Opening of a canal linking the interior of kingdom in Sulina, Romania with the Black Sea by means of a navigable canal down the Danube River. Accompanied by his son Crown Prince Michael, King Carol II and his ministers sail down the completed project on the initial trip towards the sea. A ship underway. Crown Prince Michael looks out to the sea. The King speaks to Nicolae Iorga, one of his ministers. Romanian sailors wave from the deck of the ship. King Carol II and Crown Prince Michael get off the ship and are greeted by clergymen and officials. The King and the Crown Prince march followed by the officials.
Shows the 55th Independence Day celebration in Bucharest, Rumania (Romania). Military forces exhibit a parade at Calle Victoria. Ex-Queen Elizabeth of Greece, sister of King Carol, with his son Prince Michael heads the colorful column through the streets of the city. Shows a delegation of the hierarchy of the Greek Orthodox Church led by the Patriarch Miron Christea.
German invasion of Eastern European countries during World War II. Maps of Manchuria and Ethiopia. Newspaper headlines. Maps of various European countries conquered by Nazi Germany including Poland. Newspaper printing press running. Newspaper headlines declaring war against Germany. Herald newspaper headline reads, WAR. Animated map of Germany shows the Nazi symbol spreading across Europe with fire. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler and officers at a map as they confer. Maps of Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. Hungarian pheasant farmers gather grain in Hungary. Ore car heaped with bauxite in Hungary. Aluminum sheet rolling down conveyor belt. German aircraft parked in line with propellers spinning. Hungarian soldiers marching in parade with crowd giving Nazi salute. Grain pouring into holding bin. Oil derricks in Romania. Romanian soldiers marching in parade. Animated map depicts the importance of cities of Varna and Burgas in Bulgaria for their submarine bases in the Black Sea. Admiral Miklos von Nagybanya Horthy of Hungary, Prime Minister of Romania General Ion Antonescu, King Michael of Romania and King Boris of Bulgaria. Newspaper headlines include 'Bulgarian King Joins Axis', "Bulgarian Revolts Bring 1200 Arrests', 'Riots Sweep Romania', and 'Hungarian Revolt Brewing' German motorcycles with sidecars driving into Hungary. German artillery being towed into Hungary. German soldiers driving halftracks drive into Romania and Bulgaria. Animated map depicts the plan for invasion of Greece.
United States President Richard Nixon on tour to Romania. Honor guards troops lined outside a government building in Romania. A rifleman of the honor guard. Commander of the troop instructs them. National flags of United States and Romania outside the building. Motorcade of President Richard Nixon arrives. Honor guards salute as Nixon descends from his car. Romanian leaders and dignitaries shake hands and welcome President Nixon.
May Day celebrations in Poland and, separately, in Bucharest Romania's Stalin Square. Parade through the streets comprising of workers of mills and factories. The paraders holds posters of Stalin, Lenin and other leaders. A huge crowd gathers to witness the event. Communist leaders and representatives of Poland and Romania accept the salute of marching people. including Gheorghiu-Dej, the Secretary General of the Central Committee of the Romanian Workers Party and Petru Groza, Chairman of the Council of Ministers. Marching paraders release pigeons from cages.
Transportation and production of oil in Europe. Transportation of oil via railroad tank cars from the refining center at Ploiesti (Ploesti) in Romania. View of the Moreni oil center in the Prahova district in Romania. Several oil derricks. An oil rig in operation on a hill side.