Aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt in the Atlantic Ocean during Operation Long Step. Heavy cruiser USS Des Moines CA-134 sends a blinker-light signal to USS FDR. Aircraft being spotted aft. USS Des Moines underway through rough seas southwest of Sardinia. Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Leyte's helicopter returns to the ship. USS Des Moines underway. Airplanes on flight deck of FDR in the foreground. A quartermaster sends USS Leyte a flashing-light signal. The quartermaster sends a message to heavy cruiser USS Columbus. USS Columbus answering USS FDR's message. Flight deck crew takes a break during Operation Long Step. Gearing-class destroyer USS Myles C. Fox, DD-829, airplane guard for USS Roosevelt, takes heavy seas over her bow during rough weather south of Malta. Two guardians stand by on station. USS Myles C. Fox in the background. Silhouette: USS FDR's helicopter U.S. Navy HUP being tied down to the flight deck. Sea and spray falling over the flight deck of USS FDR as it is underway south of the island of Malta. Views of aircraft on the flight deck.
Commando troops display their skills in Malta, Mediterranean sea. The troops demonstrate the crossing of a river and negotiate a cliff side handily.
The Malta Conference in Malta, January - February 1945. The Malta fortification, building and towers. A plane taxis on the Luqa Airport on the island. General Woods, Smith, Marshall and Brehon B. Somervell deplane in Malta. Major General C.P. Woods shakes hands. Lt. General Walter B. Smith met by British Air Commander Whitney Strait. Ambassador W. Abel Hellemen with Major General F. M. Andersen. Arrival of Admiral Ernest J.King at the airport. Field Marshall Sir Harold Alexander, Supreme Allied Commander in the Mediterranean Theater. Admiral Andrew and B. Cunningham greet each other. General George C. Marshall steps off a plane. General Brehon B. Somervell greets England's Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden. On February 2, 1945 an American warship arrives with U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He is saluted by the British Prime Minister Churchill. Sailors on deck. View of the Montgomery House. Combined meeting of U.S. and British Chiefs of Staff at the Montgomery House. The chiefs are seated around a table, military plans agreed upon. A wall map in the background. Delegates leave for another conference. Policemen control the crowds on either sides of a street. A Russian airport near Yalta in the Crimea. A transport plane lands at the airport. Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov greets Allied leaders outside a tent. Edward Stettinius U.S. Secretary of State gets off the plane. UK Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden. The flags of three countries fly over the field: US, UK and Soviet Union. Secretary of State outside the tent. Harry Hopkins arrives. Prime Minister Churchill gets off a UK plane. Kremlin Guards form the guard of honor. Franklin D Roosevelt greeted by Russian reception committee. Daughters of Roosevelt and Churchill talk All the delegates around the transport plane. Delegates salute during the national anthem. British Prime Minister and U.S. President inspect the guard of honor after the national anthem. Kremlin Guards march past in review.
Malta Conference meeting of American and British Allied leaders on island of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea, beginning January 30, 1945. C-54 aircraft lands on airfield in Malta, with U.S. staff officers aboard. Leaders exit plane starting with U.S. Navy Admiral Ernest J King, greeted by U.S. Ambassador to Soviet Union Averell Harriman. U.S. Army General George Marshall exits with Lieutenant General Brehon Somervell, and they are greeted by British Army Field Marshal Wilson and Mr. Harriman. Exterior of Montgomery House on Malta as dignitaries enter the conference. General Marshall and then Admiral King enter Montgomery House. Dignitaries seated at long table meet during conference at Montgomery House. Camera shows various attendees including British Field Marshal Alexander and Field Marshal Sir Alan Brooke. Also Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham, Marshal Charles Portal and Marshal H. Wilson. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill on British ship salutes arrival of President Roosevelt on U.S. Navy ship arriving for Crimea Yalta Conference. Yalta mountains and Black Sea views. Workmen unload communication equipment from ship and deliver it by truck convoy. Exterior of the Livadia Palace site of the Yalta Conference. Signal Corps wire the building and Army Navy message center and telephone exchange is shown. Stettinius, Anthony Eden, and other leaders arrive by aircraft and are greeted by Chairman of Council of People's Commissars Vyacheslav Molotov. British Prime Minister Churchill and American President Roosevelt arrive and meet Molotov and other Russian dignitaries. Russian honor guard stands in formation. Big Three of President Roosevelt, Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin and British Prime Minister Churchill at the palace. Dignitaries seated around conference table to discuss plans for occupation of Germany. They sign a statement. Big 3 dignitaries seated on a bench outside the palace pose for photos with officials.
Major catastophe events of the year 1952. Views of destruction on the ground in Elizabeth, New Jersey, after American Airlines flight 6780, a Convair 240, crashed into a house at Williamson and South Streets on January 22, 1952. Burned wreckage and devastation seen at the crash site in Elizabeth following the crash and subsequent explosions damaging or destroying multipole houses in the 600 block of Williamson Street. In the first few seconds of the clip, the Battin High School for Girls is seen in the background. The school was adjacent to the crash but not hit. Narrator also describes the crash of an Army transport plane in California which killed 86 soldiers, but no images of that crash are shown. Next scenes shift to England, on September 6, 1952, as a de Havilland DH.110 jet aircraft, piloted by John Derry, explodes in midair after achieving Mach 1 and then beginning a left bank and climb at 450 knots during the 1952 Farnborough Airshow. Spectators at the British air show are seen on the ground in the area below the explosion and where debris rained down on the crowd causing deaths and injuries. Engines from the blown-up DH.110 plane (prototype, ID WG236) are seen hurtling through the sky toward Observation Hill immediately after the mid-air explosion. Scenes show crowd working to tend to the wounded and shocked families and children crying.
The Malta Conference in Malta, United Kingdom during World War II. A guard opens the door of a car. U.S. Navy Fleet Admiral Ernest King gets off the car. Admiral King and Commander Bornin walk into Montgomery House for the Malta Conference. A guard at the entrance door salutes the officers. U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union William Averell Harriman arrives in a car at Montgomery House. A guard opens the door of a car and U.S. Army Chief of Staff General George Marshall gets off the car and walks into the building. U.S. Army Service Forces Commanding General Brehon Burke Somervell arriving with another officer for the conference. Several officers arriving for the conference. A large crowd gathered outside the building. U.S. and British officers leaving the Union Club after a luncheon. A crowd of civilians standing on either side of a street watching the officers. A few guards controlling the crowd as the officers walk towards vehicles. General Marshall comes out of the building holding documents. The General walking towards a car. An officer outside the building watches the General.