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Vyacheslav Molotov, Senator Tom Connally and UN dignitaries on first post war voyage of luxury liner Queen Elizabeth.

The first post war (World War II) voyage of luxury liner Queen Elizabeth on October 16, 1946. The luxury liner "Queen Elizabeth" docked in a harbor in Southampton England. Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov, United States Senator Tom Connally and other dignitaries board the ship. Smoke comes out of stacks. A sailor operates the helm. People standing on the dock sing and cheer together as the Queen Elizabeth departs on her voyage. The Queen Elizabeth underway in the Atlantic Ocean. The Queen Elizabeth arrives in New York harbor in the early morning and enters New York harbor at day break where she is greeted by fire boats shooting streams of water aloft in salute. Manhattan skyline barely visible in early morning mist. United Nations dignitaries disembark from the ship. Molotov is greeted by Soviet representative to the UN Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko. Molotov addresses the gathering.

Date: 1946, October 21
Duration: 1 min 27 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U-boat activity on shipping in World War 2; NATO Naval operations protecting oceans during the Cold War

Responsibilities and assets of NATO's SACLANT. View from cockpit of aircraft landing on deck of U.S. aircraft carrier USS Bennington (CVA-20). Scenes of Atlantic ocean. Periscope of submarine breaks surface. Point of view inside a submarine as seen through periscope looking at a target ship. American convoy underway during World War 2 in the Atlantic Ocean. Underwater shot as a submarine launches torpedo. Freighter ships being struck by torpedoes. Underwater view of submarine. A torpedoed ship sinking, with only its bow sticking up in the air and then sinking under the ocean. Views of empty Nazi submarine pens in Brest or Lorient. A Douglas DC-4 passenger airplane passes by the Empire State building, while in flight over Manhattan Island, New York City. Steamships in terminals on the Hudson River. Tug boats and barges in New York harbor. Ocean-going cargo ships pass by the Statue of Liberty. Vehicular traffic in the streets of Norfolk, Virginia. A sign reads 'US Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia'. View of ships and harbor at Norfolk Naval Station. Headquarters of the Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic (SACLANT). NATO officers in the "great map room of SACLANT" at the Headquarters. World map placed on a wall. Scene from 1952: U.S. Navy Captain briefs Admiral Lynde D. McCormick, Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet and also SACLANT. Map shows areas of SACLANT responsibility extending around the Atlantic from Southern Europe around past Iceland to the maritime provinces of Canada and down to the U.S. coast.. Surfaced submarine launches Regulus missile. Scene from 1960: U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Independence (CV-62) underway. Aircraft parked aboard the aircraft carrier. View of Naval Air Base at Oceana, Virginia. Douglas F4D flies above runway as another lands. Navy F8 aircraft parked on ramp. Canadian Naval Base at Halifax, Nova Scotia, with views of derricks, cranes, piers, and warships.

Date: 1960
Duration: 5 min 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The Philippines gains independence from the United States on July 4, 1946

The Philippines are established as an independent nation. Crowds of Filipinos gathered at Rizal Park (Luneta Park) in Manila on the July 4, 1946. View of Independence Grandstand (a temporary structure built in front of the Rizal Monument) with American flag and Philippine flags on tall flag poles.. View looking down on General Douglas MacArthur at a podium, speaking into microphones. Camera pans over various segments of the audience. A map shows the Philippine Islands in context of its neighbors in the Pacific Ocean. Camera pans closeup across faces of many Filipinos gathered at the independence event. View of the Jones Bridge over the Pasig River in downtown Manila. Heacock’s Department Store on the Escolta.The Legislative Building. (later the National Museum of the Philippines). Ocean going ships in a harbor. Cargo being offloaded from a ship onto smaller boat. An industrial complex with eight tall smoke stacks emitting smoke. Steel and petroleum plants. Filipino workers in an assembly plant. The Legislative building with people coming and going. Air raid sirens sounding and people running in streets of Manila at onset of Japanese invasion of the Philippines in December, 1941, at start of World War 2, in the Pacific.People running across the Jones Bridge, seeking shelter. Others boarding a bus. Smoke rising from Japanese bombing. Glimpse of Japaese tanks entering Manila. Japanese infantry climbing a hill. Bodies of persons killed during the Japanese invasion. Glimpse of Japanese troops occupying Corregidor. U.S. General Wainright negotiating the surrender of Corrigidor with Japanese General Homma. View of an American warship firing during the U.S. campaign to defeat the Japanese on islands in the Pacific. An American landing ship carrying U.S. troops who storm ashore. General Douglas MacArthur striding ashore with a retinue of officers, at Leyte, Philippines, on October 20, 1944. as he keeps his promise to return to the Philippines. Views, back again, to MacArthur speaking at the Independence Day ceremony in Manila on July 4, 1946. Also seen at the ceremony are: U.S.Senator Millard Tydings, (co-sponsor of the 1934 Tydings–McDuffie Act, which provided independence to the Philippines after a 10-year transition under a limited autonomy), and Paul V. McNutt, U.S. High Commissioner of the Philippines, who read President Truman's proclamation of Philippine Independence to the assembly. Camera pans over the gathering which includes many U.S. Service personnel in uniform. The oath of office is administered to the elected President of the Philippines, Manuel Roxas. At the conclusion, the American flag is lowered by Paul McNutt, as President Roxas raises that of the Republic of the Philippines. A celebratory parade in Manila includes a float with signs reading: "Let's Produce and Rebuild," among other things. Other floats represent "Mountain Province," and "The City of Manila," "The University of the Philippines," and "The Division of City Schools." One float, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, contains a huge replica machine gear, and models of an aircraft and a ship. It's message is about turning the gear that helps make the nation great. American and Filipino soldiers march, carrying their respective national flags. A white-helmeted military band plays for the marchers. Final scene shows large loose formation of military aircraft in flight very high above the Independence Grandstand, at Rizal Park.

Date: 1946
Duration: 5 min 28 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
USS Williamsburg underway in the Atlantic Ocean and Harry S. Truman with his guest takes a sun bath on its deck.

U.S. President Harry S. Truman on USS Williamsburg in the Atlantic Ocean during his holidays. USS Williamsburg tied up to a buoy. USS Weiss underway. A Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel heads towards the buoy. Truman's guest take sun bath on the deck of USS Williamsburg. The President takes sun bath in a swimming trunk. Truman and Les Biffle on the deck take sun bath. The mast of the ship. The ship crosses a bridge and crosses the Chesapeake Canal. USS Williamsburg tied up to a pier at Quonset Point, Rhode Island. USS Weiss underway.

Date: 1946
Duration: 3 min 0 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A sailor paints a landing craft and men make cargo nets aboard USS Mount Olympus underway in the Atlantic Ocean.

Activities of men aboard USS Mount Olympus (AGC-8) in the Atlantic Ocean during Operation High Jump. A sailor paints a landing craft on starboard aft aboard USS Mt. Olympus (AGC-8). The sailor paints metal aboard the ship. Men make cargo nets with 2" manila rope. Men milling about and taking sun bath on the deck.

Date: 1946, December 13
Duration: 2 min 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A Christmas tree is hoisted into air aboard USS Mt. Olympus and USS Sennet (SS-408) underway in the Atlantic Ocean

Activities of men aboard USS Olympus (AGC-8) in the Atlantic Ocean during Operation High Jump. Men hold a Christmas tree on the deck. The Christmas tree is hoisted into air. Men heave on the line attached to the tree. They secure lines. USS Sennet en route to Antarctica. USS Sennet (SS-408) in rough seas, bow pitches. USS Mt. Olympus in the foreground. Men on Mt. Olympus look out at USS Sennet pitching in rough seas.

Date: 1946, December 13
Duration: 2 min 32 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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