Shows the White Sands Proving Ground ( White Sands Missile Range), a rocket range in New Mexico. Sign on entrance fence reads "Naval Unit White Sands Proving Ground". View of rocket test launch area, including an old rusted tail section of a rocket. Quonset huts and storage areas nearby. A white German V-2 rocket on its side on a wheeled carrier. Camera up close on rocket with painted lettering that reads 'German V-2 rocket,Ordinance Department, White Sands Proving Ground ,New Mexico'.
Shows the White Sands Proving Ground ( White Sands Missile Range), a rocket range in New Mexico.
The sign on the entrance reads ' U.S. Naval Unit White Sands Proving Ground '. German V-2 rocket parts at the facility. An erected tail section of the V-2 rocket and a rocket launch(firing) platform. Rocket reads 'German V-2 rocket,Ordnance Department, White Sands Proving Ground ,New Mexico'.
Firing of a V-2 rocket from White Sands, New Mexico. An XP-84 jet aircraft on a test flight in California. Scenes of devastation in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. An atomic bomb test conducted in Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands. Large smoke cloud rises. Americans expressing disgust with war and confidence in ability to protect against it in future. Newspaper headline about Armistice ending World War I on November 11, 1918. Victory parade in New York City. Close up view of Adolf Hitler as he speaks forcefully to a German audience. V2 rocket being launched in Germany. German Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet rocket plane in flight. Map depicting uranium deposits world wide. An XB-36 bomber in flight with landing gear extended. A huge formation of various warplanes in flight, high overhead. A wartime tank assembly plant. American army troops on parade. A United Nations meeting in session. Peaceful scenes of American soldiers in Hawaii before World War II in the Pacific. Hawaiian Hula dancers. Japanese carrier-based Aichi D3A1 dive bomber in flight during attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Bombed U.S. warships and facilities in Pearl Harbor. American Army officer and civilian discussing wisdom of maintaing large standing army. Army recruits are seen in the U.S. Army Universal Military Training Experimental Unit at Fort Knox, in 1947. They are seen in quarters, studying; taking part in sports (baseball); and attending religious services in a base chapel. Several trainees in a field tent, working with numerous tape decks in some kind of military communications activity.
Technicians make preparations for launch inspect the various parts of rocket at White Sands, New Mexico. A crane is wielded on tracks to facilitate fueling and checking of missile. Fuel is loaded into tanks of rocket. Final checks are made before its launch. 1947.
Launch of V-2 rocket at White Sands,New Mexico. Weather and wind velocity checks are made, radar devices are adjusted. In the Block house crew members begin the countdown for the rocket launch and launch it into space. They keep a check on the course of rocket through radar. Crew maps the point of impact and moves to the site. Collect the wreckage of missile to the launching station for analysis. Scene of conference held to discuss the performance of missile. 1947.
The Universal Military Training Plan for Peace, 1947. A civilian spokesperson stands before a briefing chart entitled "Plan for Peace." He explains the concepts for the program, involving military training for young men immediately after they complete high school.He explains how young men would register and be screened, assigned, and trained under the program. Two college students discuss a requirement to join the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) under the program. Scene shifts to a U.S. Army officer talking with a civilian about the cost of World War 2. As scens of wartime military production are shown, Narrator interjects that "a full year of Universal Military Training will cost less than three days of war." Scene shifts to Separation Center, Fort Douglas, Utah. U.S. soldiers are seen mustering out. One holds his Honorable discharge certificate. View of marching German soldiers is inserted at this point. Contents of the U.S. Constitution are displayed in plain print, higlighting the part: "...provide for the common defense..." View of college students on a campus. Closeup of Dexter Gate at Harvard College, and three men walking through it into Harvard Yard. ROTC cadet talking with acquaintances about studying rockets. ROTC cadet talking with two middle aged men about unique sounds of airplanes. A B-17 bomber in flight. A C-119 (flying boxcar) aircraft in flight. A formation of B-17s viewed from above with clouds beneath. The XP-84 jet in flight. A V2 rocket being test fired at White Sands, New Mexico.