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Boats pass ships in the James River harbor.

Boats pass ships in the James River harbor. Shoreline as seen from the boat. Ships in the harbor, including SS America (being reconverted at Newport News from wartime service as USS West Point). Bridge over the river.

Date: 1947
Duration: 2 min 47 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Oyster fishermen on James River in Virginia harvest oysters and transfer their catch to a larger boat.

Oyster seed fishers catch young oysters from James River. Two men on a boat fish for oysters. Shovels are used to catch oysters. The boat approaches a big boat and oysters are transferred on the big boat. Pile of oysters on the boat.

Date: 1947
Duration: 2 min 39 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Communism growing over Central and Eastern Europe after World War 2, and development of Marshall Plan.

Events after World War II. Harvesting in U.S. farms. Closeup view as a tractor plows fields. Men on horseback driving sheep. Woman serves a Thanksgiving turkey dinner to her family gathered at a nice dining room table in the United States. Her children look at the food with smiles. Contrasting scenes show Europeans starving amid post-war ruins. Women and children looking for food. A child in a soup line. Women wait in a line to receive grain that is weighed on a scale. Globe spins. Joseph Stalin and other Soviet officials watch a military parade in Red Square in Russia. Retrospective scenes of the meeting of Russian and U.S. troops at the Elbe River late in World War 2. Communist rally in Paris. A protester holds up a hammer and sickle symbol. A demonstration of protestors in Athens, Greece, and another Communist demonstration in Rome, Italy. Map depicts communist control growing over Central and Eastern Europe early in Cold War. High aerial view of Washington DC with a lower altitude airplane flying over the U.S. Capitol. Exterior view of State Department (Old Executive Office Building) in Washington DC. View of Secretary of State James F Byrnes working at his desk. Byrnes speaks of U.S. role in world affairs while at a conference in Stuttgart, Germany. Scenes from a meeting of the Big Four foreign ministers in 1947. Scenes changes to North Portico of White House. Swearing in ceremony of George C. Marshall as Secretary of State. President Harry S Truman shakes hands with Secretary George Marshall. Night view of London landmark buildings. View of door at No. 10 Downing Street in London. View of brutal winter conditions in Europe in February 1947. Citizens try to dig out a train stuck in snow. Women in line in Britain for a rationed good, still saddled with its own postwar reconstruction. Narrator relates that Britain was unable to continue to provide massive military and economic aid to the Greek regime and appealed to the U.S. to handle the situation. Secretary of State Marshall and President Truman seen talking together in front of a fireplace mantle. Marshall boards aircraft for a visit to Moscow. Truman in a White House meeting, seated at oval table with his advisors and cabinet. Truman addressing joint session of congress on March 12, 1947. He asks for funds for Greece and Turkey. Globe highlights USSR. Door sign reads 'Policy Planning Staff - George F Kennan - Director'. Director Kennan seen at his desk. He advocates a long term, patient but firm and vigilant containment of Russian expansive tendencies. Reconstruction in Europe. Ground level and aerial views of bomb destroyed European cities, and workers cleaning up rubble. Brief scene from the meeting of 16 nations in Paris on July 3, 1947. Scenes from United Nations meeting held in Lake Success New York in September 1947. George Marshall at podium addressing delegates of UN. Russian delegate Andrey Vyshinsky commenting on Marshall Plan. Signing of Marshall Plan agreement by international delegates meeting in Paris in September 1947.

Date: 1948
Duration: 8 min 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Dwight D. Eisenhower arrives to meet U.S. Secretary of War, James Forrestal at the Pentagon in Virginia.

Opening scene shows a dozen newsmen and photographers lining steps to the U.S. War Department Pentagon building, in Arlington, Virginia. A 1947 Packard Custom Clipper Club Sedan pulls up to the curb. It displays a 5-star general's insignia on its bumper.A military policeman salutes as an Army officer opens the rear door and exchanges salutes with retired General Dwight D. Eisenhower, who is now dressed in civilian clothes. (Eisenhower is the President of Columbia University, in New York, at this time. He is here to meet with U.S. Secretary of War, James Vincent Forrestal.) Closeup of Eisenhower as he walks toward and up the Pentagon steps, accosted by photographers along the way. He pauses as he goes up the steps to allow the picture taking. At the top of the steps, he removes his overcoat. More closeups as he reaches the top step and enters the building. Scene shifts to closeup of photographers, including an Army one, taking pictures. (Note: The War department was renamed the Department of Defense when President Truman signed the National Security Bill on August 10, 1949.)

Date: 1949, February 10
Duration: 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Men sort oysters on a boat.

Boat underway at James River with a pile of oysters. Another small boat approaches the boat with oysters. Men sort oysters with shovels on boat. Bow of the boat. House on the bank. A man comes out of the house and looks out to the river.

Date: 1947
Duration: 2 min 39 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Falls of the James River with Tredegar Iron Works in the foreground in Richmond, Virginia.

The James River in Richmond, Virginia. A view of the falls of the James River. Tredegar Iron Works in the foreground. Smoke rises from stacks. A monument at Hollywood Cemetery. Two men walk across a field.

Date: 1917
Duration: 43 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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