A gasoline station in Oklahoma, United States. 'Black Gold Gasoline' written on a board on the top of a building. Gasoline trucks and tanks arrive at the gasoline station. 'Distillate Kerosene' written on kerosene tanks.
An oil factory in Oklahoma, United States. Interior of the factory. Men work in the factory. They work on oil machines. Processing of oil cans.
An oil factory in Oklahoma, United States. Interior of the factory. Men work on a machine. 'Sharples Super Centrifuge' written on the machine. Rail road tanker cars loaded with oil at a railway track. Men walk near the railway track. Exterior of the factory. Buildings in the background. Oil tanks in view.
An oil factory in Oklahoma, United States. Interior of the factory. Men work on a machine. A material drops down from the machine. The men place the material in bags and seal the bags with the help of a machine.
Officers training at artillery school in the United States. View of the Fort Sill Field artillery school, Oklahoma. Officers look through binoculars during their gunnery training class. They learn service and firing techniques on field. They learn techniques of rocket bombardment. They learn to fly aircraft and phenomenon of meteorology. They release weather balloons. At Fort Scott, Kansas, officers load coastal guns and are trained about destroying sea borne assets. At Fort Bliss, Texas, officers learn antiaircraft techniques. Long range rocket is launched at the White Sands Proving Grounds.
Events after World War II. Harvesting in U.S. farms. Closeup view as a tractor plows fields. Men on horseback driving sheep. Woman serves a Thanksgiving turkey dinner to her family gathered at a nice dining room table in the United States. Her children look at the food with smiles. Contrasting scenes show Europeans starving amid post-war ruins. Women and children looking for food. A child in a soup line. Women wait in a line to receive grain that is weighed on a scale. Globe spins. Joseph Stalin and other Soviet officials watch a military parade in Red Square in Russia. Retrospective scenes of the meeting of Russian and U.S. troops at the Elbe River late in World War 2. Communist rally in Paris. A protester holds up a hammer and sickle symbol. A demonstration of protestors in Athens, Greece, and another Communist demonstration in Rome, Italy. Map depicts communist control growing over Central and Eastern Europe early in Cold War. High aerial view of Washington DC with a lower altitude airplane flying over the U.S. Capitol. Exterior view of State Department (Old Executive Office Building) in Washington DC. View of Secretary of State James F Byrnes working at his desk. Byrnes speaks of U.S. role in world affairs while at a conference in Stuttgart, Germany. Scenes from a meeting of the Big Four foreign ministers in 1947. Scenes changes to North Portico of White House. Swearing in ceremony of George C. Marshall as Secretary of State. President Harry S Truman shakes hands with Secretary George Marshall. Night view of London landmark buildings. View of door at No. 10 Downing Street in London. View of brutal winter conditions in Europe in February 1947. Citizens try to dig out a train stuck in snow. Women in line in Britain for a rationed good, still saddled with its own postwar reconstruction. Narrator relates that Britain was unable to continue to provide massive military and economic aid to the Greek regime and appealed to the U.S. to handle the situation. Secretary of State Marshall and President Truman seen talking together in front of a fireplace mantle. Marshall boards aircraft for a visit to Moscow. Truman in a White House meeting, seated at oval table with his advisors and cabinet. Truman addressing joint session of congress on March 12, 1947. He asks for funds for Greece and Turkey. Globe highlights USSR. Door sign reads 'Policy Planning Staff - George F Kennan - Director'. Director Kennan seen at his desk. He advocates a long term, patient but firm and vigilant containment of Russian expansive tendencies. Reconstruction in Europe. Ground level and aerial views of bomb destroyed European cities, and workers cleaning up rubble. Brief scene from the meeting of 16 nations in Paris on July 3, 1947. Scenes from United Nations meeting held in Lake Success New York in September 1947. George Marshall at podium addressing delegates of UN. Russian delegate Andrey Vyshinsky commenting on Marshall Plan. Signing of Marshall Plan agreement by international delegates meeting in Paris in September 1947.