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Redondo Beach California USA 1940 stock footage and images

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Devastating tides and waves hit Redondo Beach in California as people flee their homes.

Heavy surf undermines and destroys beachfront homes in Redondo Beach, California. Water spread across an area. Damaged houses. A flooded area in the city. A man and a woman and baby leave their home. people try to save their belongings and furniture.

Date: 1940
Duration: 32 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Heavy seas and waves batter homes along the shoreline at Redondo Beach, California.

Waves are seen threatening homes built along a boardwalk, at the water's edge, in Redondo Beach, california. Closeup of sea water rushing under the boardwalk and a sign on one home reading "danger, Keep Out." Waves carrying debris, crashing against the the structures. Glimpse from next to a partly sunken house, of wave rolling towards it. Waves running underneath pilings. A house that has fallen over and water undermining it and the boardwalk nearby. A man and his wife and baby rescuing belongings from their damaged home. He carries a chair and she carries her baby from the home that is already tilted. Their belongings are piled up in a safe place onshore. Other people are seen in the background, along with some parked 1930s era cars, including a Light colored 1936 Dodge 4-door touring car with rear fender aprons. Other people help the couple to rescue their possessions.

Date: 1940, December
Duration: 33 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Interstate Highways constructed in United States.

A vehicle tows a caterpillar tractor at the construction site of an Interstate Highway. Highway constructed as vehicles dig up and level the surface. A container lowers down and pours out concrete to lay down a road. Man guides concrete bucket as it empties into forms containing steel reinforcing bars. An intersection of highways and flyovers as vehicles move over it. Cars move on an Interstate Highway. Children play with toy trucks and tractors, emulating such construction activity, at the seaside in Redondo Beach, California.

Date: 1975
Duration: 2 min 27 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Life in Britain on eve of War. Chamberlain, Hitler and Mussolini signing the Munich Agreement during World War II.

An Allied propaganda film to solidify Anglo-American solidarity within the ranks as well as to counter Nazi propaganda aimed at weakening the alliance shows British soldiers in Great Britain during World War 2. 1938: in the United States New York Yankees win the pennant in baseball; scene of Yankees team members shaking hands. View of aviator Douglas Corrigan nicknamed Wrong Way Corrigan after his accidental flight from New York to Ireland instead of California as planned. View of trains on the 6th Avenue Elevated (or Sixth Avenue El) before that service was halted in Manhattan New York City. British citizens go about their daily life. Derby horse race in a stadium. A British boy and his father shovel dirt for a backyard garden. Players play a football (soccer) game at Wembley Stadium in England as spectators cheer the 1938 FA Cup Final with Preston North End taking the Cup versus Huddersfield Town as George Mutch scores the winning goal. Scenes in Germany: People cheer for German Chancellor Adolf Hitler and give Nazi salute. Newspaper headlines about Czech occupation. Graves in a cemetery. British Prime Minister Arthur Neville Chamberlain, Adolf Hitler Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini sign the Munich Agreement. Despite a peace agreement Hitler invades Czechoslovakia. People read 'Military Training Act, 1939'. British soldiers march along a road. View of Adolf Hitler smiling and laughing. Artillery is fired. A poster reads 'Britain Declares War on Germany'. Airplanes in flight and drop leaflets over Germany. German airplanes in flight. Parachutists jump from the airplanes. Hitler talks to officers and considers the war to be over. Radio news broadcast of the British declaration of war on Germany by Neville Chamberlain. Many different British citizens and families shown in living rooms and work places gathered around radios to hear the so called "We shall fight on the beaches" speech of Winston Churchill on June 4, 1940. Clip includes scenes from 1938 through 1940; from a film produced in 1943.

Date: 1940
Duration: 4 min 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Tourists visit sites in Florida, including St Augustine and Miami, Florida, USA.

View of a Greyhond tourist bus marked Jacksonville. Next, a different tourist bus with destination sign of Miami. Tourists in Florida travel south through Florida on the bus. View of the City Gate of St. Augustine, Florida, and a horse carriage passes through the stone gate. Flags flying on the oldest house in the city, known as the Gonzalez-Alvarez House (later the Oldest House Museum) on St. Francis street. The flags flying include the American flag, the Confederate flag, and others.Tourist bus travels on a bridge. View of tourists inside the vintage 1940s bus. Silhouette of the bus driver, driving the bus, and view through the windshield of the road ahead as the bus drives along Route 1 and over the Overseas Highway toward Key West. View of the bridges and ocean beneath. Scenes in Miami Beach area. View of the beach in Miami Beach.

Date: 1940
Duration: 1 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Spanish
 
 
Landing craft practice at Camp Pendleton, California, during amphibious training in World War II. Aircraft buzz the beach

U.S. Marine amphibious assault training during World War II. jeep on the beach at Camp Pendleton. Dunes on the beach are marked in places with large signs of various kinds. landing craft partially ashore. One is adrift in the surf. A vehicle flying some sort of exercise flag goes down the beach and stops near a group of marines and some boxes in the surf. View from stern of a landing craft underway. Two Navy Grumman TBF aircraft buzz the beach. Landing craft maneuvering near the beach. A vehicle being lowered from attack transport ship into a landing craft. Several transport ships and a Navy dirigible are seen out from the beach. F6F aircraft buzz the transport from which film is shot. A landing craft approaching the beach. View forward from landing craft as a jeep with two occupants leaves and drives through the surf.

Date: 1943
Duration: 2 min 46 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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