Eugene Claude Harmon wins the 1948 Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Golf players hit balls on the golf course. The players include Eugene Claude Harmon, Llyod Mangrum, Cary Middlecoff and Bobby Locke. Spectators watch the tournament. Claude Harmon wins. He receives a trophy. Middlecoff is second.
Italian battleships and other warships carry Russian crews underway at a port in Augusta, Italy. The ships leave for Soviet ports. Italian Naval flag flutters aboard a battleship.
A car arrives at the White House in Washington DC. President Harry S. Truman is presented a Jewish Torah by Dr. Chaim Weizmann, first President of the newly declared State of Israel. Exterior view of White House. Truman with Secretary of State, George Marshall, by the fireplace inside the White House. They discuss world affairs looking at a globe. An animated map shows the increasing Soviet Communist influence in Europe. April 3, 1948, President Truman signs the Economic Assistance Act, know as the Marshall Plan, as members of Congressional leadership look on. Sacks of grain being off loaded at a dock in Italy, as part of Marshall Plan aid. Scene shifts to October 6, 1948 with crowd gathered outside the Democratic Convention at Convention Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Convention delegates applaud during President Truman's address. Officials on stage. Truman talks about his sincere desire to promote peace throughout the world. Pictures of Franklin Roosevelt and Alben Barkley on stage. The White House. Truman seated at a table.
Soviet Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Andrey Vyshinsky (aka Andrei Vishinsky), making an impassioned speech, in 1948. Adolf Hitler making one of his bombastic speeches, during World War II. Animated map of Europe, showing countries becoming puppet states under post-World War 2 expansionism by the Soviet Union. It also highlights unrelenting Soviet hold over postwar zones of occupation in Austria and East Germany. The map goes on to illustrate expanding communist reflected in politics of Italy, France, Greece, and Finland.
Highlights Harry S. Truman's role after World War II. Truman addresses a large audience. Truman eats his meal aboard cruiser Augusta.
USS Augusta during visit of President Harry S. Truman of United States, to Berlin, after World War II. Two SOC Seagull observation planes catapulted from Augusta. Planes take off from ship and glide over sea. Seaplanes make landing in sea waters, man from one SOC holds hoist strings suspended from ship Augusta. SOC seaplane surfing on sea water, and then raised by hoist cranes on ship. Sailors fix plane to its mount on the deck. Other ships leading Augusta on its way.