Front of American Consulate building in Bordeaux France. Plaque above the door marked with - CONSULATE of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA. Interior of the Consulate where American consul, Mr Waterman is at his desk. American refugees waiting in the consulate for passports as they prepare to depart France shortly before the fall of Paris to Nazi Germany in World War II. Red Cross workers assisting consul. June 1940.
Train station of Le Verdon in Bordeaux France, is shown. American refugees getting off train in Le Verdon, having arrived from Paris France. Baggage seen at station, some refugee going through customs and some are lined up for passport and customs inspection. French officials checking the money and passport of American refugees before they board the SS Washington ocean liner. June 1940.
A group of passengers waiting to go on board the American ocean liner SS Washington, standing at the port of Le Verdon Sur Mer, Bordeaux France. Passengers leaving France shortly before its fall to Nazi Germany are shown inspected for passport and searched before boarding. A car being hoisted onto the ship. View of the clock tower and loading areas at the port of Le Verdon Sur Mer (subsequently destroyed by Nazi Germany later in the war, in November 1944). Captain Manning standing on the bridge. View of ship SS Washington pulling away from dock. June 1940.
Nikita Khrushchev with others makes a pilgrimage to the apartment where Lenin lived in exile before the Russian Revolution in Bordeaux, France. A photo of Lenin. Large crowd gathers. Khrushchev's motorcade on street. Khrushchev is guest of the Mayor of Bordeaux, Jacques Chaban-Delmas. Khrushchev takes a sheep in his lap from a woman.
The French line ship, SS Lorraine, in camouflage paint, seen backing into port at Bordeaux, France, on June 24, 1918. Belgian troops of the ACM Corps (Autos-Canons-Mitrailleuses, Belgian armored unit) disembark. (Note: Soldiers of This Belgian armored unit fought with the White Russians during World War I. They left Vladivostok for the USA on the SS Sheridan, and docked at San Francisco on May 12, 1918. They were warmly greeted as they proceeded across the U.S. to New York city, where they participated in the Memorial Day Parade. After leaving New York City, aboard the SS La Lorraine, they reached Bordeaux on June 24 1918.)
Sir Ernest Shackleton's last expedition to Antarctica. Ship Quest underway at sea after stopping at Lisbon, Portugal. The Quest underway in the Atlantic Ocean. View from Quest as it passes the five masted sailing ship "France II" (stated as"La France" in the film slates), the largest sailing ship in the world, as it approaches St. Paul Rocks off the coast of Brazil. (France II was built by Chantiers et Ateliers de la Gironde in Bordeaux, and was launched November 9, 1911.)