NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Reforger II (Return of Forces to Germany) Operation. Locomotives drive on railway tracks at Heilbronn South Train Station in Germany. Men of 16th Infantry Division guide them. M113 APC (Armored Personnel Carrier) drives onto flatcars. A man directs them and men loaded on APC. Locomotive pulls train load of APC away from station. Locomotive travels along tracks. (Note: Other vehicles seen include: M114 ARV reconnaissance vehicle and M578 Recovery Vehicle.)
United States troops in Heilbronn, Germany during World War II. The soldiers lower a boat in Neckar river. A soldier holds a rope and ties it to the boat. Soldiers of U.S. 36th Combat Engineers under cover of smoke screen construct rubber ponton steel treadway bridge. The soldier in a boat underway and gets off from the boat at the bridge. Infantrymen of U.S. 100th Division, 399th Infantry Regiment hidden behind a wrecked building. A soldier aims with a gun and fires. Smoke rises in the background. The guard engineers at work. A Negro group of U.S. 31st Engineering Battalion operate smoke generators. A smoke screen is laid. A Negro soldier opens the generator to lay the smoke screen. U.S. soldiers on a jeep move through a wreckage town. A Negro engineer operates the smoke generator and another engineer walks up to him. The engineer with a cigar in his mouth works with the smoke generator in the battle area.
Treadway bridge across Neckar River, at Heilbronn, Germany, struck by German artillery fire in World War 2. A Brockway B666 Treadway Bridge Transporter, of the 169th Engineers Treadway Company, is seen burning after being hit by German artillery fire. A burning pontoon on back of the truck.The truck and pontoon bridge burning. Smoke rises due to fire. '7A 196E' written on the bumper of the truck. The tires of the truck burning. A view of of the truck and bridge burning.. A U.S. soldier walks past the burning truck.
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.