City of Niigata destroyed by raging fire and earthquake. Electric poles broken and heavy destruction caused after earthquake in Japan. Oil depot catches fire. Huge clouds of smoke arises from depot. Train compartments burn near the railway track. People take refuge in city parks. Earthquake damage shows tilted houses and buildings in the city. Workers dig and use shovels. People lined up to get drinking water.
A documentary film about public film production and use in Japan. Animation of a map of Japan depicts records carried to various places. A man rides a bicycle on a road to deliver the records. A board outside a building reads 'Niigata Prefectural Audio Visual Library'. The librarian arranges the film records on selves. A woman takes out a film and a booklet from a drawer. She looks at the film. A woman takes out a disc from a drawer. A woman takes out a record from a shelf. A man takes out posters from a shelf and shows it to another man. A man places equipment in a storage.
Scenes of fire works. New York city in America. Views of Manhattan skyline and 5th Avenue in New York City. The Third United States World trade fair at the Coliseum on Columbus Circle in New York city. Flags hang on walls in the building. Stalls from various countries around the world like France,Germany,Norway,Italy,India,Venezuela, Japan,Luxembourg and China. Two men ride up on escalator. Men greeted by a Japanese woman at Japanese stall. Japanese woman adjusts flowers kept in a porcelain vase. Japanese Noritake China crockery and furniture on display along with other Japanese merchandise like vase,bowls,scissors. American women check Japanese leather bags made by Matsutaki Company. Bamboo merchandise on display. Silk clothes made by Kanegafuchi spinning company are also on display. 1964-65.
A rodeo show at the Meiji Shrine stadium in Tokyo, Japan. American Occupation Forces present a rodeo show at the stadium. A band plays on the field in the stadium. For an opening act, Lieutenant Dick Ryan, former Hollywood stuntman, does some fancy stepping and riding on "First Frost" one of Emperor Hirohito's horses. This is followed by traditional "bronc bustin" and steer riding events. One rider is thrown by a horse, and several are thrown by steers.
(Note: The stadium was re-constructed and dedicated as the National Stadium, where the opening ceremony of the 28th Olympic games was held on October 10,1964 and where various track and field games and the closing ceremony were also held.)
Japanese man walks on a busy market street in Washington, DC. Japanese man window shops at a bookstore. English translation of Japanese Books 'Artistry in Ink' written by Seiroku Noma and 'Snow Country' or 'Yukiguni', in Japanese, by Yasunari Kawabata are on display for sale. Japanese paintings with writing and prints and . Japanese man walks into 'S Kriger Anique shop' and is greeted by shop proprietor. Japanese antique statuettes, china plates, bowls and box are on display for sale in antique shop. Japanese man holds a Newsweek magazine titled 'The New Surge The New America'. Japanese man talks. Scenes from World trade fair. Japanese stall in group five displaying Skis by R K Mizuno of japan. 1964-65.
North Vietnamese documentary propaganda film. North Vietnamese gun boats firing in a river. North Vietnamese antiaircraft guns firing. Wreckage of downed U.S. Navy airplane. Captured U.S. pilot under guard by armed North Vietnamese sailor. Viet Cong firing machine guns at American aircraft. A transport plane hit by gunfire and burning in flight. Armed American soldiers running from a crashed helicopter. American MPs in a jeep pass a cyclist on city street. President Lyndon Baines Johnson; Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara; Secretary of State, Dean Rusk; U.S. Air Force General Curtis Lemay. Dean Rusk and Robert McNamara meeting with Vietnamese officials.Vietnamese man looking through periscopic binoculars. The North Vietnamese flag. Waterfront with factory on shore and Junks in the water. A manufacturing complex. Harvester in farm. Vietnamese school girls dancing in school yard. Vietnamese gun crew at an antiaircraft gun. Vietnamese Navy gun crew on deck of a gunboat. Vietcong preparing booby traps. Viet Cong escorting South Vietnamese prisoner. Vietnamese paratroops. Headlines of American newspapers saying U.S. officials urge raids against North Vietnam. Map showing U.S. attacks on Vietnam. Map highlights date 30th July 1964 and Tau Chien. U.S. aircraft carriers and task force underway at sea. Map highlights Hanoi and date 1st August 1964. Map highlights 2nd August 1964. Guns on ships fired by gun crew. Battleship underway at sea. Map highlights date 3rd August 1964. Map highlights Gulf of Tonkin and date 4th August 1964. Officials in a meeting. U.S. President Lyndon B Johnson speaks at mike. Men under a plane parked on airfield. U.S. carrier underway at sea. Map highlights date 5th August 1964. Aircraft takes off from carrier to attack North Vietnam. Vietcong fire on U.S. planes overhead. Machine guns fired. Men fire guns from North Vietnamese torpedo boat. Torpedo boats and American destroyers in fight.