EUROPEAN STATE GATHERINGS Prior to World War I, formally dressed European heads of state wearing ceremonial military dress with spiked helmets, greet each other. A man salutes, a woman curtsies. Two men wearing pickelhaubes, one plumed, step up into a horse-drawn carriage and are tucked in by liveried attendants. Scene changes, men in military dress or formal civilian dress walk in groups on a tree-lined path.
HOOVER FETED ON 80TH BIRTHDAY Former President Herbert Hoover comes back to his boyhood home of West Branch, Iowa to celebrate his 80th birthday. The small town is jammed with out-of-towners there to hail the venerable engineer-statesman who is still serving his country.
Date: August 10, 1954 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:00:00, No Audio
SIR CHURCHILL RETIRES AS PRIME MINISTER - 1955 A glorious era of history ends with the resignation of Sir Winston Churchill as Britainís Prime Minister. The Queen pays rare tribute to a commoner, while veteran diplomat Anthony Eden, steps up to take Churchill's post as the new Prime Minister.
Date: April 5, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:30:00, With Audio
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