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Voice of America broadcasts President's speech and USIS "Atoms for Peace" exhibits are presented worldwide

President Eisenhower of the United States addresses United Nations on December 8, 1953 about atomic bomb and atomic weapon dilemma in the nuclear age (part of Atoms for Peace initiative). Operators in radio transmission control rooms note down readings. View of time clocks of various places in the world including Honolulu, New York, London, Moscow, Calcutta, Bangkok and Tokyo displayed. The Voice of America broadcasts program in different languages by announcers. Scene of a family sitting in a living room as they listen to the president's speech on a console radio. People work at typing, printing, and translating the speech. USIA motion pictures service prepare newsreel of president's speech. A man views air mail of USIA films. Exterior views of several different United States embassy buildings worldwide. A guard standing outside the building. A Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. embassy in Japan, in Tokyo, meets with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Robert Murphy. USIA members seated around table for meeting, and, in Washington DC, creating publications about the Atoms for Peace program. People seated in a USIA library in Brazil read books and various USIA materials. Architects design 30 foot high Atoms for Peace exhibits. An exhibit being setup in a foreign country (possibly in North Africa). Exterior and interior views of the West Berlin, Germany Atoms for Peace exhibit. Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru in India is seen arriving in a jeep to view the Atoms for Peace exhibit in India. Prime Minister Nehru inside the exhibit hall watching a presentation. In Japan, a woman operates remote-controlled robotic hands to hold radioactive materials, at a demonstration for Japanese citizens. In a city in Italy, a view of a mobile van unit carrying an Atoms for Peace exhibit. Scenes from a film "A is for Atom" that was translated into 30 languages and shown all over the world. Wide view of the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union. A Russian radio commentator speaking at a microphone. Propaganda dramatization showing the Russian announcer attacking American plans for Atoms for Peace.

Date: 1954
Duration: 7 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Jawaharlal Nehru greets Nikita S Khrushchev and Nikolani A Bulganin of Russia in Delhi, India.

Nikita S Khrushchev and Nikolani A Bulganin of Russia arrive in India by a plane in Delhi, India. Premier Jawaharlal Nehru greets the dignitaries. The Qutb Minar and the Jantar Mantar buildings. Khrushchev and Nikolani A Bulganin wave with hats to huge crowd from balcony.

Date: 1953
Duration: 55 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Busy street scene in a city in India. Merchants, pedestrians, horse-carts, etc.

Views from a vehicle moving slowly along the center of a busy street in a city in India. Men walk on the street. Horse-carts on street. Goods being transported on the horse-carts. Buildings along the sides of street. Notable absence of motor traffic.

Date: 1953, September
Duration: 28 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Beautiful buildings, gardens and a Temple courtyard in India

Scenes of beautiful buildings and gardens with palm trees, in India. Several persons seen around entrance of one building, A woman ascends steps and walks across a stone terrace, in what appears to be a Temple courtyard. A tent is seen in background.

Date: 1953, September
Duration: 36 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Washermen doing laundry at outdoor facility in India

Washermen, called Dhobis, washing laundry at an outdoor laundry called a Dhobi Ghat, in India. The washermen are seen striking the laundry on flogging stones. Laundry laid out to dry in the sun. Houses in the background. Man wearing a Shola style pith helmet, walks close past the camera, and is seen again, later, in the center of the activity.

Date: 1953, September
Duration: 31 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Bullock-powered Persian Wheel operating in India.

A Persian Wheel in operation in India. An Indian man rides behind, and drives, two bullocks turning a large wooden spoked cylinder. The outside bullock is blindfolded. An open spoked wooden gear and drive shaft engage the bullock wheel, turning a water wheel several yards away. View of jugs, tied to the water wheel with rope, lifting water from a source.

Date: 1953, September
Duration: 43 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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