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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
 
 
Nationalization of oil refinery at Abadan, Iran.

Major events of the year 1951. Nationalization of Anglo Iranian oil refinery at Abadan, Iran. Workers at the refinery. British action leads people to protest against Britain and other western democracies on streets in Iran. Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddeq takes the matter to the United Nations. Delegates of various countries at the meeting. The United Nations headquarters in New York, United states.

Date: 1951, December 24
Duration: 53 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Army General Dwight Eisenhower delivers a speech on the V-E Day in Paris, France.

U.S. Army General Dwight Eisenhower speaks on the V-E day in Paris, France during World War II. General Eisenhower delivers a speech in Paris on the Victory in Europe Day. The General states that he has the proud privilege of speaking for the fighting men in his theater who conquered Western Europe and destroyed more men than they themselves possessed. The Allies selected Germany as their first object because it was the one place that all the Allies could bring their weight to bear. General Eisenhower pays his tribute to the Soviet Russian Army, the Allied Forces in Italy, the French, the British and the Americans on the Western Front and to GI Joe and his counterparts whom he says were the real heroes of the war.

Date: 1945, May 8
Duration: 2 min 11 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
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
 
 
Montage of scenes during World War II on the Western front during January 1945

January, 1945, on the Western front during World War 2. Troops of the U.S. 8th Infantry Division test new white camouflage coveralls for use in snow. They patrol in snow covered forest areas on the Western Front. A sergeant makes outdoor field adjustments to the coveralls using a knife and captured German sewing machine. He helps a soldier who tries on his new coverall. The material used is from old mattress covers. Several soldiers are seen putting on the camouflage coveralls. Scene shifts to U.S. troops with a jeep towing a 20mm Italian dual purpose gun for use in Germany. On January 2, 1945, they set up and fire the gun at targets a half mile away. In Belgium, U.S. Army engineers of Company B, 238th Engineer Battalion, improvise remote controlled bazooka shells as road blocks. They set them up on fence posts and fire them by ordinary flashlight batteries. U.S. soldiers from a Signal Company of the 99th Infantry Division are seen using a Weasel vehicle (officially designated an M29C light cargo carrier) to lay communication cables through snow in the 1st Army Sector, Belgium. Views of the wire spool on back of the weasel, and soldiers pulling wire from it.

Date: 1945, January
Duration: 3 min 38 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
 
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