U.S. Air Force C-130 airdrop operations in 1968, during Vietnam War. C-130 aircraft in flight. View of supplies being airdropped. View from inside cabin of a C-130, as South Vietnamese paratroopers jump from the aircraft. A heavy pallet of supplies being pulled onto a runway by parachutes, from the rear of a low-flying C-130. Scene shifts to October 14, 1973,at Lod International Airport, Tel Aviv, Israel, where a U.S. Air Force Military Airlift Command C-5 aircraft is unloading 186,200 pounds of military assistance cargo, at the start of the U.S. "Nickel Grass" airlift operation. Pallets of ammunition are seen being offloaded, followed by a 175mm self-propelled gun, covered with wooden cargo boxes. Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir and other observers watch stand on the airport ramp. Golda Meir meets and greets members of the U.S. Air Force crew.
Battle of Khe Sanh between January 1968 to April 1968. Aircraft in flight after heavy artillery attack by North Vietnam at Khe Sanh. Marines examine map on light table. David E Lownds, Colonel, U.S. Marine Corpse, Commanding officer, Khe Sanh, speaks. Marines repel the North Vietnam attack by making use of heavy artillery. Planes drop bombs. Smoke arises from heavy explosions. Headlines in North Vietnamese newspaper. North Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen Giap's picture in newspaper. Various newspaper headlines. General William Westmoreland instructs his men. Artillery and howitzers fired at Khe Sanh by marines. Various American aircraft take off from airstrip. B-52 bomber plane drops bombs. C-130 transport planes drop parachutes with supplies for marines in fight. Low altitude parachute extraction. Parachute descends from aircraft. Planes land at Khe Sanh. Planes like C-130 and C-123 used in airlift operations. North Vietnam artillery continues fire at Khe Sanh. Combat views. Artillery fire. B-52 bombers drop 500lb and 750lb bombs. Night bombing using radar and sky spot. Marines continue to fight. U.S. officers walk through corridor. Overhead sign reads 'CINCPAC Command Center'. Enemy bombards Khe Sanh. Marines behind sandbags. Marines play, drink coffee, play music and eat at Khe Sanh. Enemy starts attack. Marines moves out of bunkers. Marines advance on ground. Military vehicles move ahead on road. Relief troops march along road. Hidden mines found. Mines explode. Marines get out of helicopters on hill.
From a pro-Nixon "documentary" called "The Nixon Years: Change Without Chaos" covering President Richard Nixon's first four years in office. Released during his 1972 reelection campaign. U.S. Police clash with demonstrators at an anti-Vietnam war protest. A U.S. soldier in Vietnam firing a machine gun into the jungle overgrowth. People burning Vietnam draft cards. Ground and aerial views of riots in Washington DC with burning buildings and smoke rising in neighborhoods beyond the U.S. Capitol. Nixon speaking at a campaign rally of Richard Nixon during Presidential elections of 1968. Nixon with his family stands on a stage at a public meeting. He addresses and large crowd of spectators applaud. Nixon walks on the ramp of U.S. Air Force One (which he called The Spirit of 76) after being elected as the President. Nixon confers to settle the cold war situation aboard. U.S. soldiers march during an operation in Vietnam war. Nixon works in his office to bring down the cost of living and inflation. U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Kissinger and others meet at Paris Peace Conference to talk about the Vietnam war. While addressing the Congress Nixon proposes his initiatives for betterment of civilians. Nixon signs a bill in Congress. He visits the U.S. troops involved in Vietnam. A large number of troops withdrawn from Vietnam. Friends and relatives of American soldiers and sailors receive them with warmth as they return from Vietnam. Happy friends and family at a port doc kiss and hug soldiers returning from Vietnam.
U.S. air strikes in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. M-117 bombs explode near and on road on wooden slopes near river north of Pleiku near Dak To, on 18 August, 1968. USAF (United States Air Force) F-100 Super Sabre jet fighter aircraft drops Mark 82 (Mk.82) high-drag (HD) bombs. The bombs descend and explode on structures in grove of trees near rice paddies 23 miles east of Binh Thuy on 19th August. USAF McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II bomber aircraft drop two Mk.84 HD bombs. The bombs descend and explode near structures in grove of tress in agricultural area 30 miles southwest of Saigon on 19 August, 1968.
A political broadcast, based on the first civil right of every American citizen that is to be free from domestic violence, in the United States prior to the 1968 Presidential Election. Still images show Democratic presidential nominee Hubert Humphrey at the party's convention in Chicago, Illinois. Riots in the United States following assassinations of prominent leader in the African American civil rights movement, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Senator from New York Robert F. Kennedy, in 1968. U.S. soldiers battling the enemy in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. A picture depicting poverty shows a poor family.
Self-portrait of Richard Nixon aired during his 1968 presidential run against Hubert Humphrey and George Wallace in the United States. An interviewer asks Richard Nixon what did he think when he made a decision to run for the President of the United States in 1968. A picture showing Richard Nixon and his wife Pat Nixon. The interviewer asks if he felt any strain on the family. Nixon says he thought of his family first. A picture showing his wife Pat Nixon and daughters Julie Nixon and Tricia Nixon. Nixon calls this presidency more of a challenge in terms of America being involved in the Vietnam War and in the Cold War with the Soviet Union. A photograph shows Richard Nixon with his wife Pat Nixon, daughters Julie and Tricia and Julie's husband David Eisenhower at a beach. He says that present time is different from World Wars I and II because now America is a great power and there should be a best possible leader to lead the nation. Nixon states that America needs a kind of leadership that would obtain peace and avoid war and surrender. A picture of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Nixon.