Press conferences in Havana, Cuba. Officials and dignitaries arrive to attend Havana Press Conference on August 2, 1968 and Havana Libre Hotel Press Conference on August 6, 1968. The officials and dignitaries seated at a table for the press conference. Trinidadian-American Black Activist Stokely Standiford Churchill Carmichael at the Havana Press Conference. Stokely Carmichael talks about the struggle of Blacks (African-Americans) in the U.S. in order to attain liberation and get equal civil rights, and states that American Blacks will not fight in Vietnam. Stokely Carmichael talks about the constant aggression faced by the Black population, and gives a brief explanation of Black Power. Local reporters and foreign correspondents make notes during the conference. A newsman speaks.
Richard Nixon political commercial on television in the United States. Voice over states that Nixon is the best candiate to speak for America. Still image scenes include a crowd of Americans gathered. The crowd marches. Leaders of several foreign countries including Leonid Brezhnev of the Soviet Union and Fidel Castro of Cuba . Two telephones on a table. Many microphones on stands. The President's official seal. The White House in Washington DC.
Trinidadian-American Black Activist Stokely Carmichael's letter shown on Cuban TV in Havana, Cuba. The letter written by Trinidadian-American Black Activist, Stokely Standiford Churchill Carmichael to Argentine Marxist revolutionary, Ernesto "Che" Guevara. The letter states that African-Americans in the U.S. admire Che, and Che is the inspiration for the Blacks inside the U.S. and to the civil rights and liberation struggle around the world. The letter is presented on Cuban TV, which was written on August 2, 1968.
The Cold War. President Lyndon B Johnson addresses session of Congress. Maps of Communist countries. Maps of America's allies. Map of Africa. The United Nations Assembly. Scenes of poverty in Africa. African government officials attend a conference as they work to found new African nations. Map of Cuba. Fidel Castro speaks at microphone. Crowd listens. Another view of Castro giving an address and speaking animatedly. Cameramen record event. Views of ordinary people in 3rd World countries. Street scenes in U.S. cities. Plains in midwest U.S. People walking to church in small town. Aerial view of Queen, Manhattan and East River, in New York City. "New America" shows aerial view of suburbs located in outskirts of city. Street level scene in a vintage early 1960s suburban neighborhood. Children outside a suburban house with a dog. A U.S. Department of Commerce display clock showing population growth. Doctors in hospital delivering babies. Newborn infants and young children seen playing and eating.
Importance of Army being explained in the light of increasing Soviet and Chinese military strength, expanding communism, Cuban missile crisis, Berlin crisis and Korean War. Soviet military parade in Red Square. Chinese Army forces parade in China in review. U.S. Army soldiers in combat in Korean War, with soldier firing machine gun and two soldiers firing a mortar. American tank on streets of Berlin during Berlin Crisis. Fidel Castro speaking from podium at a rally in Cuba. Cuban rebels marching. Still image of Soviet missile sites on Cuban soil during Cuban Missile Crisis. American soldiers and marines in Indochina and soldiers wading in water. A map shows the regions of major conflicts in the world. Three types of wars being enumerated including general war, limited war and insurgencies. A map shows American Army establishments in the country.
John Charles Daly discussing the Medal of Honor and the Spanish American War. Scenes of waves crashing on shores. Mr. Daly standing in the Hall of Heroes, at the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia, U.S.A. speaks about Americans called to do battle outside the United States. Map of Cuba with flame and smoke over Havana Harbor. Officials around a conference table. A poster with picture of the USS Maine and words: "Remember the Maine." Excerpts from films depicting events in the Spanish-American War. The Spanish flag being lowered and replaced by the American flag. Back in the Hall of Heroes, Mr. Daly points to names of 30 Medal of Honor recipients from the Spanish-American War, on the wall. He notes they were the first to win Army Medals of Honor on foreign soil. He states that 81 Navy and Marine Corps fighting men were also awarded the medal.