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Devastation in Hiroshima and Nagasaki following atomic bomb attacks in World War 2, and view of atomic bomb blast over Nagasaki

Devastated area in north eastern Hiroshima following August 6, 1945 atomic bomb attack in World War 2. Simple shacks and buildings are being built using rubble material after the devastation of Hiroshima. Damage at Higashi station. Newspaper headlines about the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima, and the warning to Japan by the President of the United States. A map of Japan shows the location of Nagasaki. Scenes of Japanese workers in arms factories building torpedoes and munitions. Workers in an assembly line munitions factory of Mitsubishi. A map shows a torpedo plant in the north and a steel and an arms plant in the south, then plots the center point between them as the U.S. target for the "Fat Man" atomic bomb attack. View of the atomic bomb explosion over Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, as seen from the B-29 bomber "Bockscar" (sometime called Bock's Car or Bocks Car). Mushroom cloud rises up to the sky. Wing of the B-29 bomber in the foreground. An aerial view of rubble and destroyed buildings in Nagasaki following the atomic bomb attack. Destroyed Mitsubishi steel plants beside the sea.

Date: 1945
Duration: 3 min 3 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Eisenhower as the Supreme Commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and as the President of the Columbia University.

Highlights the military career of U.S. General Dwight D Eisenhower from 1945 to 1952. Depicts notable scenes and events starting on D-Day as Allied Forces invade France. Allied planes drop bombs on the enemy positions. Allied troops land on the shores of France. U.S. tanks move forward. Allied soldiers advance towards Saint Lo. Battle in St Lo area. General Patton Forces move forward. French troops and the soldiers of the U.S. 5th Corps march through Paris. The civilians cheer. Allied soldiers move towards the German border fighting on their way. Battle of the Bulge - when the Germans turned counter offensive. The bridge at Remagen on the river Rhine. Allied troops cross the bridge. Allied troops on the offensive, west of the Rhine. The enemy surrenders. Rubble on the streets. General Eisenhower with the troops. Military officers sign documents of German surrender on May 7 1945 in Reims at SHAEF headquarters. Eisenhower makes a speech at the end of the war. Eisenhower, in Paris, waves at the people from an open carriage. People welcome him in his homeland with a ticker tape parade in New York City. Eisenhower waves at the people gathered at the side of the streets from an open car of a motorcade. Eisenhower swears in as the 1st post war Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army. He visited troops in various parts of the world. He salutes and moves towards a car with his wife as he leaves active military life. Pictures of Eisenhower as he becomes the president of the Columbia University. He reviews the troops as he becomes the Supreme Commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Eisenhower on European soil. He enters a car. He assumes supreme command of the land, the sea and the air force. Against the threat from the USSR he prepares the European Armies. Soldiers enter into a train. He reviews troops. General Eisenhower and General Matthew Ridgway salute. He enters into a plane with his wife. Painting of Eisenhower being sworn in as President of the United States. Eisenhower Library in Abilene, Kansas, two boys leaving the Library.

Date: 1945
Duration: 10 min 45 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
 
 
German forces in Northern Italy, immediately after Nazi capitulation in 1945.

Surrendering German officer steps from a building and exchanges salutes, and hand shakes, with officers of the British 8th Army, in Northern Italy, during final days of World War II, in Europe. German soldiers standing about, watching, as one of them prepares a pig for roasting. View from a high balcony overlooking a river and valley.

Date: 1945, May 5
Duration: 35 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Air Sea Rescue operation for U.S. 8th Air Forces crew members by means of dinghies in North Sea during World War II.

A dramatization detailing ASR (Air Sea Rescue) of U.S. 8th Air Forces crew members in North Sea during World War II. U.S. PBY Catalina flying boat and B-17 Flying Fortress bombers dropping dinghies on water by means of parachute. Crew members of 8th Air Force oaring a raft. Crew members board dinghy and get underway. High speed motor boat of Royal Navy rescuing the men aboard dinghy.

Date: 1945
Duration: 58 sec
Sound: Yes
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
 
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