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U.S. driver Masten Gregory wins the French "24 Hours of Le Mans" car race (33rd Grand Prix of Endurance) in Le Mans, France.

French car race in Le Mans, France. Cars race ahead of each other. People lined up to witness the race. Italian Ferrari driven by U.S. driver Masten Gregory accompanied by Austria's Jochen Rindt, in car No. 21. Cars race at night. U.S. racer Gregory wins the French race in his Italian Ferrari.

Date: 1965, June 24
Duration: 1 min 38 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A United States aircraft crash and the soldiers attend to an injured man in East of Le Mans,France.

An aircraft crash in East of Le Mans, France. Men in uniform with guns rush to the area of the aircraft crash. A plane area with trees around. The parts of the aircraft in fire. Smoke rises from the fire at several places. Water sprayed to extinguish the fire. Several men look on. The half clad body of a man on the ground with blood. A soldier attends to the man. The soldier lays his ear to the chest of the man. Several soldiers and men stand around and watch. (World War II period).

Date: 1944, August 22
Duration: 2 min 15 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Ecurie Ecosse driven by Ron Flockhart wins the Le mans auto race in Le mans, France.

Le mans auto race in Le mans, France. Views of sports race cars. Spectators watch the race. Sports cars on the racing track. Ecurie Ecosse driven by Ron Flockhart wins the race. The team members celebrate the British victory.

Date: 1957, June 27
Duration: 1 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Wright Plane flies in Le Mons, France.

Wright Plane flies in Le Mons, France. Wilbur Wight's plane with 25 horse power and two chain-driven propellers at Le Mons, France. Two men start propellers. Frenchmen pull Wright brother's plane 'B' Pusher type over the ground to steel rail catapult ramp. French military and civilian spectators at air show. Frenchmen pull launch weight into steel tower. Start of flight on 08 August 1908. Steel weight descends and plane catapult into air. Airplane flies.

Date: 1940
Duration: 2 min 1 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. sends marines and army troops to Vietnam, and President Johnson defends the decision.

First scene shows U.S. marines descending rope net ladder from side of the USS Pickaway (APA-222) in waters off Da Nang, South Vietnam. Next, marines of 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment are seen hitting the beach at Danang, from her Higgins boats on 7 July,1965. Scene shifts to U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft carrying U.S. army troops who are photographed as they step from the aircraft. Trucks carrying some of these soldiers drive along a road in South Vietnam. Officer confer over tactical map of an area. Vietnamese civilian refugees are seen struggling to depart. Small Vietnamese children at a school or other institution, are photographed as they line up and wash themselves before eating a meal. Smallest children are seated in high chairs. President Johnson seen saying "I do not find it easy to send the flower of our youth, our finest young men, into battle." Pictures of young American men and women are shown in various places and circumstances. A young couple. A man in cowboy hat. A factory worker. A young man laughing. a steel worker on an I beam during construction of a high rise building. Young people assembled at some sort of occasion. Images of Chinese Chairman, Mao Zedong, and Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh. Bow of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier cutting the water, and then broad view of entire ship, the USS Randolph (CV-15). (Note: the Randolph played no role in the Vietnam War.) Aircraft being catapulted from a carrier. USAF B-52 bombers dropping bombs in Arc Light missions over Vietnam. Bombs exploding on the ground. U.S. Marines operating a type of landing craft tracked. Troops deploying from a landing craft at a beach. American troops making their way through jungles. Scene reverts back to President Johnson still speaking (July 28, 1965).

Date: 1965, July 28
Duration: 3 min 45 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Wright Brothers give first public demonstration of their Wright flyer in Le Mans, France.

Officials and interested spectators fill the stands at Hunaudieres race course, near Le Mans, France, to watch a demonstration of a Wright Flyer airplane. Wilbur Wright places a large wheel under the aircraft as he and his team prepare a Model A Wright Flyer, for movement.Horses are seen towing it across a field. A man checks the planes launching track. Closeup of men maneuvering the aircraft into position on the launching track. Next, several of them are seen pulling together on a rope to raise a heavy weight up a small tower, to provide the launching power for the airplane. Next, two men pull the propellers through to start the Flyer’s engine. A passenger is already seated as Wilbur Wright climbs aboard and puts his hands and feet on the plane’s controls. View of the launching weight dropping to the ground and causing the Flyer to accelerate along its track and take off. A group of officials, wearing white armbands, watch the takeoff and the Flyer as Wilbur Wright maneuvers it skillfully above the race track grounds. Complete change of scene shows U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt on a platform, covered with a huge American flag. He is giving a speech. Scene shifts back again to Le Mans, where the Wright Flyer is still maneuvering all about in the air, above the grounds. Scene shifts again to World War I. American volunteer flyers with the French Lafayette Escadrille are seen in flight gear, by their Spad airplanes (marked with their distinctive Indian in head dress logo). They run to their respective planes and board them. View of the Spad airplanes with engines running and then taxiing out for takeoff.

Date: 1908, August 8
Duration: 1 min 36 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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