King Edward VIII walks past guards in formation followed by other British officials outside the palace. Wallis Simpson became wife of King Edward VIII. Guards outside main door to 10 Downing Street. Car pulls up on road. King George VI, who ascended the throne after King Edward VIII abdicated, exits the car with his wife and daughters, Margaret and Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II). The king and daughters shake hands with guards. The king reviews British troops. From a 1962 newsreel recounting events roughly 25 years earlier.
Eleanor Roosevelt championing Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson II, as Democratic candidate for President, in 1960, in spite of two prior defeats at the polls. She is seen at an intimate gathering speaking with Stevenson and others. After Stevenson fails to gain the nomination, she supports the Democratic candidate, John F. Kennedy (JFK), with whom she is seen. In another scene, Mrs. Roosevelt stands with Kennedy, and Theodore Sorenson, his advisor and speechwriter. She sits with JFK as his political advisers stand behind them. October 31, 1962, Adlai Stevenson is seen informing the public that Mrs. Roosevelt is gravely ill. She dies on November 7, 1962. On November 10th 1962, mourners, including: Laura Delano, Nelson Rockefeller, Adlai Stevenson, former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ralph Bunche,Theodore Sorenson, and Robert Wagner are seen walking across a snowy churchyard in Hyde Park,at her funeral. They are followed by Former President, Harry Truman, with wife, Bess and daughter, Margaret. A moment later, President John F. Kennedy and Mrs. Kennedy arrive, accompanied by Secret Service Agents. A NY State Trooper salutes as they walk past to enter the chapel. Mourners gather around the bier as clergy officiate for the burial at Springwood, in Hyde Park. Closeup shows President Kennedy, Vice-President Lyndon Johnson, and former President Truman standing together. The eulogy by Adlai Stevenson is heard as a montage of Eleanor Roosevelt images is seen. On April 23, 1963, signs Congressional Act, chartering the Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Foundation. He speaks about it outside the White House.
Oswald Mosley, head of British Union of Fascists, at a rally in Manchester, England. Hecklers object to him and his Union Movement message. Policemen try to control the situation. Many people receive injuries. A man with a bleeding head injury. A woman thrown to the ground. Oswald holds another rally on Ridley Road, Dalston, London. A large number of people protest in the street against Oswald and his movement. He speaks into a microphone but is drowned out by the protesting crowd as policemen hold people behind a human chain. When Oswald cannot be heard over the disturbance he stops the speech as riots break out. Men engage in fisticuffs. 54 men are arrested in connection with the fist fighting and photographers take pictures as Oswald leaves.
The consecration ceremony at the Coventry Cathedral in Coventry, England. The cathedral building is built on the ashes of the shrine leveled by the Nazis during World War II. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom accompanied by her sister Princess Margaret attends the ceremony. The archbishop and bishops appreciate the consecration conducted by the bishop of Coventry.
Gran National horse race in Liverpool, England. A large number of spectators gather at the Aintree racecourse to watch the Grand National horse race. A horse falls on the ground while running along the track. Horses run on the track and cross over fences. Killmore wins the race.
Saint Mary-Le-Bow in London,England. Prince Phillip arrives to preside over re dedication ceremony of bow bells at the church. Priests and bishops read prayers as Prince Phillip pulls a rope and bells ring.