Peace in Paris,France after end of war in Algeria in the year 1962. View of the Arc de Triomphe. President of the French Republic, Charles De Gaulle seated at office after the War being ended. Tanks move through streets. Large crowd of civilians gather on street cheer at the arrival of Deputy Premier of Algeria,Mohamed Ben Bella.
Events held in the United States during the Cuban Missile Crisis of October, 1962 when the United States and the Soviet Union confronted each other with nuclear destruction. U.S. President John F. Kennedy with Premier of Algeria Ahmed Ben Bella in the White House lawn in Washington DC. Aerial views of Havana, Cuba. Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro accompanies Premier Bella in Havana. A U.S. rocket is launched. A man follows the ascent through telescope. Defense department training given in fall out protection to engineers. Surveyors check every building for civil defense. A community fall out shelter being located by the surveyors. Food and water drums, medical supplies and radiological monitoring equipment are taken off assembly lines and are transported by rail to various parts of the U.S. A sign reads 'Naval Supply Center Oakland'. Forklift trucks move goods. A sign erected for a community fallout shelter. An election campaign in the United States shows Harry S. Truman making a speech at an American Legion meeting.
European refugees flee from Algeria. Violence on the streets of Algeria. Damaged and burning buildings. Firemen douse the fire. European refugees with their belongings flee from Algeria via airways and waterways. Soldiers help French civilians as they land in Europe.
The people celebrate independence of Algeria. The people gather on a street. The native soldiers march on the street. They carry guns on their shoulder. The women dance on the street. A view of the people on street and soldiers march. Lightning on the street. The people celebrate. Premier of Algeria Benyoucef Benkhedda in a car. People on either side of the street greet him. He waves to the people. The people on the street cheer. Benkhedda in a balcony with other officials as he waves to the people. Vice Premier of Algeria Ahmed Ben Bella gets of from a car. He shakes hands with the officials. The people crowd on the street. Benkhedda, Ben Bella and other officials stand together.
A documentary depicts Algerians attaining independence after a struggle. A notice for a referendum relating to Algerian independence is issued in July 1962. People on the steps of a building. A man waves the Algerian flag from a balcony. A crowd of children look as a tailor sews the flag of Algeria. People prepare for voting. A mass of people gathers to vote for their independence. A woman comes out of a booth after voting. A ballot is put in a box. Men write on a board to declare the result of the voting. Others look. The Algerian flag is raised. People in a jubilant mood after attaining independence.
Documentary "One Week in October." Aerial views of Russian missiles in Cuba. Columbus day parade with marching bands, Boy Scouts, troops. Brief excerpt from 1962 World Series Baseball game with New York Yankees pitcher Ralph Terry delivering to Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants, who hits a ball to the deep left corner that is caught. March of Dimes annual poster girl. Jackie Kennedy with children of foreign diplomats. Fireworks in Uganda celebrating its independence. View of Vatican Palace and a candlelight vigil. President John Kennedy with Ahmed Ben Bella, Premier of Algeria. Ben Bella is then seen with Cuban leader Castro who receives him in Cuba. U.S. moon rocket launch. Scientists in America reviewing designs for fallout shelters and visiting banks, stores, and municipal buildings and garages to assess them for worthiness as bomb fallout shelters. Views of various types of fallout shelters. Food, water drums, medical and sanitation supplies bound for civic fallout shelters are seen rolling off of assembly lines and being boxed. Radiological monitoring equipment on an assembly line. A woman packages a geiger counter into a box. Then the fallout shelter supplies are seen transported by rail to defense department warehouses for distribution by local authorities to Community Fallout Shelters. View of moving train seen from above and from sideview. View of new fallout shelter signs being mounted at fallout shelters. Forklifts working at Naval Supply Center Oakland in California to arrange supplies for shelters. View of American Legion meeting where former President Harry Truman makes a speech. Former President Eisenhower gives a speech in Connecticut endorsing some candidates. Air Force helicopter flies overhead and then seen landing on White House lawn. Beaches of Cuba. Marches in Cuba. Historic view of soldiers marching beside monument to Battleship Maine in Havana. Crane atop monument as a wing is cut off; scenes of destruction of monument to Battleship Maine in Havana. Fidel Castro and Che Guevara marching into Havana in 1959 with cheering throngs after succeeding in revolt against Batista. Fidel Castro and Soviet leader Khrushchev greeting one another at United Nations in 1961. Soviet deputy premier Anastas Mikoyin greeted by Castro and crowd at Havana airport in 1960. Trade agreement between Cuba and Havana signed. Soviet Russian cargo ships on way to Havana. Cuban refugees in small boats being rescued by U.S. Coast Guard. Views of military specialists examining films of aerial views of suspected missile installations in Cuba. U.S. military mobilization for possible war. Strategic Air Command begins dispersing aircraft to possible needed locations. B-52 Stratofortress aircraft takes off. Badge on plane: "Anywhere. Anytime." Destroyer USS Strong, DD-758, making way in heavy seas. An American Aircraft Carrier underway in the distance. Polaris submarine on surface. Officers of STRAC or Strategic Army Corps seen meeting after being assigned to the new command of U.S. Forces Atlantic. Alerted U.S Army units on training exercise to maintain combat readiness. American Army troops load into rear of transport plane . C-124 Globemaster taking off. Then a C-119 shortly after takeoff flying overhead. Then a MATS C-124 again is seen overhead. 1st Armored division tanks being loaded onto rail for transport from Fort Hood Texas to Fort Stewart Georgia.