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Montage of news items about international tensions in 1958

Opens showing views of the U.S. Pavilion at the Brussels Fair. An array of international flags and artistic fountains grace the Pavilion. Glimpse of the relatively plain Exhibition Hall of the Soviet Union. Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser shakes hand with Nikita Khrushchev 1st Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Nasser speaking to the 600-member assembly of the new United Arab Republic (encompassing Egypt and Syria). Arabs marching with banners. King Faisal II of Iraq and his uncle, Abdul Ilah, step to a podium. Faisal II riding in a horse-drawn carriage. View of seaport in Lebanon. A U.S. Naval task force is visible, arriving in response to a request for aid from Lebanon. U.S. marines in an amphibious landing near Beirut. They establish a beachhead as local Lebanese watch and applaud. The marines load artillery and ammunition on the beach. The scene changes to the island of Quemoy in the Taiwan Strait, where entrenched KMT troops of Chiang Kai-Shek, are seen scrambling as they undergo constant shelling from mainland China. The American Destroyer, USS Ammen (DD-527) is seen underway on patrol in the Taiwan Strait. U.S. Navy vessels provide relief supplies to the bombarded Islands in the Taiwan Strait. Landing craft are loaded with essential supplies for delivery. Sailors are seen throwing sacks of foodstuffs over their ship railing into a landing craft below. A line of laden landing craft follow in the wake of a Navy ship. The cold war scene shifts to West Berlin, Germany, where high rise housing is shown and citizens are seen going about their daily activities. A large sign in German warns that one will be leaving West Berlin immediately by passing the sign. Views of damaged buildings left untouched in East Berlin. Militia in black uniforms perform close order drills in the midst of destruction around them in East Berlin. Street sign identifies Unter Den Linden. The formerly elegant avenue is seen virtually deserted. A horse-drawn carriage moves along and men push a cart full of supplies. Bicyclists ride along the side of the street. Headquarters of the 4-powers administration building is seen without a Soviet flag. French, American, and British soldiers stand guard. (Soviets are absent.)

Date: 1958
Duration: 3 min 0 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Social and Economic differences between West Berlin and East Berlin, Germany during communist rule of East Germany.

Communist threat to Berlin, Germany as Russia presses for a unified Communist Berlin. Traffic signal man demonstrates hand signals on street in west Berlin. View of citizens in West Berlin shopping and going to and from work among newly constructed buildings, improved roads, and wearing new fashions. Contrast is made with East Berlin where buildings still in ruin from World War 2 are shown, including on the famous Unter den Linden Boulevard. Troops march on road. Woman enters a building and writes on a note pad. East German civilians dig with spades at a construction site. The Western Powers get out of free Berlin uniting with the East Berlin under Red Rule. Social and economic differences during communist versus capitalist systems in Berlin.

Date: 1958, November 14
Duration: 1 min 10 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Czechoslovak coup with Communists coming to power; anti-Communist demonstrations in various European nations over 10 years

U.S. propaganda piece about threats by communists against various European countries. The Czechoslovak coup and demonstrations. Czech citizens moving on a street in Czechoslovakia during a strike forcing conservative elements to resign from the cabinet. Scenes of police brutality and beatings against strikers. Communists take over the police. Czech President Edvard Benes with conservative politicians in a government building. Huge crowd on a street. Police clashing with crowd. Czech Prime Minister Klement Gottwald with officials. President Edvard Benes, facing possible civil war or invasion by the Soviet Union, accepts a Communist cabinet. He is seen signing documents to that effect on February 25, 1948. Other officials beside President Benes during the signing. View of the first President of Czechoslovakia Tomas Masaryk's son, Jan Masaryk, who remained the Foreign Minister, and did not agree to the new government. Two days later Jan Masaryk is discovered dead. The body of Jan Masaryk in a coffin. Edvard Benes, who resigned in June 1948 after refusing to sign the communist constitution, is seen walking slowly outside the Parliament using a cane. A guard saluting Benes. View of the body of Edvard Benes, who died in September 1948, laying in a coffin. Mourning citizens offering flowers and cry. Officials bearing the coffin. Shift several years later to street strikes in East Germany in 1953. People during a strike and riot in Poland in 1956. Russian tanks moving on a street and Soviet soldiers are seen. Elevated view of panic and Polish citizens fleeing soldiers. October 1956: Student demonstrators on street in Budapest Hungary during the Hungarian Uprising of 1956. Soviet Russian red star is toppled by crowds from a building roof in a sign of defiance. Russian troops respond with tanks on the streets in Hungary. Crowd fights back. Russians retreat. Crowd overwhelms local police. Imre Nagy, Prime Minister of Hungary, ascends steps. Hungarian crowd on streets burn communist books and papers. Russian tanks invade Hungary to crush revolt. Tanks fire guns on Hungarian street. Imre Nagy's execution announced June 17, 1958.

Date: 1956
Duration: 3 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
New government formed in East Germany and civilian laborers working under harsh conditions demonstrate.

New government formed in East Germany after the defeat of Nazis in World War II. Early GDR (DDR) Communist Party meeting underway in East Germany in 1949. Attendees applaud as GDR President Wilhelm Pieck, leader of the party, is congratulated. Joseph Stalin reviews parade at Kremlin in Moscow. East German refugees fleeing to the West with their belongings in hand. East German military erecting fence posts for new wire fences to deter escape (which evolved soon after into the Berlin Wall). Watch tower overlooking a border zone between East Germany and West Germany. Socialist meetings in small towns in East Germany. Townspeople marching through towns with party flags. Industry under communist rule, with men and women working at metal and coal factories and at railroads. Citizen soldiers, both men and women being trained and armed with rifles as local militia. They march in a parade with their arms. Children with Bows and arrows follow them. An archery contest for the children with Communist party leaders looking on in approval. A young East German girl shoots an arrow and hits the bulls eye on a target of Konrad Adenauer, leader of West Germany. Soviet military and tanks parade on streets of East Germany.

Date: 1949
Duration: 2 min 6 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Portuguese
 
 
Documentary film 'The Road to the Wall' shows communist oppression in Russia, Eastern Europe, China and Cuba.

Film 'The Road to the Wall' depicts the rise of communism in Russia, Eastern Europe, China and Cuba. Refugees walk on the road and uphill with baggage in hand. Communist troops march. Refugees walk bare foot. Man carrying a child on his back. Huge gathering of people at the Kremlin wall (near future site of Lenin's tomb). Vladimir Ilyich Lenin haranguing a crowd during the Russian Revolution. Refugee women and children being checked by soldiers as they attempt to board a train. Closeup of a baby. Bodies of fallen refugees. Fidel Castro, in 1959, with Che Guevara, and other revolutionaries, in Cuba. A person being executed by a Che Guevara revolutionary firing squad. Huge parade in Communist China in 1960. View of Chinese workers manually pulling what appears to be, a heavy gun carriage. Parade of communists in East Germany in 1961. The Berlin wall, and East German policeman on horseback riding to intercept persons attempting to cross. A few East German people makingtheir escape from East Berlin to West Berlin by running through a gap in barbed wire at the Berlin Wall border, and being escorted by West Berliners afterward. Armed East German guards at border marked with barbed wire and other obstacles.

Date: 1962
Duration: 2 min 11 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
United States 9th Armored Division crosses the Rhine River over the Ludendorff bridge at Remagen, Germany,in World War II.

United States 9th Armored Division crosses the Rhine River in Germany., during World War 2. Opening scene shows several amphibious assault craft being moved by crane at a port in Belgium, where they are loaded on tractor trailer trucks and driven across Belgium to support Allied advance into Germany. British sailors ride atop the craft. They are brought into a town where a signalman, standing atop one, uses semaphore flags to transmit a message. Next, a smoke generator is seen creating a smoke screen over the area. Landing vehicles tracked (LVT) are moving over ground adjacent to the Rhine River. A formation of American B-17 bombers flies overhead. View from bomber, showing bombs striking German industrial targets. Closeup of two U.S. soldiers watching from the West bank of the Rhine, as U.S. bomb strike targets on the East Bank. View of smoke rising from bomb strikes. View of bridges destroyed by German forces. Closeup of three U.S. soldiers standing together. A German Messerschmitt Me-110 warplane passes overhead. Wrecked railroad bridge seen from above. The East bank seen from an aircraft. Soldiers refueling from 55 gallon drums. Troops moving through smoke screen. Two soldiers looking at the Rhine where the Ludendorff steel bridge is seen still standing. View of bridge at Remagen, from a cliff on the West bank of the Rhine. Soldiers in a jeep approach the bridge on West bank. View from jeep driving on riverbank underneath the bridge. Soldiers running across the footpath on the bridge. View from vehicle driving across the bridge. Troops and equipment crossing the bridge into Germany on East side of the Rhine. Large sign posted on bridge tower, reading: "Cross the Rhine with dry feet, Courtesy of the 9th Armored Division." Group of American soldiers watching as others cross the bridge. Several British Lancaster bombers are seen over the Rhine River. Inflight closeup of one releasing a large bomb. Camera tracks its fall to explode on target. Medical Corpsmen hurrying along the river bank, carrying a stretcher. Troops entering small boats and amphibious assault craft to cross the river. A U.S. Army Air Forces P-47 aircraft diving. A pilot wearing an oxygen mask seen in a cockpit. Troops in an LVT crossing the Rhine. More views of American and British troops crossing the Rhine by water. Troops being organized as they move out on the Eastern shore. A column of British troops moving on a road and escorting German prisoners. Two of the prisoners looking up as a formation of U.S. C-47 aircraft fly overhead. View inside a C-46D transport as troopers jump from its double rear paratroop doors. View from aircraft as paratroops descend with chutes open. A C-46 flying low over a German town, towing a Waco CG-4A glider. Army vehicles crossing river on a pontoon bridge. Closeup glimpse of a British officer. British troops riding in army trucks. (Note: Vehicles: seen in this film include: Diamod T 981, M20 MB GPW, M8 Armored Car Landing Craft, LVT, Rogers Trailer M9, M4 Sherman, Quad Mount, DUKW, WLA, CCKW )

Date: 1945
Duration: 3 min 13 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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