Universal Newsreels Including Douglas DC-6, Japanese American Soldiers, Philippine Independence, Atomic Tests, NAZI V-2 Rockets, Northrop Flying Wing, Howard Hughes and Much More
Before the TV was commonplace, people saw the news at their local movie theaters. Newsreels were shown before feature films and at dedicated newsreel movie theaters in larger cities.These vintage Universal Newsreel collections are a way to glimpse special events of the past.
A note on quality: Newsreels were not preserved with the same care as much other old film footage. Although most of the footage is of very good quality, this collection may have portions that are silent or have degraded audio or video.
This collection includes the year of 1946 and has a run time of 2 hours 8 minutes on 2 DVDs.
Some of the news items covered in this collection include: Douglas DC-6 luxury airliner tested in Long Beach; Scenes of the first flight on August 8 of the Convair B-36 'Peacemaker' ; Presidential yacht Williamsburg takes Truman on his first vacation; Japanese Americans of 442 battalion come home; Philippine's Independence Proclaimed; The wraps are taken off the new Lockheed 'Constitution,' 168-passenger plane built for the Navy; Howard Hughes seriously injured in plane crash in Beverly Hills, Cal; Japanese Films of atomic bomb blast at Hiroshima, released one year later; Underwater atom blast rocks Bikini; Philadelphia mint strikes new Roosevelt dimes; MacKenzie King of Canada and Churchill and King and Queen review parade in London; A new chapter in aviation development is written as the twenty-five-ton Northrup flying wing takes to the air; The mortal remains of five American airmen, shot down by Tito's fighter planes over Yugoslavia, arrive by plane from Europe; UN has picked N.Y. site for permanent 18 acres site; White Sands NM V-2 rocket with camera makes film of earth as rocket rises and spins, 65 miles down, shows curvature of earth; Nuremberg War Criminal Trials Draw Towards End; Fourteen-ton Nazi V-2 rockets, launched by Army technicians in the first phase of our new long-range missile program and much more
Here are some sample clips from the DVD