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United Nations Conference on International Organization held in San Francisco, California.

A documentary on The United Nations Conference on International Organization that continued from April 25, 1945 to June 26, 1945 in San Francisco. A plane in flight and ships are seen in San Francisco Bay. Aerial views of Golden Gate Bridge. People on streets on San Francisco, with streetcars, buildings, pedestrians, and mid 1940's cars vseen. Aircraft parked at a USAF Base as delegates from 50 countries arrive. Delegates like Jan Christian Smuts from South Africa, Vyacheslav Molotov from Russia, U.S. secretary of State Edward Stettinius arrive in San Francisco. Delegates register for the conference. United States flag on a building. Interior of the War Memorial Opera House serving as the initial meeting hall. Delegates seated. U.S. President Harry S. Truman addressing the general assembly remotely, as delegates listen through radio speakers in the opera house. Narrator recalls words of Franklin Roosevelt and recorded audio of Roosevelt is heard where he urges continuation of the work first begun by the defunct League of Nations. View of various working committees and smaller groups of the organization meeting during the Spring of 1945. Representatives debate and review concepts initiated at the Dumbarton Oaks conference in Washington DC in 1944. Delegates addressing those assembled and signing documents that create the United Nations.

Date: 1945
Duration: 7 min 10 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Doctor examines dead bodies of plague patients to prevent its spread in Africa.

A U.S. Navy training film about the prevention and cure of plague in Africa. Aerial views of different areas in the United States. Aerial views of a wooded area. Map of the world shows areas affected by plague. Areas in Africa, South America and Asia with maximum cases of plague. Doctors make efforts to prevent plague as they discuss. Native African woman on a street. Dead bodies of civilians , died due to plague, on ground. Doctors examine dead bodies and dead rats to check for spread of plague.

Date: 1945
Duration: 2 min 16 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Korean film depicts German Chancellor Adolf Hitler's plan of conquest during World War II.

A Korean film during World War 2 shows ruins of Reichstag Building, Berlin after defeat of Germany in World War II in Europe, and German Chancellor Adolf Hitler's plan of conquest and North African campaign of Nazis during World War II. Ruins of Hitler's Reichstag after Russian attack. Animated map depicts Hitler's plan of conquest. Quotes from Chancellor Hitler are printed below each arrow. Nazi plane takes off for African campaign. German parachutists jump from German planes over North Africa. Parachutists land in Africa where German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel is in command of German forces. Trucks and motorcycles on desert. A German submarine rises and targets an Allied ship. View from within German submarine as sailors prepare to launch torpedo. Torpedo launched and Allied ship explodes.

Date: 1945
Duration: 4 min 50 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Korean
 
 
Animation and footage depict American strategies to attack the Nazis in the European Theater during World War II.

A film about U.S. response to the activities of the Axis powers Italy, Germany and Japan during World War II. U.S. Army Chief of Staff George Marshall praises the United States Military offensives in Europe and Africa. George Marshall narrates rest of the clip. Animation of a globe depicts the Allied forces in the middle east planning to isolate China and Russia. The animation depicts the German Forces crossing the British allies, joining Japan and then attacking America. It depicts U.S. plans to stop the collaboration of Germany and Japan. Scenes of American shipyards are shown, with workers building new war ships. Some workers welding. A sign reads, "Work must continue during launching. Positively." The animation depicts the shorter routes to the European Theater. Aerial footage of a large fleet of U.S. Navy Ships at sea, underway during World War 2. Next scenes shows smoke pouring from ships at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii following attack by Japan. View of Soviet Russian horse cavalry forces charging toward enemy German positions during a battle in World War 2. Scenes of Allied artillery being fired at night in North Africa. Animation depicts the need to establish American air bases closer to Japan before launching successful air attacks. Footage of U.S. soldiers running out of landing crafts and coming ashore at a beach head during World War 2. Animation depicts U.S. plan to defeat Japan. Animation depicts strong German Army. Animation depicts U.S. plan to defeat the Nazi and the Fascist power in Europe.

Date: 1945
Duration: 3 min 41 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Lt. General Jan Smuts attends unveiling and christening of a DH9 (or R.E.8) biplane "South Africa" during World War I.

Visit of Lieutenant General Jan Christiaan Smuts and his entourage at the Hendon airfield on the outskirts of London England, during World War 1, where dignitaries and spectators are gathered to attend the unveiling and christening of a De Havilland DH9 aircraft, named "South Africa." (Note: The plane also resembles a Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8. Position of pilot cockpit does not match a DH9 making identity uncertain). The aircraft was subscribed for by members of the London Chamber of Commerce, and presented as a gift to South Africa through the Imperial Air Fleet Committee. Lifelong South African Lt. General Smuts with other dignitaries viewing the aircraft, including Lord Desborough who was President of the London Chamber of Commerce and the Imperial Air Fleet Committee. Mrs William Schreiner, the Marchioness of Winchester, stands with flowers in her hand and christens the aircraft. General Smuts talks to the dignitaries as they present the aircraft to honor and thank South Africa for its contribution to the war effort. Pilot Captain B.C. Hucks, dressed in heavy flight suit climbs aboard the airplane, which displays the name "South Africa," on its nose. The aircraft takes off and flies overhead. Scene changes to the Christening ceremony, in which Mrs. Schreiner christens the "South Africa." She is seen tapping its propeller with a small mallet. Closeup of the DH9 "South Africa". Others present at the event included Sir David Henderson, Lord Aberconway, Lord Glenconner, Sir Owen Phillip, Sir T. Vezey Strong, Lionel Martin, Faithfull Begg, Stanley Machin, Albert Sytner, Alfred Docker, John Cockburn, Algernon Firth, Sir J. W. Teverner, Harry Wilson, Robert Hadfield, Generals Branckner and Caddell, Maj Van der Spuy, Major Lord Roberts Innes Kerr, Capt Hambro, Capt Wilkinson, Capt Hucks, Captains Turner, Lyons, and Hope; John Cates, C.J. Fairfax Scott, Charles Musgrave.

Date: 1917, May 5
Duration: 2 min 29 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Poison, traps and gases being used to kill rats to control plague in Africa

A U.S. Navy training film about the prevention and cure of plague in Africa. Animation shows the boundary of a plague infected area. Jars of poison to kill rats placed as a man pours out poison on his palm. A group of men prepare poison to kill rats. Trap being set to capture rats. Burrow being gassed to kill rats. Men gas a drain along a side walk to kill rats and prevent plague. Animation depicts the L shaped wall to prevent the rats from making burrows. Openings in an old structure being closed to make it rat proof. A cat seated near a pile of food grain sacks.

Date: 1945
Duration: 4 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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