A line of aircraft carriers at sea in the Pacific Theater. U.S. sailors stroll on deck of warship, in the sunshine. An American Destroyer, USS Flusser (DD-368) underway. United States naval officers consult a navigation chart aboard ship. An American sailor signals with semaphore flags. A U.S. warship in the North Atlantic. U.S. sailor (radioman) alerts all ships in a convoy to presence of a German surface raider, and gives its position as Longitude 23:45 West and Latitude 63:14 North (vicinity of Iceland). A British sailor (a Leading Telegraphist - radio operator) aboard a British warship, acknowledges " OK USA, OK USA, thank you very much." Ships in convoy seen. British Destroyer HMS Amazon (D39) launches depth charges. A Royal Navy Commander looks through binoculars. The British Destroyer HMS Anthony (H40) steams past.
Credits for the documentary titled 'Creative Hands' about mountain handicrafts in North Carolina. Background info about earlier handicrafts as an important part of civilization. A farmer weaves, sculpts a swan, whittle in clay. Scene change to New York City and busy areas of Manhattan, with people outside the Rockefeller Center in New York watching ice skaters. Women do window shopping. People enter Radio City Music Hall. Scene change again to farming areas in the mountains of southwest North Carolina. Animated map of United States. Wide views of farmland and a house in Brasstown North Carolina. Men cut a tree for lumber using a two man saw. Teacher at John C Campbell Folk School in Brasstown helps farmer to develop creative ideas using local materials. A sign reads "John C Campbell Folk School Handcrafts." Farmers walk with their materials and are seen seated at a table of the school showing some of their handicrafts. They are taught creative ideas by the teacher.
View from conning tower of surfaced German submarine (U-boat) underway in the North Atlantic, during World War 2. Crew scans horizon and see Allied ships. They alert their captain, who comes on deck to confirm their finding of targets off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. Animated sequence shows how U-Boat maneuvers. The U-boat teletypes information to its headquarters where German Admiral Karl Doenitz, Commander of the U-boat fleet, is seen with his staff. His charts show area of encounter, between Labrador and Greenland. Doenitz staff wires instructions to the U-boat. View of radio operators and morse code messaging. Views of crew at duty stations inside the submarine. Two U-boats proceeding at high speed on the surface. They are shown in animated sequence. Smoke from burning Allied ship on the horizon. The U-boats come under fire. Shells burst nearby in water. View inside U-boat as it crash dives. Dishes and other items slide and fall inside the U-boat. Animated sequence shows several U-boats moving relative to the convoy. Views of crew poised silently inside submerged sub. Sound of Allied destroyer propellers overhead and explosion of depth charges. Water sprays into U-boat as depth charge causes damage. View on deck of surfaced submarine. U-boat pack circling the convoy. View inside submerged U-boat torpedoing a ship. Inside engine room of boat. Animation shows most ships in convoy being sunk and faster warships trying to escape. Torpedoes being loaded and fired. Explosions from ships hit by torpedoes. Surfaced U-boat firing its deck gun at night. Oil burning on water surface.
Chart showing U.S. Coast Guard routes across the North Atlantic during World War Two. Scenes of the rugged Greenland landscape. Views of the Greenland Cryolite mine. A U.S. Coast Guard Cutter berthed at the pier near the mine. Greenlanders working in the open pit cryolite mine with jackhammers and steam shovels. U.S. Coast Guard officers seated, conferring with Danish Naval officer. James K. Penfield, first United States consul in Greenland looks on and interjects a comment, while pointing at a map. Supplies being transferred to a Greenland small boat. Two German meteorologists pose by their small weather station. German flag seen in background. View inside the German weather station, shows instruments, clip boards, weather maps, and radio equipment.
Street level view near the southeast corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Los Angeles, California. View facing north on Vine Street. A car towing a three-wheel motorcycle turns east onto Hollywood Blvd. Late 1940s and early 1950s automobiles driving on the street. Camera pans westward and other buildings are seen looking north on Vine, including the El Capitan Theatre at 1735 North Vine Street (now the Avalon Hollywood nightclub), the Ontra Cafeteria at 1719 North Vine Street (now the Redbury Hotel at 1717 North Vine), the Melody Lane cafe at the northwest corner of Hollywood and Vine, and the Harris & Frank store on Hollywood Boulevard. Brief view of a streetcar or trolley going west on Hollywood Boulevard. Street level camera view then shifts to the southeast corner of Ivar Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard, looking west on Hollywood Blvd. Theater marquee of the Admiral Theatre (later the Vine Theatre) is seen across the street at 6321 Hollywood Boulevard. Beyond it, looking west, is the Security Pacific Bank building at 6381 Hollywood Boulevard, and beyond that are the Warners Radio Towers for station KFWB atop the Warner Bros Theatre. Pedestrians walking on sidewalks, and cars and trucks on the street. Scene shifts to various elevated views of Los Angeles with a heavy smog layer settled over the city.
Flags of various NATO member countries. Flag of NATO. Film 'The Atlantic Community' introduces the United States as a NATO member. American landscape views. American men,women and children walk to church. Memorial marking first settlements in America. Back Bay neighborhood along bank of Charles River in Boston. Side and front view of Old State House in Boston. Pedestrians and traffic with 1940s automobiles on busy streets of Boston. Exterior view of Faneuil Hall and flower market in Boston. Civilians walk in street and cars drive by. Sweeping views of Harvard University campus buildings. View of New York city. Empire State building. Manhattan Island New York City as seen from the water. Tall buildings and skyscrapers of Manhattan. Upward panning view from ground to top of Empire State Building in 1949. Busy street in New York city. American people at work including a man operating precision manufacturing equipment, a woman typing on a typewriter, and a man carpenter sawing wood. A seamstress sews clothing, an executive on the telephone in an office, factory workers at work; bricklayers working; women examine clothing designs, draftsmen at work on drawing plans. View inside a locomotive of the engineer operating a train at high speed. View from exterior of passenger train as it approaches and passes by. Aerial views of farmland and hay in fields under a dusk sky. Elevated view of American industrial factories and smoke pouring from chimney stack pipes. Cowboys with herd of cows at the foothills of Rocky mountains. American dam on a massive lake. View of the Mormon Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Mormon temple from a distant elevated position with mountains in background, and then a street level view of Salt Lake Temple with statue of Brigham Young in foreground and 1940s vehicles. Aerial view of Lockheed Constellation aircraft in flight. American landscape views. Mountains and oceans. Golden Gate Bridge. Niagara Falls view. Fort Montgomery. The Rainbow Bridge from U.S. to Canada.