Civil self defense exercise to meet the threat of H-bomb attack carried out by citizens of Spokane, Washington. Mass evacuation by all citizens. Business area; women working at office, citizens and school children are guided to walk out. Citizens standing near a bridge. A man gets a clear signal of attack in warning center.
Civil defense exercise attack in Spokane, Washington. A civil defense exercise being carried out to meet the threat of Hydrogen bomb attack. Women technicians at a map as they work to locate the position of the enemy airplane during the exercise. Business center of the city being evacuated and people move out of their homes. National guards patrol the streets. People carrying umbrellas stand in a large group. Chester Brown, Chief Radio Engineer for the city, speaks on phone as the 'all clear signal' is sounded. People walk on street.
At the start of an air show in Spokane, Washington, during World War 2, a U.S..Army Air Force Colonel introduces Brigadier General James G. Parker, Commanding General of the 4th Air Force, headquartered in San Francisco. General Parker says a few words of greeting. People applaud. The Colonel then introduces Air Force Brigadier General Dale V. Gaffney, Commanding General of the Alaska Wing, Air Transport Command. He also says a few words. Then, (sound only) the Colonel introduces a Major, from Spokane, who had survived the Bataan Death March and also successfully escaped from a Japanese prison camp.
Army Air Force Major Samuel Grashio speaks prior to an air show in Spokane, Washington, during World War 2. He is from Spokane, a survivor of the Bataan Death March, and had successfully escaped from a Japanese prison camp. The Major begins to describe his experiences during the fall of Corregidor and Bataan, during the Japanese invasion at the start of World War II in the Pacific. Unfortunately, the sound stops (purposely ?) as he gets into the details of his story.
A football match held at Spokane, Washington. The football match is played between the Texas Christian University and the Washington State University. The match in progress. Players at line of scrimmage. A huge crowd seated in the spectator area. The crowd cheers. Texas Christian University's Horned Frogs win with a 21-7 score.
The U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial original statue during its unveiling ceremony at the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia on November 10, 1951 (This is after the statue had been moved from its original Constitution Avenue location in Washington DC in 1947, and subsequently renovated under sculptor de Weldon's supervision while it was in Quantico.). A sign on the memorial reads "Uncommon valor was a common virtue, 1945." Next scenes show sculptor Felix de Weldon as he works to build the larger Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, which was dedicated in November 1954. Felix de Weldon measuring a model of the flag raising on Iwo Jima made by him. de Weldon and others on his team work to carve the large war memorial in plaster before it is cast in bronze. Views of the sculpted faces of the six Marines who raised the flag on Iwo Jima: Faces of John Bradley, Rene Gagnon, Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, Harlon Block and Michael Strank. Brief glimpse of the original flag raising scene on Mount Suribachi in February 1945. Next scene, circa 1954 or 1955, shows the completed Marine Corps War Memorial in bronze, in Arlington Virginia, with Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial landmarks of Washington DC in the background. Close-up views of faces of a young boy, an elderly woman, and a middle aged man who removes his hat. American flag fluttering in the breeze atop the war memorial.