EARTHQUAKE DEVESTATES MELFI, ITALY - 1930 Army soldiers assist in the evacuation of survivors and recovery of the dead from the rubble in Melfi, Italy after an earthquake kills nearly 2,000 and thousands more injured and homeless.
AMERICAN JETS DELIVERED TO ITALY - 1955 Glamorous Ambassador to Italy Clare Boothe Luce and other Air Force officials arrive in Turin to witness the delivery of American-made F86 jet planes to Italy's Air Force. Even as tensions in Europe decrease wings for NATO are stepped up to keep the peace.
Date: July 25, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:36:00, With Audio
HARRY S. TRUMAN VISITS ROME - 1955 Former U.S. President Harry S. Truman visits Rome where he is mobbed with people chanting "Truman for President." He's popular with the Romans who greet him enthusiastically wherever he goes.
CHRISTMAS IN PARIS - 1955 Christmas comes to Paris, the City of Light, and the magic of the season produces a merry joyland fantasy to delight any youngster. Rides and animated puppets such as the Italian restaurant scene from "Lady and the Tramp" entertain young and old alike.
PARALYZED TEEN IS AMAZING ARTIST - 1955 Italian 14-year-old artist Bruno Carati demonstrates his amazing talent and how he overcame total paralysis by painting with his teeth. His paintings, which are haunting and delicate works of the countryside, are truly amazing proving that where there is a will there truly is a way.
ITALIAN MILITARY REVIEW - 1955 Italy hails its new democracy and fight against communism with a grand military review in Rome. Armed troops, armored tanks and jet fighters flying in formation are testament to the nation's determination to stand with Wester Europe against tyranny.
PRESIDENT GRONCHI & THE POPE - 1955 His Holiness Pope Pius XII gives a formal audience to Italy's President Giovanni Gronchi. The treaty between the Vatican and Italy is renewed in accordance with papal tradition and President Gronchi's associates also receive a papal blessing.
Date: December 6, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:31:00, With Audio
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