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The World in a Camera
Main contributor
KUHT-TV (Television station)
Newsreel that includes summaries of various world events throughout the 1940s. Topics include: retirement of Secretary of Defense General George C. Marshall, and appointment of Robert A. Lovett. Newsreel also covers Thomas E. Dewey's visit to the White House to discuss foreign policy with President Truman, French troops on "Sahara maneuvers" in Algeria, President Eisenhower’s visit to Hanover. Additional topics include Germany’s viewing of NATO military maneuvers, a major fire in Olympic National Forest devastating Forks, Washington, Korean orphans being resettled at United Nations camps by United States soldiers. rocket carrying film cameras in White Sands, New Mexico, capturing footage of the earth's surface, and technological advances in airplanes showcasing at the Farnborough Exhibition in Britain. A North Texas Teacher's College student Billy Maxwell wins the National Amateur Championship in golf, India marks its largest electoral turnout in history with 176,000,000 citizens voting Prime Minister Nehru's party into office, photojournalists capture scenes of unrest in Egypt, Tunisia, Indo-China, Korea, helicopters utilized to transfer casualties to medical ships equipped with special landing zones, newly designed cold-weather clothing tested for military use for fighting in Korea, and highlights from the sixth Winter Olympics hosted in Oslo, Norway.
KPRC-TV (Television station)
television programs
KUHT Film and Video
University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
Terms of Use
["In Copyright"]
Physical Description

This project was supported by a Recordings at Risk grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The grant program is made possible by funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2019).


University of Houston Libraries Special Collections

KUHT Film and Video

Other Identifiers
Digital Object:; Other: ID 1997-006, AV Shelving; ArchivesSpace URI:; Preservation Location: ark:/84475/pm453977690