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U.S. President John F Kennedy arrives at the U.S. Military Hotel General Von Steuben in Wiesbaden Germany

A U.S. Army VH-3A helicopter lands on the lawn of the Hotel General von Steuben, in Wiesbaden, Germany. A crowd of spectators stands across the drive from the hotel lawn, constrained by German policemen. U.S. Air Force Military policemen stand guard on the nearer side of the drive. Soon the Presidential VH-3 helicopter, Marine One, lands on the lawn. It displays the Presidential seal and that of the Military District of Washington, DC. Next, President John F. Kennedy is seen walking past the Army helicopter and into the U.S. Military's Hotel General von Steuben. He is accompanied by German Chancellor, Ludwig Erhard, U.S. Secretary of State, Dean Rusk and U.S. Army Aide, Brigadier General Chester V. Clifton, along with a phalanx of Secret Service Agents. Other officials look out from a dining room window of the hotel as the Presidential party arrives. (Note: In the 1950s, the U.S. built three large military hotels in Wiesbaden. In 1951,a star-shaped Hotel [the American Arms] was built on Frankfurter Strasse. In 1955, the 9-story Amelia Earhart Hotel was opened. It was a utilitarian structure, with row after row of windows. President Nixon once stayed there. It closed in 1995. The General von Steuben Hotel, depicted in this film, was the newest, built in 1956, on Auguste Viktoria Strasse, near the train station. It is now a commercial hotel, "the Dorint Hotel Pallas Wiesbaden." )

Date: 1963, June 26
Duration: 1 min 52 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Road testing of 1951 Ford cars in Dearborn, Michigan and American Southwest.

New 1951 Ford test car comes over the crest of a hill, being driven through deep mud, in deep water, and over cobble stones, on the Ford Dearborn Michigan test track. View of test driver at the wheel. Test car hits hard bumps. View of Ford's 'Automatic Ride Control' suspension on test track and in the Ford laboratory. View of suspension attached to drive train in laboratory with view of suspension spring. 1951 Ford being tested over desert road in Southwest United States. New 1951 Ford convertible in showroom.

Date: 1951
Duration: 1 min 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
1951 Ford sedan being tested by machines, on test track, driving in the desert, and driven by mother with children.

Commercial advertisement for the new 1951 Ford Sedan automobile. Setting is a suburban neighborhood post-war. Woman leaves a house with her children. They all get into their 1951 Ford Custom Fordor sedan automobile. The children bounce on the car seat. View of Ford car seat springs tested by an automatic machine at Dearborn test facility. A car door hooked up to motor which continuously slams and opens the door. Car on the Dearborn Michigan test track, replica of Independence Hall in the background. Test car goes over steep hill, and cobble stones. The 1951 Ford is then seen in the Southwest United States, on a mountain road and a desert road. Label on side of car reads, 'Ford Test Car' View of speedometer. The new car arrives at an amusement park. Children get out of the car and run towards a merry-go-round. Ford emblem on front of car. Narrator stating "You can pay more, but you can't buy better."

Date: 1951
Duration: 2 min 0 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Spring offensive launched by the Chinese forces on UN troops during the Korean War.

Spring offensive during the Korean War. An animated map of Korea shows the position of United Nation forces behind the 38th Parallel. Events and attack from 20th April, 1951 to May 20th 1951. Chinese forces launch a Spring offensive on 23rd April, 1951. Another Red offensive is launched around the Hwachon Reservoir area. United Nation forces are forced back and move towards south. Later they recover some ground around Seoul. Second phase of Spring offensive being launched around Chunchon in the Central sector of Korea. Later the UN forces strengthen their position in Central part of Korea.

Date: 1951
Duration: 2 min 13 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Food cartons are hoisted out of a ship hold and women pick up their allotments and put them in shopping bags in Germany.

Civilians get free food in Germany. Cargo ship, the American Inventor, at a pier in Hamburg with surplus food from America for starving East Germany. A pallet of food cartons is hoisted out of a hold. An official hands a box to a workman. Thousands of people wait for their turn to get food in queues in West Berlin, ignoring threats of reprisal from the communist government of East Berlin. In West Berlin, volunteers get food packages ready including lard, flour, condensed milk, beans, and peas. Women pick up their allotments and put them in shopping bags. A crowd milling around in front of buildings, with many camping overnight and waiting their turn to get food having come from as far away as the border with Czechoslovakia and the Baltic Coast.

Date: 1951
Duration: 1 min 5 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Lieutenant General Lauris Norstad inspects Italian camp area in Wiesbaden, Germany

Project Cirrus, Wiesbaden, Germany. Inspecting party including Lieutenant General Lauris Norstad and others walk in Italian camp area, Wiesbaden, Germany. They come out of the tent, exchange greetings, salute Italian escorts by the car and leave. The party inspects American tent area and enters tents. Party salutes men outside tents.

Date: 1951, September 27
Duration: 2 min 15 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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