United States President Franklin Roosevelt aboard the U.S. Navy Cruiser, USS Indianapolis (CA 35) on his return from Argentina. He waves to people from the ship. He hugs Uruguayan President Gabriel Terra on the ship. He visits President Terra in Montevideo, Uruguay. A parade passes on the street. A huge crowd gathers and welcomes U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt. Cars and motorbikes on street.
Uruguay Military marks 59th anniversary. Sign reads Escuela Militar. Uruguayan President Juan Jose de Amezaga arrives at the ceremony. Other dignitaries present at the anniversary are Director of Military Academy Colonel Toscano, Defense Minister Kampos, Army Inspector General Laguardia. Cadets are honored. Cadets parade at Military Academy in Montevideo, Uruguay
German raider scuttled in the sea at Montevideo, Uruguay. British warships and German raider underway at sea. Soldiers fire guns from a battleships. Aerial view of the ship underway at the sea. Smoke arises due to firing from the ship. The German raider being set on fire by the warships and is scuttled.
A ship anchored at Graf Shin Montevideo harbor. Crewmen and navy officers on the ship. Huge artillery barrels on the ship. Captain Langsdorf and his crew interned by Uruguayan authorities. Ship sails in sea. A massive explosion in the ship causes immense smoke to rise. Officers and sailors sit in lifeboats. Ship burns and sinks in sea after getting scuttled.
Exterior view of Pan American Union Building in Washington DC, with a 1930s Packard four door sedan-limousine parked in front. A man entering the building. Jefferson Caffery, U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, seated in an office and reviewing paperwork. Narrator describes the creation of the Good Neighbor Fleet (where Moore-McCormack Lines, also called Mooremack, was contracted to run three ocean liners of the U.S. Maritime Commission between the USA and South America, called the Good Neighbor Fleet.) Close up picture of brochure advertising the new fleet, and picturing the three ships (The California, Virginia and Pennsylvania from the former Panama Pacific Line, with new names Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina.) Next scene shows 3 men meeting (this is possibly Moore-McCormack Lines founder Albert V. Moore, on right, seated at a table and in discussion, possibly with U.S. Maritime officials. Man on left is possibly Emmet McCormack.) Passengers aboard liner SS Brazil as it departs port. Crowd on docks wave at the ship leaving New York harbor. View from on board SS Brazil in New York Harbor as a nearby tug boat sprays water. Skyline and skyscrapers of New York City's Manhattan Island seen in background. Map of South America showing route of a Good Neighbor ship. Good Neighbor Fleet ships at a harbor in South America. U.S. State Department diplomats in South America beside one of the ships as fleet service is inaugurated. Exterior view of Pan American Union building and its sign in Washington DC (later called the building of the Organization of American States). President Ortiz of Argentina, President Alfredo Baldomir of Uruguay, and President Vargas of Brazil are shown in discussion with various officials.
SITFA ( System Interamericano de Telecommunicaciones de Furezas Aereas) station in Uruguay as an antenna rotates. Air Force officers work on controls and take down notes.