President Eisenhower takes part in civil defence exercise by evacuating the White House. USA.
Unissued / Unused material.
Title - 'Civil Defence Alert. White House evacuated'.
President Dwight Eisenhower participates in civil defence exercise 'Operation Alert'. Washington DC, United States of America (USA).
Various shots White House with helicopter descending onto lawn in the foreground. Various CU's of Eisenhower walking towards and entering the helicopter. Various shots of the helicopter taking off and in flight.
LS army helicopter on ground. CU members of the White House staff entering helicopter, including the press secretary Haggerty. Various shots pressmen receiving bulletins over emergency system and typing out reports etc. Various ground to air shots of the President's helicopter in flight and landing. LS Eisenhower stepping out of helicopter.
Cataloguer's note: American commentary.