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Marshall Goldman speaks about the attempts of Mikhail Gorbachev to improve the sluggish Soviet economy.

The USA-USSR Moscow summit on perestroika in Moscow, Soviet Union. A boat sails in water in front of Red Square buildings in Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union. Traffic on road in Moscow. The expert speaks on the sluggish Soviet economy. Soviet Russian people walk on the streets in a Soviet city (likely Moscow). Some are shopping; some are reading posted material on bulletin boards. Marshall Goldman, a Soviet economist, speaks during a world net telecast. More views of Russian people in front of the shops and on the streets in the 1980s. The U.S. president Ronald Wilson Reagan and General Secretary of the communist party of Soviet Union Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev sign a pact limiting nuclear weapons. Mikhail Gorbachev waves to the people. The people hold balloons as they stand to greet him. Soviet Officials including Gorbachev stand at Kremlin in Red Square during a military parade. Flashback scene during the formation of the Solidarit Labor Union in Poland. ‎Lech Wałęsa, Polish Solidarity leader, speaking to a crowd in the early 1980s. Crowd protests on streets in Poland during time of formation of Solidarity movement. Final scenes of clip show rally in Red Square Soviet Union as balloons rise during celebration or parade, and view of large banner of famous deceased Soviet leaders is seen hanging from buildings.

Date: 1988
Duration: 3 min 53 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Solidarity leader Lech Walesa selected as spokesperson during a large public meeting addresses the crowd during Poland Crisis.

Crisis in Poland after the imposition of Martial Law by its Military Government. Solidarity leaders speak during a press conference. Striking Gdansk Shipyard workers outside the building listen to the press conference. A large crowd celebrates the selection of solidarity leader Lech Walesa as the spokesperson. Walesa addresses the crowd from a stage, holding a roll and speaks on microphone. A large crowd watches Walesa.

Date: 1980
Duration: 1 min 53 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Polish
 
 
Lech Walesa and other solidarity selected leaders demand free trade union in Poland.

Gdansk Shipyard on strike. Negotiations on the way to legalization of solidarity movement. A large crowd assembled in an open area. Solidarity leaders Lech Walesa and others arrive for negotiations. Lech Walesa speaks at a meeting. Other solidarity leaders take oath at the meeting.

Date: 1980, August
Duration: 1 min 53 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes of Invasion of Poland and Denmark by Germany, as covered during the Nuremberg Trials.

Flashbacks of Nazi activities during World War II presented during Nuremberg Trials. Chief prosecutor from Great Britain, Hartley Shawcross, presents Count No 2, Crimes Against Peace, meaning wars of aggression in violation of international treaties and agreements. Lieutenant Colonel Schumt relates Adolf Hitler's plans to occupy Poland. View of a truck and uniformed Germans marching and agitating in Poland to advocate annexation by Germany (under Albert Forster). On August 23, 1939, Joseph Stalin and Joachim von Ribbentrop sign Russian-German non-aggression pact. Flashback view of convoy of German tanks moving near farm fields toward Poland. View of Pope Pius XII and then Franklin Delano Roosevelt appealling to Germany not to attack Poland or other sovereign nations. Raucous laughter in Reichstag as Hitler addresses German leaders and describes the appeal by Roosevelt. September 1, 1939, scenes of German troops invading Poland as Luftwaffe begins mass bombing raid. Artillery guns fire, troops in jeeps, personnel carriers, and motorcycles stream into Poland. Aerial view of Luftwaffe aircraft in formation approaching Poland and bombing Polish cities. Bombs away view as bombs fall from aircraft to ground and explosions and smoke seen on ground in Poland. City buildings in Poland seen in flames and crumbling to the ground. Line of German Wehrmacht Army forces marching on roadways into invaded territory. German Army seen invading Denmark on April 9, 1940. German sailors aboard fast moving German ship. German army soldiers aiming machine guns. Camera view of German tank as tank gun is lowered directly toward camera. German forces occupy a North Sea dock area of coastal Denmark, German tanks and vehicles drive on streets and sidewalks in Denmark as Danish citizens run and leap out of the way. Danish citizens stand quietly along sides of a road as German Army marches into a city of Denmark.

Date: 1939
Duration: 4 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
College youth at University of California., Berkeley, during 1980 U.S. Presidential elections.

Film showing students at the University of California, Berkeley, principally in 1980. It also shows glimpses of Vietnam war era background events. Opening shows students on a college campus. Two of them sit and converse. Scene shifts to National Guard troops and police near the University of California campus, in May, 1969, when Governor Ronald Reagan declared a state of emergency and sent 2,200 National Guard troops into Berkeley, California. Next, students are seen handing out voting information from booths on the Berkeley campus during the 1980 U.S. Presidential elections.. Students massed on campus and some having lively conversations with others. The entrance gates to the campus are seen in the background. Students moving about on the campus and some seated at outdoor tables having snacks and conversing. A student being interviewed who speaks about employment. Complete shift of scene to American soldiers jumping from a UH-1 Huey helicopter in Vietnam. President Richard Nixon waving enthusiastically in front of the Presidential helicopter. President Lyndon Johnson glad-handing spectators as he walks along the streets of a city. Glimpse of American hostages being taken from the embassy in Tehran, Iran, November 4, 1979. U.S soldiers firing a howitzer field piece in Vietnam. Returning American hostages leaving an U.S.Air Force transport plane. A woman student being interviewed at Berkeley campus about the 1980 Presidential race between Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. Students seated on a long bench in a room where a picture of motion picture star, John Wayne, is displayed on a wall. A male student says Ronald Reagan has brought a new spirit into everybody in America. A Berkeley political science professor comments on the new voters. Students speaking positively about President Reagan. More views of students and voting information on campus. (Note: film is silent except for occasional interviews.)

Date: 1980, November
Duration: 2 min 20 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Demonstrations against the Communist government in Poznan and civilians celebrate as Soviets yield to Gomulka in Poland

A Mercedes auto exhibition in Poznan Poland in June 1956 before unrest took hold during Polish uprising of 1956. Flags of various nations at the show and Mercedes cars on display. A rebellion leader arrives and addresses demonstrators gathered in Poznan to protest the Soviet-led Communist government in Poland. Aerial view of Poznan Poland in 1956. Tanks of Soviet military arrive and are seen among the demonstrators. A court room during trial of the demonstrators' leaders. Workers and demonstrators gathering and meeting. Soviet Premiere Nikita Khrushchev arrives in Poland. His plane is seen landing and he walks down the steps from the plane to the tarmac. Wladyslaw Gomulka is tapped to lead the Communist party in Poland. He is seen speaking to a group assembled. Image of Konstantin Rokossovsky who Gomulka had removed from power after he had led military actions against the reform demonstrators in Poznan. Citizens in Poland celebrate Gomulka's ascension as Communist party leader and his anti-Stalinist reforms. Soviet tanks depart from Poland. English Newspaper headline "Poles sweep Stalinists from Power, Gomulka heads Freedeom Setup." A priest accepts flowers and gifts from people celebrating the return of freedom of religion in Poland.

Date: 1956
Duration: 3 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Portuguese
 
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