An unusual underwater aquarium at Oak Bay in British Columbia, Canada. People in boats. A man empties the contents of a net on the deck of the boat. Two men look at the fishes on the deck. View of a baby octopus on a hand. A scuba diver dives into the water for specimens and comes up with an octopus which he puts into a container. Visitors at the aquarium look at the exhibits which include basket star fish, rat fish and a hermit crab.
Canadian engineers tackle hydro electric project in British Columbia, Canada. The Peace River in British Columbia. The river is diverted from its bed. It flows around project site. Portage mountain dam on the Peace River. Giant earth movers work on highly mechanized operation on Rocky mountains. Canadian engineers tackle the operation. Conveyor belt brings materials to the construction site. Workers discover dinosaur tracks at construction site. They measure their tracks. Engineers construct a hydro electric project.
Representatives of three nations, seated around table at Potsdam Conference held at Cecilienhof in Potsdam, Germany. British prime minister, Clement Attlee; President of United States, Harry Truman; and representative of Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin at the Potsdam Conference, July 1945. They deliver an ultimatum of unconditional surrender to Japan. Swarms of B-29 bombers and Aircraft Carrier Task Forces destroy Japanese homeland. Planes on carrier decks.Navy Grumman carrier-based TBF aircraft dropping bombs.. Destruction of ships at sea. Mushroom cloud due to atomic bombing. Chart depicts the power of one atomic bomb. Britain's 'grand slam' bomb, most destructive conventional bomb ever produced. Doctor Ernest Orlando Lawrence, inventor of the cyclotron (atom smashing machine). A man works at the Cyclotron at the University of California, Berkeley. General Leslie Groves, head of the project speaks. He is seated with Dr Vannevar Bush, government director of science and research, and Dr Richard Tolman, technical expert. Quantities of uranium shipped from Alberta, Canada are used in bombs. The atomic bomb process (Manhattan Project) is developed in widely separated areas; scenes from Hanford Project plant in Richmond, Washington. Project personnel exit cars and enter into the search area. Lieutenant colonel Franklin T Matthias with the army corps of engineers, appointed to the Hanford Project. Sign of 'Oak Ridge' in Tennessee. Largest of the three atomic bomb plants located near the TVA dam. Employed personnel in atomic bomb plants. Man and woman employees at the plan read a Knoxville Journal newspaper in August 1945 with headline "Power of Oak Ridge Atomic Bomb hits Japs". View of dense prefabricated home communities to house large number of Oak Ridge plant workers. View of families setting up their houses in trailer towns after the prefabricated homes were full. People come out from the Henebry's Jewelers and super market. Joseph Stalin at conference. Russian artillery and troops in a parade at Red Square in Moscow, Russia (these parade scenes are from the May 1, 1945 May Day parade, just days before Germany's surrender). President Harry Truman reports on the latest developments regarding the war with Japan. He states that the United States is prepared to destroy every productive enterprise in Japan and the U.S. shall completely destroy its power to make war. He warns of an attack by the U.S. due to the rejection of the July 26th ultimatum at Potsdam. He warns that Japan "should expect a rain of ruin from the air; the like of which has never been seen on this earth." Truman notes that it will be followed by an unprecedented sea and land invasion of Japan.
Commissioner Henry O'Malley arrives on an inspection trip to Alaska. Scenic views of water and mountains. Snow covered mountains in view. A Canadian steamer underway. Smoke rises up from smokestack. A waterfall on Inside Passage. Mountains covered with trees in view. The ship passes Millbank Sound. Channels along the coastal British Columbia. Ship underway in the Campbell River. Houses in the town of British Columbia.
Snow covered area in British Columbia, Canada. Vehicle passes on the snow covered area. A man walks with a dog sledge on the snow. A man cuts trees with an axe. Vehicle moves. Women stand at the back side of the vehicle.
Official opening of the Trans-Canada Highway in Canada. A large crowd gathers at Rogers Pass in British Columbia for the opening ceremony of the Trans-Canada Highway. Prime Minister John Diefenbaker and other officials gathered for the ceremony. The highway is officially opened. Mountains in the background. Cars seen driving on the Trans-Canada Highway. View of the roadway, mountains and tunnels on the highway.