Film opens showing forward port section of the British Battleship HMS Prince of Wales in Placentia Bay, Argentia, Newfoundland. Next, Winston Churchill is seen greeting President Franklin D. Roosevelt as he arrives to meet with him during their Atlantic Conference in 1941. The President is assisted by his son, Army Captain James Roosevelt. The entire ship's company is seen assembled on deck for a church service. Closeup of President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill and their principal advisors. all singing "Onward Christian Soldiers" during the service. Scene shifts to December 7, 1941, showing the American battleship USS Arizona and other battleships being bombed by Japanese aircraft. View shifts to the White House in Washington, DC. on July 19, 1940, President Roosevelt is broadcasting his speech to the Democratic National Convention, accepting nomination for an unprescedented 4th term as President. Views of ordinary Americans in various settings. Legislators congratulating the new Vice President, Harry S. Truman, after inauguration in January 1941. Truman seated and surrounded by staff and well-wishers. View of Truman, his wife, Bess and daughter Margaret, walking across the lawn at their home in Independence, Missouri. View of the three of them, inside their home, opening and sharing congratulatory messages received by the new Vice President. Immediately following FDR's death, now, President Truman is seen assuring the public that he will continue the course set by his predecessor. Glimpses of President Roosevelt seated in front of the White House and at his desk. In Yalta for the Big Three Conference, Roosevelt rides in a jeep as Prime Minister Churchill walks beside. Closeup of Roosevelt and Churchill. Participants gathering for the Yalta conference. Closeup of Roosevelt and Stalin. Churchill arriving and taking his seat. Closeup of the Big Three, Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin.
The USS Augusta alongside the British battleship HMS Prince of Wales at Naval Station Argentia in Newfoundland. Atlantic Conference during World War II. President Franklin D Roosevelt and other American officers await the arrival of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Roosevelt takes off his hat and his son, Lt. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. U.S. Navy, standing next to him, salutes.
Atlantic Conference during World War II. United States ships underway at sea. Royal Navy battleship Prince of Wales comes in at the harbor at a naval station, Argentia. Prime Minister Winston Churchill disembarks from the ship and greeted by officials. He reviews an honor guard.
U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill meet for the Atlantic Conference aboard American Heavy Cruiser, USS Augusta (CA-31), anchored in Placentia Bay, Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. High ranking American military officers and officials attending include Presidential advisor, Harry Hopkins; U.S. Army Air Corps Chief, General Henry Arnold; U.S. Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Harold R. Stark; Vice Admiral Ernest J. King, and Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. President Franklin Roosevelt stands with his son, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., to meet the Prime Minister. FDR also greets other members of the British delegation, including British Minister of Supply, Lord Beaverbrook. British and American sailors mingling together. Prime Minister Churchill and President Roosevelt are seen seated on deck, for a church service, aboard the British Battleship, Prince of Wales. They read documents and conclude agreements known as the Atlantic Charter.
Atlantic conference during World War II. Views of the British Battleship, HMS Prince of Wales, anchored in Placentia Bay, off Argentia, Newfoundland. Views from the U.S. Cruiser, USS Augusta, as it approaches the Prince of Wales. World War 2 British sailors aboard the British Battleship, handle lines to hold the two ships close together. View of Prime Minister Churchill and Sir Alexander Cadogan, Permanent Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, returning to the Prince of Wales. The weather is rainy.
U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill meet for the Atlantic Conference aboard USS Augusta in Placentia Bay, Argentia, Newfoundland. U.S. General George C. Marshall, Vice Admiral Ernest J. King, and Admiral Harold R. Stark, descend steps to main deck of U.S. Heavy Cruiser, USS Augusta, where they greet top ranking members of the British military establishment as they arrive for the Atlantic Conference. U.S. General Marshall is seen greeting British Field Marshall Sir John Dill. President Roosevelt is assisted by his son, Franklin, Jr. who helps him obtain a handhold on a fixture of the ship. President Roosevelt greets British Admiral Sir Dudley Pound, Admiral of the Fleet, First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff. He also greets British Field Marshal Sir John Dill, Chief of the Imperial General Staff. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives, salutes the President, and walks past. Franklin Roosevelt, Jr. steps forward and guides Churchill back to stand with President Roosevelt, for the camera.