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Voice of America broadcasts President's speech and USIS "Atoms for Peace" exhibits are presented worldwide

President Eisenhower of the United States addresses United Nations on December 8, 1953 about atomic bomb and atomic weapon dilemma in the nuclear age (part of Atoms for Peace initiative). Operators in radio transmission control rooms note down readings. View of time clocks of various places in the world including Honolulu, New York, London, Moscow, Calcutta, Bangkok and Tokyo displayed. The Voice of America broadcasts program in different languages by announcers. Scene of a family sitting in a living room as they listen to the president's speech on a console radio. People work at typing, printing, and translating the speech. USIA motion pictures service prepare newsreel of president's speech. A man views air mail of USIA films. Exterior views of several different United States embassy buildings worldwide. A guard standing outside the building. A Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. embassy in Japan, in Tokyo, meets with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Robert Murphy. USIA members seated around table for meeting, and, in Washington DC, creating publications about the Atoms for Peace program. People seated in a USIA library in Brazil read books and various USIA materials. Architects design 30 foot high Atoms for Peace exhibits. An exhibit being setup in a foreign country (possibly in North Africa). Exterior and interior views of the West Berlin, Germany Atoms for Peace exhibit. Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru in India is seen arriving in a jeep to view the Atoms for Peace exhibit in India. Prime Minister Nehru inside the exhibit hall watching a presentation. In Japan, a woman operates remote-controlled robotic hands to hold radioactive materials, at a demonstration for Japanese citizens. In a city in Italy, a view of a mobile van unit carrying an Atoms for Peace exhibit. Scenes from a film "A is for Atom" that was translated into 30 languages and shown all over the world. Wide view of the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union. A Russian radio commentator speaking at a microphone. Propaganda dramatization showing the Russian announcer attacking American plans for Atoms for Peace.

Date: 1954
Duration: 7 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A Japanese dignitary moves across Imperial Palace bridge in Tokyo; Richard Nixon exits Imperial Palace after visit

A horse driven carriage escorted by royal guards carrying a Japanese dignitary passes over the Nijubashi Bridge in Tokyo. United states Vice President Richard Nixon along with his wife, Patricia Nixon, exit the Imperial Palace in Tokyo after visiting Emperor Hirohito, and enter a waiting a car, during their stop in Tokyo on their Far East trip in the fall of 1953.

Date: 1953, November
Duration: 1 min 6 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Views of Japan and its militarism from 1937 through 1943 . Construction of B-29 bombers in the United States

Volcanic eruption and creation of island of Japan. Glimpse of map of Japan. Gardens and rivers. Two men demonstrate samurai sword techniques. Japanese soldiers advance through smoke carrying rising sun flag. Chinese suffering under Japanese military occupation. Two executed with rifles. Japanese soldiers waving weapons and red ball flags. A DC-3 aircraft flying over a Japanese Pagoda. Vies of Old Japan. Farmers at work. One manually turning a water pump with his feet. A man using a pole to propel a boat. Modern methods adopted in Japan for terraced farming. Japanese building railroads. Japanese modern locomotive on South Manchurian Railway. in 1934. A Japanese twin engine bomber taking off. The Japanese ocean liner, Asama Maru, in the 1930s. Glimpse of numerous ships in Tokyo harbor. Western style architecture in modern Tokyo buildings. Neon lights on the Grand Palace Hotel and other establishments in Tokyo. Industrial smoke stacks. Women at work in a silk factory. Finished product stamped "Made in Japan."Steel ingots being made in a Japanese steel mill using scrap iron imported from the U.S.A. Chinese victims of 2nd Sino-Japanese War. Japanese troops on parade. Fallen American Marines on shore of Tarawa Atoll in the Pacific in World War 2. Japanese high ranking officers reviewing troops on parade. Japanese warships underway. Troops parading beneath the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. American B-25 bombers on flight deck of the USS Hornet, headed to bomb Tokyo.A crew of Doolittle's Raiders standing by their plane. B-25 taking off from the Hornet. Formation of B-25s in flight. View from bomber of smoke rising from bombing of Tokyo below. Brigadier General Jimmie Doolittle pledging to repeat bombing of Tokyo. Supply train entering a Boeing Company defense plant. Workers being scrutinized as they enter the facility and punching in at a time clock. Poster in the plant picturing a B-29 bomber on a message in German describing it as an instrument for a "Destruction Battle against the Luftwaffe." Bold letters, above, in English read: "They're Promised-Let's Deliver 'em!" And, below, the words: "B-29, Super Bombers." Slabs of aluminum sheets fill a factory room. Overhead traveling cranes move them. Workers use heat and brakes to shape the aluminum sheets. Multiple views of the aluminum being machined and stamped to specifications. Wings being fabricated. Relatively unskilled labor using jigs to perform the work. Woman operating an overhead crane moving a wing in the plant. Views of plane parts moving across the ceiling via cranes. Women driving rivets into wings. Men and women employees working inside fuel fuel compartments of wings. A floor full of engine nacelles. A floor full of 2200 HP radial engines. A skeleton nose section being fabricated. Midsections and bomb bays being assembled. Workers crawling through the airframe during assembly. A woman working on a connecting tunnel. Sub-assemblies made by contractors arriving at the plant. More views of Boeing employees including young, old, men, and women, at work in the plant.

Date: 1944
Duration: 11 min 0 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Army Medical Service in Korea. Evacuation of wounded to Japan for treatment during the Korean War

Medical aid being provided to U.S. soldiers during the Korean War. Helicopters with special containers on their sides to be used for evacuation. An injured soldier being carried in a container on the side of the helicopter. The helicopter takes off. An injured soldier being brought to a medical station aboard a light liaison airplane. Men carry soldier on stretcher into an evacuation airplane. Cover over ramp into aircraft reads'374th troop carrier wing, Hospital Evacuation'. The aircraft will evacuate the wounded to Japan. In Japan, Japanese civilians are seen carrying wounded U.S. soldiers from a C-47 aircraft ,on a stretcher into an ambulance. View of ambulance interior,shows tiers of litters. Ambulance arrives at Tokyo Army Hospital. View of the hospital building. The wounded soldiers being carried into the hospital for treatment.

Date: 1953
Duration: 2 min 7 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Japanese crowd pushes and fights on street during riots in Tokyo, Japan.

Japanese crowd on street during riots in Tokyo, Japan. Mob pushes and shoves. Statesmen and members push and fight inside the legislative building. Elder statesman carried by mob to microphone on stage.

Date: 1953
Duration: 1 min 56 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Japanese students in front of a school building in Tokyo, Japan.

Japanese students perform snake dance in front of a school building in Tokyo, Japan. Young boys throw stones and swing sticks. They listen to a young man speaking into microphone. Police arrives to control the mob. Children enter building with flags in their hand.

Date: 1953
Duration: 52 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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