. Hurricane Donna strikes shores of Caribbean Islands. Fast winds blowing destroy houses and trees. A group of people stands and watches the destruction by the hurricane.
U.S. President Herbert Hoover aboard the U.S. Battleship Arizona (BB-39) underway to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. View of ship's deck. The President's flag flies on the mainmast. The ships company take up positions across the entire superstructure of the USS Arizona forming a dramatic backdrop for a photograph with President Hoover. The President seated in a wicker chair on deck. President Hoover is brought by boat from the USS Arizona to the dock at Charlotte Amalie, the Capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands. A sailor jumps onto the dock from the boat. President Herbert Hoover is met by the Governor, Paul Pearson. Soldiers and sailors stand in attention. President Hoover gets into a car with Governor Pearson and they drive with several other cars through the streets of Charlotte Amalie, which are filled with spectators. From a gazebo-like reviewing stand, The President and the Governor watch a parade of students and various organizations.
President Herbert Hoover on the U.S. Battleship Arizona (BB-39) headed to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The President's flag flies on the ship. Crew of the Arizona drape themselves across the superstructure and guns of the battleship to be photographed with President Hoover. The President seated in a wicker chair at the center of the picture. President Hoover visits Charlotte Amalie, the Capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands. A sailor jumps onto the dock from the boat carrying the President. Herbert Hoover is met by the Virgin Islands Governor, Paul Pearson. who escorts him to a car. Hoover gets into the car with Governor Pearson and they proceed in a motorcade through Charlotte Amalie. The sidewalks are filled with spectators. President Hoover and the Governor Pearson watch a parade of students from a raised gazebo in a park.
United States Coast Guard operations in World War 2. Underwater views of ship's anchors being weighed, Convoy of U.S. ships in Pacific Theater, in July, 1942. The Attack Transport, USS Hunter Liggett underway, with crews doing amphibious training. Members of the 1st Marine Division aboard USS Hunter Liggett with Coast Guardsmen. Officers confer aboard vessel. Marines read books on ship. August 7, 1942, U.S. Marines begin amphibious assault against Japanese on Guadalcanal. Naval guns bombard Guadalcanal Island. Marines descend from the USS Hunter Liggett, on nets and enter LCVPs (Higgins boats) operated by Coast Guardsmen, to assault the island. Marines hit the beach from the boats. Marines firing small howitzers and advancing on the island. November 7, 1942, convoy of eight hundred ships en route to North Africa. Warships bombard the shore. An officer observes through binoculars. British and American troops descend on nets into LCVPs from Attack transports: USS Joseph T. Dickman (APA-13);USS Leonard Wood (APA-12); and USS Samuel Chase (APA-26). Troops hit the beaches of North Africa, under fire.
The film 'Sea power in the Pacific' showing Japanese dominance in China and at start of World War 2. Then it chronicles U.S. efforts to build Navy and fight back on sea and in the air. Opening scene shows Japanese Mitsubishi G3M (Type 96) bombers high overhead, and then closeup in formation. View from bomber of bomb bays open with bombs falling and view from ground of explosions and destruction. Overlay on film says: "China---1931." (This is not correct. The G3M bomber was not yet in service.) This film depicts Japanese attacks during second Sino-Japanese War, commencing 1937, Chinese civilians running to escape Jap;anese bombing of Singapore. Buildings destroyed and on fire. Next, Japanese troops, carrying the Rising Sun flag, are seen establishing a beachhead in an Amphibious assault. More scenes of Japanese infantry advancing through Singapore, ad it is being destroyed and burned. Soldiers charging along an alleyway, with pagoda in background. Next, Japanese soldiers are seen attacking Nanking, and committing atrocities during the so-called "Rape of Nanking," in December, 1937. Chinese civilians being summarily shot and dumped into a large open grave. Two Chinese prisoners with hands bound, being executed by rifle fire. Jubilant Japanese troops celebrating their victory. Map shows areas of China occupied during second Sino-Japanese war and the East Indies to the South. View of oil tanks; an open pit tin mine; a native cutting rubber tree bark to collect latex. Flags on map show regions of English, French, and Dutch colonial interest. It also shows Islands to the East, fortified by the Japanese. Cartoon shows Japanese soldier opposed by and American sailor (representing U.S. Sea Power). Next, famous images of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941, are shown, including the USS Arizona burning and sinking. Hawaii, Midway, Wake, and the Philippines Islands, are highlighted on a map and Japanese control of the Pacific is illustrated. Japanese soldiers are seen displaying a captured American flag. U.S. Lieutenant General Jonathan M. Wainwright is seen surrendering the garrison at Corregidor, on May 6, 1942. View of Japanese General Masahara Homma discussing surrender terms with Wainright. Map shows interlocking web of Japanese fortified bases in Pacific and need for seapower to oppose it. View of American shipyard with hundreds of workers, employed to build ships for the war effort, in World War 2. Views welding, metal fabrication, and other shipbuilding activity. A new ship going down the ways and a woman christening a new ship with splash from bottle of champagne. A new "Liberty Ship," the Richard Bassett, going down the ways at Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard Inc. Baltimore, Maryland. Closeup view as the stern of another ship enters the water upon launching. View of it from a distance. Shipyard workers knock supports from under what may be a landing craft, as it is launched. Japanese warships underway in the Pacific and firing their naval guns. Explosions on a shoreline from naval bombardment. Japanese infantry wading ashore during an amphibious assault. Map shows where Japanese forces attempt an amphibious assault on Southern New Guinea, thwarted by the U.S. Navy in the battle of the Coral Sea of May, 1942. In June, 1942, a Japanese attempt against Midway Island, was again checked by the U.S. Navy in the Battle of Midway. View of USS Wasp (CV-7) carrier deck filled with airplanes, including Grumman F4F Wildcats. A Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber being cleared for takeoff from the Wasp. Gun camera film showing Japanese airplanes being shot down by pursuing U.S. aircraft.