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Destruction from 1917 Kingsland Explosion; and aftermath of 1918 Gillespie Shell Loading plant explosion in World War I

Scenes in Lyndhurst, New Jersey after explosion in the Canadian Car and Foundry Company in Kingsland (in Meadowlands of New Jersey) during World War 1. The company built shells for shipment to Russia in World War I. Over 500,000 shells were destroyed in the blast and fire, bombarding the surrounding areas in Kingsland - Lyndhurst. Black smoke rising in the distance, at night, seen from the coast. Close views of industrial buildings and homes on fire. Night views of homes and buildings engulfed in flames. People walk through smoking wreckage afterwards and pick through debris. Devastation covers area flattened by explosion and fire. Twisted railroad tracks covered by debris. A pile of munitions shells in a heap in the burned out shell of a building. View of the D.L.&W (Delaware, Lackawanna & Western) Railroad Shops building at Kingsland (now Lyndhurst), with DL&W train car 605 parked in front. Railroad Shops building is pitted with holes and broken glass from 3-inch shell bombardment. Two men inspect a damaged railroad car with broken glass and a 3-inch shell embedded in the side of the car. A heavily damaged residential house with holes and blown-out windows, and a shell embedded in the front door. Citizens pick through wreckage in front of a building where only cement pilings remain. Scene shifts to Perth Amboy area, October 1918. View of displaced families made homeless by the T.A. Gillespie Shell Loading Plant explosion (Morgan Depot Explosion; largest munitions factory in the world). Refugees sit in a town square. Men, women, and children among the refugees. An Army soldier and Navy sailor seen near refugees as they eat and drink. View of Smith Street in Perth Amboy with shops damaged by the blast. Under Martial Law, U.S. Army troops patrol with rifles to prevent looting. Pedestrians and a streetcar pass. Sign along sidewalk for entrance to Michaels & Co. at 178 Smith Street. (Suspected cause of incidents: Gillespie - worker error; Kingsland - sabotage as in the 1916 Black Tom explosion.)

Date: 1917, January 11
Duration: 2 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Views of American landscape and western cities; United States soldiers from civil war and later marching in various places.

A film on the history of U.S. soldiers. Various American landscape wide views, some with roads, some with natural features. Plains, deserts, mountains in the United States. A mountainous area in the western United States. A snowcapped mountain in the background. Three elderly United States Civil War veteran soldiers, both Union and Confederate, walking together in a American military cemetery. United States Army soldiers wearing helmets and marching at an Army base or encampment. U.S. soldiers marching on Constitution Avenue in Washington DC during a parade. They hold rifles and a soldier holds the U.S. flag. U.S. Army cavalry unit riding on horses in formation. Elevated view of an American city square with snow capped mountains rising in the background. Other American cities in the west with city center areas, pedestrians, and 1930s and 1940s automobiles on the roads. Cars parked at a large industrial factory with a water tower rising up. Aerial view of an urban, western United States city with a bridge over water in background. Aerial views of various American cities. United States Army infantry soldiers march along a road and then cavalry are seen galloping by on horses. A railroad train approaching the camera and then passing by at high speed, with views of the locomotive, cars, wheels, and railroad tracks. View of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. Point of view shot from front of moving railroad train in Colorado on the edge of gorge near the Rocky Mountains. A river steamboat or paddle steamer with a bridge in the background. Men harvesting sugar cane in Cuba. Lock gates on the Panama Canal opening, as seen from a ship waiting to enter. A World War I memorial sculpture honoring American soldiers.

Date: 1942
Duration: 2 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Electric operations at the Hoosac Tunnel, Massachusetts. in the United States.

A film concerning railroad electrification in the United States. A westbound Boston and Maine Railroad steam train at East Portal, Hoosac Tunnel, where the railroad was electrified in 1911. An electric locomotive approaches the steam engine. ( Note the carbide headlamp on the electric locomotive--which were outlawed by the ICC circa 1918. ) The motor pulls the steam engine and its train West. Next: a 'cab ride' from North Adams, Massachusetts to West Portal and subsequently exits the East Portal of the 4.75 mile long Hoosac Tunnel.

Date: 1918
Duration: 1 min 26 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The education and professional journey of naval officer Chester W Nimitz, with views of early U.S. Navy ships and submarines.

Army film 'The Big Picture' . View of U.S. Navy Destroyer USS Buchanan (DD-484), at rain-soaked pier. Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, wearing rain coat, steps to shore. Naval ships in convoy. Battleship fires 16 inch guns. Heavy nighttime U.S. Navy ship gun barrages light up the dark in an unidentified battle. Landing craft race toward shore carrying U.S. Marines. Animation of earth with satellite circling it. U.S. Army narrator talks about the naval officer, Fleet Admiral Chester W Nimitz. Setting stage for Nimitz' upbringing, view of cowboys or cattle men herding cattle on great western plains of the United States with distant views of mountains behind. Narrator refers to Admiral Nimitz' birthplace, Fredericksburg, Texas. Still image of Chester W. Nimitz as a young boy. View of the old U.S. Navy ship USS Constitution -- a tall masted sailing vessel in full sail during the era of the Spanish American war. View of a U.S. Navy armored steam cruiser or battleship firing guns in battle. Theodore Roosevelt giving a speech, then seen close up talking and smiling, and then again Theodore Roosevelt seen on a flag draped podium giving an speech with animated hand gestures. Late childhood picture of young Chester W Nimitz around the time he entered the U.S. Naval Academy. Nimitz in a sailor uniform. U.S. Navy sailors participate in a boxing match during training, as their classmates look on and cheer the bout. Procession of U.S. Navy officers and cadets march on grounds of U.S. Navy Academy circa 1905, during a commencement exercise or other ceremony. View of one of the U.S. Navy's first submarines being loaded at a port. U.S. Navy sailors atop a small submarine as it cruises in a waterway. View of the small submarine as it dives under water. View circa 1918 of four U.S. Navy submarines at port, side-by-side. View of U.S. Navy sailors at work inside submarine. Fleet of warships and submarines underway during World War 1 era. View of USS Zeilin (DD-313) underway at sea. Navy biplane lands on a Carrier.

Date: 1905
Duration: 6 min 7 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A village in the Western United States depicting history of life in the American Old West.

A ruined village in the Western United States. A ruined village in an area. A wooden church house at a hillside. Houses made up of tree logs. Tombstones at graves in a graveyard.

Date: 1966
Duration: 2 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Secretary of State Dean Rusk meets West German leaders for nuclear test ban treaty and testifies United States ratification.

After signing atom test ban, United States Secretary of State Dean Rusk meets with Chairman Nikita Khrushchev at the Russian leader's villa on the Black Sea. Rusk and Khrushchev with other dignitaries sitting around table holding a conference. Rusk and Khrushchev playing badminton in a recreation room after conference. Rusk in Bonn where he meets West German leaders and convinces them that they should sign the Treaty. Rusk with Western German leaders discussing. Cameramen taking pictures. Rusk before Senate Committee in USA to testify in favor of U.S. ratification.

Date: 1963, August 12
Duration: 2 min 11 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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