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Synopsis: America Observes Armed Forces Day, Pennsylvania Train Wreck Claims 8 Victims, New Americans Take Oath Of Allegiance, Tornado Takes Toll On Olney TX, Race Horse Bold Wins The Preakness (2012-736t.txt)...(read more)

  • Date: 1951
  • Duration: 00:07:02
  • Sound: Yes
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: United States

Newsreels: 1951 - May 21

America Observes Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day, a day of preparedness, is observed by the nation from coast to coast. In Washington, President Harry S. Truman reviews a units of our unified services, and later pins Medals of Honor on three veterans of the Korean Conflict. In New York, first elements of the 4th Division go aboard transports for voyage to Europe and service under General Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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Philadelphia Area Train Wreck Claims 8 Victims

Tragedy hovers over scene of disastrous railroad wreck, where eight dead are removed from smashed sleepers and scores injured. Speeding flyer plunged into rear of stalled train, with tragic results.

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New Americans Take Oath Of Allegiance

I Am An American Day is a stirring salute to American liberty and freedom, with thousands of new citizens taking oath of allegiance culminating stirring rites in Central Park.

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Tornado Takes Toll On Olney TX

Scenes of devastation in wake of freak twister that struck Texas town, luckily while children were still in school and most residents in storm cellars. Debris is literally wrapped around trees.

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Race Horse Bold Wins The Preakness Stakes

It’s a small field but big thrills for Jubilee running of the famed Preakness Stakes, with Brookmeade Stable’s Bold, with Eddie Arcaro up, romping home by seven lengths to win rich purse.

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