HELICOPTER LOCATES CRASH SITE Various aerial shots show an Air Force resuce helicopter after it locates the site of a plane crash in Colorado. The copter hovers over a mountainous, snowy landscape. Nice shot has it rounding a rocky peak. A couple of people wave from the ground.
Date: 1990s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:22:00, No Audio
AIR FORCE RESCUE CENTER Inside the Air Force's Rescue Coordination Center. A woman holds a phone to her ear as she works at her desk. Various airmen sit at computers. CU of a hand using a protractor to draw on a map. MS shows uniformed airman at drafting table working on a map.
Date: 1990s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:15:00, No Audio
TRUMAN AWARDS MEDALS At an airport ceremony in Franfurt in July 1945, Harry Truman shakes hands with officers of Allied armies after giving them Distinguished Service Medals. WS shows color guard with flags flying. Unusual home movie-quality color footage
Date: 1945 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:28:00, No Audio
TRUMAN VISITS THE TROOPS Unusual home movie-quality footage follows President Truman's visit to troops occupying Germany in July 1945. Truman and brass walk towards camera, big grassy field with troops in formation behind them. Brief CU pan of flag-draped convertible with Truman inside. POV shots from moving vehicle. Truman shakes hands with soldier, walks by line of troops standing at attention. WS shows presidential motorcade moving away from camera with soldiers lined up on both sides of road
Date: 1945 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:47:00, No Audio
TROOPS GREET TRUMAN IN FRANKFURT Unusual home movie-quality color footage has President Truman arriving at an airport in Frankfurt in U.S.-occupied Germany. Quick pan shows troops in formation, U.S. flag flying. Plane taxis towards camera. Smiling Truman de-planes, military brass salutes
Date: 1945 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:33:00, No Audio
ISLAND CIVILIANS FACE MARINES As Marines take over one of the Marianas islands, Japanese civilians come out of hiding. Various shots show women and children in groups, standing and sitting in a field with an ocean view, as Marines stand guard. Men raise their hands in surrender, although they appear relaxed and so do their captors. As one captive holds up his hands, a Marine pulls down his pants, ostensibly to search him. The Marine smiles to the camera, enjoying the humiliation. Unusual WW II color footage
Date: 1944 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:22:00, No Audio
MARINES TAKE PACIFIC ISLAND Numerous long shots show shells exploding on a Pacific Island with rugged cliffs and lush foliage. One warship sits offshore. Also, a Japanese soldier or civilian surrenders to Marines. A cannon in the foreground seems pointed at his head
Date: 1944 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:27:00, No Audio
LANDSCAPE STREWN WITH CORPSES A series of stark and gruesome shots shows the dead after the battle for either Tinian or Saipan, including the partly mutilated body of a baby. Could be Japanese civilians who committed suicide rather than surrender to Americans. Some wide shots include a rugged coastline with the Pacific in the distance
Date: 1944 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:09:00, No Audio
MARINES ADVANCE On an the island of Tinian or Saipan, a large public address speaker sits on a jeep as across an open field with cliffs looming in the distance. CU of speaker. WS shows Marines in tropical landscape. Also, a tank advances slowly through green foliage
Date: 1944 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:46:00, No Audio
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