Delegates of China, Germany, France, Italy, United Kingdom and United States walk on the ramp during the 1961 Miss World Competition. Large audience cheers the participants. Miss United Kingdom, Rose Marie Franklin wins the competition and is crowned by Hollywood star Bob Hope. Winner and runners-up pose for photographs.
Opening scene shows statue outside Le Musée des Monuments Francais, at the Palais de Chaillot, Paris, France. The Eiffel Tower is in the background. Tourists take pictures of the tower from another building. Views from atop Notre Dame Cathedral, of paris, and of the Seine River and several bridges over it. Sightseeing boat cruising on the river. View from atop the Arch of Triumph of traffic on the Champs-Élysees. Traffic encircling the Arch (Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile). View of bridge over the Seine.
Glimpse of President John F. Kennedy (JFK) making a speech at his inauguration,on the Capitol steps, Washington, DC, in January, 1961. The White House. President Kennedy speaking on June 6, 1961, to report the the American people about his just completed 4-day trip to Europe. View of Air Force One taxiing in after landing at Orly Airport, Paris, France. French President, Charles de Gaulle strides red carpet to the President's plane, as President and Mrs. Kennedy descend to the foot of the stairs, where de Gaulle greets them. American and French flags wave on flag poles and a French military band plays as the two Presidents walk on a red carpet. Madame de Gaulle and French Government leaders are gathered in Airport reception room, where U.S. ambassador, James Gavin, introduces JFK to members of the French welcoming committee, including Lee Radziwill, his sister-in-law, whom he kisses. Glimpse of cinematographers. President de Gaulle gives formal welcoming speech. President Kennedy makes some brief responding remarks. The two Presidents drive from the airport in an open car, escorted by mounted Guards of the French Republic. Scene reverts back to JFK's report to the people on June 6th in Washington, DC, and then to de Gaulle stepping from a car and the the two First Ladies stepping from a French Citroen limousine. American Flag flying with those of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The two Presidents and First Ladies pose for pictures.
Views of wrecked houses after the hurricane in Normandy area of France. Children searching clothes and other remains. People outside remains of a building. A man with horse and ruined farmlands.
Activities of Allied troops during the invasion of Normandy, France during World War II. A swastika sign on an animated map shows German occupied area in France and as a target for Allied troops to invade. American, Canadian and British troops prepare for the invasion. French soldiers of democracy board boats and leave the shore of England. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and South African Prime Minister Jan Christian Smuts wish luck to Allied troops boarding a landing craft. A map shows Allied landing on Normandy coast. Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers the news about the victory of Allies over Normandy which is broadcast to the French people. A radio operator and towers shown. French people listen to Eisenhower's speech. A man gives the news of Normandy invasion by Allied troops on a microphone. People applaud. Streets in London. People of London read newspapers stating 'Allied invaded in France'. Aircraft on the ground. Airborne paratroops board the aircraft. A general talks to the troops during the airborne operation. The aircraft in flight. Ships underway at sea. The navy and the air force blast Normandy shore positions.
Allied invasion of Normandy, France during World War II. U.S. General Joseph McNarney, Deputy Chief of Staff at a desk as he outlines the importance of June 6, 1944 the day Allied forces attacked the Germans in Normandy. He speaks about the decision to knock down the Nazis first and then the Japanese during the World War. He says that the invasion of Normandy was planned in November 1943. He also states how General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe, planned and executed the invasion. He also speaks about how the U.S. Army Air Forces and the Royal Air Forces aircraft bombarded the coasts of Normandy prior to the D Day invasion. Past events show American soldiers getting onto landing crafts in England as they leave for the invasion. The soldiers aboard the ships in the English Channel. The soldiers read the Bible and comics, sleep and cook aboard the ships. On June 5th , 1944 the ships head towards Normandy for the invasion. In England gliders carrying paratroopers take off from an airfield to bombard the German positions in Normandy. The soldiers receive ration and work on motorbikes. TNT ( trinitrotoluene )being loaded. The soldiers check their guns and other weapons prior to the invasion. Jeep and artillery being loaded onto aircraft.