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Progressive aggression leading to the take over of Tibet and fleeing of the Dalai Lama.

Progressive aggression leading to the take over of Tibet and fleeing of the Dlai Lama. Men raise the People's Republic of China flag on a mountain as armies of Communist China conquer Tibet. 1950: The Dalai Lama and Panchem Lama are brought to Peking in China. They are received by Chinese officials, presented with bouquets. A function at their arrival. 1955: African and Asian delegates at the Bandung Conference in Indonesia. China agrees to the 5 principles of peaceful co-existence. Delegates including Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai and Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. 1956: The Dalai Lama and Panchem Lama are permitted to visit India to celebrate the 2500th birth anniversary of Lord Buddha. They are greeted by Pandit Nehru, Premier U Nu of Burma and other Indian officials an arrival. The Lamas with Indian officials seated for a meal on the ground in a hall. The Lamas are welcomed in a ceremony and Dalai Lama addresses the gathering. Tibet: China begins to impose Communist system on Tibetan borders. Construction work and forced labor. March 1959: Communist bombardment over Lhasa. The Potala monastery. Tibetans take up alms. Handcuffs and confinements. Demonstrations and protests outside the Chinese Embassy in Delhi. Former Prime Minister Of Tibet, Lukhangwa and other monks pay their respects at Mahatma Gandhi's samadhi (mausoleum) in New Delhi. Indian government officials and members of the international press reach Tezpur in Assam. They welcome the Dalai Lama. Photographers take pictures. The Dalai Lama addresses a gathering. Statues of Lord Buddha all over India and Asia. Tibetan monks pray. People sing Indian devotional song.

Date: 1959
Duration: 6 min 8 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
History of U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division and its role in the Korean War.

Sergeant Stuart Queen of the U.S. Army introduces a film about the 3rd Infantry Division. He turns to Audie Murphy, the most combat decorated soldier of World War 2, seated beside him, who is now a film star, but still active as a Captain in the 36th Infantry Division of the Texas National Guard. Captain Murphy speaks about the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division. View of the Division parading for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at Fort Benning Georgia, in Summer, 1949. Animated map shows Korea and surrounding countries of China and Japan, on June 25, 1950. View zooms in on the 38th parallel marking separation of North and South Korea. Views of North Korean troops moving against South Korea. Buildings being blown up. Armed troops of the People's Army of North Korea prodding civilians out of their homes. South Korean troops riding in an American-provided army truck, join others organizing to resist the invaders. South Korean troops in battle gear preparing to engage the North Koreans. Next, as part of United Nations response to the North Korean aggression, elements of the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division are seen arriving in November, 1950, and deploying along the East Coast of the Korean peninsula, to engage the North Korean army along its left flank. Battery of American M114 155 mm howitzers firing. American troops advancing along muddy road in snowy environment in December, 1950. Entry of Chinese forces into the conflict causes Americans to assume a defensive posture. Korean troops preparing to move elswhere.Smoke rising from battles in the background. Views of American defensive positions on the perimeter of the coastal city of Hungnam, to cover the withdrawal of units and equipment the U.S. 10th Corps, seen entering landing craft from the USS Montague (AKA-98) for evacuation from the beachhead

Date: 1950
Duration: 4 min 35 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Views of U.S. 7th fleet ships comprising part of the “Formosa Strait Force” established to keep peace between China and Formosa in 1950

Elements of the U.S. Navy 7th Fleet designated “Formosa Strait Force” (Task Force 72),sent by President Truman to keep peace between Formosa and Mainland China, in 1950. The U.S. Navy Destroyer Maddox (DD 731) underway. Views aboard the flagship of the Formosa Patrol, the light cruiser, USS Juneau (CL 119) as sailors respond to a drill. Two are seen entering one of the Juneau's gun turrets housing a Mark 12, 5-inch/38 caliber gun. Glimpse of the closed turret with single gun barrel seen at the front. Gun crew maneuvering one of the Juneau's quad 40 mm (1.6 in) Bofors anti-aircraft guns. Sailors arranging shells for the Juneau's guns. Officers on deck pointing at other ships and observing them through binoculars. Glimpse of two landing craft (possibly Landing Craft Infantry) underway.

Date: 1950, January
Duration: 42 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Views of Rooms in the White House Washington, DC, United States

View of exterior North Portico and entrance of White House. Interior view of the North entrance White House lobby with Presidential Seal on top of the door. Close up view of four dates inscribed on the marble floor: "1817" Repair after war damage, "1792" Construction date, "1902" First remodeling, and "1952" Latest remodeling. Views of the Blue room, the Green room, and the Red room in the White House, and various furniture and decorations in the White House in the late 1950s. View of State dining room. Gold candle stands placed on the dining table. Solid Silver chandelier hanging over the table. China crockery used by American Presidents and their families are preserved in the China room. Portrait of Mrs. Calvin Coolidge. View of the Oval office room. View of the East room. Portrait of President George Washington and Mrs Martha Washington. Grand piano placed inside the room. Plaque in White House state dining room with words of a prayer by John Adams. Exterior view as police escort motorcycle with sidecar drives on North Portico entrance driveway, followed by a Lincoln Continental limousine of the President's fleet.

Date: 1960
Duration: 5 min 49 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Los Angeles City Hall, Main Street, Hancock Park, Graumans Chinese Theatre, Hollywood landmarks and view of traffic on streets

View of City Hall building in Los Angeles circa 1950. Camera view pans down to shops and other buildings in the 200 and 100 blocks of North Main Street, Los Angeles, California. Pedestrians cross the street. A sign reads 'No Parking'. A road is lined on either side by trees. Various views of Los Angeles landmarks: A sign reads 'Hancock Park, La Brea Pits'. View of Griffith Observatory. Scenes in China town and view of Grauman's Chinese Theater with visitors looking at movie star names in cement of sidewalk on Hollywood Walk of Fame. Photographer takes pictures. A license plate on an out-of-town vehicle, from Idaho, reads 'World Famous Potatoes' and contains picture of a potato.

Date: 1950
Duration: 1 min 46 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Dramatic and animated presentation about production of alcohol and its taxation process in United States.

Alcohol production and taxation system: dramatization and animation. Dramatic raid of alcohol and tobacco tax division on illegal moonshine stills in a forest in the southern U.S. Officials of the Alchohol and Tobacco Tax Division of the Internal Revenue Service walk in woods. Illegal moonshiners sit in woods with rifle in hand and sacks on ground. Horse cart in the woods. Barrels of alcohol. Men fight. The officers dynamite and explode an illegal still. Animation shows the ancient time when men discovered the intoxicating effect of alcohol in different parts of world like Greece and China. Taxes on alcohol. Excess grain used by colonial government and process of making alcohol by grain. Alcohol making industry at a farm and exchange of necessary goods with alcohol. Alcohol making industry at small scale and factory of alcohol. The production of alcohol starts in1866 and reaches 15 million dollars and 90 million barrels production rate. Truck in 1950s driving into a brewery plant. View of giant cooper brewing kettles in brewery. The process of brewing beer. Production of beer is shown, with grains like barley and rice passing through machines and into brewing kettles. Alcohol as main source of revenue. Officials work at the permissive branch for administration of laws related to liquor, tobacco, cigarette paper and tubes production. Women and men sitting at desks. Women doing typing and clerical work reviewing forms and applications. Worker adds mash through a tube to a giant kettle in a distillery. In the Seagram's bourbon whiskey distillery in Louisville Kentucky, workers assemble wooden barrels, prepare flaming barrel lids for bourbon barrels, and they pound stoppers in barrels with a mallet and prepare them for shipment while an IRS inspector looks on. Government official of the IRS supervises production, packaging and labeling services in the factory. Seagram name and Louisville location seen printed on the barrels.

Date: 1953
Duration: 4 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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