Britain explodes an atomic bomb during tests near the desolate Monte Bello Island, Australia. Warship at sea. Men reach the target area and make preparations for the test. They set observation posts. Technicians at the test site. Barricades on land. Men watch a timing instrument and wait for the time of the explosion of the bomb. At the decided time, the bomb explodes. A huge fire from the bomb results in the formation of a mushroom cloud.
New York Giants train in Phoenix Arizona prior to 1953 baseball season. This clip shows many of the prominent Giants from that time, minus Willie Mays, who was in the army that year. Shot of infielders Bobby Thomson, Daryl Spencer, Davey Williams and Whitey Lockman simultaneously turning and throwing. Shot of catchers Wes Westrum, Sal Yvars, Sam Caledrone, and two others. Shot of outfielders Monte Irvin, Jim "Dusty" Rhodes, Clint Hartung, George Wilson, Harvey Gentry, Don Mueller, Bill Taylor. Shots of pitchers Sal Maglie and Hoyt Wilhelm. Manager Leo Durocher confers with his coaches. Announcer notes return of star outfielder Monte Irvin, who missed most of 1952 with broken ankle. Irvin hits a pitch toward left field. Durocher talks at camera.
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of United Kingdom, walking with Princess Elizabeth, behind them. King George saying farewell to Princess Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip as they board a British Overseas Airways passenger plane for a 5-month trip abroad to Africa and Australia. Scenes of the King as a young man, in public school and as a young Naval Officer, and Duke of York. Royal carriage with escort and scene of dowager Queen Mary with the Duke of York and his wife, the former Elizabeth Bowes-Lyons on the occasion of their wedding, April 26, 1923. Royal carriage carrying King George VI on day of Coronation following the abdication of his brother, Edward the 8th. Scenes of coronation of King George VI. The Royal Family: King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret pose on castle balcony. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on royal thrones. Historic profile photograph of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth during trip to Africa. King George VI and Elizabeth II visiting Canada. King George VI, formally dressed, with President Franklin Roosevelt, in an open car. The royal couple sitting with the Roosevelts on a porch, in the sun. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II in the country, with cart and on bicycles with daughters Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret. Scenes of royal wedding of Princes Elizabeth and Prince Philip, with King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II attending. The British royal family on occasion of 25th wedding anniversary of George VI and Elizabeth II. Crowds outside Buckingham Palace in vigil during illness of King George VI. Signs being posted about the King's condition. King George VI actively engaged following recovery from surgery. Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip being welcomed in Kenya. Kenyans in native dress. Kenyan boy presents bouquet of flowers to Princess Elizabeth. Newspapers announce death of King George VI, at Sandringham Palace and Princess Elizabeth returning from Kenya to assume the throne.
Major catastophe events of the year 1952. Views of destruction on the ground in Elizabeth, New Jersey, after American Airlines flight 6780, a Convair 240, crashed into a house at Williamson and South Streets on January 22, 1952. Burned wreckage and devastation seen at the crash site in Elizabeth following the crash and subsequent explosions damaging or destroying multipole houses in the 600 block of Williamson Street. In the first few seconds of the clip, the Battin High School for Girls is seen in the background. The school was adjacent to the crash but not hit. Narrator also describes the crash of an Army transport plane in California which killed 86 soldiers, but no images of that crash are shown. Next scenes shift to England, on September 6, 1952, as a de Havilland DH.110 jet aircraft, piloted by John Derry, explodes in midair after achieving Mach 1 and then beginning a left bank and climb at 450 knots during the 1952 Farnborough Airshow. Spectators at the British air show are seen on the ground in the area below the explosion and where debris rained down on the crowd causing deaths and injuries. Engines from the blown-up DH.110 plane (prototype, ID WG236) are seen hurtling through the sky toward Observation Hill immediately after the mid-air explosion. Scenes show crowd working to tend to the wounded and shocked families and children crying.
Major events of the year 1952. Narrator indicates that the British detonated their first atomic bomb in 1952. Aerial view of Enewetak Atoll area where United States testing took place. America tests its first hydrogen bomb and a massive explosion occurs during Test Ivy, at the Enewetak atoll, on November 1, 1952.
Richard Nixon-Spiro Agnew election campaign for the office of Presidency in United States. An older woman walks, alone, along a wet road at night in United States. Lights in the shops. A neon sign on a shop reads 'Lido Bello'. She walks in front of buildings with iron gates. Richard Nixon insists on freedom from fear for citizens of United States.