WORLD WEIGHT-LIFTING CHAMPIONSHIPS Muscle men from all over the world vie in the World Weight-lifting championships in Austria. Shemansky of the U.S. wins the heavyweight title with a thrilling lift of 300 pounds, a new record.
HYDROGEN BOMB TEST IN THE PACIFIC ISLANDS A test of the Hydrogen bomb from a secret shed on an island in the Pacific archipelago of Bikini. Scientists waited in a naval vessel in the ocean of the island. The explosion created a cloud and rocked the ships in the ocean.
Date: 1954 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:35:00, No Audio
LOCUSTS PLAGUE CANARY ISLANDS The worst insect plague of recent years hits the Canary Islands' fertile fields. Aided by crop-dusting planes, farmers battle to save at least part of their crops from the locust hordes.
PRESIDENT PLEADS FOR RACE EQUALITY President Eisenhower addresses the Freedom Fulfillment Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, assuring his full support for the goals of the organization, as the N.A.A.C.P. launches the strongest campaign in its history.
STYLE NOTES FROM ITALY Italy's "New Look" in fashions and a far cry from Dior's. Refined lines and graceful ornamentation are the keynotes here, while the feminine figure retains its curves in these new modes.
PEREZ VERSUS WINCHMAN BOXING The Madison Square Garden Marquis and the boxing match between Danny Joe Perez and Henry Winchman. Highlights from Round 1, Round 4, and Round 6 of the bout which Perez wins.
Date: 1954 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:04:45:00, With Audio
RUMANIAN PRISONERS ARRIVE IN AMERICA Teen-age Constantin and Peter Georgescu, held by Rumania's Red government 7 years in effort to force their father to spy on the U.S. are greeted at the airport by their mother--a happy family reunion.
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