VINCENT PRICE REVIEWS UN CHARTER CHANGES Actor Vincent Price suggests with appropriate Charter revisions, the United Nations could protect all nations in the world against aggression. Images of UN inspectors/troops are seen.
ATOMIC TESTING & DRILLS - 1955 Color and black and white footage interspersed of an atom bomb test at sea. School children drill what to do in a bomb blast as well in a scene that is reminiscent of the 1950s atomic age.
Date: 1955 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:20:00, No Audio
"THE PEACEFUL ATOM" - PRO-ATOMIC ENERGY 1950S SPEECH A nuclear reactor fades to a man standing in his office giving a speech on the benefits of atomic energy: "You and I are living in the atomic age. The peaceful atom, no longer just a laboratory dream is here today working wonders providing a happier, more abundant world for all mankind.” The man continues talking then the camera pans past him to a map of the United States on the wall that fades to a city skyline.
Date: 1950s - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:49:00, With Audio
AUTOMATION & TECHNOLOGY Examples of advanced technology during the postwar era: a rocket blasts off, an astronaut is helped from his capsule, computer reels spin, a robotic vacuum cleaner, scientist looks into a microscope, glass containers fill a lab, another scientist manipulates robotic hands holding a test tube, the mushroom cloud of an atomic bomb. Contrasted with a line of hard-hatted workers carrying lunch pails, a community of poor people in small shacks. Automatic industrial equipment in the workplace. Men confer in front of a wall of antiquated reel to reel computers.
NUCLEAR SUB STARTS SEA TRIALS A new era dawns in the age of the atom as the Nautilus, first vessel powered by nuclear fission, begins its sea trials in Groton, Connecticut. A revolution in naval design, it's the forerunner of many new peaceful roles for atomic power.
H-BOMB SURVIVORS RECOVER The last of 23 Japanese fishermen who were injured when H-bomb "fall out" from the Bikini tests fell on their fishing boat are released from the hospital. One of the victims died but the others are alive--they experienced the nightmare of our atomic age.
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