FIRST ASSEMBLY OF THE UNITED NATIONS Representatives from around the world gather at Central Hall Westminster in London to open the First Assembly of the United Nations Organization. Among the distinguished members are King George VI, human rights champion Eleanor Roosevelt and U.S. Secretary of State James Byrnes.
U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL TEMPORARY HEADQUARTERS The United Nations Security Council meets in temporary headquarters at Lake Success, L.I. Poland's Dr. Oscar Lange acts as Chairman over matters including Russia's sponsorship over two new U.N. applicants: Albania and Outer Mongolia.
UNKNOWN CONGRESSMAN ON HUAC HEARINGS - HD An unknown congressman is interviewed about the HUAC hearings in California: "What we're here to do is to gather information, as we're ordered to do by an act of Congress, with respect to the general operation of the communist conspiracy." Note: Mastered currently in DVC PRO HD – 16 x 9 from film. Available in all HD and SD 4:3 formats.
STUDENTS PROTEST HUAC HEARINGS - HD San Francisco's City Hall, the site of communist hearings held by the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Students protest the HUAC hearings. Note: Mastered currently in DVC PRO HD – 16 x 9 from film. Available in all HD and SD 4:3 formats.
Date: May, 1960 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:47:00, With Audio
TRUMAN HONORS 442ND REGIMENTAL COMBAT UNIT A reception committee turns out to greet the 442nd Regimental (Go for Broke) Combat Team in Washington D.C.. The unit, comprised primarily of Japanese Americans is honored by President Truman himself who then gives a brief speech on the unit's triumphs in WWII.
PRESIDENT TRUMAN AWARDS GENERAL DONOVAN President Harry S. Truman awards General William "Wild Bill" Donovan with the Distinguished Service Medal for his work as the Commander of the Office of Strategic Services.
GENERAL EISENHOWER ON BRAZIL GOODWILL TOUR U.S. Chief of Staff General Dwight D. Eisenhower inspects military camps and schools in and around Rio de Janeiro during a goodwill tour of Brazil. Military drills in his honor include a fantastic formation of the U.S. Flag.
RUSSIA & IRAN SPAR AT U.N. MEETING The Iranian-Russian dispute becomes heated during a United Nations Security Council meeting. Russia's Representative Andre Gromyko stalks out in a huff and then Iranian delegate Hussein Ala presents his nation's stand.
UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING During a United Nations General Assembly at Flushing Meadows Park Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov argues various issues including being against U.S. plans for atomic bomb control. Warren R. Austin counter-argues Mr. Molotov's concerns.
PRESIDENT TRUMAN TAKES VACATION CRUISE President Harry S. Truman takes a much needed vacation aboard his ship "Williamsburg" boarding it on the Potomac River then its off on a cruise of the New England Coast.
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