U.S. and Laos leaders meet for discussions on formation of a coalition government in Laos. Map of Laos. Plane comes cargo being unloaded from the plane. U.S. President John F. Kennedy meets Chairman of the council of Ministers of the USSR Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev in Vienna, Austria. Prince Souvanna Phouma of Laos disembark. He goes away in a car. Communist head of Laos comes and journalists interview him. The Laos Right Wing Military Chief being interviewed in Laos. Officials confer in a meeting.
Propaganda piece about living conditions in China under the Communist regime of Mao Tse-tung, with images photographed by Indians visiting the country. Delegates from all over the world at an international conference. Representatives from Iraq, Canada, Romania, Australia and Pakistan among others. Elderly Chinese revolutionaries pose. Mao Tse-tung's views (according to a narrator): He believes that war in inevitable between capitalist and socialist nations. View of a rally and military parade in China. Explosions during the Korean War in 1951 with Chinese troops in action. Homeless, displaced Tibetan children and families after the Chinese take over in 1959. Indian Army soldiers return after China's attack on India during the Sino-Indian War in 1962. View of Soviet Union Premier Nikita Khrushchev. Map of Asia depicts Chinese aggression towards its neighbors. Explosions during the Chinese aggression in Vietnam and Laos. Mao Tse-tung intent on risking a war with the West.
Major events around the world in the year 1961, causing international tensions and crisis after crisis. A large crowd runs on roads during riots in Cairo caused by death of African anti-colonial leader Patrice Lumumba. Fidel Castro strengthens his regime in Cuba. Castro addresses a large crowd of his supporters. Warfare splits newly formed nation of Congo. A leader waves hands towards crowd of his supporters. Soldiers fire rifles and advance cautiously in grasslands of Laos and South Vietnam during Vietnam War. War between brothers in Algeria. Soldiers fight on streets of a town.
Civil life in Vietnam. Animated earth revolves. Map shows area of Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines. Terrain in Vietnam. Fishing boat up to the beach. Beach area. Bombed bridge over a river. Villagers walk on a pathway. Roadway leading through heavy foliage. Children build a pen towards the back of their home. Children who are 4-H club members and a boy. Two villagers carry coconuts.
Prince Souvanna Phouma, Premier of Laos, visits outpost in Thakhet, Laos. He walks from his car, accompanied by a group of Laotian military officers, and salutes contingent of soldiers lined up to greet him. The Prince, dressed in a business suit, with tie, carries a derby hat and cane, and smokes a pipe. He and his entourage enter a rustic building, where he is briefed by an officer using a large wall map. Laotian soldiers sit on armored vehicles, under shade trees. Group of tribesmen sit on ground, in shade. American military advisor examines captured weapons. Souvanna Phouma, wearing derby hat, converses outdoors, with Laotian soldier, wearing beret. He and entourage observe artillery firing demonstration. Laotian troops stand around a mortar.
Eleanor Roosevelt championing Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson II, as Democratic candidate for President, in 1960, in spite of two prior defeats at the polls. She is seen at an intimate gathering speaking with Stevenson and others. After Stevenson fails to gain the nomination, she supports the Democratic candidate, John F. Kennedy (JFK), with whom she is seen. In another scene, Mrs. Roosevelt stands with Kennedy, and Theodore Sorenson, his advisor and speechwriter. She sits with JFK as his political advisers stand behind them. October 31, 1962, Adlai Stevenson is seen informing the public that Mrs. Roosevelt is gravely ill. She dies on November 7, 1962. On November 10th 1962, mourners, including: Laura Delano, Nelson Rockefeller, Adlai Stevenson, former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ralph Bunche,Theodore Sorenson, and Robert Wagner are seen walking across a snowy churchyard in Hyde Park,at her funeral. They are followed by Former President, Harry Truman, with wife, Bess and daughter, Margaret. A moment later, President John F. Kennedy and Mrs. Kennedy arrive, accompanied by Secret Service Agents. A NY State Trooper salutes as they walk past to enter the chapel. Mourners gather around the bier as clergy officiate for the burial at Springwood, in Hyde Park. Closeup shows President Kennedy, Vice-President Lyndon Johnson, and former President Truman standing together. The eulogy by Adlai Stevenson is heard as a montage of Eleanor Roosevelt images is seen. On April 23, 1963, signs Congressional Act, chartering the Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Foundation. He speaks about it outside the White House.