Scenes of "Reflex Action" plotting boards for various international locations, with local time clocks, inside the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe. Brief shot of White House at night with a lit fountain in front. Scenes of House of Parliament in London. Exterior of SHAPE headquarters building. Arc de Triomphe at night in Paris. Hand of an airman atop a map during a planning session. U.S. pilots in cockpit of F-104 Super Sabre fighter jet. American ships at sea. B-52 in flight. Events during Cuban Crisis in 1962.
Exterior views of the facilities of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) at Casteau, in Belgium, north of the city of Mons. Flag with SHAPE emblem flying over the building. Parade in a European city. Military band passes, followed by honor guard of soldiers holding the flags of 14 nations in the SHAPE alliance. Civilians observe the parade.
Belgian farmers protest against taxes in Le Mons, Belgium. Farmers on tractors arrives in the city. Traffic on road. Farmers carry banners and tires with slogans about relaxation of taxes written on it. Protesters gather in front of the government Province Office. They throw vegetables and anything handy at the police. Police throws water at them. One young farmer lying on the road to stop a truck. Two girls on road, police throws water at them through hoses. Pile of tires burned on the road.
Exterior aerial and ground views of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) located at Casteau, in Belgium, north of the city of Mons. Various participating national flags and official cars parked in the premises of the headquarters. SHAPE emblem above the doorway of the building, including the words, "Vigilia Pretium Libertatis". Dress Military hats from various countries and military branches on a hat and coat rack. Near Wiesbaden Germany, at Lindsey Air Station, a large NATO symbol outside on a large sign, with a smaller insignia and sign in the center that reads, "US Air Forces in Europe." A sign on a building stating 'US Air Force Headquarters Europe'.
During World War I, Belgian forces defend against German invaders at Liege, Antwerp, Mons, Malines, Meuse, and Marne. Artillery shells exploding on battlefield. Belgian soldiers fight against the Germans in an open field, devoid of trenches or fortifications in World War 1. Artillery fire being exchanged. View of a heavy mortar. Troops moving cautiously into an open area, with city in background. A cathedral is visible in the distant background. Heavy German artillery barrages create large craters. German troops run across a field. Exploding shells resulting in fire and smoke. The German soldiers crawl across a field, pushing soft filled sacks in front of them to absorb incoming fire.
Wright Plane flies in Le Mons, France. Wilbur Wight's plane with 25 horse power and two chain-driven propellers at Le Mons, France. Two men start propellers. Frenchmen pull Wright brother's plane 'B' Pusher type over the ground to steel rail catapult ramp. French military and civilian spectators at air show. Frenchmen pull launch weight into steel tower. Start of flight on 08 August 1908. Steel weight descends and plane catapult into air. Airplane flies.