King Frederick IX and Queen Ingrid, of Denmark, receive a royal welcome in Godthab (Nuuk), the capital of Greenland. They walk along a raised platform and receive gifts from local citizens. The Queen receives a local costume from two women dressed, themselves, in traditional garb. A Greenland Girl Scout, in uniform, presents a purse to the Queen. The King speaks to the gathering of people seated on chairs facing the platform. In a change of scene, The King and Queen step from a car to attend a ceremony. The Queen wears the national costume, which is shown by the camera, as the Royal couple sit for the event. Greenlanders in a stadium cheer them.
Overseas activities of U.S. Coast Guard in World War 2. View from ship bow in heavy North Atlantic seas. A map shows Greenland. U.S. Coast Guard Coast Guard Cutter in Greenland waters with mountains and snow behind. U.S. Coast Guard officers conferring with Danish Naval officer. James K. Penfield, first United States consul in Greenland, being brought ashore by U.S. Coast Guard officers. Coast Guardsmen supplying food and supplies to natives of Greenland. Views of Greenland's Cryolite mine with men rappelling down its sides. Coast Guardsmen, released from U.S. service, and employed as armed guards, by the Government of Greenland, are seen protecting the Cryolite mine. Topographic survey of Greenland being conducted by Coast Guard personnel. Coast Guard two-place Bi-wing float plane is seen at rest in harbor and then later taking off.. U.S. Coast Guardsmen install, and test fire,a 3 inch gun, to protect a Greenland harbor. Coast guardsmen capture and occupy radio stations planted by Germans in Greenland. Newspaper from December 14,1944 describes how three German Arctic expeditions were broken up by the U.S. Coast Guard. A ship is torpedoed and burns in convoy of ships in North Atlantic Captain of another ship observes through binoculars. Several crew members are rescued from a raft. Coast Guard Cutter fires depth charges. Ships fire deck guns and antiaircraft guns against enemy. Destroyer Escort Savage (DE-386) at sea, manned by U.S. Coast Guard crew.. Admiral Russell R. Waesche decorates Coast Guardsmen. Coast Guard Cutter "Hamilton", the first American warship torpedoed in the Atlantic in WWII. Commandant Russell Waesche gives a statement in Washington D.C.
British people jump from a British airlift plane in an icy desert, Greenland. Crashed planes. A man on crutches with others near a medical van. People board U.S. plane.
Chart showing U.S. Coast Guard routes across the North Atlantic during World War Two. Scenes of the rugged Greenland landscape. Views of the Greenland Cryolite mine. A U.S. Coast Guard Cutter berthed at the pier near the mine. Greenlanders working in the open pit cryolite mine with jackhammers and steam shovels. U.S. Coast Guard officers seated, conferring with Danish Naval officer. James K. Penfield, first United States consul in Greenland looks on and interjects a comment, while pointing at a map. Supplies being transferred to a Greenland small boat. Two German meteorologists pose by their small weather station. German flag seen in background. View inside the German weather station, shows instruments, clip boards, weather maps, and radio equipment.
Native Inuit people of Greenland seen on beds in Greenland. An outdoor porch lined with beds and women in the beds. A nurse tucks a child into bed with his mother. Other beds are occupied by Greenland native women. Inuit men, women and children watch an animated comic movie about Humpty Dumpty.
Major catastophe events of the year 1952. Views of destruction on the ground in Elizabeth, New Jersey, after American Airlines flight 6780, a Convair 240, crashed into a house at Williamson and South Streets on January 22, 1952. Burned wreckage and devastation seen at the crash site in Elizabeth following the crash and subsequent explosions damaging or destroying multipole houses in the 600 block of Williamson Street. In the first few seconds of the clip, the Battin High School for Girls is seen in the background. The school was adjacent to the crash but not hit. Narrator also describes the crash of an Army transport plane in California which killed 86 soldiers, but no images of that crash are shown. Next scenes shift to England, on September 6, 1952, as a de Havilland DH.110 jet aircraft, piloted by John Derry, explodes in midair after achieving Mach 1 and then beginning a left bank and climb at 450 knots during the 1952 Farnborough Airshow. Spectators at the British air show are seen on the ground in the area below the explosion and where debris rained down on the crowd causing deaths and injuries. Engines from the blown-up DH.110 plane (prototype, ID WG236) are seen hurtling through the sky toward Observation Hill immediately after the mid-air explosion. Scenes show crowd working to tend to the wounded and shocked families and children crying.