Events pertaining to withdrawal of USSR and USA from North Korea. Colonel General Trenty Shtikov and Kim II sung speaks at a joint assembly in Seoul. Flags of Korea USA and USSR seen in background. North Korean Flags being hosted over buildings. A scene from the People's Assembly in Pyongyang. Assembly members ask for withdrawal of USA and USA troops. North Korean flags on the walls of assembly hall. Assembly members cheer at the news of Russia's withdrawal from Korea in a later meeting. Shows a letter of thanks to Soviet Union by Koreans. Korean men,women and children collectively sign a petition. March 1946.
Views of a crowded farming village in North Korea. Workers pick up sacks of grains, ox-carts loaded with grain sacks and hay bundles,tied up crops and other activities can be seen. Approx 1946.
Speaking before United Nations Atomic Energy Commission (UNAEC) in its first meeting in June 1946, Bernard Baruch proposes international control of all atomic energy -- the so-called Baruch Plan. Low level aerial view of ruined post World War 2 European city. Goods including heavy equipment, locomotives, being loaded aboard ships to aid in the postwar recovery of Europe (The Marshall Plan). Workers in Western Europe making use of Marshall Plan materials to rebuild their national infrastructures. West European farmers restoring agriculture. View from overflying light airplane of parts of postwar Berlin in 1948. Blocked roads and empty railroad tracks leading from East Germany to West Germany, blocked by the Soviet Union. Barge traffic at standstill due to Soviet actions. U.S. C-54 transport aircraft flying supplies into West Berlin (The Berlin Airlift) during the Soviet blockade of that city. West Berliners watching U.S. transport aircraft bringing fuel, food and other essentials into the isolated city. A C-54 flying low over empty railroad lines, as it prepares to land in West Berlin. Supplies offloaded from a DC-3 ( AKA C-47 or British Dakota) equipped with unusual set of rear cargo doors. Supplies being moved on Tegel Airport with many C-54 aircraft in the background. Numerous C-47 aircraft operating at Tempelhof airdrome. An East German official opening a barricade as Soviet blockade of West Berlin ends on May 12, 1949, and supply trucks begin to move over roads again. Flags of Western nations flying on high flagpoles. Glimpse of Allied warships underway during World War 2. Formation of P-38 Lightning aircraft in flight overhead. NATO troops marching and NATO armor on parade. Flashes of heavy artillery firing at night. Korean refugees moving South in 1950 with the outbreak of the Korean War. View of UN Security Council meeting in the absence of Soviet representative. U.S. tanks firing guns and American infantrymen in conflict with North Korea in Korean War. American wounded on stretchers.
Japanese people leave Korea. The buildings in Korea. A long bridge spanning over a river. Street cars pull away. People walk on a road in a market place. People buy from shops. Various shops in the market. Japanese people are being checked. DDT (Dichloro-Diphenyl-Trichloroethane ) sprayed on people. People wait at the port of Busan. People collect basic things required while shipment. People carrying their belongings walk in a line to board ships. A man gives tickets to Japanese people boarding the ships. Japanese people sit on the deck of a ship.
Film opens showing devastated snow-covered remains of Peterhof Palace and its fountains, in Leningrad, after the Russians ended the siege of that city in January, 1944 of World War II. The next scenes show crowds gathered on 25 August, 1946, to celebrate the newly restored fountains, which are seen spraying water again. (Narrator notes that Russians now call the place Petrodvorets, meaning Peter's Palace.) An official speaks, at the ceremony, about the architecture of Petrodvorets and its cultural masterpieces still to be restored. Glimpse of statuary and array of fountains. Closeup of several young women holding flowers. Another shot of the fountains spraying along both sides of a central pond, with spectators crowded along the extreme sides near lines of trees.
Citizens walk along the streets in Tokyo, Japan on New Year Day of 1946. Japanese women dressed in kimonos walk along a sidewalk. Japanese women and children walking along the streets.