De Gaulle new president of 5th Republic of France, has offered amnesty to Algeria rebels, speaks “viva L’France” (partial newsreel).
“Ike signed proclamation in White House, 49th star added to new staggered star design(partial newsreel).”
“Titan launch test from Cape Canaveral, only first stage engine tested, 2nd stage only a dummy, engine with 300,000 lbs thrust successful (2) News In Brief – Berlin mayor Willy Brandt arrives in U.S., speaks in English (3) “Virginia” – Fort Meyer VA funeral of 6 bodies returned by Russia, crew of plane shot done by Russia, no word of other 11 crew missing (partial newsreel).”
Anniversary of 1953 East Berlin uprising celebrated in West Berlin, Mayor Willy Brandt lays wreath, old film clips of ’53 uprising (partial newsreel from 1959)
(1) People celebrate new Africa state of Ghana, Nixon visits Nkruma and Adam Clayton Powell, UN rep Ralph Bunch, first beauty queen Miss Ghana (2) ship accident in Delaware river, Navy tanker hit freighter (3) Princess christend in Monaco, daughter of Grace Kelly (4) Mardi Gras in New Orleans (partial newsreel)
You will notice in this film that they are using the original words to the Pledge of Alliance and many of them are using the original salute that accompanied it (The Bellamy salute – think of Hitler’s salute).. The salute was changed to placing the hand over the heart after WW2 and the words changed soon after that to include “God”. Pay close attention to people in the crowd to see the original salute.
Amateur pictures, including aerials and color shot from ground level, of the San Francisco World’s Fair on Treasure Island. From the Prelinger Archives.
Views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Yosemite National Park and Golden Gate International Exposition.