RUSH TRAINING OF PARATROOPS Uncle Sam's output of parachute troops is being rapidly expanded by use of special towers, from which novices take their first jumps before graduating to real "bailing out" technique.
NATO DEFENSE SHOW Students of the NATO Defense College, Admirals and Generals in rank, see newest weapons and tactics displayed by Army and Air Force units in West Germany. Matador missiles, Sabrejets, and airborne troops stage an impressive "Power For Peace" show.
SOVIET PARACHUTES An airborne Soviet attack begins. Airplane interiors show pilot, navigator, seated paratroopers prepared to jump wearing parachute harnesses, and helmeted officers strategizing over a map. Countryside below aircraft is seen through open floor. Paratroops jump from plane, descend to earth and fire weapons. Planes are seen flying overhead; heavy supplies are dropped via parachutes using multi-domed parachutes or a rocket-break system.
AIRBORNE SOVIET ATTACK Soviet planes are seen flying overhead, Soviet paratroopers jump from planes, huge numbers of parachutes are seen descending to earth. A paratrooper lands, feet first on the ground, and collects his chute.
GERMAN VETS AT U.S. PARATROOP SCHOOL In Germany, World War II comes full circle as German veterans of the conflict receive refresher training at the U.S. 11th Airborne Division's jump school. Learning modern methods they'll form cadres for the newly reactivated West Germany Army.
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