Responsibilities and assets of NATO's SACLANT. View from cockpit of aircraft landing on deck of U.S. aircraft carrier USS Bennington (CVA-20). Scenes of Atlantic ocean. Periscope of submarine breaks surface. View through periscope. American convoy underway during WWII in the Atlantic Ocean. Enemy submarine launches torpedo. Ships being struck by torpedoes. Underwater view of submarine. A torpedoed ship sinking. Views of empty Nazi submarine pens. A Douglas DC-4 passenger airplane passes by the Empire State building, while in flight over Manhattan Island, New York City. Steamships in terminals on the Hudson River. Tug boats and barges in New York harbor. Ocean-going cargo ships pass by the Statue of Liberty. Vehicular traffic in the streets of Norfolk, Virginia. A sign reads 'US Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia'. View of ships and harbor at Norfolk Naval Station. Headquarters of the Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic (SACLANT). NATO officers in the "great map room of SACLANT" at the Headquarters. World map placed on a wall. Scene from 1952: U.S. Navy Captain briefs Admiral Lynde D. McCormick, Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet and also SACLANT. Map shows areas of SACLANT responsibility extending around the Atlantic from Southern Europe around past Iceland to the maritime provinces of Canada and down to the U.S. coast.. Surfaced submarine launches Regulus missile. Scene from 1960: U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Independence (CV-62) underway. Aircraft parked aboard the aircraft carrier. View of Naval Air Base at Oceana, Virginia. Douglas F4D flies above runway as another lands. Navy F8 aircraft parked on ramp. Canadian Naval Base at Halifax, Nova Scotia, with views of derricks, cranes, piers, and warships.
A film based on the Plum Island Animal Disease Center in Long Island, New York which is dedicated to study of foreign animal diseases. Animated map of the United States of America depicts the New England region of the U.S. affected with foot and mouth disease of animals during year 1870 and Mexico and Canada affected by epizootics in 1946 and 1952 respectively. A technician stores animal foot and mouth disease virus in a laboratory freezer.
Major catastophe events of the year 1952. Views of destruction on the ground in Elizabeth, New Jersey, after American Airlines flight 6780, a Convair 240, crashed into a house at Williamson and South Streets on January 22, 1952. Burned wreckage and devastation seen at the crash site in Elizabeth following the crash and subsequent explosions damaging or destroying multipole houses in the 600 block of Williamson Street. In the first few seconds of the clip, the Battin High School for Girls is seen in the background. The school was adjacent to the crash but not hit. Narrator also describes the crash of an Army transport plane in California which killed 86 soldiers, but no images of that crash are shown. Next scenes shift to England, on September 6, 1952, as a de Havilland DH.110 jet aircraft, piloted by John Derry, explodes in midair after achieving Mach 1 and then beginning a left bank and climb at 450 knots during the 1952 Farnborough Airshow. Spectators at the British air show are seen on the ground in the area below the explosion and where debris rained down on the crowd causing deaths and injuries. Engines from the blown-up DH.110 plane (prototype, ID WG236) are seen hurtling through the sky toward Observation Hill immediately after the mid-air explosion. Scenes show crowd working to tend to the wounded and shocked families and children crying.
An under water camera being used to study marine life in Canada. Men aboard a boat. Men place the under water camera in water. The engine of the camera machine being started. The cable of the underwater camera that transmits signals electronically on the boat. The cable being dropped in the water. Hands of an operator on control. The pictures of the ocean bed on screen. A scientists looks at the screen.
A car on snowy road at Sherridon, Manitoba in Canada. Whole town moves on trailers, 167 miles north to Lynn Lake. Snow on trailers. Houses settled.
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of United Kingdom, walking with Princess Elizabeth, behind them. King George saying farewell to Princess Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip as they board a British Overseas Airways passenger plane for a 5-month trip abroad to Africa and Australia. Scenes of the King as a young man, in public school and as a young Naval Officer, and Duke of York. Royal carriage with escort and scene of dowager Queen Mary with the Duke of York and his wife, the former Elizabeth Bowes-Lyons on the occasion of their wedding, April 26, 1923. Royal carriage carrying King George VI on day of Coronation following the abdication of his brother, Edward the 8th. Scenes of coronation of King George VI. The Royal Family: King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret pose on castle balcony. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on royal thrones. Historic profile photograph of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth during trip to Africa. King George VI and Elizabeth II visiting Canada. King George VI, formally dressed, with President Franklin Roosevelt, in an open car. The royal couple sitting with the Roosevelts on a porch, in the sun. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II in the country, with cart and on bicycles with daughters Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret. Scenes of royal wedding of Princes Elizabeth and Prince Philip, with King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II attending. The British royal family on occasion of 25th wedding anniversary of George VI and Elizabeth II. Crowds outside Buckingham Palace in vigil during illness of King George VI. Signs being posted about the King's condition. King George VI actively engaged following recovery from surgery. Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip being welcomed in Kenya. Kenyans in native dress. Kenyan boy presents bouquet of flowers to Princess Elizabeth. Newspapers announce death of King George VI, at Sandringham Palace and Princess Elizabeth returning from Kenya to assume the throne.