Snowstorm in City of New York on December 26, 1947. Vehicles and streets covered with 26 inches of snow. Two girls making a snowman. A man pushing a car covered with snow. View of many cars buried in snow. Men labor to clear streets. Tractors removing snow from streets. Snow-clad train on railway station. Man trying to pull the car out of snow using shovel. Men on hill removing snow with shovels.
Firing of a V-2 rocket from White Sands, New Mexico. An XP-84 jet aircraft on a test flight in California. Scenes of devastation in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. An atomic bomb test conducted in Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands. Large smoke cloud rises. Americans expressing disgust with war and confidence in ability to protect against it in future. Newspaper headline about Armistice ending World War I on November 11, 1918. Victory parade in New York City. Close up view of Adolf Hitler as he speaks forcefully to a German audience. V2 rocket being launched in Germany. German Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet rocket plane in flight. Map depicting uranium deposits world wide. An XB-36 bomber in flight with landing gear extended. A huge formation of various warplanes in flight, high overhead. A wartime tank assembly plant. American army troops on parade. A United Nations meeting in session. Peaceful scenes of American soldiers in Hawaii before World War II in the Pacific. Hawaiian Hula dancers. Japanese carrier-based Aichi D3A1 dive bomber in flight during attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Bombed U.S. warships and facilities in Pearl Harbor. American Army officer and civilian discussing wisdom of maintaing large standing army. Army recruits are seen in the U.S. Army Universal Military Training Experimental Unit at Fort Knox, in 1947. They are seen in quarters, studying; taking part in sports (baseball); and attending religious services in a base chapel. Several trainees in a field tent, working with numerous tape decks in some kind of military communications activity.
Newsreel clip of a ceremony held at Yankee Stadium in New York to honor ailing Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth. View of 58,000 fans who turned out to see Ruth and the game between the Yankees and visiting Washington Senators. Announcer notes Ruth recently had "serious throat operation" for what turned out to be cancer. Ruth, wearing overcoat, walks toward microphone and waves to cheering fans. View of large crowd of baseball players and dignitaries around home plate. Effects of cancer treatment evident in Ruth's thinned-out hair, stooped posture, and weak, raspy voice. Speaking into microphone, he thanks everyone for their kind words. Yankees and Senators players stand and cheer, fans give Ruth a standing ovation.
A United Nations Security Council session held in Lake Success, New York during the Cold War. Representatives of different nations are seated. Britain's representative to the UN Alexander Cadogan and Soviet Union's representative on the United Nations Security Council Andrei Gromyko seated next to each other. A delegate speaks on the 1947 UN Partition Plan which recommended 'the creation of a special international regime in the City of Jerusalem, constituting it as a corpus separatum under the administration of the United Nations.' He speaks about Jewish settlement in Jerusalem. Representatives of different nations seated.
African American and white children swim in an integrated swimming pool in the United States in the 1960's. A black man beside a white man working on an integrated engine car assembly line. A black shoe shine man. A black street sweeper. Narrator indicates that negro workers are in increasingly skilled jobs and supervisory positions. A black draftsman in an officer environment. A black bank manager gives an application to a black woman. Huey Newton leads the Black Panthers in a protest. Stills portray trade and transport of Negro slaves. Stills show the Civil War in the United States, and aftermath of war showing blacks voting and as politicians during reconstruction. Footage of Negroes working in cotton fields picking cotton, including boy and girl child laborers picking cotton. Footage of a Rust Cotton Picker machine in operation as negro workers watch. American troops, including negro soldiers of the U.S. Army 369th Infantry "Harlem Hellfighters", marching in victory parade in the United States after returning from World War 1. View of segregated negro soldiers in the parade in New York City cheered by parade goers. Brief scene with Henry Johnson on the side of the parade route being congratulated by civilians. (Johnson and Needham Roberts received the Croix de Guerre for exceptional heroism). Black and white workers entering or exiting a factory during World War 2. Black American troops and Tuskegee Airmen pilots in segregated units during World War 2. The Tuskegee pilots in uniform gathered together during a briefing on an airfield. View of U.S. military forces comprised of white and black personnel, integrated beginning in 1947. A white officer gives binoculars to a black soldiers.
Film titled ‘Brooklyn USA’ based on Brooklyn borough of New York City. Brooklyn Bridge spanning East River in New York City. Traffic along road. Various buildings in Brooklyn. View of Manhattan skyline of skyscrapers, as seen from Brooklyn. Commercial establishments with signs in various languages, including: Spanish, Italian, and Arabic. Alamphon Arabic Records shop. Brooklynites dresses as native American Indians play music. People sitting on benches, in the sun. Street signs for Myrtle Avenue and Herkimer Street. Building with sign reading: "Greepoint. Post No. 24, American Legion." Sign reads ‘T.S.F.T.P.O.D.R.A.B Sidney H. Ascher’. Official walks down the steps of a brownstone apartment building. He speaks to the camera. Milestone with directions and distances inscribed on it, including "10 1/2 miles to N. York ferry." Street signs at intersection of Lady Moody Square and Avenue U. Historic homes and building. Brownstone homes in fashionable district near Garden Place. Sign at corner of Fulton Street and Pineapple Street. Sign for Orange Street. Signs at Vine Street and Columbia Heights,at Cranberry and Henry Streets,and at Poplar, Willow, and Middagh Streets.