SIR CHURCHILL RETIRES AS PRIME MINISTER - 1955 A glorious era of history ends with the resignation of Sir Winston Churchill as Britainís Prime Minister. The Queen pays rare tribute to a commoner, while veteran diplomat Anthony Eden, steps up to take Churchill's post as the new Prime Minister.
Date: April 5, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:30:00, With Audio
PRINCESS MARGARET & CAPT. TOWNSEND - 1955 - 1 Princess Margaret, seen at the Opera with her mother and Prime Minister Eden makes a crucial decision - she says no to the marriage proposal of war here Capt. Peter Townsend. The union was opposed by the Bishop of Canterbury who is relieved at the Princesses decision.
Date: October 31, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:25:00, With Audio
TACHEN ISLANDS EVACUATED - 1955 The U.S. 7th Fleet oversees the evacuation as 14,000 nationalist civilians on the Tachen Islands who are loaded aboard transport ships. As they leave military installations are demolished to minimize the islandsí usefulness to the Communists.
GERMAN P.O.W.S FREED BY RUSSIA - 1955 - 1 West Germany's Chancellor Adenauer is hugged by a grateful mother upon his announcement that he has secured Russia's promise to free 10,000 German WWII P.O.W.s. When the first 700 arrive by bus it's a touching and joyful reunion.
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