Among major events of the year 1959: President Eisenhower and Queen Elizabeth II on board Royal yacht Britannia cruise on the newly opened St Lawrence Seaway. President looks through a pair of binoculars as the yacht sails across the seaway as part of the opening ceremonies.
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.
Opening ceremony of the Saint Lawrence Seaway in Quebec, Canada. U.S. President Dwight D.Eisenhower together with Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, aboard the Royal yacht, Britannia, during the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway. President Eisenhower looks through binoculars as the Britannia moves through the seaway. View of Britannia entering a lock. The Britannia moves very close to the face wall of the lock, almost scraping it. Several persons on board put their hands out and touch the concrete side of the lock. View from above, of Britannia officers looking over side, as the yacht passes very close to the side of lock. Views of Britannia, tied up at dock and passing through locks. Queen Elizabeth II, disembarking from the Royal Yacht, Britannia, followed by President Eisenhower, Mrs. Eisenhower, and Prince Philip.
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.
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.