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Orting Washington USA 1944 stock footage and images

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Women pick daffodils in a large outdoor garden and a military couple exchanges rings during a wedding in Orting, Washington.

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. (World War II period).

Date: 1944, March 30
Duration: 42 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Various Allied Generals assume new commands in Italy during December, 1944, World War II.

On 12 December, 1944, at an airport in Naples, Italy, British General Sir Henry Nathan Wilson inspects an honor guard of American Military Policemen in formation. (Narrator states he is en route to replace the late Field Marshal Sir John Dill, in Washington, DC, USA) A contingent of British troops is also present as part of the honor guard, on the wet airport tarmac. (Narrator states that Wilson will head the British Joint Staff Mission and be personal military representative for Prime Minister Winston Churchill.) He approaches a line of U.S. military officers who salute him. Closeup of General Wilson With U.S. Army Air Forces Lieutenant General Ira C. Eaker, next to U.S. Vice Admiral Kent Hewitt. Also with them (back to camera) is British Admiral Sir John Henry Dacres Cunningham, Commander-in-Chief for the Mediterranean Fleet. Next, General Wilson and his party are seen boarding a British Avro York four-engine Heavy Transport aircraft. View from the ground, of the aircraft cockpit and the engines running as it taxis out for takeoff. Change of scene shows troops gathered in open air battlefield environment. General Mark Clark, now Commander-in-Chief of the Allied 15th Army Group, decorates some members of the 5th Army, as General Lucian King Truscott Jr. (new 5th Army Commander) stands by his side. General Clark says farewell to members of the 5th Army and shakes hands with many of them. (World War II; WW II; World War 2; World War Two)

Date: 1944, December 12
Duration: 1 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
President Roosevelt returns to Washington DC after winning a 4th term in the 1944 presidential election.

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. (World War II period).

Date: 1944
Duration: 2 min 22 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Allied leaders meet in Quebec, Canada and the Germans launch an attack in Bulge, Belgium during World War II.

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.

Date: 1945
Duration: 1 min 35 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
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
 
 
The University of Southern California wins over the University of Washington by a score of 29-0 in Pasadena, California.

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.

Date: 1944, January 1
Duration: 1 min 21 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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