Excavation is done in a phosphorous mining facility. Fertilizers manufactured in Kazakhstan. 1947.
Phosphate mines in Kazakhstan, Soviet Union. A man drives camels loaded with material at a mining site in Karatau Mountains. Explosive is detonated. Workers climb a hill. An equipment in operation on hillside. Interiors of an electric power station showing technicians at an instrument panel with gauges. Sprinklers in operation.
Events after World War II. Harvesting in U.S. farms. Closeup view as a tractor plows fields. Men on horseback driving sheep. Woman serves a Thanksgiving turkey dinner to her family gathered at a nice dining room table in the United States. Her children look at the food with smiles. Contrasting scenes show Europeans starving amid post-war ruins. Women and children looking for food. A child in a soup line. Women wait in a line to receive grain that is weighed on a scale. Globe spins. Joseph Stalin and other Soviet officials watch a military parade in Red Square in Russia. Retrospective scenes of the meeting of Russian and U.S. troops at the Elbe River late in World War 2. Communist rally in Paris. A protester holds up a hammer and sickle symbol. A demonstration of protestors in Athens, Greece, and another Communist demonstration in Rome, Italy. Map depicts communist control growing over Central and Eastern Europe early in Cold War. High aerial view of Washington DC with a lower altitude airplane flying over the U.S. Capitol. Exterior view of State Department (Old Executive Office Building) in Washington DC. View of Secretary of State James F Byrnes working at his desk. Byrnes speaks of U.S. role in world affairs while at a conference in Stuttgart, Germany. Scenes from a meeting of the Big Four foreign ministers in 1947. Scenes changes to North Portico of White House. Swearing in ceremony of George C. Marshall as Secretary of State. President Harry S Truman shakes hands with Secretary George Marshall. Night view of London landmark buildings. View of door at No. 10 Downing Street in London. View of brutal winter conditions in Europe in February 1947. Citizens try to dig out a train stuck in snow. Women in line in Britain for a rationed good, still saddled with its own postwar reconstruction. Narrator relates that Britain was unable to continue to provide massive military and economic aid to the Greek regime and appealed to the U.S. to handle the situation. Secretary of State Marshall and President Truman seen talking together in front of a fireplace mantle. Marshall boards aircraft for a visit to Moscow. Truman in a White House meeting, seated at oval table with his advisors and cabinet. Truman addressing joint session of congress on March 12, 1947. He asks for funds for Greece and Turkey. Globe highlights USSR. Door sign reads 'Policy Planning Staff - George F Kennan - Director'. Director Kennan seen at his desk. He advocates a long term, patient but firm and vigilant containment of Russian expansive tendencies. Reconstruction in Europe. Ground level and aerial views of bomb destroyed European cities, and workers cleaning up rubble. Brief scene from the meeting of 16 nations in Paris on July 3, 1947. Scenes from United Nations meeting held in Lake Success New York in September 1947. George Marshall at podium addressing delegates of UN. Russian delegate Andrey Vyshinsky commenting on Marshall Plan. Signing of Marshall Plan agreement by international delegates meeting in Paris in September 1947.
A film about farm activities in Kazakhstan, Soviet Union during World War II. A Soviet on horseback. A herd of cattle grazes. A mountainous area. A boy stands in the middle of a flock of sheep. A combine harvester in operation. A thresher on a field. Men carry a sack of grain. Women pick tea leaves. Camels pull carts loaded with sacks, passing under arch gate into city.
Soviet Union Premier, Nikita Khrushchev, tours Siberia. Dignitaries hail the arrival of Premier Khrushchev in Almaty, the capital of Kazakhstan. They greet and present bouquets. The Premier tours to investigate lagging agriculture production. In a civic reception Khrushchev gives a speech to the local farmers. A man gives a sheep and a farmer presents corn to the Premier for demonstration.
U.S. Vice President Henry A. Wallace on a journey to China through Soviet Union. An animated portion of a globe shows his next destination. The Vice President visits Kazakhstan. A man on a horseback. Sheep, camel and cattle graze in the field. Kazakh man uses a pole with a running noose on it to lasso a horse. The people cook donuts. The horsemen smoke American king size cigarettes for the first time. Women make tea in the open. The coal mine industry in Karaganda. Open cut coal pits. Bulldozers scoop of the earth to revile of coal. Tracks being laid and the trains moves into the cut coal pits. The equipment being used in the mines. Wallace speaks to the engineers. The machines and trains being operated by women. They then visit a copper mine also known as Soviet anaconda. A crane picks up the copper.