In June 1948, as counter to Russia's blockade of supplies into Berlin, began the great operation called the Berlin Airlift.
This special film programme commemorates the official ending of the blockade on Thursday, May 12. It shows the airlift in operation over the past few months, and ends with scenes shot on Thursday as goods from Berlin begin to move by road, rail, and canal. The film taken by BBC Television Newsreel Cameramen, and the programme produced by Robert Barr.
Tonight brings another exciting moment in the history of the BBC Television Service. Exactly a hundred years after the first message was sent by submarine telegraph cable between England and France, the first television pictures are transmitted across the sea from one nation to another.
One of the television's outside broadcast units is on the floodlit Place de l'Hotel de Ville, the square in front of the Town Hall, where thousands of citizens are gathered to watch the Carnival Procession and to join in the dancing Richard Dimbleby and Alan Adair help you to follow events and introduce some of the citizens from Calais and the surrounding countryside.
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By permission of the Directors of Mecca, Ltd., one of television's mobile outside broadcast units is at the Lyceum Ballroom, London, where tonight the final for the British Formation Dancing Trophy is being held.
Harry Roy and his band will play for dancing and there will be a demonstration of ballroom dancing, including the New Charleston by Wally Fryer and Violet Barnes.
by Lord Radcliffe of Werneth, P.C., G.B.E.
5—On the British Rule in India
As an example of the use made of absolute power, Lord Radcliffe considers the type of man who exercised rule in British India up to the time of the Mutiny.
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