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.
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.
ewsreel clip on the Atlanta Braves bringing major league baseball to the South. View of the downtown Atlanta skyline in 1966, followed by view of Atlanta Stadium. Thousands of people line the streets to welcome the Braves in a pre-game parade that proceeds South along Peachtree Street towards Five Corners, in the heart of the city. View of road sign at Peachtree and Houston streets. Banners reading "Welcome Braves." One car carries coach Ken Silvestri, Ken Johnson (#30), and Hank Fischer (#34). Closeup of them waving to the crowd. An intrepid boy watching from atop a traffic light. Boys and girls standing in front of adults on the sidewalk. One small boy sits on the sidewalk curb. The Players ride in wide 1960s-style open convertible cars and wave to the crowd. Other players seen include #19 Dennis Menke, #43 Rico Carty, and #35 Phil Niekro. Views inside Atlanta Stadium, filled with 50,000 spectators for the first game. Tony Cloninger delivers a pitch for the Braves, who would go onto to lose this game and the next.
The crew men work on flight deck with fire hoses all over the deck area of USS Oriskany (CVA-34) aircraft carrier in South China Sea, off South Vietnam. Several men holding fire hoses and spread water all over the deck above a fire burning below. smoke is seen seeping through the deck. A helicopter flies over the deck area. Men running through smoke to rescue crewmen. Four men carry an injured on a stretcher. Smoke spreads all over the ship.
Burning Aircraft Carrier, USS Oriskany (CVA-34) off South Vietnam. Fire resulted from accidental ignition of flares. Three officers in the cabin, one of them sitting on the table top, while other two are on chairs and are engaged in an informal conversation (on same reel of footage, taken before the fire). View as sailors rip material from ship's side to gain access to fire. Smoke billows from side of ship. Several sailors run from area of heavy smoke, to get breath of fresher air. Injured sailor carried on stretcher.
Accidental fire aboard the USS Oriskany (CVA-34) from burning flare, while she was operation off the coast of Vietnam. Men from damage control party don breathing apparatus. A-4E type aircraft parked on flight deck. Men gather around a scorched A-4E aircraft. Control party holds fire hoses all over the deck area. Medics move several injured crew members on rolling stretchers.