Sports newsreel shows Florida Derby horse race at Gulf Stream Park in Hallandale, Florida. Spectators cheering in the stands. Native Charger stumbles while coming out from the gate but goes on to win the $ 80,000 Florida Derby.
Bally Ache wins the Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park racetrack in Hallandale Beach, Florida. The Florida Derby starts. Spectators watch the race. American thoroughbred race horses run on the race track as jockeys ride them. Th spectators cheer. Racehorse Bally Ache jockeyed by Robert N. "Bobby" Ussery wins the race and becomes eligible for competing in the Kentucky Derby.
A film about an amphibious training of United States troops in Florida. United States troops loaded in a landing craft during a practice invasion. The landing craft approaches the coast of Florida. Barrage balloons in flight. An explosion occurs at the beach. Soldiers unload from the landing craft and land at the beach. SCR-536 hand radio being used by the soldiers during simulated combat conditions. The soldiers fire rifles on the beach. Other landing crafts approach the beach as explosions occur. The soldiers unload and erect a flag at the beach. Landing crafts with beach mats and other engineering equipment arrive at the beach. The equipment being unloaded. The beach mats being laid out on the beach and the soldiers nail down the mats as they prepare the beachhead. A bulldozer levels the beach. Landing crafts carrying ammunition crates arrive at the coast. The soldiers unload the crates. The bulldozer pulls the crates along the beach. A signal man guides barges as they approach the shore. Military equipment being unloaded from the crafts. An engineer makes a detailed record. The equipment being unloaded.
View of a Greyhond tourist bus marked Jacksonville. Next, a different tourist bus with destination sign of Miami. Tourists in Florida travel south through Florida on the bus. View of the City Gate of St. Augustine, Florida, and a horse carriage passes through the stone gate. Flags flying on the oldest house in the city, known as the Gonzalez-Alvarez House (later the Oldest House Museum) on St. Francis street. The flags flying include the American flag, the Confederate flag, and others.Tourist bus travels on a bridge. View of tourists inside the vintage 1940s bus. Silhouette of the bus driver, driving the bus, and view through the windshield of the road ahead as the bus drives along Route 1 and over the Overseas Highway toward Key West. View of the bridges and ocean beneath. Scenes in Miami Beach area. View of the beach in Miami Beach.
A man and a boy ride together on a tandem bicycle along a road with a beach in the background. A woman riding a motorcycle on a city street. A man riding an antique bicycle with a giant front wheel and small back wheel. Two boys riding a bicycle. One of the boys sits atop a silver food delivery box in front of the bike, with writing, "Arturo's 106 W. Houston Street, CH-25315" (from Arturo's Pizzeria in Greenwich Village, New York City). Two people biking through a lot of recreational vehicle homes with a expansive desert landscape in the backround. Boys play baseball and children on swings with their parents watching them. Two of they kids are twin boys, dressed identically, and swinging on the swings in the same rhythm. A boy on a tire swing that hangs from a large tree. Boys huddled on a sidewalk playing a game. Camera angle widens and reveals they are in a ridge-top neighborhood with a large industrial factory belching smoke and pollution into the sky in the background. People entering a church on an Autumn day with blue sky and trees with golden leaves changing color for fall. Male teacher in classroom lecturing at a blackboard. Students appear to be older high school or early college age. Various people seated at desks in an office working, and separately a view of equipment and people working in a laboratory. A man seated at a microscope. 1965.
First scene shows U.S. marines descending rope net ladder from side of the USS Pickaway (APA-222) in waters off Da Nang, South Vietnam. Next, marines of 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment are seen hitting the beach at Danang, from her Higgins boats on 7 July,1965. Scene shifts to U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft carrying U.S. army troops who are photographed as they step from the aircraft. Trucks carrying some of these soldiers drive along a road in South Vietnam. Officer confer over tactical map of an area. Vietnamese civilian refugees are seen struggling to depart. Small Vietnamese children at a school or other institution, are photographed as they line up and wash themselves before eating a meal. Smallest children are seated in high chairs. President Johnson seen saying "I do not find it easy to send the flower of our youth, our finest young men, into battle." Pictures of young American men and women are shown in various places and circumstances. A young couple. A man in cowboy hat. A factory worker. A young man laughing. a steel worker on an I beam during construction of a high rise building. Young people assembled at some sort of occasion. Images of Chinese Chairman, Mao Zedong, and Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh. Bow of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier cutting the water, and then broad view of entire ship, the USS Randolph (CV-15). (Note: the Randolph played no role in the Vietnam War.) Aircraft being catapulted from a carrier. USAF B-52 bombers dropping bombs in Arc Light missions over Vietnam. Bombs exploding on the ground. U.S. Marines operating a type of landing craft tracked. Troops deploying from a landing craft at a beach. American troops making their way through jungles. Scene reverts back to President Johnson still speaking (July 28, 1965).