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Newsreels: 1949 - Year In Review Headlines

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keywords: inauguration president harry s. truman, prime minister of canada louis saint-laurent, berlin airlift, operation vittles, west germany, cardinal mindszenty, communist china, us communist prosecution, ecuador earthquake, actress rita hayworth, vice-president alben w. barkley, soviet nuclear test

Synopsis: The Inauguration Of President Harry S. Truman For A Second Term, Louis Saint-Laurent Assumes Role Of Prime Minister Of Canada, Berlin Airlift Forces Russians To Lift Berlin Blockade, West Germany Becomes A State, Religious Outrage Over Persecution Of Cardinal Mindszenty, Insurrection Represents A Victory For Democratic West, China Choose To Go Over To Communism, Court Trial For Top U.S. Communist Party Leaders, Earthquake Hits Ecuador, Intense Blizzards Lay Western Plains Low, Wedding Bells For Hollywood Film Star Rita Hayworth, Vice President Weds In Saint Louis, The Power Of The Atom Bomb Changes The World...(read more)

  • Date: 1949
  • Duration: 00:07:21
  • Sound: Yes
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: World

Newsreels: 1949 - Year In Review Headlines

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The Inauguration of Harry S. Truman as President of the United States for a 2nd term


In Canada, Louis Saint-Laurent succeeds MacKenzie King as Prime Minister


The Berlin Airlift Operation Vittles brings an about-face from Russia and a lifting of the blockade


A new West German state is born, representing another victory for the allies as the Marshall Plan of aid helps turn the tide in Europe


The persecution of Cardinal Mindszenty brings a mighty outpouring of religious outrage


Tito’s Yugoslavia insurrection against Moscow represents a victory for the West


The loss of China to Communism is a crushing blow to Democracy and freedom


The trial of the top US Communist Party Leaders brings into sharp focus the battle of ideologies


Thousands perish in the Ecuador earthquake


Blizzards in our own western plains brought suffering and death with Cattle surviving with airdrops of hay bales


Hollywood film star Rita Hayworth And Prince Aly Khan, take the limelight on the French Riviera


US Vice-President Alben W. Barkley marries Elizabeth Jane Rucker Hadley


The startling news that Soviet Russia had exploded an Atomic Bomb has brought the world face to face with a new reality. UN Assembly President Romulo points out, we must control the bomb or we face certain peril. What will the year 1950 bring? That is the big question mark, as 1949 fades into history