Coal mine disaster in Coalbrook, South Africa. A crowd of relatives of coal miners gathers near a coal mine where 440 miners got trapped in a deep shaft. Rescue workers dig towards the miners, near the shaft. Women in crowd weep as their hope fades as time passes on.
Security Council meeting on South Africa crisis at United Nations headquarters in New York, United States. Dignitary speaks during the council meeting. Name plates in front of him read 'President' and 'United States'. Dignitaries and personnel present at the meeting. The Security Council places South Africa's apartheid crisis on its agenda, over South Africa protests. Meanwhile in South Africa, the native work stoppage continues and thousands march in protest against government policies. Factories near sea. People stand in a line at a shop. Protesters carry caskets as they demonstrate on road.
The fourth presidential election debate held between Democratic nominee Senator John F. Kennedy and Republican nominee U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon in New York, United States on 21st October 1960. ABC news correspondent Quincy Howe speaks prior to the fourth Kennedy-Nixon presidential debate. Senator Kennedy says he agrees with the policy of Eisenhower's administration on Formosa Straits. He speaks about Communist influence of Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro on Latin Americans which is becoming a threat for the United States. Kennedy also mentions Communist Russians broadcasting ten times as many programs in Spanish to Latin America as the United States does. He talks about technical assistance given to Africa by the United States. He speaks about future of increasing communist influence in world. Kennedy mentions Liberia and the Union of South Africa who voted with America on the question of admission of Red China in the United Nations. Senator Kennedy speaks about Communist influence increasing in the world and relates to it by saying that there are six counties in Africa that are members of the United Nations and there is not a single American diplomatic representative in any of these six. He further speaks about military progress of Communist nations.
Visit of Lieutenant General Jan Christiaan Smuts and his entourage at the Hendon airfield on the outskirts of London England, during World War 1, where dignitaries and spectators are gathered to attend the unveiling and christening of a De Havilland DH9 aircraft, named "South Africa." (Note: The plane also resembles a Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8. Position of pilot cockpit does not match a DH9 making identity uncertain). The aircraft was subscribed for by members of the London Chamber of Commerce, and presented as a gift to South Africa through the Imperial Air Fleet Committee. Lifelong South African Lt. General Smuts with other dignitaries viewing the aircraft, including Lord Desborough who was President of the London Chamber of Commerce and the Imperial Air Fleet Committee. Mrs William Schreiner, the Marchioness of Winchester, stands with flowers in her hand and christens the aircraft. General Smuts talks to the dignitaries as they present the aircraft to honor and thank South Africa for its contribution to the war effort. Pilot Captain B.C. Hucks, dressed in heavy flight suit climbs aboard the airplane, which displays the name "South Africa," on its nose. The aircraft takes off and flies overhead. Scene changes to the Christening ceremony, in which Mrs. Schreiner christens the "South Africa." She is seen tapping its propeller with a small mallet. Closeup of the DH9 "South Africa". Others present at the event included Sir David Henderson, Lord Aberconway, Lord Glenconner, Sir Owen Phillip, Sir T. Vezey Strong, Lionel Martin, Faithfull Begg, Stanley Machin, Albert Sytner, Alfred Docker, John Cockburn, Algernon Firth, Sir J. W. Teverner, Harry Wilson, Robert Hadfield, Generals Branckner and Caddell, Maj Van der Spuy, Major Lord Roberts Innes Kerr, Capt Hambro, Capt Wilkinson, Capt Hucks, Captains Turner, Lyons, and Hope; John Cates, C.J. Fairfax Scott, Charles Musgrave.
Civilians protest in South Africa. Civilians gather on a street outside a police station. They demonstrate against government laws and policies which require the civilians to carry passes all the time. People holding boards and placards. A board reads: 'Freedom in our lifetime'. Police fires at the demonstrators. Several people killed and injured in the firing. Dead bodies and wounded men lying on the street.
U.S. Commander in Chief of SAC (Strategic Air Command) General Thomas S. Power talks about it. . The practice alarm rings. A loud speaker being used. United States Air Force crew scramble and run to jeeps. The crewmen get in the jeeps and leave for their aircraft. Jeeps on their way to the base. They get off the jeep and board the plane. The plane taxis and takes off. A plane takes from an Alaska Air Force Base,US AFB, South Africa AFB. People look up at the plane in flight. The planes in flight. A missile lifts-off.