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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
 
 
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
 
 
British girls married to American soldiers aboard the Queen Elizabeth in the Atlantic Ocean.

American soldiers and British girls aboard the Queen Elizabeth ship in the Atlantic Ocean. Various views of British girls married to GIs (American soldiers) on the deck of the ship. Two army nurses walk on the deck. Promenade deck with GIs walking about. GIs and their brides on the deck. A war correspondent, an officer and a ship's officer converse. A group of Polish and American officers talking.

Date: 1946, November
Duration: 53 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
American soldiers, war brides and their children aboard the Queen Elizabeth in the Atlantic Ocean.

American soldiers and war brides aboard the Queen Elizabeth in the Atlantic Ocean. Views of war brides and their children. Babies play and crawl on the deck. A back view of a soldier and a girl wrapped in a blanket leaning over a rail. Soldiers, sailors and officials lean over the rails. Soldiers in picturesque jackets with names.

Date: 1946, November
Duration: 1 min 43 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
American soldiers, nurses and foreign officers pose aboard the Queen Elizabeth in the Atlantic Ocean.

American soldiers aboard the Queen Elizabeth ship in the Atlantic Ocean. Views of American soldiers, few soldiers with crutches, nurses and officers posing for pictures. Officers include both American and foreign officers. A ship's officer on the bridge of the ship. The boat deck of the Queen Elizabeth shows life belts and gun platforms. Several views of the bow of the ship and of the wake alongside the ship. After deck gun crew at ready stations tilting to stern wake of the ship. Statue of Liberty with soldiers in the foreground leaning over the rail. A blimp in the sky. A lifeboat davit in foreground.

Date: 1946, November
Duration: 2 min 0 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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