Damage due to avalanches in the Alpine nations of Europe, much in Austria including Bludenz which occurred on January 13, 1954. Several villages are destroyed and many people are killed and injured. U.S. helicopters hovering over the area. Destroyed houses and buildings. The rescue workers working to take out the dead bodies and some survivors from the snow. They shovel the snow. A wrecked train covered with snow on the mountain side. Rotary snowplow on a locomotive used to clear tracks in rescue area. Survivors from train shown rescued 80 hours after event.
Division of Vietnam into North and South Vietnam as Indochina war ends up in Vietnam. Aerial view of cratered battle ground, with smoke rising, at Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam, in March, 1954. A French A-26 Invader aircraft flying above some clouds and pilot in cockpit using radio. French paratroops, dropping from C-47 aircraft, and landing, to reinforce troops dug in at Dien Bien Phu. French artillery firing and rounds exploding in the distance. French troops moving through brush, and carrying wounded back out. Citizens on streets of Hanoi, North Vietnam, scrounging for scraps to eat. An old woman hunkered down in a doorway. A mother with a young boy. French troops crossing a bridge as they surrender following the siege at Dien Bien Phu. North Vietnamese troops entering Hanoi. Delegates at the Geneva conference of 1954, in the Palais des Nations, including representatives of the Soviet Union, the United States, France, the United Kingdom, and the People’s Republic of China, among others. Closeup of Soviet delegation, with Foreign Minister, Vyacheslav Molotov, second from left. View of the North Vietnamese delegation, and delegate Ta Quang Buu, Vice Minister of Defense of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam), and Head of their Military Delegation, signing the accords. Closeup of one treaty page, with his signature, as Minister of Defense, and that of Henri, Deltiel, Brigadier General, who signed for the Commander in Chief of all French Forces in Indochina. OUtdoors. After the conference, Soviet Foreign Minister, Molotov shakes hands with Chou En-lai, Chinese Foreign Minister. Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister,Andrei Gromyko, wearing a hat, is standing behind Molotov. A long line of refugees fleeing to the South, from North Vietnam. A 1954 map showing the division of North and South Vietnam at the 19th parallel. Mist settled among mountain tops. South Vietnamese people engaged in agricultural pursuits and building new dwellings. South Vietnamese placing ballots in boxes during elections. Brief glimpse of the glamorous Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu, defacto First Lady of South Vietnam, dressed in ao dai and wearing dark glasses, as she leaves a polling place. Farmers dressed in traditional conical hats (non la) working in grain fields, and reaping and carrying cut grain on poles in the South. Beautiful view of fishermen and boats silhouetted against sky, with tall limestone islands in background, at Ha Long Bay, North Vietnam (incorrectly implying it shows South Vietnamese in peaceful pursuits). South Vietnamese at work building structures with concrete blocks. A car with bullet holes in the windshield, draws attention on busy street in South Vietnam. Closeup of murdered man inside on floor of car. Scenes of vandalism at a house. Viet Minh guerillas moving through jungles and setting fires to straw roofed houses. Remains of a destroyed dwelling. Bodies of South Vietnamese killed, according to the narrator, by "Viet Cong pursuasion squads." A framed picture of Ho Chi Minh, over a North Vietnamese star flag.
A documentary film titled: 'The Big Picture' on the activities of the United States Army in Europe. View of the Alps in Europe. A building in a snow covered area. A sign board reads: '10th Special Forces'. Other sign boards on the top of the building. An officer briefs soldiers about enemy occupied positions and strategies using a model. Soldiers wearing head phones write on papers to learn proper communication maintenance. Officers train the soldiers. The soldiers exercise for their physical fitness. They practice judo. Other soldiers watch. They are also given language training.
NATO Naval maneuvers involving forces from Turkey, Greece, Italy, Great Britain, and Canada, with U.S. Naval and air units, in the Mediterranean area. American Lieutenant General Paul Kendall, Commander of Allied Land Forces Southeastern Europe, and Admiral William Fechteler, USN, Commander in Chief, Allied Forces, Southern Europe, are seen with Turkish and Greek Commanders. They observe part of "Exercise Keystone," in which U.S. Marines make amphibious landings. U.S. marines (umpires, with white bands on their caps) hold up a large display showing disposition of naval forces engaged in the exercise. Brief view from hill, of landing craft heading toward the beach. Turkish and Greek planes fly low over the beachhead. U.S. Marines hit the beach in landing craft (Higgins Boats) from the U.S. Navy Attack Transports, USS Randall (APA-224) and USS Sarasota (APA-204). Some marines must wade ashore. U.S. Navy Landing Ship Utility LSU-971, is seen close to the beach. A dozer tank equipped with flotation gear is discharged from a landing craft onto the beach. Closeup of tank tracks in motion. Marine manning weapon in turret of the tank.The U.S. Marines fortify their positions before advancing inland. Closeup of tank plowing through sand. Observers watching in background. A DUKW amphibious landing craft drives ashore. Marines move inland and begin establishing defenses. Turkish infantry are seen charging across the area (possibly playing role of "enemy."
Damage caused due to floods in the Danube river in Europe. Flood water strikes the retaining wall. Water gushing through a city. People stuck in water. The building submerged in water. The houses submerged in flood water. A sign board reads 'P' in the water. Two young boys in a tub float on water. The dirty water flows in the city. A damaged house. Men use shovels and remove the mud. A truck drives on a road.
Training of United States soldiers in Europe. The soldiers practice underwater diving in a swimming pool. They wear oxygen masks for practicing underwater diving. They practice and remain underwater for some time which would help them in times of crisis.