Brazil enters World War II against Germany. Map of Brazil shown. Crowds gather on the streets of Rio de Janeiro as war is declared. German embassy is closed for safety of Brazil. Stores and shops are closed in Axis countries. Axis ships are confiscated at sea. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and President of Brazil Getúlio Dornelles Vargas meet and sign documents of alliance between two nations. Lend-lease military equipment is unloaded from ships. U.S. and Brazilian pilots meet. U.S. pilots give training to Brazilian pilots. Planes take off. Brazilian pilots fly trainer planes to Brazil from the U.S. Flags of Brazil at mast. Brazilian airplanes take off for patrolling the coast. Brazilian ships depart from Brazilian shipyard. Brazilian President Getúlio Vargas promises to defend the coast of Brazil. Ships underway at sea. U.S. sailors stand at attention aboard a ship at a Brazilian port. Workers work in an ordnance factory. Brazilian armed forces and U.S. troops march parade. Military equipment pass on road.
Activity in a hospital in Brazil. People seated on benches in corridors. Men converse with each other inside the hospital. Equipment and scales in the office. A doctor unwraps a bandage from a patient's thumb. The doctor debriding the end of thumb with a pair of scissors. A cabinet full of chemicals. A technician works in a laboratory. A man writes in a large register. A doctor bandages a boy's arm. Another doctor writes prescriptions while two women attendants stand next to him.
Activity in a hospital in Brazil. A dentists examines a patient's teeth. A woman seated in a chair in the background. A technician looks through a microscope. A doctor checks heart beat with a stethoscope.
A man with a tag on his shirt being photographed. Small houses on a hillside with a car parked in front of one of them.
Brazilian farmers work in a field in Brazil. A group of natives picks sprouted rubber tree seeds from the ground and put them in hats. Men use a wooden platform to determine the location of holes to be dug in the ground with sticks. Women drop seedlings in the holes. A boy holds a hat full of seedlings. Small rubber tree plants. A group of men dig up small trees and cut tap roots of the trees. Workers dig up a large hole and plant small trees in it.
A rubber plantation in Brazil. A Brazilian worker scoring a rubber tree. He places a can below a tap to collect latex. The worker nails a heavy cable at an angle around the rubber tree, chops off the bark below the cable and packs mud around the cable. He hangs a can at the lower end of the cable. The worker lights a fire and places a large can with holes on its top over the fire. He pours latex from a cup over a stick that is held over the smoke from fire.
Committee for Hemisphere Defense holds a meeting for Economic Solidarity in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Members seated at the Conference table. Documents in front of the delegates. Chilean delegate as President of the Committee. A speaker speaks during the meeting. Newspaper men gathered at the end of the room. They note down the speech. Cameramen take pictures. Sumner Welles and Ruiz Guinazu seated in the table.