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People mourn the death of Pakistani Premier Liaquat Ali Khan in Karachi, Pakistan.

Assassination of Pakistani Premier Liaquat Ali Khan in Karachi, Pakistan. People gather outside a building after his death. People mourn.

Date: 1951, October 25
Duration: 26 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The Morrison and Knudsen construction company contracts to build dams in Afghanistan and commences operations

Film opens with camera panning over the rugged, arid regions of Afghanistan. Broad view of the city of Kandahar, where modern buildings are being erected. Street scene in Kandahar shows numerous pedestrians walking along a road. View of new homes and other buildings recently constructed. Scene shifts to agricultural activities and products. Men bring products to market carried on backs of donkeys. A man harvesting some type of crop in a valley farm. Houses in a valley farm. View of a river. View of camels grazing on semiarid land. Executives of Morris and Knudsen construction company are seen in their offices, discussing a contract to build dams and irrigation canals in Afghanistan. Next, are shown stacks of skins from new born Karakul sheep, which earn Afghanistan millions of dollars annually in exports, and would, along with other assets, pay for the project. Morrison and Knudsen engineers are seen working over plans for the project. Potential employees for the project are seen being interviewed. A field engineer is seen receiving his passport as he prepares to fly to Afghanistan. A uniformed officer enters an office building to present the first requisition for supplies to be obtained for the project. A man reads a Radiogram requesting supplies. A purchasing agent begins processing the requests. A woman types necessary requisitions and others work on the requests. A steam locomotive is seen speeding along a railroad, as supplies begin arriving at American seaports for shipment abroad. A freighter loading supplies for trans-shipment to Pakistan. Longshoremen use pikes to roll heavy timbers for loading. Forklifts move heavy crates for loading. A freighter crew loads large wooden crates by means of the ship's cranes. The supplies,including prefabricated structural items are loaded into the ship hold. A sea bird perches on a ship. View of the stern and wake of a ship carrying supplies for the Afghanistan project. View of Karachi, Pakistan (where Morrison and Knudsen maintain an expediting office). Local people walking and riding bicycles. A camel pulls a wagon heavily laden with cargo. Views of cargo being offloaded from a freighter. Men on the dock load cargoes into cars of the Pakistan Northwest Railway. A freight train heading North toward the Afghanistan border. Views from the moving train as it enters a tunnel. Views, from the train, of rural Pakistan.

Date: 1946
Duration: 4 min 6 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. President Dwight David Eisenhower visits Turkey and Pakistan and is greeted by the people.

U.S. President Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower during a visit in Asia. U.S. President arrives in Ankara, Turkey. He gets off an aircraft and is greeted by Mahmut Celal Bayar, the President of Turkey. People on either side of the streets welcome Ike. Policemen ride bikes in a formation. Both the Presidents in a motorcade. People look from the windows of their houses. A poster of U.S. President on a building. A sign reads 'Turks trust Ike'. He is given a farewell. The President gets in a plane and leaves for Pakistan. The President arrives in Karachi. Flags of the United States and Pakistan. U.S. President is greeted by Pakistani President Muhammad Ayub Khan. Soldiers stand in a squad. U.S. Persistent climbs up a carriage drawn by six horses and is escorted by guards. People stand on either side of the streets to greet him. People look from the gallery of their houses. He gets off the carriage and visits the tomb of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. He witnesses a display of horsemanship. Ike stands with Ayub and waves.

Date: 1959, December 10
Duration: 3 min 11 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
USAF Military Airlift Command (MAC) aircraft on missions to England, Germany, Spain, Turkey, Karachi, Manila, Japan, and Australia.

View of a United States Air Force Military Airlift Command C-141 aircraft in flight overhead. Pilot and copilot in cockpit of a C-141 inflight. A flight engineer and navigator at their respective stations in the aircraft. C-141 aircraft from the 437th Military Airlift Wing, at Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina, taxis on the ramp at RAF Station, Mildenhall, England. A C-130 on final approach, passing thatched roof cottage and stone house nearby. A C-141transport aircraft flying low over a highway as it descends to land at the Rhein Main Air Base, Frankfurt, Germany. The C-141 touching down on the runway. View of trams running in the city of Frankfurt. Quick closeup of airport control tower at Torrejon Air Base, near Madrid, Spain and camera pans to a C-130 aircraft parked on the ramp. View from the air of the las ventas bull ring, in Madrid. The Banco Central building as viewed from the Plaza de la Cibeles, in Madrid. A MAC C-141 taxiing to park at the Incirlik Airfield, Adana, Turkey. Flowers in gardens at the Sultanahmet Mosque in Istanbul. Brief sunset view of an unidentified mosque. view of the passenger terminal at Karachi International Airport, Pakistan. Camera pans across a ramp to a MAC C-5 aircraft with its nose loading doors open. View of the Pasig River and buildings, from aircraft flying over Manila, Philippines and ground-level view of a central square. A crowded shopping area in Japan. The Sidney Bridge (and opera house in background), Sidney, Australia. A C-5 inflight departing a coastline. Crew members in cockpit of a C-5. A navigator with sextant mounted in roof of aircraft.

Date: 1975
Duration: 1 min 57 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
People gather to celebrate freedom in India on the occasion of Indian Independence.

Lord Mountbatten declares India as a free country in Karachi and New Delhi. Crowd gathers at the India Gate to celebrate the freedom. Lord Mountbatten and Lady Mountbatten in jeep. Celebration in the cities. Mohammad Ali Jinnah addresses people. New flag of Pakistan flies on the flag pole. Officers and Mohammad Ali Jinnah salute. People walk on the street of free India. Jawaharlal Nehru addresses people. Indian flag on the flag pole.

Date: 1947, August 15
Duration: 2 min 6 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. President Eisenhower briefs press about his 2 1/2 week trip to nine countries during a press conference in Washington DC

U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower's 175th press conference in Washington DC, United States. Several correspondents from different nations arrive for the President's 175th press conference. Men prepare cameras mounted on tripod stands at the back of a hall. President Eisenhower with an official walks past the newsmen seated in the hall. The President makes an announcement of his two and a half weeks' trip starting from December 4, 1959. The newsmen taking notes. The President says that he would be visiting nine countries and would be making brief informal visits to Rome, Ankara, Karachi, Kabul and would be in New Delhi for the inauguration of the American Exhibit at the World Agricultural Fair on December 11. He says he will visit Tehran and Athens on his way to Paris for the Western Summit meeting. He gives details of the 3 main days. December 4 - when they would be developing legislative program for the coming year, December 11 - the beginning of the World Agricultural Fair, and December 19 - when he would be in Paris for a meeting. A newsman asks the President the purpose of this extensive visit. The President states the importance and need of being the first U.S. President to make an extensive visit to a strategic continent like Asia. He expresses his interest in visiting India and millions of people who are struggling to raise their standard of living. He says that he will visit Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and other nations on the way. The President further says that he hopes to build in that region of Asia and in many other parts, a better understanding of the United States. A correspondent asks the President whether Mrs. Eisenhower and his family members would be joining him for the visit. The President says that some of his family members would be joining him but may be not his wife.

Date: 1959, November 4
Duration: 5 min 7 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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