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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
 
 
Animated map of Canada and the United States showing principal communications networks.

An animated map of Canada and the United States. Radio communications Tower over hilltop. Workmen installing underground communications cables. Telephone communications in everyday life. Men and women working in an office. United Press International teletypewriters on a desk. Man looks at a screen and speaks over the phone. A cable-laying ship in operation at sea. An animated map showing the undersea cable connections to various places.

Date: 1962
Duration: 1 min 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
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
 
 
Production,transportation and assembling of Boeing KC-135 parts in different parts of America.

A Boeing 367 Dash 80 lands on an airstrip. Shows parts of a test airplane being transported to the Boeing Flight Center in Seattle, Washington. Interior view of the test center. A tank constructed for the hydrostatic testing of Boeing fuselage. A production line for Boeing KC-135. Fuselage section of KC-135. Boeing KC-135 parts are manufactured by companies across different parts of America such as War Aircraft Manufacturer in Riverside, California, Northrop Aviation in California, Twin Coach Company in Buffalo, New York and Ryan Aeronautical Company in San Diego, California. A large Boeing part being transported on the Great Northern Railways. Boeing parts being brought in assembly at the Renton Plant in Seattle. Scenes of Boeing parts being manufactured inside the plant.

Date: 1957
Duration: 4 min 29 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Government officials at White House and Pentagon during the Cuban Missile Crisis; President Kennedy informs America.

Activities during Cuban Missile Crisis in the United States. U.S. Government officials arriving at the White House in Washington DC to address the Cuban missile crisis. CIA Director John McCone and Vice President Lyndon Johnson seen arriving at the White House. President John F. Kennedy addresses the American people on October 22, 1962, announcing discovery of Soviet missiles in Cuba and imposing a U.S. naval "quarantine" on Cuba. Animation showing areas of naval quarantine. The U.S. Capitol in a night time view. Night view of the State Department Building and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Interior views in the Pentagon show offices and signs for Office of Secretary of Air Force; Office of U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff; Office of Chief of Naval Operations; Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Office of the Secretary of Defense. View in a meeting room of Robert McNamara, the Secretary of Defense, standing at a microphone.

Date: 1962, October 22
Duration: 1 min 28 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
North Vietnamese officials address crowd and scenes of support for North Vietnam from anti-war rallies worldwide

Crowd seated in assembly. Various North Vietnamese men and woman speak at the speaker's stand. Crowd in streets with banners and flags. Picture of various men in newspapers at demonstrations. Scenes from other countries, including one or more Spanish speaking countries in Latin America or South America (signs in Spanish) demonstrating against the United States for its involvement in Vietnam. Also scenes of Anti-war protest rallies against U.S. involvement in Vietnam from other countries including the the United Kingdom and some European countries. Vietnamese girls wave small flags during a rally. Men with banners on road. Various people speak on microphone. Various Vietnamese officials at mike speak to crowd in meetings. Men and women applaud. Anti-war demonstrators in various places in the world with banners. Clip features North Vietnamese propaganda.

Date: 1964
Duration: 4 min 10 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Vietnamese
 
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