NEW ORLEANS HURRICANE RITA FLOOD - 2 More flooding for New Orleans as Hurricane Rita's outer edge hits Louisiana. Levees breaching cause massive amounts of water to flood already damaged neighborhoods from Katrina. A National Guardsman is directing people to leave the area.
Date: September 23, 2005 - COLOR Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:29:00, No Audio
LABOR STRIKES SWEEP THE U.S. Labor strikes and related riots sweep the country as workers get fed up with low wages and bad working conditions and fight back. Not even local police and National Guard troops can contain them.
CHAOS IN NEW ORLEANS AFTER KATRINA A body of a victim of Hurricane Katrina in downtown New Orleans is left behind by officials. 82nd Airborne soldiers are patrolling the streets keeping the peace. Bodies are tied to street posts and signs to keep from floating up to peoples porches. A man wades through the flood waters in his neighborhood. Louisiana State Police patrol the flood waters by boat on constant lookout for snipers. A man in shock is literally baking in his car while police remove him by gunpoint to save his life.
Date: August 28, 2006 - COLOR Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:13:00, No Audio
DAREDEVIL & NATIONAL GUARD FACE DANGERS Daredevil “Lucky” McGee entertains the crowds by driving his car through a flaming fence and turning it over at 60 m.p.h. Elsewhere in the nation National Guard troops court possible death and destruction of a different sort as they erect barbed wire barricades in towns where strikes have turned violent.
NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL ELECTION BATTLE The battle between Huey "Kingfish" Long and T. Semmes Walmsley for the mayorship of New Orleans, LA turns ugly with Long's national guard troops and Walmsley's police troops facing off over the municipal election that finally sees Walmsley the victor.
NATIONAL GUARD UNITS INDUCTED Epochal scenes in U.S. history, as 60,500 Guardsmen from 26 states are called to active duty, the first step in putting an army of one million men in arms by 1941. They're given physicals and weapons training. They eat meals and march in platoons.
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