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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
 
 
NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) air exercises

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) air exercises in Western Europe. Air power of the Atlantic Pact Nations exhibited. Americans, French and British join in a mass transport and parachute exhibition at strategic points. Thunder jet fighter-bomber aircraft stand at the airbase. General Eisenhower confers with officers. Tent in the background. Pilots seated in the cockpit. Planes in flight. Troops trained with U.S. equipment.

Date: 1951, October 29
Duration: 1 min 19 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
General Eisenhower returns to West Point, New York and meets his wife and grand children.

U.S. Army General Eisenhower returns to West Point, New York. A U.S. military aircraft transporter on the ground. General Dwight D. Eisenhower arrives at West Point to rest and prepare his report for the Congress. He disembarks from the aircraft after a tour of the Atlantic Pact nations in Europe. His wife and grand children meet him. He holds his grandchildren onto his lap.

Date: 1951, January 30
Duration: 25 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The early life and the activities of U.S. Army General Dwight D Eisenhower in Europe.

The life and career of U.S. Army General Dwight D Eisenhower up to the time of his appointment as the Supreme Commander of the NATO ( North Atlantic Treaty Organization). General Eisenhower with Mrs. Eisenhower and their grand children. They watch the photographs of his early life. The General arrives at his former home in Dennison, Texas. 'Eisenhower Birthplace' written on a board on the top of a building. The General has breakfast with his school teachers and other friends at his home. He meets officials at an air base. The General with his brothers Earl and Milton. A photograph of General Eisenhower as a West Point cadet. Cadets marching on a ground. Eisenhower as a U.S. Army Brigadier General discusses a wall map with other officials. The General is greeted by King George in Great Britain. He plans European invasions with British Army General Bernard Montgomery. He goes ashore with General Montgomery after the Allied amphibious landing on Normandy, France. General Eisenhower and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill watch a mass parachute drop at the Rhine River in Germany. He accepts the surrender of the German forces in Rheims, France.

Date: 1951
Duration: 4 min 8 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
American sends supplies to European countries under Marshall Plan.

American food, machine, tools and other supplies loaded in ships for Europe under Marshall Plan. German citizens in West Berlin German busy rebuilding after World War 2 destruction. Men at construction sites and boys and men moving equipment, bricks, steel, lumber, cement, and wheel barrows. Communists demonstrate in Soviet east Berlin. Men and women climbing fences at a building while a crowd pushes forward. Communists blockade Berlin. East German police officers in a human chain move a crowd. A blockaded area dividing the city. Industrial production stopping due to power failures. Closeup of analog power dial moving to zero from a power cut. A light in a factory turning off. Goods piled up idle in train stations, unable to be moved. A blocked border crossing at Helmstedt, and a line of trucks with food supplies at the crossing, stopped and unable to pass. Truck drivers discuss the impasse with a Russian guard.

Date: 1951
Duration: 2 min 30 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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