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.
U.S. President Franklin D Roosevelt and other officials at a conference in Alexandria, Egypt. On February 12th Roosevelt flies to Egypt with an escort of fighter planes and lands at an airport. The President's daughter, Mrs Boettiger (Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Dall Boettiger) steps off the plane, first. Insignia of the United States. President Roosevelt leaves by car for Great Bitter Lake on the Suez canal to board the warship which awaits him. The sailors salute King Farouk of Egypt when he visits Franklin D Roosevelt on the warship. Roosevelt and the King and his officials take lunch on the ship. The flag of the United States. Roosevelt and King Farouk seated. Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia arrives and greets Roosevelt and his daughter. The President and the Emperor sit and talk. Next day another warship arrives. King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia, his sons and entourage. The King is escorted aboard to meet U.S. President and other officials. The sailors salute. Arab chieftains accompanying him seated on the deck. The King's four sons sit with Roosevelt. Colonel William A Eddy a retired Marine officer U.S. minister to Saudi Arabia acts as interpreter. King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia returns to his ship and leaves. Roosevelt leaves for Alexandria. At Alexandria British Prime Minister Churchill and his daughter join Roosevelt on the ship for further talk. As he came aboard he is greeted by Admiral William D. Leahy. Mr Harry Hopkins already on ship. Edward Stettinius U.S. Secretary of State gets off and joins them, then ambassador Winant joined they are greeted. Officials pose for a photograph.
A film depicts steps in Libyan independence. Allied soldiers on tanks during World War II. A tank goes past a ruined building. People gathered look as the Union Jack is unfurled. People read a proclamation pasted on a wall. Ruins of World War II. A meeting in the United Nations in 1945 where it is suggested that Libya be placed under temporary UN trusteeship. A resolution in the UN on 21st November, 1949 to create an independent Libya. The Russian delegate to the UN states his disagreement. The United Kingdom delegate speaks in favor of the resolution. A UN aircraft lands and taxis in Libya. Advisory Council members, led by Mustafa Qasim Mizran, who is first to exit the plane and is head of the National Party and Director of the School of Arts and Trades in Tripoli, are joined by UN Commissioner in Libya Adrian Pelt as they are greeted by dignitaries. The headquarters of the Commissioner and the Advisory Council in Tripoli. A sign reads 'Office of the United Nations Commissioner in Libya'. Members of the Advisory Council include representatives from Tripolitania, Cyrenaica, Fezzan, Egypt, France, Italy, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, the United States and a minority group delegate. Cars carrying the representatives drive out of the gates of the headquarters. They meet people to become aware of their problems. People greet the UN Commissioner and the members of the Advisory Council. A visit to Benghazi where they meet the Emir of Cyrenaica. People holding placards in front of the Emir's palace to greet the Advisory Council. They meet the Emir, who is the religious Muslim leader, in his place. The headquarters of the Commissioner and the Advisory Council, where Mustafa Qasim Mizran is seen touching his face, as he stands behind king Idris,
King Farouk of Egypt visits USS Quincy (CA-71) underway in Great Bitter Lake, Suez Canal, Egypt to meet U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt following the Yalta Conference during World War II. U.S. Honor Guards of marines and sailors await arrival of King Farouk. King Farouk boards ship's ladder followed by U.S. Admiral William Leahy. Both walk on deck and greet U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and daughter Anna Boettiger. President Roosevelt and King Farouk seated on deck of ship hold a conversation.
Documentary film 'Refugees Return Home' Yugoslavian and Greek refugees leave for home from Sanai Desert in Egypt. Yugoslavian and Greek men, women and children refugees at the camp. They depart in trucks. Refugees board the train which then proceeds towards the Egyptian Coast. Refuges embark the liner Tripolitania with baggages. Tripolitania arrives at Yugoslavia. Friends and relatives wave out to the refugees on board. An old woman disembarks carrying heavy baggage on her back. Red Cross nurses help people. Refugees get back home with their luggage on donkeys. Refugees meet their family members.
Office of Strategic Services officers on a mission in Cairo, Egypt during World War II. Cadets practice field tactics. Training in hand-to-hand combat, use of small arms, mapping and demolition is given at Security Officer Training Camp. The cadets and an instructor standing beside aircraft. The instructor explains about parachute jumping and commando assault technique. The cadets practice somersaults. The U.S. flag at mast. The cadets play handball. Tents in the camp.