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A panorama showing Irish countryside and various cities and people of Ireland in the mid 1940's.

A panorama of the Irish countryside, sheep grazing. A map of Ireland is seen. Crowds, double decker buses, and vehicles on city streets of Belfast Northern Ireland. Statue of Lord Carson at Parliament. Activities in linen industry. Riveters and welders at work in a shipyard. Protestant Orangemen seen. A painting revering the King and Queen of England. Orangemen in dress costume in a July 12 annual parade celebrating victory at Battle of the Boyne. Custom officials on the Eire-North Ireland border. Narrator talks about the recently independent Eireann and its people who are independent in thought and speech. Irish farmers with horse carts loaded head down a road. Farmers and business men talk in streets of Ireland and strike deals. Horses and carts among the men. An Irish boy standing with a group of sheep. Pastures and bucolic and scenic views of farms and villages in rural Ireland. Men and women spinning wool and weaving.

Date: 1946
Duration: 5 min 17 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Navy ships in the Pacific. U.S. warship, in Atlantic, alerts convoy about surface raider. British destroyer fires depth charge

A line of aircraft carriers at sea in the Pacific Theater. U.S. sailors stroll on deck of warship, in the sunshine. An American Destroyer, USS Flusser (DD-368) underway. United States naval officers consult a navigation chart aboard ship. An American sailor signals with semaphore flags. A U.S. warship in the North Atlantic. U.S. sailor (radioman) alerts all ships in a convoy to presence of a German surface raider, and gives its position as Longitude 23:45 West and Latitude 63:14 North (vicinity of Iceland). A British sailor (a Leading Telegraphist - radio operator) aboard a British warship, acknowledges " OK USA, OK USA, thank you very much." Ships in convoy seen. British Destroyer HMS Amazon (D39) launches depth charges. A Royal Navy Commander looks through binoculars. The British Destroyer HMS Anthony (H40) steams past.

Date: 1940
Duration: 1 min 41 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
British destroyers battle German aircraft and submarine in North Atlantic

British destroyers battle German U boats and aircraft in North Atlantic during World War II. Depth charges launched by destroyers. One German aircraft downed. One British destroyer is torpedoed and seriously damaged. Crew abandons ship, except for volunteer crewmen who bring the stricken vessel safely to port.

Date: 1940
Duration: 1 min 7 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Mine warfare conducted by the German Navy's Northern Fleet during World War II.

Sailors in the communications center of the German headquarters of the Kriegsmarine Northern fleet, work at numerous teletype stations. Next, the Admiral (Generaladmiral) in command, Rolf Carls, is seen pouring over nautical charts, with officers of his staff. Scene shifts to naval armory where marine mines are being prepared for deployment. They move through the processing lines and then transported by rail. At a port, a crane lifts a mine, on a wheeled dolly onto the minelayer ship, "Tannenberg," where crew members roll it along the deck. Sailors write on it with white chalk. The Tannenberg seen underway, and then with sailors rolling mines (on their dollys) off the stern of the ship in the Baltic Sea. Sailors moving mines along the deck to the stern for launching. View from another ship of the mines dropping from astern the Tannenberg. Next, officers on deck in cold weather gear, look through binoculars as they sight threat from Soviet aircraft. Interior of the ship as sailors manipulate controls for an anti-aircraft gun. The ship's gun and a machine gun being fired. Soviet bombers seen very high overhead. Camera pans about the deck showing sailors firing at aircraft. Something raises a plume of water astern (a near-miss?). Next, several German patrol boats are seen moving at high speed. Sailor on a speeding patrol boat, stands precariously atop it as he signals with semaphore flags. From a patrol boat, bombs (or mines) are seen exploding behind in its wake. (Note: The Tannenberg was a passenger and ferry built in 1935. On 2 September 1939 the German Navy had her converted to a minelayer. In August 1940 she served as flagship of the minelaying ships, in the North Fleet. She was sunk on 9 July, 1941, off Sweden.)

Date: 1940
Duration: 2 min 26 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
A British tanker being destroyed by fire from a submarine's deck gun underway in the North Atlantic Ocean during World War II.

German sailors attack a British tanker underway in North Atlantic Ocean during World War II. German submarine surfaces while underway in the North Atlantic. A German sailor on the submarine deck and looks through a binocular. The submarine underway and the sailor stands on the surface. The sailor speaks to another sailor. The submarine underway in the North Atlantic. German sailors are initiated in a crossing of the Rubicon ceremony. The sailors on the deck and few in a basket tied with a rope. The sailors take pictures. Boats underway in the Atlantic. A British tanker underway. The surface of the submarine. A sailor looks through the binoculars. The sailors fire guns. The survivors are taken aboard the submarine. The British tanker is destroyed due to fire from a submarine's deck guns. The British tanker burns and smoke rises due to fire. The survivors on the submarine enjoy.

Date: 1943
Duration: 2 min 51 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Areas of responsibility under NATO Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic. Views from 1950s and 1960s.

Closeup of a freighter steaming past the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor. Sailors riding on a commercial bus near the entrance to the U.S. Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia. Traffic at the road intersection.Sign identifying the base. Views of ships docked at the base. Flags flying outside the Headquarters of NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic (SACLANT). View of the great map room inside the headquarters. Officers from various NATO countries seated for a briefing conducted by A U.S. Navy Captain circa 1954. The most senior officers, including the first SACLANT, Admiral Lynde D. McCormick, step close to the map, where he speaks to the briefing officer. Closeup of the briefing officer moving images of aircraft over the map in the vicinity of the Portuguese Azore Islands. Closeup of straits of Gibraltar and then of Brest and Cherbourg on the coast of France; the Western approaches to the British Isles; the Norwegian coast; Iceland; Northern Labrador; the whole seaboard of Canada and the United States. View of waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Glimpse back to Admiral McCormick at the briefing map and then to a partially submerged submarine moving in water of the Atlantic. Narrator mentions subs of the 1960s. U.S. nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine launches a polaris missile. Final view of briefing map.erge.

Date: 1962
Duration: 2 min 28 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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