U.S. propaganda piece about threats by communists against various European countries. The Czechoslovak coup and demonstrations. Czech citizens moving on a street during a strike forcing conservative elements to resign from the cabinet. Scenes of police brutality and beatings against strikers. Communists take over the police. Czech President Edvard Benes with conservative politicians in a government building. Huge crowd on a street. Police clashing with crowd. Czech Prime Minister Klement Gottwald with officials. President Edvard Benes, facing possible civil war or invasion by the Soviet Union, accepts a Communist cabinet. He is seen signing documents to that effect on February 25, 1948. Other officials beside President Benes during the signing. View of the first President of Czechoslovakia Tomas Masaryk's son, Jan Masaryk, who remained the Foreign Minister, and did not agree to the new government. Two days later Jan Masaryk is discovered dead. The body of Jan Masaryk in a coffin. Edvard Benes, who resigned in June 1948 after refusing to sign the communist constitution, is seen walking slowly outside the Parliament using a cane. A guard saluting Benes. View of the body of Edvard Benes, who died in September 1948, laying in a coffin. Mourning citizens offering flowers and cry. Officials bearing the coffin. Shift to street strikes in East Germany in 1953. People during a strike and riot in Poland in 1956. Russian tanks moving on a street and Russian soldiers. Elevated view of panic and Polish citizens fleeing soldiers. October 1956: Student demonstrators on street in Budapest Hungary. Russian red star toppled from building roof in defiance. Russian troops respond on tanks in Hungary. Crowd fights back. Russians retreat. Crowd overwhelms local police. Imre Nagy, Prime Minister of Hungary, ascends steps. Hungarian crowd on streets burn communist books and papers. Russian tanks invade Hungary to crush revolt. Tanks fire guns on Hungarian street. Imre Nagy's execution announced June 17, 1958.
An Italian motor scooter with a number plate reading 'NY 06 13409, 1956'. A coffee house in New York City serves espresso coffee and pastries. People seated at restaurant. Italian paintings on display in a Manhattan Gallery. Italian movie La Strada shows at the Translux theater; view of marquee. Norma performed at Metropolitan Opera. Italian stage production "The Best House in Naples" playing the Plymouth Theater. Italian books, magazines and newspapers at a shop and newstand. Close up of pigeon birds at Times Square and view of Times Square area, roads, and theatres. Sign at Times Square advertises Buitoni Italian sauces and spaghetti, next to one announcing that Judy Garland would appear, in person, at the RKO Palace Theater in an all star variety show beginning September 26 (1956). People peer through restaurant window to watch man cooking Naples-style spaghetti. Shops selling Italian food products are shown. Stores display signs such as: "Gusto Ravioli Company" ; "Manganaro Grosseria Salumeria"; "Latticini Freschi." Bakery truck displays sign reading: "Stella D' Oro." Italian-American participation in politics is illustrated by banner across a street reading: "Elect Joe Nobile Auditor."
The role of the United States Air Force in the security of the United States. United States airplanes fly in formation over the European Theater. The planes strafe and bomb the target areas. Smoke from the explosions.
The role of military in the security of the United States. A United States airplane takes off from an airfield in the European Theater. Planes fly in formation. The Army, the Navy and the Air Force operate together for the security of the country. U.S. battleships underway at a sea. Soldiers standing at the deck of a ship watch enemy action through binoculars. Soldiers aboard a landing craft underway at sea. They use advance technology and weapons in fighting against the enemy. They capture prisoners of war.
The role of the United States Army in security of the country. United States infantrymen fight on a battlefield in the European Theater. Soldiers fire rifles and advance forward. They attack the enemy forces. Smoke arises from firing and bombardment. Rubbled houses and buildings in the battlefield. The soldiers capture and search the prisoners of war. The prisoners of war are marched to a stockade. They fill forms giving information about themselves.
The role of the United States Army in security of the country. United States commanders meet the commanders of the opposing forces in the European Theater to end the war. Commanders of both countries are seated at desks and sign agreements. Battleships underway at a sea. Soldiers advance towards the land. An officer briefs the soldiers about strategies and plans. Camouflaged artillery and tanks on a battlefield. The soldiers fire guns and artillery. Tanks advance forward. Smoke rises from the firing of atomic bombs. Formation of mushroom clouds due to firing.