Farewell of U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division at Bremerhaven Sea Port in Bremen,Germany. Transportation Corp personnel and news photographers gather around gangway entrance as troops of U.S. Army 1st Division ascend stairs onto a troopship. Sign: 'Port of Bremerhaven Embarkation Welcomes'. Dependents and children alight from a bus at the pier. Sign: 'Farewell 1st Division, U.S. Army Bremerhaven'. Dock hands casting off mooring ropes as troopship "Upshur" pulls away from pier. American dependents wave as troopship moves away from dock. Harbor tug pulls troopship into a current.
U.S. Congressman Sheppard (Representative California) in Breverhaven, Germany. He leaves the headquarters accompanied by Captain Moses. They enter a car and drive off. Sheppard is taken on a tour for inspection of the U.S. Naval Forces at Bremerhaven. Lieutenant Colonel Seafoss, Colonel Brooks and Captain Moses along with Congressman Sheppard. Sheppard inspects minesweepers.
U.S. Colonel Brooks in Breverhaven, Germany. He comes out of the building and greets Congressman Sheppard (representative California). They enter a building. A board at the entrance reads 'Bremerhaven Port of Embarkation, Headquarters'.
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