Major events of the year 1951. Parliamentary elections in Britain. People come out of polling stations after casting their votes. Votes counted and Winston Churchill becomes the Prime Minister for the second time. Churchill at various public meetings as large crowds cheers for him. Winston outside the 10 Downing Street.
The life and career of U.S. Army General Dwight D Eisenhower up to the time of his appointment as the Supreme Commander of the NATO ( North Atlantic Treaty Organization). General Eisenhower parades in triumph through London, England in a horse-drawn carriage. People gather in a large number on the streets to greet the General. He is eulogized by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Churchill addresses the crowd and talks about Eisenhower. He pays tribute to the soldiers who died fighting for their countries and places a wreath on a memorial. The General is welcomed with a ticket tape parade in New York city. He tours Turkey and Brazil.
Large crowd honors King Fredrick at Windsor in England. King Fredrick of Denmark receives the highest order in Britain's chivalry. King Fredrick is installed as knight of the Garter. Queen Elizabeth and Britain's royal family at reception in Guildhall, London. Lord Mountbatten and Princess Margarete Rose take part in the ceremony to attend city officials and honor King of Denmark.
Following the death of King George VI the night before, ceremonies are held in London proclaiming the accession of Princess Elizabeth to the throne as Queen Elizabeth II. People gather in a large number on a street in London. A royal carriage passes on the street. Cavalry moves along with the carriage. Buildings along the sides of the street. People standing behind roped off area. Officials come outside the at the Royal Exchange in London and stand on the steps of the building. One of the officials speaks on behalf of the Lords Spiritual, the Lords Temporal, the Lord Mayor of the City of London, the Aldermen of the City of London and representatives of Commonwealth nations. He reads the formal Proclamation of Accession announcing Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary as Queen Elizabeth II. He then declares "God Save The Queen." People applaud after the announcement and the band plays God Save the Queen.
Scenes from the New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane) (or Long Island Express) (or The Great Hurricane of 1938). Hurricane hitting U.S. Eastern Seaboard on September 21, 1938. The Coast from New Jersey to New England felt its effect. Cars and people drenched with water in streets. Policemen wade through hip deep water. New York is whipped by 70 mile-an-hour winds and the raging sea pouring tons of water far inland. A man retreats from a dock as waves pour water on him. Outcome of hurricane shows broken ships, downed trees, and devastation at the water front in coastal areas including Atlantic City, New London Connecticut, and Long Island. Firemen in New London Connecticut battle fires. Aerial view of destroyed shoreline and beached boats in New London. Broken cars crushed by fallen trees. Crowds gather to look at damage as a lone sentry guards against looting. Boats along the Atlantic Coast are destroyed. A boat is seen on a road in front of Merkel's Delicatessen. View of a train that was derailed by the hurricane on Long Island. Shot of a car that was carried far off a roadway and impaled on an upright beam.
The battle of Britain. German aircraft bomb British ships near Dover, England. Explosions on ships. British Spitfire fighter airplane seen in flight. Gun camera views of British fighter aircraft shooting down German bombers. Tower of London and surroundings on Thames River. British antiaircraft guns firing. Huge swath of London ablaze from German bombing. Destroyed buildings and rubble from bombing in London. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visit with citizens in the bombed areas. Winston Churchill (smoking cigar) tours bombed area of London. Smoking ruins and destruction in London. Remaining shell of the destroyed Coventry Cathedral.