A visit by South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu, Vietnamese Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky and others to Dakto area in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. A U.S. Major General at a chart explains a point to the visitors about a recent battle. Soldiers stand around a dug in. U.S. Army photographers take pictures of President Thieu. He shakes hands with U.S. soldiers.
United States soldiers of 4th Battalion assault on Hill 875 South West of Dakto in South Vietnam. The priest reads the prayer. Captain John P Trop of 4th Battalion holds thanks giving service between the bushes and branches. Soldiers during sermon. Trop serves communion. He dips wafers in wine and hands them to tired soldiers.
U.S. Army assault on Hill 875 South West of Dakto, South Vietnam. U.S. soldiers of the 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment's 2nd and 4th Battalions move up trail through woods for the assault. Officer stops and talk to a soldier. Other soldiers join them. A soldier talks on radio. The troops pause until supporting strikes are made ahead of them before moving forward. They repeat this action several times until they reach the summit, now abandoned by the enemy, leaving only wreckage, a tangle of burnt bush and trees and a charred corpse. Soldiers carry a rolled litter.
Battle of Khe Sanh between January 1968 to April 1968. Aircraft in flight after heavy artillery attack by North Vietnam at Khe Sanh. Marines examine map on light table. David E Lownds, Colonel, U.S. Marine Corpse, Commanding officer, Khe Sanh, speaks. Marines repel the North Vietnam attack by making use of heavy artillery. Planes drop bombs. Smoke arises from heavy explosions. Headlines in North Vietnamese newspaper. North Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen Giap's picture in newspaper. Various newspaper headlines. General William Westmoreland instructs his men. Artillery and howitzers fired at Khe Sanh by marines. Various American aircraft take off from airstrip. B-52 bomber plane drops bombs. C-130 transport planes drop parachutes with supplies for marines in fight. Low altitude parachute extraction. Parachute descends from aircraft. Planes land at Khe Sanh. Planes like C-130 and C-123 used in airlift operations. North Vietnam artillery continues fire at Khe Sanh. Combat views. Artillery fire. B-52 bombers drop 500lb and 750lb bombs. Night bombing using radar and sky spot. Marines continue to fight. U.S. officers walk through corridor. Overhead sign reads 'CINCPAC Command Center'. Enemy bombards Khe Sanh. Marines behind sandbags. Marines play, drink coffee, play music and eat at Khe Sanh. Enemy starts attack. Marines moves out of bunkers. Marines advance on ground. Military vehicles move ahead on road. Relief troops march along road. Hidden mines found. Mines explode. Marines get out of helicopters on hill.
From a pro-Nixon "documentary" called "The Nixon Years: Change Without Chaos" covering President Richard Nixon's first four years in office. Released during his 1972 reelection campaign. U.S. Police clash with demonstrators at an anti-Vietnam war protest. A U.S. soldier in Vietnam firing a machine gun into the jungle overgrowth. People burning Vietnam draft cards. Ground and aerial views of riots in Washington DC with burning buildings and smoke rising in neighborhoods beyond the U.S. Capitol. Nixon speaking at a campaign rally of Richard Nixon during Presidential elections of 1968. Nixon with his family stands on a stage at a public meeting. He addresses and large crowd of spectators applaud. Nixon walks on the ramp of U.S. Air Force One (which he called The Spirit of 76) after being elected as the President. Nixon confers to settle the cold war situation aboard. U.S. soldiers march during an operation in Vietnam war. Nixon works in his office to bring down the cost of living and inflation. U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Kissinger and others meet at Paris Peace Conference to talk about the Vietnam war. While addressing the Congress Nixon proposes his initiatives for betterment of civilians. Nixon signs a bill in Congress. He visits the U.S. troops involved in Vietnam. A large number of troops withdrawn from Vietnam. Friends and relatives of American soldiers and sailors receive them with warmth as they return from Vietnam. Happy friends and family at a port doc kiss and hug soldiers returning from Vietnam.
U.S. air strikes in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. M-117 bombs explode near and on road on wooden slopes near river north of Pleiku near Dak To, on 18 August, 1968. USAF (United States Air Force) F-100 Super Sabre jet fighter aircraft drops Mark 82 (Mk.82) high-drag (HD) bombs. The bombs descend and explode on structures in grove of trees near rice paddies 23 miles east of Binh Thuy on 19th August. USAF McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II bomber aircraft drop two Mk.84 HD bombs. The bombs descend and explode near structures in grove of tress in agricultural area 30 miles southwest of Saigon on 19 August, 1968.