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Newsreels 1948 May 18

Public Domain Stock Footage Newsreels 1948 May 18

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keywords: israel, battle of haifa, hagangh soldiers, celebrity golf charity event, horse racing, race horse citation, british princess elizabeth, state visit

Synopsis: Jews Defend Their New Zion State, Famous Gather For Celebrity Golf Charity Event, Race Horse Citation Wins Preakness Stakes, France Hosts British Princess Elizabeth And Consort...(read more)

  • Date: 1948
  • Duration: 00:05:58
  • Sound: No
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: United States, Israel, France

Newsreels 1948 May 18

Jews Defend Their New Zion State

First pictures of the battle of Haifa in 1948 (operation Bi'ur Hametz-Passover Cleaning) was a Haganah operation with the objective of the capture of the Arab neighborhoods of Haifa. Shows Israeli Haganah soldiers (Jewish paramilitary organization) stopping and searching Arab men. Shows bodies of Arabs killed in the fighting. Shows two Israeli soldiers, one holding new flag of Israel.

U.S. recognition of 'Israel' is announced to United Nation delegates, still dead locked over plans for truce. In Washington, flag of new Jewish state is unfurled. Shows Jews dancing in the street surrounded by large crowd.

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Famous Gather For Celebrity Golf Charity Event

The annual "Celebrities Golf" Tournament in Washington D.C. is host to the big names of politics, sports, radio and the movies and draws a big crowd despite the rain. Among the notables are Margaret Truman, General Omar Bradley, Attorney General Clark, Senator Robert Taft, Bing Crosby and others play in this charity benefit. Image of a smiling Bing Crosby holding an umbrella and winks as he sinks a putt.

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Race Horse Citation Wins Preakness Stakes

Large crowd gathers for the running of the 74th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Track, Baltimore, Maryland. The Calumet Farm's great 3 year old Citation wins the race.

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France Hosts British Princess Elizabeth And Consort

The city's gayest social event since the liberation, the four day visit of Princess Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Thousands cheer the royal couple, as Princess Elizabeth makes her gracious speech in French.

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