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Gaeta Italy 1907 stock footage and images

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King of England and King of Italy meet aboard ship in harbor of Gaeta, Italy

Opening scene shows some Italian statesmen and naval officers boarding the Italian royal yacht Trinacria, anchored in the harbor, at Gaeta, Italy. Next, British King Edward VII, Queen Alexandra and daughter, Princess Victoria, are seen posing on the Trinacria's deck, with Italian King Victor Emmanuel III, who is engaged in conversation with the British monarch. Princess Victoria is the center of attention of a group of Italian naval officers. King Edward VII lights a cigarette, throws his match overboard, and smokes while the group continues posing for pictures. He shakes hands with an elder Italian statesman. The two kings converse and Victor Emmanuel III speaks to one of his officials, as Edward VII continues to meet members of the Italian party. (Reportedly, lunch was served in the saloon of the Trinacria, after which King Edward,Queen Alexandra and Princess Victoria returned to the British Royal Yacht, HMY Victoria and Albert III, and sailed to Naples.)

Date: 1907, April 18
Duration: 1 min 27 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
American troops and equipment move past damaged buildings in Gaeta, Italy during World War II.

United States troops and equipment advance in Gaeta, Italy during World War 2. Aerial views of the damage caused to buildings in Gaeta from bombings. Damaged buildings in the city. Debris in the streets. Troops, half tracks and artillery roll through the ruins.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 36 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Italian Campaign in World War Two. Scenes of Allies on the road to Rome

The Italian Campaign during World War II. An American soldier inspects a damaged German Kettenkrad tracked motorcycle abandoned at a roadside. Allied truck, jeeps, halftracks, and towed field artillery moving along a road. Sign on road near destroyed buildings identifies Highway 7 and points to towns of Gaeta, Velletri, Albano, Genzano, and Rome. U.S. Sherman tank on road passing bombed out buildings. Allied military ambulances on the road. More views of destroyed buildings. A damaged Sherman tank. A damaged German tank. A U.S. soldier climbs out his bunker carved out of rubble.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 28 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Otto Von Bismarck, Prince of Wales, Tsar Nicholas II and Kaiser William II at the turn of the 20th century.

Earliest motion pictures captured at the turn of the 20th century in Europe. Berlin 1895: Otto Von Bismarck, Chancellor of Germany, addresses Germans about the need for 'blood and iron'. Large crowd gathered at a Berlin square to hear him. England, 1903: The future Prince of Wales plays with his brother Albert and sister Mary at the Winter Castle. The two boys hold toy guns. Moscow, 1907: Nicholas II, Tsar of Russia, at a gathering with military officials and other dignitaries. A large crowd outside the palace. Germany, 1910: Kaiser Wilhelm II along with other military officials at an orphanage. Children put up a show for the German Emperor. Orphan children posing with the Kaiser.

Date: 1900
Duration: 2 min 42 sec
Sound: Yes
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
 
 
Aviation history. First hand accounts from persons who knew and worked with the Wright brothers.

Views of traffic on a city street around the turn of the 20th century. A mix of horse and buggies and motorcars and bicycles. People waiting for a trolley car. Reenactment of persons using an early telephone and of early filmmakers at work. The Wright brothers home at 7 Hawthorne Street, West Dayton, Ohio. The Wrights' former housekeeper, Carrie Grumbach, recalls December 17, 1903, a telegram arriving about the Wright brothers successful first powered flight. Glimpse of Wright brothers machine shop. Charlie Taylor, who had worked in their shop, speaks of being pleased at their accomplishment. View of the Wrights flying gliders at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Charlie Taylor describing how he machined and built the motor for the Wright brothers airplane. Glimpse of that motor or a facsimile. Men positioning the Wright brothers airplane for launching, and French citizens gathered to watch a demonstration of their airplane in France. French aviation pioneer, Henri Farman with two other men in his Voisin-Farman I airplane. They begin takeoff. Closeup of Brazilian aviation pioneer, Alberto Santos-Dumont. Other early aircraft in flight. A Wright Flyer passing over the Fort Myer drill ground in Virginia. An Army balloon in the background. Retired United States Air Force Brigadier General, Frank P. Lahm, walks across the tarmac on an airport and speaks for interviewer (unseen). He speaks about the difficulty the Wright brothers had in convincing the U.S. Army of the value of their airplane. He tells that in December, 1907, Wilber Wright was finally granted an inteview with the Board of Ordnance and Fortifications, which led to a contract, in 1908, with the Signal Corps. Moving images, from that year, of Orville Wright and assistants bringing a Wright Flyer to Fort Myer, Virginia, to conduct flight trials for the Army. Views of the airplane being flown all around the area, watched by spectators. After landing on the 9th of September, 1908, then, Lieutenant Lahm, accepts Orville Wright's offer to fly with him. Lahm climbs aboard the airplane, sits next to Orville Wright, and they are seen taking off and flying about for six minutes and forty seconds. (Lahm is the first. military officer to ever fly in an airplane.) The next scene shows the wreck of a Wright Flyer, in which Army Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge was killed and Orville Wright injured, on September 17, 1908.

Date: 1953
Duration: 4 min 48 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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