A film 'Matador Europe' shows training and alert drills for the Martin TM-61A Matador First Tactical Missile Squadron at Bitburg Air Force Base in Germany. A view of a narrow street in a German town. People and vehicles on the street. German women on the street. Cars parked on either side of the street. A horse-drawn cart on the street. A TM-61A Matador on zero-length launcher guard. The U.S. 12th Air Force Command post entrance No. 1 and 2 dug into hillside. A truck parked in front of entrance No. 3. The military personnel leave and enter past guard at the entrance. Three officers seated around a table in a War Room. Another officer at a wall map. USAF (United States Air Force) Lt. General William H. Tunner, Jr. seated behind a desk talking.
A film shows training and alert drills for the Martin TM-61A Matador First Tactical Missile Squadron in Europe. A view of a city in Germany. People walk on a narrow street in Bitburg, Germany. A silhouette of Matador nose section in launch position. The tactical missile TM-61A on zero-length launcher. The TM-61A nose section in launch position. The launch of TM-61A in flight showing booster separation. The missile in flight. The missile taking terminal dive. A ground nuclear bomb blast. Smoke and fire rise due to the nuclear bomb blast.
Activities of the U.S. Army Military Police (MPs). A civilian family in a car is stopped at a check post by a U.S. Army MP accompanied by a local policeman, in Germany. The driver presents identifcation document. An American 1955 Oldsmobile convertible car stops at barrier on opposite side of road, and the MP and local policemen clear it to enter as they also raise the barrier for the first car. Family in the departing car wave at family in the Oldsmobile. A line of German cars awaits entry at the checkpoint.
A U.S. Army VH-3A helicopter lands on the lawn of the Hotel General von Steuben, in Wiesbaden, Germany. A crowd of spectators stands across the drive from the hotel lawn, constrained by German policemen. U.S. Air Force Military policemen stand guard on the nearer side of the drive. Soon the Presidential VH-3 helicopter, Marine One, lands on the lawn. It displays the Presidential seal and that of the Military District of Washington, DC. Next, President John F. Kennedy is seen walking past the Army helicopter and into the U.S. Military's Hotel General von Steuben. He is accompanied by German Chancellor, Ludwig Erhard, U.S. Secretary of State, Dean Rusk and U.S. Army Aide, Brigadier General Chester V. Clifton, along with a phalanx of Secret Service Agents. Other officials look out from a dining room window of the hotel as the Presidential party arrives. (Note: In the 1950s, the U.S. built three large military hotels in Wiesbaden. In 1951,a star-shaped Hotel [the American Arms] was built on Frankfurter Strasse. In 1955, the 9-story Amelia Earhart Hotel was opened. It was a utilitarian structure, with row after row of windows. President Nixon once stayed there. It closed in 1995. The General von Steuben Hotel, depicted in this film, was the newest, built in 1956, on Auguste Viktoria Strasse, near the train station. It is now a commercial hotel, "the Dorint Hotel Pallas Wiesbaden." )
Former commanders who were involved with the seizure of the Remagen Bridge, in Germany, March 7, 1955. On the tenth anniversary of that event, President Eisenhower presents them certificates of membership in the "Society of Remagen Bridge," which the President instituted, personally. The last to receive his certificate is Lieutenant General John W. Leonard, former Commanding General of the 9th Armored Division. Among others present are: Charles E. Wilson, Secretary of Defense; General Carl Spaatz, former commander of U.S. Strategic Air Force in Europe; and General Alfred M. Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. President Eisenhower, seated at a table, with General Carl Spaatz, at his left, poses for pictures surrounded by the recipients
UN General Assembly approves an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge II, and French ambassador, Henri Hoppenot,speaking. Finn Moe, of Norway, speaking. View of the city of Kjeller,Norway. Flags of Norway and the Netherlandsat joint atomic laboratory. Scientists with various pieces of scientific equipmentinside the facility. Indian ambassador, Krishna Menon, speaking at the United Nations. Atomic laboratory and a Government Teachers' Training College,in India.Indian scientists in a laboratory. Indian lecturer speaks to students.Brazil's Professor Ernesto Leme, speaksat the UN.The city of Sao Paulo, Brazil.The University of Sao Paulo. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Center for Physical Research. Clock tower of Brazil Central Station in Rio. Sutan Sjahrir,of Indonesia at the United Nations. An animated map shows nations interested in atomic energy. The UN Headquarters building on the East River in New York. A person looking through a microscope.Foreign scientists attending indoctrination courses at the U.S. Argonne National Laboratory. Diplomats sign agreement between the U.S. and Philippines on nuclear research(July 27, 1955).Views of Geneva Switzerland;the Palace of Nations; and Indian nuclear physicist, Homi Jehangir Bhabha, presiding over conference of scientists from 73 nations, including, inter alia, John Cockcroft, of Great Britain; Otto Hahn, of Germany; Willard Libby, of the U.S.A.;. Vladimir Vexler, of the Soviet Union; and Niels Bohr, of Denmark.President Dwight Eisenhower views swimming pool reactor, while visiting the exhibit hall.