Construction of the Hoover Dam in the United States. Civil engineers at the dam site. Views of dam site, and reclamation engineers rush towards the dam site for investigation. Engineers remove rock by placing dynamite. The construction underway. Explosions rise. Views of four diversion tunnels, two on each side (the Nevada side and Arizona side). Front end loader remove dirt and load onto dump truck. Engineers wok in the tunnel. Engineers climb rope suspended from the canyon wall. In November 1932, the Colorado river is diverted. Trucks carry construction material and engineers at work during construction of the dam. Clip is from a production narrated in 1962.
Completion of Hoover Dam (then the Boulder Dam) construction in the United States. In September 1935, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dedicates the Hoover Dam to the nation's progress and commends its designers and builders, at the dam site. Views of the Hoover Dam showing its beauty and architecture. From a 1962 production about the dam.
Creation of hydro electric operations at Hoover Dam in the United States. Hydro electric units are built in power house. Creation of hydro electric operations that provide electricity to California, Nevada and Arizona. An engineer works during manufacture of generator N8. Manufacturing of Hoover generator. A man works on welding. Men carry steel plates. Views of turbine wheel and men working near the wheel. Rail car transports N8 parts. N8 parts are transfered from canyon to power house via cable ways. A man signals. Manned cable way operator operated during dam construction. The interior of Nevada wing power house. Technicians assemble the engines installed. The crewmen prepare N8 equipped for receiving generating unit. The men remove temporary slab from turbine. Steel lamination plates stacked around rotary frames. An overhead crane carries the N8 parts. N8 parts assembled. On December 1961, world's largest hydro electric plant is completed.
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.]
Construction of Hoover Dam in the United States, concluding in 1935. A sign reads 'the Babcock'. Giant steel pipes. Steel plates hoisted by a crane. Steel pipes are assembled in the steel fabrication plant erected on the dam site. Men working on constructing and assembling pipes. Train passes through a 30-foot diameter section. Trailers carry giant steel pipes. The pipes transferred via cable ways. Trailers carry giant steel pipes inside diversion tunnel. Steel pipes are joined at location with cables. Construction equipment work on construction site. Railroad tracks seen. A tram car carrying construction material, passes through the tunnel. Last concrete poured on May 28, 1935 and construction of the Hoover Dam completed two years ahead of schedule. View of completed Hoover dam in mid to late 1930's with 1930s automobiles passing by and parked on top of the dam. From a 1962 production about the dam.
October, 1962, U.S. Air Force U-2 reconnaissance aircraft, tail number 56-6707, of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) 4080th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, lands at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. View of Photographic evidence, brought back by the U-2, showing Soviet missiles being set up in Cuba. President John F. kennedy broadcasts to the nation about the crisis, announcing measures being taken by the USA to address the situation. A B-58 Hustler bomber landing. Airmen removing camera from nose of a reconnaissance aircraft. Air Force Sergeant, photo interpreter, reading wet film in a base laboratory. U.S. Naval officers and sailors in Command Center viewing large wall map of the world. U.S. Air Force SAC B-52 bombers taking off. View of United Nations Headquarters building in New York City. On October 25, 1962, U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Adlai Stevenson, confronts Soviet Ambassador Valerian Alexandrovich Zorin about missiles in Cuba.He looks at Zorin, and says,"Don't wait for the translation, yes, or no." Zorin smiles as the room fills with laughter. He then responds. View of a Soviet ship bound for Cuba being monitored by a U.S. aircraft overhead. Pilot in cockpit of the aircraft. View from U.S. aircraft flying low past a Soviet ship. Crew in cockpit of the aircraft. Soviet ships turning away. Helicopter flying over sandy beach area of Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. The helicopter parked and Undersecretary of State, Averell Harriman, steps from the helicopter and is later seen with President Kennedy, and Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, at the President's Weekend White House. Harriman reports on the successful negotiation of a limited nuclear test ban treaty. Glimpse of Moscow. U.S. Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, Soviet Foreign Minister,Andrei Gromyko, and British Foreign secretary, Alexander Douglas-Home, are seen signing the document for their respective nations, August 5, 1963.