Glimpse of President John F. Kennedy (JFK) making a speech at his inauguration,on the Capitol steps, Washington, DC, in January, 1961. The White House. President Kennedy speaking on June 6, 1961, to report the the American people about his just completed 4-day trip to Europe. View of Air Force One taxiing in after landing at Orly Airport, Paris, France. French President, Charles de Gaulle strides red carpet to the President's plane, as President and Mrs. Kennedy descend to the foot of the stairs, where de Gaulle greets them. American and French flags wave on flag poles and a French military band plays as the two Presidents walk on a red carpet. Madame de Gaulle and French Government leaders are gathered in Airport reception room, where U.S. ambassador, James Gavin, introduces JFK to members of the French welcoming committee, including Lee Radziwill, his sister-in-law, whom he kisses. Glimpse of cinematographers. President de Gaulle gives formal welcoming speech. President Kennedy makes some brief responding remarks. The two Presidents drive from the airport in an open car, escorted by mounted Guards of the French Republic. Scene reverts back to JFK's report to the people on June 6th in Washington, DC, and then to de Gaulle stepping from a car and the the two First Ladies stepping from a French Citroen limousine. American Flag flying with those of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The two Presidents and First Ladies pose for pictures.
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.
A biographical documentary shows the life of Dwight David Eisenhower who was the President of the United States from 1953 to 1961. Eisenhower's car on a road in Europe. He is greeted by Conrad Adenauer, the Chancellor of Germany. He talks to him. They sit and laugh. A building. He is greeted by another person. He walks with soldiers standing in rows on either side. He sits with other men and talks to them. President Eisenhower arrives in Washington DC. He kisses a woman. He holds a child. He presents his final report before the U.S. Congress.
Film 'The Road to the Wall' depicts the rise of communism in Russia, Eastern Europe, China and Cuba. Refugees walk on the road and uphill with baggage in hand. Communist troops march. Refugees walk bare foot. Man carrying a child on his back. Huge gathering of people at the Kremlin wall (near future site of Lenin's tomb). Vladimir Ilyich Lenin haranguing a crowd during the Russian Revolution. Refugee women and children being checked by soldiers as they attempt to board a train. Closeup of a baby. Bodies of fallen refugees. Fidel Castro, in 1959, with Che Guevara, and other revolutionaries, in Cuba. A person being executed by a Che Guevara revolutionary firing squad. Huge parade in Communist China in 1960. View of Chinese workers manually pulling what appears to be, a heavy gun carriage. Parade of communists in East Germany in 1961. The Berlin wall, and East German policeman on horseback riding to intercept persons attempting to cross. A few East German people makingtheir escape from East Berlin to West Berlin by running through a gap in barbed wire at the Berlin Wall border, and being escorted by West Berliners afterward. Armed East German guards at border marked with barbed wire and other obstacles.
Opening scene shows the Schoeneberg Rathaus (West Berlin City Hall) where Willy Brandt, Mayor of Berlin, is addressing a large crowd of West Berliners, concerned about the building of the Berlin Wall, by the Soviets. Many carry placards and signs, including some in English,reading: "We trust Kennedy,'Pay any price, Bear any burden, for survival of Liberty;'" and "Millions behind the Iron Curtain ask for help." Scene shifts to a limousine driving into the center of a crowd. Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson steps from the car, accompanied by U.S.General Lucius D. Clay, who is seen next, with arm raised, acknowledging the crowd, while standing with Johnson and Brandt, at a podium cluttered with microphones. (Narrator refers to him as "Father of the Airlift.") The next day, British and American soldiers are seen driving in jeeps and trucks and M59 Armored Personnel Carriers, through cheering crowds, as they arrive to reinforce their Berlin garrisons. Closeup of cheering Berliners, waving hankerchiefs. Change of scene shows animated map of Europe illustrating the Westward encroachment of Soviet occupation through World War II and the postwar era, concluding with East Berlin, in 1962. The threat to other Nations and regions is also illustrated. Next, legislators are seen in session in The plenary chamber of the German Bundestag in Bonn. Konrad Hermann Joseph Adenauer, Chancellor of Germany, is addressing the assembly. He states that Germany does not stand alone in the world. In France, Prime Minister Georges Pompidou addresses the National Assembly, regarding the Berlin Wall. In London, Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, addresses Parliament. In the United States, on September 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy, is addressing the UN General Assembly, in New York, about the dangerous crisis in Berlin. Scenes of of the Berlin wall and Checkpoint Charlie . Memorials to persons killed attempting to escape East Berlin, are seen along the wall.
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.