The salt mining operations in a Nova Scotia mine in Canada. The Canadian miners work on clips and mountains in Malagash salt mine to extract salt. A miner wearing a miner's helmet work. Miners dig salt with shovels. Miners work on various machines. Water being sprayed on the salt walls. Miners on boat. Hand of person showing a salt rock. The salt being packed in sacks for war. A miner sits and eats his lunch. He picks up a pinch of salt from his side and puts it in the food.
Wooden fishing sailboats returning to shore in Canso, Nova Scotia, in the 1920s. Nets seen on some decks. A fisherman shovels fish from his hold onto the dock. Fishing boats clustered against a dock. Fishermen filleting fish on the dock. A buyer making offer to fisherman for fish in basket on a scale. He receives only 75 cents for a full day's catch. His wife is busy scrubbing clothes in an outdoor tub, when he gives her the 75 cents. She is disappointed. The Reverend Doctor, J.J.Tompkins, Rector of St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, proposes that the University and wider community collaborate to improve lives of the people.He is seen meeting with a group of fishermen on the shore.View of British-Canadian Co-Operative Society Limited, offices in Nova Scotia. Father Tompkins holding a pamphlet entitled: "Co-Operation, A plan for Tomorrow which works today." He studies the pamphlet. Fishermen peruse the pamphlet. Dr. Tompkins conversing with fishermen.
British prisoners in Normandy, France during World War II. The prisoners with their hands raised are led by German guards towards a prisoners of war compound. Smashed British gliders on a field. German troops drive out a jeep from a grounded British glider. Shoulder patches of the prisoners read: 'Nova Scotia Highlanders' and 'Canadian Parachute Battalion'. Interrogation of the prisoners. Wounded prisoners.
German soldiers inspect demolished landing craft at a beach in Normandy, France during World War 2 following D-Day operations. Camouflaged German tanks move through a field firing their guns. British prisoners being marched to the rear. Bullet ridden and wrecked Allied aircrafts and invasion gliders are seen. A jeep is removed from a glider and driven away by Germans. Canadian (some from Nova Scotia) and American soldiers taken as POWs by Germans.
German newsreel about the D-Day Invasion of Normandy. English narration overlaid by the U.S. Office of Strategic Services. German people read bulletin boards and newspapers describing the invasion. A map shows location of England and Germany. Information of assault broadcast in Germany by German radio stations. Announcers shown relaying information at switchboards. Alarm bells ring and German troops in bunkers grab rifles and stand ready to proceed. German antiaircraft guns and artillery fired at incoming Allied aircraft and and explosions seen at night. Allied Airborne troops incoming, according to narration, as nighttime artillery barrage conintues. Naval units near mined waters. Germans in fortifications fire artillery and machine guns. Heavy canons are fired at Allied troop units. Allied naval ships as seen from German perspective on shore in early morning light on D-Day. Shells are loaded into artillery and railroad guns and fired on the Allied warships from German gun emplacements and fortifications on the coast of France. British troops land on shore near the River Orne at the Normandy village of Ouistreham. Heavy bombardment from both sides. Germans examine Allied Landing Craft on the beach. Commentator says the British troops in them were annihilated or taken prisoner. Camoflauged German tanks move into position and fire on invading Allied ground troops. German forces pass wrecked gliders and an Allied parachute hung up in a tree. Allied Airborne troops are shown taken as prisoners by German forces and marched. Pan view of many Allied gliders, some crashed in a large field. British gliders seen. Close views of crashed gliders. German forces roll an intact Allied jeep out of a crashed glider and drive it away. Captured prisoner Canadian troops seen. Shoulder patch of one reads "North Nova Scotia Highlanders", and on another reads "1 Canadian Parachute Battalion Airborne". Interrogation of captured Canadian troops is seen. German holds a prisoner's "Soldier's Pay book".
Allied invasion of northern France during World War II. Allied bombers attack the coast. German coastal fortifications. A German officer looks through binoculars. He surveys Allied ships and crafts approaching the coast. German coastal guns fired at the Allied fleet in the English Channel. Smoke due to explosions in the water. Soldiers fire artillery. They load shells. Ships hit by the artillery fire. German pillboxes and fortifications. German soldiers inspect damaged and wrecked crafts washed ashore. Soldiers look out to the sea. Camouflaged German tanks and infantry move through a French village. Explosions in fields. Machine guns fired. Soldiers take cover, fire in prone positions. They advance past wrecked and damaged Allied tanks. Allied prisoners marched in the forest. Seated prisoners. German officers discuss the strategy. German fortifications on a French beach. Germans pass downed Allied and British planes. Invasion stripes on an aircraft. German officers arrive to inspect the wrecked aircraft. Captured British and Canadian prisoners of war (POWs). Soldiers of The Nova Scotia Highlanders, The 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion held prisoners. Wounded prisoners. A soldier with an eye patch. A German officer talks to the prisoners and check their papers.