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Newsreels: 1950 - Year In Review Headlines

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keywords: cold war, wwiii, united nations, communism, communist agitators, korean war, inchon landings, atomic explosion, vatican rome

Synopsis: Will There Be WWIII Or Peace, Communism The Red Menace, South Korea Invaded By Communist North Korea, Will America Use The Atomic Bomb In Korea...(read more)

  • Date: 1950
  • Duration: 00:07:20
  • Sound: Yes
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: The World

Newsreels: 1950 - Year In Review Headlines

Will There Be WWIII Or Peace?

War or Peace? That question, posed by America's Warren Austin at the United Nations, is the great question facing the world at the close of the mid-century. Faced with Russian walk-outs and obstructionism, the U.N. struggles with the problems confronting it. Scenes of the U.N. Security Council.

Communism The Red Menace

Communism in 1950. Communist demonstrators rally in Berlin, Communist resort to violence in strikes in France in opposition to the Marshall Aid Plan for Europe, Communist-inspired riots in Japan. In America the Communists pose a grave threat to the internal security of America. Communist demonstrators battling with police in Union Square in New York City. NYPD on horseback. Red demonstrator is arrested and placed in a paddy wagon. Valentin A. Gubitchev, a Soviet KGB official employed by the United Nations boarding a ship and being deported for obtaining secret documents from American Judith Coplon Socolov, a Soviet NKGB spy working in the Justice Department DOJ.

South Korea Invaded By Communist North Korea

Democratic Korea is invaded by Communist North Korea Forces. The cold war flamed hot when Red Koreans invaded South Korea in June. The action of the United States in backing the UN decision to resist aggression, aided by Canada and many other Free Nations of the World, brought hope for ultimate victory. General Douglas MacArthur deplaning in South Korea as Commander of the United Nation Forces. American and South Korean forces fighting a delaying action in South Korea. Arrival of Canadian Soldiers arriving in South Korea to serve under the U.N. Command.

The US Marines amphibious landing at Inchon in Operation Blue Hearts. B-24 Superfortress aircraft dropping bombs. US Marines rushing past burning buildings. Red China flings its vast armies across the Manchurian border and at year's end, peace in the Far East hung in the balance. American marines and soldiers fighting the Red Chinese in the bitter Winter cold and snow of Korea.

Will America Use The Atomic Bomb In Korea?

Should America resist the march of aggression with all its resources including the Atom Bomb? President Harry S. Truman's announcement that such a course was being considered brought further repercussions from a World teetering on the abyss of darkness. Scenes of the mushroom cloud after atomic bomb explosion.

In this time of war, men and women turn more and more to religion. Scenes of thousands at the Vatican in Rome in the Holy Year of 1950. Image of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. Image of the United Nations Building and skyline of New York City in 1950.