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Many people die as storm sweeps Caribbean

Many people die as storm sweeps Caribbean. The wind lashes the trees on the Jamaican island. The storm sweeps in. Uprooted trees and damaged buildings are seen. Ships are also damaged. The walls of a hospital collapsed and killed several patients. Many killed in the storm. Wreckage seen.

Date: 1951, August 24
Duration: 1 min 56 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Jamaica attains independence and colorful ceremonies take place to mark the occasion.

Jamaica attains independence. Princess Margaret and her husband, Earl of Snowden arrive to attend the ceremony to mark the independence of Jamaica. They are greeted by Prime Minister Alexander Bustamante and other officials at the airport. As the motorcade carrying Princess and her husband moves down a road crowds cheer them. People celebrate the attainment of independence. National flag being hoisted at midnight. Prime Minister Bustamante. A flag lit up. Power being transferred at a ceremony in the presence of Princess Margaret and her husband and Prime Minister Bustamante.

Date: 1962, August 9
Duration: 1 min 29 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Road testing of 1951 Ford cars in Dearborn, Michigan and American Southwest.

New 1951 Ford test car comes over the crest of a hill, being driven through deep mud, in deep water, and over cobble stones, on the Ford Dearborn Michigan test track. View of test driver at the wheel. Test car hits hard bumps. View of Ford's 'Automatic Ride Control' suspension on test track and in the Ford laboratory. View of suspension attached to drive train in laboratory with view of suspension spring. 1951 Ford being tested over desert road in Southwest United States. New 1951 Ford convertible in showroom.

Date: 1951
Duration: 1 min 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
1951 Ford sedan being tested by machines, on test track, driving in the desert, and driven by mother with children.

Commercial advertisement for the new 1951 Ford Sedan automobile. Setting is a suburban neighborhood post-war. Woman leaves a house with her children. They all get into their 1951 Ford Custom Fordor sedan automobile. The children bounce on the car seat. View of Ford car seat springs tested by an automatic machine at Dearborn test facility. A car door hooked up to motor which continuously slams and opens the door. Car on the Dearborn Michigan test track, replica of Independence Hall in the background. Test car goes over steep hill, and cobble stones. The 1951 Ford is then seen in the Southwest United States, on a mountain road and a desert road. Label on side of car reads, 'Ford Test Car' View of speedometer. The new car arrives at an amusement park. Children get out of the car and run towards a merry-go-round. Ford emblem on front of car. Narrator stating "You can pay more, but you can't buy better."

Date: 1951
Duration: 2 min 0 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Spring offensive launched by the Chinese forces on UN troops during the Korean War.

Spring offensive during the Korean War. An animated map of Korea shows the position of United Nation forces behind the 38th Parallel. Events and attack from 20th April, 1951 to May 20th 1951. Chinese forces launch a Spring offensive on 23rd April, 1951. Another Red offensive is launched around the Hwachon Reservoir area. United Nation forces are forced back and move towards south. Later they recover some ground around Seoul. Second phase of Spring offensive being launched around Chunchon in the Central sector of Korea. Later the UN forces strengthen their position in Central part of Korea.

Date: 1951
Duration: 2 min 13 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
People gather to greet Queen Elizabeth II as she arrives in Jamaica, British West Indies during her world tour.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives in Jamaica, British West Indies. The Queen disembarks from an airplane at an air base. People gather at the air base to greet her. Officials and dignitaries welcome the Queen. Soldiers stand at attention and welcome the Queen. The Queen's car drives past on the streets.

Date: 1953, November 30
Duration: 44 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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