Firing of a V-2 rocket from White Sands, New Mexico. An XP-84 jet aircraft on a test flight in California. Scenes of devastation in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. An atomic bomb test conducted in Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands. Large smoke cloud rises. Americans expressing disgust with war and confidence in ability to protect against it in future. Newspaper headline about Armistice ending World War I on November 11, 1918. Victory parade in New York City. Close up view of Adolf Hitler as he speaks forcefully to a German audience. V2 rocket being launched in Germany. German Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet rocket plane in flight. Map depicting uranium deposits world wide. An XB-36 bomber in flight with landing gear extended. A huge formation of various warplanes in flight, high overhead. A wartime tank assembly plant. American army troops on parade. A United Nations meeting in session. Peaceful scenes of American soldiers in Hawaii before World War II in the Pacific. Hawaiian Hula dancers. Japanese carrier-based Aichi D3A1 dive bomber in flight during attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Bombed U.S. warships and facilities in Pearl Harbor. American Army officer and civilian discussing wisdom of maintaing large standing army. Army recruits are seen in the U.S. Army Universal Military Training Experimental Unit at Fort Knox, in 1947. They are seen in quarters, studying; taking part in sports (baseball); and attending religious services in a base chapel. Several trainees in a field tent, working with numerous tape decks in some kind of military communications activity.
Bomb damage in Berlin, Germany in the area of the so-called Fuhrer Bunker, shortly after the end of World War II in Europe. Bomb damaged buildings, air raid shelters, and fortifications of the Führer Headquarters (Führerhauptquartiere). View of the Reich Chancellery Garden area (Garten Reichskanzlei) and exterior of the Adolf Hitler Fuhrerbunker at the back of the Reich Chancellery. Heaps of debris in front of the bomb damaged buildings. Tail of an exploded mortar shell on the ground. View of a wrecked truck. Pock marks by shells seen on buildings used as fortifications and shelters. More Mortar tails partially embedded in the ground. (Note: The buildings in this area were demolished in 1947 by the Soviets.)
'To a Foreign Land' an enactment depicts duty on to a foreign land (Germany) of U.S. Air Force personnel Carl W. Kramer from the United States. Wife of Carl W. Kramer reaches and enters into her house. She receives a call of an officer. Officer tells her about overseas duty of her husband in Germany. On next morning, Carl reports in the office of U.S. Air Force personnel. Carl and officer talk about overseas journey and rental charges in Germany. Carl seeks permission to bring his wife and daughter overseas. Carl seated at a table and his wife cleans utensils. She talks to Carl. Their daughter 'Jenny' comes with her pet. Carl and his wife report at the office of USAF personnel. Personnel types a document and gives it to Carl's wife. Mrs Carl and her daughter pose in front of a camera to get a passport sized photo clicked in a photo lab. They go at a dispensary. Doctor examines Jenny. Dentist examines Carl. Carl works in his office. Carl signs a power of attorney of House and other things, by making Jenny and his wife beneficiaries. Carl and his wife discuss a problem at the office of USAF personnel. Carl meets overseas project officer. Carl and his family takes dinner. Their daughter gets upset. Mother explains to her. Carl and his wife realize separation in their married life.
College student life in Post-war Germany after World War II. A man sits and studies on a chair. Construction of a building seen as students sometimes must work in construction by day to earn money and board to be students at night. A bomb shelter in Bonn Germany converted into a dormitory. A man working near a microscope. A man wrapped in a blanket seen studying. Several books in a heap in a library and other books seen arranged. Many students sitting in Lecture theaters attending classes. Teacher seen in lecture theater with multiple rows of elevated sloped seating.
United States Zone in Munich, Germany. Occupation forces in Germany. A German civilian with a newspaper in the pocket of his jacket. He bids farewell to a U.S. soldier. He hugs and shakes hand with the soldier. Buildings in the background. German men bid farewell to soldiers.
Senate Hearings,1947 in Washington DC. Officials and dignitaries seated for Senate Hearings, 1947. Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. is questioned. He testifies about profits made on war contracts by him before Senate War Investigating Committee. He says that he has not made any profits on war contracts. Views of Hughes and other dignitaries sitting during the hearings.