A military parade at Fort Jackson in South Carolina, United States. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill on a review stand. U.S. Army soldiers march past the Prime Minister. Army trucks and vehicles pass in review. Aircraft in flight as paratroopers jump. Parachutes descend and land. Churchill looks at the paratroopers as he speaks over a hand radio.
Neighbors build a home for United States World War II hero and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Thomas Eugene Atkins, in the United States. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson presents land and the home to the war hero. Atkins, a U.S. Army Private and war hero during service in the Philippines, shakes hands with Anderson. Atkins walks with his wife into the house. An plaque on the wall of the house commemorating the gift. Atkins and his neighbors eating during a country barbecue in Campobello South Carolina near Spartanburg, South Carolina.
General Dwight D Eisenhower sitting in car, waves during his campaign in United States. Eisenhower stands on a stage at a rally in front of the South Carolina State House. Mamie Eisenhower seen at the South Carolina rally. Views from train of Green Bay Wisconsin train station as Eisenhower campaign arrives. People carry signs that read "Welcome Ike - Citizens for Eisenhower and Nixon". Adlai Stevenson greets a crowd while campaigning. President Harry S Truman with his wife on the back of a railroad car during a "whistle stop" tour of North Dakota. Native American Indian people gather. A Native American Indian chief on the railroad car with President Truman and his wife, Bess Truman.
Reserve airmen of a Recovery Unit in South Carolina. Airman gets in car and drives. Reserve airmen ready the field for use. Reserve airmen and officers of a Recovery Squadron gives a Readiness test at North Field near Columbia,South Carolina. United States Air Force (USAF) C-123B Provider transport aircraft taxis for landing. Reserve airmen check the aircraft and crew for radiation. Wounded men are evacuated by ambulance. Airman operates a radio. USAF C-124A Globemaster II cargo aircraft with modified radome nose lands at airfield. Emergency vehicles drive onto the runway.
A summary report purporting to reflect phases of Japanese so-called "Tanaka Plan" beginning with Conquest of Manchuria, followed by Conquest of China; establishment of bases in South Pacific; and Conquest of the United States. Animated map shows pressure by German forces in offensive against Soviet Union and illustrates German air war against Britain. Scenes of bombing destruction in Britain, including overturned double-decker bus in ruins of buildings. A Nelson Class British battleship viewed from dead ahead. She is followed by the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious. The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC. American newspaper headline reads:"Navy Bill Passes House." and "Huge Sum Voted for Two Ocean Navy." A line of U.S. Navy battleships underway, led by the USS Mississippi (BB-41). A field full of U.S. M3 Lee tanks moving in formation, as they are overflown by several Douglas B-18 bombers. Assembled Japanese leaders in a forum. Japanese Naval officers in a planning conference. Closeup shows Admirals Shigeyoshi Inoue and Raizō Tanaka pointing at a chart and conversing as other officers look on. Next, bomb bursts and black smoke rises as the attack on Pearl Harbor is underway. The USS West Virginia, USS Tennessee, and the USS Arizona, burning on Battleship row, during the attack. Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek with staff officers walks to a waiting car. Forces allied with China, including American troops marching; British troops marching; and Dutch Colonial troops marching (in Batavia, the Capital of the Dutch East Indies). Japanese troops continuing their conquest of China, firing a field piece, and infantry charging. Newspapers announce Japanese advances into Malay Peninsula and Hong Kong. Others cite fall of Singapore fortress and of Corregidor (6 May, 1942). Animated map shows Japanese occupation encompassing Indo-china, Thailand,and Burma (with loss of the Burma road) all of which compounded China's war efforts.
Dixiecrat democrats of the States' Rights Democratic Party at convention in Birmingham Alabama (after rejecting civil rights in platform of the 1948 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Pennsylvania). People in favor of continued racial segregation enter the building of 'State Rights Democrat' along with flag of United States to revolt against the civil rights plank of the Truman-Barkley ticket. William Henry Davis "Alfalfa Bill" Murray, a vocal proponent of racial segregation, is seen and flags behind him include a confederate flag. Dixie Democrats (The States' Rights Democratic Party) hold their own convention. Banners of states of Alabama and Mississippi in convention hall, with representatives who abandoned the democratic convention at Philadelphia. Fielding Lewis Wright, Democratic politician, and Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi, stands among Democrats. Governor James Strom Thurmond of South Carolina speaks and denounces efforts by the federal government and says that the country is on the path of being a totalitarian state. Strom Thurmond gets the State's Rights Party nomination for President of the United States.