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Defense Early Warning radar sites (DEW Line), White Alice communications systems, and North American Air Defense (NORAD)

Aerial views of Dew Line air defense radar installations in the Northern part of North America. Ground views of a man dressed in furs riding a dog sled. View from the sled of the dog team pulling it. The man and dog team moving in the snow past black microwave antennas of the "White Alice" Alaskan Communications system. Aerial view of a White Alice complex containing huge red and white checkered microwave antennas. Oil tanks and other facilities at the site. Scene shifts to closeup of receiving and relaying antennas of the White Alice system. View of a Dew Line radar site. Narrator explains how the Dew Line stations work in concert with the White Alice system. Closeup of radar antenna rotating and fade to a radar screen where a target is being painted by a sweeping beam. Operator at the radar screen picks up phone to inform NORAD (North American Air Defense Command). View of the NORAD Headquarters Building at Ent Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado, with mountain in background and flags of the U.S. and Canada flying from flag poles in front of the building. View inside the command and control area of the headquarters. A large tracking board on which radar information is depicted. view of a radar station complex on land and one out at sea. A Lockheed EC-121 radar picket aircraft in flight and a radar picket ship at sea.

Date: 1959
Duration: 2 min 4 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Douglas World Cruiser aviators land in the United States and are greeted by a large crowd after their round the world flight.

U.S. Army Air Service Douglas World Cruisers (DWC) in the United States after their first flight around the world. The pilots of the world cruisers Lieutenant Lowell H. Smith and Lt. Erik H. Nelson land at Labrador. The world cruisers circling. The world cruisers afloat inland. A vessel coming towards a shore. Naval officers greet the aviators. At Maine Coast, three world cruisers flying overhead as seen from a ship. A crowd awaiting the fliers to greet them. View of a harbor with the world cruisers flying overhead. A world cruiser coming in for a landing. The world cruiser afloat. Two men standing on pontoons. The pilots as they alight from a naval vessel. Greetings are exchanged. Fliers talk over a radio.

Date: 1924
Duration: 2 min 49 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Douglas World Cruisers take off from the U.S. for their first flight from America to Asia.

U.S. Army Air Service Douglas World Cruisers (DWC) in the United States during the first flight around the world. In Aleutian Islands, Alaska: Flier Douglas World Cruiser on a lake before the hop across the Pacific to Japan. A snow-covered mountain in the background. Two cruisers. One of the cruisers warms up. One of the cruisers as it is being raised onto a Coast Guard ship. Raised aircraft engine shows engine change in Lieutenant Leigh Wade's (Pilot of the World Cruiser) airplane for a hop to Attu Island in Japan. Lt. Lowell H. Smith standing on the nose of the aircraft holding the propeller blade. A stationary cruiser on a shore. Another cruiser seen. Both are equipped with pontoons. Three of the world cruisers in flight while they are in their first flight from America to Asia. Animated map shows the dangerous route across the Pacific. The Pacific crossed by airplane. Animated map of the coastline of North America and Asia with 'Second Division Chicagoff to Kagoshima, Japan' written on the map.

Date: 1924
Duration: 2 min 17 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Pan American Highway Commission delegates visit Washington DC

Group of 37 members from the Pan American Highway Commission visit United States. The group from 19th sovereign states of Latin America study the highways of North America. The group gathered for a picture with Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes on the steps of the State, War, and Navy Building (later called the Executive Office Building) on Pennsylvania Avenue. President Calvin Coolidge welcomes the group, and stands together with them on the White House lawn. Another image of Calvin Coolidge alone follows text of one of his quotations.

Date: 1924
Duration: 3 min 0 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Pan American Highway Commission presents a commemorative plaque at the Pan American Union in Washington DC

Delegates of the Pan American Highway Commission present a gift after a month-long tour of the United States in 1924. Ceremony at the Pan American Union in Washington DC. Tablet is unveiled inscribed with the title 'Highway of Friendship', and presented as a gift to the Highway Education Board. The first line of the tablet reads, "Commemorative of the Official visit of the Pan American Highway Commission to the District of Columbia and the states of North Carolina, Kentucky, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey June 2 to July 3, 1924. The happiness and prosperity of the people of the United States have been greatly enhanced by your definite program of Highway education...." U.S. Secretary of State Frank B. Kellogg accepts the tablet and speaks to those gathered.

Date: 1925
Duration: 1 min 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
America plunged into World War 2. Montage of various World War II scenes over the span of the war years

American Jitterbug dancers seen at a contest in 1938. View of feet in shoes, as wearers tap their feet and beat time to music. View of drummer using wire brush on drum. Stadium of people cheer for a dancing cinematographer who is using a motion picture camera to film the event. In contrast, Nazi troops seen parading by torchlight. Nazi flags everywhere and Nazi party ceremonies, overseen by Adolf Hitler, in Germany. Nazis burning books. "Attention Jews" with skull and crossbones painted on stores and business establishments. Nazi Storm Troopers intimidating Jewish businesses and advocating boycott. Glimpse of Heinrich Himmler, in foreground, and Hermann Goering, in center of group of Nazi officials. Junkers Ju-87 Stuka dive bombers attacking Poland in 1939. German artillerymen firing heavy guns. A German railroad gun firing. German paratroopers jumping from Ju-52 trimotor transport aircraft. In contrast, patrons are seen descending in parachutes on the Parachute Jump ride at Coney Island Steeplechase Park, in Brooklyn, New York. Life Savers company sponsorship sign seen atop the parachute jump tower. People eating hot dogs, and firing guns at the shooting gallery on Coney Island's boardwalk. Germans march Polish prisoners of war. German troops entering Denmark and Norway. German troops passing a road sign for Chemin des Dames in Picardy, Northern France. Bomb exploding at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. American forces engaged in war against japan in the Pacific and against the Axis powers in Europe. U.S. soldiers throwing hand grenades. American wounded being carried on litters. People cheering liberating Allied forces in a European town. British soldiers on a vehicle displaying cartoon of Churchill. Soviet forces advancing in snow. U.S. steel and war plants in operation. Men and women working in American defense plants and war materiel factories, using drills, lathes, and power tools in the spirit of "Rosie the riveter." C.I.O. Poster to promote voting, during the war. Closeup of Sidney Hillman, President of Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. Spectators line sidewalks to get glimpse of President Franklin D.Roosevelt (FDR) in a motorcade. Silhouette of two soldiers helping wounded comrade. FDR's funeral cortege. U.S. troops taking a break, in a war zone. American school children run into a field. An atomic bomb explosion.

Date: 1945
Duration: 5 min 27 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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