Navigation, devastation, exploration

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty.

Prologue MagazineThe Summer 2010 issue of Prologue has just hit the shelves, and YouTube. While our award-winning magazine is packed with Ponzi schemes, prison themes, and polar dreams, we’ve added something extra for our online readers: the silver screen.

Our hardworking writers have searched the motion picture holdings to find some footage related to three of our feature articles in this issue. Watch the video below and then check out the related articles on our web site.

Magellans of the Sky – In 1924, eight Army airmen set out to become the first humans to circumnavigate the globe by air. This is their story.

Frame After Frame – Philip W. Stewart chronicles the movie-making done by the federal government from World War I through the space race as he documents the motion picture holdings of the National Archives, including footage of the Aisne-Marne operation in the film below.

Women of the Polar Archives – Preservation specialist Audrey Amidon points the spotlight on two women who were drawn to the Arctic regions and whose exploits were captured on film in two of the films below: Building the Peary Monument (top) and The Louise Boyd 1928 Expedition.

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