A non atomic blast in Canada. A test is conducted to record the intensity of the blast in an area. Tons of trinitrotoluene (TNT) are set for firing. The workers do the last minute checking of their instruments. Men gather to witness the test. An explosion occurs. A massive cloud of smoke rises. A dough nut shape smoke cloud rises. It indicates the success of the test.
Icebreaker John A McDonald at work in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. White whales in water. Crewmen inside the icebreaker. Helicopter on the deck of John A McDonald. Pilot sitting inside helicopter. Aerial view of icebreaker from helicopter. Icebreaker plows up the path to the sea for two freighters trapped in ice.
Governor General of Canada Georges Vanier and Prime Minister John Diefenbaker greet U.S. President John F Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy. President Kennedy arrives at Governor's house and sits with Governor Vanier and other dignitaries. United States flag outside Candian Parliament. Jacqueline Kennedy takes her position in the Parliament gallery. President addresses joint session of the Parliament.
Ice hokey match between Canada and USSR during World Amateur Hockey Championship in Geneva, Switzerland. People cheer as match proceeds. Canadian team making goals one after the other. Russian players loose temper and fight during the game. Smoke Eaters, the Canadian national team gathers near the goal post and celebrates the win by 5-1.
Newsreel clip on Minnesota welcoming major league baseball to the state in April 1961. Exterior views of Metropolitan Stadium, the home of the new Minnesota Twins. Banner reads "The Minnesota Twins Welcome You." Announcer notes team is playing in Bloomington, seven miles from each of the state's two major cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul. View of 25,000 spectators, most bundled up for a chilly day, inside stadium for the home opener against the Washington Senators. Those on hand include baseball commissioner Ford Frick, American League president Joe Cronin, and Minnesota Governor Elmer Andersen. Announcer notes the previous Washington team moved to Minnesota and was replaced with a new Senators team in Washington. Dignitaries walk on field trailed by Minnesota manager Cookie Lavagetto and Washington manager Mickey Vernon. Dignitaries raise the American flag. Governor Andersen kisses a baseball and throws out the ceremonial first pitch. Announcer notes Twins lost this game, but says "Who cares?" because Minnesota is in the big leagues.
During Berlin Crisis in 1961. Scene of a street in East Berlin, Germany. A man stands on the West side of Berlin, clicks photo of East Berlin. A policeman disturbs and blocks him with a mirror. People of East Berlin go with their few possessions escaping to West Berlin. Military trucks parked on East Berlin side. People wave handkerchiefs. A young man loads his luggage in a truck. People on the East Berlin side with their possessions. An east German policeman reflects with a mirror to prevent cameras from recording the escape attempts. People on the West Berlin side watch a water hose sprayed at them to deter onlookers. A man sits on a truck and clicks photos as water is sprayed on him and the truck is forced to move on. Smoke or tear gas bomb comes from East Berlin side and men throw them back. Smoke seen everywhere. The escape of Frieda Schulz is seen from her apartment building at the border, on Bernauer Strasse. She is seen hanging from a window, still held on her arm from above by an east German official, until the receiving west German crowd from below pulls on her leg hard enough to free her, and she falls into a waiting net. Another woman is seen preparing to leap from a fifth floor window. She leaps (not seen) and is caught by firemen with a waiting net. Next, her husband is seen pushing some baggage through the window with valuables, and then he is seen leaping from the window into a waiting net held by firemen on the West Berlin side. Work goes on for building the Berlin Wall. Giant bulldozer drops dirt on ground as it razes home along the border of the Berlin Wall, and as a wide ditch is built to prevent escape by vehicle. People cut hole in barbed wire and are seen escaping to the West German side. Policemen and others help them as they get through. East Berlin police arrive and stop more people from escaping. A man and two young women are seen after they successfully escape through the barbed wire to West Berlin side.