NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Air Defense exercises in Southern Europe. United States jet fighter aircraft Sabre Jet and Thunderjet aircraft participate in the exercise. An aircraft stands stationary on an airbase. A pilot seated in the cockpit. The plane taxis. Activities on the air base for preparation of the Air Defense exercises. A fuel tank advances towards the aircraft. Refueling of the aircraft. The pilot seated in the cockpit.
United States jet fighter aircraft Sabre Jet and Thunderjet aircraft participate in air defense exercises in Southern Europe. NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Air Defense exercises. An instructor briefs the pilots in a room. The pilots wear flight gear. Automobiles on the air base. The planes are inspected before the flight. The pilots seated in the cockpit. The pilots lower the aircraft canopies. A man fires a rifle. An officer looks through binoculars. Men seated in the control room. Planes in flight. A plane takes off. Several planes take off. Planes in flight in formation.
U.S. propaganda piece about threats by communists against various European countries. The Czechoslovak coup and demonstrations. Czech citizens moving on a street in Czechoslovakia during a strike forcing conservative elements to resign from the cabinet. Scenes of police brutality and beatings against strikers. Communists take over the police. Czech President Edvard Benes with conservative politicians in a government building. Huge crowd on a street. Police clashing with crowd. Czech Prime Minister Klement Gottwald with officials. President Edvard Benes, facing possible civil war or invasion by the Soviet Union, accepts a Communist cabinet. He is seen signing documents to that effect on February 25, 1948. Other officials beside President Benes during the signing. View of the first President of Czechoslovakia Tomas Masaryk's son, Jan Masaryk, who remained the Foreign Minister, and did not agree to the new government. Two days later Jan Masaryk is discovered dead. The body of Jan Masaryk in a coffin. Edvard Benes, who resigned in June 1948 after refusing to sign the communist constitution, is seen walking slowly outside the Parliament using a cane. A guard saluting Benes. View of the body of Edvard Benes, who died in September 1948, laying in a coffin. Mourning citizens offering flowers and cry. Officials bearing the coffin. Shift several years later to street strikes in East Germany in 1953. People during a strike and riot in Poland in 1956. Russian tanks moving on a street and Soviet soldiers are seen. Elevated view of panic and Polish citizens fleeing soldiers. October 1956: Student demonstrators on street in Budapest Hungary during the Hungarian Uprising of 1956. Soviet Russian red star is toppled by crowds from a building roof in a sign of defiance. Russian troops respond with tanks on the streets in Hungary. Crowd fights back. Russians retreat. Crowd overwhelms local police. Imre Nagy, Prime Minister of Hungary, ascends steps. Hungarian crowd on streets burn communist books and papers. Russian tanks invade Hungary to crush revolt. Tanks fire guns on Hungarian street. Imre Nagy's execution announced June 17, 1958.
Graduation Ceremony for graduates of U.S. Army Military Police training course at Fort Gordon, Georgia, United States. Military Police (MPs) are honored by officers in a program. Friends and families seated in chairs to attend the outdoor program. Flags flying at the ceremony include some from other nations. Military Policemen on duty. A radion operator and a desk sergeant. An MP seated in a car. He talks over a telephone. The car is driven on a Military Base road. MPs directing army vehicles in a snow covered area. MPs carry and injured soldier in the snow. Change of scene to the Archway into Caserma Passalacqua, Verona, Italy, site of U.S. Army SETAF (Southern European Task Force) Headquarters. A 1956 Chevrolet Military Police car drives out of the SETAF gate with an American Military Policeman and an Italian Policeman inside. They drive and then park near the Verona Roman Arena and Palazzo Barbieri. They then patrol on foot together. Street scenes of Verona in that area.
Military leaders and officials attend ceremony officially opening the new Headquarters of the Allied Forces Southern Europe (AFSOUTH), in Naples, Italy. U.S. Admiral William M. Fechteler, Commander, AFSOUTH, gives dedication speech. Other Allied military leaders and officials seated in chairs listen. Allied army, marines and navy troops stand at attention. Guests are seated in chairs attending the ceremony. The flags of the NATO nations are raised. Officers salute. A sign: 'Quartiere Generale Forze Alleate, Sud Europa'. The flag of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is raised.
Anti-communist protestors riot in support of the Hungarian Uprising of 1956, and against Soviet efforts to stop the Hungarian revolution. The crowds demonstrate holding torch light and banners in West Berlin. People set a structure on fire during the demonstration in Paris, France. People outside the Communist Party Headquarters in Amsterdam, Netherlands demonstrate. The angry crowd throws objects at the Felix Meritis building, located at 324 Keizersgracht, Centrum, Amsterdam, Netherlands, site of the offices of the Communist Party of the Netherlands. Broken glass in a window outside the headquarters offices of the Communist Party of the Netherlands.. The protestors seen people outside the Felix Meritis building.