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Tons of trinitrotoluene (TNT) are set for firing in non atomic blast conducted to record the intensity of the blast in Canada.

A non atomic blast in Canada. A test is conducted to record the intensity of the blast in an area. Tons of trinitrotoluene (TNT) are set for firing. The workers do the last minute checking of their instruments. Men gather to witness the test. An explosion occurs. A massive cloud of smoke rises. A dough nut shape smoke cloud rises. It indicates the success of the test.

Date: 1961, August 7
Duration: 1 min 11 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Icebreaker John A McDonald on a rescue mission in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada.

Icebreaker John A McDonald at work in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. White whales in water. Crewmen inside the icebreaker. Helicopter on the deck of John A McDonald. Pilot sitting inside helicopter. Aerial view of icebreaker from helicopter. Icebreaker plows up the path to the sea for two freighters trapped in ice.

Date: 1961, March
Duration: 1 min 25 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. President John F Kennedy visits Ottawa, Canada.

Governor General of Canada Georges Vanier and Prime Minister John Diefenbaker greet U.S. President John F Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy. President Kennedy arrives at Governor's house and sits with Governor Vanier and other dignitaries. United States flag outside Candian Parliament. Jacqueline Kennedy takes her position in the Parliament gallery. President addresses joint session of the Parliament.

Date: 1961, May 18
Duration: 1 min 45 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Canada defeats USSR in World Hockey Championship in Geneva.

Ice hokey match between Canada and USSR during World Amateur Hockey Championship in Geneva, Switzerland. People cheer as match proceeds. Canadian team making goals one after the other. Russian players loose temper and fight during the game. Smoke Eaters, the Canadian national team gathers near the goal post and celebrates the win by 5-1.

Date: 1961, March
Duration: 1 min 16 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Actress Donna Reed suggests giving United States Savings Bonds as a Christmas gift in 1961

Christmas time advertisement for U.S. Savings Bonds. Interior of a house decorated for Christmas, with Christmas tree and toy train running on a table. Actress Donna Reed walks to the table, stops the train and holds up a December 1958 U.S. Savings Bond. She speaks about the Savings Bond, places it on a toy train car, and starts the train. As the train moves along the track, it passes signs reflecting successive passing time increments: Dec 1961 (three years), Dec 1964 (3 more years), and Aug 1968 (3 more years and 8 months). By staying on track to maturity, the bond is worth much more. Donna Reed notes this and suggests Savings Bonds as a Christmas gift. She closes by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. (Note: The original maturity period for a Series E Bond was 10 years. But the U.S. Government reduced it to 9 years and 8 months, in 1952. That revised maturity period is reflected in this advertisement.) (Additional note: The trains are by Lionel, and include "The General" locomotive, a New York Central boxcar, a Lionel flatcar, and Lionel Lines caboose.)

Date: 1961, December
Duration: 1 min 17 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
East German residents in Berlin Germany are seen escaping to West Berlin, and Berlin wall is built, during Berlin Crisis of 1961

During Berlin Crisis in 1961. Scene of a street in East Berlin, Germany. A man stands on the West side of Berlin, clicks photo of East Berlin. A policeman disturbs and blocks him with a mirror. People of East Berlin go with their few possessions escaping to West Berlin. Military trucks parked on East Berlin side. People wave handkerchiefs. A young man loads his luggage in a truck. People on the East Berlin side with their possessions. An east German policeman reflects with a mirror to prevent cameras from recording the escape attempts. People on the West Berlin side watch a water hose sprayed at them to deter onlookers. A man sits on a truck and clicks photos as water is sprayed on him and the truck is forced to move on. Smoke or tear gas bomb comes from East Berlin side and men throw them back. Smoke seen everywhere. The escape of Frieda Schulz is seen from her apartment building at the border, on Bernauer Strasse. She is seen hanging from a window, still held on her arm from above by an east German official, until the receiving west German crowd from below pulls on her leg hard enough to free her, and she falls into a waiting net. Another woman is seen preparing to leap from a fifth floor window. She leaps (not seen) and is caught by firemen with a waiting net. Next, her husband is seen pushing some baggage through the window with valuables, and then he is seen leaping from the window into a waiting net held by firemen on the West Berlin side. Work goes on for building the Berlin Wall. Giant bulldozer drops dirt on ground as it razes home along the border of the Berlin Wall, and as a wide ditch is built to prevent escape by vehicle. People cut hole in barbed wire and are seen escaping to the West German side. Policemen and others help them as they get through. East Berlin police arrive and stop more people from escaping. A man and two young women are seen after they successfully escape through the barbed wire to West Berlin side.

Date: 1961, September
Duration: 3 min 34 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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