Struggle for independence of America, and border between Canada and United States. Sam Adams and early colonists of the Continental Congress seek to bring Canadians into their efforts against British rule. Sketches of British ships in nearby harbors monitoring the colonists. Picture of a snake with 'Die' and 'Join' written under it. Richard Montgomery leads group to take Canada by force, heading up Lake Champlain toward Canada with 4000 men. Attack led by Benedict Arnold toward fortress of Quebec. Map shows the boundaries between Quebec and New England. Governor Sir Guy Carlton abandoning Montreal to Montgomery. Path of Montgomery and Benedict Arnold together to try to seize Quebec. Depiction of Montgomery killed in the attack, and loss by the American colonists at Quebec. With commentary and narration by J. Frank Willis.
New minesweeper for national defense goes down ways in Quebec, Canada. The ship is decorated. Ship captain and personnel stand for inauguration. The captains tip their hat. The chain is loosen and people watch the ship as it goes into water.
Fencers compete in an international meet for the McConnell Cup in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Two participants fence during the competition. Spectators watch.
Dignitaries and officials during the Quebec Conference in Quebec, Canada. U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt with wife Eleanor Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill with wife Clementine Churchill and Prime Minister of Canada William Lyon Mackenzie King seated in a row during the Quebec Conference. Several officers and correspondents watching the dignitaries. President Roosevelt talking with Prime Minister Churchill. The dignitaries and officials at a social gathering after the conference. Mackenzie King and U.S. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt shaking hands with the officials. Prime Minister Churchill gets into a car parked outside a building. A crowd gathered outside the building watch the Prime Minister seated in the car with another dignitary. The car leaves with the dignitaries.
Frequent thaws cause poor crop for ice harvest in Montreal, Quebec. The snow covered area. Men wearing woolen hats and coats use a machine to cut the snow. A man uses a cutter to cut the snow. A cube of snow is laid on a conveyor belt for transferring it on trucks. The trucks loaded with ice cubes driven in the snow covered area.
Pilots Bernt Balchen, in a cap, and Floyd Bennett, in a fedora hat, stand in front of a Fairchild FC-2W airplane, at Lac Ste. Agnes (Lake St. Agnes) in Quebec, Canada. Irish Major James Fitzmaurice, one of the crew of the German aircraft "Bremen," stands with them. In another scene, Dr. Louis Cuisinier, technical director of Trans Continental Airways Limited,stands with them. He points to a page in a book and gives Floyd Bennett a box of cigars to be taken to the Junkers aircraft "Bremen" that had force-landed on Greenly Island, Quebec, after a transatlantic flight. (Note: Floyd Bennett was suffering with pneumonia, and became gravely ill soon after these shots were made. He did not pilot a plane to Greenly Island. Instead, he was rushed to Jeffrey Hale Hospital in Quebec City , where he died on April 25, 1928.)