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Members of the Southeast Asian Treaty Organization strengthen their ties within collective security organizations in Pakistan.

SEATO (Southeast Asian Treaty Organization) in Pakistan. Members of the Southeast Asian Treaty Organization strengthen their ties within collective security organizations. They pledge support to Pakistan in territorial disputes with India and re-affirm their common stand against Russian aggression. Dignitaries speak into microphone during the meeting.

Date: 1950, March 2
Duration: 43 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Morrison and Knudsen construction company building dams in Afghanistan

Opening scene shows view from vehicle traveling from the Pakistan border over the Spinbaldak-Kandahar highway. View from above of a yellow truck on that road and arriving at the Morrison and Knudsen (MK) construction company headquarters near Kandahar. Views of the buildings to house and otherwise provide for MK employees. View of several camels walking away from the camera in a desert area. An MK crane lifts a drag line bucket in process of laying out a canal. An old man and a young boy watch the process. View of the MK-built dam across the Helmand River that will supply canals with water for irrigation. The King of Afghanistan, Mohammad Zahir Shah, arrives with aides to inspect the project. (Narrator notes the King was present at the gate-opening of the dam in 1949.) An MK engineer converses with the King. View of water flowing for the first time into a new canal. (The water approaches a man walking in the dry canal.) Engineers converse while standing above a canal construction site. Below, teams of Afghan workers work on the canal sides. An Afghan surveyor, using a transit, to lay out the center line for a canal, waves his arms to an assistant in the distance. Closeup of man driving a stake and another holding the line that will mark the center line. Earth moving equipment being used to prepare the canal bed. Closeup of machine wheels turning. Glimpse of freshly-dug long canal

Date: 1950
Duration: 1 min 56 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
UN Commissioner Adrian Pelt and members of an Advisory Council meet people and the Emir of Cyrenaica in Libya.

A film depicts steps in Libyan independence. Allied soldiers on tanks during World War II. A tank goes past a ruined building. People gathered look as the Union Jack is unfurled. People read a proclamation pasted on a wall. Ruins of World War II. A meeting in the United Nations in 1945 where it is suggested that Libya be placed under temporary UN trusteeship. A resolution in the UN on 21st November, 1949 to create an independent Libya. The Russian delegate to the UN states his disagreement. The United Kingdom delegate speaks in favor of the resolution. A UN aircraft lands and taxis in Libya. Advisory Council members, led by Mustafa Qasim Mizran, who is first to exit the plane and is head of the National Party and Director of the School of Arts and Trades in Tripoli, are joined by UN Commissioner in Libya Adrian Pelt as they are greeted by dignitaries. The headquarters of the Commissioner and the Advisory Council in Tripoli. A sign reads 'Office of the United Nations Commissioner in Libya'. Members of the Advisory Council include representatives from Tripolitania, Cyrenaica, Fezzan, Egypt, France, Italy, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, the United States and a minority group delegate. Cars carrying the representatives drive out of the gates of the headquarters. They meet people to become aware of their problems. People greet the UN Commissioner and the members of the Advisory Council. A visit to Benghazi where they meet the Emir of Cyrenaica. People holding placards in front of the Emir's palace to greet the Advisory Council. They meet the Emir, who is the religious Muslim leader, in his place. The headquarters of the Commissioner and the Advisory Council, where Mustafa Qasim Mizran is seen touching his face, as he stands behind king Idris,

Date: 1950
Duration: 5 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: French
 
 
The Morrison and Knudsen construction company contracts to build dams in Afghanistan and commences operations

Film opens with camera panning over the rugged, arid regions of Afghanistan. Broad view of the city of Kandahar, where modern buildings are being erected. Street scene in Kandahar shows numerous pedestrians walking along a road. View of new homes and other buildings recently constructed. Scene shifts to agricultural activities and products. Men bring products to market carried on backs of donkeys. A man harvesting some type of crop in a valley farm. Houses in a valley farm. View of a river. View of camels grazing on semiarid land. Executives of Morris and Knudsen construction company are seen in their offices, discussing a contract to build dams and irrigation canals in Afghanistan. Next, are shown stacks of skins from new born Karakul sheep, which earn Afghanistan millions of dollars annually in exports, and would, along with other assets, pay for the project. Morrison and Knudsen engineers are seen working over plans for the project. Potential employees for the project are seen being interviewed. A field engineer is seen receiving his passport as he prepares to fly to Afghanistan. A uniformed officer enters an office building to present the first requisition for supplies to be obtained for the project. A man reads a Radiogram requesting supplies. A purchasing agent begins processing the requests. A woman types necessary requisitions and others work on the requests. A steam locomotive is seen speeding along a railroad, as supplies begin arriving at American seaports for shipment abroad. A freighter loading supplies for trans-shipment to Pakistan. Longshoremen use pikes to roll heavy timbers for loading. Forklifts move heavy crates for loading. A freighter crew loads large wooden crates by means of the ship's cranes. The supplies,including prefabricated structural items are loaded into the ship hold. A sea bird perches on a ship. View of the stern and wake of a ship carrying supplies for the Afghanistan project. View of Karachi, Pakistan (where Morrison and Knudsen maintain an expediting office). Local people walking and riding bicycles. A camel pulls a wagon heavily laden with cargo. Views of cargo being offloaded from a freighter. Men on the dock load cargoes into cars of the Pakistan Northwest Railway. A freight train heading North toward the Afghanistan border. Views from the moving train as it enters a tunnel. Views, from the train, of rural Pakistan.

Date: 1946
Duration: 4 min 6 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The first Governor General Muhammad Ali Jinnah delivers a speech at a Moslem Congress in Pakistan.

The first Governor General of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, speaks at a Moslem Congress in Pakistan. Jinna delivers a speech after the partition of India. An official speaks into a microphone while he holds the flag of Pakistan. Jinnah leaves in a car escorted by policemen.

Date: 1947
Duration: 1 min 13 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. President Dwight David Eisenhower visits Turkey and Pakistan and is greeted by the people.

U.S. President Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower during a visit in Asia. U.S. President arrives in Ankara, Turkey. He gets off an aircraft and is greeted by Mahmut Celal Bayar, the President of Turkey. People on either side of the streets welcome Ike. Policemen ride bikes in a formation. Both the Presidents in a motorcade. People look from the windows of their houses. A poster of U.S. President on a building. A sign reads 'Turks trust Ike'. He is given a farewell. The President gets in a plane and leaves for Pakistan. The President arrives in Karachi. Flags of the United States and Pakistan. U.S. President is greeted by Pakistani President Muhammad Ayub Khan. Soldiers stand in a squad. U.S. Persistent climbs up a carriage drawn by six horses and is escorted by guards. People stand on either side of the streets to greet him. People look from the gallery of their houses. He gets off the carriage and visits the tomb of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. He witnesses a display of horsemanship. Ike stands with Ayub and waves.

Date: 1959, December 10
Duration: 3 min 11 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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