British flying boat patrol bomber Sunderland in England. Sunderland patrol bomber is parked and crewmen stand near the patrol. Sunderland takes off for a North Sea mission. Sunderland underway at the North Sea and takes off. A man looks through a camera. A man at the controls. Sunderland in flight over the North Sea. Nazi U-boats in the sea.
Duke of York (future King George VI) acts as the Royal Riveter on Wearmouth Bridge in Sunderland, England. Accompanied by other officials, he arrives at the Wearmouth Bridge. The Duke, with the officials, walks past the troops lined on the bridge. A soldier holding a flag in front of the troops. Crowd gather on the bridge behind barriers. The Duke and the officials on a raised platform over the bridge. The Duke drives the final rivet into the structure of the bridge with a rivet tool. Other officials and the men and women gather around to watch the proceedings. The Duke with other officials descend the stairs from the platform. The motorcade with the Duke passes on the bridge past the troops lined on the side. The bridge is opened to the public and a large crowd of men and women, and vehicles pass across the bridge. View of the completed Wearmouth Bridge over the River Wear.
People of Berlin during the Berlin Blockade. People listen to the radio at a street corner. People buy newspapers at a stand. Man reads the paper. German newspaper headline states that the Berlin problem has been put before the UN. Interiors of a food store, a lady clerk takes contents out of can and weighs it. People coming out of bakery, one woman carrying bread. U.S. planes fly over Berlin during Berlin Airlift operations. Route taken shown over a globe diagram. Men work on a new airfield at Tegel. Trucks and construction equipment. Coal being loaded into a barge at Gatow. Large drums of coal and equipment. A Short Sunderland flying boat taking off. American planes landing at Tempelhof airfield. People in truck as it moves towards the plane. People watch planes fly over head.
Allied tank and tank destroyer firing and Allied infantry in Germany during World War 2. British, American, and Soviet troops escorting German Prisoners of war at the end of the War. Animated map shows line where U.S. and Russian troops met.and zones of occupation in Germany and Berlin. It depicts routs of access into the Soviet zone of Berlin View from a vehicle driving through utterly destroyed part of Germany in 1945. Germans cooking on outdoor fire in a city street, and trying to clear some debris in a bucket brigade. Bus service being restored and German citizens boarding. Vehicle traffic moving with a German policeman directing. Doctors perform physical examination of a German youth as a group of German boys wait in queue for examination. Soviet Leader, Joseph Stalin, with U.S. President, Harry Truman, British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, at the Potsdam Conference. Children receiving soup at a school in Berlin. Animated map shows routes through the Soviet occupation zone, used by Western Allies, to supply essential food and supplies througn the Soviet zone of occupation to sustain West Berliners. It then depicts Soviet action blockading the road and rail routes to isolate West Berlin. Views of empty roads, rails, and canals. A DC-3 (US Air Force c-47) transport aircraft taking off. Men loading supplies on aircraft for delivery to West Berlin. A C-54 transport airplane taking off. A British Short S.25 Sunderland flying boat carrying cargo in the Berlin Airlift. Troops carrying supplies for airlift. A British Avro York transport aircraft taking off. A warehouse filled with barrels for Berlin. View from overflying airplane. Trucks resuming travel to Berlin after the Soviets finally lift the 9-month blockade. Normal supplies of food seen again, in West Berlin shops. Vehicle stopped at a checkpoint. Sign warning that: "You are leaving the American Sector." and similar ones at the French and British sector borders. Old road sign pointing to Potsdam, next to one warning of entering the Russian zone. Traffic moving between East and West Berlin.
Berlin during Berlin airlift operations. A United States military airplane crashes at Tempelhof during Berlin Airlift operations. Firemen try to control fire in the burning plane. View of the smoldering and destroyed plane. Military Air Transport Service (MATS) Planes parked at Tempelhof Airfield. Unloading of equipment from trucks. Sunderland flying boat lifts off a lake. A crowd of German children runs on the Tempelhof airfield tarmac towards American pilots and present them with bouquets and flowers. Door of a Berlin Airlift supply plane closed. View from runway as airplane approaches, taxis, and takes off.
Duke and Duchess of York unveil the Beasley Head Memorial in Eastbourne, England. A motorcade arrives on a street in Eastbourne. People gather on both sides of the street in front of the buildings. The street being decorated. Military guards are lined in the front. Duke and Duchess of York emerge from the open-top Rolls Royce which lead the motorcade. The Duke and Duchess are greeted by officials and military guards. The military guards standing in a line. A large crowd gather to witness the unveiling of the Beasley Head Memorial. The Duchess of York unveils the plaque commemorating the purchase of the Downs from Beachy Head to Folkington by the Eastbourne Corporation. The officials standing beside, watch the event. The Duke and the Duchess leave the memorial led by the town officials. The motorcade passes through a decorated archway across the road. The crowd gather on both sides of the road look on.