American college football game in Knoxville, Tennessee. Teams from Tennessee and Louisiana State University battle it out in a game of football. University of Tennessee wins the game after defeating the LSU team by 14 to 6.
Representatives of three nations, seated around table at Potsdam Conference held at Cecilienhof in Potsdam, Germany. British prime minister, Clement Attlee; President of United States, Harry Truman; and representative of Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin at the Potsdam Conference, July 1945. They deliver an ultimatum of unconditional surrender to Japan. B-29s in carrier task forces destroy Japanese homeland. Planes on the deck of carriers at sea. Destructions of ships at sea. Mushroom cloud due to atomic bombing. Chart depicts the power of one atomic bomb. Britain's 'grand slam' bomb, most destructive bomb ever produced. Doctor Ernest Orlando Lawrence, inventor of the atom smashes cyclotron at atom smashing machine. A man works at machine. General Leslie Groves, head of the project speaks. He is seated with Dr Vannevar Bush, government director of science and research, and Dr Richard Tolman, technical expert. Quantities of uranium shipped from Alberta, Canada are used in bombs. The atomic bomb process (Manhattan Project) is developed in widely separated areas; scenes from Hanford Project plant in Richmond, Washington. Project personnel exit cars and enter into the search area. Lieutenant colonel Franklin T Matthias with the army corps of engineers, appointed to the Hanford Project. Sign of 'Oak Ridge' in Tennessee. Largest of the three atomic bomb plants located near the TVA dam. Employed personnel in atomic bomb plants. Man and woman employees at the plan read a Knoxville Journal newspaper in August 1945 with headline "Power of Oak Ridge Atomic Bomb hits Japs". View of dense prefabricated home communities to house large number of Oak Ridge plant workers. View of families setting up their houses in trailer towns after the prefabricated homes were full. People come out from the Henebry's Jewelers and super market. Joseph Stalin at conference. Russian artillery and troops in a parade at Red Square in Moscow, Russia (these parade scenes are from the May 1, 1945 May Day parade, just days before Germany's surrender). President Harry Truman reports on the latest developments regarding the war with Japan. He states that the United States is prepared to destroy every productive enterprise in Japan and the U.S. shall completely destory its power to make war. He warns of an attack by the U.S. due to the rejection of the July 26th ultimatum at Potsdam. He warns that Japan "should expect a rain or ruin from the air; the like of which has never been seen on this earth." Truman notes that it will be followed by an unprecedented sea and land invasion of Japan.
Men work assembling transmissions on an automobile production line. John L. Lewis, President of the United Mine Workers Union, giving a speech supporting formation of the Congress of Industrial organizations (CIO). Group of workers gather to listen to a union speaker. Many wear miners hats. Cheering Union workers march in street carrying posters reading: "Long-Live the C.I.O." and "Forward eith C.I.O." Leaders of the early C.I.O., Sidney Hillman,President of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA); Philip Murray, Vice President of the C.I.O.; and John L. Lewis, C.I.O. President, circa 1938. David Dubinsky, President of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU); along with Sidney Hillman, and John L. Lewis, are seen mingling with clothing workers. View of a steel mill from workers' residential street on a snowy day. Steel worker in a mill. Deckhand and an engine man aboard a merchant ship. Roustabouts and riggers at an oil well. Nonferris metal miner in rail car. Worker in tire factory. Electrical worker. Union leader speaking to group of workers carrying banner reading: "Shirt workers, Local 128 Allentown, Pennsylvania Joint Board." Labor organizers passing out leaflets to workers leaving a factory. Labor discussions with workers at lunch tables. Draftsman preparing labor organization signs calling for "Sanitary Conditions" and "Fair Play." Working women singing a union song. Union workers marching and carrying signs for various causes. Man riding a bicycle displaying sign:"Don't Scab." Car overloaded with people with sign: "Come To Lafollette Labor Rally Monday, July 5, 1937." ACWA workers of Local 95, Atlas Plant. UMWA members of Lafollette, Tennessee. Miners playing cards and playing musical instruments. Miners on strike below in mine for 5 days, cheer leader. Poster encouraging Americans to travel and visit in the USA. Police injure several persons during labor protests in San Francisco. U.S. Army soldiers arresting a civilian and throwing tear gas grenades.
Stunt driver Lucky Teeter and his fellow daredevils amaze and thrill the crowds during a Memphis, Tennessee show. Teeter leapfrogs over a line-up of automobiles in his car, does a flip and bursts through a ring of fire. Instant rewind of several of the stunts. April 1938.
U.S. warships maneuver during Fleet Problem XIX, in 1938. Among ships in the exercise were Colorado, New Mexico and Tennessee class battleships. A Tennessee class battleship at anchor and a Chicago class cruiser underway. Stern view of U.S. Lexington class aircraft carrier underway at sea. The Carriers USS Lexington (CV-2) and Saratoga (CV-3) underway in line of warships, with aircraft on their flight decks. A Mahan class destroyer passes in front of the USS Lexington.
U.S. Pacific Fleet maneuvers including Colorado, New Mexico and Tennessee class battleships during Fleet Problem XIX. Several battleships underway in a line. Two battleships with various classes of heavy cruisers in the background. Lines of warships proceeding at sunset and in daylight. Four battleships and a heavy cruiser.The aircraft carriers, USS Lexington (CV-2) and USS Saratoga (CV-3), behind a line of U.S. warships. Several U.S. battleships headed by a Colorado class battleship. View of triple 14 inch guns on a New Mexico or Tennessee class battleship.