A German submarine underway off the Canadian coast near the Saint Lawrence River in North America, during World War 2. A map shows the area of interest. The German submarine underway on the surface in calm waters. Crew members play cards below decks of the U-boat. A sailor cooks food. Others eat the food. The submarine submerges and the Canadian coast is scanned through a periscope. Torpedoes are fired and an oil tanker is hit. The oil tanker burns. Black smoke arises as the tanker burns.
A sign reads 'The St. Lawrence Power Project'. Dignitaries and cameramen seen. A 30 ton dynamite blast sends water from Saint Lawrence River into the bed of world's largest man made lake. The blast opens a new link in North of Massena in New York to establish a hydroelectric station.
Peaceful scenes of pre-war England, showing a church with sheep grazing on its lawn, and college building. In contrast, explosion and results of German bombing is shown, with buildings collapsing and ruined. A long line of Chinese soldiers marching along the Great Wall of china. Shadows of three Japanese bombers flying over Chinese landscape. On May 4, 1942, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek decorates American fliers who made the first attack on Tokyo in World War 2. Wearing a Chinese decoration around his neck, Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle, who led that raid by U.S. B-25 bombers from the Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet, poses with Madame Chiang and others of his group. Scenes of Moscow, Soviet Russia, including a T-70 light tank moving rapidly along a city street. A Soviet Petlyakov Pe-2 dive bomber taking off in a snow storm. U.S. troops on a halftrack in North Africa. British artillerymen firing a 25 pounder in the desert. Glimpses of smoke rising from enemy strikes at cities in England, Russia, and China. Scenes of destruction. Brief street scenes of unscarred towns and cities in the United States. Defense workers in America going to work at Ranger Aircraft Engines factory (later part of Fairchild Aircraft and Engine Corporation), and a star flag showing war service by worker families. Farmers in Western U.S. harvesting grain. Railroad trains and river barges carrying harvest from U.S. farms. Herds of cattle and sheep being raised for the war effort in Western U.S. Aerial view of orchards and farms in America. A mining bucket filled with iron ore. Barge carrying the ore. A steel mill in operation. Scrap iron being recycled. View from production floor of U.S. bomber aircraft being built in a defense plant. Countless freight cars in a railroad marshaling yard at a port, where a tug boat and a freighter are seen in the water. War materiel piled up at the port. A convoy of supply ships underway.
Canadian ship D'Iberville goes to Montreal in Canada. The ship goes through the snow sheet spread over frozen Saint Lawrence River. Broken snow sheet the over river. Men standing on the ship watch the frozen river.
An air-cushion vehicle 'Westland' tested at Saint Lawrence River in Canada. The 27 ton hovercraft is a land and water bus that travels on a cushion of air. The hovercraft at the land and then at water. Two men at the controls of hovercraft. Passengers are seated in the hovercraft. The hovercraft visualized by the Canadians for oil exploration.
Test drive of a Saunders Roe SRN2 (Saunders Roe Nautical Two) hovercraft in Canada. The hovercraft with lettering "Westland" (for Westland Aircraft Ltd.) moves over a marshy area. Men operate the controls of the hovercraft. The hovercraft underway in Saint Lawrence River. The passengers seated inside the hovercraft which can accommodate 70 persons. The hovercraft underway in the river. A head of a passenger inside the hovercraft. The hovercraft moving across the water