Scenes of buildings devastated due to cyclone in Madagascar. Wreckage near a coastal area. Historic churches demolished. Industrial establishments devastated.
U.S. Army Medical Service research in collaboration with scientists around the world. Tropical Disease Research Center in Puerto Rico. Building with jeep parked in front. View of scientists in the laboratory. Scientists at table gather data on tropical diseases. Germany: scientists studying epidemic jaundice observe through a microscope. Another scientist pours a liquid in a flask. Madagascar :Street scene with veiled women and turbaned men in market place. Washington: Laboratory of Army Medical Research Center. Technicians and scientists work in laboratory. Chemicals kept in the shelves. A doctors collects the blood sample of a person. A team of doctors perform surgery. A soldier on bed wearing an oxygen mask and then on a tread mill, in experiments at Fort Knox, Kentucky . Aerial view of atomic bomb explosion. A person entering Headquarters Building of Walter Reed U.S. Army Medical Center, Washington, DC . A soldier in a whirlpool tub of water as a nurse helps with physical therapy. Soldier patients receiving physical therapy under supervision of nurse. Soldiers in beds in a hospital ward. A soldier drinks purified water from a mug and purifies water in the field. A scientist pours a liquid from one flask to another in developing pasteurization methods. Chefs cook. Scientists wearing mask as they work in the laboratory. Microscopic view of disease-causing bacteria. DDT is sprayed into a woman's clothing. DDT spray and powder fumigates plants. A blood sample taken from finger and put on slide. Candling of eggs preparing penicillin. Captain Carl Zimmerman, U.S. Army, speaks.
Embassies in Washington DC, United States. A flag displayed on a building. A motorcade led by motorcycle escorts moving on a road. Several vehicles moving on the road. A sign stone outside a building reads '3006, Brazilian Embassy'. View of the cars moving down the road. A sign on the sidewall of the entrance to a building reads 'Australian Embassy'. Views of the Austrian Embassy, the Embassy of Madagascar and the Embassy of Finland. Flags displayed on buildings. Cars moving down the road. The Embassy of Yugoslavia in view. Vehicles moving on a road in the city. The U.S. Capitol in the background. People walking on a road. A man jogging on a path lined with street lamps on one side. A monument in the background.
Anniversary of East German Revolt against Soviets in 1953. West Berliners including Mayor Willy Brandt and Chancellor Ludwig Erhard at the memorials of those who died in East German Revolt against Soviets in 1953. Flowers on memorials. More than 200 memorial services recall day of revolt in 1953. Chancellor Erhard leads 75,000 people in a rally before the Town Hall. Freedom torch is lit by a man.
Scenes from General Motor's Motorama event in New York's Waldorf-Astoria hotel, in 1953. A couple stands next to a 1953 Pontiac Parisienne concept car displayed at GM's Motorama event. It was designed by GM's Harley Earl and team. The couple gets into the car as the man handles the steering. In the next scene, a young woman sitting in Oldsmobile Starfire is joined by another young woman. (Note: The Pontiac Parisienne is now part of the Bortz auto collection.)
26 July 1953: Cuban political leader Fidel Castro sends his men to the Moncada Barracks manned by the military garrison. His men are massacred and gunned down by the officers. The garrison Colonel Alberto, followed by his men. A crowd surrounds them. Officers with the uniforms of the killed revolutionaries. An officer at a table while others stand around him as he is rewarded the General Star. Officials sign documents. The wounded from the barracks in a military hospital. Officers and officials attend the military honors ceremony for the dead officers and soldiers. Policemen keep a vigil and search cars on the streets. General Rafael Salas Canizares leads the hunt for conspirators. The General with other officers pose with the arms found during a search. Buildings bombed and wrecked by saboteurs. Officers comb the island. Castro surrenders and is tried in 1953 along with his men. 1954: Other revolutionary fronts operating. A man signs a document surrounded by officials. Students demonstrate on the streets. A wounded on a litter and another on a hospital bed. 1955: Batista signs an appeasement and Castro, his brother Raul, Melba Hernandez, Haydee Santamaria, and Castro's men are released. The brothers are greeted by their sister Lydia. He announces that he will leave the country to organize an invasion. People rejoice on the street.