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Dignitaries of the Roman Catholic Church bless the sea washing the remains of an ancient town at Dunwich

Hundreds of pilgrims witness a ceremony at Dunwich. Dignitaries of the Roman Catholic Church bless the sea now washing the remains of an ancient town. St. Felix the Apostle had preached in the ancient city.

Date: 1933, September 20
Duration: 51 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Key events involving German rocket pioneer Reinhold Tilling

Opening slate states (in German) that as early as August 1933, Reinhold Tilling's rockets were test fired from aircraft. However, while Germany paid little attention, Russia and England showed in this work. View of airplane with two Tilling rockets under its wings. Closeup of the one under the right wing. Pilot climbs into cockpit of the plane. Slate reads: Shooting from the aircraft in 1933-34, the rockets achieved distances of 500 meters at altitudes of 7000-8000 meters. Still pictures taken from the ground of the rockets leaving trails as they are launched from the aircraft. The airplane is also seen in at least one photograph. One picture shows a rocket exploding in the air. Scene shifts to view of fire burning at one of Reinhold Tillings workshops, at Osnabruck, Germany, where he and his two assistants, Angela Buddenbohmer and Friedrich Kuhr, were killed when gunpowder charges they were compressing for rocket motors exploded, on October 10, 1933. Photos of Tilling and his assistants are shown. Final scene shows a public memorial to the deceased trio, which includes flowers from several groups, including the Nazi party. Nazi swastika flags are displayed in the background. One floral tribute also contains an airplane propeller. A large greenery Christian cross is seen as well as three small brass menorahs, one at each of the three mounds of flowers.

Date: 1933
Duration: 1 min 25 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
A new high capacity steam truck demonstrated at Bluefield in West Virginia, USA.

A new high capacity steam truck demonstrated at Bluefield in West Virginia, USA. The manufacturer's name, ' THE SENTINEL WAGGON WORKS LTD, SHREWSBURY, ENGLAND ' written on the truck. The loaded truck moves uphill. Additional information on this truck: This is the Sentinel S4 steam waggon, Number 9095. Built 1933 by Sentinel Waggon Works, Shrewsbury, England and exported as a demonstration vehicle to the USA with a works driver. Within a short time the vehicle was involved in an accident and overturned, requiring it to be returned to the UK. Many of the salvageable parts, especially those used to convert it to left hand drive were then fitted to a 6 wheel waggon No 9142 which was sent as a replacement. This vehicle was later purchased by the Pocahontas Coal Company of New Bedford. After a very short working life it was displayed at the Long Island Motor Museum, and Steamtown before being reaptriated to the UK in 2003.

Date: 1934, July 18
Duration: 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Montage of German rocketry scenes from 1930s through World War II. Nazi surrender. Atomic bomb. Japanese surrender

German rocket pioneer, Gerhard Zucker, attempting to develop postal rockets in the 1930s. Location is Wadden Sea off Cuxhaven, on April 9, 1933, where Zucker follows Nazi Stormtroopers carrying the mail rocket across wet sands. The rocket is set up on a launch stand. Zucker and an assistant ignite the 8 side rockets and the mail rocket takes off. It noses up and loops over backwards, falling to the sand. Stormtroopers lift up the damaged device. Next, is seen a later, more modern, rocket trial ending in failure. Two German engineers display a model similar to the pulse-jet-powered "buzz bomb" (V-1) employed by the Nazis in World War 2. A brief glimpse of similar American machine on sand flat, as narrator states German acknowledgement of knowledge gleaned from Dr. Robert Goddard's work. A German V-1 flying bomb (aka Doodle Bug) being launched in 1944, during World War 2. View of British houses of Parliament, London, England; an air raid shelter sign in City of Westminster. Londoners waiting out a raid in the shelter. Scenes of fire and destruction during German bombing of London, as narrator speaks about the more advanced German V-2 ballistic missiles employed later in the war. Londoners trudging through debris amongst bombed out buildings. Change of scene to U.S. infantry and armor advancing deep into Germany. Narrator refers to them overrunning rocket bases and other vital war-making facilities, near the end of the war. Glimpse of large number of German prisoners of war. Documents of military surrender being signed by Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel, in Berlin, May 8, 1945. Closeup of Keitel. Scenes of American forces operating in Pacific theater. Aerial view of atomic bomb explosion. Japanese surrender ceremony on September 2, 1945, aboard the battleship USS Missouri. U.S. servicemen returning home and greeting loved ones. View of Pentagon building. U.S. troops boarding a ship in San Francisco, bound for war again, this time in Korea (1950).

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 5 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Ice-coated equipment and riggings on New England fishing ship underway at sea off the shore of Boston, Massachusetts.

New England fishing ship offshore Boston, Massachusetts. New England fishing ship underway at sea. Ice-coated equipment and riggings on the ship due to frigid gales. A man attaches a crate to a cargo net and supplies cargo aboard the ship.

Date: 1933, February 16
Duration: 38 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Franklin D Roosevelt goes to church and then makes plans for "Bank Holiday."

President Franklin D Roosevelt in the United States. A calendar shows the date 5th March 1933. Roosevelt leaves in a car after attending church service in Washington DC, United States on 5th March 1933. On March 9th 1933 Senate passes a bill proposed by Roosevelt to address bank crisis. The House also passes the President's proposed bill Franklin Roosevelt in his first fireside chats broadcast on 12th March 1933 talks about the bank crisis. He asks people to have confidence in the government. He ensures that banks will provide sufficient currency to meet the situation.

Date: 1933, March 5
Duration: 3 min 21 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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