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Progressive aggression leading to the take over of Tibet and fleeing of the Dalai Lama.

Progressive aggression leading to the take over of Tibet and fleeing of the Dlai Lama. Men raise the People's Republic of China flag on a mountain as armies of Communist China conquer Tibet. 1950: The Dalai Lama and Panchem Lama are brought to Peking in China. They are received by Chinese officials, presented with bouquets. A function at their arrival. 1955: African and Asian delegates at the Bandung Conference in Indonesia. China agrees to the 5 principles of peaceful co-existence. Delegates including Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai and Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. 1956: The Dalai Lama and Panchem Lama are permitted to visit India to celebrate the 2500th birth anniversary of Lord Buddha. They are greeted by Pandit Nehru, Premier U Nu of Burma and other Indian officials an arrival. The Lamas with Indian officials seated for a meal on the ground in a hall. The Lamas are welcomed in a ceremony and Dalai Lama addresses the gathering. Tibet: China begins to impose Communist system on Tibetan borders. Construction work and forced labor. March 1959: Communist bombardment over Lhasa. The Potala monastery. Tibetans take up alms. Handcuffs and confinements. Demonstrations and protests outside the Chinese Embassy in Delhi. Former Prime Minister Of Tibet, Lukhangwa and other monks pay their respects at Mahatma Gandhi's samadhi (mausoleum) in New Delhi. Indian government officials and members of the international press reach Tezpur in Assam. They welcome the Dalai Lama. Photographers take pictures. The Dalai Lama addresses a gathering. Statues of Lord Buddha all over India and Asia. Tibetan monks pray. People sing Indian devotional song.

Date: 1959
Duration: 6 min 8 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Hindus gather in front of a fort in New Delhi to hear Nehru's address on India's anniversary of her independence.

Hindus gather to hear Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's address on India's anniversary of Independence. Two hundred thousand Hindus gather in front of a fort in New Delhi to hear Prime Nehru's address on the occasion of India's ninth anniversary of her independence. During the course of his address the Prime Minister warns of a great threat to he world peace posed by the Suez Canal crisis. He tells of his yearning to act as a peacemaker in the dispute.

Date: 1956, August 20
Duration: 26 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Central Bureau of Narcotics building in Southern India.

Narcotics building in Southern India. Security guard with rifle in hand stands at the entrance gate. Board inside the building reads 'Central Bureau of Narcotics'. View of an X-Ray with arrows pointing towards lungs. Man walks on road in front of a building. Plants near a small puddle of water.

Date: 1956
Duration: 3 min 9 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Men and women work at fields and houses in a village, India.

Man plows field with the help of two oxen. Children stand on road with a bus passing in the background. An old man with stick in hand. Sheep graze in field. Women work outside their huts in a village. Women carry water tumblers on head.

Date: 1956
Duration: 1 min 52 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Snake charmer in India plays a flute like instrument in front of a two cobras.

Snake charmer plays a flute like instrument in front of cobras. The cobras dance on movement of the instrument. A brick wall in the background. The snake charmer holds one of the cobras in his hand and lifts the snake by its tail.

Date: 1956
Duration: 1 min 20 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
USIA operations like radio broadcast, press edition and Director Streibert explains mission to a committee in U.S.

United States Information Agency (USIA) radio operators operate radio studio controls and set frequencies for transmission and receiving. USIA staff work on gathering additional facts, with newsroom reporters and editors in a press room typing and working on stories, a woman editing motion pictures, typing, printing at USIA. Exterior view of headquarters building of United States Information Service or USIS. People enter and exit the building of USIS. Members of a Citizens Committee and Director Streibert enter into a room. Map of world in room. Citizens seated on sofa. Director Streibert explains U.S.I.A. mission to a citizens' committee and talks about America's history and involvement in the world. One Citizen Committee member smokes a pipe. The Director shows a chart of how "communist propaganda is spread by a vast worldwide machine." Director Streibert explains (via anti-communist propaganda, or reverse propaganda...during Cold War) its mechanism and control exerted via the presidium of the Soviet communist party. View of Soviet Union leaders watching a military parade in Red Square, Moscow, Russia. Khrushchev is among the leaders. Next scenes show Communist rallies and speakers in Korea and then in China. At the Chinese rally, a scene of unrest unfolds as a group filling a large truck enters a rally, jumps down, and inflames the crowd. Communist leader Khrushchev with other Soviet officials debarks an airplane and meets leaders in India. He waves at a welcoming crowd during a visit. View of piles of Motion picture canisters ,magazines, pamphlets and books distributed as propaganda by Soviet Union. High production quality of paper shown. Industrial equipment and industrial farming equipment is displayed in a large exhibit hall for visiting foreign governments and dignitaries to view and consider investment. The Director states that long term Communist goals are world domination, and short term goals include the encouragement of neutralism, dividing and confusing American allies, and isolation of the United States. Director Streibert explains how the USIS works together with the Department of State to communicate American information. He ends the explanation by giving the USIA campaign pamphlets "Atoms for Peace" and "Atomic Power for Peace" ( The Eisenhower plan) to citizens of committee as example of a communication.

Date: 1956
Duration: 4 min 48 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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