"BLUEBIRD" SPEEDBOAT SINKS - 1955 Lake Mead, Nevada is the scene of a setback to Donald Campbell whose jet-engined speedboat "Bluebird" sinks at the dock after test runs dashing his hopes of attempting to beat the world's speed mark on the water.
Date: October 16, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:00:00, With Audio
"FREE CHINA" ARRIVES IN SAN FRANCISCO - 1955 A Chinese junk, the "Free China" sails under the Golden Gate bridge and into harbor completing a four-month journey from Japan. A crew of 5 Chinese refugees from the communists and an American diplomat who crewed the vessel are all smiles on the dock.
Date: August 8, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:27:00, With Audio
"I'LL LOVE YOU TILL THE DAY I DIE" THEN ATTACKED BY MONSTER A young blonde woman professes her love for the skipper of a boat telling him she'll love him till the day she dies only to be attacked by a bug-eyed seaweed monster that comes out of the water killing her and nearly everyone on board. One couple and the skipper escape.
'MOSQUITO FLEET' TRAINS IN SOUTH Winter quarters in Miami, FL for the Navy's new fleet of speedy torpedo craft provide sun and fair weather for try-out maneuvers in the Atlantic. It's a thrill as the 70 M.P.H. ships hit high speed.
1,500 DIE IN MEXICO'S WORST STORM DISASTER A hurricane and floods batter central Mexico, causing havoc from the Pacific coast where numerous ships including an 1,800 ton freighter are swamped to far inland where whole villages are wiped out by earth slides. With the death toll near 1,500 and still mounting, the grim decision is made to abandon the search for bodies, as Mexico concentrates all its resources on relief for the stricken areas. Aid packages include boxes of serum to treat stings from scorpions unearthed by the storm. NOTE: SOUND A LITTLE HOT BUT WILL BE CORRECTED ON MASTER ORDERS
18,000 COLONISTS OFF TO AFRICA One of the greatest mass migrations in history. Thousands of people from Italy sail aboard a fleet of ships for Libya, North Africa, to help settle the desert-like colony.
Date: November 13, 1939 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:31:00, No Audio
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