Communist troops in Haiphong, Vietnam. Truck loads of communist troops waiting to occupy Haiphong. Civilians in streets. Group of cars beside a road. Military vehicles in motion. Empty streets, communist troops on a sidewalk. Communist trucks carrying troops as they drive down a street. Communists riding bicycles and driving jeeps. A truck driving down street. Red flag flying from a balcony. Communist troops marching down a street. Red vehicles parked on a street. Communist soldiers on sidewalk. View of motorcade. Red troops march down a street of Haiphong.
Activities of communists in Haiphong, Vietnam. Building with a flag flying from staff on top. "Tram" sign on building. MP (Military Police) barricade across a road. Soldiers marching single file down roadway. Building with picture of Chiang Kai-Shek on the front. Communist soldiers and motorcade seen. Bridge across Haley Canal. Photographer in the foreground. U.S. Army personnel walk down. Communist troops at bridge in the background. Canal and view of an opposite shore. Junks in canal. Small buildings along a canal. Communist flag flying over one building. Bridge over canal, communist troops waiting to cross.
Communists, U.S. soldiers and French officers in Haiphong, Vietnam. Civilian pointing to a sign on post. Communists putting up a sign on a building. Children in street and a shop selling communist flags in the background. Across large a field toward Red troops marching in distance in front of a building. Communist flags on a building. Two men and a child read signs on a building. People and vehicles on a street. French officers talk on a street. Truck in motion. MPs (Military Police) cross a street and vehicles in the background. Miniature American, French and Chinese flags on a jeep. MP barricade across a road. Civilian sitting on curb. Long line of cars. MPs standing on a street.
Evacuation of refugees in Haiphong, Vietnam. Pier at merchant ship, French Color bearers marching. French troops in formation. French General marches and salutes. French sailors passing on bicycle. French sailors and civilians boarding a ship from a small craft. Refugees on deck of the ship. Refugees and Algerian troops on deck of the ship.
Refugees scramble for freedom. Children seen in huge crowd. People carry a banner reading 'Long live mutual assistance, Spirit of Western Powers'. People wear local hats. Red troops poise on the outskirts of Haiphong ready to take over the city as the French troops leave Vietnam. Red troops march in the streets.
United States Defense Secretary Robert McNamara at a press conference in the United States. He talks about the air strikes in North Vietnam. A map of Haiphong and Hanoi on a wall. Cameramen take photographs. U.S. aircraft carry out air strikes against Vietnam. U.S. troops inspect their aircraft. Air raids on oil depots in Haiphong and Hanoi. The planes take off from an aircraft carrier. An aerial view of the land below. Smoke rises up due to explosions.