Go-kart racing in Lakenheath, England. Flag flying atop a flag pole on the ground. A sign board reads: 'RAF Station Lakenheath, Danger Troops Crossing'. American and British servicemen racing go-karts in the parking area. People watching the race.
An eight day clock on aircraft instrument panel. U.S. Air Force flight crew member packing gear, including cold weather clothing into his A-3 flight bag. Cargo being by means of the elevator into the cargo compartment of a Second Strategic Support Squadron C-124 Globemaster tail # 49-244, at Walker Air Force Base, New Mexico. B-36 strategic bomber seen in background. The men and equipment are headed to the Strategic Air Command's 509th Bomb Wing Forward Detachments at RAF Stations Mildenhall and Lakenheath, in England. (Note: This same aircraft, performing the same mission, successfully ditched in the North Atlantic on 23 Mar 1951, but no passengers or crew were ever recovered.).
Flags of America, England and others wave in breeze. Fighter aircraft fly high overhead in sky. A NATO warship in sea. Combined NATO forces march together carrying various flags. Intercontinental Ballistic Missile or rocket ready for launch with emblem of U.S. Air Force on side. A B-52 high in sky with contrails behind. Crowd of American men, women and children in 1960's fashions looking upward at the sky. Night view of New York city. Arc de Triomphe in Paris seen with early 1960's cars passing by. Scene of the elaborately tiled library building with tile murals by Juan O'Gorman, at the University of Mexico in Mexico City (Biblioteca Central at the Ciudad Universitaria Campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico - UNAM). College students seated outside the library building. Farmer with two oxen yoked doing work. Men shoveling and moving material in wheel barrows perhaps in Latin America. Scene of a fair in India tents, vendors, and a small Ferris wheel ride. American children going round and round on a hand powered playground carousel.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization personnel in England during the Cold War ca.1960 Headquarter building in England. The flag of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and two other flags on the building. A sign on the building reads : "Headquarters the Commanders in Chief Eastern Atlantic Area Atlantic Command." Officers and men at work in the headquarter building. Ships of NATO nations at sea. A man writes on a board. Signs on a board : 'Envoy' , 'Enemy Submarines'. A Canadian Argus airplane being loaded with bombs. Canadian pilots being briefed. Royal Canadian Air Force Argus airplane takes off. A U.S. Navy WV-2 Constellation radar plane in flight. U.S. Navy Lockheed P-2 Neptunes flying in formation. A British Shackleton airplane on an airfield. A sign : 'Operations Room'. Naval officers during a briefing. A British four-engine Shackleton airplane flies over a coastline. Interior of the airplane in flight. British crew at work. A radarscope in operation. The British airplane flying over water.
Vintage footage from the 1890s of two women playing tennis on a grass court while spectators look on. The women players are wearing white ankle length dresses customary for the time. Next scene shows famous French woman tennis star Suzann Lenglen playing tennis in the 1920s wearing a shorter skirt. Next scene is indoors, showing a woman altering the skirt length of tennis star Gussie Moran. Scene changes to a designer studio in London in the 1960s. Designer Ted Tinling assists models with new mini skirts and other tennis fashions that he designed. Models in designer Teddy Tingling's creations. Girls in various tennis outfits including short skirts, shorts, stockings and trousers. Close up views of the various women's tennis fashions.
During 1961 in build up to Berlin Crisis: Barbed wire on border seen from West Berlin side (initial Berlin Wall). Russian soldier uses binoculars to watch an approaching jeep. Jeep stops because of barrier. Sign shows 'Achtung 500m Schutzstreifen'. Men carry a box through woods fleeing or escaping into West Germany before the border was fully closed. A man with his bicycle passing over a narrow path into West Germany, as another man passes over on foot. People in a canoe approaching a west German bank of the river or lake as they flee from east Germany. A street bus approaches and parks near an intersection with street sign for "Marienfelder Allee." Men, women, and children refugees with their suitcases on a street as they gather near a refugee processing center, before heading into West Germany. A bulldog tied. A mother feeds her baby. Young refugees on streets, refugees board bus. A map show allocation of German parts to France, United States, England and Soviet Union. Traffic on road in Berlin, with view of the bombed (from World War 2) Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church or the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche, in the background. Many German civilian pedestrians walking on streets in busy West Berlin. 1950's and 1960's cars and trucks on busy Berlin streets. People in outdoor cafe restaurant. Telefunken building is seen.