Title reads: "Review of 1959".
Intertitle: "History may say that in 1959 the Iron Curtain began to lift, lessening the threat of a third world war".
L/S of Kremlin in Moscow, Russia (USSR, Soviet Union). Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan and Selwyn Lloyd come off plane and meet Soviet Leader Nikita Khruschev. Crowd Russians clapping. Various shots of Macmillan and Selwyn Lloyd sitting at conference table with Khruschev. Khruschev shaking hands with Lord Montgomery (aka Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, Monty).
The Walter Reed Army Hospital, USA (United States of America). Sign: 'Walter Reed Army Medical Centre'. Selwyn Lloyd, President Dwight Eisenhower and Macmillan talking to US Statesman John Foster Dulles. Macmillan and Dulles. Stars and Stripes flag. Elevated shot Eisenhower standing in car driving away from London Airport. Eisenhower with Royal Family at Balmoral Castle, Scotland (Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip (Duke of Edinburgh), Prince Charles (Prince of Wales), Princess Anne (Princess Royal). Aerial shot the St. Lawrence Seaway. Royal Yacht Britannia coming down the Seaway. Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and Eisenhower on board ship.
BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) aeroplane "Britannia" taking off. C/U pilot's hands working controls. Elevated shot Manhattan, New York. Passengers eating a meal on the aircraft. Aerial shot the "Comet Four" in flight. Elevated, Tokyo. Elevated shot department store in Tokyo, Japan. C/U children in store playing with toy guns. C/U boy firing gun. Royal Palace. Wedding of Crown Prince Akihito to Michiko Shoda. Anti-royalist campaigner attacks Royal couple's carriage, police hold him back. Royal wedding in Brussels, Belgium: Prince Albert is marries Princess Paola of Italy.
Lhasa, capital of Tibet. Dalai Lama arriving in India having fled Tibet. Crowds rioting in Cuba. Fidel Castro surrounded by guards carrying guns fighting his way through crowd. Archbishop Makerios standing in a car leading a procession through Cyprus, crowds swarm around. Elevated shot New York, USA (United States of America) and skyscrapers. Nikita Khurschev driving to Blair House. Red Flag flying on Blair House. Khruschev at Blair House, Washington DC. Khruschev standing with officials. Farm in Iowa which Khruschev visited with Dwight Eisenhower. Eisenhower's bungalow at Camp David. Eisenhower with Khruschev.
American atomic submarine lying in ice near the North Pole. Shots of crew breaking slabs off ice of top of submarine. Various shots of new invention, the hovercraft skimming across the Channel to Dover, Kent. Various shots of new M1 motorway. Various shots cars racing round the track at Le Mans 24 hour race, France. Crowds mob driver Roy Salvadori's Aston Martin as it drives into the pits. Salvadori driving into the pits, with Stirling Moss seated on the back. Cars going round the track at Aintree in the twelfth British Grand Prix. Jack Brabham driving a Cooper Climax going round at speed and winning race. Cars racing round the track in the Indianapolis five hundred mile race, USA (several crashes seen).
Donald Campbell driving Bluebird across Consiton Water to set up the new world record. Press photographers. Donald Campbell with his wife. Reception in honour of World Champion racing driver Mike Hawthorn. Mike Hawthorn, Donald Campbell,Tony Vandervell and Jack Hawkins attend. Road where Mike Hawthorn's car crashed. Mangled wreckage of Hawthorn's Jaguar. Reception in honour of footballer Billy Wright's retirement after playing 105 times for England. Billy Wright being presented with Rose Bowl.
Man working a portable typewriter. President Dwight Eisenhower of USA at Press Conference. Press men. Eisenhower speaking. Reporter writing on pad. Piccadilly Circus on Election night. Crowds shouting and cheering. Board announcing election results. Man in crowd booing and waving his arm. Picture of Bessy Braddock on boarding. Girl on man's shoulders cheering and waving. Prime Minister Harold Macmillan walking into No. 10 Downing St. smiling and waving to the crowd.
Crowd gathered in the Elysee Palace, Paris, France for the inauguration of General Charles de Gaulle as President. General de Gaulle with Rene Coty. Official putting chain of office round President de Gaulle's neck, then kisses him on both cheeks. General de Gaulle driving through Paris with President Eisenhower. Macmillan and President de Gaulle.
Rocket taking off. Zoom shot of the moon (looks like illustration). Animation of camera taking photograph of the other side of the moon. Still of the dark side of the moon. President Eisenhower walking with Macmillan at Chequers. Winston Churchill and Macmillan at a reception given by President Eisenhower at Winfield House.
Note: details of the individual stories are in paperwork on file.