Universal Newsreels Including Republican National
Greeks Riot, Venezuela Builds Largest Dam, Suez Canal
Siezed, H-Bomb Tested, Hungarian Freedom Fighters,
Santa Claus, Billy Graham, Plane Crash and Much More
Before the TV was commonplace, people saw the news at their local
movie theaters. Newsreels were shown before feature films and at
dedicated newsreel movie theaters in larger cities.These vintage
Universal Newsreel collections are a way to glimpse special events
of the past.
A note on quality: Newsreels were not preserved with the same care
as much other old film footage. Although most of the footage is
of very good quality, this collection may have portions that are
silent or have degraded audio or video.
This collection includes the year of 1956 and has a run time of
2 hours 8 minutes on 1 DVD.
Some of the news items covered in this collection include: Avery
Dulles ordained in New York by Archbishop Spellman; Republican national
Convention in Cow Palace in San Francisco; Greeks and girls riot
against British soldiers in Cyprus; Venezuela builds largest earthen
dam in South America; DeSoto pace car for Indy 500 car race, won
by Pat Flaherty; Santa Claus arrives in flying saucer in Pennsylvania;
Nasser tells crowd he has seized Suez Canal; Hungarian Revolt -
red star ripped out of Hungary flags, patriots guard frontier, medical
supplies airlifted, demonstrations in US; "Near East Raid.
Israeli Troops Attack Egypt" - mobilization of Israel armed
forces, also pictures of Egypt mobilization in Mideast; Hungarian
DC-3 airliner taken to NATO airport in Germany, seized by Hungary
freedom fighters; Tito arrives in Moscow by train, greeted by Khrushchev
and Bulganin; Billy Graham to Japan; Argonne National Lab uses gamma
radiation to preserve food; Plane crashed into TV tower in New York,
tower top cut down; Bikini test for H-Bomb again, dropped by B-52
from 55,000 ft to explode at 15,000 ft; and much more
Here are some sample clips from the DVD