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Lieutenant General Doolittle kicks off 8th Air Force War Bond Drive in England during World War II

Kickoff of U.S. 8th Air Force War Bond Drive at Wycombe Abbey, High Wycombe in England on July 29th 1944. Lieutenant General James Doolittle and several staff officers walk to a bandstand set up on a flatbed tractor trailer, where Major Glenn Miller and his Army Air Forces Band is seated. All come to attention as the General and staff ascend the platform. General Doolittle speaks about the good progress of the war and the need for supporting it with war bonds. He steps to a sales booth where he purchases a war bond from a Women's Army Corps (WAC) Corporal, in uniform .She asks him to sign their book of subscribers, which he does.General Doolittle then "sells" a bond to a Sergeant. Doolittle and his staff depart as the military band plays the Army Air Corps anthem.

Date: 1944, July 29
Duration: 3 min 49 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Glenn Miller and his Army Air Forces Band entertain airmen at 8th Air Force War Bond rally in England, during World War II

Major Glenn Miller and his Army Air Corps band play "In the Mood," for large gathering of airmen during 8th Air Force War Bond rally, at Wycombe Abbey, High Wycombe in England on July 29th 1944, during World War 2. The airmen and spectators applaud enthusiastically. The band then plays "Stardust. Glenn Miller introduces his string section that includes classical musicians, who have played with orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, and The Philadelphia Orchestra under Leopold Stokowski. The group is headed by Sergeant George Otners, whom Miller introduces, along with the String Section. Major Miller introduces the Saxaphone Section, headed by Sergeant Hank Freeman, who formerly played with the Artie Shaw band. Miller also introduces Sergeant Albert, his bass player.

Date: 1944, July 29
Duration: 2 min 50 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Major Glenn Miller and his Army Air Corps band entertain airmen at War Bond rally in England, during World War II

Major Glenn Miller's Army Air forces band plays for airmen during concert at 8th Air Force War Bond rally on grounds of Wycombe Abbey, High Wycombe, England, on July 29th 1944, during World War 2. As they begin playing "What do you do in the Infantry," several airmen climb the stage and sing the song together with members of the band.(They also sing some lyrics written for the Air Forces.) An airman sings solo rendition of "I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You)," accompanied by the band. Views of the audience are seen throughout.

Date: 1944, July 29
Duration: 1 min 58 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
8th Air Force airmen assemble at Wycombe Abbey for a War Bond rally and Glenn Miller concert , during World War II.

Victory Squadron War Bond Rally at 8th Air Force Headquarters (Codenamed PINETREE) at Wycombe Abbey, High Wycombe, England, on July 29th 1944, during World War 2. U.S. Army military band plays the National Emblem March, as they march across a parade field lawn. They stop behind a parked flat bed tractor trailer on which Major Glenn Miller and his Army Air Forces band is seated. While the military band plays, U.S. 8th Air Force airmen march onto the field and take up positions in a large formation at its center. Spectators are gathered around the lawn, outside the airmens' formation, and military policemen are posted inside the circle of spectators.

Date: 1944, July 29
Duration: 2 min 27 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Major-General Sir Alfred Knox declared winner over Lady Terrington, in the 1924 election for MP from Wycombe, England

Defeated Liberal , Vera Florence Annie Woodhouse (Lady Terrington) and Major General Sir Alfred Knox, following announcement of his election as Member of Parliament for Wycombe, in the 1924 general election. Major General Sir Alfred Knox, wearing an outsize boutonniere is seen leaning out window of the Falcon Hotel,High Wycombe, England, as his supporters cheer him from below. Lady Terrington and supporters gathered on portico roof of Red Lion Hotel. She waves to her loyal supporters. Crowds cheering in a square, as Knox and Terrington appear at an open window and shake hands. Bobbies (policemen) escorting Lady Terrington through the crowd. Another contingent of policemen escort Major General Sir A. Knox. The newly elected MP, Major General Knox, smiles for the camera.

Date: 1924, October
Duration: 1 min 11 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Destruction in coastal northeast USA from the 1944 "Great Atlantic Hurricane" (First example of a named hurricane in the US)

Views of The Great Atlantic Hurricane lashing at northeast United States areas (after having already hit the North Carolina Outer Banks), and views of the aftermath and early cleanup following the storm. Regions shown include Atlantic City, Long Island (where it came ashore as a category 3 hurricane on September 15, 1944), New York City suburbs, and parts of New England. High surf flooding boardwalks and coastal cities. Trees bent over and snapped in high winds. People walking with difficulty in the high winds. Streets of towns submerged in water. Coastal docks destroyed and large boats scattered high onto shore areas. Trees, poles, and wires downed over roads and homes. Entire homes moved off of their foundations and placed down the street. The "Great Atlantic Hurricane" was the first example of a named hurricane by the Miami Hurricane Warning Office, which later became the National Hurricane Center. The name was meant to reflect the hurricane's size and intensity.

Date: 1944, September 15
Duration: 1 min 56 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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