A documentary on The United Nations Conference on International Organization that continued from April 25, 1945 to June 26, 1945 in San Francisco. A plane in flight and ships are seen in San Francisco Bay. Aerial views of Golden Gate Bridge. People on streets on San Francisco, with streetcars, buildings, pedestrians, and mid 1940's cars vseen. Aircraft parked at a USAF Base as delegates from 50 countries arrive. Delegates like Jan Christian Smuts from South Africa, Vyacheslav Molotov from Russia, U.S. secretary of State Edward Stettinius arrive in San Francisco. Delegates register for the conference. United States flag on a building. Interior of the War Memorial Opera House serving as the initial meeting hall. Delegates seated. U.S. President Harry S. Truman addressing the general assembly remotely, as delegates listen through radio speakers in the opera house. Narrator recalls words of Franklin Roosevelt and recorded audio of Roosevelt is heard where he urges continuation of the work first begun by the defunct League of Nations. View of various working committees and smaller groups of the organization meeting during the Spring of 1945. Representatives debate and review concepts initiated at the Dumbarton Oaks conference in Washington DC in 1944. Delegates addressing those assembled and signing documents that create the United Nations.
Exterior of a United Nations theater in San Francisco, with marquee indicating its use exclusively for pass holders attending the United Nations Conference on International Organization. Inside the Delegates of United Nations conference gather during the 2nd week of the conference to watch footage of the German surrender at Reims, signed by General Alfred Jodl. Projectionist and movie projector in booth of theater are shown. Delegates talking and attend meeting in San Francisco, California as they continue work leading toward defining the UN Charter and founding the United Nations organization. Footage from the San Francisco Conference vote, chaired by Anthony Eden of Great Britain, approving the Charter of the United Nations on June 26, 1945
Animated charts of United Nations Organization as determined by delegates of 50 countries working at the UN Conference on International Organization held in the spring of 1945 in San Francisco. Delegates from different countries attend meeting, can also be seen in conversation. Delegates and officials in San Francisco art gallery, observing Norman Rockwell's four freedom paintings. United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation administration (UNRRA) supplies being loaded aboard a ship in San Francisco.
The San Francisco Conference. U.S. Secretary of States Edward Stettinius addresses the other representatives of nations gathered for the United Nations Conference on International Organization. Foreign Commissioner Molotov of Russia addresses the gathering followed by T.V. Soong, Foreign Minister of China. Crowds on roads.
United States and Soviet Union soldiers celebrate their victory as world War 2 comes to an end in Germany. "Elbe Day": Soviet and American soldiers meet at the River Elbe on 25-26 April, 1945. View of Nazi swastika being blown up at Zeppelinfeld in Nuremberg Germany in 1945. Scenes of celebration in the streets of Paris with French civilians cheering American and French soldiers and celebrating the end of World War 2. French women kiss soldiers. Crowd gathered in Times Square in New York celebrating VE-Day (Victory in Europe Day). Foreign Ministers of fifty nations arrive at San Francisco to sign the United Nations Charter. United States President Harry S. Truman addresses the delegates at the closing ceremony of the conference on June 26, 1946. Ships bring back American soldiers, including some wounded, after World War 2. Women and families on dock at harbor wave and smile at arriving troop ship with American soldiers. Also seen are soldiers of other countries including Soviet Russian soldiers returning to their families at a train station, with smiling and tearful family reunions. Cemeteries with headstones honoring soldiers who died in the war. Military hardware being scrapped to make peacetime goods. Views of explosive charges being set and military aircraft being blown up for scrap. Piles of scrapped military vehicles. A woman in a factory organizes newly manufactured clothes irons. Workers in a factory perform final assembly on newly manufactured ovens and stoves for homes.
San Francisco streets, people standing. Representatives of nations signing the United Nations Charter during the San Francisco conference. U.S. President Harry S. Truman addressing the General Assembly. Views of United Nations flags fluttering in San Francisco, California.