In Lisieux, the Basilica of St. Therese in Lisieux (Basilique Sainte-Thérèse). A sign reads 'Lisieux'. A couple stands at a railway station. A train pulls up at the platform. View of the Basilica of St Therese as seen from a moving train. Filmed by former war correspondents visiting France, 25 years after the Allied invasion of France during World War II.
British soldiers enter the town of Lisieux, France. Armed British soldiers patrol the streets. Soldiers walk past the destroyed buildings. Firing and bombardment. Soldiers and British tanks fire at Nazis hiding in the town. A French civilian woman brings a glass of water and a pitcher to a prone British soldier firing at German positions from a street corner. Soldier prone firing a machine gun. People in the town of Chartres, a center of resistance. A young woman resistance soldier talks to an Allied French soldier. French General Charles De Gaulle and other officers greeted by the town on August 23, 1944. De Gaulle addressed the town to commend their resistance. De Gaulle looks at the Chateau de Rambouillet in Rambouillet, France, from where he directed the French armored divisions in their push to Paris. Views of the palace, gardens, and a lake at the Chateau de Rambouillet with Charles De Gaulle standing beside the lake.
Rubble spread all over after heavy bombing of Lisieux, France. Rescue workers search through ruins with wrecked buildings in the background. Residents of bombed out city hide in cellars. Women and children in cellars.
Former U.S. war correspondents in Normandy, France to mark the 25th anniversary of Allied invasion of France during World War II. Correspondents outside a cafe near Normandy as they prepare to leave a luncheon. Retired General J. Lawton Collins is escorted by a uniformed U.S. Army officer to a waiting car. View of the Normandy coastline from a moving car. American flag on the bonnet of a car as it drives along the road. Graves at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. Wife of a correspondent walks amidst graves at the cemetery. Grave of Wesley J. Rubenstein with a Star of David Jewish headstone. An F-4E Phantom aircraft in flight overhead. American and French flags hoisted at the cemetery. Correspondents tour the cemetery. View of a plaque ad time capsule unveiled by the correspondents and presented that day. It says, "In memory of General Dwight D. Eisenhower and the forces under his command, this sealed capsule containing news reports of the June 6, 1944 Normandy Landings is placed here - by the newsmen who were there. June 6, 1969." A man with a baby tied to his back. Correspondents speak during the ceremony. A photographer clicks pictures.
'1969 SAC Missile Combat Competition' of USAF Strategic Air Command units in the United States. Seal of '1969 SAC Missile Combat Competition'. An SAC officer speaks on the dais. SAC units disembark an aircraft. A sign reads : 'Welcome, 1969 SAC Missile Combat Competition'. The SAC units enters a building. The personnel receive well wishes. The SAC personnel work on various equipment during the competition. An announcer makes an announcement during the award ceremony. General Bruce K. Holloway, Commander-in-Chief of the SAC speaks. General Holloway congratulates each SAC personnel. The SAC personnel applaud. The award is given for the best maintenance wing and the best minute man wing
Larry McKibben, Iowa representative for the Selective Service Youth Advisory Committee, interrupts the December 1969 draft lottery to read a statement. He claims his statement is written by 14 youth members protesting the removal of the Michigan and Alaska youth delegates after their refusal to draw birth dates for the lottery. The draft lottery continues after the statement is read.