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Troops used rockets to fight against enemies during the War of 1812 and the Mexican-American War in the European Theater.

Use of rockets in wars in the European Theater. Sketches and pictures depict arrows and rockets used by Chinese people to fight against the enemies. British troops used rockets to fight against the Americans during the Anglo-American War of 1812. Rockets were also used during the Mexican-American War in the year 1846. Robert H Goddard launched the first liquid fueled rocket .

Date: 1955
Duration: 2 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Signal Corps officers and soldiers use mine detectors, modern radars, and meteorological equipment during World War II.

The role and contribution of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in combat and war. U.S. shuttle ships loaded with signal communication supplies for U.S. and Allied troops in the European Theater make their way in the Atlantic ocean. The Squier Laboratory at Camp Alfred Vail in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. A technician works on signal communication equipment in the laboratory. U.S. soldiers use mine detectors in the European Theater during World War II. The mine detectors detect metallic, non-metallic mines, wooden box mines, and mines in glass containers. Artillery soldiers bury large microphones into the ground in advance zones. The microphones relay back information on enemy artillery. Soldiers receive the information on radio sets. U.S. aircraft on a training flight simulating real combat situation: The aircraft lost in heavy rain and rough weather, looking for the location of Boston. The pilot switches on a modern advanced radar. The radar waves pierce thick clouds, are reflected by Earth's surface and display an image on the scope. The image shows the clear location of Boston harbor directly under the aircraft. U.S. bombers attack over the Channel coast on D-Day (6 June, 1944). U.S. soldiers employ meteorological equipment for long range weather forecast in the European Theater during World War II. Soldiers release a hydrogen balloon into the sky. Another soldier uses an apparatus to take readings of atmospheric conditions behind enemy lines. An aircraft drops an automatic weather station called SCM-18-TI by parachute into enemy territory. The timed mechanism sends out weather data in codes. The interior of the automatic weather station lying open in a field.

Date: 1943
Duration: 3 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
P-38 planes fly over B-17 planes in European Theatre of Operations

38th and 338th Fighter Squadron P-38H's taxi round perimeter track at Nuthampstead and take-off down main runway. Some of the planes take off in pairs and others singly. Among those seen are , Lt. Jerry Ayers' P-38H coded CG-Q and Lt. Stanley Richardson's P-38H coded CL-X. Views of 55th Fighter Group P-38H planes escorting 91st Bomb Group B-17Fs in European Theater of Operations. Flights of P-38 planes position themselves to protect B-17 formations. Crew officers (including Capt. Hancock of the 38th FS) observe the activities from ground. The P-38s return to land. One P-38 releases drop tank over the airfield before landing.

Date: 1943
Duration: 3 min 38 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. Army Air Forces attack on German fighter aircraft Focke Wulf 190 and Messerschmitt 110 in the European Theatre.

U.S. Army Air Forces VIII Fighter Command Operation during World War II. Attack on German fighter aircraft Focke Wulf 190 (FW190) and Messerschmitt 110 (ME 110) by Maj. Stewart from 61 Sqdn., 56 F.G.

Date: 1944, March 8
Duration: 59 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Life under Soviet domination in Eastern Europe following World War II

Legislators entering a hall in Czechoslovakia, in 1948. Inside,an image of the Small Coat of Arms of the Republic of Czechoslovakia (1920) dominates the scene. New scene shows Gustav Husak, acting Prime Minister, delivering an address urging support for the Communist Party. The next sequence shows violent Communist-led demonstrations, as armed trade unionists riot in the Prague streets, attacking the offices of the political opposition. Police attempt to restore order. On February 25, 1948, the communists achieve a Czechoslovak coup d'état. On February 27th, Czech President, Edvard Benes, receives a delegation including communist Premier Klement Gottwald and the 12 new members of the cabinet, at the Presidential Palace. He is seen signing documents accepting the communist cabinet. Change of scene shows Czech Foreign Minister, Jan Masaryk, giving a speech rejecting the change. (He remained in office, but died under suspicious circumstances on On March 10, 1948.) View of Masaryk in his casket. Mourners at his funeral.The Czech Parliament Building with flag at half staff. President Benes seen strolling, using a cane, accompanied by his wife, Hana Benes, in the garden of their summer home, Benesova vila, in Sezimovo Usti. Narrator notes that he refused to sign a new constitution drawn up by the communists. He died of natural causes at his villa on September 3, 1948. Scenes of his funeral and of him in his casket. Views of Benes' state funeral, with mourners lining the streets. View of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Narrator describes circumstances using Churchill's term "Iron Curtain." A communist parade in an Eastern European city. A person who was roughed up on the street. View of East German uprising in 1953, being suppressed with Soviet tanks. Uprising in Poland in 1955 being put down by local police and Russian soldiers. Polish musicians playing and examples of Polish political cartoons permitted under relaxed communist rule.

Date: 1955
Duration: 2 min 45 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
LSTs are unloaded after they arrive at a beach in the European Theater.

A training film on loading and employment of LSTs (Landing Ship Tanks) in the United States and their unloading in the European Theater. Officers aboard an LST underway at sea. One officer looking through binoculars. Ships of the transport group underway. Assault troops being loaded on LCVPs (Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel). They are carried to the assigned LSTs. The LSTs receive them aboard and they are checked by the Ship's Officer. Men aboard an LST. The LSTs heading for an assault area. Troops, vehicles and ammunition aboard. The troops fire anti aircraft guns from a ship. Smoke rises from firing. Several airplanes in flight overhead. Guns are fired from a ship. The LSTs arriving at the shore in the European Theater. Bow doors are opened and unloading activities start. Tanks, trucks, LVTs ( Landing Vehicle Tracked ), bulldozers and other vehicles are unloaded. The LSTs are emptied. The bulldozers are taken out first so that they can make way for other vehicles when they proceed in the area. Tanks and other vehicles are unloaded after the bulldozers. Vehicles proceed on the beach.

Date: 1944
Duration: 6 min 4 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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