Speaking before United Nations Atomic Energy Commission (UNAEC) in its first meeting in June 1946, Bernard Baruch proposes international control of all atomic energy -- the so-called Baruch Plan. Low level aerial view of ruined post World War 2 European city. Goods including heavy equipment, locomotives, being loaded aboard ships to aid in the postwar recovery of Europe (The Marshall Plan). Workers in Western Europe making use of Marshall Plan materials to rebuild their national infrastructures. West European farmers restoring agriculture. View from overflying light airplane of parts of postwar Berlin in 1948. Blocked roads and empty railroad tracks leading from East Germany to West Germany, blocked by the Soviet Union. Barge traffic at standstill due to Soviet actions. U.S. C-54 transport aircraft flying supplies into West Berlin (The Berlin Airlift) during the Soviet blockade of that city. West Berliners watching U.S. transport aircraft bringing fuel, food and other essentials into the isolated city. A C-54 flying low over empty railroad lines, as it prepares to land in West Berlin. Supplies offloaded from a DC-3 ( AKA C-47 or British Dakota) equipped with unusual set of rear cargo doors. Supplies being moved on Tegel Airport with many C-54 aircraft in the background. Numerous C-47 aircraft operating at Tempelhof airdrome. An East German official opening a barricade as Soviet blockade of West Berlin ends on May 12, 1949, and supply trucks begin to move over roads again. Flags of Western nations flying on high flagpoles. Glimpse of Allied warships underway during World War 2. Formation of P-38 Lightning aircraft in flight overhead. NATO troops marching and NATO armor on parade. Flashes of heavy artillery firing at night. Korean refugees moving South in 1950 with the outbreak of the Korean War. View of UN Security Council meeting in the absence of Soviet representative. U.S. tanks firing guns and American infantrymen in conflict with North Korea in Korean War. American wounded on stretchers.
The divided city of Berlin, Germany soon after World War II. East Germans and Russians putting up barbed wire barricades. Refugees walking and children sleeping on street. The Berlin Airlift in response to the Berlin Blockade by the Soviet Union in 1948. Riots on the streets of East Berlin. People throw stones at a Russian tank. Buildings burning. People working in West Berlin. They shop in stores. Men working in large industrial plants.
Scenes from the Berlin Airlift. Views of transportation facilities shut down by the Soviets in June 1948. Glimpse of the city of Berlin, followed by views of empty railroad lines; barges idled in a canal; parked and silent trolley cars. Next, a U.S. Air Force Douglas C-54 Skymaster transport aircraft (military version of DC-4) is seen landing in Templehof aerodrome in Berlin. German children stand on a hill watching and waving at another C-54 on final approach to Templehof. A C-54 flying close to buildings on its final approach to the airport, followed by another landing near a line of trucks filled with goods brought in by the airlift. A military truck unloading supplies from C-54, tail number 42-72548, as another C-54 taxis up close behind it. Several C-54 airlift planes taxiing in a line on the Templehof ramp.
A civilian narrator is speaking from the Military Airlift Command (MAC) Headquarters Command Post, at Scott Air Force Base,Illinois. He mentions MAC missions supplying war materiel to Israel, in 1973, and the famous Berlin Airlift of 1948. Scene shifts to troops in military exercises, riding across fields in U.S. M113 armored personnel carriers (APCs) and walking with their weapons and gear. An M60 Patton tank moves along a muddy road, past the camera. Troops of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne division stand in formation on a ramp next to a MAC C-141 transport aircraft. They are about to be airlifted to Europe, to participate in War games, in Germany. Some of their armor and trucks seen offloading at a destination airfield. Major John Gray, Jr. of the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division is interviewed, standing in front of a C-141 aircraft from the MAC 62d Airlift Wing, stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. UH-1 (Huey) helicopters deploying infantry in a field and moving away as the troops advance during an exercise. M113 APCs moving past the camera. MAC C-141s landing in Germany as they airlift the U.S. troops who participate in these exercises.Several C-141s taxiing on the airfield. A MAC C-5 Galaxy aircraft with its nose hatch open and armored vehicles that it carried, parked in front of it. Closeup of turret on an M60 medium main battle tank. View of the tank being loaded into a C-5 and view inside the aircraft as the tank is maneuvered in its cargo hold.
Nazi soldiers at attention with guns drawn in Berlin during World War 2. U.S. soldiers on watch from damaged Berlin building. Man watching Berlin wall with binoculars while sitting in car. Pan American passenger airplane in flight after the war. Pan American passenger reading Time and other magazines. Aerial view of Berlin early 1960s. Pan American plane landing at Tempelhof Airport. Pan American passengers descending to tarmac under sign that reads, "Today Pan American has completed 93153 Transatlantic Crossings" Brandenburg Gate early 1960s. Drive through Brandenburg Gate in the 1920s. Drive through Berlin in the 1920s. Tourist bus flying American flag departs in Berlin 1920s. Berlin University 1920s. Early Nazis driving in Berlin streets. Hitler saluting parade. Hitler addressing Germans. Berlin in ruins Spring 1945 as tanks pass in front of Brandenburg Gate. Old starving woman walks on streets of Berlin amist ruins in 1945. Ruins of Berlin include Reichstag Building during 1945 battle. Women and children emerging from underground Berlin bunker in 1945, to a scene of devastation and rubble in the city. Ground view of the ruined Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche or Gedächtniskirche). Interior of ruined Reichstag Building. Potsdam Conference 1945, Map of WWII Europe. Berlin map, including official Berlin map with signatures showing Zones of Occupation. Germany allied control authority gathering including American, British, and Soviet representatives. French, American, Soviet flags in Germany. Rebuilding of Berlin mostly by women clearing rubble, using shovels, wheelbarrows and cleaning old bricks for reuse. Over crowded train in Germany post-WWII filled with civilian refugees abandoning the cities and heading to the countryside of Germany to resettle.
Australian Prime Minister in Berlin, Germany. An Avro Lancaster XPP aircraft (a modified long-distance transport version of the Lancaster Mark X bomber) taxis to a parking place at the Gatow airport in Berlin, Germany. Australian Prime Minister Ben Chifley steps from the plane and is greeted by military officers and others including Lieutenant General Sir Edwin Otway Herbert, Commandant of the British Sector in Berlin.. Prime Minister Chifley speaks to news reporters as a photographer takes his pictures.