A military wedding in Orting, Washington, United States. Women in costumes pick daffodils in a large daffodil flower field. Soldiers and officers gathered during the spring time wedding. Staff Sergeant William Melnick and Private Clara Owens, from Fort Lewis, exchange rings. Soldiers hold guns as they stand near. The newly married couple kisses.
President Roosevelt returns to Washington after winning a 4th term in the 1944 presidential election. President Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Henry Wallace ride down Pennsylvania Avenue. Secrete Service Agents ride on running board of the automobile. Scenes of Armistice Day Ceremony at the Tomb of an Unknown Soldier.
Allied campaign against the Axis in 1944 during World War II. Exteriors of Dumbarton Oaks in Washington DC. Representatives of the United Nations at a meeting inside the mansion. A railroad train arrives and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill gets off the train in Quebec, Canada for the Quebec Conference. Churchill confers with U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt about Allied plans during the war. Soldiers march in Europe. President Roosevelt acknowledges a large crowd after being reelected for the third term. People celebrate his victory. Civilians work in war plants to produce aircraft , tanks and other equipment in the United States. On December 16, 1944, German forces launch a major-counter attack through the Ardennes forests, resulting in the "Battle of the Bulge" in Belgium. Allied soldiers fight against the Germans as tanks roll.
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.
College football 1944 Rose Bowl game between the University of Southern California and the University of Washington, held in Pasadena, California. A crowd in the stands. The game in progress. USC Trojan's quarterback Jim Hardy throws three touchdown passes in the highlights. The USC Trojans win over the University of Washington Huskies by a score of 29-0.
The role and contribution of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in combat during World War 2. Submarine cables laid down by the Signal Corps. Soldiers operate field army communication equipment for communication within and between units. Soldiers talk over the radio in a military jeep. American soldiers employ communication equipment seated at a table in a camp. A U.S. Army Signal Officer goes through documents. An officer receives a message in Washington DC. The message is relayed from the State Department to the Signal Center in the Pentagon building. Exterior views of the Pentagon building circa 1943 or 1944. Inside, technicians work using various communication equipment. They receive messages punched on a tape as the tapes emerge from machines. Workers at the 'Traffic Control, Army Command and Administrative System'. A man inserts and removes cables from slots. The plans are then passed on in codes through a maze of antennas all over the world. An animated map depicts the sending of these messages by radio multi-channels, radio teletypes, and manual radios to the front lines. A vast network of Army communication system from Washington DC to the rest of the world.