ASSEMBLY LINE SPEEDS PLANES Interesting scenes show new speed-up at the Vultee plant, where overhead assembly conveyors speed production of trainers for U.S. Air Force. Modern science plays new role in national defense.
BOSTON MARATHON Great footage from Boston marathon history. One hundred runners compete in the 45th annual marathon, running through the neighborhoods of the city as bystanders watch. Reporters and city officials rush over to winner Leslie Pawson as he crosses the finish line after two and one half hours.
Date: April 22, 1941 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:35:00, No Audio
RESCUE FROM SINKING SHIP Dramatic footage captures the Coast Guard's efforts to rescue the crew from a sinking Russian freighter off the coast of Washington state. High, choppy waves buffet the guardsmen as they approach the ship.
Date: April 8, 1941 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:36:00, No Audio
SCENES FROM THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN Intense footage depicts debris and ruins after German forces bomb London. As civil defense units train, policemen walk through the streets demonstrating proper use of gask masks.
Date: April 17, 1941 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:48:00, No Audio
MILDRED BURKE IN THE WRESTLING RING Mildred Burke demonstrates moves that made her a famous female wrestler in a match against Patsy Miller in front of an excited audience. An "alligator clutch" move wins her the match.
Date: April 3, 1941 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:21:00, With Audio
FDR DEDICATES NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART President Franklin Roosevelt dedicates a new museum, the National Gallery of Art, in Washington. A series of close ups focus on painting from the Mellon and Kress collections.
Date: March 20, 1941 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:49:00, No Audio
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