Riverine Operation in the Vinh Te Canal, Vietnam. A side of the canal as seen from a PBR (Patrol Boat River). Point of view shot from fast moving PBR. The PBR moves at a high speed. Ennis, a Salvage Mechanic First Class, is the PBR patrol officer. A part of the canal seen in the background. The hands of Ennis on a wheel. The port bow of the PBR speeds along the edge of the canal at high speeds. Water sprays on the port bow. Canal embankment as seen from the speeding PBR. The craft keeps away from the center of the canal. Trees line the canal bank. The PBR cruises at a high speed along the edge of the canal. A cluster of trees in the foreground. The PBR speeds down the center of the canal. It zig zags down the canal. A patrol officer looks at a map while holding a conference with a Vietnamese Commander on the bank of the canal. The commander points to an area on the map. He talks to the patrol officer. Village children in the background.
Riverine Operation in the Vinh Te Canal, Vietnam. Several dead Viet Cong soldiers on the ground in brush near water. A young wounded Viet Cong soldier. RVN (Republic of Vietnam) troopers around the wounded boy. A dead Viet Cong along the canal bank. Trees damaged by machine gun fire. PBRs (Patrol Boat River) framed in the foreground. Vietnamese soldiers take care of the wounded Viet Cong boy. A Vietnamese hospital corpsman prepares bandages for him. The wounded boy lying on the grass on his back. Decomposed body of a dead Viet Cong. USN (United States Navy) PBR crewmen bend over the man. A dead Viet Cong soldier with left arm severed at the shoulder.
Riverine Operation in the Vinh Te Canal, Vietnam. A Vietnamese Commander talks to a patrol officer. Village children in the background. Canned goods being presented to the Vietnamese Commander by Ennis, a PBR patrol officer. Three cans of wax beans are presented. A group huddles around a straw hut. Officers and crewmen depart the conference site. Men walk around PBRs (Patrol Boat River). Ennis jumps on the bow of a PBR from the canal embankment. Another man gets aboard. Ennis walks down the deck of the PBR. Two PBRs nested together. Children stand near the straw hut. Ennis and crewmen wave at the children. An American flag seen. The children wave back.
Narrator Lee Marvin standing on a seashore. U.S. astronauts heading to their capsule for launch on mission to first man on the moon. Launch service structures falling away, as rocket launch is completing countdown in launch of Saturn V rocket carrying Apollo 11 mission to the moon. View of Mission Control operations center during Apollo 11. Glimpse of the earth from the moon and sound of Neil Armstrong on radio to Houston Control Center, "Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed." View shifts to Houston Control Center. View of the Lunar Module, Eagle, descending and landing on the moon surface, July 20, 1969. Next, a view of Neil Armstrong descending ladder from the Lunar lander and taking the first step onto the moon by a human, and then moving about on the lunar surface, on July 21, 1969. View of seashore, again, where birds are walking on the wet sand. Flock of birds flying above breaking surf. Aerial view of Hoover Dam. A road being built in rugged wilderness. View of the Panama Canal. Aerial view from helicopter flying very close to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
A CH-54 helicopter of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne is seen in flight on a combat assault mission. Interior and pilot are shown. Control panel is seen. The helicopter moves over a water body.
The strafing of the target areas in Vietnam by the United States Air Force. A-4E in flight towards the target. The target area shows a winding river. A run is being made on the target. Bombs being dropped on the Vinh Son supply dump and army barracks. More explosions go off. Another ripple of bombs explodes on the target area. Army barracks and supply dumps. Smoke rises from the area. Another ripple of bombs explodes.