German Chancellor Adolf Hitler's companion Eva Braun's family on holiday in Iceland. They visit an active geothermal region where steam issues from beneath a rock. They gather with a large number of spectators to witness a geyser eruption. Some of the spectators scatter to avoid getting wet. The geyser rises to a considerable height and then gradually abates. Other scenes are in the Capital City Reykjavik. A woman in traditional dress walks along the street. A sign reads: "Vorugeymsla" (Warehouses, in Icelandic).
Iceland becomes a republic during World War II. Tents set up for citizens of Iceland outside the city of Reykjavik. Citizens gather for the ceremony marking the proclamation of Iceland as a republic. President Sveinn Bjornsson and the Bishop of Iceland as the new republic is formed. American commander on Iceland General William Key watches the ceremonies.
A line of aircraft carriers at sea in the Pacific Theater. U.S. sailors stroll on deck of warship, in the sunshine. An American Destroyer, USS Flusser (DD-368) underway. United States naval officers consult a navigation chart aboard ship. An American sailor signals with semaphore flags. A U.S. warship in the North Atlantic. U.S. sailor (radioman) alerts all ships in a convoy to presence of a German surface raider, and gives its position as Longitude 23:45 West and Latitude 63:14 North (vicinity of Iceland). A British sailor (a Leading Telegraphist - radio operator) aboard a British warship, acknowledges " OK USA, OK USA, thank you very much." Ships in convoy seen. British Destroyer HMS Amazon (D39) launches depth charges. A Royal Navy Commander looks through binoculars. The British Destroyer HMS Anthony (H40) steams past.
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill is seen on the balcony of the Alþingi (Parliament House) in Reykjavik, Iceland on August 17, 1941, when he visited during voyage home from the Atlantic Conference in Newfoundland, in World War 2. To his left are Icelandic Prime Minister Hermann Jonasson and Regent Sveinn Björnsson. Churchill appears to make brief remarks to a group of civilian Icelanders assembled in the plaza below. The crowd is passive. Some take photographs. (Iceland is under British occupation at this time.)
United States Forces in Iceland during World War II. A United States convoy of ships underway in the Atlantic Ocean towards Iceland. The deck of a ship as water washes over it. Other ships of the convoy underway at sea. The U.S. flag aboard a ship. Men at a dock. Field ration crates being loaded onto trucks. Soldiers lined up as officers review troops. Soldiers and sailors milling about on the streets in a town of Iceland. An aircraft lands at an air base. U.S. soldiers rush as an air raid alarm is sounded. The soldiers loaded in vehicles as they pull away. The soldiers at an anti aircraft gun. A soldier speaks over a radio. Aircraft in formation flight.
German Chancellor Adolf Hitler's companion Eva Braun's family aboard a ship underway in the Atlantic Ocean. Engine controls show ship at halt. A boat in a hoist along side the ship. A view of a mountain as seen from the ship. A boat being lowered alongside the ship. Captain on the bridge of the ship. A boat with a Nazi flag underway at sea. Several boats being lowered along side the ship. Nazi flag displayed on boats. Cruise ship in the background. Passengers from Cruise Ship board a boat to take them ashore. Boat arrives at a dock in Iceland. Many Icelandic spectators on the dock. Several Icelandic girls and children pose for pictures.