Film opens showing the unsual sight of two United Airlines commercial DC-3 aircraft flying in formation as they approach Charleston Naval Base, South Carolina. View inside one of the airplanes shows high-ranking naval officers in mufti (civilian clothes) from various South American countries seated inside. Flags of their respective nations are displayed above their seats. Seen are flags of Venezuela; Chile; Mexico; Cuba; and others. Closeup of the the representative of Venezuela as he is joined by another officer and they converse. Closeup of others conversing. View out a passenger compartment window in the aircraft, showing the second DC-3 flying nearby. Scene shifts to the cockpit, where the copilot is seen at his position. View from the ground of one DC-3 landing and taxiing in, followed by the second plane. The passengers seen leaving one of the aircraft. They line up on the ramp, and are greeted individually by U.S. Navy Rear Admiral William H. Allen, Commander of the Sixth Naval District. A U.S. Navy Captain also greets them and is seen saluting one of them. The entire group poses in front of one of the airplanes. Next, sailors at the Naval Base are seen marching on the parade grounds. Standing to the side, in uniform, are the visiting Naval officers from the Americas. Closeup of them shows Admiral Allen in the front row with an admiral from Brazil to his left.
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.