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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
 
 
United States 1st Infantry Division soldiers fight against the Germans in Africa and later capture Sicily during World War II.

'The fighting first' about the role of United States 1st Infantry Division in various campaigns during World War II. A soldier of United States 1st Infantry Division. Combat boots of soldiers during the civil war and World War I. A map shows the 1st Infantry Division units moving across the Atlantic Ocean towards North Africa for Operation Torch in November, 1942. Soldiers of 1st Infantry Division go to England and loaded onto ships as they move to Africa. U.S. General Terry Allen aboard a ship. Infantrymen fire in Oran, Algeria. Aircraft in flight, explosions occur and a convoy of trucks on advance during the battle in Oran. 1st Infantry Division troops battle against Nazi General Rommel's armies in Tunisia, North Africa. In 1943, men of 1st Infantry Division load onto ships and arrive in Sicily. Troops advance into a town in Sicily after capturing it. Damaged houses in a city in Sicily.

Date: 1943
Duration: 4 min 22 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Sights and sounds aboard a German U-boat operating in the North Atlantic during World War II

German U-boat underway on the surface in stormy weather on the North Atlantic ocean during World War 2. The crew all wear foul weather gear. They search for British ships. Upon seeing one, they quickly descend and the boat rapidly submerges. View inside the submarine as sailors close all hatches and manipulate valves. Underwater view of periscope rising from a submerged U-boat. The boat's Captain looking through his periscope. He and the second officer look through the periscope and check book of known British ships to identify it. They fire a torpedo from tube number 4, start a stop watch, lower the periscope, and wait. Next, they hear an explosion and then the sounds from screws of a destroyer passing nearby. A depth charge from the destroyer explodes, knocking items in the boat to the floor. Lights go out in the U-boat and water leaks in places. Crew members inspect by flashlight and confirm minimal damage. With lights on again, the U-boat Captain looks through the periscope and then surfaces,to see a sinking ship

Date: 1943
Duration: 3 min 27 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
 
 
U.S. Army Air Force pilots fly P-40 airplanes off the USS Ranger, to captured Vichy French airport in Morocco during World War II

Seventy five U.S. Army Curtiss P-40L airplanes are ferried across the Atlantic Ocean to within flying range of Morocco, North Africa, by the Aircraft Carrier, USS Ranger (CV-4), during World War 2. U.S. Army Air Force pilots prepare to fly the P-40s to the former Vichy French Anfa Airport near Casablance, captured by the Allies in Operation Torch. The Army pilots and support personnel are seen being briefed on the flight deck. Navy deck crews help move a P-40 into position. USAAF 57th Fighter Group commander, Colonel Frank H. Mears shakes hands with a navy officer from the cockpit of his P-40. Carrier officer seen signaling for take off. Colonel Mears takes off. More P-40s follow. Navy officers and sailors watch the departing P-40s and give thumbs up for approval. The P-40s buzz the carrier as they form up to depart.

Date: 1943, February 23
Duration: 1 min 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Allied Forces drop depth charges on a German submarine and force her to surface in the North Atlantic during the World War II.

Allied convoy underway through heavy seas in the North Atlantic during World War 2. Later, with seas calmer, the convoy speeds up. A seaman outlook spots a German submarine and depth charges are launched and explode in the water. Soon, the damaged German submarine surfaces and her crew abandons her as she sinks.

Date: 1943
Duration: 1 min 50 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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