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11/21/2021

In 1943 black American soldiers faced off with white American Military police during World War II on British soil. Yes you read correctly black American soldiers had to fight their own white American soldiers, while in England, where they were fighting for the world.🤦🏽♂️

Why? Because the English town of Bamber Bridge in Lancashire was not segregated so they treated the black soldiers like all other races, aka blacks were free to eat, drink anywhere, BUT back in America segregation of blacks and whites still existed. So essentially the American army went to someone else’s country and demanded they adopted America’s racist practices🤨

The folks in Lancashire were like hell no we like the black soldiers in fact during that time the American created Jitterbug dance was popular and the British women were eager to learn it from the black soldiers. The fondness for the black American soldiers was also supported by those famous essays written by George Orwell who stated that the black American soldiers had the best manners of all the American troops.

So when the American Military police found out that their own black American soldiers were drinking at the same pubs as white people they went in to arrest them. The people in the town got mad about the treatment of the black soldiers and decided to then turn their pubs into “BLACKS ONLY DRINKING PUBS” the very opposite of what was taking place in America with their WHITES ONLY businesses.

Of course this pi**ed off the American military so guns went blazing, and when word spread back at camp that black soldiers had been shot, scores of men formed a crowd, some carrying rifles and by midnight more American military police arrived with a machine gun-equipped vehicle, so the black soldiers had no choice but to get rifles from British stores while others barricaded themselves back on base, so now it was American white soldiers versus American black soldiers. Several soldiers died including 17 black American soldiers.

Back in America the battle was hushed up because they didn’t want the country to find out that they were fighting their own soldiers which would anger the black population and weaken the moral in the country.

You may read about the ill treatment of black American soldiers by their own army in the book FORGOTTEN.

https://theconversation.com/black-troops-were-welcome-in-britain-but-jim-crow-wasnt-the-race-riot-of-one-night-in-june-1943-98120

11/11/2021
REMEMBER THESE FACES WORLD WAR II COLOR 7th WAR LOAN FILM (Print 1) 42414

Made in 1945, REMEMBER THESE FACES is a poignant, agonizing tribute to the men who became casualties of World War II. Produced by the U.S. Navy, Marines and Coast Guard, the film was originally intended to serve as a promotion for the 7th War Bond Drive. Unlike the dozens of idealized, grand propaganda films that preceded it, "Remember These Faces" feels real and authentic. It is graphic, almost hard to take in terms of its content, and at the time reminded the American public that while the Japanese were on the defensive, much more fighting remained. The film today can be readily seen as one of the best, and most memorable tributes to the sacrifices made by American fighting men in the Pacific. Its searing imagery is simply hard to forget.

The film follows a typical American G.I. landing on an unnamed Pacific island, experiencing the violence of combat, being wounded in action, and arrival at a military hospital. The film focuses on the faces of the servicemen as they are about to head into battle, as well as when they are wounded, with the narrator reminding the audience that these were the people they were helping by supporting the war effort. These portraits are absolutely authentic, and their visages reveal deep exhaustion and fatigue, leaves little doubt about the stress of war and the deep debt that we as Americans owe to our fighting men and women, for keeping us free.

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The Lafayette Escadrille, an exceptional new WWI documentary from our friends at Humanus Documentary Films — debuts this...
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10/21/2021
ADJUSTMENT OF THE SERVICE GAS MASK 1941 WWII TRAINING FILM

Made in 1941, this pre-WWII training film shows the use of the service gas mask in the field, including how to fit it snugly and check for leaks, as well as the handing of the shoulder bag in which it is carried. It appears the gas mask being demonstrated is the M2A1 Service Gas Mask. This was standardized in 1941, based on a successful training mask. The main innovation was the use of improved rubber instead of stockinet cloth on the faceplate.

In 1939, the Army developed the lightweight M1 Training Mask with a fully molded rubber facepiece, the first mask to eliminate stockinet cloth coverings by taking advantage of improved rubber. The M1 Training Mask was standardized as the M2A1 Service Gas Mask in 1941.

As the training mask it used a cylindrical canister attached directly to the facepiece at the inlet valve, projecting downward to the wearer's chest. The M1 Training Mask was carried in a deep-pocket shoulder bag with a snap opening at top and a waist string attached to D-rings.

The M2A1 Service Mask used the facepiece of the training mask but replaced the training canister with the corregated tube and M1XA1 filter canister arrangement from the M1A2 Service Mask.

Based on experience with the M1A2 mask, the M2 Service Gas Mask was produced in three sizes: small, universal, and large. Improvements to the outlet valve resulted in the M2A2 in 1942 and the M2A3 in 1944. The M2A1 outlet valve was flat, egg shaped with no grill. The M2A2 and M2A3 had a round outlet valve with concentric circle grillwork.

The M2 mask was very successful in providing protection for the soldier, but weighed about 5 pounds and was too bulky and inconvenient to use. The next design, the M3 Lightweight Gas Mask, made substantial improvements over the M2 series.

The M1VA1 carrying bag was used with a wide right-shoulder strap, carried at waist position on the left side. In use, the mask was removed from the bag while the canister remained in the bag, connected by the hose. A waist strap kept the bag close to the body.

The M2 series masks lacked an internal nose cup and therefore were prone to fogging. That problem, and its heavy canister, led to the development of the M3 series and M4 series Lightweight Service Gas Masks during 1942. Over 8 million of the M2 series masks were produced during World War II, becoming obsolete in 1949.

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10/14/2021
" YOUR HIT PARADE " OCTOBER 16, 1954 MUSICAL TV SHOW w/ RAYMOND SCOTT LUCKY STRIKE ADS

This episode of "Your Hit Parade" popular music show dates to October 16, 1954. The presentation is a kinescope, or a television signal that was recorded from a TV set onto 16mm film. The "Hit Parade" musical review show was sponsored by Lucky Strike ci******es and Richard Hudnut Quick Home Permanent, and features advertisements for both products. At 13:21, golfer Sam Snead promotes Luckys. At :33, the animated Lucky Strike ci******es sequence was created by special effects guru Ray Harryhausen.

"Your Hit Parade" featured elaborate sets and choreography that was inspired both by Hollywood movies and "soundies" -- popular short film versions of popular songs. The show utilized a cast to perform the songs, as opposed to playing the versions then on the air.

The "Your Hit Parade" program started out on radio before moving to television in 1950, and ran until 1959. The show presented seven top hit songs. This episode features Giselle Mackenzie, Roy Landman / Snooky Lanson, Polly Bergen, and Russel Arms, as well as Raymond Scott and the Hit Parade Orchestra. (Some other singers on "Your Hit Parade" in this era often included Dorothy Collins, Eileen Wilson and June Valli.) Songs include "This Old House", "The High and the Mighty", "Bugle Call Band" (orchestrated by Raymond Scott), "If I Give My Heart To You", "Mary Comes Home This Date", "Skokiaan", "Sh-Boom", "Mountain Greenery", and #1 song of the week - "Hey There." At 24:30, a longer ad for Richard Hudnut Home Permanent with Julia Mead.

The songs featured on the program were selected as a result of a secret survey, supposedly based on best selling sheet music and phonograph records, plus tabulations made of songs most heard on the radio and most played on jukeboxes.

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09/29/2021
SPACE SHUTTLE PROGRAM ORBITER 101 / ENTERPRISE ROLLOUT CEREMONY SEPTEMBER 17-18, 1976

This color film from Rockwell shows the rollout of the first Space Shuttle, the Enterprise. This was filmed in September 1976.

Giant steel doors open (:13). Palmdale, CA, space shuttle beginning preparations for a rollout for all to see on September 17, 1976 (:32). A large crowd has gathered for the rollout (:41). Dr. Fletcher speaks (:48). Orbiter 101 christened the "Enterprise" (:57). The orbiter is rolled out (1:18). Space Shuttle Enterprise (1:45). People watch as the Enterprise is shown (2:00). Senator Barry Goldwater speaks as the Enterprise is shown up close (2:32). The shuttle Enterprise as seen from a distance (2:53). Underneath the shuttle (3:27). People watch the shuttle being wheeled out (3:42). Willard F. Rockwell Jr., head of the family's aerospace companies speaks (3:56). Aerial footage of Enterprise as seen from the sky (5:04). People walk near the shuttle on September 18, 1976 (5:17).

Space Shuttle Enterprise was the first orbiter of the Space Shuttle system. It was built to perform atmospheric test flights after being launched from a modified Boeing 747 and constructed without engines or a functional heat shield. It was originally planned to modify Enterprise so that it would become the second space-rated orbiter. However, during the construction of Space Shuttle Columbia, details of the final design changed, making it simpler and less costly to build Challenger around a body frame that had been built as a test article.

Enterprise was restored and placed on display in 2003 at the Smithsonian's new Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia. Following the retirement of the Space Shuttle fleet, Discovery replaced Enterprise at the Udvar-Hazy Center, and Enterprise was transferred to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City, where it has been on display since July 2012.

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09/09/2021
GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR FIRST DAY IN TOKYO SEPTEMBER 1945 JAPAN 1945 Flag Ceremony

This silent, raw footage from September, 1945 was shot by an unknown U.S. serviceman. It shows General Douglas MacArthur on his first day in Japan, touring the battle damaged city of Tokyo. At :29, you will see Mac in a touring car, switching to a larger vehicle. At :47, General MacArthur is seen making a triumphant speech as the Stars and Stripes again fly over the U.S. Embassy. Troops stand in review. In addition to General MacArthur, Maj. Gen. Wm. C. Chase, and Admiral Wm. F. Halsey and Lt. Gen. R. L. Eichelberger were at the Embassy that day. At 1:41, the General's guard is seen, and there is more footage of Mac in profile. At 2:22, Frank Lloyd Wright's Imperial Hotel is seen. It would become the billet for much of his staff for the six years of the occupation of Japan.

At 2:26, a Japanese family is seen walking down the road, the kids posing for American troops.

At 3:15, the scene switches to another location, presumably still Japan, with American air men receiving decorations including the Legion of Merit as a band plays. Wrecked buildings can be seen in the background. Men pose with their medals for the camera. At 8:05, an American soldier seems to speak with a Japanese or Chinese counterpart. Downtown Tokyo is seen at 8:42, with fire damage evident but many buildings still intact. There is very little traffic visible. At 9:30, rubbish heaps are visible on the streets.

At 11:23, a C-46 Commando arrives carrying what appears to be the official Japanese surrender delegation. At 12:10, there are shots from an aircraft of what is apparently coastal Japan. At 13:17, a U.S. flag is put up over the ruins of a Japanese air base with lots of wrecked airplanes visible. At 14:17, a sign is seen directing traffic towards Tokyo. A Signal Corps Photo Jeep is seen at 14:25 approaching the checkpoint. A sign in the window says "U.S. Army Official Photographer."

More info: 3:12 to 3:50 is Hibya Dori with the camera panning over the Imperial Palace. Completely redeveloped now the location of the camera is like now the newly opened Hibiya Midtown Bldg. To the right of Hibiya Dori is Marunouchi, the business centre of Japan, now almost completely redeveloped with modern office towers and a Peninsula Hotel. The Imperial Palace is basically unchanged since this film. 9:50 to 11:20 is the outer gardens of the Imperial Palace, near Sakuradamon. Now very popular with runners. Basically unchanged to date. 11:26-12:03 Probably not Japan, but Philippines. Guessing its the peace delegation that flew to the MacArthur HQ in the Philippines via Iejima, Okinawa. 12:00-12:30 is Enoshima and Shonan coastline near Kamakura, Kanagawa Pref. approaching to 12:35 Atsugi Air Base. 14:00 Damaged factories, likely in Kawasaki City, 14:12 Kawasaki, Asahi Ward, bridge over Tama River and Route 15 "Dai Ichi Keihin" (March 2019)

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