PANORAMA OF WESTWALL FIGHTING Strasbourg, capital of Alsace-Lorraine, is captured by the Americans and the French. Flooded canals testify to the unruly weather being encountered. Tons of heavy equipment have been left by the Nazis in their headlong retreat. And swastikas by the thousand, are trod under foot by sullen Nazi prisoners. Various villages, including Baseweiler, are bombarded, then entered. Many Yanks are wounded. Pursuing the scorched earth policy, the Nazis have applied the torch to many of the towns, causing the natives to band into volunteer fire departments, to save their homes.
SILVER BRIDGE COLLAPSES Dredging of the Ohio River after the collapse of the Silver Bridge which dumped cars into the river. News crews report while recovery crews continue to pull bodies from the water.
OIL TANK FIRE DESTROYS TEXAS CITY An oil tank explosion in Texas City results in a wild, raging fire that leaves behind 500 dead, many homeless, injured, or missing, and extensive property damage costing millions of dollars. Survivors are taken to hospitals in nearby Galveston while grieving families gather to identify their loved ones.
Date: April 21, 1947 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:03:09:00, With Audio
LAGOS CRISIS Some ten thousand Nigerian men and women volunteer for the Army after the eastern state, Biafra, declares its independence. The government declared unofficial war, saying Biafra would be "crushed."
EUROPEAN CUP SOCCER Bayern Munich, West Germany, and Glasgow Rangers, Scotland, play to a scoreless tie at the regulation end of the European Cup game. A "sudden death" overtime goal by Roth wins it for the West Germans.rn
FUNERAL RITE Home movie footage from a funeral rite in India. A woman of lower class is cremated in a funeral pyre and an upper class man is cremated using cow dung and mud. Good shots of the priest performing funeral rites, a dead woman and man, a pile of wood, a burning funeral pyre and family members standing around to pay respect.
Date: 1968 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:08:08:00, No Audio
KLAN INITIATION RITE Behind the scenes footage from an apparent Klan initiation. CU of the elaborately dressed leader whose costume includes a death's head mask and a royal crown. He ceremoniously touches the shoulders of someone in a white sheet. WS shows group of white-sheeted men sitting in a circle. They rise in unison and bow. Two night shots with hooded men, one shot with a burning cross. Also, a grisly still of a triple lynching.
RESCUE OPERATION INTO CONGO CRISIS U.S. Air Force C-130 transports and 550 Belgian paratroopers enter Stanleyville on a daring rescue of hostages taken by rebel forces in the Congo. All but 80 people are saved then more are evacuated out of the Congo Crisis zone. Pilot and driver POVs of the action. PLEASE NOTE: VIDEO & AUDIO OF NEWS ANCHORS & REPORTERS IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR LICENSING.
SCHOOL CHILDREN LEARN HISTORY On their best behavior, elementary school children sit attentively at their desks watching a movie re-enacting American History including Patrick Henry orating, Give me liberty or give me death, and Abraham Lincoln reading the Emancipation Proclamation. Henry spreads his arms out widely and thrusts a sword into the air while a jubilant crowd tosses their hats into the air.
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