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Montage of news items about international tensions in 1958

Opens showing views of the U.S. Pavilion at the Brussels Fair. An array of international flags and artistic fountains grace the Pavilion. Glimpse of the relatively plain Exhibition Hall of the Soviet Union. Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser shakes hand with Nikita Khrushchev 1st Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Nasser speaking to the 600-member assembly of the new United Arab Republic (encompassing Egypt and Syria). Arabs marching with banners. King Faisal II of Iraq and his uncle, Abdul Ilah, step to a podium. Faisal II riding in a horse-drawn carriage. View of seaport in Lebanon. A U.S. Naval task force is visible, arriving in response to a request for aid from Lebanon. U.S. marines in an amphibious landing near Beirut. They establish a beachhead as local Lebanese watch and applaud. The marines load artillery and ammunition on the beach. The scene changes to the island of Quemoy in the Taiwan Strait, where entrenched KMT troops of Chiang Kai-Shek, are seen scrambling as they undergo constant shelling from mainland China. The American Destroyer, USS Ammen (DD-527) is seen underway on patrol in the Taiwan Strait. U.S. Navy vessels provide relief supplies to the bombarded Islands in the Taiwan Strait. Landing craft are loaded with essential supplies for delivery. Sailors are seen throwing sacks of foodstuffs over their ship railing into a landing craft below. A line of laden landing craft follow in the wake of a Navy ship. The cold war scene shifts to West Berlin, Germany, where high rise housing is shown and citizens are seen going about their daily activities. A large sign in German warns that one will be leaving West Berlin immediately by passing the sign. Views of damaged buildings left untouched in East Berlin. Militia in black uniforms perform close order drills in the midst of destruction around them in East Berlin. Street sign identifies Unter Den Linden. The formerly elegant avenue is seen virtually deserted. A horse-drawn carriage moves along and men push a cart full of supplies. Bicyclists ride along the side of the street. Headquarters of the 4-powers administration building is seen without a Soviet flag. French, American, and British soldiers stand guard. (Soviets are absent.)

Date: 1958
Duration: 3 min 0 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
King Faisal II and Premier Nuri as-Said prior to the anti-western revolt in Iraq.

Scenes just prior to the mlitary Coup and mob revolt in Iraq. King Faisal II is seen addressing an assembly of people, prior to the revolt in which His uncle, Crown Prince Ilah was killed by street mobs, and the whereabouts of King Faisal II and Premier Nuri as-Said were unknown. Flashback scenes show them arriving in Jordan on an Iraqi Airways 4-engine turboprop airliner. They are greeted by King Hussein, Faisal's cousin, as they come down the steps of the airplane. A brass band plays as they cross the tarmac. Flags of Iraq and Jordan fly from flagpoles.The two cousin kings, Faisal II and Hussein, sit side by side and watch parade of tanks, armored vehicles and trucks. (Note: both King Faisal II and Premier Nuri as-Said lost their lives in the subsequent revolt.)

Date: 1958
Duration: 1 min 5 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Revolt and overthrow of Government in Iraq. General Abdul Kassem arrives in Baghdad.

A revolt and quick military overthrow of the government of Iraq. Major General Abdul Kareem el-Kassem arrives in Baghdad. A military jeep followed by Iraqi soldiers on motorbike passes through streets of Baghdad. View of the Iraqi General and military defense building. Damaged buildings and vehicles can be seen in city. Iraqi soldiers marching in streets.

Date: 1958, July
Duration: 1 min 21 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Egyptian President Nasser in Egypt, Robert Murphy in Lebanon and Soviet Premier Khrushchev at the UN summit in New York, U.S.

Crisis in the Middle East. Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser walking with several officials. President Nasser waving to a crowd. The crowd cheering the President on the 6th anniversary of the overthrow of King Farouk I. The President speaking into several microphones from a podium. A large crowd gathered. U.S. negotiator Robert Murphy meeting Lebanese President Camille Chamoun in Lebanon. Robert Murphy and President Chamoun with an official. The men are talking. American evacuees from Iraq arriving at an airport in Rome, Italy. Men, women and children coming down the steps from an aircraft. The evacuees at the airport. A street in Jordan. Vehicles moving on a road and people on a street. Buildings on the street. Flags flying at half mast on several buildings in the event of King Faisal II and other leaders being killed by Iraqi rebels. King Hussein of Jordan addressing a press conference. Several officials at the conference. A United States Air Force aircraft at an airfield in Jordan. Men unload gas cans from the aircraft. Men standing in a row pass the cans. Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev during summit talks in the United Nations. Aerial view of the United Nations building in New York, United States.

Date: 1958, July 24
Duration: 2 min 35 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A radio transmission tower. Equestrian statue of King Faisal I, in King Faisal Square, Haifa Street

A radio transmission tower and a statue in Baghdad, Iraq. A radio transmission tower outside Baghdad. A transmission headquarters building. A vehicle moves away from the building. Equestrian statue of King Faisal I of Iraq, in King Faisal Square, at the end of Haifa street, Baghdad, Iraq

Date: 1956, June 11
Duration: 1 min 3 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
United States Coast Guard patrols the sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia as Operation Desert Storm begins.

Highlights the role of United States Coast Guard in Operation Desert Storm, Saudi Arabia. Tanks and planes take off during early hours of 17th January 1991 to attack Iraq and Operation Desert Storm gets underway. Newspaper headline reads, "WAR! Forces Launch Attack on Iraq" President George H W Bush in his address explains the need and importance of military action against Iraq. United States Coast Guards on board a patrol boat underway at sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm. Men send messages on wireless. A man at a gun on board a boat. BM2 Joe Gosh and PS1 Jim Cudney state the preparedness for the war.

Date: 1991, January 17
Duration: 2 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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