U.S. ships at Sao Miguel Island in the Azores Islands. Technician Mr. Fred New works on a teletype aboard USS Compass Island. The technician at work. A yellow paper in the machine in motion. Other technician aboard the ship. Two men in the background working on some equipment. The two men work on a plotting chart. The teletype is in direct communication with Tyros satellite. A technician hands over a teletype communication to navigator Paul Taylor and Dr. Chester L Buchanon who is a senior scientist. Both men are working on a plotting chart. A digital clock. The teletype in operation.
U.S. ships at Sao Miguel Island of the Azores Islands. Two small ships tied to a pier. A mobile crane on the pier loading equipment on a ship. Equipment coming aboard is Westinghouse ocean bottom scanning sonar. The equipment is lowered by the crane hook over the fantail of the ship. USS Preserver takes aboard the ocean bottom scanning equipment. USS Hoist is secured outboard of USS Preserver. Officers lean against gunwale aboard USS Compass Island. A steady line is attached to the cable directly above the crane hook. The ocean bottom scanning sonar is secured to a wooden platform setting on the deck. Some crewmen standing in the background on the deck of USS Compass Island. Insignia of Westinghouse painted on the side of the scanning sonar. Several crewmen move the scanning sonar platform into position for hoisting. Men spread out a cargo net.
U.S. ships at Sao Miguel Island in the Azores Islands. Crewmen in a boat underway. A crewman holds a walkie-talkie in hand. Two men in the background. The crewmen are wearing life-jackets and hard hats. USS Compass Island underway at sea in the background. USNS Mizar underway. A boat crew in a whale boat underway. USS Compass Island in the background. A small boat along the beam of USNS Mizar on the starboard side. A utility boat alongside the starboard side of USNS Mizar. A cargo net loaded with cargo is hoisted from the boat. Crewmen and a civilian using a dolly move equipment on the deck. An ocean bottom scanning sonar is situated on the deck of the ship.
United States Navy flying boat Curtiss NC during the first transatlantic flight offshore Newfoundland in the Atlantic Ocean. Curtiss NC planes taxi on water at Trepassey bay. Ships anchored in the background. Captain Toombs of the USS Aroostook (ID-1256) greets the aviators aboard the ship. Curtiss NC-1 floats next to the ship. Steam comes from engine. A balloon is released followed by a sextant. Curtiss NC aircraft takes off. A world map shows the location of Newfoundland,the Azores,Lisbon and Plymouth island. Animation depicts two aircraft making forced landings in water and Curtiss NC-4 lands on Azores. A wrecked aircraft near the island of Horta. Lieutenant Commander Bellinger and Commander of the USS Langley (CV-1) John Henry Towers. Curtiss NC-3 floats in water.
Closeup of a freighter steaming past the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor. Sailors riding on a commercial bus near the entrance to the U.S. Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia. Traffic at the road intersection.Sign identifying the base. Views of ships docked at the base. Flags flying outside the Headquarters of NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic (SACLANT). View of the great map room inside the headquarters. Officers from various NATO countries seated for a briefing conducted by A U.S. Navy Captain circa 1954. The most senior officers, including the first SACLANT, Admiral Lynde D. McCormick, step close to the map, where he speaks to the briefing officer. Closeup of the briefing officer moving images of aircraft over the map in the vicinity of the Portuguese Azore Islands. Closeup of straits of Gibraltar and then of Brest and Cherbourg on the coast of France; the Western approaches to the British Isles; the Norwegian coast; Iceland; Northern Labrador; the whole seaboard of Canada and the United States. View of waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Glimpse back to Admiral McCormick at the briefing map and then to a partially submerged submarine moving in water of the Atlantic. Narrator mentions subs of the 1960s. U.S. nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine launches a polaris missile. Final view of briefing map.erge.
Mixture of reenactments for older 18th and19th Century life scenes in America, and actual footage from the 20th century. Workers cut timber with an axe. Cattle-drawn carriage passes. Laying log roads. Building a railroad. View of Chinese railroad laborer. Stringing telegraph wire on log poles. Steam locomotive pulls passenger train and belches black smoke. Reenactment of farmers ("Minute Men") assembling and marching off to meet the British. Facsimile of United States Declaration of Independence. Actual footage from the early 1900s (circa 1910) of newly arriving immigrants arriving at Ellis Island for processing, including men, women, and children. Two boys pose for the camera smiling. Immigrants with their luggage in hand walk on docks of Ellis Island to or from processing areas. View of the Statue of Liberty on Bedloes Island and the words inscribed on statue of Liberty. Immigrants at Ellis Island. Diverse group of peoples raising their right hands as they take oath and become U.S. Citizens. Myriad different faces of Americans, including men, women, and children and people of different ethnic backgrounds including Asian, African American, and white. Three children gathered around a seated elderly man as he reads to them. Citizens deliberating on local development matters. Congress in session. Women voting registrars checking names as as voters arrive to cast their ballots in an election, and people entering voting booths to vote. Views of new 1965 Ford and Chrysler and other automobiles. New Ford tractors on display. 1965 "concept" automobiles on display. Reenactment of engineers using time and motion studies in a factory. Workers in different kinds of factories and manufacturing plants in the the early 20th century (1910s, 1920s, and 1930s) employing mass assembly line methods for the creation of goods. Various machines operated in factory. Workers engaged in mass production. Finished goods display in shops. Sales person selling curling irons. Another selling a flat iron.Two women and an early version clothes washer. A woman tries out vacuum cleaner as salesman helps her. Men making sinks and tubs. A crew of women tightens fasteners on assembly line, using "Yankee" screwdrivers. Warehouse men moving crates and a shipping warehouse filled with boxes and busy workers. One scoots with his foot on a hand cart. Workers leaving factory at end of work shift. Grain harvester at work. Laboratories for medicine, industrial, and plant research, with scenes of scientists and technicans running experiments and views of test tubes, beakers, flasks, and measurement apparatus. Image of globe spinning. An African city and women near a market selling goods and moving good held high on their heads. A Latin American city. American cooperation with hispanic people on civic projects. Families lined up at a health clinic for babies. One baby is being weighed. Americans including US Army soldiers working with Latin Americans on a construction project.