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.
The family of Mr and Mrs Paul Tremblay in Quebec, Canada. They have 17 children. Children sleeping on beds. Their shoes lined up near the bed. Mrs Tremblay feeding a young baby with a bottle. The children wake up at a hotel and get served breakfast in bed by a waiter.
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.
Stands are crowded with spectators at University of Oklahoma's Owen Field, in Norman, Oklahoma, for a game between the Oklahoma "Sooners" and "the fighting Irish" of Notre Dame, on November 16, 1957. Although Oklahoma came into the game with a 47 game winning streak,they lose this game to Notre Dame, 7 to zero.
In the telling play, Quarterback Bob Williams (number 9) throws to back, Dick Lynch (number 25) , who runs around the right end, untouched, for the only touchdown in this upset game. (Stickles, of Notre Dame kicked the extra point to make it a 7-0 ballgame.)
Scene shifts to presentation of the Heisman trophy to halfback, John David Crow, of Texas A&M on December 11, 1957.
Sequence shifts again, to football fans watching Canada's Grey Cup Classic,on November 30th, 1957. They see a long Winnipeg pass intercepted by Hamilton player, Ray Bawel, who runs it back for a sure touchdown, when he suddenly falls, having been tripped by Winnipeg fan, David Humphrey, who was standing on the sideline. Bawel gets up angrily, and goes back toward Humphrey, but is restrained by officials. Another unusual 1957 game is shown in which the players contend with rain and mud that makes play practically impossible.
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.)
Conference between Prime Minister of UK, Churchill and U.S. President Roosevelt at Casablanca in January 1943. Allied troops march. Italian prisoners. Conference between Roosevelt and Churchill. Beachhead and battle views. American flag raised. Convoy fired. Troops and equipment move ashore. Allied forces in combat with enemy. Troops and tanks advance in Russia. Benito Mussolini salutes in Italy. Troops in Sicily march with white flag after surrender. General George S Patton and General Eisenhower congratulate each other after surrender of Italy. Airlift personnel including Italian citizens. Bombardier as he adjusts sights and releases bombs. B-17 bombers drop bombs. German submarine gets hit and sinks. Bombers drop bombs. Flares lighting up targets and bomb explosions below at night. Bombed-out church in England, with services in progress. Globe of world as it turns. Pentagon and White House. Number 10 Downing Street to Quebec, at Chateau Frontenac. Guards and security measures taken at Quebec conference. Conference area and guards. Statues of Montcalm and Wolfe (Battle of Quebec). Naval Officers censure mail and make plan of attack. Guards check passes of people who enter conference room.