Opening scene shows a man being roughed up by a group of men in an alleyway. A slate comments (in French) that when nations are bellicose, an assassination can cause a world war. Next, a slate shows picture of the world and states (in English) "One murder may start a world war." Another slate (in French) states that In 1914, while Europe's armies and fleets were more powerful than they had ever been, the nephew of the Emperor of Austria (Archduke Ferdinand) was assassinated. A front page is shown of newspaper, "Journal De Geneve" carrying the story. Next scene is a view of the city of Sarajevo. The ancient Emperor's Mosque dominates the scene. A slate appears asking Where is Sarajevo? It is followed by a map of Europe in 1914, which zooms in on Austria and Serbia and identifies and labels Sarajevo,in Austria, close to the Serbian border. Slates (in French) says Austria accused Serbia of War and other nations enter the melee. Animated World map shows the nations getting involved, starting with the German Empire in 1914, including its African colonies, and then successively showing Russia, France, Belgium,Great Britain, Japan, and the Ottoman Empire. Map advances to 1915, showing the Italian empire, Bulgaria,and Central Arabia. In 1916 it adds Portugal, Roumania. Next, the U.S.A. is added in, 1917, along with Central and South America, Greece, Siam, and China. Finally, the slate shows the war ending in 1918. Slate shows Armistice Day, the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th Month (November), with time shown on hands of Big Ben in London.
T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) driving, and Prince Faisal riding with him, in a Ford Model T car, on a road in Arabia. Several men riding in a car followed by T.E. Lawrence, on horseback, with a contingent of armed Arab cavalry. A unit of Arab infantry marching past a group of reviewing officers and officials at the side of the road.
King Faisal ibn Abdul Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia during a visit to Washington DC. A banner across the street reads 'Welcome His Majesty King Faisal'. Cars move out of the White House. Spectators line the sidewalks outside the White House. The White House in the background. Flags of the United States and Saudi Arabia. A military bands plays. U,S. military units parade. Spectators line the sidewalks. The King and President Johnson in a motorcade. A poster of King Faisal and President Johnson on a pole. A flag of Saudi Arabia and a poster beneath the flag. The King and the President ride in the rear seat of a limousine, with Secretary of State, while Dean Rusk, and another official occupy the seat in front of them. Secret Service agents stand on the rear of the limousine. People standing at the road side applaud to welcome the King. A flag of Saudi Arabia. U.S. military honor guard. The limousine stops at Blair House, across from the White House, on Pennsylvania Avenue. President Johnson and the King of Saudi Arabia step from the car. An greets them and presents the King with a token gift. Photographers take pictures. The King speaks into a microphone, thanking the official for the gift, and also shakes hands with the President. A soldier salutes. President Johnson escorts King Faisal up the steps ot Blair House.
Visit of King Saud bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia to the United States. King Saud bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia disembarks from the aircraft in New York. Ambassador and dignitaries receive and greet the King. View of the United Nations Headquarters building. The King addresses the General Assembly of the United Nations. King Saud flies to Washington D.C. President of the United States Dwight D. Eisenhower greets the King of Saudi Arabia on his arrival at the airport. They proceed to the White House.
Highlights the role of United States Coast Guard in Operation Shield, Saudi Arabia. A military cargo shipment leaves for Saudi Arabia from United States. Boarding teams of Maritime Interception Forces inspects merchant ships off the coast of Saudi Arabia. Lieutenant Bob Atkin, Coast Guard boarding officer, explains the process of inspecting merchant ships. CPO Bill Clifford states how explosives were found on board a merchant ship. Captain Dick Reass explains the nature and the importance of inspecting job done by the boarding teams. CPO John Hagy explains that the job of inspecting ships is tedious. A member of the boarding team climbs down a ladder to inspect ships in the sea.