Italian submarine Balbarigo on patrol off the coast of Brazil, in South Atlantic waters during World War II. The Balbarigo cruising on the surface and then submerging when it observes several U.S. warships. View from periscope of a U.S. warship firing heavy gun. View, from conning tower of surfaced submarine Balbarigo, of the U.S. freighter Staghound, alone in the waters off the coast of Brazil. The Balbarigo fires its deck gun. View of the freighter Staghound struck in port stern area, burning and sinking.
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.
Former Secretary of Navy William Franklin Knox in a jeep arrives at Ibura field, Brazil. Knox, Admiral J H Ingram and Cinclantflt move past the Ibura field. A Navy band lined up on road side plays. Knox, Ingram and other officers on board United States Navy ship Omaha. Knox addresses the marines. Knox in a jeep reviews the marines. He speaks to the marines from the jeep. Knox and two Brazilian officers salute while rendered honors. Knox surrounded by officers and civilians as he speaks to them. Knox boards a R5D plane as a band plays.
Former Secretary of Navy William Franklin Knox addresses American marines on board United States Navy ship Omaha in Brazil. Marines outside a building with 'Atlanta' written on it. Knox at a desk in an office. He speaks to the marines from a jeep at Ibura field with a plane in the background. Knox meets some civilians. Navy band lines up as Knox speaks to the officers and civilians. He boards R5D plane.
Former Secretary of Navy William Franklin Knox arrives at Camp Ingram in Brazil. He along with other naval officers embarks onto United States ship Omaha as marines salute him. He meets naval officers on board the ship.
An official in a pith helmet chats with President Roosevelt, as they sit under an awning aboard ship. A naval officer seated with them smokes a cigarette. View of dolphin playing at the bow of the ship, while it is underway. United States President Roosevelt and other officials, in a jeep, review American troops in formation. General George Marshall stands behind him, as President Roosevelt, seated in a chair, reads citation for award of the Medal of Honor to Brigadier General William H. Wilbur. He then ties the decoration around General Wilbur's neck, assisted by General George Patton. Presidential assistant,Harry Hopkins, President of Brazil Getulio Vargas,holding a cane, U.S. President Roosevelt and the Ambassador to US, seated in chairs as Brazilian Navy and Army officers stand behind them aboard a vessel. President Roosevelt, wearing a black armband, in a jeep. Brazilian Navy and Army officers stand around the vehicle. The Chief of Brazilian Army talks at length with the President. Other officers in the vehicle.They finally proceed followed by armed guards on vehicle behind them.