King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon visit boys camp in Balmoral, Scotland. King George VI of United KIngdom, Queen Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon and two princesses arrive in the Abergeldie Castle camp. King George play games with boys in camp. Shooting at target range. A boys takes photos. The King operates a camera. Boys sitting on ground. The King, the Queen, the princesses and others seated in chairs.
Views of the British battleship Royal Oak, in Scapa Flow, Scotland, and underway at sea. . The German submarine, U-47, commanded by Captain Gunter Prien, underway and saluting as they are greeted as they return to base at Kiel, Germany, on October 23, 1939, after successfully penetrating Scapa Flow and torpedoing the British battleship, Royal Oak (and also, the British battle cruiser, Repulse, they believed), on October 14, 1939.
Many sightseers stand around the wreckage of a German Heinkel He111H-2 bomber that crash landed in a field. A swastika painted on the tail of the bomber. The damaged cockpit. Several British Royal Air Force fliers examine it. (Note: This is German Heinkel He-111H-2 bomber,coded 1H+JA of Luftwaffe Stabskette/KG26. Known as the 'Humbie Heinkel,' it crash landed, on 28 October, 1939, at Humbie, East Lothian, Scotland, after being shot down by No.602 'City of Glasgow' Squadron of the British Royal Air Force, during an armed reconnaissance mission over the Firth of Forth, where Royal Navy warships were harbored, during World War 2.)
Activities of the Seabees in Scotland in 1941 and in Algeria in 1943, during World War II. News headlines in 1943 read : ' Italy is out of war' and '17 more Italian towns taken'. An animated map. The Clyde valley in Scotland showing a base built by the U.S. Navy Seabees, in 1941. Numerous quonset huts and vehicles are seen. View of the River Clyde, where 2400 feet of oceangoing dock are being assembled. A ship anchored at a harbor displaying U.S. flag. Allied troops board a landing ship with their belongings. An animated map tracing travel of Allied invasion forces from Scotland to Oran, Algeria, where Seabees are seen testing a floating causway that would be used for invasion of Sicily. Scuttled axis ships and other obstacles and damage that Seabees must repair in occupied ports. Allied ships and troops proceeding for invasion of Sicily. Allied warships bombarding Sicilian coast.
Unemployed men and women from Scotland, Wales, Midlands and the South march to London. Signs seen include, 'Scotland vs. London,' 'National Hunger March,' 'Revolutionary United Mineworkers of Scotland,' and 'We are Against Starvation.' Slate at head of film reads, 'Jobless Hordes End Weary Dole March at Parliament Gate.' Sign in background within village reads, 'The Castle Restaurant.' Research suggests this is the The Castle Restaurant on Norwich Road, Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth Norfolk, NR30 5JN Clip ends with views of Parliament Building and Clock Tower in London.
U.S. President of the United States Dwight D. Eisenhower tours the United Kingdom. President Eisenhower gets off an airplane at London airport. Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Harold Macmillan and other officers receives him at the airport. A large crowd of civilians waves at the President. Honor guards lined. President tours the city in a motorcade. Civilians stand on either side of the streets to greet him. Balmoral Castle of the Royal family. Queen Elizabeth receives President Eisenhower and Prime Minister Macmillan.