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Officials examine an inactive bomb and local residents show ditches formed by bombs as press covers the event in Honduras.

Accompanied by military personnel, reporters, photographers, officials and newsmen board a Honduran Air Force DC-3 aircraft in Honduras. 'Fuerza Aerea Hondurena'(Honduras Air Force) is stenciled on the plane. Aerial views of farmland. The aircraft lands on broad field, where local people and officials look at an unexploded bomb. Officials examine the bomb, with particular attention to the fuse in its nose. Reporters take notes. A large number of local people gather around the site. Some are on horseback, wearing straw hats and smoking cigars. Local men show small water-filled ditches created by bombs. Men on horseback ride away. A man shows a sleeve of his uniform. A small boy and girl are seen. An armed military aviation officer talks with reporters. A badge of 'Fuerza Aerea Honduras' is stitched on his uniform sleeve. Press photographers take pictures of a larger crater. A man bails water from the crater, exposing a bomb.

Date: 1950
Duration: 3 min 31 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Americans and Hondurans moving on horses and burros. crossing river.

Americans and Hondurans move on horses and burros in scenic river valley of Honduras. A man holding a camera moves at a fast pace on a primitive suspension bridge over a fast flowing river. Another man follows him. A Honduran and a horse swim to the bank of fast flowing river. A horse crosses river and men on bank watch. A monument at the border of Honduras and Guatemala, with '1936', 'Honduras', 'Laudo De 1933' and 'Guatemala' inscribed on four sides at base. Men cross river on horses. A man moves in river holding a camera.

Date: 1954
Duration: 2 min 28 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Local men holding guns march in street as a journalist with a camera run with them in Honduras.

Local men point guns to a chained dummy effigy of Jacobo Arbenz Guzman. A sign on the dummy reads 'Me Yaman De Rusja' and displays a hammer and sickle symbol A group of Guatemalan irregulars,in a compound, shoulder rifles and walk in loose formation. Several wear black arm bands. An American photographer runs beside them. Carrying weapons casually, the men pass by a church. A small boy in background. The informal parade appears to circle back to the starting point in a compound.

Date: 1954
Duration: 59 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Defense Department officials greet and receive Colonel Armando Velasquez Cerrato as he arrives in Washington DC.

Chief of Staff of the Honduras Armed Forces Colonel Armando Velasquez Cerrato arrives in Washington DC. Military troops lined up on a field. Colonel Armando Velasquez Cerrato deplanes from an aircraft. U.S. Defense Department officers greet him. Colonel Cerrato receives military honors, including firing of artillery guns in salute. He inspects the honor guard troops.

Date: 1954, July 1
Duration: 31 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Protective measures taken by Americans in Hawaii, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Aftermath of Pearl Harbor attack. People in Oahu, Hawaii, prepare to deal with more air attacks by Japanese. Armed U.S. soldier in sandbagged position, in Hawaii. The territorial governor of Hawaii, Joseph Poindexter, signing a declaration of Martial Law. Four thousand members of Oahu's Civil Defense Committee, dressed in dark bottoms and white tops, wearing steel helmets with "W" on them, standing at attention in formation on grounds of a stadium. Windows in all downtown shops taped to prevent flying glass. Sand bags surrounding a power substation. Huge quantities of barbed wire in a storage yard and strung along the beaches, along highways, around schools, and public buildings of Oahu. A man pushing a lawn mower between sandbagged defense positions in a residential neighborhood. Construction machinery digging defensive trenches. Bomb shelters being constructed of precast concrete. Air raid sirens installed and school children leaving their building and sheltering in deep trenches during a test. Very small children taking shelter in zig-zag trenches and donning gas masks. Huge assemblies of children, and of grownups, all donning gas masks. Little children being dressed in capsule-like "bunny mask" protective gear.One of them crying inside the covering. Crowds of women and children lined up on a veranda waiting to receive these "bunny masks." Military personnel, civilians, and school children, all carrying personal gas masks with them at all times. Innumerable old rubber tires saved in an open yard. Japanese-Americans donating blood to the American Red Cross and lined up to buy war bonds. Soldiers arresting a Japanese resident known to be an enemy agent. Boarded up shops of Japanese-Americans, who had been interned. Japanese-Americans removing all Japanese language signs from their areas. Language school buildings with closed signs. An empty and boarded-up Shinto temple. One Japanese-American replacing his cafe sign with one reading: "Keep 'Em Flying Cafe." U.S. Army troops posted on roadways. The Aloha Tower in camouflage paint. A Lurline steamship leaving port, and being replaced by warships. Prewar view of people enjoying Waikakee beach, and current view of two boys playing in sand near barbed wire barriers. City streets deserted at twilight, as blackout procedures take effect at dusk. Views of darkened homes and palm trees silhouetted against sky at dusk. The "ghost" of a sailor killed in World War II, stands in front of Arlington cemetery, Washington, DC, and converses with the ghost of a soldier killed in World War I. They discuss idealistic notions about ending wars for good. Displays of flags is seen, including: Australia; Belgium; Brazil; Canada; China; Costa Rica; Cuba; Czechoslovakia; Dominican Republic; England; Ethopia; Greece; Guatemala; Haiti; Honduras; India; Yugoslavia; Luxembourg; Mexico; The Netherlands; New Zealand; Nicaragua; Norway; Panama; The Philippines; Poland; Russia; El Salvador; South Africa; and the U.S.A. "V" created in the sky by a skywriting airplane.

Date: 1942
Duration: 11 min 30 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Cold War weaponry and NATO and American readiness for strike; Polaris Submarine and its features.

Aerial side view of formation of USAF B-52 Stratofortress bombers in flight in a blue sky. Dusk or dawn view of the White House in Washington DC and trees bare of leaves. Closer view of a single light on in one window of the White House while all else is dark. President Johnson seated at his desk reviewing paperwork. Close side view of President Johnson at work. American children spin on a playground carousel ride. Views from an outdoor market in Latin America or South America. Scenes of Bangkok, Thailand, boats with wares for sale seen in river, Wat Arun Temple. Low aerial views of a Polaris Submarine cruising at water surface. Crew of U.S. Navy Polaris submarine seen inside the submarine, including crew working in control room, and crew relaxing in a galley while one crew member plays a guitar. Crewman reading in his bunk while others play a game of chess. A line of submarine bunks. Crewman in engine room of Polaris submarine, passing by tubes of Polaris Missiles. Narrator indicates there will be 41 such submarines carrying over 600 such missiles, in movement at all times. (Mutual Assured Destruction). Sunset over waters of ocean. Children in Honduras walking to school. Honduran children in a classroom while teacher speaks. The Honduran children read books and listen to the teacher's instruction.

Date: 1963
Duration: 3 min 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
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