Plot to blow up U.S. landmarks is uncovered in New York on February 16, 1965. Targets to blow up American landmarks: The Statue of Liberty in New York, the Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, The Shrine of Liberty in Pennsylvania, and the Washington Monument in Washington DC. View of vacant lot near the Woodland apartments in New York City. Bomb squad men moving package of dynamite. Bomb squad truck moving through city streets. The plot was organized by Robert Steele Collier, Walter Augustus Bowe, and Khaleel Sultran Sayyed of Black Liberation Front (BLF) and also a Canadian women, Michelle Duclos, of a Quebec separatist party. Uncover police man Raymond Wood is seen getting an award for uncovering the plot.
Mixture of reenactments for older 18th and19th Century life scenes in America, and actual footage from the 20th century. Workers cut timber with an axe. Cattle-drawn carriage passes. Laying log roads. Building a railroad. View of Chinese railroad laborer. Stringing telegraph wire on log poles. Steam locomotive pulls passenger train and belches black smoke. Reenactment of farmers ("Minute Men") assembling and marching off to meet the British. Facsimile of United States Declaration of Independence. Actual footage from the early 1900s (circa 1910) of newly arriving immigrants arriving at Ellis Island for processing, including men, women, and children. Two boys pose for the camera smiling. Immigrants with their luggage in hand walk on docks of Ellis Island to or from processing areas. View of the Statue of Liberty on Bedloes Island and the words inscribed on statue of Liberty. Immigrants at Ellis Island. Diverse group of peoples raising their right hands as they take oath and become U.S. Citizens. Myriad different faces of Americans, including men, women, and children and people of different ethnic backgrounds including Asian, African American, and white. Three children gathered around a seated elderly man as he reads to them. Citizens deliberating on local development matters. Congress in session. Women voting registrars checking names as as voters arrive to cast their ballots in an election, and people entering voting booths to vote. Views of new 1965 Ford and Chrysler and other automobiles. New Ford tractors on display. 1965 "concept" automobiles on display. Reenactment of engineers using time and motion studies in a factory. Workers in different kinds of factories and manufacturing plants in the the early 20th century (1910s, 1920s, and 1930s) employing mass assembly line methods for the creation of goods. Various machines operated in factory. Workers engaged in mass production. Finished goods display in shops. Sales person selling curling irons. Another selling a flat iron.Two women and an early version clothes washer. A woman tries out vacuum cleaner as salesman helps her. Men making sinks and tubs. A crew of women tightens fasteners on assembly line, using "Yankee" screwdrivers. Warehouse men moving crates and a shipping warehouse filled with boxes and busy workers. One scoots with his foot on a hand cart. Workers leaving factory at end of work shift. Grain harvester at work. Laboratories for medicine, industrial, and plant research, with scenes of scientists and technicans running experiments and views of test tubes, beakers, flasks, and measurement apparatus. Image of globe spinning. An African city and women near a market selling goods and moving good held high on their heads. A Latin American city. American cooperation with hispanic people on civic projects. Families lined up at a health clinic for babies. One baby is being weighed. Americans including US Army soldiers working with Latin Americans on a construction project.
Views of Statue of Liberty and New York harbor. An aircraft carrier moving slowly in New York harbor, past lower Manhattan. The statue of Liberty, with many visitors walking across Liberty Island, at base of the statue. An ocean liner billowing smoke in the distance. Passengers on deck of an excursion boat headed toward the Statue of Liberty. They are wearing warm coats Two girls are eating ice cream cones. Views from the pilot house of the boat. Another view of passengers on the boat, with Statue of Liberty in background. Woman holds her hat against the wind. Views from stern of rapidly moving boat in the harbor. Navy boats and U.S. H-5 helicopters maneuver all around Liberty Island. New York City fire boats shooting torrents of water into the air in salute. Unrelated -- Near end of clip there is a brief view of men in white athletic clothes, possibly sailors or soldiers, performing bayonet drill exercise activities using rifles with fixed bayonets, at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York (home of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team). Spectators are in the stadium. Advertisements posted on the baseball field fences, including one for Abe Stark's clothing store.
The Sleek Ones: Auto Show Unveils What's To Come shows various latest models of cars being displayed at the 1965 International Automobile Show in New York City. A live Jaguar animal lays near a Jaguar car on display. A 1965 Griffith Series 200 on display, featuring a checker paint job. Cars from Rover, Bentley, Jaguar, Triumph, Austin Cooper, and other manufacturers are displayed. Cars with special features for movie productions are also displayed, including one with a rotating license plate and a signal light that opens to reveal a gun barrel. Rolls Royce from the film The Yellow Rolls Royce on display. A Cord 8/10 convertible vehicle on display.
Fifth Avenue, in New York City, decorated with American flags, Fourth Liberty Loan banners, and flags of Allied nations, from 51st Street to Madison Square. Japanese flags are on buildings. Military units march along 5th Avenue to the Altar of Liberty, designed by Thomas Hastings, that is the focal point for the 4th Liberty Loan Campaign. Flags of the 22 Allied Nations fly on poles at Madison Square. Vice President Thomas Marshall stands on sidewalk by the Altar of Liberty with several officials and an Army chaplain in uniform. A contingent of Belgian Army officers marches followed by U.S. Military officers and diplomats and officials in automobiles. The Belgian officers greet civilian officials. Civilian officials gather and converse. Officials assembled on balcony of the Altar of Liberty. New York Governor, Charles S. Whitman is in center, to right of the Army chaplain. Another view of balcony, with Vice President Marshall present. Map of war zone on the Altar of Liberty, painted by H.T. Schladermundt. (It will be updated daily as the war progresses.) Governor Whitman introduces the Vice President, who looks at his watch and gives his address. The next speaker introduced is Emile De Cartier, Belgian Minister to the U.S. whose country is the first to be honored at the shrine.
Scenes from two World War I Liberty Bond drives. First scenes are in Washington D.C.during World War I. United States Navy sailors march down the Pennsylvania Avenue. A naval band plays and men carrying American flags march down the Avenue. The United States Capitol in the background. Landmarks seen include: Post Office Building and Willard Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue. A street car is seen and a sign advertising Kelly Springfield Tires is clearly seen from Pennsylvania Avenue. A newsboy carrying papers. A truck with a banner on it to promote the sale of Fourth Liberty Loan. Sailors march and the naval band plays as they move past the Old Executive Office Building. John Phillip Sousa conducts a massive Navy brass band from the steps of the Capitol. Around 1:07 scene change to a Liberty Loan parade on 5th Avenue in New York City. A sign reads "Over the Top. The Fourth Liberty Loan Must be Made a Glorious Success. United Waist League of America." Sign on side of building for C.G. Gunther's Sons Fur Company (391 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan). U.S. Navy sailors among military groups parading on Fifth Avenue. A group of officials including United States Vice President Thomas Marshall and New York Governor Charles Whitman in coats and top hats are seen near the Altar of Liberty during the parade. With them is a U.S. Army chaplain in military uniform with a sign on him that reads "Lend !"