QUEEN JULIANNA TOURS THE ANTILLES - 1955 Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard visit the Dutch Antilles in the West Indies. Crowds turn out everywhere to greet their Queen who finds herself participating in a game of ring-around-the-rosy with a group of adorable little girls. Prince Bernhard also gets in on the fun.
PRINCESS MARGARET & CAPT. TOWNSEND - 1955 - 1 Princess Margaret, seen at the Opera with her mother and Prime Minister Eden makes a crucial decision - she says no to the marriage proposal of war here Capt. Peter Townsend. The union was opposed by the Bishop of Canterbury who is relieved at the Princesses decision.
Date: October 31, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:25:00, With Audio
PRESIDENT ADDRESSES FOREIGN STUDENTS - 1955 In Washington D.C. President Eisenhower, addresses a group of foreign students voicing his hopes for a tranquil future in their lifetime as he outlines his principles for the Geneva conference.
Date: July 12, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:58:00, With Audio
INDIANS MARCH ON GOA - 1955 Indians march on Goa, the Portuguese enclave on Indian soil, dropping to the ground in a demonstration of passive resistance when fired upon as they demand cession of the colony to India. Twenty-two are killed in the protest by border guards.
Date: August 15, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:55:00, With Audio
PRINCESS MARGARET & CAPT. TOWNSEND - 1955 England holds its breath over rumors of the romance between Princess Margaret and Captain Peter Townsend as he returns from diplomatic duty abroad to spend time with the royal family in spite of the Archbishop of Canterbury's position against a possible marriage.
JAPANESE FISHERMEN DEMONSTRATE - 1955 Japanese fishermen protest a forceful exclusion by Korea from rich international fishing grounds. An angry group of Tokyo demonstrators march on the Korean Diplomatic Mission, stopping short of violence but promising a major crisis.
SOUTHEAST ASIA TREATY ORGANIZATION MEETING - 1955 Bangkok, Thailand provides a colorful backdrop for the arrival of Secretary of State John Foster Dulles for a meeting with the eight Southeast Asia Treaty Organization member nations. The group's primary task is to curb the rise of communism in Asia.
Date: February 23, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:50:00, No Audio
COMMUNISTS RIOT IN BERLIN - 1955 Communist youth groups from East Germany storm into Berlin in an attempt to break up the first German military reunion permitted since World War II's end. People are hurt in the savage hour-long melee, Berlin's worst in months.
Date: May 29, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:52:00, No Audio
PRESIDENT RECEIVES GIFT TRACTOR - 1955 As President Dwight D. Eisenhower surveys his Gettysburg farm, he gets a pleasant surprise -spokesmen for three farm groups present him with a $4,000 tractor. The President is delighted and thanks everyone for the gift.
Date: November 30, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:32:00, With Audio
MASS WATER FIGHT Canadians in Stanley Park, Vancouver for a mass water fight describe their different water guns and weapons. The event organizer blows a big horn and the crowds run around soaking each other with water guns and balloons. A man who just came from watering his plants shows his squirt bottle. The participants shout the event organizer as he stands on a pedestal.
Date: July 15, 2007 - COLOR Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:42:00, With Audio
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