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Newsreels: 1948 - February 2

Public Domain Stock Footage Newsreels: 1948 - February 2

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keywords: tragedies, assassination, mahatma gandhi, post-wwii, canada, war refugees, european immigrants, sports, horse racing, santa anita maturity, race horse flashco, race horse on trust comedian lou costello, track and field, millrose games, runner gilbert dodds, new mile record, winter carnival, king boreas xi, 1948 winter olympics opener, winter environment, snow-bound airfield, snow plows, snow blowers

Synopsis: Gandhi Assassinated World Mourns, Canada Welcomes European Refugees, Santa Anita Horse Racing, New Indoor Record For Mile, King Boreas Rules Again Over Annual Winter Carnival, Disputes Mark Opening Of 1948 Olympics, Winter-Bound Airfield Is Made Ready For Aircraft...(read more)

  • Date: 1948
  • Duration: 00:09:08
  • Sound: PARTIAL
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: United States, Canada, India, Switzerland

Newsreels: 1948 - February 2

Gandhi Assassinated World Mourns

In New York, the U.N. pauses in tribute to the great Mahatma and India's delegate expresses his country's and world's feeling of loss and bereavement.

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Canada Welcomes European Refugees

Displace persons from Europe find new homes and new jobs in Canada. Four hundred refugees, most of them garment workers, are welcomed at a huge dispersal center.

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Santa Anita Horse Racing

Horse racing enlivens the sports round-up. At Santa Anita where Hollywood notables including Lou Costello are out, Flashco wins the Maturity in a photo finish beating the favored On Trust.

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New Indoor Record For Mile

Gilbert Dodds, the Flying Parson from Boston sets a new indoor mark of 4:05.3 for the mile during the Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden. Other thrilling track events are shown.

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King Boreas Rules Again Over Annual Winter Carnival

King Boreas XI rules supreme over a gala city as the annual Winter Carnival brings out thousands for colorful parades, the coronation ceremony and other mid-winter thrills.

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Disputes Mark Opening Of 1948 Olympics

Dissension between athletes and squabbling over choice of teams marks the opening of the Winter Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The scenery, however, is spectacularly serene and beautiful and the preliminary contests are exciting.

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Winter-Bound Airfield Is Made Ready For Aircraft

Snow blower machines and earth movers move mountains of snow away as a snow-bound airfield is returned to operation.

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