People to people task force underway on a Mission of Goodwill to Africa. Naval officers review sailors marching. The Naval crew visits Moyamba in Africa. Officer speaks with Moyamba chief. Sailors watch man making local craft. Sign board on tree. Sailors take a ride in the jungle of Africa to see wild animals. Books and medical supplies donated by the Americans distributed to people. Officers and naval staff entertained by local dance.
Features President Johnson assuming his new responsibilities as the President in an atmosphere of grief in the U.S. United States civilians walk in a long queue line and entering the U.S. Capitol Building to view the casket of President John F. Kennedy, days after his assassination death. The U.S. flag draped coffin of assassinated President John F. Kennedy (35th President of the United States) is seen in the center of the dome room. People cry and express grief, and comfort each other. Point of view shot of mourners exiting the U.S. Capitol building and looking out over the National Mall, with the Washington Monument visible in the distance. Night time exterior view of the White House. Scenes changes to show a man, possibly Indian, laying bricks at a construction site. A teacher in a college talking to a student in a courtyard. Women seated selling and buying goods at an outdoor market in Asia. A farmer driving a red tractor in the United States and tilling the soil of a farm field. A lit up room in the White House. Lyndon B. Johnson, former Vice President of the U.S. (now the 36th President of the United States) sits with documents at his desk and works in the White House. Close up side view of President Johnson as he works. Flashbacks: Views of President Johnson surrounded by large crowds, including a group of children, and being greeted during his trip to Asia, Europe, Africa and South Africa. LBJ signs promoting Lyndon Johnson at a Democratic Convention. Brief excerpts of Johnson speaking about Civil Rights and about space exploration, and about military readiness. President Johnson entering the House of Representatives chamber in the U.S Capitol five days after he became President of the United States to make his first speech to Congress as President. Lawmakers assembled give him a standing ovation as he enters.
Foreign dignitaries arrive for the state funeral of assassinated U.S. President John F Kennedy. French President Charles De Gaulle arrives at a terminal building of Dulles Airport. He greets officials and ministers from former French Colonies in Africa, French officials and officers including a General, Admiral and an Air Force General. The President is followed by U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Foreign Minister of France Maurice Couve De Murville. President De Gaulle shakes hands with officials. He receives an applause from by standers at the airport. Photographers click pictures of the dignitaries. Dean Rusk leads the President through the terminal gate to the waiting State Department limousine. The President, his military aide and security guard get into the car and leave for Washington DC. The U.S. Capitol building. Secretary of State Rusk walks towards his car behind the terminal building.
A documentary titled 'America salutes Algerian Independence' depicts independence celebrations in Algeria and its admission into the United Nations. A huge crowd of people in the streets of Algeria to celebrate their independence. The Algerian flag is waved. Soldiers march. People with the Algerian flags. The Algerian flag is raised in a ceremony. Soldiers stand at attention. The United Nations Headquarters in New York City in the United States. Flags of the member nations flutter. Algerian Prime Minister Mohamed Ahmed Ben Bella is greeted by UN Secretary General U Thant, Guinean President Ahmed Sekou Toure and President of the UN General Assembly Muhammad Zafrulla Khan. The Algerian flag is unfurled and it flutters among the flags of other member nations. Algerian war victims present at the ceremony. In the UNO, the full body of the General Assembly gives a standing ovation to Algeria as it joins the UNO. Algerian delegates seated. A map of Africa with the focus on Algeria. The capital city of Algiers. Ships at the harbor in Algiers. People in a market place. Minarets of Jeema Kebir Mosque . The National Museum houses things of art and craft such as brocade garments, rugs, specimens of metal work and jewelery.
Visit of Lieutenant General Jan Christiaan Smuts and his entourage at the Hendon airfield on the outskirts of London England, during World War 1, where dignitaries and spectators are gathered to attend the unveiling and christening of a De Havilland DH9 aircraft, named "South Africa." (Note: The plane also resembles a Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8. Position of pilot cockpit does not match a DH9 making identity uncertain). The aircraft was subscribed for by members of the London Chamber of Commerce, and presented as a gift to South Africa through the Imperial Air Fleet Committee. Lifelong South African Lt. General Smuts with other dignitaries viewing the aircraft, including Lord Desborough who was President of the London Chamber of Commerce and the Imperial Air Fleet Committee. Mrs William Schreiner, the Marchioness of Winchester, stands with flowers in her hand and christens the aircraft. General Smuts talks to the dignitaries as they present the aircraft to honor and thank South Africa for its contribution to the war effort. Pilot Captain B.C. Hucks, dressed in heavy flight suit climbs aboard the airplane, which displays the name "South Africa," on its nose. The aircraft takes off and flies overhead. Scene changes to the Christening ceremony, in which Mrs. Schreiner christens the "South Africa." She is seen tapping its propeller with a small mallet. Closeup of the DH9 "South Africa". Others present at the event included Sir David Henderson, Lord Aberconway, Lord Glenconner, Sir Owen Phillip, Sir T. Vezey Strong, Lionel Martin, Faithfull Begg, Stanley Machin, Albert Sytner, Alfred Docker, John Cockburn, Algernon Firth, Sir J. W. Teverner, Harry Wilson, Robert Hadfield, Generals Branckner and Caddell, Maj Van der Spuy, Major Lord Roberts Innes Kerr, Capt Hambro, Capt Wilkinson, Capt Hucks, Captains Turner, Lyons, and Hope; John Cates, C.J. Fairfax Scott, Charles Musgrave.
USAAF (United States Army Air Forces) attack German targets in Africa and Italy during World War 2. An animation shows location of U.S. 8th Air Force in England and U.S. 12th Air Force in North Africa. P-40 Warhawk fighter planes in flight over enemy targets in North Africa. German equipment and troops are strafed. A P-51 Mustang fighter in flight, peels off and dives towards ground. German planes on ground. A German transport plane takes off. German troops in plane. German transports in flight. U.S. fighter planes take off. German transport being shot down. An animation shows location of 9th Air Force in North Africa. U.S. amphibious landings and infantry troops on the coast of Italy. P-40s in flight strafing German troops. U.S. troops fire mortars and in combat. A-24 Banshee fighter plane flies low over water. U.S. troops dig foxholes. They go through a barbed wire entanglement. U.S. B-26 Marauder bomber in flight. Bombs fall and explode on the ground. A-20 Havoc fighters strafe German railroads. An animation shows reshuffling of U.S. Air Forces, the 12th in Italy, the 9th in England and the 15th in Africa.