U.S. Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, use trenching tools to dig foxholes during Operation Big Spring,February 4, 1967,14 miles North of Chin Hoi, South Vietnam. One soldier takes time out to adjust his socks and boots. Another is seen speaking on a field telephone.
Several highlights from the 1967 Senior Bowl football game. A crowd fills the sold-out Ladd Peebles Stadium, in Mobile Alabama, for the Senior Bowl game, matching all star football players from the North and the South. Oregon State's Bob Grim is seen running the ball to pick up 25 yards. North's Quarterback hits Iowa State's Eppie Barney for a touchdown, with 1:13 remaining in the 3rd period. South quarterback Terry Southal, of Baylor, passes to Louisiana State's Dick Redding for a touchdown at the 13:12 mark of the 4th quarter. North's Bob Grim takes handoff and runs from the 40 yard line until pushed out of bounds at the South's 15 yard line. Nebraska's Harry Wilson runs the ball for a touchdown in the 4th Quarter. North beats the South 35 to 15.
(Note:The final North tally came at the very end of the game with a pass from BYU's Virgil Carter to Nebraska's Pete Tatman. Bubba Smith of Mich. State was a monster on Defense and won the MVP award.)
Division of Vietnam into North and South Vietnam as Indochina war ends up in Vietnam. Aerial view of cratered battle ground, with smoke rising, at Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam, in March, 1954. A French A-26 Invader aircraft flying above some clouds and pilot in cockpit using radio. French paratroops, dropping from C-47 aircraft, and landing, to reinforce troops dug in at Dien Bien Phu. French artillery firing and rounds exploding in the distance. French troops moving through brush, and carrying wounded back out. Citizens on streets of Hanoi, North Vietnam, scrounging for scraps to eat. An old woman hunkered down in a doorway. A mother with a young boy. French troops crossing a bridge as they surrender following the siege at Dien Bien Phu. North Vietnamese troops entering Hanoi. Delegates at the Geneva conference of 1954, in the Palais des Nations, including representatives of the Soviet Union, the United States, France, the United Kingdom, and the People’s Republic of China, among others. Closeup of Soviet delegation, with Foreign Minister, Vyacheslav Molotov, second from left. View of the North Vietnamese delegation, and delegate Ta Quang Buu, Vice Minister of Defense of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam), and Head of their Military Delegation, signing the accords. Closeup of one treaty page, with his signature, as Minister of Defense, and that of Henri, Deltiel, Brigadier General, who signed for the Commander in Chief of all French Forces in Indochina. OUtdoors. After the conference, Soviet Foreign Minister, Molotov shakes hands with Chou En-lai, Chinese Foreign Minister. Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister,Andrei Gromyko, wearing a hat, is standing behind Molotov. A long line of refugees fleeing to the South, from North Vietnam. A 1954 map showing the division of North and South Vietnam at the 19th parallel. Mist settled among mountain tops. South Vietnamese people engaged in agricultural pursuits and building new dwellings. South Vietnamese placing ballots in boxes during elections. Brief glimpse of the glamorous Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu, defacto First Lady of South Vietnam, dressed in ao dai and wearing dark glasses, as she leaves a polling place. Farmers dressed in traditional conical hats (non la) working in grain fields, and reaping and carrying cut grain on poles in the South. Beautiful view of fishermen and boats silhouetted against sky, with tall limestone islands in background, at Ha Long Bay, North Vietnam (incorrectly implying it shows South Vietnamese in peaceful pursuits). South Vietnamese at work building structures with concrete blocks. A car with bullet holes in the windshield, draws attention on busy street in South Vietnam. Closeup of murdered man inside on floor of car. Scenes of vandalism at a house. Viet Minh guerillas moving through jungles and setting fires to straw roofed houses. Remains of a destroyed dwelling. Bodies of South Vietnamese killed, according to the narrator, by "Viet Cong pursuasion squads." A framed picture of Ho Chi Minh, over a North Vietnamese star flag.
The Tactical Air Control system nicknamed 'Combat Lightning' augmented to provide aircraft alert warnings in North Vietnam. U.S. fighter and bomber aircraft in flight to attack North Vietnam. A bomber in flight and drops bomb on the target. Explosions due to bombardment. A USAF ( United States Air Force ) KC-135 Stratotanker, airborne automatic relay link between Da Nang and any other ground radar, in flight. 4258 Strategic airmen seated on chairs. An officer points with a stick on a map and briefs about a test and check out program. A signal officer signals to a USAF Boeing EC-135 as it taxis and takes off for a 24 hour coverage. The Combat Lightning radio operator in contact with U-Tapao Air Force Base in Thailand and the aircraft. The relieving aircraft in flight. The radio operator at the controls. He maintains a traffic log and plots on an area chart of North Vietnam. He supervises the operation. An armament and electronics maintenance technician conducts an in flight maintenance. He unplugs a malfunctioning unit, removes it from the rack and substitutes it with a spare. When the change is completed he reports to the radio operator.
United States Air Force Major James Walbridge being interviewed at Korat air base in Thailand during Vietnam War. Major James S. Walbridge being interviewed by Captain Charles D. Pellow with a United States F-105D aircraft in the background. Major Walbridge narrates his experiences of a mission in North Vietnam during the Vietnam war. He talks about how while carrying 750 lb bombs to strike North Vietnam his aircraft caught fire. He jumped from the plane with a parachute and landed up on the trunk of a tree. He speaks about the rescue from the jungle. He stresses upon the importance of radio as he states how he called for help from his radio. Audio explains about Walbridge's rescue from the jungle. Walbridge emphasizes upon the importance of a survival kit.
United States F-105Ds and F-105Fs return after a mission in North Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Eight F-105s fly in formation of four. F-105s in flight over head. Flakes burst in mid air. A F-105 climbs as another United states F-105D comes in for landing. Aircraft lands and taxis along the runway as it returns after air striking north Vietnamese positions during the Vietnam War. A number of F-105Ds land and taxi along as a parachute opens at the tail section of the plane.