Decorated entrance of a building in Guatemala. "Primer Cuerpo Guardia Civil" written on a building. Large group of people standing outside that building. People pass by a guarded gate of Mexican Embassy building. 'Eastados Unidos Mexicanos Embajada' written on a plate pasted on the door. View of National Palace from Central Park. Pedestrians, motorbikes, automobiles, and a jeep, are all seen in the city. A 1952 Buick Roadmaster sedan drives from under the wing of an airplane on a road adjoining the airport. Many U.S. Air Force personnel are watching from the sidewalk. Merchants roll up steel shutter to open their shop.
American Embassy building in Guatemala City, capital of Guatemala. 'Embassy of United States of America' carved on top of entrance to the building. A park overlooking Guatemala City, with a large cross erected on ground. Views of the city. Damaged structures where people are walking about. A boy plays with the remnants of an antiaircraft gun, installed in a trench. Two boys run through fields on outskirts of the city.
President of Guatemala, Colonel Castillo Armas arrives to Guatemala via plane. Large crowd at the airport greets him on his arrival. Military personnel make way for the President amidst the crowd. Exteriors of a building. The flag of Guatemala flutters atop the building. An Anti-Red survivor shows scars of the brutal beatings on his back. President Armas poses with men outside the building. A large crowd in a city square.
City view of Guatemala. People gathered across the street from a prison compound. Sign on compound contains words "Guatemala Libre."A man with flowers is allowed inside prison compound. A soldier with machine gun from a window keeps a watch on the people coming in the building. A crowd behind bars of a building. Prisoners in striped uniforms stand in a formation. Workers exhume bodies from mass grave.
Aviator Charles Lindbergh visits Guatemala City, Guatemala. A large crowd gathered at an air field to greet Lindbergh. The Guatemala flag raised at various places. Decorations all over the field. People await his arrival. They watch as his plane 'Spirit of Saint Louis' approaches and lands. Guatemalan soldiers escort Lindbergh. Lindbergh with the officers.
Rebellion against Pre-Communist regime of President Jacobo Arbenz. Aerial views of Guatemala. Transport plane in flight. Rebel parachute troops land. Rebel troops under command of Colonel Castillo Armas Thrust at the capital city. Woman with two children outside her home shows a white flag. Rebels board a truck. Armed rebels walk in town.