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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
 
 
Renewed tourism in Western Europe five years after World War II

Transworld Airways Lockheed Constellation airliner arriving from New York City and Shannon,Ireland. It taxis to parking ramp at Orly Airport, Paris, France. Closeup of another airliner shutting down on the ramp. Passengers walk across the ramp and under the tail of an Air France plane, on their way to the terminal building. They are greeted by a band of men in red huntsmen uniforms playing hunting horns. A railroad train in a picturesque setting. Patrons relaxing on a cafe terrace, at an Italian train station, as an electrified train pulls in. An excursion boat draws near to Chillon Castle On Lake Geneva Switzerland. More views of the castle, from its footpath. Ancient Greek ruins near the Mediterranean Sea. Saint Mark’s Basilica on St. Mark’s Square in the city of Venice, Italy. Many visitors walking in the square, and a flock of pigeons taking flight. The Palace of Versailles, viewed from behind statues in the garden. Chartes Cathedral, Chartres, France. St Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy. Views of Copenhagen, Denmark, including the Little Mermaid statue. A man rowing a boat on a lake in the Alps Mountains. Snow-covered mountains. Trains running in the mountains. Border guards of Italy and Switzerland on their respective sides of their mutual border at a train station. A train transiting the border. A volkswagen car and other vehicles being processed at a German border crossing.

Date: 1950
Duration: 3 min 14 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Transportation progress in Europe during the nineteenth century and into middle of 20th century after World War 2.

A model Relief map of Western Europe, with country borders marked in red. Animals used in rural areas. Italian farmers transporting milk cans and other things by donkey. A farm wagon being pulled by a horse. Road through the Simplon Pass, in Switzerland (constructed by Napoleon to transport artillery between the Rhône valley and Italy). Views of the mountainous area. Sketch of early English steam railroad train and of others in other countries, embraced enthusiastically by the local citizenry . Illustrations recording construction of the Britannia bridge across the Menai Strait between the island of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales. (It opened March 5, 1850.) Relief map of Europe focuses on Basle (Basel)in Northwest Switzerland. A modern-day signpost showing directions to France, Germany, and Switzerland. Freight trains arriving and cargoes being transferred by cranes of the Canal Barge operating company, Schweizerische Reederei. View of open storage yards, rail lines and a river. Freight trains carrying various loads to many different European destinations. Wrecked transport facilities left from World War II.

Date: 1950
Duration: 4 min 10 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
People face a drought, factories are closed and black marketeers sell food after post-war period in Europe.

A documentary depicts life of people in the post-war ( World War II) times in Europe. Animated map of Western Europe. Ruins and debris of buildings damaged during the war. Two women walk past rubble. The damaged buildings. People cross a damaged bridge. A man at work during the construction of a bridge. Men make boats. Smoke comes out from a factory. A man in the factory makes a part of a machinery. Another man paints a machine part. A man fixing a machine part. Men at work in the factory. A man uses different equipment. A man and a woman eat food. A farmer ploughs a field with the help of horses. Boats in a harbor. Fishermen at a dock. A fisherman detangles a fishing net. People buy food from shops. They walk on a street. European people wait in a line for food because of drought. Food kept in a shelf. A coal factory. A steam locomotive moves on tracks. Coal miners dig out coal from a mine. The miners at work in the mine. A close up of a man digging coal. People walk in a line to get coal. A man distributes equal amounts of coal to the people. A power plant. A man operates controls. Different machines at work. A view of a city. People walk in a street. Men and women enter a food shop A woman feeds hens. A farmer sells his live stock. People in a city purchase food in black market. A woman buying food from a black marketeer. Women picking olives. A woman enters a shop and speaks to a man. A freight car moves on tracks. A freight car factory in Belgium. Men at work in the factory. A man checks the wheels of a freight car. The factory. Freight cars roll down. No men at work in the factory. A man sitting on a wall collects cigarette butts. Weavers in Holland dig a pitch.

Date: 1950
Duration: 5 min 56 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes from famous sites and cities in America in mid 1960's; focus on various wheeled vehicles.

Children lean out windows of railroad train climbing hill at Mount Washington, as men make adjustments on track bed while the train approaches at slow speed. People outside Binion's Horseshoe casino and hotel in Las Vegas with neon lights flashing and illuminating a woman crossing the street. View of people walking on city streets, town streets, and inside buildings in America in mid 1960's, including views of various late 1950's through mid 1960's cars on roads. View of Belmar Hotel in New Jersey. Families on vacations hiking on ridge tops and beside large canyons; possibly Grand Canyon. Three young boys, shirtless, walking along a wooden fence on a large western ranch. Three women in bathing suits walking on sand of a beach. Heap of waste old 1940's and 1950's cars stacked up. A family with women and children walking along a city street. A line of boys with backpacks, possibly boy scouts, walking along a trail in the woods. Air Force Academy cadets marching on grounds of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. Pedestrians crossing busy city streets and cars on city streets in American cities. Boy pulls a girl seated in a red wagon along a suburban sidewalk. Man crosses city street with garment wagon as a vendor pushes his food truck along the street. Man pushes a cart stacked high with cardboard boxes. Men on golf course wheel golf bags near the green. Man wheels gas tank along a seashore area. Post office mail carrier wheels mail bag on sidewalk of neighborhood. Women pushing babies in strollers and scenes along a street market

Date: 1965
Duration: 3 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Examples of recovery in Europe after the devastation of war as a result of the Marshall Plan.

The Marshall Plan implemented in Europe. Turkey: A man marks something on a wall. Another man tests a vehicle with a machine. Modern equipment , plow, harrow, combine are used in the field. Discussion of food production in Denmark and Northern Europe. Also Antwerp Belgium's advances in transporting goods.

Date: 1950
Duration: 2 min 41 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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