The first post war (World War II) voyage of luxury liner Queen Elizabeth on October 16, 1946. The luxury liner "Queen Elizabeth" docked in a harbor in Southampton England. Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov, United States Senator Tom Connally and other dignitaries board the ship. Smoke comes out of stacks. A sailor operates the helm. People standing on the dock sing and cheer together as the Queen Elizabeth departs on her voyage. The Queen Elizabeth underway in the Atlantic Ocean. The Queen Elizabeth arrives in New York harbor in the early morning and enters New York harbor at day break where she is greeted by fire boats shooting streams of water aloft in salute. Manhattan skyline barely visible in early morning mist. United Nations dignitaries disembark from the ship. Molotov is greeted by Soviet representative to the UN Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko. Molotov addresses the gathering.
A film titled 'Shackleton's Last Antarctic expedition' about Sir Ernest Shackleton's last expedition to Antarctica. A map as a pointer points at route to be taken during the expedition. Ernest Shackleton before leaving for the expedition. Ship named Quest in a harbor. The ship leaves Southampton, England and sails past RMS Aquitania.
Harbor activity Invasion Port in Southampton, England. Liberty ships and Landing Crafts on Harbor. United States soldiers unload supplies from landing crafts on beach. Bulldozer pulls DUKW (Amphibious truck)from shore. Overturned jeep bogged down in mud. Soldiers get into water from Landing Crafts and advance towards the beach.
Brief glimpse of the RMS Olympic (sister ship of the ill-fated Titanic) arriving in Southampton, England. Among her passengers is the Duke of Wales, returning from his holiday, abroad. A tugboat assists the Olympic and several small boats are seen off her starboard.
Lieutenant D'Arcy Greig on a Curtiss R3C racer in Southampton, England. The lieutenant standing. Curtiss R3C racer with pontoons warms up. Men work on the plane. The pilot gets into the plane. The plane is pushed towards water. It taxis on water and takes off.
Starboard side of Bremen Ship underway at sea, at high speed. Bow wave and wake visible. Ship is heading for Southampton. Port side of the Bremen underway at sea. Smoke emits from the two stacks of the ship.