Greek- Turkish feud leads to uneasy conditions in Cyprus. Greek students during a demonstration against British and United States proposals that NATO troops help maintain a truce between Greeks and Turks. Students with banners angrily demonstrate on roads. President of Cyprus addresses a crowd. The United States embassy in Cyprus where bombs were thrown. A man inspects the damage to equipment and building. Cars and jeeps damaged by bombs thrown on U.S. ans British embassies. United States evacuates its citizens from Cyprus. People climb stairs to get into a United States airplane.
United Nations Security Council meeting at their headquarters in New York. The council votes to send troops of UN Peace Keeping Force on the Isalnd of Cyprus. General Secretory U Thant addresses the council. He says the thousands of men will be sent to control the situation arised due to strife betweeen Greeks and Turks.
Egyptian nationalization of the Suez Canal leads to war as Israel attacks Egypt, and France and Britain embark troops for transport to a joint staging area at the island of Cyprus. View of commercial ships in the Suez canal. Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser. in discussion with officials. French troops embarking a transport ship in the port of Marseille, France. Brief glimpse of their destination port at Cyprus. British troops boarding airliners to take them to Cyprus where they will reinforce the existing British garrison. British and French carriers and warships assembling in the Eastern Mediterranean sea. A flight of four British Hawker Hunter jet fighter-bombers are seen flying in formation. Closeup of one inflight, with rockets mounted beneath its wings. Closeup of a rocket under its right wing. Scene shifts to another Hawker Hunter armed differently. It displays four outer wing rocket rails on each wing, carrying three rockets each. Auxiliary fuel tanks are installed on pylons under each wing. View of the White House in Washington DC. Inside, United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles discuss the Suez situation. Next, speaking at a press conference, President Eisenhower states , "the Unite States was not consulted in any way about any phase of these actions, nor were we informed about them in advance." He asserts America's intent not to become involved and to bring the matter before the UN General Assembly where their is no threat of a veto. He states his intent to "keep in contact with Congressional leaders of both parties," and expresses hope that the United Nations can bring an end to this "tormenting problem." View of the United Nations General Assembly building in New York City. Inside U.S. Secretary of State, Dulles, is seen seated next to America's UN ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. Glimpse of the General assembly with all delegates seated.
North Vietnamese documentary propaganda film. North Vietnamese gun boats firing in a river. North Vietnamese antiaircraft guns firing. Wreckage of downed U.S. Navy airplane. Captured U.S. pilot under guard by armed North Vietnamese sailor. Viet Cong firing machine guns at American aircraft. A transport plane hit by gunfire and burning in flight. Armed American soldiers running from a crashed helicopter. American MPs in a jeep pass a cyclist on city street. President Lyndon Baines Johnson; Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara; Secretary of State, Dean Rusk; U.S. Air Force General Curtis Lemay. Dean Rusk and Robert McNamara meeting with Vietnamese officials.Vietnamese man looking through periscopic binoculars. The North Vietnamese flag. Waterfront with factory on shore and Junks in the water. A manufacturing complex. Harvester in farm. Vietnamese school girls dancing in school yard. Vietnamese gun crew at an antiaircraft gun. Vietnamese Navy gun crew on deck of a gunboat. Vietcong preparing booby traps. Viet Cong escorting South Vietnamese prisoner. Vietnamese paratroops. Headlines of American newspapers saying U.S. officials urge raids against North Vietnam. Map showing U.S. attacks on Vietnam. Map highlights date 30th July 1964 and Tau Chien. U.S. aircraft carriers and task force underway at sea. Map highlights Hanoi and date 1st August 1964. Map highlights 2nd August 1964. Guns on ships fired by gun crew. Battleship underway at sea. Map highlights date 3rd August 1964. Map highlights Gulf of Tonkin and date 4th August 1964. Officials in a meeting. U.S. President Lyndon B Johnson speaks at mike. Men under a plane parked on airfield. U.S. carrier underway at sea. Map highlights date 5th August 1964. Aircraft takes off from carrier to attack North Vietnam. Vietcong fire on U.S. planes overhead. Machine guns fired. Men fire guns from North Vietnamese torpedo boat. Torpedo boats and American destroyers in fight.
A released hostage, talking with Red Cross officer on Cyprus.He appears, seated with two women at a press conference and surrounded by standing men, some of whom are taking notes of his remarks. View of him earlier, being escorted between Greek and Turkish Cypriot sectors. by British officers of the Cyprus Garrison. They are walking across a railroad bridge with walkways. The railroad, itself, is barricaded. The British officers turn him over to waiting Red Cross personnel. The repatriated man is seen conversing with a uniformed Red Cross Officer and several other men. Later he is seen sitting on a bench beside a uniformed Red Cross woman who wears white gloves. The repatriated man sits before a number of broadcasting microphones, in a garden, flanked by two women, and surrounded by a group of other persons. He is interviewed by reporters and responds to their questions.
The Cyprus Riots in Cyprus. The British strive to preserve law and order. Hanging of two Cypriot rebels brings violence in the city. Rioters and British troops battle on streets. Troops throw tear gas bombs. The rioters held captive by British troops.