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South East Asian Theater 1943 stock footage and images

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Major General Albert C. Wedemeyer being presented the Distinguished Service Medal during World War II.

The Distinguished Service Medal being presented to U.S. Army Major General Albert C. Wedemeyer, South East Command Asia during World War II. A general formation of U.S. officers as U.S. Army General Joseph Stilwell pins up the medal on Major General Wdemeyer. General Stilwell talks to staff officers. An officer reads a citation. The group of U.S. offices at attention as General Stilwell pins a medal on General Lord Louis Mountbatten and shakes hands with Wedemeyer. Major General Wedemeyer with the Distinguished Service Medal.

Date: 1943
Duration: 1 min 20 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Joseph Stalin, Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill at Tehran conference.

General Secretary of the Communist Party Joseph Stalin, President Franklin D Roosevelt of the U.S. and Prime Minister Winston Churchill of the UK seated on porch of Soviet Embassy building in Tehran, Iran, 28 November 1943. Scene shifts to group of Yugoslav Partisans and closeup of their leader, Marshal Tito, at their mountain headquarters. Marshal Tito smoking a pipe while standing on the porch of his headquarters with American Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Officer, Morris “Moe” Berg, and British Brigadier General Fitzroy Maclean, Winston Churchill's special envoy to the Yugoslav leader. French resistance fighters show their flag on a mountaineer's pick. It reads,"Vaincre Mourir" and displays a cross of Lorraine. Closeups of French resistance fighters. Scenes of various such groups joining in the June 6, 1944 Allied invasion at Normandy, France. Aerial glimpse of D-day task force crossing the English Channel. Animated map shows Germany being attacked by Russian forces from the East, by the other allies from Britain in the West and from Italy, in the South. Allied forces moving across a pontoon bridge and engaging German forces in France. A U.S. M3 Gun Motor Carriage firing its 75mm gun. American troops firing machine guns, carrying wounded on stretchers and using flame throwers. Troops, including ambulatory wounded moving under enemy fire. Paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division in France. One carries a wounded buddy. American troops firing a variety of artillery from under camouflage netting. French underground forces engaged in Paris. Closeup of one wearing a French Adrian helmet firing a rifle. Another throws a grenade out an apartment window. An American tank moving under the base of the Eiffel Tower as French Resistance fighters run across the area. French citizens celebrating the liberation of Paris. View from an American jeep as French people cheer. Closeups of French people. A bombed out bridge. A battlefield cemetery. Destruction and death in the wake of combat. Fallen French civilians lying on pavement. A U.S. tank slowly driving through a masonry wall. Soviet forces advancing through destroyed buildings. Chinese troops marching along the Great Wall. British troops on parade in tropics. Asian ally troops marching. Huge formation of marching U.S. soldiers. United Nations flags in the breeze.

Date: 1943
Duration: 4 min 30 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
American campaign against Japanese-held islands in the Pacific during World War II

U.S. sea power in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Aerial view of landing craft speeding through the water below. Animated map of Pacific Islands including the Solomons, New Britain, and New Guinea. Shows arrows depicting American amphibious assaults on Russell Islands in February, 1943; on New Guinea, and Rendova in June, on New Georgia in July, on Eastern New Georgia in August, on Choiseul, in October, and Bouganvillle in November, 1943. Aerial view of a Pacific Island airfield. Grumman F4F aircraft with engine running on an aircraft carrier. Bow view of an American Essex class Aircraft Carrier making way in heavy seas. A Douglas Dauntless airplane heading away from a carrier (in background). Map showing locations of American North and South Pacific naval forces and arrows pointing to Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands, and then to the Marshall Islands (Kwajalein Atoll and Enewetak Atoll). American infantry marching with full field packs, at a port, where they board transport ships. An artillery field piece being loaded on the ship, along with landing vehicles tracked, and army trucks. A convoy of troop ships and supply ships at sea.

Date: 1943
Duration: 2 min 25 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Views of New York City and environs, especially Manhattan,in the United States.

Film begins showing location of New York City on a world globe, at the mouth of the Hudson River on the East Coast of the United States. It transitions to an aerial view of the Southern tip of Manhattan Island at the junction of the Hudson and East Rivers and slowly shows views moving Northward along the Hudson River. Piers along the Hudson are visible. Scene shifts to above those piers, looking South at the cluster of Manhattan skyscraper buildings, and beyond to New York Harbor, the borough of Queens, and Brooklyn, and beyond to Long Island in the misty distance. Next the skyscrapers are seen from Queens,across the East River. A large ocean liner is seen underway in New York Harbor, among ferry boats, barges, and tugboats. The Statue of Liberty is seen in the background. An animated map shows regions around New York and traces the Hudson and Mohawk valleys into the Great Lakes. The map is then overlaid with numerous lines representing transportation routes by lend, water, and air. View of Brooklyn Bridge, wharfs, and Manhattan skyline in hazy background. Seagoing freighters loading and unloading at New York's piers. A truck and other cargoes being moved by cranes. Passenger trains moving in the New York city area. View of the famous Beaux-Arts style Penn Station by architects McKim, Mead, and White, at West 34th Street and Eighth Avenue, in Manhattan. Train station interior crowded with travelers and commuters. Commercial aircraft taxiing at a New York area airport. Closeup of two young children watching the planes. Passengers deplaning from a large aircraft. Sign for Peruvian International Airways atop an airport building. A Swissair passenger plane being serviced. Passengers boarding a TWA Lockheed Constellation airplane. A family watching airplanes from an airport observation deck. The Lockheed Constellation starting its engines. A Douglas DC-4 aircraft taxis out and takes off, as several boys watch from the observation deck. Closeup of another group of boys watching planes from the observation deck. Aerial view of Manhattan skyscraper buildings from an overflying airplane. Traffic at Times Square. The Astor Hotel at the left and the Times building straight ahead. Several other street scenes in Manhattan, crowded with pedestrians. A view residential apartment houses along Park Avenue. Views of African Americans crowding the sidewalks in Harlem. Views of "Little Italy" in the lower East side of Manhattan, where Italian restaurants and other businesses are seen. Chinatown is seen with some of the business signs in Chinese. A man of Chinese heritage reading a letter. Asian American children playing together in a neighborhood. New high rise apartment buildings are seen replacing older homes in parts of Manhattan. Mothers wheeling their children on sidewalks in one of the new neighborhoods.

Date: 1948
Duration: 5 min 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Children of many countries at play. Barriers between East and West Germany. Soldiers in places of international tension

Children in various countries at play. American boys playing soccer on a slightly muddy pitch surrounded by trees. Boys playing on bicycles along a paved path in an otherwise fairly barren landscape. Boys and hitting and catching a ball (probably in South Asia). English speaking boys and girls pulling on a rope in a tug of war. Asian children in a school yard playground. African children seated in a circle as one runs around them in a game. An Asian boy flying a kite. Barbed wire and title of film: "In pursuit of Peace." German boys playing in mud near apartment buildings. Concrete Berlin Wall barrier nearby topped by barbed wire. An East German policemen monitoring a no man's land between East and West Germany. East German police in a guard tower at the barrier. Sound of dogs barking. Several soldiers in practice drill with an artillery piece . One armed soldier wears brown beret with crown and wreath insignia. An automobile is stopped by a sentry as it enters a military compound. A soldier in the compound wears Pakistani military insignia. Sentry checks papers of car's occupants. An Arab man looking through binoculars. His hat displays insignia badge of the Arab Legion with crown of the Hashemite Kingdom flanked by two crossed swords surrounded by a wreath. Sound of call to prayer from minaret is heard in background. View of ancient wall with statue of a woman and child in center, flanked by two outlook towers. A cross is displayed on face of wall between the statue above and an entrance way below. A soldier in steel helmet with netting, looks out over a stone wall (near time frame of Arab-Israeli Six Day War). Barbed wire and an arid valley are seen in the middle east. Two different shots of nuclear weapon test blasts or atomic bomb blasts are then seen. The first includes view of blast wave particles or shock wave approaching the camera position.

Date: 1967
Duration: 3 min 59 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
President Marcos officiates ceremony and Asian Allies troops move into action to support military action in South East Asia.

Manila Summit Conference to review the efforts for negotiations of a peaceful settlement of the Vietnam war, in South East Asia. An official speaks. View of U.S. White House. A U.S. plane in flight as President Johnson attends a seven nation Summit Conference to be held in Manila. View of Manila city. Miniature flags of South Korea, Thailand, Australia, and New Zealand. President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralín Marcos officiates ceremony. Asian allies soldiers standing. South Korean troops disembark the landing craft to support American military action in Vietnam. U.S. combat troops and U.S. Army helicopters are in action. Asian allies troops move into action in Vietnam.

Date: 1966, September 29
Duration: 2 min 53 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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