Television broadcast of U.S. President Richard Nixon's speech from the White House in Washington DC, United States on the withdrawal of remaining U.S. troops from Vietnam on 29th March 1973 during the Vietnam War. The White House. The Seal of the President of the United States. The President talks about that period of the Vietnam War when he joined the office and speaks about the program he initiated to end the war. He says American prisoners are on their way from Vietnam and people of South Vietnam are now free to choose their government. He says North Vietnam is not complying with few provisions of the Peace Agreement. He says that they should honor all those American soldiers who died during the Vietnam War. He refers to the difficult days of the war including the moratorium to end the war which was organized on October 15, 1969 when millions of Americans took day off from work and schools to participate in local demonstrations against the war. Nixon refers to the period of April 1971 when he ordered attacks on Communist bases in Cambodia. He talks about the period of May 1972 when he ordered air strikes in North Vietnam and the period of December 1972 when he ordered more air strikes.
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.
Hippies demonstrate on the north sidewalk of the White House in Washington DC. Long haired , weirdo hippies and their things on Pennsylvania Avenue along a sidewalk in front of the White House. A woman stands with a poster. The poster reads 'Honk For Peace'. Various posters read 'Unity Means Peace', 'In The Name of God, Stop The War', 'Vigil for Peace' and 'Give God A Chance'. Peace demonstrators play guitars. A baby in a pram or stroller. The demonstrators pass out leaflets to pedestrians. Some sleep on a sidewalk and smoke cigarettes. The demonstrators protest the escalation of war ( Vietnam War ) and advocate a march towards the Capitol on May 13, 1972.
U.S. President Richard Nixon speaks about aftermath of immediate withdrawal from the Vietnam War. U.S. prisoners of war taken to press reporters in Vietnam. President confers with U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger at his office. Vietnam War draftees being selected by traditional lottery system. Nixon transforms budget expenditure on human needs. Criminals caught by police walk on roads. Illegal drugs seized by efforts of Nixon administration. Nixon speaks about the opium farming in Turkey during one of his speeches. Customs officers check illegal drug traffic on the border of Mexico and America. Nixon speaks about increased budget to control illegal drug traffic and rehabilitation of drug abusers and drug addicts. 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.
Sammy Davis Jr. and USO troupe entertain sailors aboard the USS Hancock, during her 7th Vietnam Cruise, in 1972. Opening scene shows sailors assembled on Hangar deck of the Aircraft Carrier, USS Hancock (CVA-19). Several parked aircraft are seen. Sailors listen as Davis speaks. Then an announcer asks if they should make the entertainers stay over a day. All shout and applaud in agreement. Distant view of the entertainers on a stage. A sailor (announcer) on stage, comments on the enthusiam of the audience. View from behind sailors standing on improvised platforms at rear of the space. Other random views of sailors in audience. Another distant view of the stage. Random closeups of audience members standing in various locations. Some are perched on hangar equipment. Finally, the camera shows Sammy Davis Jr. onstage with dancers moving behind him rhythmically, as he speaks. He expresses appreciation to the officers and USO officials who made their visit and show possible.
Sammy Davis Jr. and members of his USO troupe of entertainers, step from a CH-47 helicopter on their arrival at Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii, following their Vietnam tour in 1972. Davis is wearing a sailor's uniform. He is accompanied by singer Sondra "Blinky" Williams. They shake hands and chat with soldiers meeting them on the airfield ramp. "Wild sound" including conversations and music is heard in the background, not synched with the moving images. Sammy Davis Jr. and Blinky Williams pose with some of the soldiers. Davis consults with others. Scene shifts to women members of the USO troupe stepping from the helicopter with help from an Army Military policeman. Images end at TC:01:49. Wild sound continues until TC:04:22, where it is replaced by verbal identification of the reel.