Windshield of a truck damaged by gunfire in Guatemala. 'Transportes Valdes Chiquimula' written on the door of the truck. Automobile windows also broken by gunfire. Armed rebels parade up the main street of Chiquimula, Guatemala, carrying posters praising Colonel Carlos Castillo Armas and denouncing communists. The Basílica de Esquipulas (famous basilica in the region) is seen in the background. The group is accompanied by a brass band. Armed rebels climb aboard an open truck. Colonel Armas confers with his officers over a map.
Sign on wall refers to choosing between life and death. Armed rebels brandishing weapons climb into back of small pickup truck.
Decorated entrance of a building in Guatemala. "Primer Cuerpo Guardia Civil" written on a building. Large group of people standing outside that building. People pass by a guarded gate of Mexican Embassy building. 'Eastados Unidos Mexicanos Embajada' written on a plate pasted on the door. View of National Palace from Central Park. Pedestrians, motorbikes, automobiles, and a jeep, are all seen in the city. A 1952 Buick Roadmaster sedan drives from under the wing of an airplane on a road adjoining the airport. Many U.S. Air Force personnel are watching from the sidewalk. Merchants roll up steel shutter to open their shop.
A large crowd in front of the Presidential Palace, following coup d' etat , in Guatemala. Some people in crowd hold umbrellas. Colonel Carlos Castillo Armas and other important people stand on balcony along with press photographers and journalists. Carlos Castillo Armas speaks to the crowd. Crowd cheers and raise hands. A group of smiling soldiers is seen. They wear armbands with a symbol looking like a crossed "p" or the letter "f." A group of officials, including a Roman Catholic Priest, sit around in a wood-paneled room. The Priest stands and speaks to the group. A Guatemalan official speaks with U.S. Ambassador John Peurifoy.
American Embassy building in Guatemala City, capital of Guatemala. 'Embassy of United States of America' carved on top of entrance to the building. A park overlooking Guatemala City, with a large cross erected on ground. Views of the city. Damaged structures where people are walking about. A boy plays with the remnants of an antiaircraft gun, installed in a trench. Two boys run through fields on outskirts of the city.
President of Guatemala, Colonel Castillo Armas arrives to Guatemala via plane. Large crowd at the airport greets him on his arrival. Military personnel make way for the President amidst the crowd. Exteriors of a building. The flag of Guatemala flutters atop the building. An Anti-Red survivor shows scars of the brutal beatings on his back. President Armas poses with men outside the building. A large crowd in a city square.
Three women walk through rubble left from civil strife in Guatemala. Broken blocks, bags and other articles lie on ground. Large number of people outside a building. Carlos Castillo Armas stands with others. He sits on a sofa with another man. A microphone in front of him.