The Winter War in Finland against the Red Army of the Soviet Union. Damage from Russian air raids on a Finnish town. Structures covered in thick ice and snow. Soldiers push a car stuck in ice. Finnish ski troops in heavy white parkas, moving in the snow. A horse pulls a sled carrying a wounded Finnish soldier. Medics lift him on a stretcher and take him for treatment. A soldier, with cleats on his boots, climbs up a pole. Bullets in a Russian helmet. Snow-covered tanks and equipment. A captured T-28 tank and a BA-27 armored car (likely reused later by the Finns). Dead Russian soldiers lying in the snow.
Various views of Finns after a war in Finland. Citizens of Finland get off a train. Officials in a meeting. A map is shown. A fire blazes and smoke rises from buildings. Wounded men and women undergo treatment in a hospital. Planes in flight and war scenes. Troops fire artillery. Damaged equipment and killed people. Finns with their children. They set a fire in a snow covered area.
Youth Congress in Washington DC. Young people march in street, carrying large American flag held horizontally.M Men hold a banner which reads 'Civil Liberties'. A woman on horseback holds a poster which reads 'No Arms'. U.S. President Roosevelt addresses the Youth Congress at the White House. He condemns the Soviet Union as a dictatorship and decries its invasion of a very small neighboring country (Finland) that only wishes to live in peace as a democracy. Roosevelt extols the political nature of Finland.
General Mannerheim's daughter thanks the world for help in Paris, France. Miss Mannerheim, daughter of Finnish Army Chief Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, thanks other nations for helping Finland which is fighting for the whole civilized world.
U.S. Senate Foreign Affairs Committee in Washington D.C. Eight members of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee seated at a table as they discuss American aid to Finland. Arthur B Vandenberg; Hiram W Johnson; William E Borah; Key Pittman; Chairman Pat Harrison; Walter F George; Tom Connelly; Alben W Barkley seated at table. They look and documents and converse with each other.
Film opens with a map of Europe showing black-shaded region of the Soviet Union, and pointing out Germany and Finland. Next, are shown moving images of rural buildings on fire in Finland, late in 1939, during the Russo-Finish war. (The Narrator comments that Finland's population was only 4 million while that of the soviets was 180 million.) Soviet bombers are seen high in the sky. A lone woman hurries along a street in Helsinki, Finland, past rubble of a bombed building. Smoke rises in the background. Finish fire fighters man a hose to fight numerous huge fires in Helsinki.Various views of fires blazing in the capital.