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Atoms for Peace. Founding of United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency.

A technician sits in front of an oscilloscope and takes readings. Rotating figure appears on scope. Tracks of subatomic particles seen in a cloud chamber. Scientists at an atomic pile. Animated representation of an atom. Image of the earth in rotation. An advanced version of the atomic pile in which Enrico Fermi achieved the first sustained nuclear reaction at the University of Chicago, in 1942. Images of famous scientists, including: Albert Einstein speaking into a microphone; Otto Hahn, of Germany at a microphone; Niels Bohr, of Denmark; Madame Curie; and Hideki Yukawa of Japan. Technicians removing vials of radioisotopes from nuclear reactors. International students studying in classroom and laboratory at a nuclear institute. Views of Copenhagen, Denmark. U.S. President,Dwight D. Eisenhower, delivering what became known as his "Atoms for Peace" speech at the United Nations, December 8, 1953, where he proposes formation of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). View of the hall and attendees listening. UN Secretary-General, Dag Hammarskjold, taking notes. Attendees applauding President Eisenhower. Scientists from 16 nations arriving and greeting one another at the first International Congress of Nuclear Engineering, held at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) on June 20, 1954, hosted by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Views of the first atomic library established in November, 1954, and translations of its technical papers being readied to be sent to various nations,beginnning with Japan.

Date: 1954
Duration: 5 min 8 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. troops greet a buffalo calf as he arrives to join the 510th Tank Battalion as mascot in Germany.

The U.S. 510th Tank Battalion, of the 10th Cavalry Regiment, in Germany. The unit's roots go back to 1866 (Buffalo Soldiers). Troops lined up for a fun ceremony welcoming their 100 pound baby Buffalo mascot, from Allentown, Pennsylvania. An Army truck with canvas cover sits as backdrop. The canvas is painted with their buffalo unit insignia and the word "Geronimo." A Lieutenant Colonel and a noncom bring the calf forward and it drinks from a container held by the Colonel, who then places large "dog tags"around the calf's neck. The tags read " Allen T. Geronimo" and give its serial number as 12345678, and key dates as 1954. Unit band then plays.

Date: 1954, September 6
Duration: 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
French capitulate to North Vietnamese, and leave Indochina. Geneva Conference divides Vietnam.

Division of Vietnam into North and South Vietnam as Indochina war ends up in Vietnam. Aerial view of cratered battle ground, with smoke rising, at Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam, in March, 1954. A French A-26 Invader aircraft flying above some clouds and pilot in cockpit using radio. French paratroops, dropping from C-47 aircraft, and landing, to reinforce troops dug in at Dien Bien Phu. French artillery firing and rounds exploding in the distance. French troops moving through brush, and carrying wounded back out. Citizens on streets of Hanoi, North Vietnam, scrounging for scraps to eat. An old woman hunkered down in a doorway. A mother with a young boy. French troops crossing a bridge as they surrender following the siege at Dien Bien Phu. North Vietnamese troops entering Hanoi. Delegates at the Geneva conference of 1954, in the Palais des Nations, including representatives of the Soviet Union, the United States, France, the United Kingdom, and the People’s Republic of China, among others. Closeup of Soviet delegation, with Foreign Minister, Vyacheslav Molotov, second from left. View of the North Vietnamese delegation, and delegate Ta Quang Buu, Vice Minister of Defense of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam), and Head of their Military Delegation, signing the accords. Closeup of one treaty page, with his signature, as Minister of Defense, and that of Henri, Deltiel, Brigadier General, who signed for the Commander in Chief of all French Forces in Indochina. OUtdoors. After the conference, Soviet Foreign Minister, Molotov shakes hands with Chou En-lai, Chinese Foreign Minister. Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister,Andrei Gromyko, wearing a hat, is standing behind Molotov. A long line of refugees fleeing to the South, from North Vietnam. A 1954 map showing the division of North and South Vietnam at the 19th parallel. Mist settled among mountain tops. South Vietnamese people engaged in agricultural pursuits and building new dwellings. South Vietnamese placing ballots in boxes during elections. Brief glimpse of the glamorous Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu, defacto First Lady of South Vietnam, dressed in ao dai and wearing dark glasses, as she leaves a polling place. Farmers dressed in traditional conical hats (non la) working in grain fields, and reaping and carrying cut grain on poles in the South. Beautiful view of fishermen and boats silhouetted against sky, with tall limestone islands in background, at Ha Long Bay, North Vietnam (incorrectly implying it shows South Vietnamese in peaceful pursuits). South Vietnamese at work building structures with concrete blocks. A car with bullet holes in the windshield, draws attention on busy street in South Vietnam. Closeup of murdered man inside on floor of car. Scenes of vandalism at a house. Viet Minh guerillas moving through jungles and setting fires to straw roofed houses. Remains of a destroyed dwelling. Bodies of South Vietnamese killed, according to the narrator, by "Viet Cong pursuasion squads." A framed picture of Ho Chi Minh, over a North Vietnamese star flag.

Date: 1954
Duration: 3 min 52 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Cold war victims live on canal boats in Berlin, Germany.

Victims of the cold war own and live on canal boats in Berlin, Germany. The boats are anchored. A woman hangs clothes on a string. One woman peels potatoes. One man smokes and another plays cards on the boat, as they cannot conduct trade as they used to between West Germany and East Germany.

Date: 1954, April 15
Duration: 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
German children seated in side U.S. aircraft and fly to West Germany for summer vacation during Operation Kinderlift, Germany.

U.S. Air Force flies some Berlin children to West Germany for summer vacation during Operation Kinderlift in Germany. German children with their parents at an airport. A young German child with a tag around his neck. An officer holds a German boy and he cries. A young German boy stands. A woman holding his son. The U.S. officer along with the German children board a U.S. aircraft. The parents of the German children wave. The aircraft taxis and takes off. The children seated inside the aircraft. Two boys play chess. A boy eats banana. Another looks through a binocular.

Date: 1954, July 15
Duration: 45 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Dr. Konrad Adenauer, Chancellor of Germany, arrives in Paris for conference to determine future of West Germany

Air France DC-3 aircraft taxis to parking space after landing in Paris. Ground crewman guides it using paddles in his hands to signal the pilot. Dr. Konrad Adenauer, Chancellor of Germany, who arrived to participate in the London-Paris conferences determining the future of West Germany, is greeted by diplomats and officials as he descends from the aircraft.

Date: 1954, October
Duration: 17 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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