The education and professional journey of naval officer Chester W Nimitz, with views of early U.S. Navy ships and submarines.
Annapolis Maryland USA Date:1905 Duration:6 min 7 sec Sound:Yes
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.
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