An aircraft flies over tress as it prepares to land at Tom le Chom airstrip in Vietnam. Broken branches of trees lie on the ground as the plane approaches the airstrip. Plane lands using at an airstrip filled with water puddles and runs over it.
Thomas Schelling, a Professor of Economics with specialization in arms control at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Close up of clock tower at Harvard. View of Harvard Yard and statue of John Harvard with students nearby. Tom Schelling smokes a pipe while walking through Harvard Yard. Professor Tom Schelling teaching a class at Harvard. View of outside of the Center for International Affairs at Harvard. Tom Schelling compiles newspaper cuttings and goes through papers at the Center for International Affairs. Tom Schelling on a flight. View of airplane wing and propeller through passenger window. Wide shot of Rand Corporation in California. View of Capitol Building in Washington D.C. from a moving car. Wide shots of Pentagon Building in Arlington Virginia as Tom Schelling arrives at the Pentagon parking lot via taxi and climbs the steps to enter the Department of Defense at the Pentagon. As an adviser to the United States, Schelling participates in a meeting with military officers to discuss issues of national defense and arms control. Professor Schelling at his home with his family in Lexington, Massachusetts near the town green where the American Revolutionary War began. Thomas Schelling walks with his wife, Corinne Tigay Saposs, and their four sons, Robert Schelling, Daniel Schelling, Tom Schelling Jr., and Andrew Schelling. At night he is seen recording lectures and articles with the help of a tape recorder.
View of the first three U.S. B-52 bombers (of a force of 15) landing at U-Tapao Airbase, Thailand on April 10, 1967. These bombers hit targets in Vietnam on their way to U-Tapao. (The entire force arrived during the period from April through July, 1967, on temporary assignment from the Strategic Air Command 4433rd Bomb Wing at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam.) The B-52s are under the command of the SAC 3rd Air Division. The aircraft land with wing flaps down and deploy drag chutes to slow their ground rolls.Officers of the 4258th Strategic Wing,and Royal Thai Air Force greet the arriving aircrews. The event is recorded by photographers, along with newsmen from Japan, Thailand, United States and Philippines.
Segment of movie showing activities of Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. It was captured by U.S. and South Vietnam forces during Operation Junction City, in 1967. It shows Viet Cong digging deep trench in the jungle, circa 1965.
Big Picture depicts the U.S. soldiers in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Paintings of United States soldiers and firing of artillery during the Vietnam War in Vietnam. A CH-47 helicopter lands at hilltop fire base. U.S. troops on patrol First Lieutenant leads a squad. They ignite orange smoke flare to mark landing zone for Huey chopper (Bell UH-1 helicopter) that lands and picks them up. View of squad inside helicopter. U.S. troops sweep for mines. U.S. tanks equipped for mine clearing. Huey chopper fires missiles. Tank fires artillery. U.S. artillerymen fire 155 mm long tom gun. Soldier fires fully automatic hand-held weapon.
U.S. Marines in action in the Northern Provinces of South Vietnam, near the DMZ. They are seen in full combat gear, carrying small arms, including recoilless weapons, as they move across green fields where smoke is rising. Next, they are seen spread out and moving across muddy rice paddies. A U.S.jet fighter streaks across a shoreline at low altitude. Views from a Marine jet fighter bomber dropping bombs on Viet Cong targets from low altitude. Explosions on the ground are seen from behind the aircraft as it passes. Brief view from ground of bomb striking and black smoke rising. Closeup (in 1969) of two McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantoms from U.S. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232 (with Red devil insignia on their tails) flying in tight formation. View of pilot in front cockpit an F-4. Aerial view from below of the pair of F-4s. Closeup view from below, as an F-4 releases ordnance in flight. A huge explosion fills the screen as film title slate appeared reading: "Counterpunch." (narrated by Jack Webb). Sign at Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro, California, is shown. Marine sentry at entrance checks identifications of persons arriving at the gatehouse. Marines seen firing mortars, during training. A C-47 transport airplane airdrops supplies to Marines on the ground. Marines in jeeps drive across sand where a bulldozer is working on an airfield under construction. Front view glimpse of a Douglas A-4 Skyhawk aircraft taking off. A pair of Marine Boeing CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters in flight. Group of U.S. Marine Corps officers looking over a model of terrain while being briefed by a Lieutenant Colonel during training "Operation Alligator Hide" in 1967, at the White Beach Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California. Closeup of the detailed mockup of the terrain. Another officer briefs about the use of F-4 and A-4 aircraft support prior to a helicopter assault. Bombs exploding near a bridge. Marines using small 4-wheeled self-propelled open vehicles as they move along a hillside during the exercise. A Captain at a field command post states he will mark a target with white phosphorus (Willy Pete). A tank is seen maneuvering. Pilot is seen responding from cockpit of an A-4 Skyhawk aircraft. An M48A3 Medium Tank is seen on the ground and two F-4s of Squadron 232 in the air. The tank crew fires a white phosphorus round into the hillside, where it generates white smoke. An F-4 is seen flying low toward the area and a bomb explodes on the marked target. Amphibious training is seen, with Marines charging a beach from a landing craft; a tank wading ashore; Marines hit the beach from an LVTP-5 (Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Personnel); Fighter bomber dropping a bomb from offshore; glimpse of Douglas A-4 Skyhawk.