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Historical Tragedies And Natural Disasters.
One-of-a-kind archive film stock footage documenting intense personal loss and devastating disasters that affected us as a nation. Our Public Domain Stock Footage titles place you inside the dramatic and emotional events that have had international implications, influenced domestic policy and have brought the entire world together for reflection and mourning.
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BEIRUT BARRACKS BOMBING - AFTERMATH
Unedited footage of the aftermath of the bombing of the 24th Marine Amphibious Unit (MAU) barracks and headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon.
(public domain films) 1983 COL 79min (SILENT)
Historical Tragedies And Disasters
BUCHENWALD CONCENTRATION CAMP
LIBERATION - VOLUME 1

Unedited footage shot four days after Buchenwald Concentration Camp was liberated by the U.S. Army.
(public domain films) 1945 COL 19min (SILENT)
World War II public domain stock footage
keywords: wwii, buchenwald nazi concentration camp, holocaust, ethnic cleansing, jewish prisoner, war crime
BUCHENWALD CONCENTRATION CAMP
LIBERATION - VOLUME 2

Unedited footage shot five days after Buchenwald Concentration Camp was liberated by the U.S. Army
(public domain films) 1945 COL 19min (SILENT)
World War II public domain stock footage
keywords: wwii, buchenwald nazi concentration camp, holocaust, ethnic cleansing, jewish prisoner, war crime
DACHAU CONCENTRATION CAMP
Unedited footage and General coverage of the German prisoner of war, pow, concentration camp near Dachau, Germany.
(public domain films) 1940s COL 32 min (SILENT)
World War II public domain stock footage
DEPORTATION OF JEWS
DEATH TRAIN TO AUSCHWITZ

Shows Jewish men, women and children arriving in railroad cars and leaving in railway cars from a Nazi transit camp train station somewhere in German occupied Europe.
(public domain films) 1943 BW 2min (SILENT)
World War II public domain stock footage
GERMAN ATROCITIES
Gruesome footage of conditions at Buchenwald and Dachau Concentration Camps immediately after their liberation.
(public domain films) 1945 30 min BW
Historical Tragedies And Disasters
JEWS IN DOMBROVA, POLAND
Unedited scenes of the Jewish ghetto Dombrova, Poland occupied by Nazi Troops, where Jewish citizens are forced to wear a yellow Star of David with the word Jude on their clothing at all times.
(public domain films) 1939 BW 11min (SILENT)
World War II public domain stock footage
NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMPS AND PRISONS
The horror of German Concentration Camps and Prisons, as documented by advancing Allied Armies during World War Two.
(public domain films) 1946 29 min BW
World War II public domain stock footage
NAZI DEATH MILLS
CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY

Horrific scenes of German Concentration Camps documenting the war crimes at Auschwitz, Majdanck, Treblinka, Belsen, Buchenwald and other Nazi Death Camps with scenes of piles of dead bodies, skeletal bodies of the survivors, gas chambers hooked to canisters of Zyklon B and cremation ovens.
(public domain films) 1945 BW 21min
World War II public domain stock footage
NUREMBERG
Activities of the Nazi Party, the atrocities they wrought during WWII, the Holocaust, medical experiments; all brought out using film evidence during the War Crimes trial.
(public domain films) 1949 75 min BW
World War II public domain stock footage
HINDENBURG DISASTER
While attempting to dock, the titanic German Zeppelin Hindenburg mysteriously catches fire and is utterly destroyed within minutes.
(public domain films) 1937 14 min BW
Historical Tragedies And Disasters
JFK ASSASSINATION
Chilling film of the JFK assassination made for the U.S. Secret Service; uses maps ,on-site reenactments and multiple views.
(public domain films) 1964 22 min BW
Historical Tragedies And Disasters
JFK FUNERAL SERVICE
President John F. Kennedy's funeral procession down Pennsylvania Avenue, lying in state and final resting place.
(public domain films) 1963 59 COL
Historical Tragedies And Disasters
ROBERT F. KENNEDY
AFTERMATH OF AN ASSASSINATION

Robert F. Kennedy, brother to JFK, falls to an assassin's bullets when he is killed while delivering his victory speech.
(public domain films) 1968 3 COL (SILENT)
Historical Tragedies And Disasters
ROBERT F. KENNEDY - FUNERAL
A brief glimpse of the funeral of Robert F. Kennedy (RFK), held at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.
(public domain films) 1968 BW 5 min
Historical Tragedies And Disasters
THREE MILE ISLAND - REACTION TO A MELTDOWN
The Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Generating Plant accident in March 1979 near Harrisburg Pennsylvania was a partial core meltdown in Unit 2.
(public domain films) 1984 COL 9 min
Historical Tragedies And Disasters
USMC MEMORIAL SERVICE - BEIRUT LEBANON
Memorial service honoring 241 American and French military personnel killed when suicide bombers drove two trucks filled with explosive into the MultiNational MNF compound.
(public domain films) 1983 COL 16min (SILENT)
Historical Tragedies And Disasters
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DISASTER STRIKES - VOLUME 1
Natural disasters, man-made disasters from massive fires to catastrophic earthquakes to devasting snow storms and drought.
(public domain films) 1930s - 1960s 24 min BW
Historical Tragedies And Disasters
DISASTER STRIKES - VOLUME 2
Natural disasters, man-made disasters from a tragic air crash to destructive earthquakes to devasting tidal waves and floods.
(public domain films) 1950s - 1960s 15 min BW
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CALIFORNIA - OIL SPILL 1969
Oil spill off Los Angeles and Santa Barbara coastline brings oil sludge onto the beaches endangering environment and wildlife.
(public domain films) 1969 20 min COL (SILENT)
Historical Tragedies And Disasters
EARTHQUAKES - ALASKA 1964
Alaska Earthquake. March 28,1964 at 05:36:14. Magnitude 9.2 Earthquake and ensuing tsunami took 125 lives.
(public domain films)
1965 37 min COL (SILENT)
Historical Tragedies And Disasters
EARTHQUAKES - SAN FRANCISCO 1906
Actual film footage of the Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906. Includes footage of the city burning and aftermath.
(public domain films)
Early 1906 41 min BW
Historical Tragedies And Disasters
FIRE ON ALCATRAZ
The Alcatraz fire that broke out on June 1, 1970 had been accidentally started by the “Indians Occupiers” that had been on the island since 1969. The fire raged through several buildings burning down the Warden's home, the lighthouse keeper's residence, and the Officers' Club.
(public domain films) 1970 COL 7min (SILENT)
Historical Tragedies And Disasters
WEATHER DISASTER - NEW ENGLAND FLOOD
Hurricane floods causes massive damage to the cities and towns near streams and rivers in southern New England.
(public domain films) 1955 BW 27 min
Historical Tragedies And Disasters
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Contemporary stock footage detailing tragic events and personal losses that have had a profound effect on American society and the world at large. The contemporary stock footage titles from our royalty free stock footage and public domain films library focus on these dramatic and emotional events.
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Divided into separate decades, our Newsreel Public Domain Stock Footage Collections brings
outstanding footage on events at home and around the world from politics and world leaders to
war coverage from the front to professional and amateur sports to fashion and lifestyle reports.