Probably produced by the Canadian government as part of their outreach to French speaking citizens during WWII, this 1943-44 newsreel (a French version of an English original) features various segments. Predominately about supply, logistics and transporta
The Doolittle Raid, April 18, 1942, was the first air raid by the United States to strike the Japanese home island of Honshu during World War II. The mission was notable since it was the only time in U.S. Military history that United States Army Air Force
Created during World War II, "The Aftermath of War Production" was created to educate the American public and government officials about the potential financial disaster that might occur after the end of WWII, when millions of surplus goods might be dumpe
Complex and disturbing anti-Japanese propaganda film produced to spur the sale of U.S. war bonds. CONTENT ADVISORY: Explicit racism and extreme violence.
This historic German educational film shows flights of sailplanes or gliders. After World War I many gliders were built for sporting purposes in Germany, because of post-WWI regulations forbidding the construction and flight of motorized planes. As a resu
United Newsreel (U.S. Office of War Information) news from 1942: Everybody Joins U.S. War Effort Plants Speed Anti-Aircraft Guns [Chrysler] RAF Blasts Nazis Day and Night! National Archives description "Part 1, shows celebrities in military service (Jacki
This instructional film made by the Royal Air Force describes the Mark XII aircraft launched torpedo, used by Fleet Air Arm and RAF Coastal Command. There have been a number of 18 inch torpedoes in service with the United Kingdom. These have been used on
Apparently dating to the Korean War era, this fascinating film describes how aircraft were used to rapidly evacuate wounded soldiers from remote bases to stateside facilities so that they can receive hospital care quickly. The setting of the film is the S
This fascinating silent color film from World War II shows a variety of rockets produced by the United States for use in the conflict. Many of these weapons were developed at Caltech, and the film shows some of the work done there to perfect these systems
This silent German educational film shows the construction of a Bücker Bü 181 Bestmann aircraft, one of the Luftwaffe's standard training airplanes throughout WWII. The prototype Bü 181 (D-ERBV) made its maiden flight in February 1939 wit
This WWII Ministry of Information film shows the Ack Ack gun crew using their mobile gun. The narrator speaks about the diverse backgrounds of the recruits, and discusses how the gun (most likely a 40mm Bofors cannon) can fire a shell up to 30,000 feet. A
This 1944 WWII U.S. Navy propaganda film features a wide range of US Navy carrier operations (involving Hellcats, Helldivers and Avengers), with hair-raising carrier landings and accidents. The film begins with carrier take-offs from ships based near the
PREFLIGHT RADIO INSPECTION FOR FIGHTER AIRCRAFT is a WWII film made for newbie Army Air Force Radio Mechanics. The film shows a P-47 Thunderbolt's SCR274 radio being checked out on the ground, part of the routine pre-flight for any fighter aircraft. What'
"The Battle of Midway," directed by John Ford, provides a relatively brief account of the Japanese attack of American ships at Midway atoll. The film is comprised mostly of authentic footage from the battle, with dramatic narration by Henry Fonda. "Behind
"The United States has Top Gun and Red Flag. The Air Forces of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics have their own air combat programs"
Extracted from U.S. Army film "Surrender Leaflet Drop, Taugu, Korea; Fighter Control And T6 (Mosquito Fighter Planes), Taugu, 08/29/1950"
This film introduces the McDonnell RF-101 Voodoo
USAF film SPF-31/31 (Special Film Project #31/31) National Archives description "Summary: Covers activities of the 5lst Fighter Interceptor Wing under the command of Col Francis S. Gabreski. Shows Korean natives engaged in daily activities and GSAP footag
1945 U.S. Army Air Forces Combat Film Report # CF-506, Conquest By Air. National Archives description: "Reel 1 shows a flashback of French troops storming German trenches during World War I; B-26's, B-17's, and P-38's in the air and bombs falling on Rouen
United States Navy film #MN-4273 Here's Your Letter, Sailor!Illustrates the operation of V-Mail in the U.S. Navy. Shows how mail is delivered to ships, and explains the proper format to use to address letters so they don't go in the Nixie pile. I can't fi
This short newsreel discusses how the U.S. Air Force oversaw the Project Mercury program, including the development of the Atlas booster and hardware and a scrupulous quality control regimen. Shortly after this film was made the program was stripped from
National Archives description "Summary: 1) LS of fighter aircraft lined up on ramp at Edwards AFB, California. They are L to R: F-86, F-84, F-86D, F-86, F-89, F-102, and another aircraft in distance. 2) MS 1/4 FV B-29 with X-1A installed in bomb bay. 3) M
Created by Convair in the early 1960s to promote the B-58 Hustler supersonic bomber, this film shows its role with Strategic Air Command as one part of America's nuclear defense. It also does its best to defend the aircraft's loud "sonic booms" -- created
Naval Photographic Center film # 10892 "Task Force, 1943." National Archives description "1) Gun Camera View: Airfield being strafed. 2) AtoG MLS Fire down on ground. 3) Pilots eye View: Strafing of an airfield; pilot dives down onto runway area. 4) Pilot
Made in 1945 by the U.S. Treasury Department, PERISHABLE RUSH shows how the Army Air Forces during World War II flew wounded men from Pacific battle areas to mobile army surgeons hospitals, hospital ships, and finally major hospitals and eventually home t
U.S. Army Air Forces silent Combat Subjects film #4268. No clapperboard. P-47s in a row on airfield. A P-47 is towed. Crew on airfield. Shots of P-47N including tail number 488389. Ground crew cleans canopy. Pilots walk to aircraft. Planes taxi and take o
This classified WWII film, shot by the 12th Combat Camera Unit and released by the Office of Strategic Services, shows the activities of Axis Saboteurs operating in North Africa. The film shows how in Tunisia, several Arab saboteurs were arrested, and for
This WWII newsreel contains two segments. The first, "France Flies Again" shows the hand-off of P-40 Warhawk aircraft to the Free French Air Force (French: Forces Aériennes Françaises Libres, FAFL), the air arm of the Free French Forces duri
Made by the Ford Motor Company during WWII, "The Story of Willow Run" explains the company's role in producing the Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber. Narrated by Harry Wismer, the film explains how Ford manufactured and built B-24 Liberators under
The story of Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio, home of the U.S.A.A.F. Material Command, and during WWII the largest aeronautical research center in the world. This WWII film shows the various ways Material Command assists in the design, production and testing o
Apparently made prior to World War II, this fascinating German educational film shows wargames between Red and Blue Armies, including the use of the hulking Dorner Do-23 bomber and biplane fighter & reconnaissance aircraft as part of the exercise. T
National Archives description: "This film shows scenes of billowing smoke on a ridge from U.S. Air Force (USAF) B-52 air strikes; M-60 tanks and UH-1D helicopters; bomb craters and terrain damage in jungle foliage on a ridge; officers as they observed bom
September 1, 1953 footage of American POWs returning from Korea in Operation Big Switch. Shot list from National Archives:"Summary: Flight nurse activities on C-124 aircraft carrying repatriated POW's from Inchon, Korea, to Tachikawa, Japan. SLATE: 1 SEPT
Created from official films of the U.S. Army Expeditionary Forces in World War I, "Flashes of Action" is a silent newsreel created in 1928 -- for the ten year anniversary of the end of hostilities. The film features footage of trench warfare, balloon bust
Footage of a the US Navy aircraft carrier the USS Tarawa and US Navy destroyers in rough seas around 1959.
A C-5 Galaxy heavy-cargo and transport plane, the largest used by the U.S. Military, arrived at the San Angelo Regional Airport Wednesday night. The C-5 transported an RQ-4 Global Hawk that will be on display at Goodfellow Air Force Base. The Global Hawk
This is footage from a Hill Airforce Base airshow on June 12th, 2004. The footage includes a glider, various military aircraft, a trick plane, and lengthy footage of the show the USAF Thunderbirds put on.
This is seldom seen footage of Lockheed F-80 Shooting Stars operating in Korea at the outbreak of the war in 1950. There are at least four squadrons of the 8th Fighter-Bomber Group represented: the 35th Fighter-Bomber Squadron has three black or dark blue
"Summary: MS nose of of X-1A, crew members walk up to aircraft, remove canopy. Maj. Murray climbs out of the X-1A and unsnaps buckles from parachute harness. Crew chief takes parachute and oxygen mask and continues to assist Maj. Murray. 76' Maj. Murray s
Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Royal Decree dated 12/09/1432 AH Appoint His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Defense. The Defense Agency In line with the requi
"Summary: Progress report on the XFV-1. 1) MS conference in progress. 2) MS Lockeed [SIC] Aircraft Company. 3) CU engineering building. 4) Several blueprints on the XFV-1. 5) Animation drawings of the aircraft gives comparison between helicopters and othe
With this issue of THE BIG PICTURE, sound cameras cover military activities in the nation's capital. This might be called the visitors' view of Washington. Through the camera lens, viewers will see the most famous of all military units in Washington -- th
Army Air Forces training film #TF 1-3681 Aircraft Recognition: Focke-Wulf 190. National Archives Identifier: 6044534 no description.
National Archives description "This training film focuses on the Junkers Ju 88, a World War II German Luftwaffe twin-engine, multi-role aircraft."
Army Air Forces training film # TF 1-3621 Aircraft Recognition Heinkel 177 National Archives Identifier: 6042539 listed as "Aircraft Recognition: Heinkel 177, ca. 1942"
House Oversight Committee - Product 17521-1-DVD- A-12 Aircraft Program - House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight. Subcommittee on Legislation and National Security. The committee heard testimony on the cancellation of the A-12 aircraft program
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Museum of rear Admiral Vsevolod Fedorovich Rudnev in the village of Savino (Tula region, Zaoksky district) was opened to visitors on February 9, 2004. This year celebrated the 100th anniversary of the heroism of the crew of the cruiser âVaryagâ
This video course is for those, whoâd like to take an extra step and go deeper in mastering his/her hand to hand combat skills. From three days of instructorâs seminar, we created a video course that contains combat exercises that you won&acir
The December 9, 2016 Kremlin celebration of the Fatherland Heroes’ Day brought attention to one of obscure components of Russian clandestine paramilitary capabilities, when a photo featuring President Vladimir Putin and the leadership of the so-call
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This Cold War era film dates to 1956 and shows the Tactical Air Command Air Strike Force concept in an exercise known as Operation Mobile Baker, undertaken by the 19th Air Force out of Foster AFB, Texas. Shown in the exercise are F-84 Thunderstreak bomber
Silent film which shows Nazi jet technology, etc."This is a glimpse into the story of Hitler's secret weapons., the guided missiles and the revolutionary aircraft which astonished the world even while the death rattle was in the Nazi throat.The complete s
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Produced by the March of Time for the Red Cross and distributed by the War Activities Committee, "At His Side" dates to 1944. It shows the Red Cross at the side of the American G.I.s and the world of the organization in contributing to the morale of servi
This short silent educational film shows activities of the Reichsarbeitsdienst (translated to 'Reich Labour Service', abbreviated RAD), a major organisation established by Nazi Germany as an agency to help mitigate the effects of unemployment on German ec
A video trailer showcasing some of the photography within the title, the Historic Photos of World War II: Pearl Harbor to Japan by Bob Duncan.
Reviews the events that led the U.S. into World War II, showing the different stages of public opinion as events in Europe took place. Follows the conflict from Japan's invasion of Manchuria to the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the entry of the U.S. into th
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