A review of research and development in guided missiles by the United States Air Force from 1919 to 1948. Interior of a steel mill shows workers performing various duties around an open furnace. The exhaust section of a JB-2, flames erupting from the same. A JB-2 launching. It taxis in a wooded area. A large explosion. The exhaust section of V-2 during launching. Failed test as a V-2 rocket streaks down towards the earth after a launch and slams into a wooded area, with a huge explosion resulting. The first guided missile robot torpedo aircraft crashes at Arcadia, Florida. First successful launching of the U.S. aerial guided missile. Exhaust section of JB-2 starting operation attached to a wing of a B-17. The B-17 launching. JB-2 in flight. PQ-8 target aircraft dives towards the slope of a mountain and explodes. An atomic bomb explosion. Atomic cloud formation rises up in the air from the Trinity test, the first atomic explosion, in New Mexico.
Scenes of various atomic bomb tests conducted by America during a course of time. Shows the atomic bomb test in Alamogordo, New Mexico(1945). Nuclear weapons tests for shot Able and shot Baker, tested at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands as part of Operation Crossroads(1946). Close -up view of massive nuclear explosion at sea seen from shore with blast wave approaching unmanned ships near harbor and a palm tree on shore seen waving dramatically. Atomic bomb tests at the Enewetak Atoll (sometimes spelled Eniwetok or Eniewetok) In the Marshall Island as part of Operation Sandstone (1948).
UN delegates are seen gathering for a meeting of the Security Council at the temporary United Nations headquarters in Lake success, Long Island, New York. One of the first to be seated is Andrei Gromyko of the Soviet Union. Another delegate stops to converse with him. Camera pans across delegates settling into their respective places at large curved table. Their nations are identified by placards at each place. Attention is focused on French Delegate Alexandre Parodi, who has apparently just been elected President of the Council for the month of May, 1948. At TC: 00:54, He is seen standing with Secretary General Trygve Lie. And at TC:01:19 he gently uses a gavel. At TC:01:28, another delegate holds the gavel with him as they laugh. After a while, the delegates settle down and begin to conduct business.
Adobe construction shown in Native American settlement in New Mexico. Men shoveling clay soft clay and straw together into a wooden mold wheel barrow. He empties the mold along with others, on the ground where many are already laid out. Scene shift to open yard where many of these adobe building blocks are stacked up, on end. Workers mixing clay mud at a construction site and delivering it to workers, on wooden scaffolding, finishing the exterior of an adobe building. Closeup of an adobe masons smoothing clay with their bare hands on various parts of the structure. Closeups of features of adobe structures. Views of an entire adobe village. Outdoor ovens (hornos) are seen in foreground.
A Native American adobe community in New Mexico. An alleyway between adobe homes. Wooden ladders against the buildings to provide access to roofs. A graveyard marked with dozens of crosses. A large structure stands in background beside a long tunnel-like structure. Out on the desert, bleached bones of animals are seen on the ground. A woman holds up an antler. Closeups of various bones held up for the camera. Views of artwork incorporating images as well as actual bones. Artist, Georgia O'Keefe, in her studio. A closeup of one of her canvases. View of an artistic mobile suspended from a building beam. POV view from O'Keefe's window, of desert outside, as a car drives past. A small animal running across the ground. Goats in a pen. Panning views, from high rock formations, of desert below. A muddy creek beneath the hills, with simple bridge crossing it. The Rio Grande River running past a tree bent toward the water. Views of higher mountains (described by narrator as "mossy." Forests of various kinds in the mountains. Sheep grazing near a forest of aspen trees. Scenes of trees flowering in Spring. A fall of water from a mountain spring into a pool. Rivers and streams of water flowing into ever larger tributories toward the Rio Grande River. Diversion of water into irrigation ditches. Such a ditch circling a cultivated field, where two farmers are cutting a crop with a hand-held reaper. More views of landscape. A farmer uses a shovel to open path for water to flow into an irrigation ditch. The water seeping into field planted with crops. Closeups of various farm produce, including apples and various varieties of colored corn. Native American men, women, and children shucking corn. Irrigation water flowing into fields of crops. A man and woman hang peppers in the sun to dry. A wooden water wheel being turned by water. Worker inside small building housing a water-driven wheel in village of Barranca .He feeds grain into spout connected to grind stone.
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.