Canadian and Newfoundland dignitaries in a meeting regarding confederation of Newfoundland with Canada. Former Prime Minister Mackenzie King is seen. Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent signs the confederation agreement document and gives a brief speech supporting the new relationship. Seated at the head of the Newfoundland delegation is Sir Albert Walsh, later named Lieutenant Governor. Other delegation members include Crosbie, Gruchy, Bradley, Smallwood, Winter. Sound of applause by the audience.
Canadian and Newfoundland dignitaries in a meeting with a map of Canada in the background. Old man and woman seated on bench with a dog. Poster on wall reads 'Newfoundlanders vote for Confederation'. Views of other pro-confederation campaign posters. Anti-confederation activist Peter Cashin. People enter a building to vote on the measure.
Armed Forces day at Pepperrell Air Force Base, St. Johns, Newfoundland Canada, together with Torbay Airport (also known as St. John's Airport). Demonstrations of fire fighter equipment, water cooled 30 caliber machine gun, radar scanner. Weather balloon released in air. Ongoing parade through Saint Johns with United States and Canadian forces passing review stand. Aircrafts on exhibition include C-54, B-50, T-33, H-34, F-89 D's, C-47's and C-54's fly over in formation.
United States Navy flying boat Curtiss NC during the first transatlantic flight offshore Newfoundland in the Atlantic Ocean. Curtiss NC planes taxi on water at Trepassey bay. Ships anchored in the background. Captain Toombs of the USS Aroostook (ID-1256) greets the aviators aboard the ship. Curtiss NC-1 floats next to the ship. Steam comes from engine. A balloon is released followed by a sextant. Curtiss NC aircraft takes off. A world map shows the location of Newfoundland,the Azores,Lisbon and Plymouth island. Animation depicts two aircraft making forced landings in water and Curtiss NC-4 lands on Azores. A wrecked aircraft near the island of Horta. Lieutenant Commander Bellinger and Commander of the USS Langley (CV-1) John Henry Towers. Curtiss NC-3 floats in water.
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the Atlantic Conference in Newfoundland during World War II. People gathered during a church service aboard HMS Prince of Wales. Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt seated. Standing behind them are U.S. Navy Admiral Ernest J. King, U.S. Army General George C. Marshall, British Army General Sir John Dill, United States Navy Admiral Harold R. Stark and Royal Navy Admiral Sir Dudley Pound. USS Arkansas (BB-33) an a distance. Donation of Vice Admiral Harry Sander. Sailors and officers pray. A band master conducts a band. Winston Churchill on the deck.
U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill meet for the Atlantic Conference aboard USS Augusta in Placentia Bay, Argentia, Newfoundland. U.S. General George C. Marshall, Vice Admiral Ernest J. King, and Admiral Harold R. Stark, descend steps to main deck of U.S. Heavy Cruiser, USS Augusta, where they greet top ranking members of the British military establishment as they arrive for the Atlantic Conference. U.S. General Marshall is seen greeting British Field Marshall Sir John Dill. President Roosevelt is assisted by his son, Franklin, Jr. who helps him obtain a handhold on a fixture of the ship. President Roosevelt greets British Admiral Sir Dudley Pound, Admiral of the Fleet, First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff. He also greets British Field Marshal Sir John Dill, Chief of the Imperial General Staff. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives, salutes the President, and walks past. Franklin Roosevelt, Jr. steps forward and guides Churchill back to stand with President Roosevelt, for the camera.