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Destruction in coastal northeast USA from the 1944 "Great Atlantic Hurricane" (First example of a named hurricane in the US)

Views of The Great Atlantic Hurricane lashing at northeast United States areas (after having already hit the North Carolina Outer Banks), and views of the aftermath and early cleanup following the storm. Regions shown include Atlantic City, Long Island (where it came ashore as a category 3 hurricane on September 15, 1944), New York City suburbs, and parts of New England. High surf flooding boardwalks and coastal cities. Trees bent over and snapped in high winds. People walking with difficulty in the high winds. Streets of towns submerged in water. Coastal docks destroyed and large boats scattered high onto shore areas. Trees, poles, and wires downed over roads and homes. Entire homes moved off of their foundations and placed down the street. The "Great Atlantic Hurricane" was the first example of a named hurricane by the Miami Hurricane Warning Office, which later became the National Hurricane Center. The name was meant to reflect the hurricane's size and intensity.

Date: 1944, September 15
Duration: 1 min 56 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
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
 
 
Information about the composition of northern task force for operations on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands is given.

A training film on operations of U.S. forces on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands during World War II. Northern task force is composed of several groups. These include the northern landing force which comprises of the 4th Marine Division. This in turn is made up of combat teams 23, 24 and 25. Each landing team is composed of three landing teams, one support group and attached units. The remaining group consists of Transport Divisions 24, 26 and 28. They also include a raider unit and a transport screen. The northern support group, the northern carrier group, the initial tractor group, the reserve tractor group and the mine sweeper and the salvage group are also included. Information about the shipping of the northern attack force is given. Aerial view of ships underway at sea. Interior of a ship. Joint operations room, combat information center room, intelligence office, communication room, photographic and reproductions rooms on the ship. Signal and communication equipment. The ship convoy underway, advancing towards the target area. Men aboard ships. An aircraft in flight overhead. An officer studies a map and instructs personnel.

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 3 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
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
 
 
People buy newspapers and read billboards in New York heralding Allied invasion of France in during World War II

News about Allied invasion of northern France during World War II reaches New York City newspapers and billboards on Tuesday June 6, 1944. Views of newspaper headlines about the Allied D-Day invasion of Northern France during World War 2. Men buy newspapers. A man picks up a paper with a headline 'Allies invade France'. An electronic billboard flashes news regarding the Allied invasion of France. It informs about the landing of American, British and Canadian troops in Normandy, France. It also informs about the landing of paratroopers behind the Atlantic Wall to face Nazi attacks. People aboard a bus look at the electronic billboard.

Date: 1944, June 6
Duration: 2 min 35 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
United States troops land at a beach in North West Africa during World War II.

Allied invasion of North West Africa during World War II. Coastline of Dakar, Senegal. A harbor in Dakar with ships at th harbor. A map of North West Africa depicts the location of Dakar. Aerial views of the city of Casablanca, Morocco. A harbor in Algiers, Algeria. Ships in the harbor. A large Allied invasion convoy underway in the Atlantic Ocean as aircraft fly overhead. American soldiers aboard a troops ship. U.S. aircraft carrier underway at sea. U.S. Navy Douglas Devastator TBD-1 and Dauntless SBD-1 take off from the deck of the aircraft carrier. United States troops climb down cargo nets and onto barges. Enemy aircraft in flight as they attack the Allied ships. Smoke rises as naval guns fire at the coastline. U.S. soldiers land on the shore and get off barges.

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 38 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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