A film titled 'Uncommon Valor' about the raising of the U.S. flag by U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima, Japan during World War II. United States naval fleet underway off the coast of Iwo Jima. U.S. Army Air Forces aircraft in flight. U.S. 4th and 5th Division Marines disembark from a ship and get onto landing crafts as they head towards the Iwo Jima shoreline. Marines land ashore and advance inland. They raise the American flag on Mount Suribachi. A newspaper boy sells newspapers on a street in the United States. A picture of the raising of the flag on Mount Suribachi. View of sculptor Felix De Weldon as he carves a sculpture of the flag raising event. Scenes from the unveiling and dedication ceremony of the original limestone statue on November 10, 1951, at the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia, for the 176th anniversary of the founding of the Marine Corps. (The version of the statue seen in this footage had been placed in front of the Navy Department Building at the intersection of Constitution Avenue and 19th Street Northwest, Washington, D.C on 10 November 1945. It features 9 foot figures at 1.5 times life size scale. This sculpture was moved to Quantico Marine Base on 17 November 1947. It had been originally constructed by De Weldon of Indiana limestone, cement, and sand due to a lack of bronze during the war. At the time of its move to Quantico in 1947, the statue had deteriorated due to weather. Also, coats of paint to give the look of bronze had hidden much of the detail and had to be removed. Felix de Weldon supervised the repairs at Quantico before the statue was officially dedicated at the main entrance of Quantico on 10 November 1951, as seen in this ceremony). Officers lined up at the ceremony and many guests in the audience. A parking lot seen in the distance behind the assembled crowd. Cover sheets being removed as the war memorial is unveiled at Quantico.
FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) Academy in Quantico, Virginia. American flag flutters on a pole in front of the building. Group of agents train and study at this center. Instructor instructs the agents under training. Training agents jump into water with rifles in hand. They attend a class of FBI procedures. Trainees practice target shooting.
FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Men and women willing to become FBI agents undergo training at the FBI Academy. They undergo physical training and learn defense moves. Trainees exercising outdoors. They jump over various hurdles. The FBI agents work at an office. View of the FBI Headquarters in Washington D.C. American people walk on streets. FBI agents stop a criminal on the road.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Trainees attend a class. They undergo various training sessions. Director of the FBI Clarence M. Kelly speaks into a microphone and hands over certificates to the trainees. He unveils an engraved monument of John Edgar Hoover. Clarence M. Kelly gives a brief introduction of the FBI.
An introduction of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington DC. The Federal Bureau of Investigation Headquarters Building. A map of the United States with heading 'Nationwide Coverage'. A technician works in a laboratory. A radar screen. Officials with evidence in hand. A group of men and women work in an office at the headquarters. A finger print file. A woman operates a scanning system. The FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Trainees attend a class at the academy. Men and women in a library. The trainees undergo firing training.
The U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial original statue during its unveiling ceremony at the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia on November 10, 1951 (This is after the statue had been moved from its original Constitution Avenue location in Washington DC in 1947, and subsequently renovated under sculptor de Weldon's supervision while it was in Quantico.). A sign on the memorial reads "Uncommon valor was a common virtue, 1945." Next scenes show sculptor Felix de Weldon as he works to build the larger Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, which was dedicated in November 1954. Felix de Weldon measuring a model of the flag raising on Iwo Jima made by him. de Weldon and others on his team work to carve the large war memorial in plaster before it is cast in bronze. Views of the sculpted faces of the six Marines who raised the flag on Iwo Jima: Faces of John Bradley, Rene Gagnon, Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, Harlon Block and Michael Strank. Brief glimpse of the original flag raising scene on Mount Suribachi in February 1945. Next scene, circa 1954 or 1955, shows the completed Marine Corps War Memorial in bronze, in Arlington Virginia, with Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial landmarks of Washington DC in the background. Close-up views of faces of a young boy, an elderly woman, and a middle aged man who removes his hat. American flag fluttering in the breeze atop the war memorial.