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Tragedy strikes small mining village of Aberfan, Wales, UK, when coal mining waste buries a school

People gather to mourne victims, including 116 children, killed when Half a million tons of coal mining waste (a "tip") collapsed and crashed down a hillside onto Pantglas Junior School, burying both the school and 20 nearby houses in the village of Aberfan, Wales, UK, on October 21, 1966. View of the village, as three British sailors walk downhill on the sidewalk, past mourners walking uphill, on October 27th, to participate in a mass funeral for children who perished. A line of caskets is seen surrounded by flowers. Mourners gather on the side of the hill for the funeral service. Mourners place tributes on a huge cross of flowers laid out on the hillside

Date: 1966, October 27
Duration: 26 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Edward VIII, Prince of Wales accompanied by officials in San Diego, California, during his second Empire Cruise.

The flags of United States and United Kingdom fly from a launch. The British Battleship Cruiser, Renown, carrying Edward VIII, Prince of Wales, on his second Empire Cruise, is anchored nearby. The Prince of Wales, in military uniform, arrives by launch. He is accompanied by officials. As he steps from the dock, he is saluted by an American soldier. Accompanying him are British military and naval officers and U.S.civilian officials (in top hats). Lord Louis Mountbatten is a member of the Prince's party. Officials in the group include Air Commodore L.E.O. Charlton, the British Air Attache in the United States and Robert Wood Bliss, Chief of Western European Affairs in the U.S. State Department. Both were dispatched by the British and American governments, respectively, from Washington, DC. The Prince is greeted enthusiastically by a welcoming crowd. The Prince of Wales acknowledges the crowd. He enters an open car and is joined by U.S. State Department representative, Robert Wood Bliss.

Date: 1920, April
Duration: 28 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Women on horses and horse-cart decorated with flowers pass on the street in Colwyn Bay, Wales, United Kingdom.

Women on horses pass on street in Colwyn bay, United Kingdom. People stand along the sides of the street to watch them. Houses along the sides of the street. A man and a woman on a horse-cart decorated with flowers.

Date: 1915
Duration: 6 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Ladies and gentlemen gather to hear a speaker at a courtyard in Wales, during World War I

British men and women entering a building in Wales, UK. They assemble before a stage at the back of the building. Participants are well dressed and constitute a dignified gathering. A gentleman addresses them. British flags displayed and a sign stretched across the top of the stage reads, in Welsh: "adgofion mebyd ein gwron,gwron y byd." ( childhood memories of our hero, the hero of the world ). The gathering may be of political nature and the sign may allude to David Lloyd George who spent his childhood in Wales.(He was Secretary of State for War and then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at the head of a wartime coalition government, beginning in 1916.) Following the meeting, participants come out of the front entrance, and pose momentarily for the cinematographer, before continuing on their way.

Date: 1916
Duration: 48 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Models perform on a ramp during a fashion show held in London, United Kingdom.

A fashion show of Carnaby Street Fashions is held in London, United Kingdom. Models perform on a ramp during the show. Audience seated around the ramp watch the show. Rock 'n roll music is played. The models wearing mini skirts perform on the ramp. Male and female models perform together during the show.

Date: 1966, September 26
Duration: 1 min 13 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Amelia Earhart and crew arrive at Burry Port, Wales after a 21 hour flight from Newfoundland.

Closeup of Amelia Earhart Putnam. She and crew land at Burry Port, Wales, after a 21 hour journey from Trepassey Bay, Newfoundland, in the Fokker F. VII b-3 trimotor seaplane, "Friendship." Crowd welcomes them at the waterfront. Crew members descend from the seaplane. Amelia Earhart poses with pilot Wilmer Stultz and flight mechanic Louis Gordon. They are ferried, with several others, in a small boat, to Southhampton, England.

Date: 1928, June 18
Duration: 1 min 29 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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