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World tensions after World War II. The Baruch Plan. The Berlin Airlift. The Korean War. The Cold War.

Speaking before United Nations Atomic Energy Commission (UNAEC) in its first meeting in June 1946, Bernard Baruch proposes international control of all atomic energy -- the so-called Baruch Plan. Low level aerial view of ruined post World War 2 European city. Goods including heavy equipment, locomotives, being loaded aboard ships to aid in the postwar recovery of Europe (The Marshall Plan). Workers in Western Europe making use of Marshall Plan materials to rebuild their national infrastructures. West European farmers restoring agriculture. View from overflying light airplane of parts of postwar Berlin in 1948. Blocked roads and empty railroad tracks leading from East Germany to West Germany, blocked by the Soviet Union. Barge traffic at standstill due to Soviet actions. U.S. C-54 transport aircraft flying supplies into West Berlin (The Berlin Airlift) during the Soviet blockade of that city. West Berliners watching U.S. transport aircraft bringing fuel, food and other essentials into the isolated city. A C-54 flying low over empty railroad lines, as it prepares to land in West Berlin. Supplies offloaded from a DC-3 ( AKA C-47 or British Dakota) equipped with unusual set of rear cargo doors. Supplies being moved on Tegel Airport with many C-54 aircraft in the background. Numerous C-47 aircraft operating at Tempelhof airdrome. An East German official opening a barricade as Soviet blockade of West Berlin ends on May 12, 1949, and supply trucks begin to move over roads again. Flags of Western nations flying on high flagpoles. Glimpse of Allied warships underway during World War 2. Formation of P-38 Lightning aircraft in flight overhead. NATO troops marching and NATO armor on parade. Flashes of heavy artillery firing at night. Korean refugees moving South in 1950 with the outbreak of the Korean War. View of UN Security Council meeting in the absence of Soviet representative. U.S. tanks firing guns and American infantrymen in conflict with North Korea in Korean War. American wounded on stretchers.

Date: 1967
Duration: 5 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
General Dwight D. Eisenhower introduces Joint British-American film,"The True Glory," recapping World War II.

A film titled 'The True Glory' based on Allied invasion and conquest of Western Europe during World War II. Supreme Commander of Allied Expeditionary Force General Dwight D. Eisenhower introduces the film and speaks about Nazi defeat on Western Front in World War II. Animated map shows Germany and surroundings darkened on a world map. Nazi Fuhrer Adolf Hitler giving an impassioned and animated speech. Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels stands with other German officials. German troops parade. Men beat drums. Barrel of a naval-type heavy gun firing. Huge explosion on the ground. Views of the German "West Wall" defenses, and German Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel,Chief of Staff of the German High Command,inspecting them.

Date: 1945
Duration: 3 min 21 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Peqarl harbor attack in Hawaii leads to the entry of the United States in World War II.

A prelude to the entry of United States in World War II. U.S. Army band marching along with the troops. The bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japanese during World War II. Air raids in London. Cavalry and tank battles in Russia against Nazis. Panzer and Luftwaffe operations in Western Europe. Dead bodies lying on the street. Battleships underway at sea. Smoke arises as a battleship explodes. Soldiers and tanks advance towards the battleship. Aerial view of the target area.

Date: 1942
Duration: 3 min 59 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Kuwait Harbor on Persian Gulf, in 1942

Peaceful scene of harbor at Kuwait on Persian Gulf, under British administration, in 1942. Several small sailboats are in the water near a wharf. The sun is shining and weather is apparently pleasant, judging by the way people are dressed (all in western garb). A cabin cruiser is docked and several men stand near it conversing. A man, woman, and child stroll along the wharf. Scene shifts to the Brazilian Freighter, SS Ozorio (aka OSORIO) entering the harbor. Camera focuses on the Ozorio, underway. (Note: On June 8, 1941, The SS Ozorio, picked up survivors from the Robin Moor, first U.S. ship to go down in World War II. Later, the Ozorio, herself, was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine, on September 27, 1942.)

Date: 1942
Duration: 55 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
President Ronald Reagan gives a speech about East West relations at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany.

President Ronald Reagan addressing people at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany. Large crowd gathers People stand with the United States flags. Dignitaries on the platform. The flags on the platform. President at the podium gives a speech in front of the crowd. Crowd applauds. He discusses about the free state of prosperity and well being. He talks about the relations between the East and the West and arms control. He also discusses the Soviet's challenge to the Western Allianz about the nuclear weapons. The nuclear weapons and the chemical weapons should be eliminated. He talks about the democracy in Phillipines, freedom in Europe and the technological advancements taking place. He says that the West is ready to cooperate with the East as and when needed.

Date: 1987, June 12
Duration: 5 min 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The story of AFN ( American Forces Network) Radio. Founding announced in 1942. First broadcast in 1943; growth in 1944.

U.S. Army soldier reads newspaper while listening to radio. Soldiers doing their respective chores, listen to AFN (American Forces Network) Radio. General Marshall and General Eisenhower announce the creation of AFN, in 1942. July 4, 1943, the first broadcast of AFN. General Eisenhower mingling with paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division, on the eve of D-day. U.S. B-26 aircraft in flight. United States soldiers aboard landing craft and wading ashore at Normandy, France, on D-day, June 6, 1944. Soldiers tuning radios in the field. United States Sherman tanks and infantry move along country road in France. Audio includes portions from AFN broadcasts, including an announcer saying "You are listening to AFN Paris. This is the American Forces Network, on the road to Berlin." Road sign points to St. Lo. Group of U.S. soldiers gathered around a jeep with a radio, listening to AFN, in Germany.

Date: 1943
Duration: 3 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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