AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE CONNIE - 1955 Aerial and ground surveys of the damage Hurricane Connie brought to states such as New Hampshire and Connecticut where entire towns, bridges, railroads and more were wiped out by floods.
CUSTOMIZED CAR-PLANE COMBO - 1955 Leland Brian demonstrates his customized car-plane. He drives it on the road then attaches wings at the airport that allow him to take to the skies - no traffic jam too big for this vehicle to get around.
BERBER TRIBESMEN SURRENDER IN MOROCCO - 1955 An entire tribe of Berbers surrender to the French Army bringing an end to Morocco’s weeks long reign of terror. Twelve bulls are ceremonially sacrificed to symbolize the surrender of the savage tribesmen whose chieftain promises to help bring the rebels to justice.
Date: August 26, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:39:00, With Audio
CHICAGO PLANE CRASH - 1955 Disaster and sudden death strike Chicago's Midway Airport when a heavily-loaded transport plane making a low-instrument landing in fog hits a neon sign only a few hundred yards from the runway. Rescue workers carry 22 dead and 21 injured from the wreckage of the downed plane.
Date: July 17, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:42:00, With Audio
RIOTS IN MOROCCO AGAINST FRENCH RULE - 1955 Another bloody colonial crisis confronts France in Morocco when Arab nationalists riot nonstop for three days looting and burning portions of Casablanca. At last the mob is rounded up, but not before at least 80 are killed in the uprising.
DOG OF THE YEAR HONORED - 1955 Taffy, a brave cocker spaniel, and his young master three-year-old Stevie Wilson of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho enjoy a wonderful evening of medals, dinner and attention. Taffy is being honored for saving Stevie after he fell into a frozen lake. Lassie, eat your heart out.
Date: August 17, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:36:00, With Audio
CABLE CAR SCALES MONT BLANC - 1955 Gorgeous aerial and passenger POVs as the towering heights of Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest peak are now accessible by a new cable car which travels up the mountain leaving the town below far behind.
TOUGH LITTLE TANK GUN - 1955 A new military tank gun is demonstrated. It packs 606 millimeter recoiless rifles, each aimed by a 50-caliber spotting machine gun and reaches speeds up to 40 m.p.h. Talk about hit and run - no tank stands a chance as it demonstrates its firepower.
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