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Universal Newsreel Vol. 34 Release 1-8: Belgian Strike and Riots (1961)

MCA/Universal Pictures. ( - ) USE RESTRICTIONS SPECIFIC RESTRICTIONS: Copyright USE RESTRICTIONS NOTE: Some or all of this material may be restricted by copyright or other intellectual property right restrictions. ONLINE RESOURCES: NOTE: A DVD of this film can be ordered from our partner, A DVD of this film is ALSO available for viewing and copying free of charge in the NARA Research Room in the Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Records Section, National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD. The original release sheet reads: TURMOIL IN BELGIUM: Strikes and demonstrations by some 700,000 Socialist union members in Belgium protest planned austerity measures caused by the nation's financial losses in the Congo. Strikers clash with police as transportation and vital services are crippled and the nation nearly paralyzed since the holiday season's start. BROKEN TANKER REACHES PORT The stern section of the tanker Pine Ridge is towed into Newport News, Virginia. The ship broke in half in mountainous seas off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, a marine tragedy in which seven seamen lost their lives. COLD WAR HOT IN LAOS: Newest hot spot in the cold war is Laos. Vientiane, capital city, is in ruins after a battle that ousts Communist rebels. Among the buildings gutted is the U.S. Embassy. The Reds continue to pour in military aid to the rebels, making this nation the hot spot of the Cold War. EAGLES DOWN PACKERS, 17 - 13: In Philadelphia, the hometown Eagles beat the Green Bay Packers 17 - 13 for the NFL football championship in a thrilling game sparked by Norm Van Brocklin's passing and the running of rookie fullback Ted Dean. TWENTY - FIVE YEARS AGO The nation watches the fascinating progress of construction on the Golden Gate Bridge. Ex-Champ Jack Dempsey gets a prize-winning steer as a gift from an admirer. The Santa Anita season opens with the Christmas Stakes, a turf thriller won by Top Row in record time. Willie Hoppe is defeated in a classic match for the World's Three-Cushion Billiards Championship by Welker Cochrane. Collegiate basketball shows how the game has changed as N.Y.U. defeats California. A pretty 18-year-old girl wrestles a tiger, in startling scenes. She's unprotected but trusts the gentleness of the giant cat she raised from a cub. . . . FOR MORE INFORMATION
Length: 02:09


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