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Flood water rushes through the spillways of the Panama Canal dams in Gatun, Panama.

Floods strain the Panama Canal dams in Gatun, Panama. Water flows through the spillways of the dams. Various views of water rushing through the spillways.

Date: 1934, December 31
Duration: 1 min 3 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Army engineers at work during the construction of the Culebra Cut and Gold Hill of the Panama Canal.

Construction of the Panama Canal. A view of the Panama Canal constructed by U.S. Army engineers. The engineers work at the Culebra Cut. A train on tracks. Smoke comes out. A crane lifts up rubble. Two engineers stand and one of them holds a shovel in his hands. The engineers work at Gold Hill. They use a hydraulic excavation cylinder and spray. A view of the Culebra Cut before the water entered. A boat underway in the Culebra Cut. A spillway at Gatun Lake. Water is controlled by the spillway. A sign reads 'Gatun Locks'. A liner in Gatun Locks. People at the dock along the Panama Canal. A view of Panama City, with people and traffic on the streets. Buildings on a street of Panama City. Mountains in the background.

Date: 1914
Duration: 3 min 25 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Navy battleship USS Arizona (BB-39) is towed through the Panama Canal Locks into Lake Gatun.

U.S. Navy battleship USS Arizona (BB-39) passes through Panama Canal Locks into Gatun Lake. Canal towing locomotive and towing machinery seen with cables fastened to the ship. Ship personnel are on deck in dress white uniforms.

Date: 1922
Duration: 1 min 1 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Ship USS Constitution, an ancient frigate, underway in the Panama Canal zone.

United States ship USS Constitution, also known as Old Ironsides, underway in the Panama Canal. The ship, an ancient frigate, underway at Gatun Locks in the Panama. The frigate underway in the canal zone and a ship in the background.

Date: 1933, January 9
Duration: 43 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Views of the Panama Canal Zone

Views from a moving railroad train traveling from the Atlantic terminus of the Panama Canal. Commercial district and shops with signs identifying a large drug store, the Eastern Palace, and many small shops down side streets. A lush and well-to-do residential and business district. The train passes beside the Gatun lake. Passengers are seen next on a boat moving through the Gaillard Cut (formerly known as the Culebra Cut). Two women take pictures with their cameras, as another boat passes them. views of continuing construction activity high above in hills above the water with resulting debris being washed into the Cut. View from a ship entering the locks at Miraflores. Locomotive moving along track beside the locks.

Date: 1936
Duration: 2 min 20 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Peacetime activities and contributions by the U.S. Army in the United States.

Scenes from Army Day on April 6, 1934. Secretary of War George Henry Dern, in broadcast to the nation about importance of the Army, in peacetime. Brief glimpses of the Yellowstone River lower falls and Old Faithful and Beehive geysers erupting in Yellowstone Park, Wyoming. View amongst log buildings in Reproduction of Army Fort Dearborn, at the 1933 Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. A pioneer wagon; Native American Indians in ceremonial regalia; antique locomotives and trains at the Exposition. Army General Leonard Wood being sworn in as the Governor General of the Philippines. Closeup of General of the Armies, John J. Pershing, America's highest ranking Military officer. Headquarters of Walter Reed Army hospital, in Washington, DC, named for U.S. Army Major Walter Reed, who confirmed that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquito. Acting on this, the U.S. was able to complete the Panama Canal. View of French dredging equipment sitting idle in the water after Yellow Fever prevented them from completing the canal. Closeup of U.S. Army General William C. Gorgas, who, in 1904, headed the Sanitary Department that controlled mosquitoes and eradicated Yellow Fever, so the canal could be finished. View of a cayman in swamp near the canal. Photograph of George Washington Goethals, Chief Engineer credited with making the canal happen. Explosives employed in canal construction. Earth and rocks being loaded into open rail cars. A steamship transiting the Panama Canal. The Washington Monument; U.S. Library of Congress; and the Lincoln Memorial, cited as examples of accomplishments by U.S. Army engineers. The Wilson Dam, under construction by Army engineers, in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and system of levees being built to control the Mississippi River. The raging Mississippi River during 1927 flood. Flood victims being assisted by U.S. Army soldiers, at a tent camp, receiving food and clothing. An Army airplane flying over a forest fire. Army personnel supervising men in the Civilian Conservation Corps or CCC. Mail being loaded aboard an Army airplane, as airmail service is being opened between Washington DC and New York City. President Woodrow Wilson talking with Army pilot Major Reuben H. Fleet. Mail being loaded into the nose of an airplane. U.S. Army Douglas World Cruiser airplanes in flight, returning from their trip around the world in 1924. A pilot sitting in front seat of a Douglas O-38 airplane, pulls a fabric hood over his cockpit to practice "blind flying". View of the aircraft in flight, with instructor pilot in the open rear cockpit. Army aviators taking a camera and a rifle aboard their airplane as they prepare to leave on an aerial mapping flight. Aerial view of skyscrapers of Manhattan Island, New York City. Army Signal Corps personnel working on communications devices. A cable laying ship operating at sea, in support of the U.S. Army's Alaskan cable and telegraph system. Men loading chemicals into hoppers on Army crop dusting airplane. Several views of Army airplanes crop dusting. Glimpse of boll weevil, the target of their efforts. Closeup of Karl Connell, who as a major in the AEF, in World War I, invented a superior gas mask known as the “Connell” or “Victory” mask. A group of miners wearing gas masks enter a smoky mine entrance. The Army invented tear gas, which is shown being used to thwart a bank robbery, in a staged demonstration. Brigadier General Hugh Johnson, appointed by President Franklin Roosevelt, as head of the Great Depression era National Recovery Administration, or NRA, is seen about to give a speech. Narrator cites him as an example of U.S. Army officers who also serve the country in civilian life. Scene shifts to cadets on parade at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.

Date: 1934
Duration: 3 min 36 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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