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Monuments of Paris seen in the mid 1950's

A view of Place de la Concord looking towards American Embassy. Obelisk of Luxor in the background. 1940s and 1950s cars and trucks on the busy roads of Paris. Exterior of museum of Art de Métiers. Open air philately stamp market and flame at the tomb of an unknown soldier at the base of the arc of triumph in Paris. 13 July 1956.

Date: 1956, July 13
Duration: 2 min 4 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
A Communist parade in Paris,France.

Anti-communist propaganda piece in the 1950s: A Communist parade in Paris,France. Communist demonstrators chant slogans like 'Stop the War in Indo-China', Down with warfare',' Unite with Russia for world peace'. People carry signs and banners reading 'France', 'US Go Home' and many more. A mock attack by a boy on another boy dressed up as an American Miltary Police. A union of French women with banners reading phony title for a communist front organization. Big replica of Stalin's party line novel. Main body of procession includes parade by Communist-led trade unions. A parade of French military might in an other part of Paris. Thousands of French soldiers armed with rifles march on a tree-lined street. People gather in great numbers to witness the parade. A parade of French trucks,artillery and tanks.

Date: 1954, March 16
Duration: 2 min 41 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Trade union workers at a meeting inside a chateau in Paris,France.

Anti-communist propaganda piece of the 1950s: Exterior of a chateau which serves as a school for trade unionists of the Free Trade Unions in Paris,France. A class for railroad men on the settling of dispute, commences inside the chateau. French worker Jacques Dupont looks at a Free Trade Union poster. Jacques accompanies a new member to the meeting hall. Scenes of a discussion going inside the trade union meeting. Workers protest against the working of the Communist unions. A vote is taken on the outcome of the meeting. The majority vote against cooperation with the Communists(Reds).

Date: 1954
Duration: 2 min 58 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Heavily crowded markets of Paris, France.

A French woman mops stairs. A group of French women including Marie Dupont, works in a protective goggle manufacturing factory in Paris. A horse carriage in busy city markets. A blind accordion player plays music in street. Men and women shop at open market. Marie buys vegetables and looks inside a meat shop. A horse bust sign above a horse meat shop. Shoes, sweaters,and other items on display in shops. Marie looks at a skirt in an open shop. Excerpt is from an anti-communist propaganda piece in the mid 1950s.

Date: 1954
Duration: 2 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The Marshall Plan is implemented in different European nations so that they can recover from economic problems.

A documentary reviews the beginning of the Marshall Plan in response to the post war (World War II) needs of Europeans. It depicts its effect on the lives of people during the first year of its implementation. People on a street. A map of Europe. Animation depicts the production of textile, output of coal, requirement of manufacturing industries, and declined food production. U.S. Secretary of State George Catlett Marshall, Jr., tells the people of Europe that if they work together the U.S. will supply money for food and raw material. People read about Marshall's appeal in the newspapers. Traffic on the streets in Paris, France. Foreign Minsters of Great Britain, France and Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov arrive for a meeting to discuss the Marshall Plan. The delegates and representatives at the meeting. Molotov comes out from the meeting. Animated map depicts 16 European nations which get together to work for economic development. The delegates seated in a hall in Paris. The Organization for Economic Co-operation is formed. Delegates of European nations signing a document. A view of Norway. A book on a table reads 'First Annual Requirements Program Submitted to O.E.E.C.'. The Marshall Aid provided to Italy. The Marshall Plan implemented in Ireland. Traffic and people on a road. The U.S. Capitol in Washington DC. A meeting of the Congress for the Marshall Plan. Paul G. Hoffman is appointed the administrator of the Marshall Plan. People listen to news about the European Recover Program (ERP) on radios. Men unload food supplies sent by the U.S. from ships at a dock. People listen to a dignitary. Men unload machines from the ship. Workers in Holland ride bicycles. A man unloads cotton from a freight car. A sign for ERP on the freight car. Men at work in a mill. A coal hoist is delivered in Britain. The miners dig out coal and use the hoist. The coal is loaded aboard a ship for trade. Building of automobiles at a plant in Italy.

Date: 1950
Duration: 6 min 26 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Examples of post-World War II improvements in European transportation, particularly in air travel.

Post World War 2 improvements and advances in travel and transportation. An ocean-going ship is seen plying the waters of an estuary. A white tower is seen with moving radar antenna on top. A lone operator is seen at radar screens in the control room. He wears headset and microphone. Narrator notes how radar helps navigation in crowded estuaries like the Scheldt and the Malin. Captain onboard ship ostensibly speaking to the radar operator. Another radar antenna rotating rapidly. A British European Airways Vickers VC.1 Viking airliner at Schiphol Airport Amsterdam. Glimpses of other airplanes with European airlines identifications including, Belgian,Polish and Scandanavian Airlines DC-3s. A Portuguese DC-6 parked, and a KLM airlines DC-6, named the Vliegende Hollander, taxiing. A Sud-Est SE-161 Languedoc 4-engine airliner of Air France, taxiing.View of control tower and related buildings at the airport. A person marking a carton for air delivery. A man loads parcels from his automobile trunk, into a Scandanavian Airlines DC-3 aircraft. Venue shifts to Orly airport in Paris, France, where a DC-6 airplane sits in front of a terminal building. Preparations to greet a dignitary, including uniformed brass band seated at an awninged pavilion, and a military honor guard. A DC-4 aircraft parked in nearby background. Party going out to greet the dignitary, who turns out to be the President of France, Vincent Jules Auriol, arriving on an Air France Lockheed Constellation airliner. A large contingent of Army troops are assembled in formation to honor the arriving President. He strolls across the ramp, accompanied by a General and an Admiral, among others. He climbs stairs of the pavilion as the band plays La Marseillaise (National Anthem).

Date: 1950
Duration: 2 min 20 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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