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People gather to receive their relatives and meet their family members at a harbor in Middle East

People meet relatives and friends at a harbor in Middle East. A large crowd gathers on a pier. At the terminal building, a man waves the flag of Lebanon. A ship arrives and people disembark from the ship. Some enthusiastic greeters climb up side of ship. Life preserver on ship shows name SS Mir...(remaining letters obscured) and registered port of Monrovia. People meet their relatives. Two men hug each other and smile. A man with his family members.

Date: 1947
Duration: 31 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
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
 
 
President Lyndon Johnson gives a speech on Middle East at a state dinner in Washington D.C.,United States

President Lyndon Johnson gives a speech on peace in Middle East at a state dinner at the White House in Washington D.C.,United States. He urges the leaders of the Middle East to talk about issues of tension so as to establish peace in the region.President Lyndon Johnson gives a speech on peace in Middle East at a state dinner at the White House in Washington D.C.,United States. He urges the leaders of the Middle East to talk about issues of tension so as to establish peace in the region.

Date: 1964
Duration: 2 min 59 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Soviet PM Kosygin addresses UN General Assembly regarding the Middle East crisis; dividing wall in Jerusalem is demolished.

Discussions on the Middle East crisis in the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York. Soviet Prime Minister Alexey Kosygin arrives by an airplane. He climbs down the stairs. His daughter Liudmila Gvishiani at the airport with her husband Dzherman Gvishiani. Kosygin speaks in the General Assembly of the United Nations about the Middle East and condemns the U.S. for allegedly encouraging Israel. U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets Australian Prime Minister Harold Edward Holt and his wife Zara Kate Dickens. He talks about the Middle East crisis days after the Six-day war, and urges Israeli-Arab negotiation with world cooperation. In the old city of Jerusalem, the dividing wall separating Jewish and Arab sections of the Holy City is demolished by bulldozers and religious orthodox Jews in a pilgrimage flock to the Wailing Wall or Western Wall.

Date: 1967, June 20
Duration: 2 min 39 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Army Public affairs film to explain idea of Universal Military Training (UMT) as a Plan for Peace, in 1947

The Universal Military Training Plan for Peace, 1947. A civilian spokesperson stands before a briefing chart entitled "Plan for Peace." He explains the concepts for the program, involving military training for young men immediately after they complete high school.He explains how young men would register and be screened, assigned, and trained under the program. Two college students discuss a requirement to join the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) under the program. Scene shifts to a U.S. Army officer talking with a civilian about the cost of World War 2. As scens of wartime military production are shown, Narrator interjects that "a full year of Universal Military Training will cost less than three days of war." Scene shifts to Separation Center, Fort Douglas, Utah. U.S. soldiers are seen mustering out. One holds his Honorable discharge certificate. View of marching German soldiers is inserted at this point. Contents of the U.S. Constitution are displayed in plain print, higlighting the part: "...provide for the common defense..." View of college students on a campus. Closeup of Dexter Gate at Harvard College, and three men walking through it into Harvard Yard. ROTC cadet talking with acquaintances about studying rockets. ROTC cadet talking with two middle aged men about unique sounds of airplanes. A B-17 bomber in flight. A C-119 (flying boxcar) aircraft in flight. A formation of B-17s viewed from above with clouds beneath. The XP-84 jet in flight. A V2 rocket being test fired at White Sands, New Mexico.

Date: 1947, May
Duration: 6 min 53 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Major Keep, Lt. Col. Toulmin, Major Johnson and Lieutenant Colonel West at a headquarter building in the Middle East.

Office of Strategic Services officers on a mission in the Middle East during World War II. Headquarter buildings in Cairo, Egypt. Security Officer Major Keep; Chief of Mission Lieutenant Colonel Toulmin ; Services Chief Major Johnson and Security Officer Lieutenant Colonel West climb down the steps of the headquarter building. In charge Maps and Target Section Lieutenant Stamepdos looks at maps for information concerning enemy installations.

Date: 1945
Duration: 1 min 33 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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