An animated map of Canada and the United States. Radio communications Tower over hilltop. Workmen installing underground communications cables. Telephone communications in everyday life. Men and women working in an office. United Press International teletypewriters on a desk. Man looks at a screen and speaks over the phone. A cable-laying ship in operation at sea. An animated map showing the undersea cable connections to various places.
Activities during Cuban Missile Crisis in the United States. U.S. Government officials arriving at the White House in Washington DC to address the Cuban missile crisis. CIA Director John McCone and Vice President Lyndon Johnson seen arriving at the White House. President John F. Kennedy addresses the American people on October 22, 1962, announcing discovery of Soviet missiles in Cuba and imposing a U.S. naval "quarantine" on Cuba. Animation showing areas of naval quarantine. The U.S. Capitol in a night time view. Night view of the State Department Building and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Interior views in the Pentagon show offices and signs for Office of Secretary of Air Force; Office of U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff; Office of Chief of Naval Operations; Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Office of the Secretary of Defense. View in a meeting room of Robert McNamara, the Secretary of Defense, standing at a microphone.
Crowd seated in assembly. Various North Vietnamese men and woman speak at the speaker's stand. Crowd in streets with banners and flags. Picture of various men in newspapers at demonstrations. Scenes from other countries, including one or more Spanish speaking countries in Latin America or South America (signs in Spanish) demonstrating against the United States for its involvement in Vietnam. Also scenes of Anti-war protest rallies against U.S. involvement in Vietnam from other countries including the the United Kingdom and some European countries. Vietnamese girls wave small flags during a rally. Men with banners on road. Various people speak on microphone. Various Vietnamese officials at mike speak to crowd in meetings. Men and women applaud. Anti-war demonstrators in various places in the world with banners. Clip features North Vietnamese propaganda.
Aerial views of Dew Line air defense radar installations in the Northern part of North America. Ground views of a man dressed in furs riding a dog sled. View from the sled of the dog team pulling it. The man and dog team moving in the snow past black microwave antennas of the "White Alice" Alaskan Communications system. Aerial view of a White Alice complex containing huge red and white checkered microwave antennas. Oil tanks and other facilities at the site. Scene shifts to closeup of receiving and relaying antennas of the White Alice system. View of a Dew Line radar site. Narrator explains how the Dew Line stations work in concert with the White Alice system. Closeup of radar antenna rotating and fade to a radar screen where a target is being painted by a sweeping beam. Operator at the radar screen picks up phone to inform NORAD (North American Air Defense Command). View of the NORAD Headquarters Building at Ent Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado, with mountain in background and flags of the U.S. and Canada flying from flag poles in front of the building. View inside the command and control area of the headquarters. A large tracking board on which radar information is depicted. view of a radar station complex on land and one out at sea. A Lockheed EC-121 radar picket aircraft in flight and a radar picket ship at sea.
Documentary titled, 'North America En AutoBus', on sight seeing in North America. A map of United States of America. Tourist bus moves along countryside. The bus travels on a busy city street. It stops outside a building. View of the passengers inside the bus. Conductors unload the luggage of a female tourist. He checks tickets of a couple and let them enter the bus. 'Greyhound Lines', is written on the bus.
Actor Raymond Massey talks about the nation's need for defense against possible air attack. He walks to a large wall map depicting North America and discusses joint efforts of Canada and the United States to establish an effective air defense system for North America. On the map, lines of radar stations are shown: The DEW line;Mid Canada line; and the Pine Tree line. Other radar installations are highlighted along East and West coasts on land, on towers in the ocean, on picket ships and on picket aircraft. Sites of the SAGE (Semi-Automatic Ground Environment) network of radars, computer systems, and aircraft command and control equipment are depicted on the U.S. part of the map. The headquarters of NORAD (North American Air Defense Command) at Colorado Springs, Colorado is highlighted. Massey points to models of intercepter missiles and long range bombers, on his desk, and discusses their employment.
He then speaks of an intricate communications system to tie everything together. This is depicted on the animated map. Views of men laying telephone cable. Underground view of telephone cables. View of telephone microwave tower. Telephone poles and lines along a rural road. A mother and child telephoning the father long distance. Office workers using telephones. Teletype machines and television communications. A ship laying telephone cable at sea.Map depicts lines of communication provided by undersea cables. views of emergency supplies and equipment available in times of disaster. Downed power lines being repaired. Men at a large emergency diesel generator. Underground communication cables being installed by team of tracked vehicles. Remote lines of communication away from possible targets are depicted.