Gifts given to traffic policemen in Rome, Italy. A historical building in the background. People crowd on a street. A man gives gifts to the traffic police. The gifts are kept at the center of the road in a growing pile beside a policeman on duty. From a December 14, 1959 newsreel recounting events 25 years earlier.
Destruction due to avalanches in Northern Italy. Snow covered buildings and huts. People remove snow with spades. People remove snow from a damaged house. Heavy snow on the ground and houses. People struggle to clear it and search for avalanche survivors. From a March 12, 1959 newsreel featuring events from 25 years earlier.
Launch of the National Foundation's expanded 1959 Program for Victories Beyond Polio in New York. Children suffering from Polio,Arthritic disease and birth disease at the launch of National Foundation's expanded 1959 Program. They move on crutches and wheel chair. Women stand behind them. Women hold posters.
Newsreel clip on baseball's July 7, 1959 All-Star Game -- the first of two games played that year. Clip opens with view of the 35,000 fans jammed into PIttsburgh's Forbes Field for the daytime game. With score tied 1-1 in the seventh inning, the Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks (seen in brief closeup) hits a long drive off the left field wall, runs into second for a double. Milwaukee's Del Crandall then singles to score Banks and give the National League a 2-1 lead. Fans stand and cheer as the Pittsburgh Pirates' Bill Mazeroski comes to bat. Mazeroski gets hit to left field to score Crandall. In the eighth inning, the Chicago White Sox' Nellie Fox gets a single to ignite a rally. The Baltimore Orioles Gus Triandos hits a double to put American League in front 4-3. But in the bottom of the eighth, hits by Ken Boyer and Hank Aaron tie the game. Then Willie Mays (seen in closeup) hits a long drive just beyond the reach of the center fielder. Forbes Field's ivy-covered outfield wall seen in the shot. Mays' triple scores Aaron to put National League on top 5-4. Brief view of the scoreboard. In the ninth inning, Harvey Kuenn pops up to the end the game.
Newsreel clip entitled "Dodgers Win World Series," shows highlights from game 6 of the 1959 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox. Shot of packed stands at Chicago's Comiskey Park. White Sox ace pitcher Early Wynn gives up walk to Wally Moon and home run to Duke Snider. Snider seen rounding third as announcer notes this is his 11th World Series home run, a National League record. In fourth inning, Wynn gives up run-scoring hit to Maury Wills and is replaced by Dick Donovan, who gives up run-scoring double to Charlie Neal and home run to Wally Moon. White Sox first baseman Ted Kluszewski, in his famous sleeveless jersey, slugs a three-run homer into the right field stands to score the Sox' only runs of the day. Dodgers bring on pitcher Larry Sherry to retire Luis Aparicio and end the White Sox threat. Dodgers go on and win 9-3 to clinch the series ( their first world championship since leaving Brooklyn for the West Coast after the 1957 season).
U.S. military officials removing weapons from a Cuban arms cache. Views of street protests and protestors being dispersed by tear gas and water cannons. Map of Panama. Aerial view of simple seaside huts and shacks. Castro forces in boats raiding locations in Panama and Haiti in 1959.