EUROPEAN STATE GATHERINGS Prior to World War I, formally dressed European heads of state wearing ceremonial military dress with spiked helmets, greet each other. A man salutes, a woman curtsies. Two men wearing pickelhaubes, one plumed, step up into a horse-drawn carriage and are tucked in by liveried attendants. Scene changes, men in military dress or formal civilian dress walk in groups on a tree-lined path.
DEATH OF ARCHDUKE FERDINAND - 1914 Archduke Ferdinand moves down an outdoor staircase, where an open car awaits. Scene changes to a large Viennese crowd struggling to apprehend the murderer of Ferdinand, an event that occurred (off-camera) on June 28, 1914.
WOODROW WILSON CAMPAIGNS US President Woodrow Wilson, running for reelection, addresses a huge gathering in a tent decorated with striped bunting and American flags. Outside a statue is decorated with a banner saying: Blessed are the Peacemakers. A cavalcade of vehicles decorated with bunting is seen on a city street lined with flags and enormous crowds.
FIORELLO LA GUARDIA W/ FIREFIGHTERS & DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia standing with New York firefighters. Beautiful photography of water shootinbg in the air from firefighters' hoses. Shot of LaGuardia gazing into the air. LaGuardia with other city officials controlling a large, hydraulic crane used for garbage disposal. Shot of the crane dumping garbage. LaGuardia walking with (then) WWII Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower. LaGuardia riding with Eisenhower in a motorcade. A member of the crowd runs and gives Eisenhower a giant key (to the city).
TRUMAN ANNOUNCES JAPAN'S SURRENDER President Truman announces Japan's surrender and the end of WWII at a White House news conference. Camera bulbs flash as he reads, "I have received this afternoon a message from the Japanese Government...which specifies the unconditional surrender of Japan."
Date: August 14, 1945 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:26:00, With Audio
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