Manila Summit Conference to review the efforts for negotiations of a peaceful settlement of the Vietnam war, in South East Asia. An official speaks. View of U.S. White House. A U.S. plane in flight as President Johnson attends a seven nation Summit Conference to be held in Manila. View of Manila city. Miniature flags of South Korea, Thailand, Australia, and New Zealand. President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralín Marcos officiates ceremony. Asian allies soldiers standing. South Korean troops disembark the landing craft to support American military action in Vietnam. U.S. combat troops and U.S. Army helicopters are in action. Asian allies troops move into action in Vietnam.
Lord Louis Mountbatten inspects the 51st Brigade of the 25th Indian Division XV corps in forward area of Buthidaung in Burma. British Lord Mountbatten, Supreme Allied Commander of South East Asia comes. He shakes hand with an officer. Mountbatten speaks with the enlisted men. Lieutenant General S A M Browning, Chief of General staff of South East Asia Command (SEAC) accompanies Mountbatten.
The plight of South East Asian refugees, with focus on role of international organizations in South East Asia. Vietnamese soldiers move into action in grassy field during Vietnam war. Ravages of war showing damaged homes and ruins. Trucks being driven and refugees carry their belongings.
President Lyndon B Johnson gives a speech at the John Hopkins University in Baltimore. He talks about U.S. relations with South Vietnam, peace talks and proposes an aid program. He offers to hold diplomatic discussions to end the war in Vietnam. He states the need for an independent South Vietnam. The President calls upon South East Asia nations for a co-operative economic drive, and asks the United Nations and nations like the Soviet Union to join in. Men working with heavy machinery in a South East Asian industrial plant. Men construct a bridge in Vietnam. The crowd applauds the President's speech. People work on farms, in technical labs, and industries in Vietnam. President Johnson quotes from the Fifth Book of Moses.
Combat Camera Group insignia being put on buildings in South East Asia. A United States Navy photographer looks through a movie camera. The photographer turns a small crank. A man hangs up a sign on the side of a building. Two men in dungarees put up a sign. Two men take photographs. Enlisted men put up a sign on a building. The sign is a Combat Camera Group insignia. A commander looks out of a window. He watches the men. Two men take down the insignia and hand it to men in the foreground. Men hand the insignia to two men up on a ladder. The men install the Combat Camera Group Photographic insignia. The men look at their finished work. The insignia shows a movie camera on a tripod superimposed on a part of the world.
Re-assembling of M-14 rifles in South East Asia. Students sit on benches during a briefing on fire arms. The Pacific Ocean in the background. Men around a table work on M-14 rifles which are broken down. A man works on the bolt section of the M-14 rifles during the reassembling. Students re-assemble the rifles. An instructor looks on. He explains about a weapon to a large group of students. A student stands and asks a question. The class seated on benches listens to the instructor.