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Videos: Bermuda Experience Depicted In 1971

Videos: Bermuda Experience Depicted In 1971

Two videos have surfaced showing Bermuda as it existed in 1971, depicting visitors indulging in a series of leisure activities at various island locales, including swimming, sports, and more. The videos are without sound, leaving viewers to focus on the many different scenes portrayed. The first video opens by showing off some of the island’s... Read more of this article

Historical Video Depicts Visitor Fashion In 1950

Historical Video Depicts Visitor Fashion In 1950

Historical archivists Critical Past have posted a video showing off the fashion sense of American college students as they arrive for a 1950 vacation in Bermuda. The one minute long video depicts college students arriving in Bermuda for a vacation on April 13, 1950. Students are shown arriving by airplane, sitting on the beach, playing golf, and generally... Read more of this article

Capt. Recalls Nazi WWII Sub Hidden In Bermuda

Capt. Recalls Nazi WWII Sub Hidden In Bermuda

Documents about a captured submarine that was secretly hidden in Bermuda during WWII were donated to the National Cryptologic Museum in Maryland, providing more information about the once secret operation. The Museum is affiliated with the National Security Agency [NSA], and is the first public museum in the U.S. Intelligence community. NSA retiree... Read more of this article

Historical Videos: Bermuda Shown 73 Years Ago

Historical Videos: Bermuda Shown 73 Years Ago

Thanks to the ability of modern technology to scan and digitize 16mm film, more video clips taken during the first half of the twentieth century are becoming available to the general public, such as these two pieces of video depicting Bermuda in 1941. The first video, lasting just under two minutes, shows off boats in the harbour, several seaplanes... Read more of this article

Historical Video: Bermuda As It Was In 1932

Historical Video: Bermuda As It Was In 1932

Bermuda has long been a premium destination for travelers, especially for those looking to escape a harsh Canadian winter, and the video below, the second of two 16mm reels to be digitized, depicts just such a journey in 1932, with this clip primarily shot in Bermuda. Much of Bermuda’s early twentieth century charm is apparent in the short video,... Read more of this article

Historical Video: 1964 Expedition Off Bermuda

Historical Video: 1964 Expedition Off Bermuda

An underwater experiment that began off Bermuda in 1964 and was purported to have ended with the death of an aquanaut in 1969 yielded techniques which the U.S. Navy used during the Cold War. In 1964, SeaLab I was lowered a few miles off the coast of Bermuda, with the experimental underwater habitat developed by the U.S. Navy to research the effects... Read more of this article

Historical Video: 1960 Bermuda “Holiday Island”

Historical Video: 1960 Bermuda “Holiday Island”

“Bermuda is a heavenly haven from the hectic pace of modern living,” begins the commentator in a 1960s tourism film, with the video’s ensuing flowery language and beautiful island scenes sure to interest viewers even more than 50 years after its creation. Providing insight on many aspects of what it was like to visit and live in Bermuda... Read more of this article

Video: 1966 Newport Bermuda Yacht Race

Video: 1966 Newport Bermuda Yacht Race

Sailors taking part in the biennial Newport Bermuda yacht race have been enjoying the event for many years, as this archival footage of the 1966 edition of the race shows. The event goes ahead on even-numbered years, taking participants across 1,175 km of open ocean between Newport, Rhode Island and Bermuda.The race was first performed in 1906 after... Read more of this article

Historical Video: Hamilton In The 1960s

Historical Video: Hamilton In The 1960s

This video gives us a look at Hamilton as it existed in the 1960s from a cruise liner tourist’s point of view, courtesy of the Huntley Film Archives Bermuda. The video’s narrator said, “Hamilton is the first stop for cruise passengers. The liners dock right at Front Street, where fabulous shops offer luxury goods at bargain prices. “World... Read more of this article

Movie Siren Who Was Castaway In Bermuda

Movie Siren Who Was Castaway In Bermuda

She remains best remembered for being Truly Scrumptious in name and appearance in the children’s classic “Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang” [1968] — but almost a decade earlier Sally Ann Howes’ comic turn as an English aristocrat who is stripped of her pretensions [and most of her heavy Edwardian couture] in Bermuda endeared her to an older... Read more of this article


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