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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
 
 
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
 
 
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 railroad 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
 
 
People in the English colonies led by George Washington moving against the English Army during the American Revolutionary War.

The history of the United States. A pictorial map shows the path followed by Christopher Columbus in 1492 across the Atlantic Ocean. He found a group of islands where other explorers from Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, England, Italy and France found two continents. The representation of the area in the northern continent over which the English and the French fought and the French were defeated. The French gave up their colonies and in 1763 they belonged to England. People in the English colonies at work. English officials during a meet. The workers rebelling against English troops. Farmers, who became soldiers, moving with guns. The army led by George Washington moving against the English Army. The thirteen colonies of the English became independent, during the American Revolution, leading to the birth of American nation.

Date: 1953
Duration: 2 min 32 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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