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Universal Newsreel Vol. 32 Release 73-80: Chemical Blasts in New York Harbor (1959)

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: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001S2Q55S NOTE: A DVD of this film can be ordered from our partner, Amazon.com/NATIONALARCHIVES. 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: CHEMICAL BLASTS ROCK NEW YORK HARBOR On the Jersey City waterfront, a few hundred yards from the scene of World War I's "Black Ton" explosion, firemen battle an inferno of blazing and exploding chemicals. 55 gallon drums hurtle hundreds of feet into the air in a perilous chain reaction that helps sustain the blaze for hours. A spectacular fire, seen and heard widely in the vast port of New York. CAMERAS FILM BANK ROBBERY: Automatic cameras film a bank robbery in Manhattan by a thief who ignores warning signs, to pass a threatening note to a pretty teller. Scenes show the robber scooping up the money and fleeing as clerks give chase - perfect mug shots for police. LAOS BUILDS STRENGTH: As Red guerilla activity renews in Laos, and additional thrusts by regular forces from Communist North Vietnam are reported, U.S. military aid pours in and tiny Laos intensifies recruiting and training of its defending forces. BRITAIN'S AIR SHOW: Britain's annual air show is one of the biggest and best in years, featuring eye-opening formation stunts by giant helicopters, precision maneuvers by fast new jets, and the radical "Hover-copter." PAN-AMERICAN GAMES: Among the closing events in the Pan American games at Chicago are some of the most thrilling - the women's platform diving championships, with U.S. mermaids sweeping the competition, and the 100-meter butterfly, which ends in a sensational upset victory by a 15-year-old "wonder girl." FOR MORE INFORMATION http://arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalDOSearch?searchExpression=2050176
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