View from just beside and below a mountain road in Sierra Nevada mountains, as trucks of the 1919 U.S. Army motor transport convoy make their way from Nevada into California. View from ahead, and below of the trucks. The narrow mountain road is lined with rock boulders and the mountain rises almost vertically beside it. A Holt tractor pulling a truck by a chain, along a stretch of the road. Trucks proceeding successfully on their own on other parts of the road. Several picturesque views by the camera operator.
Picturesque views of the 1919 U.S. Army motor transport convoy making its way through the beautiful forests of the Sierra Nevada mountains in California. Tall evergreen trees and dramatic mountain views frame many pictures of the convoy. The convoy stopped at Kybury, California, for dinner.
View from a spot well ahead of the U.S. Army cross-continental motor transport convoy as it passes through Nevada. Trucks are seen raising dust as they approach on dirt road. Mountains in background. View from a hillside of trucks underway. View of trucks, far off, raising dust as they drive toward the camera. Mountains in background. Holt (Maxwell) tractor pulling a pair of trucks through an area of wet sand. A truck making way on its own. The Holt tractor pulling another pair of trucks, chained together. Soldiers helping by pushing.
Episode of "The Big Picture", a U.S. Army series of news release programs. U.S. Army cameraman recording Nike missile launch. Atomic cannon fires shell creating atomic explosion and classic mushroom cloud.. Army troops spill out of Sikorsky YH-19 helicopters. U.S. Army infantry soldiers ascend hill firing their rifles. Atomic experiments at Camp Desert Rock in Nevada, United States. U.S. Army Master Sergeant Stuart Queen seated at a desk in his office. He speaks about a series of atomic experiments ("Desert Rock 6") held in barren lands of Nevada at Camp Desert Rock. Celebrating victory in Europe, during World War 2, American troops parade down the Champs Elysees in Paris, France, with the Arch of Triumph behind them. Happy Parisians watch the parade.. War scenes in Hiroshima, Japan: Actual footage of explosion and mushroom cloud rising after atomic bomb blast over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Barren land on the ground in Hiroshima after the blast. B-29 bombers in flight. Atomic bomb test detonation. Atomic artillery gun M65, also called the Atomic Cannon or Atomic Annie, fires and creates nuclear explosion on distant target.Viking missile launch. U.S. soldiers on parade. Headquarters sign at U.S. Army atomic experiment station at Camp Desert Rock, Nevada, displaying 6-pointed star with "A" in center.. Several atomic test explosions. Soldiers on hillside witness a non-nuclear explosion. Buses carry troops along a road past a sign warning of radiation hazard. Army captain, instructor, briefing troops before the start of atomic maneuvers.. Maps of planned maneuvers. Engineer surveyors lay out ground zero target. View of the ground zero area which is the target area for testing. Signal men lay communication lines to receive and transmit teletype messages. Men operate machinery and dig trenches in which troops will take cover. Other men cover them with sand. [Note: According to the U.S. Department of State, Office of the Historian, from February 18 to May 15, 1955, the United States conducted Operation Teapot, a nuclear test series at Yucca Flat and Frenchman Flat on the Nevada Test Site in the continental United States. During the test period 14 nuclear shots and 1 non-nuclear shot were detonated. Several thousand scientific, military (army, air force, navy, marines), and civilian contract personnel participated in the organization, planning, and execution of the test series. Military exercises undertaken during and following the shots took place under the name Desert Rock 6.]
George Wilson Malon, Senator of the United States gives a speech in his office in Nevada, United States. He reports to the voters. He talks about the war time excise taxes, live music taxes and their effects on the State of Nevada. He assures the people that he will work to aid the hotel and restaurant industry, and jobs for young people of Nevada.
An atomic bomb test in Nevada, United States. A sign board reads: 'US Atomic Energy Commission Nevada Proving Ground Mercury, Nevada'. A guard stands near the board. Men gather in the explosion area. Cars and houses in the area to determine their ability to withstand blast wave and radiation. Mannequins in a car and in replicas of houses. Soldiers huddle in trenches two miles away from the explosion area. Cameramen adjust their cameras to record the explosion. The atomic bomb explodes. A mushroom cloud is formed. People wearing goggles for eye protection are seen as they watch the explosion. Governor of California Earl Warren arrives at the explosion site. Personnel with geiger counter take measurements near the bombing site later.