Major events of the year 1951. General Eisenhower with other NATO military leaders in Europe visits the troops. Eisenhower plans to rearm the NATO nations. The United States Capitol in Washington DC President Harry S Truman in his office signs on documents. Matador missile launched in United States.
Summary of events after World War II. Statistics shows reduction in armed forces after WWII. Reduction in arms shows submarines, ships and other arms. Bombers are destroyed. Blasting planes on airfield. Junk piles and wreckage of equipment. Factories are converted to peacetime production. Workers operating various machinery in factories. Delegates seated in the UN assembly. Andrei Gromyko walks out of a debate on the Iranian question. The U.S. proclaims the Marshall Plan. Various delegates at Paris meet including Winston Churchill. Animated map of Europe demonstrates the expansion of communism and the iron curtain post WW2. Supplies for Europe are loaded on ships at docks as part of Marshall Plan. Reconstruction work progresses in Europe. Farmer rides new American tractor (Massey Harris tractor) away from ship docks and back to his farm. Communists demonstrate and blockade Berlin. Russians reinforce blockade. U.S. planes flying supplies to blockaded city in Berlin Airlift operation. U.S. military planes landing on airfield of Germany. Berlin Blockade is lifted by Russians.
Crusade for freedom in New York. Ronald Reagan of Hollywood talks about how Radio Free Europe has pierced the Iron Curtain (Approaching people beyond reach). It includes personnel working on transmitters and radio station. U.S. Army General Lucius Dubignon Clay speaks. Animated map shows Radio Free Europe has pierced the Iron Curtain. Ronald Reagan appeals for help to keep it operating.
New 1951 Ford test car comes over the crest of a hill, being driven through deep mud, in deep water, and over cobble stones, on the Ford Dearborn Michigan test track. View of test driver at the wheel. Test car hits hard bumps. View of Ford's 'Automatic Ride Control' suspension on test track and in the Ford laboratory. View of suspension attached to drive train in laboratory with view of suspension spring. 1951 Ford being tested over desert road in Southwest United States. New 1951 Ford convertible in showroom.
Spring offensive during the Korean War. An animated map of Korea shows the position of United Nation forces behind the 38th Parallel. Events and attack from 20th April, 1951 to May 20th 1951. Chinese forces launch a Spring offensive on 23rd April, 1951. Another Red offensive is launched around the Hwachon Reservoir area. United Nation forces are forced back and move towards south. Later they recover some ground around Seoul. Second phase of Spring offensive being launched around Chunchon in the Central sector of Korea. Later the UN forces strengthen their position in Central part of Korea.
A biographical documentary shows the life of Dwight David Eisenhower who was the President of the United States from 1953 to 1961. Eisenhower travels in Europe as the Supreme Commander of the NATO forces. Paris: The Eiffel Tower in the background. Dwight David Eisenhower and officers salute. Others stand near him. Statues on a wall outside a building. Dwight David Eisenhower comes out of a car. A guard with sword in his hand at the entrance. Eisenhower walks inside the building with a French officer. He is greeted by an official. He is seated with another officer. People seated at a round table in a conference hall. Netherlands: A plane lands. Soldiers are gathered. They salute. Eisenhower walks with officers. The 'Schiphol' near Amsterdam. Bikes move ahead of a car. The car parked in front of the Cabinet of the Minister President at the Dutch Ministry of General Affairs. He meets other officers. A building. He comes out of a car. The flag of Norway. London : The Big Ben. Eisenhower arrives at the Ministry of Defense and greets the waiting public. He addresses officials. People sit and take notes. Portugal: A city square. Eisenhower walks with officers and officials. Frankfurt: An aircraft is stationed. Eisenhower is greeted by an officer. He watches soldiers marching. He salutes the soldiers.