Role of United States Coast Guard in natural disaster response. Clip focuses on response in 1927 Mississippi River flood. Opens with scenes of a destructive hurricane hitting Florida coast in United States and strong winds blowing. Coast Guard provides relief to the victims. Wreckage from hurricane. Brief scene from San Francisco earthquake. Then scenes from the flood of the Mississippi River in 1927. Swollen Mississippi River flowing at great speed. Coast Guard uses boats to rescue people from the flooded area. People gathered atop the levees awaiting help. Coast Guard lifting citizens from atop levees, into boats. A house floating in the flood waters. A boat filled with livestock as Coast Guard rescues them. A man being rescued from top of a floating house. Film produced in 1935.
A large crowd gathered to welcome U.S. President Nixon at the Mississippi Economic Council silver anniversary meeting in Jackson, Mississippi, held in the Coliseum. President Nixon from speaker's podium addresses the Economic Council. Nixon presents his vision of Mississippi in the future. He mentions effects of Korean War, Vietnam War and economic crises. The spectators applaud as Nixon expresses hope for a bright future for the United States of America. Officials attending included Governor William Waller, Senator Jim Eastland, Senator John Stennis, and Mississippi congressmen.
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.
U.S. President Nixon addresses the Mississippi Economic Council silver anniversary meeting in Jackson, Mississippi. President Nixon from speaker's podium in the Coliseum speaks about economic growth of United States. He compares United States economy with other nations like Italy, Great Britain, Germany, France and Soviet Union. He details problems of economy like inflation and energy crisis. He insists on sound government policies and more production to control inflation. Spectators listen to him carefully and applaud his remarks. Officials attending included Governor William Waller, Senator Jim Eastland, Senator John Stennis, and Mississippi congressmen.
Relocation of Japanese ancestry people, in United States due to security reasons, during World War II. Nisei, the Japanese of second generation in United States, in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team of the U.S. Army. Troops march, undergo physical training. Troops trained for a combat operation. Soldiers practice firing with artillery and mortar launcher. Soldiers run through an obstacle course at Camp Shelby in Mississippi Troops of armed Nisei soldiers pass by the U.S. national flag.
Japanese-American recruits in the United States Army, under training at Camp Shelby in Mississippi, United States. Nisei soldiers fire machine guns from a trench. They train on obstacle course. Soldiers crawl in a tunnel, jump a ridge, climb eight foot wall, crawl in bog. Marching practice by the troops. Buglers give a church call on Sundays. Prayers by soldiers and priests. Marching troops of soldiers salute U.S. national flag.