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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
 
 
Film 'Lumbering in the North Woods' shows U.S. forests being converted into Lumber industry in the United States.

Film 'Lumbering in the North Woods' shows forests being converted to lumber in the United States. Animated map of United States shows Southern forests, Hardwood forests, Northern forests and Rocky mountain forests. View of the pine trees in Northern forests.

Date: 1922
Duration: 2 min 19 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Marines land in Saipan, wounded are treated behind the lines during World War 2. June 1944

Recovery of Marine wounded in Saipan during World War II. United States ships underway in the Pacific Ocean during the battle of Saipan. Naval guns aboard the ship bombard the coast. United States troops aboard transport ships. Landing crafts loaded with Marines move towards the shore. Troops land at the coast amidst heavy firing. Medical Company arrives at the beach and looks after the wounded Marines. Marines fire machine gun and tanks roll. Injured Marines on stretchers being carried away. Litter patients being placed into ambulance jeep and carried away. Medical officer examines the wounded and provides first aid to them. Litter patients being placed in a jeep and walking wounded being helped to get into the jeep. Jeep carries the injured Marines to Regimental aid station. Doctor checks the injured Marines and treats them. Tags being prepared for each patient. Records being maintained. Wounded being loaded onto a jeep and the jeep is driven away to a collecting station. At the collecting station Marines at work.

Date: 1944, June 15
Duration: 6 min 11 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The freighter SS Yorkmar aground, awaits re-floating, on a beach near Grays Harbor, Washington State, United States

The freighter SS Yorkmar, owned by the Bethlehem Steel Company, and operated by the Calmar Line, is aground on an open beach north of Grays Harbor, Washington State, United States. A ship's officer and some members of the crew are seen briefly,on the shore. A Coast Guard helicopter hovers over her stern while carrying a line out to the ship from the shore. Crew members are seen standing in the water near the Yorkmar,and pulling on a line from the ship to the shore. Others climb a rope ladder up the side of the Yorkmar. The crew remains with the ship awaiting tide to refloat her. (Note: The SS Yorkmar, seen here, should not be confused with a ship of the same name that was torpedoed in 1943. This ship was originally a Liberty Ship, launched in 1944, and named the "Walter Kidde." After the war, she was operated by Calmar SS Corporation of New York and renamed the "Yorkmar," in 1947.)

Date: 1952, December 11
Duration: 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
German prisoners in United States shovel snow and work in a shoe shop during a camp.

German prisoners work in snow and at a shoe shop in a camp, United States. Nazi Prisoners of War at a camp in Northern United States. Wooden houses covered with snow. Prisoners dressed in black walk aligned. Prisoners remove snow with shovel. Nazi prisoners work in a shoe shop. Nazi prisoners eat in mess. Captains in recreation room play table tennis, chess and war prisoners play band.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 4 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Men flock to read news about Allied invasion of France in United States during World War II.

News about Allied invasion of northern France during World War II reaches United States. Men outside a building in United States. Men gather around a board to read invasion bulletins posted there.. News bulletin informs people about the Allied invasion of France during World War II. Men read the news bulletin put up on a board.

Date: 1944, June
Duration: 1 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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