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Riots in Algeria after De Gaulle ousts paratrooper General Massu; Scenes of protests from May 1958 Algiers putsch.

Riots break out in Algeria after Charles De Gaulle returns to power in France, and after De Gaulle dismissed from command the French paratrooper General Jacques Émile Massu for his opposition to DeGaulle's self determination plan for Muslim North Africa. French soldiers with rifles patrol at their posts and keep a vigil in Algiers during the crisis. Next scene is a flashback to May 1958: A crowd of supporters is seen around General Jacques Massu. A group of angry protestors is seen amassing, scaling a building and using a truck to break through fences onto the grounds of an official building. These scenes, the narrator indicates, are from May 5, 1958, during the May 1958 crisis, also called the Algiers putsch or the Coup of 13 May, when paratroopers under General Massu and civilians together succeeded in a coup and establishment of a "Committee of Public Safety". The narrator indicates that thus far in the 1960 crisis, the Army has remained loyal.

Date: 1960, January 25
Duration: 1 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
News Event of 1958. Charles De Gaulle called upon to lead French Fifth Republic

Charles De Gaulle steps from a car and walks through crowd of reporters. (In the wake of political upheaval, De Gaulle was named Premier-designate by President Coty on May 31, and confirmed Premier by the National Assembly on June 1.) He makes his way to a podium and speaks. According to narrator, he declares a "vacation" from politics in France, while he prepares a new Constitution. He leaves the podium and hall. View of numerous reporters and photographers in the hall. Enthusiastic French people outside the hall, wave as De Gaulle passes standing in an open car. The sidewalks are mobbed with spectators as his motorcade passes. Citizens hold banners, including some referring to the Algerian problems. Confetti is thrown from overlooking apartment buildings

Date: 1958, June
Duration: 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
French leaders and political crisis in 1958. President Rene Coty;dissolution of National Assembly; New Constitution

Several cars arrive at residence of President of French National Assembly (Hotel de Lassay). French political leaders enter the residence. Cameramen take photographs. Members of press interview the men. At a different entrance, a spokesman mentions French President Rene Coty, dissolution of the National Assembly and a new Constitution. A man walks out smoking a cigarette and carrying a newspaper. Reporters and photographers accost French President Rene Coty,as he leaves, dressed in coat and hat, wearing glasses, and carrying a cigarette in his right hand .

Date: 1958
Duration: 1 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: French
 
 
Establishment of Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, and its first launch of a ballistic missile.

Restrospective of the 1954 search for a suitable site for U.S. Air Force testing of ballistic missiles. Coastal area with ocean in the background. Officials look over charts, maps, photographs as they select the site for Vandenberg Air Force Base. In January, 1958, view of building with a sign that reads ' Headquarters, First Missile Division, Strategic Air Command, Vandenberg Air Force Base' Entrance of the headquarters as Major General David Wade walks out. U.S. Air Force officers and airmen attend missile training classes. Airmen work on assembly of Thor missiles . U.S. Air Force officers and airmen operate missile launch consoles in a launch control center. November, 1958, Thor intermediate range missile on a trailer being delivered to Vandenberg Air Force Base. Trailer backs up to the launch pad. December, 16, 1958, the Thor missile on launch pad venting gases. U.S. Air Forces officers at a launch console. The Thor missile is launched. RAF airmen watch missile in flight.

Date: 1958
Duration: 3 min 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Some news highlights of 1958 including launch of American Explorer I satellite and of an Atlas Missile.

America's first satellite, the Explorer I. It is seen on the launch pad atop the Redstone Juno I rocket that will carry it into orbit on January 31, 1958. The rocket engine fires and the Juno I speeds upward. Next an American Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile is seen being launched 0n 18 December 1958, to steer itself into orbit as a satellite, orbiting the Earth.

Date: 1958
Duration: 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Band and dancers of Oklahoma Sooners, and clowns performing on New Years Eve during 1958 Orange Bowl parade.

A huge gathering present for the 1958 Orange Bowl parade associated with the January 1, 1958 Orange Bowl game between the University of Oklahoma "Sooners" and the Duke University "Blue Devils" college football teams. Dancers and band of the Oklahoma Sooners perform at the parade. Girls dancing, instrumentalists pass by, a clown on a canoe with wheels and another clown on snow skis with wheels. Police motorcyclists perform a drill. Girls in dresses (Orange Bowl queen and court) ride by on a parade float.

Date: 1957, December 31
Duration: 18 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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