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Army Experiments In Train Derailment & Sabotage - 1944 - CharlieDeanArchives / Archival Footage
 
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This film records and explains a series of train crash tests for "subversive warfare" on the US Army Claiborne Polk Military Railroad between 03/08/1944 & 03/10/1944. Discusses amount of explosive used, technique of making "gaps" in railroad track to overturn train. Uses filmographic techniques such as slow motion, reverse motion, and freeze frame to show effects of "gaps" and explosives on train and results of experiments. Illustrated arrows point to areas of train considered especially relevant to experiment. During each train crash experiment the narrator explains each type of explosive and reason for variations. This film made available courtesy the Department of Defense, National Technical Information Service, and the National Archives and Records Administration http://www.archives.gov/ CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive! #Trains #Transport #RailTransport #Locomotive
Views: 10474 Charlie Dean Archives
The Kansas Wheat Farmer - 1956 - CharlieDeanArchives / Archival Footage
 
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Day to day life on a large American wheat farm. Scenes show tractors working on the farm, the preparation of soil, planting of seeds and harvesting of the wheat. . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 60180 Charlie Dean Archives
1930s Animated Cartoon: Play Safe (1936) - Fleischer Cartoon - CharlieDeanArchives
 
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From The Public Domain Movie Database: A young boy is playing in the yard with some toy trains under the watchful eye of his pet dog. A real train rolls by and he runs off to get a closer look. The dog breaks its rope and gives chase after the young boy who has managed to climb aboard the now motionless train. The boy has started the train and is headed towards a collision with another train. The dog saves the boy in the last second before the trains collide. http://archive.org/details/Play_Safe_1936 . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 40094 Charlie Dean Archives
Nuclear Attack: Protect & Survive: Action After Warnings - 1975 - CharlieDeanArchives
 
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"Protect and Survive" was the title of a series of booklets and a Public Information Film series produced by the British government during the late 1970s and early 1980s, dealing with emergency planning for a nuclear war. The purpose of the programme was to provide members of the public with instructions on how to protect themselves and survive a nuclear attack. If such an attack had been deemed likely by the Government during any period of international crisis, a copy of the 'Protect and Survive' booklet would have been distributed to every home in the UK, and the films would have been transmitted on domestic television. The booklet and the films detailed a series of steps to be undertaken by the public to improve their chances of survival during a nuclear attack. These included the recognition of attack warning, fallout warning, and all-clear signals, the preparation of a home "fallout room" and the stockpiling of food, water, and other emergency supplies. 'Protect and Survive' was simply designed, easy to understand, and similar to the advice of most other emergency planning authorities of the time. In the opinion of some contemporary critics, however, the 'Protect and Survive' films were deeply and surprisingly fatalistic in tone. The 'Protect and Survive' animated series was produced by Richard Taylor Cartoons, who also created 'Rabies Kills' and the well-known 'Charley Says' series. This film made available courtesy the UK National Archives. . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 45755 Charlie Dean Archives
Social Guidance & Gender Roles: Habit Patterns - 1954 - CharlieDeanArchives / Archival Footage
 
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http://archive.org/details/HabitPat1954 Goofus and Gallant"-style film on the misadventures of a teenage girl who is a victim of her own bad habits, with a harrowing and patronizing narration. . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 113626 Charlie Dean Archives
Trains: Building A Steam Locomotive - 1941 - CharlieDeanArchives / British Council Archival Footage
 
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This film has been made available for non-commercial research and educational purposes courtesy the British Council Film Collection. http://film.britishcouncil.org/british-council-film-collection/about-the-collection. The British Council Film Collection consists of 120 short documentaries made by the British Council during the 1940s designed to show the world how Britain lived, worked and played. View, download and play with the Collection at www.britishcouncil.org/film 'Power to Order' follows the production of a steam locomotive at the renowned Doncaster works. 'Railways are the arteries of industrial Britain's trade. British engineering skill and British steel have made our engines famous all over the world. In this film an engine is built. The growing engine is followed through the boiler-shop, the machine-shop and the assembly-shop.' (Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1941) CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive! #Trains #Transport #RailTransport #Locomotive #SteamLocomotive
Views: 47577 Charlie Dean Archives
How a Bicycle is made - 1945 British Council Film Collection - CharlieDeanArchives
 
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The design and manufacture of Raleigh bicycles, as told by a designer to a father and son. Trivia: This film is set in the Raleigh bicycle factory which stood on Triumph Road in Nottingham. The site was demolished in 1996, and is now the Jubilee Campus of the University of Nottingham. A shot of the Lenton Boulevard offices can be seen at 00:32, which is now the Marcus Garvey Centre, viewable on Google Streetview. The cameraman, William 'Billie' Williams, was the father of famed cameraman Billy Williams (IMDB), who was apprenticed to his father from a young age. In an interview with Web of Stories, he talks about his apprenticeship, and about his memories of making this film. This film has been made available by the British Council Film Collection for non-commercial research and educational purposes . . The British Council Film Collection consists of 120 short documentaries made by the British Council during the 1940s designed to show the world how Britain lived, worked and played. View, download and play with the Collection at www.britishcouncil.org/film . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 9407 Charlie Dean Archives
1940s Vocational Guidance Film: The Machinist and Tool Maker - 1942 - CharlieDeanArchives
 
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1942 Vocational Guidance Film about the woodworking lathe, drill press, milling machines. . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 10147 Charlie Dean Archives
Shipbuilding - 1940's  British Council Film Collection - CharlieDeanArchives / Archival Footage
 
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From the laying of the keel through to the riveting of steel plates - teams of men work together to build and launch a steel ship. Trivia The shipyard in Steel Goes to Sea is the Burntisland Shipbuilding Company's in Fife. The gentleman checking his watch before the ship's launch was Wilfrid Ayre, managing director of the company. The ship being built in the film is thought to be either the MV Dalhousie or the SS Ger-y-Bryn. Both ships were sunk by German vessels by April 1943. Steel Goes to Sea states that the thousands of steel plates coming into the shipyard are tested by Lloyd's before leaving the steelworks. Lloyd's of London, a company specialising in maritime insurance at the time of production, is the topic of a another film in this collection - A.1. at Lloyd's. The British Council acknowledged that in the case of this film they had to "soft-pedal the war effort", as they were debarred from making films about the war by the Ministry of Information at the time of production. This film has been made available by the British Council Film Collection for non-commercial research and educational purposes . . The British Council Film Collection consists of 120 short documentaries made by the British Council during the 1940s designed to show the world how Britain lived, worked and played. View, download and play with the Collection at www.britishcouncil.org/film . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 26013 Charlie Dean Archives
Mechanical Excavators with Teeth Of Steel - 1942 - CharlieDeanArchives / Archival Footage
 
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This film has been made available courtesy the British Council Film Collection. Trivia - Teeth of Steel is, when compare to other films this collection, unusually explicit about the war effort. This is possibly due to off-screen politics between the British Council and the Ministry of Information; the British Council initially believed that it was not allowed to mention the war within its films due to an embargo from the Ministry, however it transpired in February 1942 that this had been a misunderstanding. Teeth of Steel is one of the first films completed after this realisation, and may be an attempt to compensate for the previously 'idyllic' tone of the Collection. - Best known for his role as Private James Frazer in Dad's Army, John Laurie was an accomplished Shakespearian actor by the time he narrated Teeth of Steel. His acting career continued to blossom after this, but he was again enlisted by the British Council to narrate the Technicolor Steel in 1945. - There is another connection to Steel, in that both films feature Technicolor footage of steelworks. CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage of tractors working on the farm from the 20th century, making history come alive!
Views: 24711 Charlie Dean Archives
Burlesque Dancing - Red Haired Riot!  - circa 1940 - CharlieDeanArchives / Archival Footage
 
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A young lady performs a burlesque dance at a gentlemen's club. . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 8345 Charlie Dean Archives
Drag Racing in 1950s - Road Runners (1952) - CharlieDeanArchives / Archival Footage
 
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http://archive.org/details/RoadRunn1952 Outlaw hotrodders become law-abiding gearheads after a community organizes supervised racing clubs and timing associations. . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 33796 Charlie Dean Archives
1940s British Aircraft Industry Workers - Workers Weekend - 1943 - CharlieDeanArchives
 
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Commentary by: Flying Officer J. Peach, Royal Canadian Air Force 'A tribute to the workers of the British Aircraft Industry'. Men and women in a factory in the North-West of England set themselves the task of building a Wellington bomber in the record time of 30 hours. Constructing in their own time, the workers donate the bonus they got to the Red Cross 'Aid to Russia Fund'. The cameras capture the whole process of the construction in record time through to the test pilot taking off in the plane, ahead of schedule. This film made available courtesy the UK National Archives - http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 7497 Charlie Dean Archives
Britain Enters World War Two: War Comes To London - 1939 - CharlieDeanArchives / Archival Footage
 
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An account of how Britain entered the War. This film has been made available for courtesy the British Council Film Collection. http://film.britishcouncil.org/british-council-film-collection/about-the-collection CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 5128 Charlie Dean Archives
California History Video - Life in the Central Valley of California, 1949 - CharlieDeanArchives
 
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Irrigation of California's Central Valley leads to improvements in agriculture, trade and infrastructure. Video source: https://archive.org/details/Lifeinth1949 CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 18578 Charlie Dean Archives
1940s Vocational Guidance Film: The Welding Operator - 1942 - CharlieDeanArchives / Archival Footage
 
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Vocational guidance film showing methods of welding and occupational prospects for welders. . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 5578 Charlie Dean Archives
New York Central Railroad: The Railroad Signal - Running the Railroad - CharlieDeanArchives
 
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An overview of railroad signals and related safe working systems used by the New York Central Railroad, as well as the ongoing improvements to the signalling systems due to technological advances in the late 1940's. . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 13162 Charlie Dean Archives
1950s Teen Pregnancy | How Much Affection? (1958) - CharlieDeanArchives / Archival Footage
 
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Classic 1950s teen pregnancy/family planning film. . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 100517 Charlie Dean Archives
Good Manners for Teenagers: Are Manners Important? 1954 Teenagers - CharlieDeanArchives
 
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Mickey Taylor thinks politeness is all that grownups think about. His lack of courtesy (and his youth) doesn't keep him from being elected President of the United States. Will a near riot in the Oval Office convince him to reconsider his policy on good manners? This film made available for educational purposes courtesy A/V Geeks. http://archive.org/details/AreMannersImportant . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 16916 Charlie Dean Archives
Little Ships of England - 1943 British Council Film Collection - CharlieDeanArchives
 
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A look at the traditional craft of wooden boatbuilding, and the important roles those little ships play. Trivia: Filmed in Looe, Cornwall with opening shots in the Cornish fishing village of Polperro. In response to the film, Sir Harry Lindsay wrote, "Quite good in conception and design. But for goodness' sake let the boats which saves soldiers from Dunkirk... Be a tribute to British efficiency of boat building... Not just a defeatist tribute to the accuracy of German dive-bombing... Far more boats survived the Dunkirk rescue than were lost. We should make the most of that point." This film has been made available by the British Council Film Collection for non-commercial research and educational purposes . . The British Council Film Collection consists of 120 short documentaries made by the British Council during the 1940s designed to show the world how Britain lived, worked and played. View, download and play with the Collection at www.britishcouncil.org/film . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 17228 Charlie Dean Archives
NASA / Bell XV-15 Tiltrotor Experimental Aircraft - CharlieDeanArchives / Archival Footage
 
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The technology of the Bell XV-15 STOVL experimental aircraft that takes off and lands like a helicopter and flies like a jet. This film has been made available courtesy the US Department of Defence, NASAimages.org and the US National Archives. CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 4169 Charlie Dean Archives
1950s Suburban Sprawl: Community Growth: Crisis and Challenge (1959) - CharlieDeanArchives
 
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Home builders decry unplanned suburban sprawl, 1950s-style. http://archive.org/details/Communit1959 . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 33891 Charlie Dean Archives
WWI Footage: Narrow Gauge Train Lines in France - Historic Trains & Railways - CharlieDeanArchives
 
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Allied forces constructing railways throughout France to help move men and supplies during World War One. We see Army personel laying the sleepers and track for the extensive network of two foot (60cm) narrow gauge lines, ballasting work, loading and laying of pre-built trackwork. We also see scenes of the railway in action as the little trains trundle along country lanes and through the town streets. The film ends with scenes of the train taking soldiers towards the front lines. After the war the lines were abandoned and most of the locomotives and rollingstock simply left where they were last used, with many being salvaged by the locals to help with logging activities. . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 24987 Charlie Dean Archives
Lustre Creme Shampoo / Cue From Cupid - 1950s - CharlieDeanArchives / Archival Footage
 
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During the 1950's and 60's Lustre-Creme Shampoo was heavily promoted in commercials and print advertising using famous screen actresses. CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 2361 Charlie Dean Archives
1950s Transport in the United Kingdom - British Transport In The 1950's - CharlieDeanArchives
 
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A collection of short films showing various means of transport in Britain, including trains, trucks (lorries), cars, ferries and buses. . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 72627 Charlie Dean Archives
Man On The Beat / The Police - 1945 British Council Film Collection - CharlieDeanArchives
 
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A look at 1940's police officers, their duties whilst on the beat, and their role within the community. Trivia: The Man on the Beat is set in the old district of Birmingham known as Ladywood. Since the film was made, this area has been completely redeveloped. The script was written by famous Scottish playwright Roger MacDougall, who as a screenwriter was nominated for an Academy Award in 1952 for the Ealing Comedy The Man in the White Suit (1951). This film has been made available by the British Council Film Collection for non-commercial research and educational purposes . . The British Council Film Collection consists of 120 short documentaries made by the British Council during the 1940s designed to show the world how Britain lived, worked and played. View, download and play with the Collection at www.britishcouncil.org/film . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 21350 Charlie Dean Archives
A Lincolnshire Country Town - 1940's British Council Film Collection - CharlieDeanArchives
 
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Though no names are given, the film is set in the town of Boston, Lincolnshire - identifiable by the often-shown tower of St Botolph's church, known locally as 'The Stump'. The windmill that features briefly is also still extant. The newspaper editor is seen in the offices of the Lincolnshire Standard, which at the time was owned by the Robinson family. The actor who plays the editor, Philip Robinson, however, is no relation. The man walking towards St Botolph's at the beginning of the film has been identified by the local parish committee as Mr Holton. He was the Clark of Works during the 1920's / 1930's restoration of the church, and stayed on as the verger thereafter. He is depicted in verger's robes and can also be seen in one of the church's stained glass windows as a figure clad in green, holding books. This film has been made available by the British Council Film Collection for non-commercial research and educational purposes . The British Council Film Collection consists of 120 short documentaries made by the British Council during the 1940s designed to show the world how Britain lived, worked and played. View, download and play with the Collection at www.britishcouncil.org/film . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 12949 Charlie Dean Archives
How Nuclear Power Works 1950s Nuclear Power Stations  Atomic Achievement 1956 - CharlieDeanArchives
 
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In the 1950s nuclear power stations were seen as the future, providing a clean alternative to fossil fuels. The 'Atomic Achievement' film triumphantly celebrates the advances in nuclear power; an energy source that today produces 20 per cent of this country's electricity. Although the United Kingdom's civil nuclear industry has its origin in the military programme of the 1940s and 1950s, its peaceful applications were soon harboured. The industrial benefit of atomic power led many to believe it offered, as the film shows, a 'second industrial revolution'. On 17 October 1956 HM Queen Elizabeth II opened the United Kingdom's first commercial nuclear power station at Calder Hall, Cumbria. After 40 years generating electricity, Calder Hall power station was decommissioned. This film not only explains how nuclear power works, but also visits places that became synonymous with the UK's atomic energy; Harwell, Dounreay, and Windscale (later renamed Sellafield). This film made available courtesy the UK National Archives. . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 6679 Charlie Dean Archives
1950s British Public Information Films : The British Policeman - 1959 - CharlieDeanArchives
 
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This portrait of a British Policeman was commissioned by the Colonial Office to promote Britain's Police Service to the colonies and Commonwealth states. Released in 1959, this film upholds one of the Central Office of Information's (COI) founding principles and the reason for its commitment to producing Public Information Films. In December 1945 the incumbent Prime Minister Clement Attlee stated it was important "a true and adequate picture of British institutions and the British way of life should be presented overseas" through such films. Following a 'typical' day in the life of Police Constable Jack Edwards, the film shows his 'typical' duties over an eight-hour shift. The film portrayal of PC Edwards as a guardian of law and order in 1950s Britain, understandably looks dated, when compared to today's modern Police Service. This film made available courtesy the UK National Archives . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 20415 Charlie Dean Archives
Power Lines - 1944  British Council Film Collection - CharlieDeanArchives / Archival Footage
 
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An amusing and informative introduction to the manufacture of power cables, set to an jaunty musical score. 'The manufacture of cables for transmitting electric power is shown. Copper bars are rolled and drawn into wire, which is twisted into strands, and covered for insulation and protection with layers of rubber, lead, cloth and paper. The completed cables are then given high-voltage tests before being dispatched from the factory.' (Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1946) This film has been made available for non-commercial research and educational purposes courtesy the British Council Film Collection. . The British Council Film Collection consists of 120 short documentaries made by the British Council during the 1940s designed to show the world how Britain lived, worked and played. View, download and play with the Collection at www.britishcouncil.org/film . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 9737 Charlie Dean Archives
Tractors Working On The Farm: Power On The Land - 1943 CharlieDeanArchives / Archival Footage
 
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This film has been made available for research and educational purposes courtesy the British Council Film Collection. http://film.britishcouncil.org/british-council-film-collection/about-the-collection. This film demonstrates how advances in technology and machinery have helped modernise agriculture in Britain. The following film synopsis courtesy Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1944. 'British agriculture is the most mechanised in the world. Root crops are picked by machinery; machines reap, bind and thresh the grain; the new mechanised methods of planting and watering vegetables are contrasted with the old. Land is reclaimed by machinery to meet today's need for increased food production.' The combine harvester seen from 12:35 is a Massey-Harris No. 21, the first self-propelled, mass-produced combine harvester. The yellow tractor seen from 04:00 is a Caterpillar D2, produced from 1939-1957. The women seen planting vegetables throughout Power on the Land were likely Land Girls, women who were employed by farmers when the usual male workers were called up to fight in the war. CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage of tractors working on the farm from the 20th century, making history come alive!
Views: 51294 Charlie Dean Archives
The Birth of the National Health Service: Your Very Good Health - 1948 - CharlieDeanArchives
 
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The National Health Service (NHS) was one of the major achievements of Clement Attlee's Labour government. By July 1948, Minister for Health, Aneurin Bevan had helped guide the National Health Service Act through Parliament. The introduction of the NHS provided people with diagnosis and treatment of illness. This included dental and ophthalmic services, free of charge for all those in need of its services. This short animation on the National Health Service Scheme stars Charley. It was to show the public how the main services would affect an ordinary family, including Charley's wife - even if he did consider her 'as strong as a blooming horse!' The National Health Service was expensive. In April 1951, the Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer, Hugh Gaitskell, placed a shilling on every prescription. He also announced that people would have to pay half the cost of dentures and spectacles. Outraged at the introduction of charges, Bevan resigned from the government calling for a free health service and nothing else . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 10029 Charlie Dean Archives
British Medium-Range Ballistic Missile (MRBM): The Blue Streak Rocket - 1964 - CharlieDeanArchives
 
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In 1955, Britain began developing a long-range liquid-fuelled missile, the Blue Streak programme. Designed to deliver nuclear weapons, as part of Britain's independent nuclear capability, work focused on producing an intermediate range missile. This single stage silo-based missile was intended to have a range of 2,500 miles. In 1960, however, the Blue Streak programme was scrapped. The British Cabinet Defence Committee were reluctant to spend an addition £600m on top of the £65m already spent for a delivery system that proved to be militarily inadequate after testing. The main problem with the Blue Streak was that it was launched from fixed sites, which took up to thirty minutes to prepare for launch. Vulnerable to Soviet attacks and suffering from escalating costs, Britain's independent nuclear missile programme floundered. Although Blue Streak's life as a military weapon had ended in 1960, it was immediately assigned to the European Launcher Development Organisation (ELDO) project. This utilised the Blue Streak rocket as the first-stage of a composite space vehicle designed to deploy satellites in orbit. This project was intended as a European to challenge the American and Russian monopoly on satellite launchers. In 1967 Britain announced that it would pull out of the ELDO programme in 1971. The last Blue Streak programme launch was on 12th January 1970 and the last ELDO Blue Streak launch was carried out in French Guyana in 1971. By April 1973 the ELDO project was cancelled and replaced with the European Space Agency that is running to this day. This film charts the story of Blue Streak from its first static firing of the rocket engines to the first flight test in Australia on June 5 1964. Four other first-stage launches were carried out successfully, but test launches of second and third stages proved unsuccessful. This film made available courtesy the UK National Archives. . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
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Train & Public Transport in London - 1941 British Council Film Collection - CharlieDeanArchives
 
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According to tfl.gov.uk: "Not only did the Tube help 200,000 inner-city children escape to the country, it was also used to shelter hundreds of thousands of civilians every night during the Blitz. On 27 September 1940 a census found that a staggering 177,500 Londoners were sleeping in Tube train stations. With so many people seeking shelter in the Tube, London Underground sprang into action and installed 22,000 bunk beds, washroom facilities and even ran trains that supplied seven tonnes of food and 2,400 gallons of tea and cocoa every night. Before long there were even special stations with libraries, evening classes, movies and musical evenings." The film states that 10 million people used public transport in London. Today, that figure stands at around 8.6 million. The opening title cards state that this film began filming just as the London Blitz began, yet there is very little visual reference to this. This film has been made available by the British Council Film Collection for non-commercial research and educational purposes . . The British Council Film Collection consists of 120 short documentaries made by the British Council during the 1940s designed to show the world how Britain lived, worked and played. View, download and play with the Collection at www.britishcouncil.org/film . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 14852 Charlie Dean Archives
Steam Turbine - 1946 British Council Film Collection - CharlieDeanArchives / Archival Footage
 
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An informative account of the history, manufacture, and scientific principles behind a steam turbine. 'The rotary steam engine; early designs of Hero of Alexandria, and Branca, and the Pelton wheel. Parsons' steam turbine explained by animated diagram. Turbines fitted in ships, and turbo-generators in large power stations.' (Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1946) This film has been made available for non-commercial research and educational purposes courtesy the British Council Film Collection . The British Council Film Collection consists of 120 short documentaries made by the British Council during the 1940s designed to show the world how Britain lived, worked and played. View, download and play with the Collection at www.britishcouncil.org/film . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 2455 Charlie Dean Archives
U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS RECRUITING TRAILER - WORLD WAR II - CharlieDeanArchives / Archival Footage
 
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United States Army Air Corps recruitment film from the 1940's . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive! Film sourced from: https://archive.org/details/gov.archives.arc.65607
Views: 5076 Charlie Dean Archives
HP80 Victor V-Bomber Construction: The Crescent Wing - Cold War Era - CharlieDeanArchives
 
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A look at the design, construction, and early flights of the Handley Page HP80 Victor "V-Bomber". The following information courtesy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handley_Page_Victor: The Handley Page Victor was a British jet-powered strategic bomber, developed and produced by the Handley Page Aircraft Company and served during the Cold War. It was the third and final of the V-bombers operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF); the other two V-bombers being the Avro Vulcan and the Vickers Valiant. The Victor had been developed to perform as part of the United Kingdom's airborne nuclear deterrent. In 1968, the type was retired from the nuclear mission following the discovery of fatigue cracks, which had been exacerbated by the RAF's adoption of a low-altitude flight profile to avoid interception. A number of Victors had received modifications to undertake the strategic reconnaissance role, employing a combination of radar, cameras, and other sensors. As the nuclear deterrence mission was given to the Royal Navy's submarine-launched Polaris missiles in 1969, a large V-bomber fleet was deemed surplus to requirements. As such, many of the surviving Victors were converted into aerial refuelling tankers. During the Falklands War, Victor tankers were notably used in the airborne logistics operation to repeatedly refuel Vulcan bombers on their way to and from the Black Buck raids. The Victor was the last of the V-bombers to be retired, the last aircraft being removed from service on 15 October 1993. . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 20533 Charlie Dean Archives
1940s Clothing & Fashions: Aristocrats of Fashion (late 1930s - early 1940s) - CharlieDeanArchives
 
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http://archive.org/details/Aristocr1940 Fashions for sport and evening wear, all made from Bemberg rayon. . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 11970 Charlie Dean Archives
1950s Sawmill Workers Educational Documentary - Timber In The Northeast - CharlieDeanArchives
 
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The life of sawmill workers and loggers working for a large paper manufacturing company. The film culminates with a spring log drive on a New England river. Filmed long before Marcel Levesque made chainsaws popular! . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 27477 Charlie Dean Archives
British Steam, Diesel & Electric Locomotives - 1959 Train Movie - CharlieDeanArchives
 
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The manufacturing and export of locomotives by British manufacturers. Shows steam, diesel & electric locomotives under construction and railway operations all over the world, including scenes from Australia, Brazil, East Africa, India, and the Union of South Africa. . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 58311 Charlie Dean Archives
Get Physical in 1950s - Getting Ready Physically (1951) - CharlieDeanArchives / Archival Footage
 
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http://archive.org/details/GettingR1951 Korean War-era film encouraging high school boys to use the physical training, health and recreational resources of their communities so as to be ready for military service. . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 23024 Charlie Dean Archives
London - 1942 British Council Film Collection - CharlieDeanArchives / Archival Footage
 
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Chronicling London during the midst of World War II, 'London 1942' illustrates the changes in daily life brought about by the pressures of war. Trivia: A uncredited young Bill Owen, most famous known for his portrayal of the character 'Compo' in 'The Last of the Summer Wine', can be seen at 08:45, performing a cabaret act that he toured music halls with in order to pay for acting classes. This is the second-oldest known footage of him, following a Ministry of Information short. After the war, he would go on to find roles in feature films. The Ministry of Information censored a shot of Auxiliary Territorial Service (A.T.S.) personnel manning an anti-aircraft gun, as the predictor shown on the gun was still on the 'secret list'. This film has been made available by the British Council Film Collection for non-commercial research and educational purposes . The British Council Film Collection consists of 120 short documentaries made by the British Council during the 1940s designed to show the world how Britain lived, worked and played. View, download and play with the Collection at www.britishcouncil.org/film . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
Views: 6188 Charlie Dean Archives
Car Sales Training Video - Trader Thorne (ca. 1956) - CharlieDeanArchives / Archival Footage
 
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Car Sales Training Video - Auto Sales Training in 1950s - Trader Thorne (ca. 1956) - CharlieDeanArchives Auto dealer sales film explaining why trade-ins are necessary -- because almost all customers already have cars. Director: Jack Tilles. Writer: George Wilcock. Camera: John Niklasch. Sound: Raymond Esh. Art Director: Edward Jewell. Editor: Foster Travis. With Hugh Beaumont (Joe Thorne), Glen Denning (Herb Potter), Frances Helm (Charlotte), Ed Prentiss (Mr. Fuller), Barry Hopkins (Mr. Thaler), Art Van Harvey (Mr. Armstrong), and Hope Summers (Mrs. Armstrong). . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
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1960s Royal Air Force Recruitment Film : Streaked Lightning - 1962 - CharlieDeanArchives
 
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In the Royal Air Force (RAF) recruitment film 'Streaked Lightning', we see a Lightning jet demonstrating why it once held the world air-speed record. As an all-weather interceptor, the Lightning was a supersonic aircraft that boasted a performance better than any other aircraft at that time. The twin-engine single-seat fighter was designed to engage with fast, high-altitude Russian bombers armed with nuclear weapons before they reached the British coast. Built by English Electric, the Lightning survived the 1957 Defence White Paper (unlike numerous other British aircraft projects that were scrapped). Presented by Conservative Defence Minister Duncan Sandys, the infamous White Paper marked a significant change in British defence policy. As defence spending concentrated on nuclear weapons and developing new missile technology, the days of manned aircraft seemed numbered. Entering service with the RAF in July 1960 as an 'interim solution', the aircraft was eventually retired in 1988 after 28 years. With the capability to achieve altitudes in excess of 85,000 feet and a top speed of Mach 2.2 (1500 mph) the Lightning was one of the fastest aircraft ever to be operated by the RAF. This film made available courtesy the UK National Archives. . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
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Sightseeing in Newark, N.J. (1926) - Newark, NJ in 1920s - CharlieDeanArchives / Archival Footage
 
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Hudson Terminal (or Penn Station), Newark. Pan over city as seen from tall downtown building Historical landmarks Branch Brook Park downtown street scenes Centre Market Broad & Market streets Pixillated footage of downtown intersection showing traffic and people moving at high speed Springfield Avenue and Market Street Backwards scene at above intersection showing traffic and people moving backwards City Hall Weequahic Park Port Newark https://archive.org/details/6221_Sightseeing_in_Newark_N_J_01_42_49_21 CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive! 6221 Sightseeing in Newark N J 01 42 49 21 2
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S.O.S. Rescue At Sea - 1940 British Council Film Collection - CharlieDeanArchives / Archival Footage
 
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A dramatic account of the lifeboatmen of Mousehole in Cornwall, and their efforts to rescue the crew of a foundering ship. Trivia: This film is set in Mousehole in Cornwall. The ships in the harbour at Mousehole all carry the registration mark 'PZ', for nearby Penzance. The main character in this film, Bill Blewitt, was a genuine Cornish fisherman and postman. After a chance encounter with director Harry Watt, he starred in GPO documentary The Saving of Bill Blewitt (1937), and would go on to have roles in a handful of feature films such as Nine Men (1943). He also appears in the British Council Film Trinity House. This film has been made available by the British Council Film Collection for non-commercial research and educational purposes . . The British Council Film Collection consists of 120 short documentaries made by the British Council during the 1940s designed to show the world how Britain lived, worked and played. View, download and play with the Collection at www.britishcouncil.org/film . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
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1950s Interior Design with Color: Color Harmony for Your Home (1956) - CharlieDeanArchives
 
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http://archive.org/details/ColorHar1956 The Colorizer system of paint matching and mixing, with a tribute to the role color consciousness plays in everyday life and modern design . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
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American Streamlined Trains of the 1920's, 30's and 40's. - CharlieDeanArchives / Archival Footage
 
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Streamlined diesel and steam passenger trains operated by American railroads. . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
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Redwood Forests - Lumber Felling & Milling 1940's - CharlieDeanArchives
 
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The cutting, felling, transportation downriver, mill sawing and finishing operations of the Northern California's old growth redwood lumber industry. As good as Marcel Levesque falling trees with his chainsaw for logging jobs. CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
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1940s Social Guidance: Family Life (1949) - CharlieDeanArchives / Archival Footage
 
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http://archive.org/details/FamilyLi1949 Impossible drama proving that proper management of schedules, responsibilities, privileges and finances leads to a happier home . CharlieDeanArchives - Archive footage from the 20th century making history come alive!
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