USS Burton Island sails in McClure Strait, direct sea route across the top of the continent. Ice on surface as seen from deck of ship. Three men at bow of the ship. Crew disembarks from ship on ice. Tog team to pull sleds.
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, of Great Britain, attends services at Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa, Canada. Exterior view and interior views of the Cathedral. Sign on the stone wall of Cathedral reads: "Christ Church Cathedral." The Queen Mother arrives in a cadillac automobile, and walks past a group of Girl Scouts assembled on the lawn. She pauses to speak with some of the Girl Scouts. Photographers line the walkway and Royal Canadian Mounted Police hold open the doors of the Cathedral. The Rector greets the Queen Mother, who turns and waves to spectators, who mill about, many putting on their coats,after she enters the Cathedral. Front of the 1954 cadillac car showing the British Royal Standard on the left front bumper.
View of Canadian Houses of Parliament. Crowd awaiting arrival of visitors.
Winston Churchill and Anthony Eden arrive in a Cadillac convertible automobile, standing up in the back, waving to the crowd. As they step from the car, they are greeted by the Canadian Premier, Louis St. Laurent. Churchill is smoking a cigar. Brief scene of Sir Anthony Eden descending steps from airplane at Rockliffe Airport, Ottawa on June 29, 1954. Premier St. Laurent escorts Churchill and Eden into the East Block Parliament building. Numerous Royal Canadian Mounted Police in uniform. Churchill and Eden sit at a large conference table along with Sir Archibald Nye, British High Commissioner in Canada, who orders Mounted Police to remove all photographers and reporters from the room. Winston Churchill and Anthony Eden descend steps and enter their car, sitting on the back of the rear seat. They wave to crowd as the car drives away. As they pass the crowds lining the street, Churchill raises his right hand in the famous "V" for victory sign. The are escorted by Royal Canadian Mounted Police, some on motorcycles. Quick view of photographers and reporters recording the event inside the meeting room before being asked to leave by the British High Commissioner, Sir Archibald Nye.
Musician members of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada, at their annual convention, in 1954, applaud former President Harry S Truman as he stands with Union President, James Petrillo on stage. The play a short duet, Truman on piano, and Petrillo on the trumpet. They play a part of "Hail Hail the Gang's all here," to the delight of the audience.
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.
A DC-6 aircraft, carrying HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, of Great Britain, taxis after landing at Ulands Airport, Ottawa, Canada. The Queen Mother descends steps from the aircraft. Quick view of parliamentary luncheon for 300 persons given in her honor. The Queen Mother receives a bouquet of flowers at the airport, and reviews an honor guard of The 1st Black Watch (RHR) of Canada, in an airport hangar. Canadian officials in a line, being greeted by the Queen Mother. Afterwards, she enters an automobile with a clear plastic roof.