Anniversary of East German Revolt against Soviets in 1953. West Berliners including Mayor Willy Brandt and Chancellor Ludwig Erhard at the memorials of those who died in East German Revolt against Soviets in 1953. Flowers on memorials. More than 200 memorial services recall day of revolt in 1953. Chancellor Erhard leads 75,000 people in a rally before the Town Hall. Freedom torch is lit by a man.
Scenes from General Motor's Motorama event in New York's Waldorf-Astoria hotel, in 1953. A couple stands next to a 1953 Pontiac Parisienne concept car displayed at GM's Motorama event. It was designed by GM's Harley Earl and team. The couple gets into the car as the man handles the steering. In the next scene, a young woman sitting in Oldsmobile Starfire is joined by another young woman. (Note: The Pontiac Parisienne is now part of the Bortz auto collection.)
26 July 1953: Cuban political leader Fidel Castro sends his men to the Moncada Barracks manned by the military garrison. His men are massacred and gunned down by the officers. The garrison Colonel Alberto, followed by his men. A crowd surrounds them. Officers with the uniforms of the killed revolutionaries. An officer at a table while others stand around him as he is rewarded the General Star. Officials sign documents. The wounded from the barracks in a military hospital. Officers and officials attend the military honors ceremony for the dead officers and soldiers. Policemen keep a vigil and search cars on the streets. General Rafael Salas Canizares leads the hunt for conspirators. The General with other officers pose with the arms found during a search. Buildings bombed and wrecked by saboteurs. Officers comb the island. Castro surrenders and is tried in 1953 along with his men. 1954: Other revolutionary fronts operating. A man signs a document surrounded by officials. Students demonstrate on the streets. A wounded on a litter and another on a hospital bed. 1955: Batista signs an appeasement and Castro, his brother Raul, Melba Hernandez, Haydee Santamaria, and Castro's men are released. The brothers are greeted by their sister Lydia. He announces that he will leave the country to organize an invasion. People rejoice on the street.
American film and stage actor, Tyrone Power opens the 1953 Cancer Drive. Tyrone holds the American Cancer Society symbol and begins his appeal to the public. He talks about cancer, the crusade to save lives, research programs and the need to become aware. He holds up an envelope model and appeals to the people to donate generously and send gifts for the cause. He holds up an American Cancer Society poster to increase awareness about cancer.
New York Giants train in Phoenix Arizona prior to 1953 baseball season. This clip shows many of the prominent Giants from that time, minus Willie Mays, who was in the army that year. Shot of infielders Bobby Thomson, Daryl Spencer, Davey Williams and Whitey Lockman simultaneously turning and throwing. Shot of catchers Wes Westrum, Sal Yvars, Sam Caledrone, and two others. Shot of outfielders Monte Irvin, Jim "Dusty" Rhodes, Clint Hartung, George Wilson, Harvey Gentry, Don Mueller, Bill Taylor. Shots of pitchers Sal Maglie and Hoyt Wilhelm. Manager Leo Durocher confers with his coaches. Announcer notes return of star outfielder Monte Irvin, who missed most of 1952 with broken ankle. Irvin hits a pitch toward left field. Durocher talks at camera.
Damaged buildings in Berlin, Germany. Wreckage of former Italian consulate at Margareten Strasse during the uprising of 1953. A sign in German. Other damaged buildings.