FIRST LEG OF IKE'S PEACE MISSION President Dwight D. Eisenhower begins his epic three continent peace tour in Rome. Pelting rains for most of his stay keep crowds to a minimum but the President's visit has considerable impact. In extended consultations with Premier Segni and other leaders, paying homage at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and in audience with the Pope, the President's intensive agenda of consultation and ceremony sets a pattern for the remainder of his historic trip. NOTE: SOUND A LITTLE HOT BUT WILL BE CORRECTED ON MASTER ORDERS
GERMAN POET & WRITER GOETHE HONORED - 1932 People gather in Vienna, Austria for a touching homage to famous German poet and writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Hundreds of children gather the first violets of Spring and lay them at the foot of his statue to honor the 100th anniversary of his death.
CORSA DEI CERI ITALIAN FESTIVAL Gubbio, Italy celebrates its annual Corsa dei Ceri (Race of the Candles) festival, which pays homage to the town's original patron saint Bishop Ubaldo Baldassini. Three teams carry huge statues of St. Ubaldo, St. George and St. Anthony through cheering crowds to the Basilica of St. Ubaldo in a ritual that is centuries old.
WORLD WAR I MEMORIAL FLAG CEREMONIES A crowd of 10,000 joins in homage to the World War I dead at flag ceremonies in Washington, DC. The widows of two former presidents - Mrs. Woodrow Wilson and Mrs. William Howard Taft - Participate in memorial stages by 115 patriotic organizations in a tribute to heroes who made the supreme sacrifice in WWI.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:45:00, No Audio
PARIS CELEBRATES ARMISTICE DAY - 1932 Homage is paid to fallen soldiers at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France on Armistice Day. French legions march in review before President Albert Lebrun and other military and civilian leaders in a stirring tribute.
QUEEN JULIANNA VISITS SURINAME - 1955 Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands continue their tour of the Antilles and Suriname with their arrival at Paramaribo where they are greeted by subjects in native dress. The women pay a touching tribute to the Queen laying down their headscarves to form a path for her to walk upon as she proceeds to the Surinam Fair and a fashion show given in her honor.
IMPORTANT MOMENTS IN ITALIAN AFFAIRS - 1930 While on a tour of Italy Prince Takamatsu (Nobuhito) joins his hosts in paying homage to fallen WWI soldiers. Afterwards Mussolini, not yet a dictator presents colors to the newly formed anti-aircraft regiment.
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