Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visit the Ruakari and Aranui caves in New Zealand. The couple enters the cave and moves down a staircase. Limestone formations such as stalactites are seen hanging from the roof of the cave.
The Battle of Monte Cassino. Aerial view of the town and abbey in Italy. During an exercise west of Cassino, near Monte Camino, New Zealand gunners fire British 6 Pounder Antitank gun and a captured German Pak 40 75mm antitank gun, Views of the anti-tank men loading and firing their weapon. Smoke rises due to the firing. As part of the exercise, Infantry of 24th Battalion, 2nd Division,New Zealand Expeditionary Force, advance with fixed bayonets and one fires a machine gun. Group of New Zealand soldiers stand near a jeep and a destroyed U.S. Sherman tank of 756th Tank Battalion, amidst destroyed buildings in the north of Cassino. Several New Zealand soldiers smile for the camera.
Wounded soldiers of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during World War 1 pose dockside before boarding a ship returning to to New Zealand. Soldiers stand beside the ship. They wave. Two New Zealand soldiers wear gas masks and pose. A wounded soldier with a cane stands and shows a German Iron Cross medal he is wearing around his neck (captured from a German soldier).
Operation Deep Freeze of the United States being carried on in Antarctica. A VX-6 parachute rescue team man and a New Zealand climber on the top of an ice shelf near Scott Base as they practice rescue methods. A man with a line wrapped around his body and leg tries to descend backwards on an ice cliff. The man climbs down a rope and moves down the ice cliff. He coils up the rope at the base of the cliff. A VX-6 parachute rescue team man and the New Zealand trainer walk off the mountain. A view of the ice covered mountains near New Zealand's Scott Base. United States Antarctica Research Program participants from Mcmurdo Station, and sleds, ready to leave on a trip with an American flag flying from the snow vehicle. Two sleds tied to the rear of a traveler. The snow traveler pulls two sleds down a ravine. Mount Erebus in the back ground
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.
U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps in New Zealand during World War II. A tractor on a farm in New Zealand. A tractor plows the field. Two farmers works in the field. Farmers load a truck with sacks of vegetable. Pukekohe golf club. Farmers sort potatoes. Native workers sort cabbage. Farmers plucking up vegetables from the vegetable plants. A factory shows dehydration of vegetables. The dehydrated vegetables are packed in moisture proof tins. Meat and vegetable are mixed in proportions to prepare Quartermaster combat rations. A machine generating chocolate bars. Soldiers unloading cartoons from the truck. Rations are loading on to ships. A B-24 aircraft in the background. Soldiers loading the aircraft with milk containers. The aircraft takes off. The aircraft arrives at the New Caledonia Air Base. A nurse serves milk to a patient. A patient drinks milk. Bread being made in Quartermaster bakery. Workers making bread. A worker opens an oven. Ice slabs in a refrigerator. Some workers in the background. A Quartermaster ice cream plant.