View from ship entering harbor, with mountains behind. Several sick and disabled being assisted down gangplank by nurses and ship's crew. Other passengers disembarking and being greeted by family and friends. Emotional reunions. Some greeters carry banners and flags in kanji. Men women and children among the passengers.
Progressive aggression leading to the take over of Tibet and fleeing of the Dlai Lama. Men raise the People's Republic of China flag on a mountain as armies of Communist China conquer Tibet. 1950: The Dalai Lama and Panchem Lama are brought to Peking in China. They are received by Chinese officials, presented with bouquets. A function at their arrival. 1955: African and Asian delegates at the Bandung Conference in Indonesia. China agrees to the 5 principles of peaceful co-existence. Delegates including Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai and Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. 1956: The Dalai Lama and Panchem Lama are permitted to visit India to celebrate the 2500th birth anniversary of Lord Buddha. They are greeted by Pandit Nehru, Premier U Nu of Burma and other Indian officials an arrival. The Lamas with Indian officials seated for a meal on the ground in a hall. The Lamas are welcomed in a ceremony and Dalai Lama addresses the gathering. Tibet: China begins to impose Communist system on Tibetan borders. Construction work and forced labor. March 1959: Communist bombardment over Lhasa. The Potala monastery. Tibetans take up alms. Handcuffs and confinements. Demonstrations and protests outside the Chinese Embassy in Delhi. Former Prime Minister Of Tibet, Lukhangwa and other monks pay their respects at Mahatma Gandhi's samadhi (mausoleum) in New Delhi. Indian government officials and members of the international press reach Tezpur in Assam. They welcome the Dalai Lama. Photographers take pictures. The Dalai Lama addresses a gathering. Statues of Lord Buddha all over India and Asia. Tibetan monks pray. People sing Indian devotional song.
Camera pans along a portion of the "Berlin Wall" made of rough concrete blocks topped by barbed wire. Next, a large group of East German people are seen lined up along a fence topped with barbed wire. They look through the fence. More views of the rough concrete block wall. Scene shifts to Asia, where large numbers of refugees are seen moving along a dirt road. Glimpse of Soviet military on parade in Red Square. Refugees and displaced persons in various places and conditions. Some are barefoot. Huge crowds filling Red Square in Moscow,Soviet Russia. The Kremlin wall and old Russian Senate building and Senate Tower in background. Glimpse of Felix Dzerzhinsky giving empassioned speech in Soviet Russia. Glimpse of fallen refugees beside a road. The film displays a rotating globe of the earth and slate identifying "The Big Picture." A statue and photograph of Karl Marx, the philosopher who espoused Communism. Communists marching during early days of the Soviet revolution in Russia. Series of One-way road signs in various languages. Large gathering of German people carrying signs reading "Frieden" (Peace). View of a person apprehended attempting to escape across the barrier separating East and West Germany. Closeup picture of East German citizen, Bernt Leuton, who was shot by East German border guards, after successfully swimming to West Germany.
Children in various countries at play. American boys playing soccer on a slightly muddy pitch surrounded by trees. Boys playing on bicycles along a paved path in an otherwise fairly barren landscape. Boys and hitting and catching a ball (probably in South Asia). English speaking boys and girls pulling on a rope in a tug of war. Asian children in a school yard playground. African children seated in a circle as one runs around them in a game. An Asian boy flying a kite. Barbed wire and title of film: "In pursuit of Peace." German boys playing in mud near apartment buildings. Concrete Berlin Wall barrier nearby topped by barbed wire. An East German policemen monitoring a no man's land between East and West Germany. East German police in a guard tower at the barrier. Sound of dogs barking. Several soldiers in practice drill with an artillery piece . One armed soldier wears brown beret with crown and wreath insignia. An automobile is stopped by a sentry as it enters a military compound. A soldier in the compound wears Pakistani military insignia. Sentry checks papers of car's occupants. An Arab man looking through binoculars. His hat displays insignia badge of the Arab Legion with crown of the Hashemite Kingdom flanked by two crossed swords surrounded by a wreath. Sound of call to prayer from minaret is heard in background. View of ancient wall with statue of a woman and child in center, flanked by two outlook towers. A cross is displayed on face of wall between the statue above and an entrance way below. A soldier in steel helmet with netting, looks out over a stone wall (near time frame of Arab-Israeli Six Day War). Barbed wire and an arid valley are seen in the middle east. Two different shots of nuclear weapon test blasts or atomic bomb blasts are then seen. The first includes view of blast wave particles or shock wave approaching the camera position.
Lord Louis Mountbatten inspects the 51st Brigade of the 25th Indian Division XV corps in forward area of Buthidaung in Burma. British Lord Mountbatten, Supreme Allied Commander of South East Asia comes. He shakes hand with an officer. Mountbatten speaks with the enlisted men. Lieutenant General S A M Browning, Chief of General staff of South East Asia Command (SEAC) accompanies Mountbatten.
The plight of South East Asian refugees, with focus on role of international organizations in South East Asia. Vietnamese soldiers move into action in grassy field during Vietnam war. Ravages of war showing damaged homes and ruins. Trucks being driven and refugees carry their belongings.