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Germany celebrates widening of the Kiel canal in 1914, allowing transit of German Navy warships between Baltic and North Seas

Germany celebrates completion of the widening of the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Kanal (aka Kiel Canal) allowing dreadnought warships to navigate directly between the Baltic and North Seas. German Stern view of a German Nassau-class battleship near the canal. Camera pans across the water showing several other large ships and buildings in background. German Naval officers celebrate the completion of the wider canal. Ice forming on the bow of a German warship as it plows through the North sea in Winter. Sheets of ice covering the sides of other warships. German warships forming lines as they practice battle maneuvers. The Crown Prince William and Prince Joachim of Germany along with other young men and women.

Date: 1914
Duration: 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
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
 
 
Armed French Trawlers (auxiliary cruisers) partrolling the North Sea in world War I

Opening scene shows a single funnel French trawler (auxiliary cruiser) armed with a deck gun. View from the trawler as she apprehends a small sailing vessel carrying cargo. Officer from the trawler aboard the smaller vessel, inspecting her papers and cargo. He converses with her Captain. View from another French auxiliary cruiser firing a large naval gun. Vvieww of French gun crew loading and firing a 5-inch deck gun.

Date: 1914
Duration: 1 min 14 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Footage of the Japanese South Seas Force on New Guinea following the dual invasions of Lae and Salamaua, in World War II.

Scenes from the Japanese South Seas Force invasion of coastal New Guinea in March 1942, during World War 2. Stern of a ship. Smoke rising from a ship in the far background. Japanese warships underway at sea, mountains in the background. A Japanese man on deck of warship, paints picture of historic naval victory. Animated map showing Northern Australia and New Guinea, with animated bombs falling on Port Moresby and flags showing Japanese-held positions at Lae and Salamaua on the coast of the Solomon Sea, to the North. A view of the coastline on the Solomon Sea. Japanese troops are seen in a column making their way through the jungles.They stand with the rising sun battle flag and proceed further, pulling field pieces and carrying other war materiel. View from inside a dwelling, as the Japanese troops enter town of Lae. Destroyed hangars and aircraft at the Lae airfield, which the Japanese bombed on January 21, 1942. The Japanese rising sun flag flying on a tall flag pole. Japanese ships in harbor.

Date: 1942, March
Duration: 2 min 52 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Japanese
 
 
Aerial views of Archangel (Arkhangelsk) and Bakaritza in Northern Russia

Aerial views of Archangel and Bakaritza (or Bakaritsa) in northern Russia. A harbor and shore settlements on the Northern Dvina River near its exit to the White Sea. Various buildings and roads. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1) [Note: Footage from the United States Army 85th Division, 339th Infantry, American Expeditionary Force North Russia, participating as part of the Triple Entente forces, in the so-called "Polar Bear Expedition." Two thirds of the soldiers were from Michigan. ]

Date: 1918, September
Duration: 1 min 15 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Defense Early Warning radar sites (DEW Line), White Alice communications systems, and North American Air Defense (NORAD)

Aerial views of Dew Line air defense radar installations in the Northern part of North America. Ground views of a man dressed in furs riding a dog sled. View from the sled of the dog team pulling it. The man and dog team moving in the snow past black microwave antennas of the "White Alice" Alaskan Communications system. Aerial view of a White Alice complex containing huge red and white checkered microwave antennas. Oil tanks and other facilities at the site. Scene shifts to closeup of receiving and relaying antennas of the White Alice system. View of a Dew Line radar site. Narrator explains how the Dew Line stations work in concert with the White Alice system. Closeup of radar antenna rotating and fade to a radar screen where a target is being painted by a sweeping beam. Operator at the radar screen picks up phone to inform NORAD (North American Air Defense Command). View of the NORAD Headquarters Building at Ent Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado, with mountain in background and flags of the U.S. and Canada flying from flag poles in front of the building. View inside the command and control area of the headquarters. A large tracking board on which radar information is depicted. view of a radar station complex on land and one out at sea. A Lockheed EC-121 radar picket aircraft in flight and a radar picket ship at sea.

Date: 1959
Duration: 2 min 4 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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