CHURCH RESTORATION CEREMONY - FRANCE - 1929 In Belleau, France, General Clarence Edwards and troops from his 26th Infantry Division return to the country to commemorate the restoration of the church. Bishops Soissons and Verdun officiate circa 1929.
ALGERIA & FRANCE CELEBRATE CENTENNIAL - 1930 Arab chiefs salute France's President Gaston Doumergue and other dignitaries as Algeria renews its 100-year allegiance to France. The centennial is celebrated with military reviews, races and more.
WRECK OF THE R-101 AIRSHIP - 1930 Lord Thomson, Secretary of State for Air and other British notables board the R-101 airship on its maiden overseas journey. Tragically, it's their last voyage when the great airship crashes and explodes in Beauvais, France leaving only its twisted metal frame and 46 dead.
Date: October 5, 1930 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:32:00, No Audio
1955 TOUR DE FRANCE WINNER Europe’s nine-day cross country bicycle marathon, the Tour De France, carries its bicycle riders through spectacular scenery including the Maritime Alps and more. Louison Bobet of France finished first followed closely by Belgium's Jean Brankart.
Date: July 30, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:50:00, 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.
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
THE BIG FOUR AT THE GENEVA SUMMIT - 1955 - 2 In a dramatic effort to break deadlocks at the Geneva "Big Four" Summit President Eisenhower offers Russia a complete blueprint of U.S. military establishments if Russia reciprocates. Later Ike ducks into a toy shop to buy presents for his grandkids.
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