Bundeswehr military exercise near Fulda, Germany. Camouflaged trucks loaded with soldiers move over cobblestone streets. Buildings on either side of the streets. German officers discuss the exercise with civilian officials. M-41 tanks loaded with soldiers advance along a road. A camouflaged tank moves through woods. Soldiers haul artillery. They load and fire artillery at edge of woods. Civilian officials observe from position in background. German soldier fires a mortar. German infantry take up positions on a grassy bluff. One fires a machine gun. No national markings of any kind appear on the weapons or equipment.
Review of conflicts involving U.S. from World War Two to 1970. A U.S. soldier with rifle and binoculars, on guard. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler speaks in Germany to mass audience. German mobilization and blitzkrieg. U.S. troops firing small arms on island in Pacific. U.S. soldiers on half-track firing artillery. Explosive destruction of Nazi swaztika and Eagle symbol on top of building in Zeppelin Field, Nuremberg, Germany. General Douglas MacArthur stands as Japanese General signs surrender documents aboard USS Missouri, ending WWII. Times Square in New York City on VJ Day. American troops firing artillery and small arms in Korea. Soviet leader, Nikita Khrushchev speaking at the UN. Newpaper headlines about postwar Berlin Crisis. Soviet missiles on display in military parade in Red Square, Moscow. Soviet General Georgy Zhukov and Nikita Khrushchev,at Kremlin, reviewing the parade. Cuban President Fidel Castro giving a speech.A newspaper headline reading: 'Khruschev orders removal of missiles'. Soviet cargo ship with covered missiles on its deck. Red flag with image of Lenin and message: 'Partido Communista Dominicano'. Chinese people marching with massed flags. Mao Tse-Tung,President of China, waving. A U.S. soldier in,South Vietnam,looks through binoculars. and then walks carrying his M-16 rifle. A map of Vietnam.
Bell Telephone television advertisement depicts the cost of telephone calls over years from 1915 to 1970. Pictures of streets and houses in Boston. Portrait of Alexander Graham Bell. The cost of telephone from 20.70 dollars in 1915 reduced to 70 cents in 1970. Rapid paced montage of images (some still and some motion) from 1915 to 1970. Poster reads 'Japan at War'. Man and woman dance. Missile launched from launch pad. Aircraft parked on runway. The cost of telephone charges reduced over the years. Different types of telephones seen in 1970.
Shows 1970s era construction activities, economic growth, retail shopping, and American fashions and goods of the 1970s. As a contrast to the modern way of life, a farmer is seen using teams of horses to plow his land. Views of middle-class suburban living in the U.S.A. Modern farm machinery being employed. Panels being placed on a new car in a factory production line. A long freight train moving goods. U.S. consumer retail stores selling a variety of products, including ice cream, lawn mowers and hardware, custom framing, fast food (McDonalds), organic food and antiques, among others. Shipping containers being loaded on a ship for export abroad. Various construction sites ranging from those for suburban neigborhood homes to those for high rise buildings. Construction of the Dunhill Condominiums in progress in Atlanta Georgia. A 1970 Ford Falcon car in a neighborhood of new homes. Sink and bath tub Fixtures in a typical kitchen and bathroom. Families at a high school graduation. African American students on a college campus. Families shopping for high price goods, like cars, home appliances, washers, dryers, stoves, ovens, televisions in a show room, and window air conditioner units. Private pleasure boats operating near a large ferry boat. More views of carpenters and other building tradesmen working at construction sites. People at work compiling statistics in the U.S. Bureau of the Census.
People in Washington DC, United States. A man playing a guitar during a performance in a club. View of people dancing in the club. Fashions and hippie hair styles seen are 1970's typical of the time. A band performing on a stage and people at a dance floor. The members of the band singing and playing instruments. Several views of the band performing. 'Montage' written on the backdrop of the stage. A man holding a bunch of balloons on a path. Neck ties displayed for sale on a stand on a sidewalk, with a shop advertising Water Beds in the background. Various views of young adult people in 1970s fashions and long hair hippie styles. People walking past the tie stand. A man and a woman seated on the sidewalk talking. People at a park. A woman smoking a cigarette. A few people seated on a grassy ground. A girl reading a book. Office workers in a public park enjoying nice weather and a lunch break. A man lying down with his face covered with a newspaper. People seated at tables at an open restaurant. Beer in a glass and wine served in wine glasses. People eating food and drinking wine at the restaurant. A group of construction workers wearing hard hat helmets standing on a federal or office building under construction. A worker wheeling a cart loaded with construction material. Construction material walls being lifted on cranes on to the building. A man with welding equipment performs welding on the building. View of the Benjamin Banneker Overlook Park fountain at L'Enfant Plaza. Office workers, pedestrians, and two children walk beside the running fountain. People seated on the steps and surrounding area in the park. Two girls walking on a path beside the steps leading down to the fountain. View again of the band musicians playing in the club and people applauding the musicians at the end of the performance. Overall, the footage is like an early music video.
NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) REFORGER II (Return of Forces to Germany) Operation. U.S. fighter aircraft F4 Phantom II in flight. The jet fighters dive at a hill in Germany. Hills covered with trees. Simulated bombs explode as jets dive at target. Napalm burns. Fire and heavy black smoke rises up as bombs explode. View of several buildings.