1956 Royal Film Performance at the Empire Theatre in Leicester Square, London, England (of the motion picture, "The Battle of the River Plate"). British and U.S. stars arriving for the event. Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe (Miller) accompanied by her husband, playwright, Arthur Miller, pass through the foyer. Also seen is actress Joan Crawford, with an escort. Queen Elizabeth II arrives followed by Princess Margaret. Reginald Bromhead, chairman of the Cinematograph Trade Benevolent Fund, introduces Queen Elizabeth II of England to stars, including Marilyn Monroe with Victor Mature standing on her left. A grandson of Mr Bromhead offers flowers to the Queen.
Soviet airliner Tu-104 prototype,CCCP number L5400-25, arrives at London Heathrow on 22 March 1956, carrying Soviet Colonel-General Ivan Serov, and other Soviet officials. Weather is rainy with water on the airfield runways and ramps. British police officers assist the Soviet party, as a car is brought up. DC-3 aircraft seen in background, parked on the ramp. Refueling trucks drive up to the aircraft. Some persons seek shelter under the wing, from the rain.
New Bishop of London, Dr. Henry Colville Montgomery Campbell knocks knocks at the door and enters St Paul's Cathedral in London, England. Bishop bows. Bishop Montgomery Campbell, a religious hero during the London Blitz period, is enthroned as head of the Episcopal Church in solemn ceremonies. Large crowd seated in pews of St Paul's Cathedral.
Queen Mother Elizabeth of England at the University of London. The Queen Mother leads a ball, following the award of degrees at the University of London. People dance in the ballroom.
A new baby giraffe named Terry at the London Zoo in London. Mother giraffe besides the two weeks old Terry. Baby giraffe stands still. A close up of the giraffe.
Opening scene shows a U.S. Information Agency (USIA) secretary provides a couple in Germany with information about American schools. Views of students in Saigon, South Vietnam, attending USIA English language classes. View of London, England, showing All Souls Church and the Art Deco BBC Broadcasting House at Portland Place and all Souls Place. A man is seen delivering a can, containing the USIA monthly film documentary, to the BBC. Broadcasting House. In Iran, a Douglas DC-4 passenger plane takes off, carrying newspaper reporters and Iranian officials to look over an American techinical assistance project which is seen from the air. In Tokyo, Japan, a man working in a private publishing company begins translating an American book. (It is open on his desk and contains an illustration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.) A page of the book (in Japanese) is shown being reproduced.