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Communist and anti-communist struggles, centered on Cuba, circa 1960. Also some flashbacks to World War 2 and Cold War images.

A pro Betancourt rally in Venezuela. Crowds gathered with signage against Fidel Castro and in support of Romulo Betancourt. Betancourt addresses the crowds from a podium on a stage, outdoors. A man sitting looking at a radio tower. Images of radio control equipment and sign wave signatures on a scope. Scenes of protest and rioting in a Latin American or South American city. Police combating demonstrators. Vehicles overturned. Citizens running through the streets. Crowds being sprayed by firehoses from moving fire trucks. Close up views of a newspaper "La Prensa" indicating Fidel Castro's support of the Communist party in Peru. Headline, "Fidel Castro Financia al partido comunista Peruano." An inside headline from the same paper reads, "La Embajada de Cuba Distribuye Propaganda Subversica en el Peru" indicating that an Ambassador from Cuba distributed anti-government, subversive propaganda en Peru. What follows are a series of images drawing parallels between Castro and other fascist historical leaders. Castro speaking forcefully, then a cut to historical excerpts from speeches by Hitler and Goebels during World War II. A scene with Hitler speaking and gesticulating wildly and forcefully, followed by a scene with Castro doing the same. A wooden sign with skull and crossbones and the words "HALT! STOJ!" on it. Prisoners in a Nazi concentration camp, thin, weary, and huddled near a barb wire perimeter fence. Nikita Khrushchev on a review stand waving his hat to Soviet Army forces marching below him carrying guns with bayonets fixed. Chinese citizen-military forces at a rally. Nikita Khrushchev shaking hands with Mao Zedong, Chairman of the Communist Party of China. Still image of Khrushchev and Castro embracing. An anti-communist rally in Cuba.

Date: 1963
Duration: 2 min 55 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
United States interests in South America and Latin America just before World War 2, and German presence in the Americas

Opening scene shows U.S. State Department officials of the Division of the American Republics in a meeting. They examine a map titled "Inter-American Highway" showing a proposed highway running from the border of the U.S. and Mexico at Laredo Texas, all the way through Mexico, Latin America, and into South America. View of South American farmers loading hay into a horse cart, then of cattle in a stockyard being herded by a cowboy on a horse. Aerial view of city of Rio de Janeiro Brazil circa 1938. Narrator discusses threat of dictatorships in countries of South America. Views of German ships and German contracted ships loading and unloading at Buenos Aires harbor. Narrator describes system of barter where Argentina sends goods to Germany in exchange for German-made goods. Swastika flag on one of the cargo ships. Dock crane with German sign "Deutsche Maschinenfabrik A.G. Duisburg". Letters on side of a ship reads 'Buenos Aires Maru'. Supplies unloaded from ship. Cargo stacked including wooden boxes with German writing labeled "Vorsicht - San Paulo Brasilien". In a Latin American or South American city, view of the storefront for luxury goods by Herm Stoltz & Co. A Nazi German flag hangs above the store entrance. Fine leather goods, cameras, figurines, steins, etc from Germany are shown in store window displays. View of Nazi German books on display in storefronts, including closeup of translated book "Mein Kampf" ("Mi Lucha") by Adolf Hitler, bearing an image of Hitler on front cover. A German passenger aircraft parked at an airfield, which narrator describes as being part of a German airline offering service to South America within two days of Berlin, Germany. More German airplanes are shown at an airport in South America. View of government offices in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. Large crest with a bird atop an entrance. Interior office view of President Getúlio Vargas of Brazil seated in discussion with American diplomats. Narrator indicates that Vargas learned of German colonists in Brazil planning his overthrow by assassination, and therefore outlawed all Nazi activity. Poster of Vargas communicating his policies. Scene switches to exterior view of the State, War, and Navy Building (later the Executive Office Building) in Washington DC, with the First Division Monument in the foreground. Interior view of office door bearing sign for Under Secretary of State. Inside, Sumner Welles is seen in discussion with officials. He is asked about the American attitude toward Latin America. Welles describes the importance of strengthening ties between the countries of the Americas. Under Secretary Welles states that the welfare of all of the countries in the region may depend on their continued solidarity.

Date: 1938
Duration: 3 min 20 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Interrelationships between free world and nuclear power and weapons during Cold War.

Flags of America, England and others wave in breeze. Fighter aircraft fly high overhead in sky. A NATO warship in sea. Combined NATO forces march together carrying various flags. Intercontinental Ballistic Missile or rocket ready for launch with emblem of U.S. Air Force on side. A B-52 high in sky with contrails behind. Crowd of American men, women and children in 1960's fashions looking upward at the sky. Night view of New York city. Arc de Triomphe in Paris seen with early 1960's cars passing by. Scene of the elaborately tiled library building with tile murals by Juan O'Gorman, at the University of Mexico in Mexico City (Biblioteca Central at the Ciudad Universitaria Campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico - UNAM). College students seated outside the library building. Farmer with two oxen yoked doing work. Men shoveling and moving material in wheel barrows perhaps in Latin America. Scene of a fair in India tents, vendors, and a small Ferris wheel ride. American children going round and round on a hand powered playground carousel.

Date: 1963
Duration: 1 min 32 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Cold War weaponry and NATO and American readiness for strike; Polaris Submarine and its features.

Aerial side view of formation of USAF B-52 Stratofortress bombers in flight in a blue sky. Dusk or dawn view of the White House in Washington DC and trees bare of leaves. Closer view of a single light on in one window of the White House while all else is dark. President Johnson seated at his desk reviewing paperwork. Close side view of President Johnson at work. American children spin on a playground carousel ride. Views from an outdoor market in Latin America or South America. Scenes of Bangkok, Thailand, boats with wares for sale seen in river, Wat Arun Temple. Low aerial views of a Polaris Submarine cruising at water surface. Crew of U.S. Navy Polaris submarine seen inside the submarine, including crew working in control room, and crew relaxing in a galley while one crew member plays a guitar. Crewman reading in his bunk while others play a game of chess. A line of submarine bunks. Crewman in engine room of Polaris submarine, passing by tubes of Polaris Missiles. Narrator indicates there will be 41 such submarines carrying over 600 such missiles, in movement at all times. (Mutual Assured Destruction). Sunset over waters of ocean. Children in Honduras walking to school. Honduran children in a classroom while teacher speaks. The Honduran children read books and listen to the teacher's instruction.

Date: 1963
Duration: 3 min 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Rafael Osuna of Mexico and Maria Bueno of Brazil win the U.S. National Singles Championship titles in tennis in New York.

Players of Latin America win U.S. National Singles Championship of tennis in Forest Hills, New York. Rafael Herrera Osuna of Mexico plays tennis match with his opponent, Frank Froehling. Rafael Herrera Osuna wins the U.S. National Men's Singles Championship. Spectators watch the match. Maria Ester Audion Bueno, of Brazil, receives standing ovation of audience. Maria Bueno plays and wins the U.S. National Women's Singles Championship from Margaret Court. Rafael Osuna and Maria Bueno hold trophies and smile.

Date: 1963, September 9
Duration: 1 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes of the city of Tokyo in Japan.

Japanese Propaganda film during World War II: Opening slate "La Federacion Japonesa de los gremios de exportadores e importadores con la America Latina . Producida por Domei Tsusin Sha". Scenes from exterior and interior of a Radio Studio in Tokyo where a narrator addresses persons of Latin America and South America. He introduces a Japanese orchestra in the radio studio which begins to play. Scenes of a map with animation of the radio signals from Japan being carried to Latin America and South America. Next is a "tour" of Tokyo: The Palace of the Japanese Emperor. Interior of the building. Officer speaks. Musical instruments played. Signs and various country names drawn on map. Another map shows Nippon and Tokyo. Scenes of the industrial city of Tokyo: Bridge, birds fly, vehicles on roads, residential area and modern buildings. A night club.

Date: 1942
Duration: 3 min 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Spanish
 
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