North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) marines of the America,Turkey and Greece on a maneuver under air cover off the coast of Turkey. USS Franklin D Roosevelt (CV-42) and the USS Columbus (CA-74) at sea. The U.S. aircraft on the carrier deck. Officers talk and study papers. Marines raise the flags of the countries. A signalman directs the aircraft. The aircraft takes off from the carrier deck. Aircraft in flight. Soldiers aboard the landing craft as they move to the Turkey shore. The soldiers move inland. NATO officers observe the maneuver. Commander-in-chief of the NATO forces Robert Bostwick Carney observes through binoculars. The soldiers disembark from the landing crafts. The NATO soldiers move inland.
Men lined on a bench turkey plucking competition at Ottman and Company building in New York. Plucked turkeys piled in front of them. The winner plucking 30 turkeys in 50 minutes is presented a turkey. The turkey flaps in his hands. A slow motion segment shows a man in the competition yawning while pulling off turkey feathers.
First Lady of the United States, Mrs. Patricia Nixon receives thanksgiving turkeys from National Turkey Federation in the White House, Washington DC. Officials present Mrs Nixon with turkeys. White House officials watch the turkeys. Mrs Nixon watches the turkeys and talks to the officials.
Man behind a rafter of turkeys in Sudbury, Massachusetts. A turkey with its wattle neck and fan shaped tails. View of roasted turkey. Chef slices the cooked turkey, and he along with two guests eats a slice of the roasted turkey.
Major catastophe events of the year 1952. Views of destruction on the ground in Elizabeth, New Jersey, after American Airlines flight 6780, a Convair 240, crashed into a house at Williamson and South Streets on January 22, 1952. Burned wreckage and devastation seen at the crash site in Elizabeth following the crash and subsequent explosions damaging or destroying multipole houses in the 600 block of Williamson Street. In the first few seconds of the clip, the Battin High School for Girls is seen in the background. The school was adjacent to the crash but not hit. Narrator also describes the crash of an Army transport plane in California which killed 86 soldiers, but no images of that crash are shown. Next scenes shift to England, on September 6, 1952, as a de Havilland DH.110 jet aircraft, piloted by John Derry, explodes in midair after achieving Mach 1 and then beginning a left bank and climb at 450 knots during the 1952 Farnborough Airshow. Spectators at the British air show are seen on the ground in the area below the explosion and where debris rained down on the crowd causing deaths and injuries. Engines from the blown-up DH.110 plane (prototype, ID WG236) are seen hurtling through the sky toward Observation Hill immediately after the mid-air explosion. Scenes show crowd working to tend to the wounded and shocked families and children crying.
Views of a poultry farm of domestic turkeys in Westley California. A man feeding the turkeys. The flock of turkeys jumps over a culvert filled with water. An old man sharpens and axe against a grinding wheel and tests its edge with his finger. This flock of turkeys will be killed for Thanksgiving in Westley, California.