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The freighter SS Yorkmar aground, awaits re-floating, on a beach near Grays Harbor, Washington State, United States

The freighter SS Yorkmar, owned by the Bethlehem Steel Company, and operated by the Calmar Line, is aground on an open beach north of Grays Harbor, Washington State, United States. A ship's officer and some members of the crew are seen briefly,on the shore. A Coast Guard helicopter hovers over her stern while carrying a line out to the ship from the shore. Crew members are seen standing in the water near the Yorkmar,and pulling on a line from the ship to the shore. Others climb a rope ladder up the side of the Yorkmar. The crew remains with the ship awaiting tide to refloat her. (Note: The SS Yorkmar, seen here, should not be confused with a ship of the same name that was torpedoed in 1943. This ship was originally a Liberty Ship, launched in 1944, and named the "Walter Kidde." After the war, she was operated by Calmar SS Corporation of New York and renamed the "Yorkmar," in 1947.)

Date: 1952, December 11
Duration: 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Celebration of the Liberation of Paris, and Americans returning to college, farms, and work after World War 2

Exterior views of United Nations headquarters building in New York City. World map showing NATO member countries shaded dark. Series of shots of American voting in elections, with views of American citizens entering voting booths and placing ballots in voting boxes. Distant view of U.S. Capitol building in Washington DC with an American flag flying in the foreground. Following Presidential election of 1952, Dwight D Eisenhower takes oath of office as President in January 1953, surrounded by other dignitaries at Eisenhower's inauguration. Scenes from end of World War 2 with U.S. Army forces in Paris and happy celebrating French people welcoming the U.S. military and other Allied forces. Close up view of faces of U.S. Army troops marching beside Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Parisians cheer and smile. A French woman kisses an American soldier. Aerial view of Statue of Liberty in New York as a troop ship is arriving in New York Harbor with soldiers returning from World War 2. Soldiers disembark the troop carrier ship. Cunard sign on gang plank. Young American men enrolled in American colleges. A college square area. Inside, a professor instructs college students in class. American students work in a University science laboratory with beakers, vials, burners, and microscope. Young veterans of the war who have returned to be farmers are seen on their farms working. American farmer works in field with a tractor. Views of various church buildings and church spires in American towns and cities. American men,women and children in church and clergy at altar circa 1950.

Date: 1952
Duration: 2 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
John Dean reports about meetings of President Nixon and Attorney General before Senate-Watergate Committee in Washington DC.

Former White House Counsel John Dean's testimony in front of the Senate-Watergate Committee hearings in Washington DC. Senator Sam Ervin Junior and Counsel Samuel Dash and other members arrive and take their seats for a hearing session. John Dean starts reading his report about the Watergate matters and a meeting with the president on March 6 on the status of the Gray hearings and Nixon's insistence that Dean report directly to Nixon on Watergate matters. Also March 7 discussion about Gray's performance in the Senate hearings. He speaks about his meeting with President Nixon and the Attorney General.

Date: 1973, June
Duration: 2 min 38 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
United States Air Force Strategic Air Command (SAC) Command Post operations

Views inside the Strategic Air Command Headquarters Command and Control Center at Offutt Air Force Base, near Omaha, Nebraska. Six huge display screens cover the wall and controllers at monitoring stations are seen in semi-dark environment. An Air force Senior Master Sergeant stands near one of the control stations, as he calls up various computer-driven displays, which are shown onmonitors depicting the distribution and status of SAC's world wide assets at any moment. An Air Force Colonel occupies the Senior Controller's position on the main floor of the Command Post. Camera focuses on the Colonel, and his "fruit salad" (rows of military ribbons); his Command Pilot's wings; and the eagle's on the shoulders of his uniform. Scene shifts to variety of telephones in different colors. Looking over the shoulder of the Colonel, the camera focuses on a gold phone providing a direct line to the President of the United States; the National Military Command Center in Washington, DC; and to other Major Command Headquarters. Red and Gray phones comprise SACs primary alert system and show numerous connections to sites in the 2nd and 15th Air Forces. Closeup of the red phone control board. Scene shifts to a B-52 bomber in flight, and to pilots in a B-52 cockpit. The SAC Senior Controller, Colonel, on the gray phone, ostensibly talking to the B-52 pilots.

Date: 1963
Duration: 2 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Thick gray smoke rises from Mount St.Helens in Washington in United States

An aircraft flies over Mount St.Helens in Washington in United States as thick grey colored smoke rises from the crater after a volcanic eruption.

Date: 1980
Duration: 1 min 23 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
President Harry S Truman presents Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant Lloyd Burke, USA, Corporal Rodolfo Hernandez, and USA Technical Sergeant Harold E. Wilson, USMC

April 11, 1952 First Lieutenant Lloyd Burke, USA, Corporal Rodolfo Hernandez, USA Technical Sergeant Harold E. Wilson, USMC Scene is the portico of the White House, by the Rose Garden, in Washington, DC. President Harry S. Truman is placing the Medal of Honor, around the neck of First Lieutenant Lloyd Burke, U.S. Army. Members of his family stand behind, along with General Omar Bradley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Closeup of photographers taking pictures. Next, the President presents the Medal of Honor to Corporal Rodolfo Hernandez, U.S. Army as a relative watches. Finally, the last recipient, Technical Sergeant Harold E. Wilson, U.S. Marine Corps, receives his medal from the President, as family members stand nearby . Closeup of President Truman shaking hands at once with the three honorees at the same time. All of them smile. View from several feet away, as the President, flanked by the medal recipients, makes a few remarks from a podium. A group of cinematographers takes motion pictures. Closeup of the Presidential Seal on the podium. Closeup of Lieutenant Burke. Closeup of Corporal Hernandez. Closeup of Sergeant Wilson. Closeup of the Medal of Honor worn by Corporal Hernandez.

Date: 1952, April 11
Duration: 2 min 17 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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