CAMERAS RECORD OPENING OF BRITISH PARLIAMENT Queen Elizabeth proclaims Parliament to be officially open as cameras are allowed to record the event for the first time. It is noted that women Peers for the first time took their place in the House of Lords.
STROM THURMOND DIES US senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina dies at the age of 100. He served longer then any other senator in American history. A vintage black and white video of a young Strom Thurmond speaking on a political podium is shown. A current photo of Thurmond before his death in 2003 is also seen.
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Date: June 27, 2003 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:12:00, With Audio
ELLEN FAIRCLOUGH Series of MS and CUs of the office of Ellen Fairclough, the Canadian Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, as she enters and delivers a four minute description of the history of women's suffrage in Canada (with original audio).
"...WE'VE RESERVED THIS SPACE..." SOUND BITE An official looking man standing behind an open filing cabinet says, "You're under no obligation, of course, but you may be interested to know we've reserved this space, right here, for your case history." Midway through, we cut to a closeup of the files in the drawer, and the drawer is pushed closed.
Date: 1950s - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:18:00, With Audio
NATIONAL GUARD UNITS INDUCTED Epochal scenes in U.S. history, as 60,500 Guardsmen from 26 states are called to active duty, the first step in putting an army of one million men in arms by 1941. They're given physicals and weapons training. They eat meals and march in platoons.
OVERVIEW OF HAITI A brief overview of the history of Haiti including: an aerial shot of the Citadel fortress built by Henri Cristophe, an assortment of Haitian rulers and their wives, Haitian citizens dancing and wearing masks, political parades, mobs of people in the streets,training of the Palace Guard, children dancing, people playing musical instruments and, everyday street life.
WW II COMBAT FOOTAGE, HEADLINES Aerial POV shots of a German airplane and train being blown up by aircraft fire, Allied soldiers patrol a field and fire mortar shells, headlines reveal Allies push into Germany, a convoy of military vehicles crosses a bridge over the Rhine.
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