Division of Vietnam into North and South Vietnam as Indochina war ends up in Vietnam. Aerial view of cratered battle ground, with smoke rising, at Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam, in March, 1954. A French A-26 Invader aircraft flying above some clouds and pilot in cockpit using radio. French paratroops, dropping from C-47 aircraft, and landing, to reinforce troops dug in at Dien Bien Phu. French artillery firing and rounds exploding in the distance. French troops moving through brush, and carrying wounded back out. Citizens on streets of Hanoi, North Vietnam, scrounging for scraps to eat. An old woman hunkered down in a doorway. A mother with a young boy. French troops crossing a bridge as they surrender following the siege at Dien Bien Phu. North Vietnamese troops entering Hanoi. Delegates at the Geneva conference of 1954, in the Palais des Nations, including representatives of the Soviet Union, the United States, France, the United Kingdom, and the People’s Republic of China, among others. Closeup of Soviet delegation, with Foreign Minister, Vyacheslav Molotov, second from left. View of the North Vietnamese delegation, and delegate Ta Quang Buu, Vice Minister of Defense of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam), and Head of their Military Delegation, signing the accords. Closeup of one treaty page, with his signature, as Minister of Defense, and that of Henri, Deltiel, Brigadier General, who signed for the Commander in Chief of all French Forces in Indochina. OUtdoors. After the conference, Soviet Foreign Minister, Molotov shakes hands with Chou En-lai, Chinese Foreign Minister. Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister,Andrei Gromyko, wearing a hat, is standing behind Molotov. A long line of refugees fleeing to the South, from North Vietnam. A 1954 map showing the division of North and South Vietnam at the 19th parallel. Mist settled among mountain tops. South Vietnamese people engaged in agricultural pursuits and building new dwellings. South Vietnamese placing ballots in boxes during elections. Brief glimpse of the glamorous Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu, defacto First Lady of South Vietnam, dressed in ao dai and wearing dark glasses, as she leaves a polling place. Farmers dressed in traditional conical hats (non la) working in grain fields, and reaping and carrying cut grain on poles in the South. Beautiful view of fishermen and boats silhouetted against sky, with tall limestone islands in background, at Ha Long Bay, North Vietnam (incorrectly implying it shows South Vietnamese in peaceful pursuits). South Vietnamese at work building structures with concrete blocks. A car with bullet holes in the windshield, draws attention on busy street in South Vietnam. Closeup of murdered man inside on floor of car. Scenes of vandalism at a house. Viet Minh guerillas moving through jungles and setting fires to straw roofed houses. Remains of a destroyed dwelling. Bodies of South Vietnamese killed, according to the narrator, by "Viet Cong pursuasion squads." A framed picture of Ho Chi Minh, over a North Vietnamese star flag.
Actor Larry Hagman, plays role of a U.S. Airman being entertained as guest in a British home, where differences in daily life are discussed . Examples of notable British manufacturing. A British Canberra jet bomber taking off. A class A4 streamlined 4-6-2 British steam locomotive, bearing British Railways number 60027 (Named Kingfisher and built at Doncaster Works). Pistons moving on large British marine engine. Fabric printing and manufacture.
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill being honored in England. Queen Elizabeth II gets out from her palace in a horse buggy. A clock tower. Large crowd of civilians and guards lined up on either side as the royal parade pass by. The guard salutes the Queen. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill,Prime Minister of the United Kingdom seated beside the Queen. Churchill's portrait in the background. Sir Winston Churchill delivers a speech. Dignitaries and members gathered during the ceremony. Dignitaries greet Queen and Churchill as they leave.
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Churchill on his 80th birthday in London, England. Officials and dignitaries seated in Westminster Hall. A group on a stage plays music. Officials and dignitaries along with Churchill arrive in the hall and sit on the stage. People seated in the hall applaud. Clement Attlee stands at a podium and speaks into a microphone. He congratulates Churchill and wishes him many many happy returns for the day. A portrait of Winston Churchill by the artist Graham Sutherland is revealed, a gift from both Houses to the Prime Minister. The dignitaries hands over a book to the Prime Minister. Winston Churchill stands at the podium opens the book. Officials and dignitaries seated on the stage listen and react as he speaks.
U.S. Servicemen deploying to the United Kingdom watch an orientation film contrasting U.S. and British sports. U.S. teams play football. Americans gather in the stadium and they cheer and applaud. Cheerleaders cavort. In contrast, scenes of British sports are show, including: Steeplechase horse racing; Cricket; Rugby; and Soccer.
The government crashes in the United Kingdom. In Ballater, Scotland : King George V of the United Kingdom reviews honor guard. The King drives away in a car. In London, England : United Kingdom Prime Minister James Ramsay MacDonald with his Labour party members and leaders of the Conservatives liberals to form his cabinet.