Camera pans over scrapped U.S. military aircraft that have been pushed off a cliff at the American Naval Air Base in Tsingtao (Qingdao) Shantung Province, China, in 1946. A jumbled mess of parts, mostly unidentifiable. Some larger parts include a fuselage and some wings,displaying the American roundel.
Scene is football field, set up in the in field of the city racecourse at Tsingtao (Qingdao) China, in 1946. The unusual thing is there are no goal posts. U.S. Marine and Navy spectators stand around the field, and some occupy a small viewing stand. Various multistory buildings are seen in the far background, as the camera pans about,following the play on the field. Players wear football uniforms, and leather helmets. One team (probably Marines) wears Khaki jerseys and the other (probably Navy) wears white. As the film begins, one Khaki team player is being helped as he walks off the field, while others attend to a player lying on the ground. Play resumes with a play in the Khaki end zone, followed by a Khaki kickoff to white, who return the ball. Camera stops there and switches to another Khaki kickoff. White seems unable to overcome Khaki defense on the ground and resorts to a long pass that is intercepted by Khaki. The rest of the film shows glimpses of plays on the field. A White team player is seen on the ground attended by sailors. Play resumes again, with Navy punting. As the game ends, players of both teams walk off the field and are greeted by Marine and Navy spectators respectively. Camera shows view of the much larger racecourse area that encompassed the playing field. U.S. military trucks begin driving over the field. Scene shifts to view from a grandstand at far end of the racecourse, near buildings in downtown Tsingtao. Marines and sailors are leaving the field. Camera pans over the large racecourse infield where marines and sailors are cleaning up the playing field. Change of scene shows U.S. Army Lieutenant General Albert C. Wedemeyer, Navy Admiral Charles M. Cooke, and a Rear Admiral, sitting with Madame Chiang Kai-shek. She is examining an American football, as the Rear Admiral explains it to her. Scene shifts to more shots of the football game including several fumbles. It ends with Khaki team huddle.
Film showing city of Hiroshima, Japan, the day before, and the day after the dropping of the atomic bomb in World War 2. Sequence opens on August 5, 1945, the day before the event. Camera pans over the city. Japanese air raid lookouts are seen on watch for allied bombers. View of actual atomic bomb detonation, over Hiroshima, on August 6, 1945, as seen from aircraft high overhead. Next, the complete destruction of the city is seen from camera at low altitude showing the four and one half square miles of the city flattened and burned. A Japanese hospital still functioning, with red cross flag on it. Hospital workers retrieving victims of the bombing. Ambulatory victims clustered in dooways and halls. Shadow image of a large industrial valve wheel burned onto wall behind it. Similar image of a ladder burned onto a wall. The decorative pattern on a womans dress burned onto skin of her back. Japanese physicians treating victims of thermal and radiation burns. Views of various victims, including some children, and their respective injuries. Scene shifts forward one year, to August 6, 1946. Children are lined up outside a school building, and then seen inside their classroom. disfiguring results of injuries are still evident on the children at their desks. Sequence shifts again, this time to United Nations delegates grappling with the issue of controlling atomic weapons. Closeups of American delegates, including James F. Byrnes (Secretary of State)and James B. Conant, President of Harvard University in the assembly. Closeups of representatives from South Asian nations. Closeup of USSR delegation, headed by Foreign Minister,Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov. Signs identifying delegates from Colombia, Egypt,Iraq, Bolivia, China. Final sequence shows several U.S. atomic scientists in their respective laboratories, including Enrico Fermi and Vannevar Bush. United states representative to the UN, Warren Austin, speaking about the so-called, Baruch Plan, for international control of atomic weapons. (Principal author, Bernard Baruch, is standing behind speaker's left shoulder.) USSR delegation, headed by permanent representative, Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko, who is seen presenting the Soviet plan. View of explosion and mushroom cloud during U.S. Operation Crossroads atomic bomb test in the Pacific.
Segment from the United Nations Security Council meeting at Hunter College, New York City, United States, on March 27, 1946. At the time, the Soviet Union, with its troops in Iran, and with interest in the governance and autonomy of Azerbaijan, was pushing to postpone discussion of the appeal by Iran that the action of the Soviet Army in Iran was a threat to international peace and security. American statesman James F. Byrnes, Edward R. Stettinius, Soviet diplomat Andrei Gromyko and representatives of the UN Security Council member countries are seen entering the conference room at Hunter College, New York City. The dignitaries seated at a table. Delegates and spectators present. Gromyko, the Soviet representative to the United Nations, speaks in Russian. Other delegates listen, seated behind. A delegate from China speaks. Several delegates raise their hands with questions. U.S. representative James Byrnes demands that the Iranians be given a chance to be heard. The Soviet delegation stands and exits the talks abruptly. Iranian delegate Hossein Ala', Iran's Ambassador to the United States approaches the table and is seated. The delegates listen as Mr. Hossein Ala addresses the council. Mr. Ala urges the council to take action, saying, "Iran views with grave concern any delay in the consideration by the council of the merits of these disputes. For these reasons, on behalf of my government, I request the council to take up these matters at once and reach, without reference to further negotiations, a solution consistent with the principles of the charter."
Newsreel titled 'Chinese Get U.S. Navy Vessel' depicting Lend-lease arrangements between the U.S. and China. Two destroyer-escorts and six smaller warships leave for China. Chinese sailor raises a flag on the deck of one of the ships. Chinese and U.S. Navy commanders shake hands. Chinese commander inspects the Chinese sailors. U.S. Navy sailors talk and exchange tips, tricks, and games with Chinese sailors. U.S. sailor unravels a poster of a partially nude woman as a gift for the Chinese sailors. Ship sails for China.
Tsingtao (Qingdao) Shantung Province, China. Camera pans over a hilltop with foliage and several buildings, near the U.S. Navy Air Base at Tsingtao (Qingdao) Shantung Province, China. It focuses on several sailors standing near a completely destroyed Navy R5D (Douglas DC-4) aircraft. The outer wings are missing and its four engines have been removed. While panning the wreckage, the camera picks up part of a tail number reading:" 80395." To the right, another aircraft fuselage is seen. Strips of aluminum are missing from it. It also appears to be a Navy R5D. A view of the cockpit shows the two control yokes missing from their pedestals. (Apparently salvageable parts have been removed from these crashed aircraft by Navy personnel.)