Former U.S. President Harry S. Truman, arrives at German Chancellery, Bonn, Germany, in car with motorcycle escort. He steps from car and is greeted and escorted inside. Photographers take pictures. Helmeted armed German guards stand at entrance. Inside, German President Conrad Adenauer escorts Truman to a microphone, where he makes some statements. (Truman carries a cane.) Candelabra shown in ceiling. Reporters take notes. Adenauer makes some brief remarks. Truman and Adenauer smile and shake hands. Plaque identifying house where Ludwig van Beethoven was born. Former U.S. President Truman emerges, after visiting the house, and enters his car. It is raining, and streets are wet. Spectators holding umbrellas, smile, and laugh. Truman's car and motorcycle escort drive away.
U.S. President John F Kennedy going to Cologne Cathedral. Mass cheers for the President. Banner and posters on President's way. Scenes of fruit and vegetable market, people wave U.S. flags and cameramen getting ready for President's arrival. Sign showing way to Bonn and President arrives in city of Bonn. He addresses Bonn citizens and signs Golden Book of City of Bonn. Scene of a movie hall showing "PT 109". After having a busy schedule President Kennedy goes to relax. Later in the evening President Kennedy meets Ministers of States of Germany, Cabinet Ministers including Ludwig Erhard and Representatives of Churches. Various formal and informal conferences held that evening till late night. Next day President Kennedy and Chancellor Adenauer meeting held at Chancellor's office.
U.S. propaganda piece about threats by communists against various European countries. The Czechoslovak coup and demonstrations. Czech citizens moving on a street in Czechoslovakia during a strike forcing conservative elements to resign from the cabinet. Scenes of police brutality and beatings against strikers. Communists take over the police. Czech President Edvard Benes with conservative politicians in a government building. Huge crowd on a street. Police clashing with crowd. Czech Prime Minister Klement Gottwald with officials. President Edvard Benes, facing possible civil war or invasion by the Soviet Union, accepts a Communist cabinet. He is seen signing documents to that effect on February 25, 1948. Other officials beside President Benes during the signing. View of the first President of Czechoslovakia Tomas Masaryk's son, Jan Masaryk, who remained the Foreign Minister, and did not agree to the new government. Two days later Jan Masaryk is discovered dead. The body of Jan Masaryk in a coffin. Edvard Benes, who resigned in June 1948 after refusing to sign the communist constitution, is seen walking slowly outside the Parliament using a cane. A guard saluting Benes. View of the body of Edvard Benes, who died in September 1948, laying in a coffin. Mourning citizens offering flowers and cry. Officials bearing the coffin. Shift several years later to street strikes in East Germany in 1953. People during a strike and riot in Poland in 1956. Russian tanks moving on a street and Soviet soldiers are seen. Elevated view of panic and Polish citizens fleeing soldiers. October 1956: Student demonstrators on street in Budapest Hungary during the Hungarian Uprising of 1956. Soviet Russian red star is toppled by crowds from a building roof in a sign of defiance. Russian troops respond with tanks on the streets in Hungary. Crowd fights back. Russians retreat. Crowd overwhelms local police. Imre Nagy, Prime Minister of Hungary, ascends steps. Hungarian crowd on streets burn communist books and papers. Russian tanks invade Hungary to crush revolt. Tanks fire guns on Hungarian street. Imre Nagy's execution announced June 17, 1958.
Civilians gather on streets of Berlin and celebrate the socialist DDR (GDR) government in East Germany around 1949 or soon after. Uniformed band plays during a ceremony in East Germany. The spectators and a group of uniformed party leaders stand, cheer, and clap. A east German teenage girl kisses the flag. Next scene shows unrest and protests with burning flags in the streets of Berlin, East Germany, during the Uprising of 1953. Crowd burns a flag and then tears at another flag to destroy it. Crowd marches in the street in protest. Scenes of Soviet tanks rolling. Next scene shows a protest rally during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Narrator mentions revolt in Poland also. Large number of civilians march on roads and cut the center emblem out of a East German flag during protest.
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower visits Bonn, Germany. President Eisenhower arrives at Bonn during his European Tour. Flags of the United States and Germany. Dignitaries receive and greet Eisenhower as he disembarks from an aircraft at an airport. He greets the lined up officers. During his speech he declares that the United States will stand by West Berlin. Civilians wave and greet Eisenhower as his motorcade passes through a street.
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Germany. President Eisenhower and his wife arrive in Bonn, Germany on a visit. A car carrying the President arrives at a building and Chancellor Konrad Adenauer gives a warm welcome to the American President. Photographers take pictures. President Eisenhower and his wife along with Chancellor Adenauer and Mrs. Adenauer.