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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
 
 
USS Northampton underway during naval exercises of Striking Fleet Atlantic in the Atlantic Ocean.

Naval exercises of Striking Fleet Atlantic (NATO Command) in the Atlantic Ocean. All Maritime Nations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization participate in the exercises. USS Northampton at sea. Smoke rises up from the smokestack of the ship. A signalman on signal bridge sends and receives messages by flashing light. Hoisting flag on signal bridge. A destroyer ship in background. Men aboard the ships. Aircraft on the flight deck of the ship. A sign reads 'US Atlantic Fleet'. Vice Admiral Harold T. Deuterman holds a conference with staff and ship officers.

Date: 1960, March 14
Duration: 1 min 1 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Scenes of life and American lifestyle in many American cities in late 1940s; famous American landmarks.

Flags of various NATO member countries. Flag of NATO. Film 'The Atlantic Community' introduces the United States as a NATO member. American landscape views. American men,women and children walk to church. Memorial marking first settlements in America. Back Bay neighborhood along bank of Charles River in Boston. Side and front view of Old State House in Boston. Pedestrians and traffic with 1940s automobiles on busy streets of Boston. Exterior view of Faneuil Hall and flower market in Boston. Civilians walk in street and cars drive by. Sweeping views of Harvard University campus buildings. View of New York city. Empire State building. Manhattan Island New York City as seen from the water. Tall buildings and skyscrapers of Manhattan. Upward panning view from ground to top of Empire State Building in 1949. Busy street in New York city. American people at work including a man operating precision manufacturing equipment, a woman typing on a typewriter, and a man carpenter sawing wood. A seamstress sews clothing, an executive on the telephone in an office, factory workers at work; bricklayers working; women examine clothing designs, draftsmen at work on drawing plans. View inside a locomotive of the engineer operating a train at high speed. View from exterior of passenger train as it approaches and passes by. Aerial views of farmland and hay in fields under a dusk sky. Elevated view of American industrial factories and smoke pouring from chimney stack pipes. Cowboys with herd of cows at the foothills of Rocky mountains. American dam on a massive lake. View of the Mormon Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Mormon temple from a distant elevated position with mountains in background, and then a street level view of Salt Lake Temple with statue of Brigham Young in foreground and 1940s vehicles. Aerial view of Lockheed Constellation aircraft in flight. American landscape views. Mountains and oceans. Golden Gate Bridge. Niagara Falls view. Fort Montgomery. The Rainbow Bridge from U.S. to Canada.

Date: 1949
Duration: 5 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Flight deck operations aboard USS Shangri La during naval exercises of Striking Fleet Atlantic in the Atlantic Ocean.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Striking Fleet Atlantic participate in naval exercises in the Atlantic Ocean. A view of a rotating radar antenna. NATO ships underway. Flight deck operations aboard USS Shangri La (CV-38). A man seated at the controls. A Canadian aircraft takes off. The aircraft in flight. Pilots in the cockpit. Planes in formation. Demonstration of fire power. Smoke rises up due to explosions. Splashes in water.

Date: 1960, March 14
Duration: 2 min 29 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
German U-boat pack attacks Allied convoy off Newfoundland during World War II

View from conning tower of surfaced German submarine (U-boat) underway in the North Atlantic, during World War 2. Crew scans horizon and see Allied ships. They alert their captain, who comes on deck to confirm their finding of targets off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. Animated sequence shows how U-Boat maneuvers. The U-boat teletypes information to its headquarters where German Admiral Karl Doenitz, Commander of the U-boat fleet, is seen with his staff. His charts show area of encounter, between Labrador and Greenland. Doenitz staff wires instructions to the U-boat. View of radio operators and morse code messaging. Views of crew at duty stations inside the submarine. Two U-boats proceeding at high speed on the surface. They are shown in animated sequence. Smoke from burning Allied ship on the horizon. The U-boats come under fire. Shells burst nearby in water. View inside U-boat as it crash dives. Dishes and other items slide and fall inside the U-boat. Animated sequence shows several U-boats moving relative to the convoy. Views of crew poised silently inside submerged sub. Sound of Allied destroyer propellers overhead and explosion of depth charges. Water sprays into U-boat as depth charge causes damage. View on deck of surfaced submarine. U-boat pack circling the convoy. View inside submerged U-boat torpedoing a ship. Inside engine room of boat. Animation shows most ships in convoy being sunk and faster warships trying to escape. Torpedoes being loaded and fired. Explosions from ships hit by torpedoes. Surfaced U-boat firing its deck gun at night. Oil burning on water surface.

Date: 1940
Duration: 7 min 57 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
German zeppelin Hindenburg lands at Lakehurst Naval Air Station, New Jersey and people flock to watch it.

German zeppelin Hindenburg lands at Lakehurst Naval Air Station, New Jersey on the morning of 9 May 1936, after the airship's maiden voyage across the North Atlantic Ocean. People gather to watch the zeppelin after a successful transatlantic flight in 60 hours. The zeppelin enters a waiting hangar as a huge crowd gathers to watch. A Nazi swastika on the airship. Dr. Hugo Eckener thanks American government for their cooperation and talks about the successful flight across the North Atlantic. (This is the only portion of the clip that includes audio). People look at the zeppelin in the hangar.

Date: 1936, May 9
Duration: 3 min 3 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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