[Nashua, NH Films] Reel 3

Several shots of the exterior of Crotched Mountain Center. Footage of the interior including the auditorium and the sleeping chambers for both older children and infants. A few shots of a painting depicting scenes from children’s stories. Shots of three disabled boys in wheelchairs. Footage of the staff assisting some of the children brushing their […]

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[Helen V. Bird–home movies] Reel 2

Viewing Notes NHF cataloguer’s notes, 1/96 (donor’s notes in quotes; reel numbers are NHF-assigned): Reel 2: ‘No. I. Sept 1942. Quincy, MA & Chester, NH. Janice [being brought home from Quincy City Hospital after she was born].’ Sept 1942. Quincy Mass & Quincy City Hospital. Shots of car being cleaned. (05:49) Shot of hospital. (06:22) […]

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Liberation: Germany; Czechoslovakia: Soviet and American Armies

VS, high angle, woman in an overcoat walking down street, man in U.S. Army uniform holding a box, walking down street. Two separate shots of the woman walking. Cut to VS, pan of sky and clouds, for a brief moment a small plane is visible, flying low. Plane on an airstrip, the man in Army […]

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US Army soldiers on Omaha Beach, France

MS, parade of soldiers in naval uniforms march through city streets (unidentified army) carrying rifles. An awning sign reads: “HAMILTON and BELL.” Another store sign reads: “HUINS.” To the left, a banner hangs from a window: “SOLDIER TO SOLDIER” with drawings of a marching soldier on either side of the banner. A different group of […]

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Nurses at field hospital

The 51st Field Hospital at a campsite (in France?). Beatrice takes of her helmet and glasses and poses for the camera near other corps members and a cluster of tents. Pan of tentsite, corps members, and an ambulance. 01:08:13 Man in glasses exits a tent and smiles for the camera. Laundry hanging to dry outside. […]

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American nurses in Belgium

Complex of brick buildings with the 51st Field Hospital, probably shot in December 1944 or January 1945 (perhaps in Huy, Belgium or Lierneaux, Belgium). 01:18:44 Beatrice poses with her camera by a guard station decorated with the Belgian flag motif. Medical trucks are parked outside and covered with snow. Men carry the sick and wounded […]

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Nurses treat the wounded at a hospital

Military man walks toward the camera along a road, smoking. The 51st Field Hospital is relocated to a hospital complex, likely in Belgium or Germany. The 51st Field Hospital was stationed in Germany after February 1945. Pan of hospital complex buildings and gardens. 01:22:11 Beatrice, wearing a traditional nurse’s uniform, poses with three patients in […]

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