U.S. flag is raised in Newark, Delaware. M-48 Patton tank climbs an embankment and a three foot concrete wall. M-48 maneuvers through a set of staggered pylons. M-48 drives through a water hazard. M-48 negotiates slope of a ditch. M-48 bowls over a row of four telephone poles.
M-48 Patton tank displayed in Newark Delaware. Revolving turret of an M-48 Patton tank. Crowded stands. The tank turns on its own tracks. An object burns. M-48 crashes through a wooden shed and drives past the stands carrying most of the wreckage.
Group of M-48 Patton tanks move into formation in Newark, Delaware. M-48 tanks make a mass advance upon the grandstands .
An H-13D helicopter in flight in Newark, Delaware. M-48 Patton tank starts demonstration. H-13D hovers low whipping up great dust clouds. H-13D hovers by M-48. M-48 moves into ditch.
Presidential tour of proposed Gateway National Recreation Area in New York and New Jersey. U.S. President Richard M. Nixon, standing in front of the Presidential Aircraft at Newark Airport, Newark, New Jersey, with Governor William Thomas Cahill, of New Jersey, Governor Nelson Rockefeller, of New York, Mayor Kenneth Allen Gibson, of Newark, and Mayor John Lindsay, of New York City. The President's helicopter maneuvering over the proposed Gateway National Recreation Area. President Nixon speaking about the project in Hangar 14 at Newark Airport, Newark, N.J. Seated on the stage are: Governor Cahill, Secretary of Interior, Rogers C.B. Morton, Governor Rockefeller, Mayor Gibson, and Mayor Lindsay. The President shakes hands with the Governors and Mayors after concluding his remarks.
Major catastophe events of the year 1952. Views of destruction on the ground in Elizabeth, New Jersey, after American Airlines flight 6780, a Convair 240, crashed into a house at Williamson and South Streets on January 22, 1952. Burned wreckage and devastation seen at the crash site in Elizabeth following the crash and subsequent explosions damaging or destroying multipole houses in the 600 block of Williamson Street. In the first few seconds of the clip, the Battin High School for Girls is seen in the background. The school was adjacent to the crash but not hit. Narrator also describes the crash of an Army transport plane in California which killed 86 soldiers, but no images of that crash are shown. Next scenes shift to England, on September 6, 1952, as a de Havilland DH.110 jet aircraft, piloted by John Derry, explodes in midair after achieving Mach 1 and then beginning a left bank and climb at 450 knots during the 1952 Farnborough Airshow. Spectators at the British air show are seen on the ground in the area below the explosion and where debris rained down on the crowd causing deaths and injuries. Engines from the blown-up DH.110 plane (prototype, ID WG236) are seen hurtling through the sky toward Observation Hill immediately after the mid-air explosion. Scenes show crowd working to tend to the wounded and shocked families and children crying.