Major events of the year 1953. First atomic artillery test fired in United States. A mushroom cloud rises after the M65 Atomic Cannon, sometimes called Atomic Annie, is fired and atomic bomb explodes. Riots in East Germany against the increase in work quotas and withholding of American food. People protest in streets as police try to crush the revolt. Students riot in the streets of a city along the Adriatic coast over the issue of Adriatic area between Italy and Yugoslavia.
Marshal Josip Broz Tito, President of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, reviews formation of soldiers and irregular partisans in a large field. He holds a hand salute as he walks along the ranks. People on sidelines throw flowers at him.
Children laugh and wave as he walks past them. Marshal Tito climbs steps to a stage and gives a brief speech. He honors officers with medals. Soldiers, officers and civilians clapping. Marshal Tito salutes after his speech.
Marshal of Yugoslavia, Tito arrives at the ceremony. Tito meets other officials. Tito at speakers stand addresses a huge crowd in memorial services to war dead as the nation celebrates the tenth anniversary of the wartime founding of the present regime.
German invasion of European countries during World War II. Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini shakes hands with Adolf Hitler. People gathered in a square in Rome, Italy, cheering as they listen to Mussolini speak. View of Mussolini speaking and waving his hands in animated fashion. Greek Army troops marching in traditional uniform. Animated map depicts Italian advance in Greece and the backward drive of Italian troops. Mussolini walking on a path and saluting his forces. A newspaper headline about Nazi movement in Greece. Close-up aerial view of a German Luftwaffe Junkers Ju 87 Stuka dive bomber beginning its dive and releasing bombs. German aircraft bombard Greek cities and cities in Yugoslavia. Aerial view of damaged palace building in Belgrade, Yugoslavia after German bombing that began April 6, 1941 in Operation Retribution. Animated map depicts German advance in Yugoslavia. A map depicts German advance in Greece. Aerial view of the city of Athens as seen from German aircraft, with a German Luftwaffe aircraft in foreground.
Troops lined up near flag draped monument in Yugoslavia. Crowd gathered for the ceremony. The flags are removed as drums roll, revealing the monument statue. French official gives dedication address.(Note: King Alexander was assassinated in Marseille, France, and French Foreign Minister Louis Barthou, was also killed in the same event, in 1934.) Troops stand at attention. Troops march.
Conflict in Yugoslavia during World War II. Officials of Axis Powers confer, including German officers and Ante Pavelic,head of the Nazi puppet Croatia. Milan Nedic, prime minister of Nazi puppet Serbia, is the center of attention on several occasions. Soldiers lined up. A pistol, knife and a hand grenade arranged on a table cloth. Italian soldier throws hand grenade. Smoke rises from a street in Yugoslavia. Corpse lying on ground. Nazi-backed Prime Minister of Serbia, Milan Nedic, shakes hands with German officers. German troops seek cover from partisan resistance artillery. Yugoslav partisans, on hill, fire machine guns at Axis trucks moving along a road below them. Occupants abandon the vehicles and jump into ditches at side of road. Partisans organize with primitive weapons and head into hills. Partisan women kiss their homes goodbye and evacuate with their families into the hills. Yugoslav partisans climb into highlands carrying small arms. A German armored train moves along a rail line, firing heavy machine guns at partisans, who wait in hills, ready to detonate explosives. They destroy bridge as train crosses. View of destroyed locomotive.