A technician sits in front of an oscilloscope and takes readings. Rotating figure appears on scope. Tracks of subatomic particles seen in a cloud chamber. Scientists at an atomic pile. Animated representation of an atom. Image of the earth in rotation. An advanced version of the atomic pile in which Enrico Fermi achieved the first sustained nuclear reaction at the University of Chicago, in 1942. Images of famous scientists, including: Albert Einstein speaking into a microphone; Otto Hahn, of Germany at a microphone; Niels Bohr, of Denmark; Madame Curie; and Hideki Yukawa of Japan. Technicians removing vials of radioisotopes from nuclear reactors. International students studying in classroom and laboratory at a nuclear institute. Views of Copenhagen, Denmark. U.S. President,Dwight D. Eisenhower, delivering what became known as his "Atoms for Peace" speech at the United Nations, December 8, 1953, where he proposes formation of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). View of the hall and attendees listening. UN Secretary-General, Dag Hammarskjold, taking notes. Attendees applauding President Eisenhower. Scientists from 16 nations arriving and greeting one another at the first International Congress of Nuclear Engineering, held at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) on June 20, 1954, hosted by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Views of the first atomic library established in November, 1954, and translations of its technical papers being readied to be sent to various nations,beginnning with Japan.
Focuses on Korean War (1950-1953). U.S. 11th Airborne units arrive at Ashiya Air Base to carry out Seoul operations in Korea. Soldiers unload equipment from truck at air base. Sign on building reads 'Ashiya Air Base, Base Operations'. Paratroopers board planes. Plane takes off from runway. Road sign reads 'Kimpo Airdrome Stop Military Police Check Point'. Plane taxis at Kimpo air base in Korea. Men disembark from plane. Wounded soldiers on stretcher taken into plane. Boats are carried out of cargo planes at air base. Air University Commanding General George C Kenney, and Commanding General of Far East Forces (former commander of U.S. forces) Carl Spaatz, arrive at Kimpo air base for inspection. Captured IL-10 plane parked in the background in hangar. Men manning Grumman F7F Tigercat aircraft. F7Fs in flight line.
A horse driven carriage escorted by royal guards carrying a Japanese dignitary passes over the Nijubashi Bridge in Tokyo. United states Vice President Richard Nixon along with his wife, Patricia Nixon, exit the Imperial Palace in Tokyo after visiting Emperor Hirohito, and enter a waiting a car, during their stop in Tokyo on their Far East trip in the fall of 1953.
Army cameraman films missile ready for launch. Missile is launched. U.S. M65 Atomic Cannon ("Atomic Annie") fires and nuclear explosion results. Army helicopters discharge troops. U.S. Infantry fire rifles as they climb hill. Animation of world globe rotating. Sergeant Stuart Queen speaks about Japan's self defense traditions, including Judo and Jujitsu. Japanese Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida signs the US-Japan Mutual Security Assistance Pact in 1952. Japanese National Police do stretching exercise and practice judo. They are trained by Japanese experts. Japanese National Police receive training in firearms with help from American instructors.and then proceed to a firing range where they fire at targets. Defense Force Officers cluster around a target and point at hits in the bullseye. Japanese self defense force march in parade. Japanese Commander salutes and flag of Japan waved. Japanese perform calensthetics in a large group.
Anniversary of East German Revolt against Soviets in 1953. West Berliners including Mayor Willy Brandt and Chancellor Ludwig Erhard at the memorials of those who died in East German Revolt against Soviets in 1953. Flowers on memorials. More than 200 memorial services recall day of revolt in 1953. Chancellor Erhard leads 75,000 people in a rally before the Town Hall. Freedom torch is lit by a man.
Disasters in Japan. Rescue operations in Kyushu island after being stricken by floods. Japanese people walking on Honshu island following volcanic eruptions. U.S. Air Force aircraft drop parachute food supplies over Japan.