Mission over Marshalling yards: bombing in Saint Paul, France. Aerial views of city. Targets in city. Explosion over targets.
U.S. President Dwight D Eisenhower tours USS Saint Paul (CA-73) at Manila Bay in Philippines. President Eisenhower and Mrs Eisenhower are greeted by Admiral Griffin and Captain Maurer aboard the ship. The President speaks to two naval officers. A plaque on quarter deck reads "United States 7th Fleet, Flagship USS Saint Paul'. A bouquet of flowers on a table in the wardroom. Picture of USS Saint Paul on the wall. A brochure of USS Saint Paul and Admiral Griffin's hat on table. A note reads 'Welcome aboard USS Saint Paul, Mr President'.
Opens with scenes of aviators unsuccessful attempts to cross the Atlantic in pursuit of the Orteig Prize. Failed attempt by Fonck in his Sikorsky aircraft as he headed for Paris on September 21, 1926. French aviator René Paul Fonck standing beside his aircraft before takeoff. Fonck's plane taxiing for takeoff. View of the plane crashed and consumed in fire and smoke. Crash of Byrd's Fokker plane on April 16, 1927, injuring Byrd and crewmen Noville and Bennett. View of Byrd in uniform before the crash. View of the crash as Byrd's plane is seen tumbling nose over on landing. Failure of Chamberlin's Bellanca aircraft carrying Chamberlin and two little girl passengers. The plane stalls at landing but passengers are safe. Next scene of crash of plane carrying Davis and Wooster on April 26, 1927 near Langley Field, Virginia, killing both men. The crashed plane beside a swamp. View of France's Charles Nungesser and Francois Coli before their attempt in L'Oiseau Blanc (The White Bird). Plane with Nungesser and Coli taking off; it disappeared after taking off from Paris, with the last sighting of it over Ireland. View of Charles Lindbergh and then also of Lindbergh and his mother, and of the Spirit of Saint Louis on May 20, 1927 before his successful Atlantic Crossing to Le Bourget at Paris on May 21, 1927. The aircraft being backed out of a hangar and being fueled. Captain Charles Augustus Lindbergh enters the cockpit. The Spirit of Saint Louis Wright Whirlwind powered monoplane taxiing and taking off slowly from Roosevelt Field in New York, heavily burdened by fuel. Aerial view of the Spirit of St Louis in flight, taken from another airplane. Charles Lindbergh crosses the Atlantic in the plane 'Spirit of St. Louis'. Charles Lindbergh is greeted by huge crowd in Paris. Views of crowds, dignitaries and celebrations as he is welcomed by people in Paris, Brussels and London. Also views of his receptions in Washington DC and New York City in the United States in June 1927.
Saint Paul's Cathedral in London, England. Vehicles pass nearby the Cathedral. Steam roller levels off rubble. A man operates crane and shovel. Devastated buildings near by the Cathedral. Domes of the Cathedral. Demolished Guild Hall. Heap of debris on ground.
A man climbs a heap of debris near Saint Paul's Cathedral in London, England. Containers nearby debris. People stand. Man dumps debris in the containers. Crane operates in the background. A fireman holds water hose and puts water at the place of fire accident.
Pope Paul VI becomes the first Pontiff to visit the United States. Aerial view of buildings and skyscrapers of New York. Brief external view of Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Pope Paul VI leads a prayer at Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Aerial view of United Nations Building. Pope Paul VI addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York, calling the UN a man's last hope for peace.