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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
 
 
Travelogue of Hawaii State in Pacific Ocean.

1980s travelogue of Hawaii State and also scenes from a few mainland U.S. locations. Map of Hawaii. Pictures show people and sites located in Hawaii. People gathered on a sunny beach in Hawaii sunbathing on the sandy beach. People swimming and surfing in the ocean water. A catamaran beaching. Some people windsurfing. Tourists in 1980s fashions at resorts, chef preparing food, native dancers perform. Scene of lush rain forest area and waterfall. A hula dancer beckons toward camera. forests and waterfall at islands. Tourists travel in a tour bus as a tour guide speaks to them on the microphone in the bus. They visit a restaurant by the beach. Tourists take drinks from a waitress and enjoy local musicians playing music. Map shows North America. Montage of rapid scenes, including Statue of Liberty in New York harbor with twin towers of World Trade Center in the background; a cowboy riding a horse in a canyon area; a car in the northeastern United States driving over a covered bridge; a Ford Bronco driving on a dirt road in the American west with rock formations in distance; a child holding the hand of a Mickey Mouse character as they walk toward the Magic Kingdom castle at Walt Disney World. A couple waves to the camera. A sun tanned woman skier waves. American flags flying on flagpoles in the wind at night, with fireworks lighting up the sky in background. Dancers on a stage do a high kick routine as the theater curtain closes.

Date: 1986
Duration: 3 min 49 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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