The American Forces Korea Network in Seoul, South Korea. A man seated at a film splicer and film projector edits film to add U.S. Army produced commercials, and to tailor films as needed for station schedule. A station commander holds a meeting with staff of military and civilian department heads to discuss problems of technical upkeep and program schedule changes. Decisions are taken in the meeting. Live programs designed for U.S. troops in Korea are produced at the key station of American Forces Korea Network. A man works before the broadcast of the daily television news shows. He selects photographs to be broad casted during the program. Other man sorts program tapes. Newsreaders seated at a desk. A cameraman records the event. A newsreader reads sports news.
The American Forces Korea Network in Seoul, South Korea. In a weather reporting segment, an officer points at a weather board. Information is gathered from data gathering devices at a military weather bureau. A live performance by an artist at a studio. A demonstration of an attack by a military guide dog on enemy agents. Guest appearance by sports champions during a show.
Mix of period footage circa 1910, retrospective interviews in 1975, and some still images. European immigration in bad travel conditions to America. View from rail on deck of a ship in heavy seas. An elderly European immigrant recalls his experiences of the journey on ship to America. Ship in Atlantic Ocean. Picture of European immigrants on ship deck. Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Early 1900s period footage of immigrants arriving at Ellis Island and disembarking from ship, then walking with luggage for processing at Ellis Island. Some immigrants peer across New York Harbor at the skyline of New York city. Scene change to 1975 and views of interiors of a no longer used building in Ellis Island. Names of persons carved on walls. A man shares his experience as an immigrant passing through Ellis Island, and then as an immigration inspector reviewing new immigrants as they arrived.
American servicemen are kept informed by newspapers and radio telecasts. In Guam, Mariana Islands : a serviceman seated at a table in a room listens to a radio and writes a letter to his wife. A radio disc jockey hosts a musical show and plays songs for listeners from a studio. In Korea : a soldier reads Stars and Stripes newspaper while getting a haircut. In South Vietnam: mechanics read a newspaper. Newspapermen work and write for the Pacific edition of Stars and Stripes newspaper. In Thailand : American servicemen watch a sports program at USO Club. A video taping technician works with recording devices at a television station. American soldiers watch a television show. A television engineer controls a program on air at the American Forces Korea Network. A man works on a typewriter.
Soviet Union warship underway in the ocean. Naval officer announces alert. Sailors run to battle stations. Soviet Naval pilots rush on the flight deck of Kiev class aircraft carrier and climb aboard their Yak-38 fighter aircraft. View of Tu-16 bomber taking off. Radar antennas rotate. Yak-38 fighter aircraft demonstrates vertical takeoff capability. Warships cruising in a line. Formation of Tu-16s flies overhead. Soviet submarines cruise in a lne on the surface. Soviet Naval Officers confer in control room. Soviet Kara class (Soviet designation 1134B) Guided Missile Cruiser underway, with number "530" painted on its hull. Aboard the ship, a missile is raised from below deck into vertical firing position. A formation of three aircraft fly overhead. The ship launches antiaircraft missiles. View of an aircraft being struck and destroyed by missiles. Ships fire barrages of missiles. One ship is covered by a cloud of fire and smoke due to the intensity of the barrage. Depth charges explode off the stern of a ship. Flames and smoke rises up due to explosions. Splashes in the sea due to explosions. View of convoy of warships underway.
Vietnamese refugees soon after arriving in the United States after the Vietnam War fall of Saigon. A Vietnamese girl seated next to a man using a radio to communicate. In the Refugee Center, a man writes names of refugees with their tent assignments. Air Force personnel and volunteers at work in the Center.