First German units join NATO shield. German Army troops march on a field at Tannenberg Kaserne in Marburg, Germany. An aerial view of the city. German 2nd Grenadier Battalion marches. German Navy troops follow. NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) military leaders arrive during the ceremony. They arrive by cars. The men greet each other. Several cars parked in the background. General Lauris Norstad arrives. The German troops salute. General Lauris Norstad reviews the troops. Flags of the 15 NATO nations and the NATO flag flying. A military band plays trumpets. Chief of the German Army Staff General Adolf Heusinger and General Lauris Norstad make short speeches. Cameramen take photographs.
Activities of the U.S. Army Military Police (MPs). A civilian family in a car is stopped at a check post by a U.S. Army MP accompanied by a local policeman, in Germany. The driver presents identifcation document. An American 1955 Oldsmobile convertible car stops at barrier on opposite side of road, and the MP and local policemen clear it to enter as they also raise the barrier for the first car. Family in the departing car wave at family in the Oldsmobile. A line of German cars awaits entry at the checkpoint.
A U.S. Army VH-3A helicopter lands on the lawn of the Hotel General von Steuben, in Wiesbaden, Germany. A crowd of spectators stands across the drive from the hotel lawn, constrained by German policemen. U.S. Air Force Military policemen stand guard on the nearer side of the drive. Soon the Presidential VH-3 helicopter, Marine One, lands on the lawn. It displays the Presidential seal and that of the Military District of Washington, DC. Next, President John F. Kennedy is seen walking past the Army helicopter and into the U.S. Military's Hotel General von Steuben. He is accompanied by German Chancellor, Ludwig Erhard, U.S. Secretary of State, Dean Rusk and U.S. Army Aide, Brigadier General Chester V. Clifton, along with a phalanx of Secret Service Agents. Other officials look out from a dining room window of the hotel as the Presidential party arrives. (Note: In the 1950s, the U.S. built three large military hotels in Wiesbaden. In 1951,a star-shaped Hotel [the American Arms] was built on Frankfurter Strasse. In 1955, the 9-story Amelia Earhart Hotel was opened. It was a utilitarian structure, with row after row of windows. President Nixon once stayed there. It closed in 1995. The General von Steuben Hotel, depicted in this film, was the newest, built in 1956, on Auguste Viktoria Strasse, near the train station. It is now a commercial hotel, "the Dorint Hotel Pallas Wiesbaden." )
Former commanders who were involved with the seizure of the Remagen Bridge, in Germany, March 7, 1955. On the tenth anniversary of that event, President Eisenhower presents them certificates of membership in the "Society of Remagen Bridge," which the President instituted, personally. The last to receive his certificate is Lieutenant General John W. Leonard, former Commanding General of the 9th Armored Division. Among others present are: Charles E. Wilson, Secretary of Defense; General Carl Spaatz, former commander of U.S. Strategic Air Force in Europe; and General Alfred M. Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. President Eisenhower, seated at a table, with General Carl Spaatz, at his left, poses for pictures surrounded by the recipients
UN General Assembly approves an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge II, and French ambassador, Henri Hoppenot,speaking. Finn Moe, of Norway, speaking. View of the city of Kjeller,Norway. Flags of Norway and the Netherlandsat joint atomic laboratory. Scientists with various pieces of scientific equipmentinside the facility. Indian ambassador, Krishna Menon, speaking at the United Nations. Atomic laboratory and a Government Teachers' Training College,in India.Indian scientists in a laboratory. Indian lecturer speaks to students.Brazil's Professor Ernesto Leme, speaksat the UN.The city of Sao Paulo, Brazil.The University of Sao Paulo. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Center for Physical Research. Clock tower of Brazil Central Station in Rio. Sutan Sjahrir,of Indonesia at the United Nations. An animated map shows nations interested in atomic energy. The UN Headquarters building on the East River in New York. A person looking through a microscope.Foreign scientists attending indoctrination courses at the U.S. Argonne National Laboratory. Diplomats sign agreement between the U.S. and Philippines on nuclear research(July 27, 1955).Views of Geneva Switzerland;the Palace of Nations; and Indian nuclear physicist, Homi Jehangir Bhabha, presiding over conference of scientists from 73 nations, including, inter alia, John Cockcroft, of Great Britain; Otto Hahn, of Germany; Willard Libby, of the U.S.A.;. Vladimir Vexler, of the Soviet Union; and Niels Bohr, of Denmark.President Dwight Eisenhower views swimming pool reactor, while visiting the exhibit hall.
Activities of the U.S. Army Military Police (MPs) throughout the world. An MP checks credentials of American driver in a 1955 Oldsmobile, at a Base checkpoint in Germany. An MP wearing patch of Army Support Command-Europe on his shoulder, obtains directions from a local Policeman in Europe. U.S. Army trucks move through a checkpoint manned by MP, in Pointe de Grasse, France. MPs of the 728th Battalion, in Korea. They are seated in a jeep, with a Korean counterpart in the back seat. The U.S. MPs wear patches of 7th Logistical Command on their uniform sleeves. Military Police units and jeeps pass in review at a parade in Fort Gordon, Georgia.