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).
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.
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.
World War 2 invasion of Normandy, France. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Marshal Joseph Stalin, and Prime Minister Churchill, meeting at Tehran, Iran, in December 1943. U.S. Generals George Marshall and Hap Arnold, at conference table. Closeup of General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Map showing defense areas of the German 7th, 15th and 19th Armies in Europe. Map showing ports at Brest, Cherbourg, Le Havre, Dieppe, and Calais. Cherbourg is highlighted. U.S. Army trucks, tanks, and artillery, stockpiled in England. Railroad train carrying M3 Stuart tanks. U.S soldiers leaving troop ships and marching to their camps in Britain. Allied troops practicing amphibious assaults on Southern coast of England. Formation of B-26 bombers.View from Allied aircraft flying low over German-occupied area. B-17dropping bombs over Germany. German fighter planes attacking B-17 bombers beginning in February 1944. Gunner in turret of B-17 firing at them. A B-17 exploding in the air. German fighter downed by B-17 gunner. Gun camera footage of German Bf 109 attacked from rear by gunfire. American soldiers in trucks, DUKWs, M4 tanks, and M8 armored Cars. Troops receive gas masks, waist life belts, field rations, and French money. May 30, 1944, American soldiers board tanks, trucks and other vehicles bound for embarkation points in England. Seen are Stuart M3 light tanks, jeeps, and M7 Priest tanks. M7 tanks are seen, equipped with intake and exhaust ducts. (At TC:11:39, U.S. M7 Priest tanks,equipped for deep wading, are seen passing the base of the Jubilee clock on the beachfront at Weymouth, on their way toward Castle Town in Portland for embarkation.) Transport ships are loaded at the embarkation ports. Trucks being backed onto LCT-453. U.S. Army infantry marching and boarding transport ships. Troops marching into LST 376 at Plymouth, England. Higgins Boats, from the USS Samuel Chase (APA-26) bringing troops to board her. Troops on deck of Attack transport, USS Joseph T. Dickman (APA-13). Barrage balloons overhead. Soldiers shooting craps on a troop ship deck. Coastguardsmen playing with a puppy dog. Gun crews on U.S. Navy warship being briefed. Soldiers field-strip and check their weapons