Introduction to Midway Island and the Battle of Midway. Scenes of U.S. Navy and Marines on Midway Island during World War 2. Map of the Pacific locates Midway and other places. U.S. Navy PBY Catalina patrol planes in flight. Pilot in the cockpit of a patrol plane. View from the sea of Midway Island. U.S. Navy PT boats in the harbor. A Catalina just landed is recovered by sailors, in swim suits,who pull it ashore on a ramp. A U.S. Marine Corps honor guard carrying Marine Corps and American flag, leads a contingent of Marines marching across a pier. Sea birds in flight and Gooney birds on the ground, on Midway Island. U.S. military personnel relaxing at sunset. One plays the song,"Red River Valley," on an accordian. Others smoke and converse. Thunder is heard from isolated storm clouds in the distance.
U.S. President Richard Nixon and President of South Vietnam Thieu in Midway Island during Vietnam War. A limousine parked in front of a building. U.S. President Richard Nixon emerges out of the limousine and walks into the Commanding Officer's headquarters. A U.S. Navy officer and several officials beside the vehicle. The members of press and spectators standing in a garden outside the Commanding Officer's quarters. U.S. President Nixon and President of South Vietnam Nguyen Van Thieu standing on a stage during the press conference in the Midway Auditorium. President Nguyen Van Thieu speaking at the microphone. President Nixon listening to President Thieu. The Presidents shake hands and walk from the stage.
U.S. President Richard Nixon in Midway Island. U.S. Navy personnel standing in a roped off area, to receive U.S. President Nixon. A number of people gathered in front of a building in roped off areas. The Navy personnel with families standing in the area. Boy scouts standing in a group. One of them taking pictures with a camera. View of the Navy personnel. The Navy personnel with their families standing in a roped off area on the side of a path. U.S. flag in view beside the crowd. A few Navy personnel taking pictures with camera. A U.S. Navy photographer beside a camera on a stand. Women wearing blue uniforms among the crowd. Various views of the Navy personnel gathered in the area. A few of them holding cameras. The officers in charge of the Honor Guards coming to attention. Several sailors stand in formation in the background. The Color Guard in view. The officers in charge of the Honor Guards at attention. The Color Guard and the sailors in view. A U.S. Navy Captain watching the proceedings. U.S. President Richard Nixon and Secretary of State William P Rogers with officials and, Naval and Army personnel arrive. President Nixon standing on a small platform. Two officers stand and salute beside the platform. The Presidential aircraft Air Force I parked in the background. A few officers beside the aircraft. Officers in charge of the Honord Guards at attention. President Nixon with the officers walking past the officers and the sailors.
U.S. President Richard Nixon and President of South Vietnam Thieu in Midway Island during Vietnam War. U.S. President Nixon walking with the South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu and other officers to the aircraft. The Presidents shake hands beside the aircraft. Members of the press taking photographs in the background. The President shaking hands with the officials getting into the aircraft. The President getting on to a platform. The Presidential aircraft in the background. The President waves to the crowd. President Nixon speaking at the microphone. U.S. Secretary of State William Rogers, a Navy officer and other officials beside the President on the platform. The President, during his speech, introduces Secretary of State William Rogers and an officer. The Navy personnel and the officers among the crowd. The Color Guard in the far background. The President speaking at the microphone on the platform. The officials standing behind the President. The officials getting down from the platform. President Nixon walks to the end of the platform and receives honors. United States Marine Corps band seen at a distance. President Nixon shaking hands with a few persons among the crowd. Photographers taking pictures. President Nixon waving to the crowd as he walks with other officials to the Presidential aircraft Air Force I. Small children waving to the President. The Navy personnel and their families standing in a roped off area watch the President.
U.S. President Richard Nixon and other officials in Midway Island during Vietnam War. An aircraft parked on an airfield and a truck beside the aircraft. Three howitzers in saluting battery firing in the background. The truck moves away from the aircraft. Two officers stand and salute. The United States Marines Corps band in the background. The U.S. Honor Guards at present arms. The United States Joint Services Color Guard in view. The Commanding Officers of various Honor Guards standing at attention. The U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard at present arms in the background. A Gooney bird sitting on the runway, trying to fly. An Air Force I back up aircraft coming in for landing. Men on tractors in view. The aircraft taxiing behind the fuel tanker. The Presidential aircraft Air Force I taxiing towards the parking area. The crowd gathered in view. The Honor Guards at attention in the background. The Air Force I taxiing. Officers standing near the parking area. A Marine officer standing before the Army and the Marine officers. The Marine Guards come to attention. The ramp is brought to the door of the aircraft. The Presidential seal on the aircraft. Officers standing at the base of the steps of the ramp. U.S. President Richard Nixon, Secretary of State William P Rogers, Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Command Admiral John S McCain, Jr., Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird debark from the aircraft. The Commanding Officer greeting the officials. President Nixon and the Commanding Officer followed by the other officials walking away from the aircraft. President Nixon mounting the speaker's stand facing the Honor Guards. The Honor Guard comes to present arms. The United States Marine Corps band playing. President Nixon standing at attention on the stand.
U.S. President Richard Nixon and other officials on Midway Island during the Vietnam War. A U.S. Air Force officer saluting. Honor guards and officers in charge in the background. President Nixon leaving a speaker's stand on an airfield. The President with a Commanding Officer and other officials walks past the officers in charge of honor guards. People gathered watching the President and the officials. The doorway to a terminal building in view. A sign above the doorway reads 'Aloha'. The President and the officials entering the terminal through the doorway. Civilians and other officers watching them. U.S. Navy personnel and the civilians gathering around the President in a fenced area. The President shaking hands and talking with the navy personnel and a few people in the crowd. An officer with a walkie talkie beside the fence. Various views of the President shaking hands with people in the crowd. The President walking away with the Commanding officer. Several navy personnel in white uniforms in the area. President Nixon talking with the flight stewardesses in blue uniforms. U.S. U.S. Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird and U.S. Secretary of State William P. Rogers standing behind the President. Other civilians in the area. U.S. Marines standing in formation in the background. One of the stewardesses and a few men taking pictures with cameras.