Archive for 'Rare Videos'
Part Two of Discovering the Civil War opens at the National Archives in Washington, DC, on November 10!
Rarely seen footage of Civil War veterans, intelligence gathering with balloons, prosthetic limbs, two different Thirteenth Amendments, and the Confederate States of Mexico are just a few of the ways that the National Archives Experience is showing you the Civil War as you’ve never seen it.
Watch the latest “Inside the Vaults” video below, and then visit us at the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery at the National Archives in Washington, DC, on November 10.
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Posted by Rob Crotty on November 3, 2010, under - Civil War, Rare Videos.
Tags: civil war, discovering the civil war, Pieces of History, prologue blog, strange facts, things you didnt know about civil war, us history, weird but true
Strafing and bombing missions over Japanese-held islands? Aerial dogfights? Classified destinations in the Pacific? All in a day’s work for the Fighting Lady. This vintage film captures life aboard the Yorktown aircraft carrier during World War II.… [ Read all ]
Posted by Rob Crotty on October 13, 2010, under - World War II, Rare Videos.
Tags: aerial dogfights, color film, fighting lady, mariana islands, NARA, naval history, panama canal, world war 2, World War II, ww2, yorktown
They say you can’t put a price on freedom, but you can put a price on savings bonds! Watch this compilation of famous celebrities plugging savings and stamp bonds, from Mr. Ed and Lassie all the way to the Duke and Bugs Bunny.
Posted by Rob Crotty on October 4, 2010, under Rare Videos.
Tags: american history, NARA, national archives, National archives and records administration, odd history, Pieces of History, prologue blog, Prologue magazine, random history, weird US history
At 1:28 p.m. on September 28, 1924, two planes landing in Seattle made history. The Chicago and New Orleans had flown 26,345 miles in 66 days to become the first airplanes to circumnavigate the globe. Four planes had started the journey on April 6, but the Seattle and Boston had been forced down over Alaska and the Atlantic, respectively.
Read the story of this amazing flight and the intrepid pilots in “Magellans of the Air” (Summer 2010 issue of Prologue). On our YouTube channel, you can listen to author Rob Crotty talk about this feat in a short video or watch original footage of the 1924 flight (54-minutes).… [ Read all ]
Posted by Mary on September 28, 2010, under - Exploration, - World War I, Rare Videos.
Tags: american history, army, aviation history, early aviation, magellans of the sky, NARA, national archives, National archives and records administration, National archives and records administration recognition day, odd history, Pieces of History, prologue blog, Prologue magazine, random history, weird US history
In 1924, a group of eight Army airmen set out to be the first humans to ever circle the globe by air. On their journey over Arctic mountain passes and vast Indian deserts, they would lose half their planes and set numerous records to become what were dubbed the “Magellans of the Sky.”
Listen as Prologue staff writer Rob Crotty describes their journey in the National Archives’ latest 2-3 minute produced video short from “Inside the Vaults.”
The film series is free to view and distribute. Watch our “Inside the Vaults” series on our YouTube channel.
Prologue magazine is the award-winning quarterly publication of the National Archives.
Posted by Rob Crotty on August 4, 2010, under - Exploration, - World War I, Rare Videos.
Tags: 1924, aerial circumnavigation of globe, air force history, army air corps, aviation history, bastille day, early aviation, flight history, lowell thomas, magellans of the sky, NARA, national archives, Pieces of History, pilots