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I`ve been working on a moving image major at university for a while now, we use this library for media research and it ocurred to me some Avsim users may be interested in this site.The library contains everything from WWII Propaganda films, adverts, aviation films to just about anything you could imagine, "The collection currently contains over 10% of the total production of ephemeral films between 1927 and 1987, and it may be the most complete and varied collection in existence of films".The films are free to download and are available in various formats (VCD, DivX, MPEG).These are my personal favourites :) ,Are You Ready for Marriage? 1950Producer: Coronet Instructional FilmsSponsor: N/ATwo teenagers, wishing to marry early, visit their minister for advice and receive counseling, some of it quite pragmatic, the rest a little strange.Emotional Maturity 1957Producer: Crawley FilmsSponsor: N/AThe story of Dave, an emotionally unstable adolescent who cannot accept that his girlfriend has quit going steady with him and the football coach has benched him, and how he loses control and gets into trouble.Here is a list of aviation related films I have compiled, all available to download (Some are huge in terms of file size):**********************************************************************6 1/2 Magic Hours ca. 1958Producer: KahlenbergSponsor: Pan American World AirwaysThe comfort and delight of transatlantic air travel at the beginning of the jet age.Descriptors: Airline industry; Transportation: Air; TourismAgricultural Aviation 1955Producer: Film OriginalsSponsor: National Association of State Aviation OfficialsHow airplanes and helicopters help farmers. With excellent Kodachrome footage of cropdusting and crop spraying; insecticides and their application, and pests in action.Air Transportation 1947Producer: Holmes (Burton) Films, Inc.Sponsor: Vocational Guidance Films, Inc.Workings of a commercial airline before air travel became a mass phenomenon.Airport America 1954Producer: Film OriginalsSponsor: National Association of State Aviation OfficialsAdvocates increased airport construction, especially in rural America. Describes the centrality of general aviation to the U.S. economy. With many images of American townscapes, especially in rural areas; small-town airports; and businesspeople using small airplanes to expedite their activities. Tech Director: Chet Moulton. Narrator: Marx Hartman. Recording: Airport, The 1948Producer: Encyclopaedia Britannica FilmsSponsor: N/AFunctions of the modern airport, showing all aspects of airline passenger service.Birth of the B-29 1945Producer: U.S. Army Air ForcesSponsor: N/ADesign, production and testing of World War II bomber.Combat America (4 Parts) 1945Producer: U.S. Army Air ForcesSponsor: U.S. Office of War InformationFollows the Flying Fortress crews of the 351st Bombardment Group from the end of their training at a Colorado training field to actual combat over Germany. Curtiss-Wright Shorts (7 Subjects) 1944Producer: Handy (Jam) OrganizationSponsor: Curtiss-Wright CorporationShort screen ads recruiting workers for aircraft manufacturing during World War II.Descriptors: World War II: Homefront; Advertising: Screen ads; Aviation: ManufacturingD-Day Minus One 1945Producer: U.S. Army Air ForcesSponsor: U.S. Army Air ForcesRecord of the operations of the U.S. 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions in the 1944 invasion of France. Descriptors: World War II: Europe Divide and Conquer (4 Parts) 1943Producer: U.S. War DepartmentSponsor: U.S. War DepartmentShows the German invasion of Denmark, Norway, Holland, Belgium and France, including the evacuation of the British forces at Dunkirk. From the "Why We Fight" series.[Dole Air Race, 1927] 1927Producer: KinogramsSponsor: N/AAviation's elite converges on Oakland for the Dole race to Hawaii.Escape ca. 1940sProducer: U.S. Air ForceSponsor: U.S. Air ForceEscape strategies for prisoners of war.Descriptors: Military; Prisons; Escape[Kay Stinson, Aviator] 1917Producer: UnknownSponsor: UnknownKay Stinson, noted woman aviatrix, breaks the speed record from San Diego to San Francisco with an average speed of 66 mph. [Kings Mountain Airplane Crash] ca. 1950sProducer: Universal-International NewsreelSponsor: Near Woodside, California: Aftermath of air crash on Kings Mountain hillside. Newsreel story.[Lindbergh's Flight and Return] 1927Producer: Fox News / KinogramsSponsor: N/AAviator Charles A. Lindbergh takes off from New York on his solo transatlantic flight between America and Europe and arrives in Paris; newsreels conclude with his return to the U.S.Mission Accomplished: The Story of the Flying Fortress ca. 1942Producer: U.S. Office of War Information, Bureau of Motion PicturesSponsor: N/AChronicles one of the early (autumn 1942) bombing runs of B-17s over Europe.[Norman Goddard and His Glider] 1929Producer: UnknownSponsor: N/AStanford, California: Norman Goddard photographed with his glider and in the air; scenes with wife.Operation Crossroads (2 Parts) 1946Producer: Handy (Jam) OrganizationSponsor: U.S. Navy, Commander Joint Task Force OneDocuments Able Day and Baker Day blasts of the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Island in the Pacific. Contains footage from many of the ground and aerial cameras set up to record the blasts, beginning with B-29 aircraft "Dave's Dream" dropping an atomic bomb on Bikini Atoll. Plane Talk 1965Producer: Fairbanks (Jerry) ProductionsSponsor: American Telephone and Telegraph Co. (AT&T)Shows the varied forms of communications used by commercial air carriers in confirming reservations, preparing aircraft for flight, monitoring aircraft in flight and maintaining air-to-ground contact. With good imagery of passenger airline operations at the moment when air travel was just becoming a mass phenomenon. Director: Leo Rosencrans.[san Francisco Aerials] 1920Producer: UnknownSponsor: N/ASan Francisco Civic Center and other neighborhoods, shot from a balloon. Includes coverage of City Hall and views of aerobatics above the city.Science in Action: Aero Medicine (2 Parts) ca. 1956Producer: California Academy of SciencesSponsor: California Academy of SciencesKinescope of Fifties science TV program featuring discussions and demonstrations. This program shows how flyers are adapting to high-altitude and space conditions, and new human endurance tests being developed. Guests: Dr. John Lawrence (University of California) and Dr. William Orlob. Animal of the Week: Angel-Fish. Host: Dr. Earl S. Herald.Sentinel in the Sky 1955Producer: Strauss (Henry) and Company, Inc.Sponsor: Pan American World AirwaysModern radar for passenger aircraft. Shows how man has always reached for vision of the things beyond his sight, beginning, perhaps, with the ancient sailor who first climbed the mast to see over the horizon. In modern times the quest has led to such airborne aids as the gyro compass, horizon indicator and radio direction finding navigational systems. Sequences on radar show its basics and how it works in modern planes. Director: Marvin Dreyer.Sky Billboards 1935Producer: Handy (Jam) OrganizationSponsor: Chevrolet Motor CompanyHow skywriting works -- and the making of an aerial Chevrolet advertisement.Special Delivery 1946Producer: U.S. Army Air ForcesSponsor: U.S. Army Air ForcesAirplanes and missions of the U.S. Army Air Forces, emphasizing Operation Crossroads (the Bikini Island atomic bomb tests).Stay Safe, Stay Strong: The Facts About Nuclear Weapons 1960Producer: Cinefonics, Inc.Sponsor: U.S. Air ForceInstructional film on nuclear weapons for U.S. Air Force personnel. This part-animated film includes an explanation of nuclear physics; footage of atmospheric and underground testing; and a bomber making a crash landing.[stunt Compilation] 1918Producer: N/ASponsor: N/ADaredevils on skates, motorcycles, skis, airplanes, and windmills.Target Invisible ca. 1945Producer: U.S. Army Air ForcesSponsor: U.S. Army Air ForcesIllustrates the use of radar on a dramatized mission over Japan.[Terraplane Newsreel] 1932Producer: Universal NewsreelSponsor: N/AEarl C. Anthony, Terraplane automobile dealer, takes pictures of airplane landing atop Terraplane car.What Makes a Battle? 1944Producer: U.S. War Department, Army Pictorial ServiceSponsor: N/AStrategy and successes of the Marshall Islands battle in World War II.World at War (2 Parts) 1942Producer: U.S. Office of War InformationSponsor: N/APortrayal of the steps that led up to Pearl Harbor and total mobilization of World War II.**********************************************************************This is an absolute goldmine of history and I encourage everyone to have a look, there is somthing for everyone.Here is the website: http://www.archive.org/movies/bytitle.htmlI hope you find it usefull.Kind RegardsAndy

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Thanks for the heads-up Andy- those are a neat find!

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