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Voice of America broadcasts President's speech and USIS "Atoms for Peace" exhibits are presented worldwide

President Eisenhower of the United States addresses United Nations on December 8, 1953 about atomic bomb and atomic weapon dilemma in the nuclear age (part of Atoms for Peace initiative). Operators in radio transmission control rooms note down readings. View of time clocks of various places in the world including Honolulu, New York, London, Moscow, Calcutta, Bangkok and Tokyo displayed. The Voice of America broadcasts program in different languages by announcers. Scene of a family sitting in a living room as they listen to the president's speech on a console radio. People work at typing, printing, and translating the speech. USIA motion pictures service prepare newsreel of president's speech. A man views air mail of USIA films. Exterior views of several different United States embassy buildings worldwide. A guard standing outside the building. A Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. embassy in Japan, in Tokyo, meets with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Robert Murphy. USIA members seated around table for meeting, and, in Washington DC, creating publications about the Atoms for Peace program. People seated in a USIA library in Brazil read books and various USIA materials. Architects design 30 foot high Atoms for Peace exhibits. An exhibit being setup in a foreign country (possibly in North Africa). Exterior and interior views of the West Berlin, Germany Atoms for Peace exhibit. Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru in India is seen arriving in a jeep to view the Atoms for Peace exhibit in India. Prime Minister Nehru inside the exhibit hall watching a presentation. In Japan, a woman operates remote-controlled robotic hands to hold radioactive materials, at a demonstration for Japanese citizens. In a city in Italy, a view of a mobile van unit carrying an Atoms for Peace exhibit. Scenes from a film "A is for Atom" that was translated into 30 languages and shown all over the world. Wide view of the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union. A Russian radio commentator speaking at a microphone. Propaganda dramatization showing the Russian announcer attacking American plans for Atoms for Peace.

Date: 1954
Duration: 7 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Problem of getting U.S. supplies to China from Calcutta, India during Japanese aggression in China during World War II.

A film based on the problem of getting supplies to China from Calcutta, India during World War II. An aerial view of ships docking at a harbor in Calcutta, India. Civilians walk on the streets in Calcutta. Cargo ships and boats docked at a harbor. A crane hoists containers. Native laborers at a U.S. jeep assembly line. U.S. officials instruct the laborers. Assembled jeeps lined up in Calcutta Park. Lack of storage facilities shows outdoor storage area with large crates stacked after unloading. Army trucks move along a road to U.S. Army Air Force 28th Air Depot near Calcutta. Trucks and vehicles lined up outside the 28th Air Depot.

Date: 1945
Duration: 4 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Goat offerings being prepared in a temple yard in Calcutta, India.

People stand in a Hindu Temple yard (probably Kali Temple in Calcutta), where young goats are being prepared as offerings to the Goddess Tara.

Date: 1953, September
Duration: 27 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Political leaders of India, including Nehru, Jinnah, Mahatma Gandhi, and the independence movement in India.

Indian political leaders during the independence movement in India. Crowds gathering in the huge Maidan, urban park, in Calcutta. India proposes the Dominion status after the war, new constitution after the war, representatives in the war cabinet and representatives at the peace conference. A political rally. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, a political and spiritual leader of India, during the independence movement. Jawaharlal Nehru, a political leader of the Congress Party, speaks to the Indian Congress Party. The Congress Party includes Hindu and Muslims political leaders. Another Indian leader addresses the party. Mohammed Ali Jinnah, a politician and leader of the All India Muslim League, speaks to the Moslems. Pakistani area is highlighted on an animated map of India. A sign:' Hindu Mahasabha'. The political leaders of Hindu Mahasabha talk. Rice cultivation on a farm. A farmer works on the farm. Two sets of cattle plow the farm.

Date: 1946
Duration: 2 min 48 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
People gather around Douglas World Cruisers as they land in a harbor in Calcutta, India during first flight around the world.

U.S. Army Air Service Douglas World Cruisers (DWC) in Calcutta, India during their first flight around the world. A harbor in Calcutta, India. World cruisers in the background. Cruisers taxi on water. The Indians crowded around the cruiser. One cruiser is lifted onto a pier.

Date: 1924
Duration: 53 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The problem of getting U.S. supplies from Parbatibur in Bangladesh to Chabua in Assam, India during World War II.

A film based on getting U.S. supplies to China from Calcutta, India during World War II. An animated map highlights Calcutta in India, Santahar and Parbatipur in Bangladesh. A train loaded with U.S. jeeps and trucks. The trucks and a jeep driven onto flat railroad cars. A train moves on a track. U.S. troops board boats on the banks of the Brahamputra River and are ferried to Pandu. A barge loaded with railroad cars moves towards the ferry point of Pandu. An animated map connects Parbatipur with Dhubri, Pandu and Chabua. Chabua is ultimately connected to Kunming in China. U.S. troops sort and unload supplies at Chabua satellite field.

Date: 1945
Duration: 3 min 30 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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