U.S. Air Force C-130 airdrop operations in 1968, during Vietnam War. C-130 aircraft in flight. View of supplies being airdropped. View from inside cabin of a C-130, as South Vietnamese paratroopers jump from the aircraft. A heavy pallet of supplies being pulled onto a runway by parachutes, from the rear of a low-flying C-130. Scene shifts to October 14, 1973,at Lod International Airport, Tel Aviv, Israel, where a U.S. Air Force Military Airlift Command C-5 aircraft is unloading 186,200 pounds of military assistance cargo, at the start of the U.S. "Nickel Grass" airlift operation. Pallets of ammunition are seen being offloaded, followed by a 175mm self-propelled gun, covered with wooden cargo boxes. Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir and other observers watch stand on the airport ramp. Golda Meir meets and greets members of the U.S. Air Force crew.
Scenes of a countryside road in Israel. Donkey goes along the road with a luggage on its back. A boy pulls donkey's harness. Girls go along with donkeys. Truck rides on the road. Man talks and points towards plains along the road. Scene of road and donkeys standing on plains with hills in the background. Military police, with torch emblem on shoulder of their uniform shirts, converse with other men on the road.
Arab refugees in Israel. Families encamped on windy hillside. Women stand and children play. Tents in the background. Men carry children and stand. Children and woman sit beside belongings. Arab men talk. Donkeys stand in the background.
Israel War Bond drive is launched in Tel Aviv by Prime Minister of Israel David Ben Gurion. Prime Minister Gurion gets off from a car. He enters a building. People seated inside a hall. Emblem of Israel on the stage. Ben Gurion seated at a desk. The emblem of Israel. Ben Gurion speaks into microphone. He seeks for $22 million to meet cost of Israel's recent Sinai desert campaign. People seated in a hall applaud.
Formation of Israel in May 1948. Jewish refugees aboard a ship. They get off from the ship in Palestine. A woman with her child at the dock. A sign reads 'United Nations Palestine Commission'. Delegates seated in a hall decide about the partition between the Jews and the Arabs. Houses in a city of the Jews, Israel. Jewish troops holding guns walk on the ruins of building. The dead Jewish people on street. The troops stand in a group. The captured Arab prisoners by the Israeli troops. They get in a vehicle. Cars and people on a street. Prime Minister of Iseral David Ben Gurion enters a building. The Jewish soldiers stand holding guns. A flag of Israel flatters in air. The Israeli soldiers stand holding a white flag. The troops stand on a boarder. A dead Arab man. President of Israel Chaim Azriel Weizmann walks with officials. The soldiers stand on the side. The Israel delegates go to the United Nation and seek for a separate state for Jewish . Delegates seated in hall. The people walk out of the hall. The empty seats of the Arab countries. The new state of Israel is born. The flags are raised. People cheer and celebrate. From a July 2, 1964 newsreel of "Yesterday's Big Story".
The state of Israel is formed. Houses in an area and people behind a barbed wire fence. A ship in a harbor. Jews board the ship. The Israeli flag hoisted aboard the ship. People get onto the ship. A man and a woman aboard the ship while it is underway towards Israel. Men load cargo onto a ship. Jews aboard a ship as they wave. Two men shake hands. Traffic on a street in a city in Israel. Prime Minister of Israel David Ben Gurion arrives and enters a building. A flag of Israel on the top of a building. An Egyptian aircraft in flight over Tel Aviv. A damaged building after an air raid. Dead bodies in streets. Ammunition in crates. Men on a watch tower.