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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
 
 
Birth of Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Company and its nuclear reactor facility in the United States.

Map of United States showing location of a power plant of Connecticut. A woman in 1960's dress (Leslie Franzos) dances happily in her living room in front of a window air conditioner. Electric supply lines and power plants showing growth in the sector. Sunset and a graph with wavy lines depicting the limitation of non-renewable sources of power. Views of coal and oil production, pipeline, and transportation facilities including rail trains moving on tracks. Narrator describes fossil fuel supplies as abundant but finite. 1960's woman dances in front of graph depicting rising power demand through the decades ahead. Animation of names of various electricity producing companies. Model of the nuclear power plant of the Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Company. 1960's fashion woman dances in front of model holding blueprints. Animation of map showing location of the plant. Aerial view of actual site of the plant. Sketch of the plant. Animated model of the functioning reactor and cooling system to be used by the plant. A submarine with reactor fitted. Pictures of nuclear power plants in use at Rowe Massachusetts and Shippingport Pennsylvania. Knobs and on-off of lights on a panel. View of interior control room at the Yankee Rowe nuclear power station. Group of executives in suits touring the Yankee Rowe nuclear plant grounds. Design architect at desk in an office reviews blueprints for nuclear plant.

Date: 1966
Duration: 4 min 10 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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