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Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Ali Jinnah speak during independence ceremonies in Asia.

Independence ceremonies in Asia. Governor-General of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah along with other officials arrives in a car in Pakistan. People wave. The Pakistani flag flying atop a flag pole. A large crowd gathered on a street in India. Buildings along the street sides. Mounted Sikhs in parade. People stand holding banners. Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru gets off a car. He addresses people. The Indian flag flying atop a flag pole. Mounted Indian police drive back the crowd. A great crowd in front of a palace.

Date: 1947
Duration: 1 min 25 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Religious temples in Southeast Asia

European style colonnade exterior of a temple in Southeast Asia . People enter the temple. A wheel cart moves on street outside the temple. An arcade with merchants and customers. Views of other temples with buddhist style icons at the door. Shops outside the temples with bamboo mats. Interior of a temple. Trees in the background. People sit inside the temple. Budhist style stupas.

Date: 1947
Duration: 3 min 14 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Communism growing over Central and Eastern Europe after World War 2, and development of Marshall Plan.

Events after World War II. Harvesting in U.S. farms. Closeup view as a tractor plows fields. Men on horseback driving sheep. Woman serves a Thanksgiving turkey dinner to her family gathered at a nice dining room table in the United States. Her children look at the food with smiles. Contrasting scenes show Europeans starving amid post-war ruins. Women and children looking for food. A child in a soup line. Women wait in a line to receive grain that is weighed on a scale. Globe spins. Joseph Stalin and other Soviet officials watch a military parade in Red Square in Russia. Retrospective scenes of the meeting of Russian and U.S. troops at the Elbe River late in World War 2. Communist rally in Paris. A protester holds up a hammer and sickle symbol. A demonstration of protestors in Athens, Greece, and another Communist demonstration in Rome, Italy. Map depicts communist control growing over Central and Eastern Europe early in Cold War. High aerial view of Washington DC with a lower altitude airplane flying over the U.S. Capitol. Exterior view of State Department (Old Executive Office Building) in Washington DC. View of Secretary of State James F Byrnes working at his desk. Byrnes speaks of U.S. role in world affairs while at a conference in Stuttgart, Germany. Scenes from a meeting of the Big Four foreign ministers in 1947. Scenes changes to North Portico of White House. Swearing in ceremony of George C. Marshall as Secretary of State. President Harry S Truman shakes hands with Secretary George Marshall. Night view of London landmark buildings. View of door at No. 10 Downing Street in London. View of brutal winter conditions in Europe in February 1947. Citizens try to dig out a train stuck in snow. Women in line in Britain for a rationed good, still saddled with its own postwar reconstruction. Narrator relates that Britain was unable to continue to provide massive military and economic aid to the Greek regime and appealed to the U.S. to handle the situation. Secretary of State Marshall and President Truman seen talking together in front of a fireplace mantle. Marshall boards aircraft for a visit to Moscow. Truman in a White House meeting, seated at oval table with his advisors and cabinet. Truman addressing joint session of congress on March 12, 1947. He asks for funds for Greece and Turkey. Globe highlights USSR. Door sign reads 'Policy Planning Staff - George F Kennan - Director'. Director Kennan seen at his desk. He advocates a long term, patient but firm and vigilant containment of Russian expansive tendencies. Reconstruction in Europe. Ground level and aerial views of bomb destroyed European cities, and workers cleaning up rubble. Brief scene from the meeting of 16 nations in Paris on July 3, 1947. Scenes from United Nations meeting held in Lake Success New York in September 1947. George Marshall at podium addressing delegates of UN. Russian delegate Andrey Vyshinsky commenting on Marshall Plan. Signing of Marshall Plan agreement by international delegates meeting in Paris in September 1947.

Date: 1948
Duration: 8 min 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Events of 1947: Marshall plan aid; Communists demonstrating in Europe; meeting of the Big Four foreign ministers; the Freedom Train touring America

Industrial scenes in America with a factory with smoke from chimneys, a steel factory in operation, views of the tops of railroad train coal cars filled with coal. Secretary of State George Marshall speaks about providing European countries with material and money (Marshall Plan). He is seen speaking to legislators in Washington DC on November 10, 1947, asking for funds for Austria, Italy, and France "to provide the supplies necessary to permit the people of these countries to continue to eat, to work, and to survive the winter." Truman signs an interim aid bill, S 1774 on December 17, 1947. View of Eiffel Tower in Paris and communists marching and demonstrating in France. Communist demonstrations across Europe. Police monitor communist protestors in Italy, and then disperse a crowd of communists. Winston Churchill arrives for peace conference meeting of the Big Four foreign ministers in London in December 1947. Vyascheslav Molotov attends the conference. George Marshall talks with Molotov. View of the Friendship Train in the United States approaching on a railway tracks during its tour. Also a view of the 1947 special exhibit Freedom Train traveling. Citizens board the Freedom Train at one of its stops, to view artifacts and exhibits about American democracy, including a 1823 facsimile of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Exterior view of U.S. Supreme Court building. Statues at the Supreme Court building. The base is inscribed 'The Heritage of the Past is the Seed that Brings Forth the Harvest of the Future'. A group of American boys and girls are seen reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. A larger group of children reciting the pledge and viewing an American flag fluttering in the wind. View of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then another view from the top of the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court building looking outward.

Date: 1948
Duration: 4 min 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. testifies about profits on war contracts during Senate Hearings,1947 in Washington DC.

Senate Hearings,1947 in Washington DC. Officials and dignitaries seated for Senate Hearings, 1947. Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. is questioned. He testifies about profits made on war contracts by him before Senate War Investigating Committee. He says that he has not made any profits on war contracts. Views of Hughes and other dignitaries sitting during the hearings.

Date: 1947
Duration: 2 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Mr. Johnson testifies about memorandum and is questioned during Senate Hearings,1947 in Washington DC.

Senate Hearings,1947 in Washington DC. Officials and dignitaries seated for Senate Hearings, 1947. Mr. Johnson, a businessman, is questioned. He testifies before Senate War Investigating Committee. A memorandum, made by him is passed to Mr Johnson. He reads it and answers. He testifies about the memorandum and is questioned about his conversation with Mr. Nelson. Dignitaries and members of the Congress seated during the hearings.

Date: 1947
Duration: 6 min 44 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
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