U.S. President Ronald Reagan at the White House in Washington DC. President Ronald Reagan gives a speech on the Defense Budget. He speaks about the Defense Program America needs. President Reagan states that the American security should be prepared for all situations. An animation shows 'Intercontinental Missiles'. Intermediate Range Weapons from 1978-1982. An animation shows the difference in production of submarines, artillery and weapons between the United States and the Soviets. An animated picture shows the 'Soviet Communications Intelligence Facility'. The Soviet Weaponry Sandino Airfield, Nicaragua. An airfield under construction in Grenada. President Reagan in his speech states that the American military force should be ready to respond to any emergency situation. An animated graph shows the percent of budget from 1960-1980. At the end of the speech President Ronald Reagan asks for America's prayers and support.
Crisis in Poland after the imposition of Martial Law by its Military Government. Americans of Polish descent pray at the Black Madonna Shrine in Missouri, United States. Women sing prayers and walk. Men follow them carrying the idol of Black Madonna. A large crowd assembled at the shrine for prayer. A priest reads prayers for the solidarity people in Poland and people repeat after him.
During the period from 1973 to 1982 the U.S. Air Force Electromagnetic Hazards Group, led by Robert K. Golka, conducted long arc simulated lightning attachment tests under Project Tesla. This film shows electrical "lightning" discharges being created with Tesla coils inside a hangar at Wendover Air Force Base in Utah. (Several discharges display what appear to be "ball lightning.")
United States navy launches mighty ship USS Missouri. Margaret Truman christens the battleship. Ship Missouri move from its bay area into water. Huge crowd gathered to watch the launch. Battleship Missouri sails on water surface.
LLD awarded to U.S. General John J. Pershing and General Crowder at the University of Missouri, United States. U.S. Army officer General John J. Perishing receives honorary degree at University of Missouri. President of the University of Missouri, Hill awards LLD degree to General Pershing and also to U.S. Military officer Enoch Herbert Crowder. General Pershing wears a cap and gown after receiving his degree. A finger point's to Pershing's name on diploma.
Development works under the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Projects in Missouri, United States. The Missouri State Festival with various attractions and swings. People at a race track built by WPA. People in packed spectators stand watch athletes run.