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Protestors against the Vietnam War during 1971 May Day rally in Washington DC; police arrest demonstrators.

Scenes from May 1, 1970 Mayday anti-war rally in Washington DC, by civil disobedience groups organized against the Vietnam War, including the National Peace Action Coalition. Ground level view of U.S. Capitol building as seen from National Mall. Views among 3000 protestors gathered on the steps and grounds of the U.S. Capitol, described as radicals by the narrator. Crowd cheering and yelling and displaying signs. A hippie man in top hat displays a rude finger gesture to the camera and yells. He appears to be holding a hand rolled joint or cigarette. Protestors, some shirtless, dance, sway, and yell in scenes of general chaos. A protestor with a vulgar word painted on his forehead. View of police in riot gear helmets with shields as they watch the crowd. Close-up views of faces of demonstrators on U.S. Capitol steps. Police begin to forcibly pick up and drag away protestors who have been ordered to disperse. Protestors stay limp and heavy making it difficult and slow for police to remove them and arrest them. View of a peace demonstrator carrying a young child with a painted forehead. Police load arrested protestors into a bus. Police officer crushes small white disks into powder on ground outside bus. Scenes after the protest of routine traffic of cars, taxi cabs, and pedestrians on streets of Washington DC in National Mall area, including Pennsylvania Avenue, and near various federal buildings. Citizens in 1970s fashions crossing the street. 1960s and 1970s cars on the roads. View of office workers and pedestrians on sidewalk in Washington DC going to or from work. A small protest gathering in the distance behind the workers. View of protestors gathered and assembling. Assorted views of police officers near a crowd of demonstrators. Police drag a protestor down the steps of a federal building. The protestor nods her head and shows peace signs with both hands as she is hauled away.

Date: 1971, May 1
Duration: 3 min 21 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Visual saga of the American Soldier from 1945 to 1970: WWII; Korea; Berlin Crisis;Cuban Missile Crisis; Red China

Review of conflicts involving U.S. from World War 2 to 1970. A U.S. soldier with rifle and binoculars, on guard. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler speaks in Germany to mass audience. German mobilization and blitzkrieg. U.S. troops firing small arms on island in Pacific. U.S. soldiers on half-track firing artillery. Explosive destruction of Nazi swaztika and Eagle symbol on top of building in Zeppelin Field, Nuremberg, Germany. General Douglas MacArthur stands as Japanese General signs surrender documents aboard USS Missouri, ending World War II. Times Square in New York City on Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day) marking end of World War 2. American troops firing artillery and small arms in Korean War. Soviet leader, Nikita Khrushchev speaking at the UN. Newspaper headlines about postwar Berlin Crisis. Soviet missiles on display in military parade in Red Square, Moscow. Soviet General Georgy Zhukov and Nikita Khrushchev,at Kremlin, reviewing the parade. Cuban President Fidel Castro giving a speech. A newspaper headline reading: "Khruschev orders removal of missiles" ending the Cuban Missile Crisis. Soviet cargo ship with covered missiles on its deck. Red flag with image of Lenin and message: 'Partido Communista Dominicano' and a crowd chanting support for the Communist party in the Dominican Republic. Chinese people marching with massed flags. Mao Tse-Tung, President of China, waving to a crod. A U.S. soldier in South Vietnam during Vietnam War looks through binoculars and then walks carrying his M-16 rifle. A map of Vietnam.

Date: 1970
Duration: 1 min 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Checking of VNAF helicopter pilots at Ton Son Nhut Airport, Saigon, South Vietnam on April 4th,1970

VNAF helicopter pilots at Ton Son Nhut Airport. They bid farewell to families and friends inside airport terminal. Officials check boarding passes at terminal gate. Bags of VNAF candidates are also inspected. They board plane. American commercial airplanes, namely Seaboard World and Airlift, taxi down runway and take off. A plane in flight is shown. Ton Son Nhut Airport terminal building appears with flags flying at terminal entrance.

Date: 1970, April 4
Duration: 5 min 34 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
views from a helicopter circling Fire Support Base Charlie One in vietnam

View, from very low-flying helicopter, circling the perimeter of of Fire Support Base Charlie One in Vietnam. An observation tower is seen. Mountains in the distant background. Several circular gun emplacements are visible. (Elements of the 2nd Battalion, 94th Field Artillery were stationed at the base during this period.) Some smaller emplacements are seen closer to the perimeter. All structures on the base are low and flat. What appears to be a river and a town in the background. I was in Vietnam at Charlie 1 in 1970 (Jun to Nov) with 2nd BN 94th Arty. I was also at Camp Carrol (J.J. Carrol). They are two different locations, considerable distance apart. NO WAY was it " Fire Support Base Charlie One at Camp Carroll" To describe the "Underground Bunkers" picture Metal culverts about 8-10 foot in diameter, maybe 20 feet long in a wooden box covered in gravel with one end open with a door.

Date: 1970, June 5
Duration: 2 min 48 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Use of BLU-82/B bomb in Project Commando Vault, to create instant landing zone during Vietnam War

U.S. Project Combat Trap/Commando Vault using outsized bombs to create helicopter landing zones in the jungle, during the war in Vietnam. (At first, the project used 10,000 pound World War II M121 bombs. In 1970, it switched to the 15,000 pound BLU-82/B bomb, also called a "Daisy Cutter".) View from another aircraft, of a C-130 aircraft in flight overhead. View inside the cargo compartment of the C-130 flying , with its rear cargo door open, above a layer of clouds. A parachute trails behind the aircraft, attached to a large pallet on which a BLU-82/B (Bomb Live Unit-82) is fastened. The load is released and the parachute pulls the pallet and bomb out of the plane. Scene reverts to the view of the C-130 from another aircraft. The parachute and bomb are seen falling from the C-130. Camera follows them as they fall through the cloud layer. Next, a huge ball of fire is seen in the jungle below. Dense gray smoke billows upward. Scene shifts to view from a helicopter flying closer to the ground, which is obscured by dense tree canopy below. View of the explosion site shows depression in the jungle canopy, but the helicopter doesn't get close enough to reveal more.

Date: 1970
Duration: 1 min 43 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Lt Daryl R Younstrum and Major Jordan giving Intelligence briefing at Phan Rang AB,Vietnam.

Covers activities of 18th Special Operations Squadron at Phan Rang AB,Vietnam. Lt. Daryl R. Youngstrum and Major Jordan briefing the team on the microphone. Major Jordan pointing to the map and speaking on the phone.16 January 1970.

Date: 1970, January 16
Duration: 2 min 4 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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