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Montage of news items about international tensions in 1958

Opens showing views of the U.S. Pavilion at the Brussels Fair. An array of international flags and artistic fountains grace the Pavilion. Glimpse of the relatively plain Exhibition Hall of the Soviet Union. Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser shakes hand with Nikita Khrushchev 1st Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Nasser speaking to the 600-member assembly of the new United Arab Republic (encompassing Egypt and Syria). Arabs marching with banners. King Faisal II of Iraq and his uncle, Abdul Ilah, step to a podium. Faisal II riding in a horse-drawn carriage. View of seaport in Lebanon. A U.S. Naval task force is visible, arriving in response to a request for aid from Lebanon. U.S. marines in an amphibious landing near Beirut. They establish a beachhead as local Lebanese watch and applaud. The marines load artillery and ammunition on the beach. The scene changes to the island of Quemoy in the Taiwan Strait, where entrenched KMT troops of Chiang Kai-Shek, are seen scrambling as they undergo constant shelling from mainland China. The American Destroyer, USS Ammen (DD-527) is seen underway on patrol in the Taiwan Strait. U.S. Navy vessels provide relief supplies to the bombarded Islands in the Taiwan Strait. Landing craft are loaded with essential supplies for delivery. Sailors are seen throwing sacks of foodstuffs over their ship railing into a landing craft below. A line of laden landing craft follow in the wake of a Navy ship. The cold war scene shifts to West Berlin, Germany, where high rise housing is shown and citizens are seen going about their daily activities. A large sign in German warns that one will be leaving West Berlin immediately by passing the sign. Views of damaged buildings left untouched in East Berlin. Militia in black uniforms perform close order drills in the midst of destruction around them in East Berlin. Street sign identifies Unter Den Linden. The formerly elegant avenue is seen virtually deserted. A horse-drawn carriage moves along and men push a cart full of supplies. Bicyclists ride along the side of the street. Headquarters of the 4-powers administration building is seen without a Soviet flag. French, American, and British soldiers stand guard. (Soviets are absent.)

Date: 1958
Duration: 3 min 0 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
 
 
Egyptian President Nasser in Egypt, Robert Murphy in Lebanon and Soviet Premier Khrushchev at the UN summit in New York, U.S.

Crisis in the Middle East. Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser walking with several officials. President Nasser waving to a crowd. The crowd cheering the President on the 6th anniversary of the overthrow of King Farouk I. The President speaking into several microphones from a podium. A large crowd gathered. U.S. negotiator Robert Murphy meeting Lebanese President Camille Chamoun in Lebanon. Robert Murphy and President Chamoun with an official. The men are talking. American evacuees from Iraq arriving at an airport in Rome, Italy. Men, women and children coming down the steps from an aircraft. The evacuees at the airport. A street in Jordan. Vehicles moving on a road and people on a street. Buildings on the street. Flags flying at half mast on several buildings in the event of King Faisal II and other leaders being killed by Iraqi rebels. King Hussein of Jordan addressing a press conference. Several officials at the conference. A United States Air Force aircraft at an airfield in Jordan. Men unload gas cans from the aircraft. Men standing in a row pass the cans. Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev during summit talks in the United Nations. Aerial view of the United Nations building in New York, United States.

Date: 1958, July 24
Duration: 2 min 35 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
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
 
 
General Adams, Ambassadors McClintock and Robert Murphy and General Chehab meet in Beirut, Lebanon during the Lebanon Crisis.

U.S. Army officers and officials in Beirut, Lebanon during the Lebanon Crisis. Commanding General of U.S. Army Forces in the Middle East Paul DeWitt Adams, U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Robert Mills McClintock, Personal representative of U.S. representative to Lebanon Robert Daniel Murphy and Commander-in-Chief of the Lebanese Army General Chehab standing and talking in front of the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon. An officer standing behind them. Photographers taking pictures. The officials get into cars. The cars leave. The American Land Forces Honor Guard standing in a row along the side of the road in front of the Embassy. A man takes pictures.

Date: 1958, July
Duration: 1 min 2 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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