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President Herbert Hoover and party sails for Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.

President Herbert Hoover sails for Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands accompanied by his friends and advisors. He is greeted by officers as he boards battleship Arizona. President undertook the trip to raise funds for children of insular possessions.

Date: 1931, March 23
Duration: 1 min 31 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
American women in war effort during World War 2; American home front during war, and war scenes in Europe and England

Graph compares women war workers to men. Tanks are loaded onto rail freight cars. Railroad freight yards and shipping for WWII. Posters advertising war jobs for women. Women interviewed for war jobs by men. Alarm clock rings as tired woman wakes up in bed. Women in front of Sterner's department store and buying fur coats. Women reading newspapers while smoking. Crowd trying to get onto an overcrowded bus. A mother comforts her boy who has skinned his knee. Men and women leaving a factory. Interior of World War 2 airplane factory. Soldier examines broken radio on battlefield. Wounded American soldiers carried on litters. A telegraph is delivered to a woman by a girl. Woman reads the telegraph. Woman crying in bed while reading the telegraph that announces her husband's deah, while her son comforts her. Close up photo of deceased husband. Montage of graveyards with gold service star superimposed on image. Newspaper headline "All Job Deferments Face Drastic Review" View of men inside Selective Service local board 226 office. Some men being drafted then in 1944 are shown, including older men, more fathers, and men who had been doing essential industrial work. Man working with metal lathe. American soldiers climbing mountain in snow in Italian mountains. American soldiers wade through deep water in a jungle region of the Pacific. View of a sinking ship or merchant ship, and two crew members jumping off the sinking ship into the water. View of London England blitz damage and devastation, and people digging through piles of rubble from bombing. Dead bodies of adults and children from war in Europe. Crying women, London Blitz. Woman holding boy in arms. Woman kissing girl. Old woman sewing in factory to help with the war production effort. Women picking crops to help with farming and supply of food for soldiers.

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 23 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Early pictures of American General George S Patton in Africa during World War II.

'The Big Picture' episode narrated by Ronald Reagan depicts the life of U.S. General George S Patton, Jr. Opening scene shows General George S. Patton, Jr. stepping from a landing craft in France, during World War 2. He stands by the side of a road and waves, as elements of his 3rd Army pass in tanks. Patton in a jeep moving with his troops. General Patton pointing with a baton, in North Africa. View of a world globe being circled by a satellite. A baby picture of Patton (called "Georgie"). Patton seen as a boy, fencing, as a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute, and as a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. A smiling Patton at West Point. Members of the first football team for soldiers established by Patton. Renault tanks of the 1st Tank Battalion moving with AEF soldiers in World War I. Tank commander,Patton standing in front of a Renault tank. Group picture of American soldiers and tanks, at the Tank School, in Fort Meade, Maryland., after World War I. Closeup of Dwight D. Eisenhower and George S. Patton, in the group. Patton and his wife, Beatrice Banning Ayer, in Old West costumes, for a party, where he displays a pistol in his belt, and in costumes for another party, where they dress as a knight and his lady on horseback. American recruits and draftees being issued uniforms in World War 2. Lieutenant General George S. Patton, Jr. commanding forces for the invasion of North Africa, in November, 1942. U.S. Navy warships fire their guns in advance of an amphibious landing. Landing craft heading toward shore. U.S. troops coming ashore at Casablanca, French Morocco. General Patton accompanied by French officers. Glimpse of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill at their conference in Casablanca in 1943. Patton riding in an armored car with three-star flag displayed. Artillery firing in battle of Tunisia. Lt. Gen. Patton and others observing operations. British General, Sir Harold Alexander, steps from a light airplane to meet with General Patton in North Africa. They converse. Patton and another officer looking through binoculars from a ridge by the village of El Guettar, as allies engage German troops and armor from the 10th Panzer Division. M3 Lee tanks moving in the desert. Knocked out tanks of the German 10th Panzer Division. General Patton coming aboard an American warship, and then standing with an Italian officer and a U.S. Major General. Allied naval bombardment at night. Patton observing though binoculars. Allied warships bombarding Sicily. Allied amphibious forces heading ashore in landing craft. Troops moving ashore. Closeup of troops in a landing craft. Glimpse of Patton in a landing craft. Troops walking across floating dock from a landing ship. U.S. flag flying in sand at beachhead. Landing ships in background. General Patton stepping ashore from small boat, and conversing onshore with a Brigadier General and some troops.

Date: 1943
Duration: 6 min 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
West Point cadets observe field artillery exercises at Fort Eustis, Fort Monroe and Langley Field in Virginia.

Activities of West Point cadets in Virginia, United States. They are on a trip to Fort Eustis, Fort Monroe and Langley Field. They observe field artillery exercises at the places. They fire field artillery. Some of the cadets watch through binoculars. Smoke rises due to firing.

Date: 1931
Duration: 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Ellsworth Vines defeats George Lott in National Title tennis match at Forest Hills, New York.

Nineteen year old, Henry Ellsworth Vines, of Pasadena California and opponent George Lott, Jr., of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, battle for 1931 National Tennis Championship at Forest Hills, New York on September 12, 1931, in the 51st U.S. Men's Singles Tennis championship match. They are seen entering the stadium before a capacity crowd, and shaking hands before the match. Views of several strokes and exchanges during the match. At the end, both players meet at the net,shake hands, and walk off the court together. Vines beats Lott (79 63 97 75). Vines poses with trophy.

Date: 1931, September 12
Duration: 1 min 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Sir Hubert and Lady Wilkins are interviewed upon arrival in the U.S. aboard the German Zeppelin Hindenburg

Australian explorer, Sir Hubert Wilkins, and his wife, Suzanne (Bennet) Wilkins, arriving at Lakehurst, New Jersey, aboard the Zeppelin Hindenburg (LZ-129). They are interviewed about their impressions.. Sir Hubert talks about enjoying this trip just as much as they enjoyed travel on the "old Graf Zeppelin." But he notes the accommodations and comfort aboard the "New Hindenburg" were even better. Lady Wilkins also praised the Hindenburg. She tells about a storm that had no effect on the ship or passengers, noting that nobody suffered motion sickness. (Their remarks are repeated in successive takes.)

Date: 1936
Duration: 1 min 58 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
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