A promotional documentary justifying Japanese involvement in World War II. U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister of UK Winston Churchill on board HMS Prince of Wales underway in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland during Atlantic Conference, working on the Atlantic Charter. U.S. Army Chief of Staff George Marshall and other officers stand behind the leaders. President Roosevelt as he imposes embargo on oil and gasoline exports to Japan.
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.
U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill meet for the Atlantic Conference aboard USS Augusta in Placentia Bay, Argentia, Newfoundland. U.S. General George C. Marshall, Vice Admiral Ernest J. King, and Admiral Harold R. Stark, descend steps to main deck of U.S. Heavy Cruiser, USS Augusta, where they greet top ranking members of the British military establishment as they arrive for the Atlantic Conference. U.S. General Marshall is seen greeting British Field Marshall Sir John Dill. President Roosevelt is assisted by his son, Franklin, Jr. who helps him obtain a handhold on a fixture of the ship. President Roosevelt greets British Admiral Sir Dudley Pound, Admiral of the Fleet, First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff. He also greets British Field Marshal Sir John Dill, Chief of the Imperial General Staff. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives, salutes the President, and walks past. Franklin Roosevelt, Jr. steps forward and guides Churchill back to stand with President Roosevelt, for the camera.
Atlantic conference during World War II. Views of the British Battleship, HMS Prince of Wales, anchored in Placentia Bay, off Argentia, Newfoundland. Views from the U.S. Cruiser, USS Augusta, as it approaches the Prince of Wales. World War 2 British sailors aboard the British Battleship, handle lines to hold the two ships close together. View of Prime Minister Churchill and Sir Alexander Cadogan, Permanent Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, returning to the Prince of Wales. The weather is rainy.
Atlantic Conference during World War II. President Franklin D Roosevelt and Winston Churchill seated on the deck of Royal Navy battleship Prince of Wales. Chaplain and sailors on the deck for a mass. Roosevelt and Churchill confer. They sing hymns from a book during the prayer service.
Naval officers in the background. USS Augusta in background.
Atlantic Charter Conference during World War II. Highest ranking British and American Admirals and Generals aboard Royal Navy battleship, HMS Prince of Wales. Among those present are; U.S. Admiral Ernest J. King; U.S. Army General George C. Marshall; British Army General Sir John Dill; U.S. Admiral Harold R. Stark; British Admiral Sir Dudley Pound.