Opening scene shows the Schoeneberg Rathaus (West Berlin City Hall) where Willy Brandt, Mayor of Berlin, is addressing a large crowd of West Berliners, concerned about the building of the Berlin Wall, by the Soviets. Many carry placards and signs, including some in English,reading: "We trust Kennedy,'Pay any price, Bear any burden, for survival of Liberty;'" and "Millions behind the Iron Curtain ask for help." Scene shifts to a limousine driving into the center of a crowd. Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson steps from the car, accompanied by U.S.General Lucius D. Clay, who is seen next, with arm raised, acknowledging the crowd, while standing with Johnson and Brandt, at a podium cluttered with microphones. (Narrator refers to him as "Father of the Airlift.") The next day, British and American soldiers are seen driving in jeeps and trucks and M59 Armored Personnel Carriers, through cheering crowds, as they arrive to reinforce their Berlin garrisons. Closeup of cheering Berliners, waving hankerchiefs. Change of scene shows animated map of Europe illustrating the Westward encroachment of Soviet occupation through World War II and the postwar era, concluding with East Berlin, in 1962. The threat to other Nations and regions is also illustrated. Next, legislators are seen in session in The plenary chamber of the German Bundestag in Bonn. Konrad Hermann Joseph Adenauer, Chancellor of Germany, is addressing the assembly. He states that Germany does not stand alone in the world. In France, Prime Minister Georges Pompidou addresses the National Assembly, regarding the Berlin Wall. In London, Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, addresses Parliament. In the United States, on September 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy, is addressing the UN General Assembly, in New York, about the dangerous crisis in Berlin. Scenes of of the Berlin wall and Checkpoint Charlie . Memorials to persons killed attempting to escape East Berlin, are seen along the wall.
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.
Meeting between French President General de Gaulle and German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer in Germany. In Bonn, the German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer welcomes the French President Charles de Gaulle who is on a five-day official visit to Germany. Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and General de Gaulle conclude a series of talks on Franco-German unity with several officials. In Cologne, Chancellor Adenauer and General de Gaulle talks of British Commonwealth partners on Britain's entry into the European Common Market.
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. 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.
French diplomats arrive in several American cadillac automobiles at the office of President Konrad Adenauer, in Bonn, Germany. They are greeted by German officials as they leave their cars and enter the building. A German sentry with rifle, outside the entrance, poses for the camera. Views of the German Government Building with flags of Germany and France flying side-by-side on flag poles. German President Konrad Adenauer and French Foreign Minister, Antoine Pinay, emerge from building and mingle with officials and reporters, before returning to the building.