TOUGH LITTLE TANK GUN - 1955 A new military tank gun is demonstrated. It packs 606 millimeter recoiless rifles, each aimed by a 50-caliber spotting machine gun and reaches speeds up to 40 m.p.h. Talk about hit and run - no tank stands a chance as it demonstrates its firepower.
RIOTS IN MOROCCO AGAINST FRENCH RULE - 1955 Another bloody colonial crisis confronts France in Morocco when Arab nationalists riot nonstop for three days looting and burning portions of Casablanca. At last the mob is rounded up, but not before at least 80 are killed in the uprising.
CABLE CAR SCALES MONT BLANC - 1955 Gorgeous aerial and passenger POVs as the towering heights of Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest peak are now accessible by a new cable car which travels up the mountain leaving the town below far behind.
DOG OF THE YEAR HONORED - 1955 Taffy, a brave cocker spaniel, and his young master three-year-old Stevie Wilson of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho enjoy a wonderful evening of medals, dinner and attention. Taffy is being honored for saving Stevie after he fell into a frozen lake. Lassie, eat your heart out.
Date: August 17, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:36:00, With Audio
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