The first Governor General of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, speaks at a Moslem Congress in Pakistan. Jinna delivers a speech after the partition of India. An official speaks into a microphone while he holds the flag of Pakistan. Jinnah leaves in a car escorted by policemen.
Independence ceremonies in Asia. Governor-General of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah along with other officials arrives in a car in Pakistan. People wave. The Pakistani flag flying atop a flag pole. A large crowd gathered on a street in India. Buildings along the street sides. Mounted Sikhs in parade. People stand holding banners. Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru gets off a car. He addresses people. The Indian flag flying atop a flag pole. Mounted Indian police drive back the crowd. A great crowd in front of a palace.
Lord Mountbatten declares India as a free country in Karachi and New Delhi. Crowd gathers at the India Gate to celebrate the freedom. Lord Mountbatten and Lady Mountbatten in jeep. Celebration in the cities. Mohammad Ali Jinnah addresses people. New flag of Pakistan flies on the flag pole. Officers and Mohammad Ali Jinnah salute. People walk on the street of free India. Jawaharlal Nehru addresses people. Indian flag on the flag pole.
The Indian Police Force Lathi charging and attempting to control a huge mob during the post Independence unrest in India. Hindu protesters seen with banners of 'Down with Pakistan Hooliganism'. Police control the rioting crowd.
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.
U.S. President Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower during a visit in Asia. U.S. President arrives in Ankara, Turkey. He gets off an aircraft and is greeted by Mahmut Celal Bayar, the President of Turkey. People on either side of the streets welcome Ike. Policemen ride bikes in a formation. Both the Presidents in a motorcade. People look from the windows of their houses. A poster of U.S. President on a building. A sign reads 'Turks trust Ike'. He is given a farewell. The President gets in a plane and leaves for Pakistan. The President arrives in Karachi. Flags of the United States and Pakistan. U.S. President is greeted by Pakistani President Muhammad Ayub Khan. Soldiers stand in a squad. U.S. Persistent climbs up a carriage drawn by six horses and is escorted by guards. People stand on either side of the streets to greet him. People look from the gallery of their houses. He gets off the carriage and visits the tomb of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. He witnesses a display of horsemanship. Ike stands with Ayub and waves.