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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
 
 
Children of many countries at play. Barriers between East and West Germany. Soldiers in places of international tension

Children in various countries at play. British boys playing soccer on muddy field surrounded by trees. Boys playing on bicycles along a paved path in an otherwise fairly barren landscape, possibly in the Middle East. Boys and hitting and catching a ball (probably in South Asia). American boys and girls pulling on a rope in a tug of war game at a park in the United States. Asian children in a school yard playground. African children seated in a circle as one runs around them in a game. An Asian boy flying a kite. Barbed wire and title of film: "In pursuit of Peace." German boys playing in mud near apartment buildings. Concrete Berlin Wall barrier nearby topped by barbed wire. An East German policemen monitoring a no man's land between East and West Germany. East German police in a guard tower at the barrier. Sound of dogs barking. Several soldiers in practice drill with an artillery piece . One armed soldier wears brown beret with crown and wreath insignia. An automobile is stopped by a sentry as it enters a military compound. A soldier in the compound wears Pakistani military insignia. Sentry checks papers of car's occupants. An Arab man looking through binoculars. His hat displays insignia badge of the Arab Legion with crown of the Hashemite Kingdom flanked by two crossed swords surrounded by a wreath. Sound of call to prayer from minaret is heard in background. View of ancient wall with statue of a woman and child in center, flanked by two outlook towers. A cross is displayed on face of wall between the statue above and an entrance way below. A soldier in steel helmet with netting, looks out over a stone wall (near time frame of Arab-Israeli Six Day War). Barbed wire and an arid valley are seen in the middle east. Two different shots of nuclear weapon test blasts or atomic bomb blasts are then seen. The first includes view of blast wave particles or shock wave approaching the camera position.

Date: 1967
Duration: 3 min 59 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes of Berlin divided by newly built Berlin Wall. Unrest in the city after division into East and West Berlin, Germany

The divided city of Berlin, Germany caused by the erection of the Berlin Wall. Shows early scenes of the Berlin Wall being built. Opening scene shows camera pan from Brandenburg Gate down to street level where East German construction workers are using a jack hammer and hand digging a trench across the middle of the street to serve as foundation for the Berlin Wall. A Soviet guard watches over the construction workers. East Germans and Soviet Russians walking with a spool of razor wire, putting up barbed wire barricades along other sections of the dividing border. German citizens gathered along the wall as it is built in a field area. Several young men in suits being pushed and harassed by a guard on the East German side of the Berlin Wall. View of a railroad train track that has been cut, and workers digging a deep trench at the site to build the wall right through the run of railroad track. East German refugees walking through a checkpoint area, desperate to leave east Germany before total closure of the border occurred. Refugees gathered in crowded shelters with mattresses on the ground. Young children and babies sleeping on mats. Views of barbed wire crossing railroad track runs. Animated map showing routing of aircraft for the Berlin Airlift in response to the Berlin Blockade by the Soviet Union in 1948. Riots on the streets of East Berlin. Views of various aircraft flying overhead, bringing supplies to citizens during the blockade. Relief supplies and food being unloaded at airport for citizens. People waving white handkerchiefs in the air to express thanks as a Berlin Airlift airplane passes overhead. People in East Germany throw stones at a Russian tank in the streets as a crowd of protestors gathers. A burning building with smoke pouring from its windows. Views of successful German industry and commerce in West Berlin. People working in West Berlin. German people shop in stores. A boy adds a bar of chocolate to a shopping basket. Men working in large industrial plants and factories. Large Siemens equipment in use in an electrical transmission component factory. A scientist or engineer looking through a microscope like device.

Date: 1961, August
Duration: 2 min 10 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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