Vehicle Ambush Counter-attack techniques. Cars are driven through road barricades as narrator explains use of a vehicle as a weapon to push aside cars that are being used to ambush. Cars are hit in the rear or front quarters by the escape vehicles to demonstrate disruption of an ambush. POV driver side of car as gunmen drive alongside and shoot the driver. Wide shots of same ambush on driver as it takes place on road curve. Defensive maneuvers by driver include hitting the brakes hard to throw off the aim of gunmen. View of motorcycle on same curve. View of Molotov cocktail being thrown at a car. Narrator explains that having the window up helps to ward off a Molotov cocktail attack as views of burning car are seen. A chauffeur waits on the street in front of a Cadillac limousine. A man emerges from an office building and gets into the limousine. POV of limousine driver as he drives to evade attackers, and reaches under dashboard to turn on a siren. Woman in 1970s fashions sits on a motorcycle radioing ahead to attackers on her walkie talkie.
Shot from a moving vehicle, shows an upward view of palm trees lining a road in Los Angeles, California. View changes to show houses along the street, still from the moving vehicle. 1970's cars parked in front of houses, on sides of road, and a few cars passing in opposite direction.
Children at school cafeteria lunchroom in a school. A boy selects food from the lunch line offerings and puts it on his tray. Building of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Ramshackle buildings along rural roadways. A small power plant. Sign announcing future home of Loudoun County campus of the Northern Virginia Community College. A childrens Hospital under construction. A new campus under construction for the Mercer County Community College. A mother and baby. A newborn baby being brought to car from hospital, by a nurse. Area of heavy industry. Contaminated beach in Mendocino County California. A working cowboy with rope lariat. A golfer on golf links. A farmer plowing behind a mule. A large piece of farm equipment in operation. A small ferry moving several cars across a river. Low aerial view of 1960s cars on a network of highways.
Shows 1970s era construction activities, economic growth, retail shopping, and American fashions and goods of the 1970s. As a contrast to the modern way of life, a farmer is seen using teams of horses to plow his land. Views of middle-class suburban living in the U.S.A. Modern farm machinery being employed. Panels being placed on a new car in a factory production line. A long freight train moving goods. U.S. consumer retail stores selling a variety of products, including ice cream, lawn mowers and hardware, custom framing, fast food (McDonalds), organic food and antiques, among others. Shipping containers being loaded on a ship for export abroad. Various construction sites ranging from those for suburban neigborhood homes to those for high rise buildings. Construction of the Dunhill Condominiums in progress in Atlanta Georgia. A 1970 Ford Falcon car in a neighborhood of new homes. Sink and bath tub Fixtures in a typical kitchen and bathroom. Families at a high school graduation. African American students on a college campus. Families shopping for high price goods, like cars, home appliances, washers, dryers, stoves, ovens, televisions in a show room, and window air conditioner units. Private pleasure boats operating near a large ferry boat. More views of carpenters and other building tradesmen working at construction sites. People at work compiling statistics in the U.S. Bureau of the Census.
Bell Telephone television advertisement depicts the cost of telephone calls over years from 1915 to 1970. Pictures of streets and houses in Boston. Portrait of Alexander Graham Bell. The cost of telephone from 20.70 dollars in 1915 reduced to 70 cents in 1970. Rapid paced montage of images (some still and some motion) from 1915 to 1970. Poster reads 'Japan at War'. Man and woman dance. Missile launched from launch pad. Aircraft parked on runway. The cost of telephone charges reduced over the years. Different types of telephones seen in 1970.
In a 1970 television program, host Lee Marvin talks about Hoover Dam in the Black Canyon on the Colorado River, in between Arizona and Nevada in the United States. Historical scenes from construction of the dam in the early 1930s. Crane lifts a number of workers on a raised platform. Worker comes down the mountain with the help of rope. Workers walk across bridge. Dynamite explosion dislodges rock for dam construction. The Hoover dam under construction. Rock blasting in the dam's diversion tunnels. Construction workers eat food in Anderson's Mess hall. Views of workers dining in the mess hall and the kitchen during food preparation. Includes interviews with workers Joe Kine, Tommy Nelson, and Doug Moore who participated in construction. Later aerial views of the Hoover Dam around 1970.