1000th birthday of the Arctic Domain in Reykjavik, Iceland. The King of Denmark, Christian and Crown Prince of Sweden, Gustaf Adolf attend an opening of the Parliament. King Christian arrives at the ceremony with his female companion. Dignitaries pose for a group photograph. People in medieval dresses sit for the ceremony.
Iceland becomes a republic during World War II. Tents set up for citizens of Iceland outside the city of Reykjavik. Citizens gather for the ceremony marking the proclamation of Iceland as a republic. President Sveinn Bjornsson and the Bishop of Iceland as the new republic is formed. American commander on Iceland General William Key watches the ceremonies.
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill is seen on the balcony of the Alþingi (Parliament House) in Reykjavik, Iceland on August 17, 1941, when he visited during voyage home from the Atlantic Conference in Newfoundland, in World War 2. To his left are Icelandic Prime Minister Hermann Jonasson and Regent Sveinn Björnsson. Churchill appears to make brief remarks to a group of civilian Icelanders assembled in the plaza below. The crowd is passive. Some take photographs. (Iceland is under British occupation at this time.)
German Chancellor Adolf Hitler's companion Eva Braun's family on holiday in Iceland. They visit an active geothermal region where steam issues from beneath a rock. They gather with a large number of spectators to witness a geyser eruption. Some of the spectators scatter to avoid getting wet. The geyser rises to a considerable height and then gradually abates. Other scenes are in the Capital City Reykjavik. A woman in traditional dress walks along the street. A sign reads: "Vorugeymsla" (Warehouses, in Icelandic).
U.S. President Ronald Reagan addresses the nation in Washington DC. The seal of the President of the United States. President Ronald Reagan addresses the nation after his meeting with General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavik, Iceland. He talks about the Arms Reduction Policy and ballistic missile elimination. President Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev also discussed the SDI (Strategic Defense Initiative). They agreed on eliminating the ballistic missiles to 50 percent in five years. They also had talks on how to maintain peace between both the countries.
German Chancellor Adolf Hitler's companion Eva Braun's family aboard a ship underway in the Atlantic Ocean. Engine controls show ship at halt. A boat in a hoist along side the ship. A view of a mountain as seen from the ship. A boat being lowered alongside the ship. Captain on the bridge of the ship. A boat with a Nazi flag underway at sea. Several boats being lowered along side the ship. Nazi flag displayed on boats. Cruise ship in the background. Passengers from Cruise Ship board a boat to take them ashore. Boat arrives at a dock in Iceland. Many Icelandic spectators on the dock. Several Icelandic girls and children pose for pictures.