Opens showing views of the U.S. Pavilion at the Brussels Fair. An array of international flags and artistic fountains grace the Pavilion. Glimpse of the relatively plain Exhibition Hall of the Soviet Union. Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser shakes hand with Nikita Khrushchev 1st Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Nasser speaking to the 600-member assembly of the new United Arab Republic (encompassing Egypt and Syria). Arabs marching with banners. King Faisal II of Iraq and his uncle, Abdul Ilah, step to a podium. Faisal II riding in a horse-drawn carriage. View of seaport in Lebanon. A U.S. Naval task force is visible, arriving in response to a request for aid from Lebanon. U.S. marines in an amphibious landing near Beirut. They establish a beachhead as local Lebanese watch and applaud. The marines load artillery and ammunition on the beach. The scene changes to the island of Quemoy in the Taiwan Strait, where entrenched KMT troops of Chiang Kai-Shek, are seen scrambling as they undergo constant shelling from mainland China. The American Destroyer, USS Ammen (DD-527) is seen underway on patrol in the Taiwan Strait. U.S. Navy vessels provide relief supplies to the bombarded Islands in the Taiwan Strait. Landing craft are loaded with essential supplies for delivery. Sailors are seen throwing sacks of foodstuffs over their ship railing into a landing craft below. A line of laden landing craft follow in the wake of a Navy ship. The cold war scene shifts to West Berlin, Germany, where high rise housing is shown and citizens are seen going about their daily activities. A large sign in German warns that one will be leaving West Berlin immediately by passing the sign. Views of damaged buildings left untouched in East Berlin. Militia in black uniforms perform close order drills in the midst of destruction around them in East Berlin. Street sign identifies Unter Den Linden. The formerly elegant avenue is seen virtually deserted. A horse-drawn carriage moves along and men push a cart full of supplies. Bicyclists ride along the side of the street. Headquarters of the 4-powers administration building is seen without a Soviet flag. French, American, and British soldiers stand guard. (Soviets are absent.)
American Red Cross in Taiwan during Second Taiwan Strait Crisis. On grounds of the U.S. Taiwan Defense Command facility, a view of the Dispensary building. An officer enters the dispensary. James O' Donnell, Taiwan Base Command Field Director and a Red Cross Gray Lady leave the dispensary. They walk past a large sign that reads 'Taiwan Base Command' and has smaller signs on it pointing to various buildings and facilities on the base.
American Red Cross in Taiwan during Second Taiwan Strait Crisis. American Red Cross dispensary in compound of U.S. Taiwan Defense Command in Taipei. Red Cross Gray Lady comes out of the building. She enters Post Exchange and shops inside. She pays cash at the counter. She gets into a pedicab and drives off. She enters a hospital in the west compound and talks to sick servicemen. She gives them cigarettes. A serviceman lying in bed pays for the cigarettes.
American Red Cross in Taiwan during Second Taiwan Strait Crisis. American Red Cross Field Director Samuel H. Varonok and an airmen walk past tents. Field Director talks to an airmen. A sign outside the tent reads 'American Red Cross Field Director'. Field Director Samuel talks to an officer as the airmen walks up to them. He talks to the airmen and notes down on paper.
American Red Cross in Taiwan during Second Taiwan Strait Crisis. American Red Cross Gray Lady washes syringes in a tray. She helps to fold a sheet. Red Cross worker plays an indoor game with a sick serviceman. She writes down on a paper as she talks to the serviceman. Two Red Cross workers in a pedicab as they drive away.
Nike-Hercules missile site in Taiwan during Second Taiwan Strait Crisis. American Red Cross Field Director Howard D. Hoops walks up to a trailer and talks to an officer. He walks to the tracking radar and talks to personnel on duty at the radar. He shakes hands with a man. Nike-Hercules missiles as a jeep arrives. A U.S. Army officer shakes hands with an officer seated in the jeep. Jeep pulls away. Field Director Hoops comes out of a building. He talks to other officers. A sign reads 'C Batry 71st Art IFC' Field Director Hoops comes out of a building and gets in the jeep and drive away.