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.
Children in various countries at play. American boys playing soccer on a slightly muddy pitch surrounded by trees. Boys playing on bicycles along a paved path in an otherwise fairly barren landscape. Boys and hitting and catching a ball (probably in South Asia). English speaking boys and girls pulling on a rope in a tug of war. Asian children in a school yard playground. African children seated in a circle as one runs around them in a game. An Asian boy flying a kite. Barbed wire and title of film: "In pursuit of Peace." German boys playing in mud near apartment buildings. Concrete Berlin Wall barrier nearby topped by barbed wire. An East German policemen monitoring a no man's land between East and West Germany. East German police in a guard tower at the barrier. Sound of dogs barking. Several soldiers in practice drill with an artillery piece . One armed soldier wears brown beret with crown and wreath insignia. An automobile is stopped by a sentry as it enters a military compound. A soldier in the compound wears Pakistani military insignia. Sentry checks papers of car's occupants. An Arab man looking through binoculars. His hat displays insignia badge of the Arab Legion with crown of the Hashemite Kingdom flanked by two crossed swords surrounded by a wreath. Sound of call to prayer from minaret is heard in background. View of ancient wall with statue of a woman and child in center, flanked by two outlook towers. A cross is displayed on face of wall between the statue above and an entrance way below. A soldier in steel helmet with netting, looks out over a stone wall (near time frame of Arab-Israeli Six Day War). Barbed wire and an arid valley are seen in the middle east. Two different shots of nuclear weapon test blasts or atomic bomb blasts are then seen. The first includes view of blast wave particles or shock wave approaching the camera position.
United States Marine Corps arrive by a ship in South East Asia. Cargo net of supplies being hoisted from the deck of a supply ship. A number of LVTP (Landing Vehicles, Tracked, Personnel) underway in formation. A net with supplies being lowered on the landing vehicles from a United States ship. The net full of wooden boxes. A number of LCVP (Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel) heading towards a beachhead. United States Marine Corps come out of the vehicles and run towards the beach with M-14 rifles in hand.