- Title: CF178
10:00:31 (20s) Man looking through camera at growling face of lion. Various stills of men with cameras. Lion rears up to cameraman. STILLfilm van with several men holding cable (tug-of-war style) outside. More STILL shots of men with cameras. Man 'dances' with lion'.
10:01:13 Woodrow Wilson signs declaration of War against Austria & Hungary. Armament factory, men making shells. Man with blindfold on picks names out of a hat . Men who have just signed up marching along. Man having his mouth examined. Exercise and training camps. Soldiers marching. Battleships and aeroplanes, men firing a cannon. Hundreds of soldiers marching towards camera.
10:01:57 Streets of America (1918) busy traffic, people on sidewalk. Man smashing beer barrels open. (Prohibition) Barrels being burnt in pile.
10:02:28 Charles Augustus Lindbergh getting into plane to cross Atlantic. Shot of plane flying.
10:02:56 (1929) Int. Wall Street and sign outside. New York Stock Exchange, numbers on board and men inside. (1933) Huge queue of unemployed men. C/U shuffling of feet. Cars going over wooden roller coaster. Men (WWI Veterans) outside Whitehouse receiving soup.
10:03:51 Riots in Italy and Germany. Mounted police. Early Nazi members. (1933) Hitler becomes Chancellor. Shot of him walking into hall to shouts of 'Heil'. Riots in USA. Roosevelt becomes President. C/U him in car. Prohibition ends - people queuing up to buy alcohol.
10:05:08 (1935) Revolution breaks out in Havana, Cuba. Man coming out of Ambulance. Mussolini on horseback. Italian troops marching. Great Shot - men marching along road from very low angle. Lots of men exercising, boxing, Jesse Owens wins Gold. (1936 Olympics).
10:06:29 (1937) Hindenberg in flight over New Jersey. Hindenberg explodes (Commentary under copyright) (1937) Civil war in Spain - men marching, women clapping. Japan invades China, shots of burning buildings, man filming through the smoke. Refugees. Panai is sunk by Americans. Scenes of injured being put into lifeboat.
10:08:34 New York World Fair (1939). Crowds coming in. Germany invades Poland - troops marching in, Hitler giving speech. (Great marching shots) Paris is invaded - women crying as troops march in. (1940) Germany bombs England. Great silhouette of church with fires behind. Blitz.
10:09:48 Roosevelt gives speech, persuading Congress to supply England with military support. Shots of tanks, TNT, armament factory. Poster 'JAPAN AT WAR WITH U.S.' bombing of Pearl Harbour. Roosevelt signing declaration of war.
10:11:03 Hitler giving speech in hall with Eagle and Swastika behind him. Roosevelt addresses nation by radio. Battleships, men landing, USA flag being raised. C/U Stars and Stripes.
10:12:06 James Cagney gives speech encouraging public to by war bonds (at the box office), as do Abbott & Costello. "I bet that guy Hitler doesn't like you". C/U Hitler. Dwight Eisenhower standing next to map, giving instructions. Paris is liberated. Crowd cheering around Arc de Triomphe. Nazi troops surrendering with their hands in the air. C/U swastika on fire.
10:13:38 Victory celebrations in USA, fireworks. Roosevelt dies, new President is elected - Harry S Truman standing with Attlee and Stalin. Atomic / nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. Poster 'JAPS ASK PEACE!'. End of War celebrations, Statue of Liberty. GIs return on ships.
10:14:47 Bing Crosby gives speech, persuading kids to go back to school. Shots of kids in school. Motorbike racing, cycling, skiing,
10:15:55 Start of Cold War. Atomic / nuclear tests in Nevada desert. (Wax family sat around room - great shot). Men going into trenches, cameramen. Atomic Bomb explodes. Witnesses sit watching it wearing sunglasses.
10:16:30 Republic of Korea is invaded by North Korea. (1950) Shot of Newly founded United Nations (UN). Troops getting out of aeroplane, standing in line. Marilyn Monroe entertains the troops. Sign says 'MACARTHUR FOR PRESIDENT'. Truman gives his resignation speech. "I will just fade away".
10:18:05 White House. Newspaper office. Printing press (McArthur trials). Eisenhower becomes President. Shot of him in open-topped car. Tanks, civil war in France. Charles De Gaulle walking through crowd. Troops running, bus crashes. Japan, crowds try to pull bridge down. Following election, speaker of the house has to be given protection in hall in order to get to his seat to announce the results.
10:19:13 John F Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy sat on car going through crowds, having won election from Nixon. 1961, Border closes between East and West Berlin. Shot of old woman giving child a drink, baby in pram, refugees leaving, getting on plane. Berlin wall being built. Woman climbs out of window, falls to crowd below. Troops patrolling, women running through barbed wire to cross border.
10:20:46 (1962) Cuban missile crisis. Castro gives speech. Kennedy gives speech calling for arms blockade. Shot of Soviet missiles going back to Moscow. C/U on still of Kennedy. Kennedy assassination.(1963). Newspaper headlines "PRESIDENT DEAD, SHOT BY ASSASSIN". Lee Harvey Oswald. Gun being carried in air, Oswald being shot by Jack Ruby.
10:22:54 Telescope. Rocket taking off. Crowds clapping. C/U John Glenn. Street sign 'ASTRONAUT WAY'. Huge tickertape display. Neil Armstrong taking off. Start of Vietnam - troops landing. Helicopter. Plane taking off from aircraft carrier. Anti war protests in England. Banners "WE ARE ASHAMED", "NO AL IMPERIALISMO YANKEE", police pushing demonstrators. Burning of US flag.
10:25:04 US (1967) Protests at the Pentagon, Washington. Bureau of the Census - board showing American population rise. Board with lights on showing map of USA. C/U on clock. Babies in incubators.
10:25:42 END OF TAPE
- Keywords:HISTORICAL EVENTS, HISTORY OF AMERICA / USA, AVIATION, INDUSTRY, ECONOMY, GROWTH OF A NATION, POLITICS, POLITICAL DIFFERENCES, FOREIGN POLICY, DIPLOMACY, COLD WAR, WAR PROTESTERS
- Master Title:CF178