United States Navy base Chu Lai in in Dung Quat Bay, Vietnam. Helicopters in flight in formation. Pilot seated in the cockpit. South Vietnamese Troops advance across the jungles. Troops loaded on jeeps. Helicopters in flight over jungles which conceal Viet Cong members. United States jet-powered bomber aircraft B-52 Stratofortress bomb on isolated hide-outs of Viet Cong.
Elements of three U.S. Marine Battalions land at Chu Lai in Quang Tin Province, South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. U.S. Marines on Dung Quat Bay beach. View of the welcome signs. A bulldozer tows a jeep over sand. Marines with full packs move in from beach
United States Army soldiers patrol the streets and supply food to people in Dominican Republic in 1965 crisis. American soldiers seen giving food and aid to civilians and children in the Dominican Republic. The 1st Infantry Division and 1st Cavalry Division soldiers in Vietnam to counter North Vietnamese aggression. 173rd Airborne Brigade deployed from Okinawa lands in Vietnam and seen unloading from aircraft, and in the field. A brigade of the 101st Airborne division seen debarking from ship in a deployment in Vietnam. 1st Infantry Division Big Red One troops emerging from landing ships on a beach in Vietnam. 1st Cavalry Air Mobile helicopter taking off from deck of an Aircraft Carrier. Aerial view of helicopter of same division seen in flight and firing rockets at target in jungle area in Vietnam. Close up view of rockets being fired from helicopter rocket launcher system. View of construction underway by U.S. Army engineers building base facilities in Cam Ranh Bay on South China Sea in Vietnam. Cranes seen at unfinished dock facilities, and engineers position giant pilings. Cargo in nets unloaded by crane from ship to boat. Views of munitions storage areas in Vietnam, along with crated equipment and oil drums. Group of Army helicopters on the ground preparing for takeoff. Helicopters taking off and in flight as seen from ground and also seen in aerial views in flight. U.S. Army soldiers jump out of helicopters at landing zone. Group of U.S. Army soldiers on patrol in Vietnam and crossing a stream. Artillery piece unloaded from a helicopter. American soldier throws a grenade at a structure in the jungle and explosion is seen. U.S. soldiers fire mortar and reload. U.S. artillery fired on battlefield and reloaded. Soldiers emerge from back of Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) and attack Viet Cong enemy positions in battle.
MAAG (Military Assistance and Advisory Group) Mission in Vietnam. Opening ceremony of a newly constructed telephone building. Mr Dung,Assistant Secretary of State speaks over microphone. Mr Dung makes a first call and dials number. General Le Yan Ty receives call at the extension phone.
First scene shows U.S. marines descending rope net ladder from side of the USS Pickaway (APA-222) in waters off Da Nang, South Vietnam. Next, marines of 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment are seen hitting the beach at Danang, from her Higgins boats on 7 July,1965. Scene shifts to U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft carrying U.S. army troops who are photographed as they step from the aircraft. Trucks carrying some of these soldiers drive along a road in South Vietnam. Officer confer over tactical map of an area. Vietnamese civilian refugees are seen struggling to depart. Small Vietnamese children at a school or other institution, are photographed as they line up and wash themselves before eating a meal. Smallest children are seated in high chairs. President Johnson seen saying "I do not find it easy to send the flower of our youth, our finest young men, into battle." Pictures of young American men and women are shown in various places and circumstances. A young couple. A man in cowboy hat. A factory worker. A young man laughing. a steel worker on an I beam during construction of a high rise building. Young people assembled at some sort of occasion. Images of Chinese Chairman, Mao Zedong, and Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh. Bow of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier cutting the water, and then broad view of entire ship, the USS Randolph (CV-15). (Note: the Randolph played no role in the Vietnam War.) Aircraft being catapulted from a carrier. USAF B-52 bombers dropping bombs in Arc Light missions over Vietnam. Bombs exploding on the ground. U.S. Marines operating a type of landing craft tracked. Troops deploying from a landing craft at a beach. American troops making their way through jungles. Scene reverts back to President Johnson still speaking (July 28, 1965).
A field in mountainous region in Vietnam. A North Vietnamese flag flies. Soldiers checking a jeep at a check post. 'Post De Controle Halte' written on a board at the post. A man wears arm band reading 'Bao Chi ' in Vietnamese and "press" in English. Press photographers and journalists with Vietnamese soldiers. A shade house and jeeps parked out side. Jeeps painted with "Dien-Bien-Phu" and (7-5-1954) . Soldiers sitting around a table for meeting. Soldiers stand as delegates arrive. A photographer takes pictures from background. Name plates of Colonel Lennuyeux and Van Tien Dung lie on the table. All persons take seats. Colonel Lennuyeux stands and speaks during the meeting. All clap. Photographers take photos. Two men light cigarettes from a flame.