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Dedication of Marine Corps War Memorial at Quantico Virginia, and sculptor Felix de Weldon working on sculpture for Arlington location.

The U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial original statue during its unveiling ceremony at the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia on November 10, 1951 (This is after the statue had been moved from its original Constitution Avenue location in Washington DC in 1947, and subsequently renovated under sculptor de Weldon's supervision while it was in Quantico.). A sign on the memorial reads "Uncommon valor was a common virtue, 1945." Next scenes show sculptor Felix de Weldon as he works to build the larger Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, which was dedicated in November 1954. Felix de Weldon measuring a model of the flag raising on Iwo Jima made by him. de Weldon and others on his team work to carve the large war memorial in plaster before it is cast in bronze. Views of the sculpted faces of the six Marines who raised the flag on Iwo Jima: Faces of John Bradley, Rene Gagnon, Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, Harlon Block and Michael Strank. Brief glimpse of the original flag raising scene on Mount Suribachi in February 1945. Next scene, circa 1954 or 1955, shows the completed Marine Corps War Memorial in bronze, in Arlington Virginia, with Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial landmarks of Washington DC in the background. Close-up views of faces of a young boy, an elderly woman, and a middle aged man who removes his hat. American flag fluttering in the breeze atop the war memorial.

Date: 1955
Duration: 5 min 35 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Public Hearing, Senate permanent subcommittee on Investigations. Army-McCarthy hearing April 22, 1954.

April 22, 1954. First open session of Senate permanent subcommittee on investigations in response to charges filed by the U.S. Army on April 13, 1954, concerning improper actions by Senator McCarthy and staff to obtain special treatment for Private G. David Schine, U.S. Army. Seen before start of session are Army Generals Lucius Clay and Alfred Gruenther. Senator Karl Mundt presiding, calls the session to order. Among those seen are Senator Edward Dirksen, second person to the Chairman's right, and Senator Charles E. Potter to Dirksen's right. Senator John L. McClelland sits to Chairman Mundt's left. Senator Joseph McCarthy and his counsel, Roy Cohn, are at the end of the table. At end of clip McCarthy states for the record that "there is no contest between Senator McCarthy and the Department of the Army, and that all that Senator McCarthy has been trying to do is to expose the Communists who have infiltrated the Department of the Army -- a very small percentage."

Date: 1954, April 22
Duration: 4 min 20 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Richard Nixon and John Kennedy answer reporters' questions during a presidential election debate in Washington DC, U.S.

The second Kennedy-Nixon Presidential Debate in Washington DC, United States. Alvin Spivak of United Press International asks Republican candidate U.S. Vice President Richard M. Nixon to comment on his intentions in the field of civil rights. Nixon answers and states that progress is to be made in the field of employment by giving statutory authority to the Committee on Government Contracts. He states that in the field of schools, provisions should be laid whereby the federal government would give assistance to districts who want to integrate their schools. He speaks about presidential leadership. He concludes and says that the civil rights of the Americans should be recognized in order to protect the country from communist rule. Democratic candidate Senator John F Kennedy points that Nixon hasn't discussed what would be his policy on implementing the Supreme Court decision of 1954 and what would he do and what would be his leadership in providing fair employment, housing and education. He concludes by saying that the president must establish a moral leadership. Harold R. Levy of Newsday asks Kennedy to comment on what the President should do in racial discrimination events such as Little Rock Nine or the lunch-counter sit-ins. Kennedy says that he thinks that a president operates in different areas as a legislative leader, an executive leader and a moral leader and his functions differ in each area. He talks about the government contracts. He speaks about the standards set by the Americans which the Communists don't set. He comments on the case of Little Rock and says the U.S. President should go with the Supreme Court's decision. Nixon comments on the matter of the Committee on Government Contracts being mentioned by Kennedy. He talks about the functions of the Democratic Congress. He states that actions are required along with hopes. He concludes and says that in the field of executive leadership, U.S. president must lead and act as he talks.

Date: 1960, October 7
Duration: 8 min 59 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Fly- by of the Washington Monument in Washington DC, USA.

Aerial view of Washington DC shows a fly-by of the Washington Monument. Potomac River flows in the background. City view in the background.

Date: 1954
Duration: 1 min 14 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Aerial views of the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument in Washington DC, USA.

Aerial views of Washington DC in United States. Fly-by shows Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, bridge leading to the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and surroundings including the Munitions Building and the Main Navy Building. Circling around the Jefferson Memorial.

Date: 1954
Duration: 2 min 31 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
View of the Capitol Building and Washington Monument in Washington DC, USA.

Aerial views of Washington show a fly-by of the Capitol Building and circling the Capitol Building and the surrounding buildings. View of roads, vehicular traffic, parks and other buildings surrounding the Washington Monument. Potomac River flows in the background.

Date: 1954
Duration: 2 min 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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