British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Lady Churchill ride in open back of a car and wave to people in bomb-damaged section of Plymouth England. Rubble of destroyed buildings is seen and work crews with shovels to clean it up. Crowds line the way to greet the Churchills. Standing on a wharf, Churchill lifts his hat high in the air on his cane to wave at persons on a ship nearby. Churchill and entourage pass by a ships's prow monument along a walkway.
Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten is seen accompanying Prime Minister Churchill in several scenes.
Ship Mayflower II arrives in the United States having sailed from Plymouth, Devon, England. The replica was built by shipwrights at Uphams Shipyard, Brixham, Devon, England. Mayflower II underway at sea off Plymouth, Massachusetts. A U.S. Navy blimp floats over Mayflower II. A crowd at Plymouth Rock cheers the arrival of Mayflower II. Native American Indians cheer the ship's arrival. Captain Alan Villiers of Mayflower II at Plymouth Rock.
United States President Harry S. Truman, and his party, make unplanned stop at RAF Station Harrowbeer during return from the last 4-Power meeting of World War 2, held at Berlin in July, 1945. (Their planned destination, RAF Station St Mawgan, was fogged in. So the President instructed his pilot, Lieutenant Colonel Henry T. Myers, to land at Harrowbeer, when they saw it was clear.) Truman descends steps from the Presidential Airplane (Douglas VC-54C named the "Sacred Cow," used by Presidents Roosevelt, and Truman). Two other C-54 aircraft have also arrived (unseen). One carried Secretary of State, James F. Byrnes, who poses with the President and three members of the British WAAF (Women's Auxiliary Air Force) identified as: Section Officer Eira Buckland Jones, Corporal Clarice Turner, and Leading Aircraft Woman Audley Bartlett. Views from inside car taking members of Presidential party to Plymouth Harbor. Groups of local people wave as the car passes through the English countryside. Larger numbers of spectators line the streets of the city of Plymouth. View of Plymouth Harbor from launch taking members of President's party out to the USS Augusta, anchored in Plymouth Sound (not seen).
U.S. Navy NC-4 flying boat in flight to Plymouth from Lisbon, Portugal. United States Navy Curtiss NC-4 flying boat taxis on the Tagus River for take off to Plymouth, England from Lisbon, Portugal. Lieutenant Commander Albert Cushing Read fly the NC-4. Men help in towing NC-4. Buildings in the background.
View of Nancy Witcher Astor, (Viscountess Astor), the first woman to serve as a Member of Parliament, in London, England. Nancy Astor, an advocate of prohibition, poses as she gets the Parliament support to prohibit liquor for minors. Officials in the background. View of a bridge overlooking a body of water, with a hillside in the background; possibly Plymouth on the Plymouth Sound, which Lady Astor represented. Two British navy warships decorated with bunting. A motorboat in the foreground.
U.S. Rhino barge in Plymouth harbor, England during World War II. Rhino Pontoon string being launched from pier in Plymouth harbor. Flat barge tows Rhino pontoon string. U.S. Navy CBs (Construction Battalions) assemble Rhino pontoon string on pier. Crane in operation on pier.