View of Sports cars on the Le Mans race track in France. Crowd cheers. Cars running on race track to start the 24 Hours of Le Mans annual race. More than a dozen cars crack up in the race. One man is killed in a four-vehicle smash up as the Italian made Ferraris grabs the first six places in the 24-hour grind.
On 26th May 1940, Over 300,000 allied troops evacuate beaches in Dunkirk, France during World War II. A beach at Dunkirk. Smoke rises due to bombardment. Allied British and French troops being taken aboard British ships. Smoke rises due to attack by German forces. Troops evacuating in small boats. Allied troops are taken aboard a ship by British troops. The troops in boats underway approaching a ship. Buildings burning in the background. The troops wade through water and approach a ship. British troops help other Allied troops aboard a ship. Smoke in the sky. Evacuated troops aboard the ship. A soldier looks at the smoke rising from the beach. Barrage balloons in flight. The troops climb up a ladder. Allied troop are greeted by British troops in Britain. The troops disembarking from the ship. Two soldiers help a wounded. The troops help the injured in disembarking from the ship. A soldier eats food. The evacuated Allied troops look out from the windows of a train. The troops smiling and eating. The troops smoke cigarettes. Evacuees at a railroad station. Clip is from a UN newsreel dated May 9, 1963, recounting events years earlier.
The D-Day assault on Normandy by the Allies, against Germany's conquest in World War 2. Troops of infantry, artillery and tanks, warplanes ready assembled in south of England for attack at Normandy in France on June 06, 1944. Supreme Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower and British General Montgomery in discussion with each other. B-17 bombers on mission to Nazi bases. Soldiers move from warships to landing crafts, and land on the coast of Normandy under enemy fire. Parachute troops jump from aircraft landing behind enemy lines. Surrendered German soldiers march, guarded by Allied soldiers. From a June 13, 1963 newsreel recounting events years earlier.
Montage of Americana spanning parts of the 1950s and 1960s. Science and technology in the United States. Scientists work in laboratories and conduct various experiments. Scientists look into microscopes and treat patients with scientific medical equipment. People relax at a beach and amusement park. People watch a baseball game. Spectators from behind the fences watch bucking horses in a rodeo. Playing golf. Ten pin bowling. Motorboats race in water. Water skiing. View at a football game, horse race, basketball game, and Joe Louis boxing. Ice skating with sails. Swimming pool and high dive. 1940s fashion scenes: Juke box; Pegged pants; bobby sox;saddle shoes and dancing to an orchestra. People Square dancing, fishing, throwing horse shoes, playing shuffle board and lunching in backyard. Americans enjoying parks with lakes, swimmers, boaters and lots of park benches, where they sit and relax. Contrasting scenes of poverty in America: poor tenement and slum housing; bread line food relief for the poor; criminals being apprehended by police in paddy wagons; African American and some white American people demonstrate by the reflecting pool near Lincoln Memorial, in Washington, DC, during the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Demonstrators holding signs protesting racism, low wages, and poor housing; and advocating civil rights. Travel by Americans: People boarding an Air France airplane, airport scenes and people boarding a Pan Am (Pan American) passenger jet airplane. Ground level shot between art deco sleek passenger railroad trains in motion. People unload luggage from parked passenger bus. Aerial views of American highways with traffic and lots of mostly 1950s era cars and trucks. View of RV trailer park or camping area. Scene from moving car of undeveloped land and then of city at night with many neon signs for hotels, motels, food, and businesses. Vintage American suburban scenes of families tending their neighborhood yards,cutting their lawns, and raking leaves.
The 'Miss America -1963' beauty contest in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Participants of the 'Miss America -1963' beauty contest pose and walk on the ramp. An audience watch the beauty contest. A panel of judges give remarks. Miss Ohio Lass, Jacquelyn Mayer receives the title of 'Miss America -1963'. Jacquelyn Mayer is crowned. Photographers take photos. On the next day, Jacquelyn Mayer smiles and waves.
A film about missile launches in the United States. The American flag at half mast. Troops assembled on a ramp and Brigadier General Harry J. Sands Jr. Vice Commander of the Air Force Missile Test Center (AFMTC) speaks at the memorial services for the late U.S. President John F. Kennedy on 25th November, 1963. The night launch of an Interplanetary Monitoring Platform (IMP) satellite, test no. 6900, using a Delta launch vehicle on 27th November, 1963. The launch of a Centaur II, test no. 5175 on 27th November, 1963. A map of Cape with new name Cape Kennedy.