The funeral of Dr Chaim Weizmann in Israel. He was the President of Israel and leader of world Zionism. Pallbearers hold the casket and other officers walk with them. People watch and bow towards the casket. The President is buried on his estate. People place wreaths on the grave.
Formation of Israel in May 1948. Jewish refugees aboard a ship. They get off from the ship in Palestine. A woman with her child at the dock. A sign reads 'United Nations Palestine Commission'. Delegates seated in a hall decide about the partition between the Jews and the Arabs. Houses in a city of the Jews, Israel. Jewish troops holding guns walk on the ruins of building. The dead Jewish people on street. The troops stand in a group. The captured Arab prisoners by the Israeli troops. They get in a vehicle. Cars and people on a street. Prime Minister of Iseral David Ben Gurion enters a building. The Jewish soldiers stand holding guns. A flag of Israel flatters in air. The Israeli soldiers stand holding a white flag. The troops stand on a boarder. A dead Arab man. President of Israel Chaim Azriel Weizmann walks with officials. The soldiers stand on the side. The Israel delegates go to the United Nation and seek for a separate state for Jewish . Delegates seated in hall. The people walk out of the hall. The empty seats of the Arab countries. The new state of Israel is born. The flags are raised. People cheer and celebrate. From a July 2, 1964 newsreel of "Yesterday's Big Story".
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.
The state of Israel is formed. Houses in an area and people behind a barbed wire fence. A ship in a harbor. Jews board the ship. The Israeli flag hoisted aboard the ship. People get onto the ship. A man and a woman aboard the ship while it is underway towards Israel. Men load cargo onto a ship. Jews aboard a ship as they wave. Two men shake hands. Traffic on a street in a city in Israel. Prime Minister of Israel David Ben Gurion arrives and enters a building. A flag of Israel on the top of a building. An Egyptian aircraft in flight over Tel Aviv. A damaged building after an air raid. Dead bodies in streets. Ammunition in crates. Men on a watch tower.
Israel War Bond drive is launched in Tel Aviv by Prime Minister of Israel David Ben Gurion. Prime Minister Gurion gets off from a car. He enters a building. People seated inside a hall. Emblem of Israel on the stage. Ben Gurion seated at a desk. The emblem of Israel. Ben Gurion speaks into microphone. He seeks for $22 million to meet cost of Israel's recent Sinai desert campaign. People seated in a hall applaud.
Major events of the year 1952. Narrator indicates that the British detonated their first atomic bomb in 1952. Aerial view of Enewetak Atoll area where United States testing took place. America tests its first hydrogen bomb and a massive explosion occurs during Test Ivy, at the Enewetak atoll, on November 1, 1952.