Dwight D. Eisenhower during presidency of the Columbia University in 1948. Eisenhower walking at a Columbia University graduation ceremony in New York City and speaking to the group assembled. Two years later, views of Eisenhower as NATO supreme commander in Europe. Eisenhower seated in NATO Conference. Citizens in United States prepare signs and urge Eisenhower to run for President. He salutes a parade in 1952 as he begins a run for the Presidency. Pamphlets and posters read 'we need Eisenhower'. An animated cartoon shows a smiling and marching Uncle Sam with an "Ike for President" jingle song playing. Cartoon shows animated citizens and an elephant supporting Eisenhower. Scenes from Republican National Convention, and Nixon and Eisenhower holding their arms up together. Citizens voting, using ballot boxes, and voting machines. A nun votes. Eisenhower casts his vote. People hold U.S. flags and cheer. Signboards and neon lighting on a building track vote tally and proclaim Eisenhower victory in 1952 presidential election. Eisenhower in Korea after the election. He meets and eats with American troops in the field and studies the war effort. South Koreans wave flags on announcement of truce (cease-fire armistice) in Korean War Eisenhower takes presidential oath of office in Washington DC. He signs document for Civil Rights Act of 1957 (voting right act). View of negro students of the "Little Rock Nine" entering a military station wagon under armed troop escort during integration of Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock Arkansas. U.S. Army troops escort the African American students into school. Exterior view of United Nations building in New York. Eisenhower delivers speech on Atoms For Peace. Churchill and Khrushchev visit Eisenhower in America. Scenes of John F Kennedy inauguration in 1961. Eisenhower with Kennedy and later with President Johnson. In 1968 address to Republican Convention Eisenhower notes risk of growth of Communism.
British workers crowd into a dining hall and have lunch. A radio broadcast credits improvements in the British standard of living to the Marshall Plan. Examples of increase attention to developing European self-sufficiency, with advent of Marshall Plan ending in 1952. A train runs on the railway track. Men ascend on the wires above the railway track and work on them. Construction workers seek improved methods and efficiencies. They pack Camel Cigarettes in a box for the purpose of export. Cars in a showroom on which a slip indicates, 'Austin Motor Company Ltd'. The work of expansion of industries going on, with emphasis on increasing exports to the United States. Modern machines and equipment used in the work. Discussion of post Marshall Plan times in Europe.
Post World War 2 scenes of European rail and air transportation facilities and operations in 1952. A new railroad locomotive moves out of a factory in Switzerland. The engineer looks out his side window as it rolls out. A train moves along a track next to a road that then crosses in a level crossing. A car stops for the train, as it passes. People walk on the concourse of a spacious modern train station in Italy. A train moves on a modern bridge high over a river. Views of several new (post-world War 2) bridges in Europe. Traffic on a road hub with cloverleaf loops. A British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) DeHavilland Comet jet passenger airliner taking off. Examples of processing that passengers must still undergo when arriving at various European airports. Passenger opening baggage for inspection while going through customs at a French airport. View from under the tail of a DC-6 passenger plane taxiing out for takeoff. View of a Transworld Airlines (TWA) Lockheed constellation passenger plane in flight.
Responsibilities and assets of NATO's SACLANT. View from cockpit of aircraft landing on deck of U.S. aircraft carrier USS Bennington (CVA-20). Scenes of Atlantic ocean. Periscope of submarine breaks surface. View through periscope. American convoy underway during WWII in the Atlantic Ocean. Enemy submarine launches torpedo. Ships being struck by torpedoes. Underwater view of submarine. A torpedoed ship sinking. Views of empty Nazi submarine pens. A Douglas DC-4 passenger airplane passes by the Empire State building, while in flight over Manhattan Island, New York City. Steamships in terminals on the Hudson River. Tug boats and barges in New York harbor. Ocean-going cargo ships pass by the Statue of Liberty. Vehicular traffic in the streets of Norfolk, Virginia. A sign reads 'US Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia'. View of ships and harbor at Norfolk Naval Station. Headquarters of the Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic (SACLANT). NATO officers in the "great map room of SACLANT" at the Headquarters. World map placed on a wall. Scene from 1952: U.S. Navy Captain briefs Admiral Lynde D. McCormick, Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet and also SACLANT. Map shows areas of SACLANT responsibility extending around the Atlantic from Southern Europe around past Iceland to the maritime provinces of Canada and down to the U.S. coast.. Surfaced submarine launches Regulus missile. Scene from 1960: U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Independence (CV-62) underway. Aircraft parked aboard the aircraft carrier. View of Naval Air Base at Oceana, Virginia. Douglas F4D flies above runway as another lands. Navy F8 aircraft parked on ramp. Canadian Naval Base at Halifax, Nova Scotia, with views of derricks, cranes, piers, and warships.
American farmers on farmland with several tractors operating on the field. American men and women work to clear rocks and stones from a farm field. Group of rural neighbors in America working together to construct a barn building (raise a barn). They build the barn and wield hammers. Ships at dock with Marshall Plan food supplies from United States to Europe for post-war recovery after World War 2. Elevated view of main city square in Copenhagen, Denmark soon after World War 2. Busy roads with vehicle, pedestrian, and street car or trolley cars running on roads around the Liberty Memorial obelisk, on Vesterbrogade opposite the Grand Central Station. Crane lifting supplies for rebuilding effort beside some buildings in Copenhagen. Man in Europe cuts grass with a scythe or grass whip. American troops board ships to Europe to join NATO troops in Europe maintaining peace after World War 2. Close up view of group of American NATO forces marching in close ranks. U.S. military forces at NATO Naval headquarters in Norfolk,Virginia. Officer salute at a flag ceremony. Wide view of massive group of U.S. Navy sailors at attention during a ceremony in Norfolk. U.S. Naval fleet in Atlantic ocean. U.S. Navy jet fighter aircraft takes off from Carrier in Atlantic ocean. Camera view as planes take off from camera, and then view from rear facing camera in aircraft as plane takes off from aircraft carrier deck. View of the world's first atomic powered submarine, the U.S. Navy's USS Nautilus (SSN-571). The submarine at sea from an aerial view, and view from submarine of water breaking over its surface. American long range Boeing B-47 Stratojet aircraft parked at airfield. Personnel in control tower flashes light signals to waiting aircraft. A B-47 taxis for take off. American pilots exit personal equipment storage building of 306th Bombardment Wing at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, and head to their aircraft for a mission. B-47 Stratojet plane taking off.
Major catastophe events of the year 1952. Views of destruction on the ground in Elizabeth, New Jersey, after American Airlines flight 6780, a Convair 240, crashed into a house at Williamson and South Streets on January 22, 1952. Burned wreckage and devastation seen at the crash site in Elizabeth following the crash and subsequent explosions damaging or destroying multipole houses in the 600 block of Williamson Street. In the first few seconds of the clip, the Battin High School for Girls is seen in the background. The school was adjacent to the crash but not hit. Narrator also describes the crash of an Army transport plane in California which killed 86 soldiers, but no images of that crash are shown. Next scenes shift to England, on September 6, 1952, as a de Havilland DH.110 jet aircraft, piloted by John Derry, explodes in midair after achieving Mach 1 and then beginning a left bank and climb at 450 knots during the 1952 Farnborough Airshow. Spectators at the British air show are seen on the ground in the area below the explosion and where debris rained down on the crowd causing deaths and injuries. Engines from the blown-up DH.110 plane (prototype, ID WG236) are seen hurtling through the sky toward Observation Hill immediately after the mid-air explosion. Scenes show crowd working to tend to the wounded and shocked families and children crying.