Some 2000 Germans, interned at Fort Oglethorpe and Fort McPherson, are being repatriated after the end of the war, in 1919. They arrive by train at the port in Charleston, South Carolina, where they assemble with their personal belongings. They are assisted and supervised by U.S. Army soldiers. They board the USS Martha Washington transport ship. Another large ship is seen behind her at the pier. U.S. Navy officers and sailors are seen watching as the passengers board. Among the passengers are civilians who had been detained as suspected spies. They are boarding the ship with members of their families. A small child and a babe in arms are seen as well as other children. After boarding, passengers and crew line the deck of the ship. "USS Martha Washington," is clearly displayed on her side. She is seen moving slowly away from the pier and getting underway. to Germany.
The Polaris missile being hauled from Naval Weapons Station in Charleston, South Carolina. A truck carries Polaris missile container leaves Naval Weapons Annex gate of the Naval Weapons Station Charleston. A sign reads 'Main Gate Ammunition Gate, Naval Weapons Annex'. Truck hauls Polaris missile container moving along roadway. A sign reads 'Restricted Area'. USS George Washington (SSBN-598) tied up to pier at Charleston. Slings hang from Polaris missile container. Slings from dock crane lowered to Polaris Container. Workers attach sling hook for lifting of container. Container lifted by dock crane. Container lowered to stand on dock. Crane operator during moving of container.
Battery Point in Charleston, South Carolina. A statue in the park. People sit on benches in Battery Park. A sign reads 'To the Confederate Defenders of Charleston, Fort Sumter'. Exterior of McDowell House. Steeple of Saint Michael's Church in view
Scenes in historic district of Charleston, South Carolina. Two women enter a building. View of a church. Pedestrian and automobile traffic on street. Iron gate reads 'R.G. Rhett No 147', identifying the home of R. Goodwin Rhett, who held important commercial and political positions, including: President of the People's National Bank; Mayor of Charleston; and President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Two women exit through the iron gate at Rhett's home. A man is seen sitting and walking in the gardens around a house. He enters the house. Old-fashioned, leafy narrow street with two story houses. Cars in front of the houses.
Scenes in Historic District of Charleston, South Carolina. People on benches in the Battery park. Pedestrian traffic and automobile traffic on the promenade by sea. Palm trees and cannons displayed. Children on swings. Front of a mansion. Two ladies enter the mansion. Statue on promenade to confederate defenders of Charleston. More mansions and imposing buildings. View of a church.
U.S. President Dwight D Eisenhower in Charleston, South Carolina. The cadets of the military academy salute the President. Dignitaries and people crowd on the road. President receives an honorary degree from General Mark Clark, President of South Carolina Military College. Cadets march with rifles on their shoulders. President Eisenhower and the General salute.