U.S. Air Force Arctic Survival School training and practice at Goose Air Base in Labrador, Newfoundland, Canada (near Goose Bay). Shows an aerial view of SOS stamped out in snow. Survival class instructor points out to cold weather gear that includes gloves, coat,socks and boots. He demonstrates construction of shelters, animal snares and traps with the help of model. Students strap on necessary equipment and get into snowshoes. U.S. Air Force personnel go into field for survival training. They construct parachute tent, fell trees to be used for firewood, Air Force personnel ice fishing with weighted net. They build fire signals and stamp SOS on snow covered open field.
View from conning tower of surfaced German submarine (U-boat) underway in the North Atlantic, during World War 2. Crew scans horizon and see Allied ships. They alert their captain, who comes on deck to confirm their finding of targets off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. Animated sequence shows how U-Boat maneuvers. The U-boat teletypes information to its headquarters where German Admiral Karl Doenitz, Commander of the U-boat fleet, is seen with his staff. His charts show area of encounter, between Labrador and Greenland. Doenitz staff wires instructions to the U-boat. View of radio operators and morse code messaging. Views of crew at duty stations inside the submarine. Two U-boats proceeding at high speed on the surface. They are shown in animated sequence. Smoke from burning Allied ship on the horizon. The U-boats come under fire. Shells burst nearby in water. View inside U-boat as it crash dives. Dishes and other items slide and fall inside the U-boat. Animated sequence shows several U-boats moving relative to the convoy. Views of crew poised silently inside submerged sub. Sound of Allied destroyer propellers overhead and explosion of depth charges. Water sprays into U-boat as depth charge causes damage. View on deck of surfaced submarine. U-boat pack circling the convoy. View inside submerged U-boat torpedoing a ship. Inside engine room of boat. Animation shows most ships in convoy being sunk and faster warships trying to escape. Torpedoes being loaded and fired. Explosions from ships hit by torpedoes. Surfaced U-boat firing its deck gun at night. Oil burning on water surface.
Closeup of a freighter steaming past the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor. Sailors riding on a commercial bus near the entrance to the U.S. Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia. Traffic at the road intersection.Sign identifying the base. Views of ships docked at the base. Flags flying outside the Headquarters of NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic (SACLANT). View of the great map room inside the headquarters. Officers from various NATO countries seated for a briefing conducted by A U.S. Navy Captain circa 1954. The most senior officers, including the first SACLANT, Admiral Lynde D. McCormick, step close to the map, where he speaks to the briefing officer. Closeup of the briefing officer moving images of aircraft over the map in the vicinity of the Portuguese Azore Islands. Closeup of straits of Gibraltar and then of Brest and Cherbourg on the coast of France; the Western approaches to the British Isles; the Norwegian coast; Iceland; Northern Labrador; the whole seaboard of Canada and the United States. View of waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Glimpse back to Admiral McCormick at the briefing map and then to a partially submerged submarine moving in water of the Atlantic. Narrator mentions subs of the 1960s. U.S. nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine launches a polaris missile. Final view of briefing map.erge.
Armed Forces day at Pepperrell Air Force Base, St. Johns, Newfoundland Canada, together with Torbay Airport (also known as St. John's Airport). Demonstrations of fire fighter equipment, water cooled 30 caliber machine gun, radar scanner. Weather balloon released in air. Ongoing parade through Saint Johns with United States and Canadian forces passing review stand. Aircrafts on exhibition include C-54, B-50, T-33, H-34, F-89 D's, C-47's and C-54's fly over in formation.
Entrance of Ernest Harmon Base Operations Building at Harmon Air Force Base. C-124C Globemaster aircraft taxis in the snow. Several C-124s on the snowy ramp. Airman seated inside base theater during briefing.
Canadian and Newfoundland dignitaries in a meeting regarding confederation of Newfoundland with Canada. Former Prime Minister Mackenzie King is seen. Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent signs the confederation agreement document and gives a brief speech supporting the new relationship. Seated at the head of the Newfoundland delegation is Sir Albert Walsh, later named Lieutenant Governor. Other delegation members include Crosbie, Gruchy, Bradley, Smallwood, Winter. Sound of applause by the audience.