Iskander Mirza visits Afghanistan during his tenure as the President of Pakistan. President Iskander Mirza of Pakistan aboard an airborne. Aerial views of the flood affected areas. Vast areas submerged in water. President Iskander Mirza gets off an aircraft. He shakes hands with officials at the airport.
Correspondent and host Harry Ellis in Washington DC broadcasts a bulletin about the refugee situation in Afghanistan. Soviet aircraft bombs on Afghanistan territory. Soviet helicopter MI-24 flies overhead. Situation in Afghanistan forces its people to leave their country. Afghan refugees camped on land in Pakistan. Doctor checks the Afghan patients. Epitaphs of Afghanis who could not survive. Afghan Refugees work in Pakistan. Afghan laborer breaks stones and another laborer fills grain into containers and then into sacks. Afghan Aid Medical Clinic where volunteer doctors give free treatment to Afghan Refugees. Doctor and nurses attend to the patients. Afghan Refugees camped in Afghanistan. Man watches over a grazing herd of sheep. Young Afghani children at a village school in Afghanistan.
A film titled 'Afghanistan a progressive country' about the life of people in Afghanistan. Silhouetted camels at dusk. A map depicts the location of Afghanistan. An aircraft in flight. The map depicts the location of Afghanistan close to China. A man looks at a map of Afghanistan. Mountainous country side and rugged hills. Snow covered Hindukush Mountains. A herd of camels on the move. Ruins of an ancient city. A ruined statue of Buddha.
A film about the life of people in Afghanistan. Nomads on the move. Native men play musical instruments and sing as others dance. An old bearded man stands. King Mohammed Zahir Shah of Afghanistan talks to a man. Views of palaces and mountains in Afghanistan.
A film about construction of dams in Afghanistan. Views of landscape in the countryside including Hindukush Mountains and Kandahar in Afghanistan. People milling about on a street. Nomads on a field. A man works in a farm. A stream flows across a valley. Camels graze on a field. Officials of Morrison and Knudson company discuss about construction of dams and canals. Men at a drafting table as they discuss design. A passport placed on a table. A man enters an office in the United States. Another man reads a radiogram. A man speaks over a phone. A woman at a typewriter. A rail road train carries supplies to a port in the United States. The supplies being loaded onto a ship. The ship underway at sea. The ship arrives in Karachi, Pakistan. Cargo being unloaded at the port. Cranes are used to unload the supplies. The supplies are loaded onto a train which then moves towards Afghanistan.
October, 1962, U.S. Air Force U-2 reconnaissance aircraft, tail number 56-6707, of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) 4080th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, lands at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. View of Photographic evidence, brought back by the U-2, showing Soviet missiles being set up in Cuba. President John F. kennedy broadcasts to the nation about the crisis on October 22, 1962, announcing measures being taken by the USA to address the situation. A B-58 Hustler bomber landing. Airmen removing camera from nose of a reconnaissance aircraft. Air Force Sergeant, photo interpreter, reading wet film in a base laboratory. U.S. Naval officers and sailors in Command Center viewing large wall map of the world. U.S. Air Force SAC B-52 bombers taking off. View of United Nations Headquarters building in New York City. On October 25, 1962, U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Adlai Stevenson, confronts Soviet Ambassador Valerian Alexandrovich Zorin about missiles in Cuba.He looks at Zorin, and says,"Don't wait for the translation, yes, or no." Zorin smiles as the room fills with laughter. He then responds. View of a Soviet ship bound for Cuba being monitored by a U.S. aircraft overhead. Pilot in cockpit of the aircraft. View from U.S. aircraft flying low past a Soviet ship. Crew in cockpit of the aircraft. Soviet ships turning away. Helicopter flying over sandy beach area of Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. The helicopter parked and Undersecretary of State, Averell Harriman, steps from the helicopter and is later seen with President Kennedy, and Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, at the President's Weekend White House. Harriman reports on the successful negotiation of a limited nuclear test ban treaty. Glimpse of Moscow. U.S. Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, Soviet Foreign Minister,Andrei Gromyko, and British Foreign secretary, Alexander Douglas-Home, are seen signing the document for their respective nations, August 5, 1963.