Church rites and parties mark 7th birthday of quintuplets in North Bay, Ontario. The quintuplets dressed in similar clothes sing choir in a church. They blow candles on a cake and hug each other. The famous five donate an ambulance to the Red Cross. Girls seated in the ambulance wear oxygen masks.
U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill meet for the Atlantic Conference aboard American Heavy Cruiser, USS Augusta (CA-31), anchored in Placentia Bay, Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. High ranking American military officers and officials attending include Presidential advisor, Harry Hopkins; U.S. Army Air Corps Chief, General Henry Arnold; U.S. Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Harold R. Stark; Vice Admiral Ernest J. King, and Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. President Franklin Roosevelt stands with his son, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., to meet the Prime Minister. FDR also greets other members of the British delegation, including British Minister of Supply, Lord Beaverbrook. British and American sailors mingling together. Prime Minister Churchill and President Roosevelt are seen seated on deck, for a church service, aboard the British Battleship, Prince of Wales. They read documents and conclude agreements known as the Atlantic Charter.
Division of Vietnam into North and South Vietnam as Indochina war ends up in Vietnam. Aerial view of cratered battle ground, with smoke rising, at Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam, in March, 1954. A French A-26 Invader aircraft flying above some clouds and pilot in cockpit using radio. French paratroops, dropping from C-47 aircraft, and landing, to reinforce troops dug in at Dien Bien Phu. French artillery firing and rounds exploding in the distance. French troops moving through brush, and carrying wounded back out. Citizens on streets of Hanoi, North Vietnam, scrounging for scraps to eat. An old woman hunkered down in a doorway. A mother with a young boy. French troops crossing a bridge as they surrender following the siege at Dien Bien Phu. North Vietnamese troops entering Hanoi. Delegates at the Geneva conference of 1954, in the Palais des Nations, including representatives of the Soviet Union, the United States, France, the United Kingdom, and the People’s Republic of China, among others. Closeup of Soviet delegation, with Foreign Minister, Vyacheslav Molotov, second from left. View of the North Vietnamese delegation, and delegate Ta Quang Buu, Vice Minister of Defense of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam), and Head of their Military Delegation, signing the accords. Closeup of one treaty page, with his signature, as Minister of Defense, and that of Henri, Deltiel, Brigadier General, who signed for the Commander in Chief of all French Forces in Indochina. OUtdoors. After the conference, Soviet Foreign Minister, Molotov shakes hands with Chou En-lai, Chinese Foreign Minister. Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister,Andrei Gromyko, wearing a hat, is standing behind Molotov. A long line of refugees fleeing to the South, from North Vietnam. A 1954 map showing the division of North and South Vietnam at the 19th parallel. Mist settled among mountain tops. South Vietnamese people engaged in agricultural pursuits and building new dwellings. South Vietnamese placing ballots in boxes during elections. Brief glimpse of the glamorous Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu, defacto First Lady of South Vietnam, dressed in ao dai and wearing dark glasses, as she leaves a polling place. Farmers dressed in traditional conical hats (non la) working in grain fields, and reaping and carrying cut grain on poles in the South. Beautiful view of fishermen and boats silhouetted against sky, with tall limestone islands in background, at Ha Long Bay, North Vietnam (incorrectly implying it shows South Vietnamese in peaceful pursuits). South Vietnamese at work building structures with concrete blocks. A car with bullet holes in the windshield, draws attention on busy street in South Vietnam. Closeup of murdered man inside on floor of car. Scenes of vandalism at a house. Viet Minh guerillas moving through jungles and setting fires to straw roofed houses. Remains of a destroyed dwelling. Bodies of South Vietnamese killed, according to the narrator, by "Viet Cong pursuasion squads." A framed picture of Ho Chi Minh, over a North Vietnamese star flag.
Distant view of the steamer ,the Prescott arriving at docks in Ontario Canada. Young sailors line up and pose for camera. The Captain of Prescott emerges out and is greeted by officials. Two sailors point at logo 'Prescott' marked on ship. A lady with an official opens up champaign bottle to celebrate ship's departure. Spectators farewell the many aboard. 1941.
War Loan Campaign in Toronto,Ontario during World War II. Banner reads '1941 Victory Loan' and ' Tools for Churchill'. Large crowd of Canadian civilians gathered at the street square. Tanks move. American and British flags flutter in wind from a building. Woman hoists a flag. Military band plays.
U.S. fliers in training at Royal Canadian Air Force at Camp Borden in Canada. U.S. fliers getting paid and boarding North American Harvard-IIs. Harvard-II taking off and in flight.