Earthquake In Alaska
People scramble over debris after the awesome Alaska earthquake of 1964. Collapsed buildings and streets. An entire suburban house lies tilted in a crevasse. DOC/WA - 1964 - B/W
1950s NEWSREELS
1953 NEWSREELS: CORONATION OF ELIZABETH OF ENGLAND; NATURE ON RAMPAGE (USA); JAPAN FLOOD; VOLCANO ERUPTION IN ALASKA; REVOLT IN E.BERLIN; BOY SCOUTS OF ALL COUNTRIES; ROBERT A. TAFT 1889-1953; TRUCE IN KOREA;HANDICRAFTS- MINIATURE CITY; HARNESSING POWER OF SUN; BEN HOGAN GOLF CHAMP; CONQUEST MT. EVEREST;
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SUCESOS PERUANOS NEWSREEL No. 23
Canadian Newsreels
Sir Hubert Wilkins, Australian explorer, makes first flight to Europe via the Arctic Ocean (15/04/1928): [Remark: the flight was made in a Lockheed Vega and was the first flight from coast of North America to Europe via Arctic Ocean and over vast unexplored lands of Canada's frozen North.] Shot of Pathe news camera plane being loaded at Burrow, Alaska. Shot of crew of Wilkins' Fokker airplane arriving at take off point by dogsled.
CONSTRUCTION IN ALASKA
Workers strap on snowshoes and commute to work by dogsled as they begin construction in Alaska to build airbases for the U.S. military.
Departure of American aircraft for the offensive on the Eastern Front
Actualités Françaises
1959
b&w newsreel - 49th - forty-ninth - star - Alaska statehood, White House, President Eisenhower & Vice-President Nixon, movie newsreel cameras, flag company, manufacturing new flags - sewing
[Various Newsreels] 1959 "Alaska Statehood:" Eisenhower signs proclamation making Alaska the 49th state, Nixon at his side. VS workers manufacturing new flag. {02:04:07} "Mikoyan, No. 2 Red, in U.S. for 'Vacation' -- Mikoyan arriving in New York, speaks to press at airport. GV of Davis Cup match.
HISTORICAL FILM: ALASKA HIGHWAY (1940’s)
B&W newsreel film, 1942. Historical footage of the Alaska Highway that linked Alaska to Canada and the remainder of the US, also known as the ALCAN highway (1942)
US Army hands over control of Alaska Highway to Canada at Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
WS Whitehorse / shot of Alaska Highway covered with snow, forest on either side / car driving down highway / crowd gathered for ceremony, US and Canadian flags on flagpoles / closer shot of US and Canadian flags flying side by side / two US Army MPs standing at attention on either side of flagpole / two Royal Canadian Mounted Police standing at attention on either side of flagpole / US Ambassador to Canada Ray Atherton, accompanied by Canadian officers and officials, walking through formation of Canadian soldiers and inspecting them / WS officials on platform / Atherton standing at podium speaking / officers and officials seated on platform / crowd gathered around highway equipment / US and Canadian officer shaking hands and saluting symbolizing handover / crowd watching, applauding / VS Canadian ambassador to UN and chair of the UN Atomic Energy Commission General Andy McNaughton on platform speaking / crowd watching, Canadian soldier in fg / US soldier shaking hands with Canadian driver at wheel of truck / truck driving down highway past camera
1942
b&w - newsreel - WWII - World War II - Japanese bomb Alaska - bombs - map - Aleutian Island - smoke plume - wreckage - bombing aftermath - destroyer ship - troops bring supplies - jeep drives off ship onto beach
Newsreels
Alaska Highway Transferred to Canada (09/04/1949): ESTABLISHING SHOTof Whitehorse. HALS of Alaska Highway, snow on ground. Shots of Canadian and American flags, American Military Police, Royal Canadian Mounted Police constables. Two-shot of American Commanding Officer of Northwest District Command, Colonel Clifford and Group Captain Patriarche, Royal Canadian Air Force, representing A/V/M Lawrence. CUs of Brigadier G Welsh, Canadian Army, new Commanding Officer of Alaska Highway and Group Captain Patriarche. Various shots of ceremony, speeches by Major General Hoge of American Army, Honourable Ray Atherton. Cut to MLS of crowd applauding. Shot of General Gaffney of United States Air Force shaking hands with Group Captain Patriarche. Shot of Major Zohn of US Army and Lieutenant Colonel Jones of Canadian Army shaking hands. Shot of American officer shaking hands with truck driver. MS of American officers shaking hands with Canadian officers lined up near cabin.
Alaska Survey
Black and white newsreel period footage about the role of the US Air Corps in surveying Alaska, including shots of Lieutenant Colonel Henry H. Arnold and Martin bomber airplanes.
Paramount News film of World War II throughout the world features US military fighting Japanese forces and scenes of German military
Reporter speaking / world map showing US maritime supply lines / shot from ship of depth charges dropping from plane into ocean / charges exploding / POV from ship of submarine / sailor standing next to naval gun / artillery pieces firing at night / US Marine tank on Guadalcanal / Marines advancing / US soldiers advancing on Aleutian Island / Marines wading ashore towards island // VS Marines fighting Japanese forces on island / card: "Tarawa" / VS Marines fighting Japanese forces on Tarawa / reporter speaking / CU document in German / large German flag / crowd inside building / German women and children giving Nazi salute / two women / German soldier / German military vehicles driving down road / soldiers marching / aerial shot of German warplane in flight / row of rifles / graph comparing US military manpower to German military manpower/ Swastika / German soldiers marching / German dictator Adolf Hitler sitting in meeting / Japanese and German flags / US soldiers walking onto beach from landing barge / POV from ship of Japanese warships / Japanese naval officers on ship / POV from ship of Japanese warships / workers in Japanese factory / artillery shell / train traveling next to lake in Japan / VS reporter speaking / US equipment on beach / Japanese soldiers firing rifles / two Allied soldiers on hill looking out over landscape / CU British official Louis Mountbatten talking / CU US Gen. Joseph Stillwell talking / Mountbatten and Stillwell photo opportunity / VS US Gen. Douglas MacArthur / civilians in river / soldiers marching past sign "To Tokyo" / VS warplanes parked on airfield / CU US Admiral Chester Nimitz / WS US aircraft carrier firing its antiaircraft guns / sailors on carrier / man crouching behind plane on deck of carrier / Japanese warplane being hit and catching on fire as it flies past carrier and crashes into water / Note: exact month/day not known
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TO PREDICT AND CONTROL EARTHQUAKES
[Various Newsreels] 1959 "Alaska Statehood:" Eisenhower signs proclamation making Alaska the 49th state, Nixon at his side. VS workers manufacturing new flag. {02:04:07} "Mikoyan, No. 2 Red, in U.S. for 'Vacation' -- Mikoyan arriving in New York, speaks to press at airport. GV of Davis Cup match.
HISTORICAL FILM-:ALASKAN HIGHWAY (1940’s)
B&W newsreel film, 1943. Building of the ALCAN Highway, connecting Alaska with Canada and the lower US. Prompted by defense and also commerce. Precise date of filming unknown
Alaskan Earthquake
After Alaska's record breaking quake in 1964, wrecked houses sit at angles on the ground. A man reaches deeply into a crevasse in the snow. DOC/WA - 1964 - B/W
[Various Newsreels] 1959 "Alaska Statehood:" Eisenhower signs proclamation making Alaska the 49th state, Nixon at his side. VS workers manufacturing new flag. {02:04:07} "Mikoyan, No. 2 Red, in U.S. for 'Vacation' -- Mikoyan arriving in New York, speaks to press at airport. GV of Davis Cup match.
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HISTORICAL FILM: ALCAN HIGHWAY DEDICATED (1942)
B&W newsreel film, 1942. Official Dedication of the ALCAN highway
Canadian Newsreels
Canadians in Kiska (00/09/1943): several shots of Canadian soldiers wearing US helmets marching along the road as a truck convoy speeds by, of supplies being loaded onto a ship, men boarding the ship as US and Canadian army officers supervise. Shots of convoy heading for Kiska. Several shots of camp in Kiska, army life, marching, pay parade, etc., with some drill thrown in.
exploration
Black and white newsreel period footage about the role of the US Air Corps in exploring the Alaskan ice caps in 1920, including shots of Captain St. Clair Street and various vintage airplanes.
During World War II, Alcan Highway is opened in ceremony in Yukon Territory, Canada
Group of men in heavy coats and fur hats gathered for ceremony standing next to tent / closer shot of US soldiers, some saluting / US flag being raised / group of men standing next to tents / soldiers standing at attention / row of soldiers posing for photo opportunity, sign behind them "Soldiers Summit"/ row of Canadian Mounted Policemen standing at attention / row of soldiers standing at attention / woman wearing coat with fur hood posing / group of men performing ceremony / man wearing large fur gloves applauding / row of soldiers applauding / row of soldiers holding US flags / men standing next to ribbon across road / official cuts ribbon / four shots of trucks rolling along highway / sign on front of truck "First Convoy Whitehorse to Fairbanks, Nov 20, 1942" / same truck rolling past camera / three shots of trucks rolling along highway