Thousands of Nigerian Moslems celebrate the birthday of Prophet Mohammed in Lagos, Nigeria. Men, women and children gathered for the celebration. Festivities include parades, feasting, and a family carnival. School children parade with hand made banners. A banner reads 'Kawamu Arabic School'. A banquet for the entire town at the local race track. People savour various kinds of specially prepared food.
Crisis in Lagos, Nigeria. Buses lined up on streets to carry civilian volunteers to Nigerian Army Recruiting Centers. Nigerian men protest and spread violence after the eastern states,Biafra declares its independence. Policemen control the crowd. Women also join the men volunteer for military service.
Nigerian Prime Minister Abubakar Tafawa Balewa abducted by the rebels in Nigeria. Exterior of a building. Vehicular traffic passes on the street. "Federal Palace Hotel" written on the top of a building. Past events show Prime Minister Balewa as he arrives to preside at a Commonwealth Minister's Conference. The ministers seated at a desk and Balewa speaks to them.
Director of Peace Corps Robert Sargent Shriver in Washington DC. Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr. is interviewed. He is questioned about pictures and sovereigns as he prepares to leave his office. Pictures and sovereigns in the office. Sargent Shriver removes a Mexican sombrero and a whip from a wall and tells the interviewer how he obtained it. He shows a wooden stick which was used and presented by the chief of a tribe of West Africa. An ebony cane received from northern Nigeria. He shows the Magsaysay Foundation Award for the work done by United States Peace Corps in Asia. He shows the White House pen which was used by former U.S. President John F. Kennedy to sign the Peace Corps Act on September 27, 1961 with the President's autograph. Sargent shows a framed letter by the parents of the first Peace Corps volunteer to die abroad. He reads out the letter.
German hostages at the Hotel Lago Di Braies-Brai near Dobbiaco, Italy. German Pastor Martin Niemoller with soldiers on the snow covered hotel porch. He leans against the balustrade smoking a pipe. Snow and trees in the background. General Holder, former Chief of Staff of the German Army sitting in a chair looks out of hotel window. German hostages, liberated by the U.S. Fifth Army from the Hotel, walk around in the snow on hotel grounds. Prince Frederick Leopold of Prussia, shows his number which was worn at all times and the cross sewed on his jacket back. French politician Andre Leon Blum, German businessman Fritz Thyssen, President of the Reichsbank Hjalmar Schact, Austrian politician Kurt Schuschnigg and Lt. Colonel Stevens chat with 88th Division soldiers. Military vehicles on the street.
Featherweight World Championship Fight in Palace of Sports, Paris,France. Algerian Cherif Hamia boxing against Nigerian Hogan (Kid) Bassey. Hamia knocks Bassey down for the count of eight. But Bassey comes back strong and the referee has to stop the fight. Kid Bassey is the winner and new World Champion.