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The First U.S. Air Force film report about the Strategic Air Command made in January 1960.

Film opens with still portrait of U.S. Strategic Air (SAC) Commander in Chief, General Thomas S. Power., who is heard saying "Peace is Our Profession." Signs outside SAC headquarters, bearing the same message. Glimpse of entry gate to the headquarters. View of Atlas missile displayed on the headquarters grounds. Closeups of the missile, at top and bottom. Air Force personnel manning phones in SAC Control Center, underground,at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Others are seen walking near extremely large wall displays. View of the main Control Center with officers at their respective stations. View of person entering past guards into the underground facility. A briefing officer climbs onto a moving platform that elevates him so he can brief the center personnel, while referring to one of the large wall displays. View of teletype machines receiving messages in the Center. Digital clocks show times in places like Guam and Alaska. The famous "Red Telephone" from which it is possible to launch the entire SAC strike force, all over the world, within seconds after warning of an enemy attack has been received at SAC Headquarters. B-47 bombers taxiing on a base. Closeups of some taxiing. A B-47 bomber taking off and flying high above the camera. Extreme closeup from outside of crew members in cockpit of B-47 in flight. Flight of three B-47s flying in formation.

Date: 1960, January
Duration: 2 min 44 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Flood water covers large area of five states of Midwestern United States.

Flood in Midwest United States. Rain brings heavy flood damage. Five Mid Western States ravaged by floods. Buildings surrounded with flood water. Flooded areas of Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota. Water touches surface of a bridge as a man looks on. Ground flooded with water as people look on.

Date: 1960, March 31
Duration: 29 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command aircraft stationed in various parts of the world.

Klaxon horns sound alert signals and U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command (SAC) flight crews, on alert, stop what they are doing and rush from their quarters to jeeps, that take them to their aircraft. They are seen clambering aboard their bomber aircraft. Closeup of a B-47E-30-LM Stratojet bomber, tail number 52-264, taxiing. Closeup of its wheels. The B-47 taking off from a base in the continental United States. In Alaska, a B-52 bomber taxis on a plowed taxiway in a snowy airfield. Local people watch as two B-52 bombers take off from a SAC base in Africa. Formations of B-52 bomber in flight. View of Air Force personnel inside the SAC headquarters Command and Control Center at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Scene shifts to a B-47 bomber flying directly overhead and an Atlas missile being launched. Glimpse of pilot and copilot inside the cockpit of a SAC bomber in flight. A bomb dropping from an open bomb bay viewed from inside the aircraft. An atomic explosion during one of the tests conducted by the United States, in the Pacific, from 1946 to 1958.

Date: 1960
Duration: 2 min 5 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
City of Omaha, Nebraska, highlighted on map of United States.

Several scenes of large map of United States of America. Nebraska is outlined and Omaha (Headquarters location of the U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command (SAC) is highlighted. An arrow points a bold dot representing city of Omaha in Nebraska,United States.

Date: 1951, January 8
Duration: 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. Vice President Nixon talks about the foreign policy of America prior to presidential elections in the United States.

The fourth presidential election debate between Democratic nominee Senator John F. Kennedy and Republican nominee U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon on 21st October 1960 in in New York, United States. News correspondent Quincy Howe speaks prior to the fourth Kennedy-Nixon presidential debate. Mr. Howe reads out the rules and conditions under which the candidates will proceed. He says that Senator Kennedy will make the second opening statement and the first closing statement. Vice President Nixon speaks about the present issue in the United States which is keeping peace without surrender. The peace which is threatened by international communist movements. Nixon says that the United States has to learn from mistakes made in past. He relates to this by mentioning the period of the Iron Curtain in Europe and during the Korean War. Nixon says that situation in President Dwight Eisenhower's administration is reversed. He says that the United States made errors in the past in misjudging the Communists, applying same rules of conduct that are applied to the leaders of the free world. Nixon mentions East-West Paris summit conference of 1960 and Eisenhower's policy regarding Formosa Straits. Nixon speaks that that United States should increase its military strength to high level regardless of what potential opponents have and if any surprise attack is launched, the United States can destroy their war-making capacity. Nixon further says that American policies of military strength, economic strength, and diplomatic firmness will keep the peace without surrender.

Date: 1960
Duration: 9 min 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Woman engineering worker argues with boss and urges that employees make use of a new information center.

Early information retrieval practices in a corporate engineering office in the United States during the 1960s. Dramatization depicts a woman in the work force in the 1960s: Female worker with vintage 1960s beehive hair style appears to be performing work as a secretary, but, it turns out she is engineer Julie Stone. Julie takes printouts from a printer in information center. She opens a drawer and takes out document files. She leaves her office. She arrives at office of her Chief named George A Price. Chief scolds an engineer called Harry for committing mistakes in his designs. Chief asks Harry to be responsible in his work. Another engineer named Pete Newton draws designs. View of the cabins. Harry meets Newton and discuss about his conversation with Chief. Julie calls Harry. They go to a restaurant for lunch. They talk about the sources of information and Julie encourages Harry to use the information center that she runs, rather than relying on antiquated and incomplete methods of obtaining information. Julie gets up and leaves the restaurant. Harry and Pete talk in the office. Pete asks him about his meeting with Julie. Harry takes his seat and opens a drawer. He looks over the documents and publications, including a Playboy magazine, to get information about transistors. Julie meets with Chief and complains about Pete and other engineers failure to use the information center and to lookup answers to questions in a more comprehensive way. Chief attends a telephone call. Pete enters Chief's office. Depicts woman worker arguing with boss. Clip also shows examples of common work place interpretation of women worker roles in the 1960s, including opening introduction of clip that objectifies the woman worker as a sexual object (before broad awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace), and a restaurant scene that opens with the man assuming that the woman has asked him out to lunch as a love interest rather than for work purposes.

Date: 1965
Duration: 14 min 10 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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