Rare D Day color film
1945 Zeros Attack B-29 Formation over the Fujiama
In March 1944 the United States National Defense Resources Committee & Office of Strategic Services performed a number of experiments on the Claiborne-Polk military railroad to help determine the best way to derail trains. The results were presented in the film "Derailment". The film discusses amount of explosive used, technique of making "gaps" in railroad track to overturn train. Uses filmographic techniques such as slow motion, reverse motion, and freeze frame to show effects of "gaps" and explosives on train and results of experiments. Illustrated arrows point to areas of train considered especially relevant to experiment. Narrator explains each type of explosive and reason for variations. Great archive footage of the old steam train Transport, technology, and general interest movies from the past - newsreels, documentaries & publicity films from my archives.
WW2 film about the 8th airforce bomb raid over Germany
Maybe the biggest non-nuclear explosion caused by bombing raid on rail yard at 14:25 to 14:50
1943 Archive footage from the Imperial War Museum showing 'Highball' a type of the 'Bouncing Bomb' being tested at Ashley Walk Bombing Range in the North of the New Forest near Godshill. This footage has come to light following the commencement and continued research of the National Park Authority's 'New Forest Remembers -- Untold Stories of World War II' project. For more details visit www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/wwii.