A biographical documentary shows the life of Dwight David Eisenhower who was the President of the United States from 1953 to 1961. Eisenhower travels in Europe as the Supreme Commander of the NATO forces. Paris: The Eiffel Tower in the background. Dwight David Eisenhower and officers salute. Others stand near him. Statues on a wall outside a building. Dwight David Eisenhower comes out of a car. A guard with sword in his hand at the entrance. Eisenhower walks inside the building with a French officer. He is greeted by an official. He is seated with another officer. People seated at a round table in a conference hall. Netherlands: A plane lands. Soldiers are gathered. They salute. Eisenhower walks with officers. The 'Schiphol' near Amsterdam. Bikes move ahead of a car. The car parked in front of the Cabinet of the Minister President at the Dutch Ministry of General Affairs. He meets other officers. A building. He comes out of a car. The flag of Norway. London : The Big Ben. Eisenhower arrives at the Ministry of Defense and greets the waiting public. He addresses officials. People sit and take notes. Portugal: A city square. Eisenhower walks with officers and officials. Frankfurt: An aircraft is stationed. Eisenhower is greeted by an officer. He watches soldiers marching. He salutes the soldiers.
International exchange CAP (Civil Air Patrol) cadets meet members of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team at Crosley Park in Cincinnati Ohio. CAP cadets from Netherlands talk to Reds manager and Hall of Fame second baseman Rogers Hornsby. Hornsby explains purpose of a baseball bat. Cadets watch infield practice, with #15 Rocky Bridges sliding into third base where #14 Grady Hatton is standing. Cadets crowd around batting cage while #24 Bob Borowski takes swings. Hornsby signs a baseball. Closeup of ball with Hornsby's signature. Closeup of 1953 Reds scorecard. Cadets sit in dugout, talking to Reds player.
Two U.S. Air Force F-80 shooting star jets fly overhead and then demonstrate bombing on a field in the Netherlands. NATO observers watch from a hillside next to a large windmill. Explosions are set off in the field, creating moderate-sized billowing mushroom clouds. NATO Infantrymen jump up from camouflaged positions and charge. General Alfred Greunther, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, walks with a NATO officer. He boards a helicopter and departs.
Crown Princess Beatrix of Netherlands, on visit to Los Angeles, California. She stands with others in a courtyard as U.S. and Netherlands National Anthems are played over speaker system. Flags of the U.S. and Netherlands are displayed. The Princess holds large bouquet of flowers, that she gives to attendant as she moves to a small stage with microphones, where she is interviewed. One microphone carries letters KNX.
North Sea flood in Kortgene, Netherlands. The houses submerged in water. A street flooded with water. A view of the damaged houses and wreckage on the flooded street. The homeless people gather together and walk on a road. The wreckage in the town. A group of homeless people. A car drives on a road in the background. An official speaks to the homeless people. The damage in the villages. A sign reads 'Kortgene'. The wooden logs scattered on the road. People at a dock. The official walks down a gangplank and boards a small boat. People wave to him. The boat leaves the dock. A boat underway in the background.
A NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) air show in the Netherlands on the 49th Anniversary of Dutch Air Force. Spectators in the stands. Formations of Dutch Gloster Meteor jet fighters, U.S. Air Force B-36 Peacemaker bombers, RAF (Royal Air Force) Hawker Hunter jet fighters, USAF B-47 Stratojet bombers in flight.