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Americans and Hondurans moving on horses and burros. crossing river.

Americans and Hondurans move on horses and burros in scenic river valley of Honduras. A man holding a camera moves at a fast pace on a primitive suspension bridge over a fast flowing river. Another man follows him. A Honduran and a horse swim to the bank of fast flowing river. A horse crosses river and men on bank watch. A monument at the border of Honduras and Guatemala, with '1936', 'Honduras', 'Laudo De 1933' and 'Guatemala' inscribed on four sides at base. Men cross river on horses. A man moves in river holding a camera.

Date: 1954
Duration: 2 min 28 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Local men holding guns march in street as a journalist with a camera run with them in Honduras.

Local men point guns to a chained dummy effigy of Jacobo Arbenz Guzman. A sign on the dummy reads 'Me Yaman De Rusja' and displays a hammer and sickle symbol A group of Guatemalan irregulars,in a compound, shoulder rifles and walk in loose formation. Several wear black arm bands. An American photographer runs beside them. Carrying weapons casually, the men pass by a church. A small boy in background. The informal parade appears to circle back to the starting point in a compound.

Date: 1954
Duration: 59 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Defense Department officials greet and receive Colonel Armando Velasquez Cerrato as he arrives in Washington DC.

Chief of Staff of the Honduras Armed Forces Colonel Armando Velasquez Cerrato arrives in Washington DC. Military troops lined up on a field. Colonel Armando Velasquez Cerrato deplanes from an aircraft. U.S. Defense Department officers greet him. Colonel Cerrato receives military honors, including firing of artillery guns in salute. He inspects the honor guard troops.

Date: 1954, July 1
Duration: 31 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Officials examine an inactive bomb and local residents show ditches formed by bombs as press covers the event in Honduras.

Accompanied by military personnel, reporters, photographers, officials and newsmen board a Honduran Air Force DC-3 aircraft in Honduras. 'Fuerza Aerea Hondurena'(Honduras Air Force) is stenciled on the plane. Aerial views of farmland. The aircraft lands on broad field, where local people and officials look at an unexploded bomb. Officials examine the bomb, with particular attention to the fuse in its nose. Reporters take notes. A large number of local people gather around the site. Some are on horseback, wearing straw hats and smoking cigars. Local men show small water-filled ditches created by bombs. Men on horseback ride away. A man shows a sleeve of his uniform. A small boy and girl are seen. An armed military aviation officer talks with reporters. A badge of 'Fuerza Aerea Honduras' is stitched on his uniform sleeve. Press photographers take pictures of a larger crater. A man bails water from the crater, exposing a bomb.

Date: 1950
Duration: 3 min 31 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
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 weaponry and NATO and American readiness for strike; Polaris Submarine and its features.

Aerial side view of formation of USAF B-52 Stratofortress bombers in flight in a blue sky. Dusk or dawn view of the White House in Washington DC and trees bare of leaves. Closer view of a single light on in one window of the White House while all else is dark. President Johnson seated at his desk reviewing paperwork. Close side view of President Johnson at work. American children spin on a playground carousel ride. Views from an outdoor market in Latin America or South America. Scenes of Bangkok, Thailand, boats with wares for sale seen in river, Wat Arun Temple. Low aerial views of a Polaris Submarine cruising at water surface. Crew of U.S. Navy Polaris submarine seen inside the submarine, including crew working in control room, and crew relaxing in a galley while one crew member plays a guitar. Crewman reading in his bunk while others play a game of chess. A line of submarine bunks. Crewman in engine room of Polaris submarine, passing by tubes of Polaris Missiles. Narrator indicates there will be 41 such submarines carrying over 600 such missiles, in movement at all times. (Mutual Assured Destruction). Sunset over waters of ocean. Children in Honduras walking to school. Honduran children in a classroom while teacher speaks. The Honduran children read books and listen to the teacher's instruction.

Date: 1963
Duration: 3 min 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
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