AMBASSADOR CONANT REJECTS RED PROPOSAL - 1955 Dr. James B. Conant, U.S. Ambassador to Germany spells out U.S. policy on Berlin to German newsmen and gives a blunt rejection of Communist proposals to end the present 4-power rule of the city and place it under East German control.
Date: December 3, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:26:00, With Audio
ELECTIONS IN THE SAAR REGION - 1955 Tensions run high with elections as voters of the Saar region overwhelmingly reject a French-sponsored "Europeanization" plan. Police keep rigid control and guards seal the borders of the tiny industrial state to prevent violence. Premier Johannes Hoffman loses the election and opposition Heinrich Schneider is expected to press for reunion with West Germany.
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.
POLITICAL UPHEAVAL IN THE SAAR - 1955 Political passions turn ugly in The Saar as the “industrial heartland of Europe” before the election, which will see the electorate approve or reject a treaty giving both France and Germany equal economic rights in the key industrial area.
EUROPEAN GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS - 1955 Top stars from 19 nations including the Iron Curtain countries vie for the European Gymnastic Championships in Germany. It's an impressive display of muscle, control and precision.
Date: April 14, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:12:00, No Audio
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