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Scenes of devastation from the "Long Island Express" Hurricane of 1938.

Scenes from the New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane) (or Long Island Express) (or The Great Hurricane of 1938). Hurricane hitting U.S. Eastern Seaboard on September 21, 1938. The Coast from New Jersey to New England felt its effect. Cars and people drenched with water in streets. Policemen wade through hip deep water. New York is whipped by 70 mile-an-hour winds and the raging sea pouring tons of water far inland. A man retreats from a dock as waves pour water on him. Outcome of hurricane shows broken ships, downed trees, and devastation at the water front in coastal areas including Atlantic City, New London Connecticut, and Long Island. Firemen in New London Connecticut battle fires. Aerial view of destroyed shoreline and beached boats in New London. Broken cars crushed by fallen trees. Crowds gather to look at damage as a lone sentry guards against looting. Boats along the Atlantic Coast are destroyed. A boat is seen on a road in front of Merkel's Delicatessen. View of a train that was derailed by the hurricane on Long Island. Shot of a car that was carried far off a roadway and impaled on an upright beam.

Date: 1938, September 21
Duration: 1 min 53 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
New ship Mauretania arrives in New York on its maiden voyage.

New ocean liner RMS Mauretania (1938) arrives in New York on its maiden voyage. A small ship escorts Mauretania. Aerial view of the Mauretania. People on the ship and photographers click photos of the Captain of the ship. Many ships in New York harbor near the Mauretania. Captain using binoculars to view the scene. Scene in New York harbor from aboard ship of the Statue of Liberty and New York city. Close up view of steam coming out from one of the ship stacks. Aerial views of the Mauretania and Manhattan Island skyscrapers, and New York harbor.

Date: 1939, June 24
Duration: 55 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Huge crowds gathered at Times Square, New York for 1938 New Year celebrations.

Record celebrations for New Year despite weather in New York. Huge crowds gathered at Times Square for New Year celebrations. Buses and cars on the street.

Date: 1938, January 1
Duration: 39 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
35th anniversary of Wright Brothers' first flight. Advances in travel due to rail and airplane. Howard Hughes' round the world flight.

Film notes 35th anniversary of Wright Brothers' first flight and reviews advances in transportation brought about by rail and aircraft .An animated map of the United states before the advent of mechanized transport methods. It illustrates the difficult and long overland journey to travel from the East Coast to the West Coast. Travel by horse and wagon over the Santa Fe Trail in 1849 is recreated in a brief film clip. Next, a locomotive is shown pulling a passenger train at high speed along a railroad at the base of a mountain. Animated map charts fairly direct path from Coast to Coast, taking only 4 days by railroad. Next a nearly straight course is traced across the map illustrating the path of an airplane taking only seven and a half hours for the journey. Change of scene shows aerial view of Howard Hughes' Lockheed 14 Super Electra Special, Model 14-N2 ( NX18973), christened "New York World's Fair 1939," in flight over New York harbor with the skyline of Manhattan in the background. Camera follows the plane as it passes over lower Manhattan. The Empire State building is seen prominently with other skyscrapers below the aircraft. This was filmed, on July 14, 1938, as Hughes and his crew were returning from Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Floyd Bennett Field, on Long Island, at the conclusion of their around-the-world flight (circling the Northern Hemisphere) from July 10 - July 14, 1938.

Date: 1938, July 14
Duration: 1 min 45 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Views of various aircraft in flight and Jacqueline Cochran wins the Bendix Trophy race at Bennett Field, New York City.

A large number of automobiles parked in a field, crowd looking up at the sky. Douglas Corrigan (famous for his wrong way flight from New York to Dublin, Ireland), standing with several girls in bath suits. A Piper J-3 Cub fitted with pontoons lands on a grassy field. Seversky EP-1 (civilian version of the military P-35 aircraft), with Jacqueline Cochran at the controls, taxis after winning the Bendix Trophy Race in 1938. Mr. Vincent Bendix congratulates Miss Cochran after winning the race. Several P-35s in different flight formations. Paratroopers jump from a ford tri-motor aircraft, views of paratroopers descending. Views of four aircrafts with smoke trailing, taking off and doing acrobatic stunts including inside and outside loops. Jacqueline Cochran at the controls of a Seversky EP-1 landing at Floyd Bennett Field, New York, completing a Trans-continental flight, after winning the Bendix Trophy race.

Date: 1938
Duration: 2 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Life in Britain on eve of War. Chamberlain, Hitler and Mussolini signing the Munich Agreement during World War II.

An Allied propaganda film to solidify Anglo-American solidarity within the ranks as well as to counter Nazi propaganda aimed at weakening the alliance shows British soldiers in Great Britain during World War 2. 1938: in the United States New York Yankees win the pennant in baseball; scene of Yankees team members shaking hands. View of aviator Douglas Corrigan nicknamed Wrong Way Corrigan after his accidental flight from New York to Ireland instead of California as planned. View of trains on the 6th Avenue Elevated (or Sixth Avenue El) before that service was halted in Manhattan New York City. British citizens go about their daily life. Derby horse race in a stadium. A British boy and his father shovel dirt for a backyard garden. Players play a football (soccer) game at Wembley Stadium in England as spectators cheer the 1938 FA Cup Final with Preston North End taking the Cup versus Huddersfield Town as George Mutch scores the winning goal. Scenes in Germany: People cheer for German Chancellor Adolf Hitler and give Nazi salute. Newspaper headlines about Czech occupation. Graves in a cemetery. British Prime Minister Arthur Neville Chamberlain, Adolf Hitler Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini sign the Munich Agreement. Despite a peace agreement Hitler invades Czechoslovakia. People read 'Military Training Act, 1939'. British soldiers march along a road. View of Adolf Hitler smiling and laughing. Artillery is fired. A poster reads 'Britain Declares War on Germany'. Airplanes in flight and drop leaflets over Germany. German airplanes in flight. Parachutists jump from the airplanes. Hitler talks to officers and considers the war to be over. Radio news broadcast of the British declaration of war on Germany by Neville Chamberlain. Many different British citizens and families shown in living rooms and work places gathered around radios to hear the so called "We shall fight on the beaches" speech of Winston Churchill on June 4, 1940.

Date: 1943
Duration: 4 min 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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