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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
 
 
General Eisenhower as a World War II officer and the U.S. President.

Dwight D Eisenhower, 34th President of United States visits various countries. The U.S. Air Force plane lands and the President disembarks the plane in India, in 1959.. He is greeted by the Indian President Dr Rajendra Prasad and other dignitaries. Emblem of 'Panama'. Sign of 'welcome Ike Crusader'. Large crowd welcomes Eisenhower. Motorcade goes through the city's street. Milestones in General Eisenhower's life and the international esteem with which he is held. Lt Col Eisenhower concerned about U.S. isolationism in 1940. Explosions in Europe due to bombing by German planes. Eisenhower and other officers in the General Staff study a map. Eisenhower plans the strategy as the commander of Operation Torch (he is shown talking to General George C. Marshall and Winston Churchill). President Eisenhower visits 4 continents and meets several leaders. Large crowds welcome him. General Eisenhower prepares for D-Day. June 5, 1944: The Allied forces including troops, artillery, equipment, ammunition, aircraft and ships prepared. June 6: The Allies invade Normandy. Troops wade through the water towards the beach. German soldiers surrender. May 7, 1945: Nazi General Alfred Jodl signs the unconditional surrender of his government. General Eisenhower returns to the U.S. He receives a hero's welcome in New York. He visits his hometown in Kansas. Pictures of his family, childhood and college days. Eisenhower on his visits to various countries as President.

Date: 1961
Duration: 4 min 55 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Heavily laden trucks and tankers crawl across the bridge during the final load test of Europe's longest bridge in France.

Final load test of Europe's longest bridge in France. The final load test of Europe's longest bridge and France's first toll bridge. A long lines of heavily laden trucks and tankers crawl across the bridge under the guidance of engineers.

Date: 1959, May 9
Duration: 34 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The 10th anniversary of the NATO forces celebrated in various countries of Europe.

The 10th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Europe. Germany: Allied troops standing at attention. Various flags are raised. Officers review the troops. Airplanes in formation flight showing aerial demonstrations. A band plays musical instruments and parades. The troops march. Naples, Italy: U.S. Navy Admiral Charles R. Brown reviews a parade. Color guard march with flags. Spectators watch the demonstrations depicting allied unity. Army tanks move past the streets of the city. A U.S. Army aircraft is carried. A beach with ships in the background.

Date: 1959, April 6
Duration: 1 min 4 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
People with skis loading a tram in Europe.

Snow covered mountainous area. People with skis walk beside a stationary tram designed to transport skiers on the mountain. Trees in the background. Snow is falling.

Date: 1959, January
Duration: 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. President Dwight D Eisenhower speaks about ground war in Europe during a press conference at White House in Washington DC.

The United States President Dwight D Eisenhower during a press conference at White House in Washington DC. Eisenhower arrives. He tells on microphone that more ground forces will be sent. Journalist asks whether they are confident and have capacity to handle the state. Photographer clicks pictures. The President listens to the questions and answers about his policies.

Date: 1959, March 12
Duration: 1 min 10 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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