Mexican Indians use reed and palm to make objects of everyday use in Mexico. Reed plants along Lerma River in Mexico. Map shows Mexico and Rio Grane. Mexico City in map. Location of Lerma River near Mexico City. Reed plants growth near by river. Men stand in water and cut plants. Man pushes bundle of Reed over water.
A couple riding on a horse-drawn wooden wagon on street of the old Spanish settlement of Abiquiu, New Mexico. An old wooden building, housing a country store, seen across from them, and an adobe-stye building down the street. Two small log-style dwellings sit in between. Horses are tied to railings. A 1941 Ford convertible automobile sits in front of the old wooden building, where a number of people, including a woman with a small baby, sit relaxing in the sun. Artist Georgia O'Keefe steps from the car and enters a store in the building. A Native American woman stands, conversing with an old woman, dressed all in black,like a Spanish widow. Men outside an adobe building decorated with murals and a sign reading: "SL PA BAR." Closeups of the men sitting on benches with legs of cowboy in mural behind. Closeups of mural showing dancing girls. Scene shifts back closeup of the old woman in black. A woman looking out the window of her home. A woman rinsing a batch of some kind of material and placing it into another container. Another woman all in black, steps from her house to feed her two dogs on her doorstep. She poses for a closeup. Views of local flora.
Artist Georgia O'Keefe carries purchases to her car (a 1941 Ford convertible) as she leaves general store in Abiquiu, New Mexico. The shop keeper carries some of her items. Closeup of O'Keefe in her car as she drives away. Scene shifts to O'Keefe standing at the the Plaza Blanca cliffs, that she calls the "white place." Closeup of Ms.O'Keefe. Camera pans unusual rock formations. View of O'keefe at campfire. Her car parked nearby, and white cliffs in background. An O'keefe painting of flower with white mountains in background. Another of her paintings, and figurines representing Navajo priests. Scene shifts to Navajo dancers in costume as birds. Others in traditional clothing with elaborate headresses, chant and play drums. Scene shifts to Navajo children playing marbles in sand, and back again to dancers and drummers. The adobe St. Thomas Church is seen in background. Navajo family inside their home, where woman attends baby in a swing. Closeup of the baby. Panning views of dramatic landscapes. Herd of sheep grazing. Film concludes with views of mountains, sky, deserts, and canyons.
Firing of a V-2 rocket from White Sands, New Mexico. An XP-84 jet aircraft on a test flight in California. Scenes of devastation in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. An atomic bomb test conducted in Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands. Large smoke cloud rises. Americans expressing disgust with war and confidence in ability to protect against it in future. Newspaper headline about Armistice ending World War I on November 11, 1918. Victory parade in New York City. Close up view of Adolf Hitler as he speaks forcefully to a German audience. V2 rocket being launched in Germany. German Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet rocket plane in flight. Map depicting uranium deposits world wide. An XB-36 bomber in flight with landing gear extended. A huge formation of various warplanes in flight, high overhead. A wartime tank assembly plant. American army troops on parade. A United Nations meeting in session. Peaceful scenes of American soldiers in Hawaii before World War II in the Pacific. Hawaiian Hula dancers. Japanese carrier-based Aichi D3A1 dive bomber in flight during attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Bombed U.S. warships and facilities in Pearl Harbor. American Army officer and civilian discussing wisdom of maintaing large standing army. Army recruits are seen in the U.S. Army Universal Military Training Experimental Unit at Fort Knox, in 1947. They are seen in quarters, studying; taking part in sports (baseball); and attending religious services in a base chapel. Several trainees in a field tent, working with numerous tape decks in some kind of military communications activity.
Opening scene shows Adolf Hitler reviewing German troops on parade. German paratroopers jumping from Junkers Ju-52 aircraft. View from the ground of paratroopers descending from three Ju-52s. The Japanese attack on Pearl harbor, December 7, 1941. Heavy smoke rising from the listing USS Arizona after she is hit by bombs. Newspaper headline reading "Pearl Harbor Bombed!" American soldiers leaving Camp Stomeman, are seen assembled on a pier at the Pittsburg waterfront to board one of the ferries that would take them to Piers 15 and 45 on the Embarcadero in San Francisco. A sign at pier reading:"Through these portals pass the best damned soldiers in the West." Glimpses of soldiers firing howitzers in World War 2. Glimpses of the civilians supporting the war effort. Auto workers walking near a war plant during shift change. A new army truck leaves a factory. Workers assembling the turret on a Sherman tank. Guns and turrets being manufactured. Factory floor filled with new pursuit airplanes. A B-25 Mitchell Bomber taking off. Aerial view from bomber of its bombs exploding over enemy target below. freight trains carrying military supplies. Supplies being loaded aboard a ship for the U.S. and allies. The American battleship, USS New Mexico firing a gun, and firing guns from triple turrets. Workers assembling aircraft engines in a war plant. A woman at work in a plant. Gun camera images from warplane strafing a ground target. World War 2 Victory parade along 5th Avenue, New York City, in 1946. Washington Square triumphal arch in background. Various views of the parade. Layed off war plant workers looking for new jobs. Ship carrying returning soldiers back home. Disabled soldiers and sailors making their war to a Mililtary Air Transport Service C-54 aircraft. More views of the disabled veterans.
Mexican Indians use reed and palm to make objects of everyday use in Mexico. Making of sleeping mats called 'Pelates' (Peh-tah'-tez) in Mexico. Dry reeds spread over wooden logs. Man takes water in mouth and sprinkles it on reeds. A man weaves mat. He put bunch of Reeds at cross position and put a stone on it. He starts weaving and presses it by stone.