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keywords: alcatraz prison riot, lifeguards, synchronized swimming, annual apple blossom parade, parade floats, boxer joe louis, boxer bill conn, kentucky derby, unrra food aid
Synopsis: Five Die In Alcatraz Prison Jail House Riot, Unexploded Nazi Bomb Found Near Buckingham Palace, Co-Ed Lifeguards Show Their Swim Form, Annual Apple Blossom Parade With Pretty Blossom Queens And Floats, Joe Louis And Bill Conn In Upcoming Boxing Match, Racehorse Assault Wins Kentucky Derby At Churchill Downs, UNRRA Works With Canada To Deliver Food To Post-WWII Europe...(read more)
- Date: 1946
- Duration: 00:08:03
- Sound: Yes
- Color: Monochrome
- Type: Public Domain
- Language: English
- Location: United States, England, Canada
Five Die In Alcatraz Prison Jail House Riot
Desperate convicts, attempting to escape from the Federal prison known as "The Rock," kill two guards and injure others before police and naval forces storm the cell where the desperadoes are trapped and force their surrender. The ring-leaders are dead when the smoke of battle clears. Shows residents of San Francisco viewing Alcatraz Penitentiary from shore. View of ship with two smokestacks underway in San Francisco Bay with Alcatraz Island in BG
Unexploded Nazi Bomb Found Near Buckingham Palace
Bomb-disposal engineers have a ticklish job as they get an unexploded Nazi German bomb ready for "disposal", the loud way. They blow it up, only a few hundred yards away from Buckingham Palace. Panning view of exterior of Buckingham Palace and Marlborough House in City of Westminster, central London England. Shows bomb disposal squad and bomb explosion.
Co-Ed Lifeguards Show Their Swim Form
Smith College life guards, twenty-four strong (and shapely lassies), demonstrate the latest in water ballet at the M.I.T. pool. Their technique, as well as their form, is perfect.
Annual Apple Blossom Parade With Pretty Blossom Queens And Floats
It's apple blossom time as the annual festival gets underway, with pretty blossom queens and float parades giving the bumper crop a gala send-off. Low aerial view of parade down main street of a small American town, Wenatchee Washington. View of floats and people lining the street. Shows explosion of "pollen bombs" in apple orchid to increase the yield of apples. This year planes are used to help spread the life-giving pollen over the apple orchids. Excellent view of small "crop duster" plane in flight.
Joe Louis And Bill Conn In Upcoming Boxing Match
Joe Louis, world's champion, and Bill Conn, scrappy young contender who gave Joe a good run for his money last time, are weighted in for their coming bout at the Yankee Stadium.
Racehorse Assault Wins Kentucky Derby At Churchill Downs
In history's biggest and richest Kentucky Derby, "Assault," an 8 to 1 shot, romps home by a good eight lengths to win the $96,400 purse. "Spy Song" finishes second, while the favored Main Chance Farm entries do not finish in the money.
UNRRA Works With Canada To Deliver Food To Post-WWII Europe
The United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) was founded to give aid to areas liberated from the Axis during WWII. Shows loading of ship with sacks of Canadian food products. Shows grain being loaded into hole of ship.