WW2 U.S. Soldier Drag Show (1942)

Universal Newsreel showing WW2 soldiers of Fort Slocum in a “Girlie Show” – an all singing, dancing, and cross-dressing version of “Swing Fever”. Accordin…more

Lambeth Walk – Nazi Style (1942)

In 1942, Charles A. Ridley of the British Ministry of Information made a short propaganda film, “Lambeth Walk – Nazi Style”, which edited footage of Hitler an…more

Fortification Theory (1600)

Images from Jean Errard’s Fortification Réduicte Art and Démonstrée (Paris, 1600), a seminal work in fortification theory. Errard (1554-1610) was a mathematici…more

A Farewell To Arms (1932)

Film directed by Frank Borzage, and starring a young Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes. The screenplay by Oliver H.P. Garrett and Benjamin Glazer is based on the 1929 sem…more

Dazzle Ships

Dazzle camouflage (also known as Razzle Dazzle or Dazzle painting) was a military camouflage paint scheme used on ships, extensively during World War I and to a les…more

35mm Stock Footage

A fantastic new collection titled “35mm Stock Footage” has recently been uploaded to the Internet Archive under a Creative Commons Attribution License. Digitize…more

The Battle of San Pietro (1945)

Documentary directed by John Huston who was commissioned by the US army to record their efforts to take Italy in the Battle of San Pietro Infine in 1943. The US Arm…more

World War II from the Air

A selection of World War II aerial photographs collected from Wikimedia Commons, including the Allied bombing of Hamburg, scenes from Operation Market Garden, and v…more

Napoleon’s Oraculum (1839)

Apparently consulted by Napoleon “before every important occasion” the fortune-telling Oraculum was originally discovered in one of the Royal tombs of Egypt during …more

Operation Cue (1955)

Original color version of the 1955 atom bomb test in Nevada, showing the effects on test houses and utilities located at various distances from the blast. Operation…more

Battleship Potemkin (1925)

Considered one of the most important films in the history of silent pictures, as well as possibly Eisenstein’s greatest work, Battleship Potemkin brought Eisenste…more

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