Newly appointed Chinese Ambassador to Canada visits Toronto, Canada during World War II. Chinese people parade along the streets of Toronto in honor of the new Chinese Ambassador. Chinese people attend Chinese ceremonies and watch a traditional Chinese dance.
Rotary International's 33rd meeting in Toronto, Canada. Soldiers march past a building with a sign on it that reads 'Maple Leaf Garden'. Officers review troops. A woman reviews the troops. Officials greet each other. Two men hug each other. A man shows a thumbs up sign.
United States General Dwight D. Eisenhower in Canada. General Eisenhower at the tomb of unknown soldier in Ottawa, Canada. He places a wreath on the tomb as photographers click pictures. General Eisenhower salutes as Canadian Prime Minister MacKenzie King stands next to him. General Eisenhower arrives at the University of Toronto. He enters the building. General Eisenhower talks about the friendship between United States and Canada. He accepts the honorary doctorate by the University of Toronto and extends his support to the cause of education.
Toronto police in annual march to church service in Toronto, Canada. Policemen and band march towards the church. Crowd line sidewalks. Policemen on horseback move ahead. Policemen lined up with British flag. Church services in front of monument 'To Our Glorious Dead' , a cenotaph at the front step of the City Hall.
Construction of the the Alaska Highway aka Alaska-Canadian Highway aka ALCAN Highway, in 1942. Montage showing momentary views of American highways seen from underneath, highlighting their structural supports and the like. A man traveling in snow by means of a dogsled. Vehicles bumping along on rough road in a wilderness, passing a piece of heavy road-building machinery in operation. A sign posted on June 15, 1942, soliciting workers for construction of the ALCAN highway. The sign reads "This is No Picnic." Steam locomotive pulling train into station at whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. Men in parkas sorting through boxes of supplies at the rail depot. A caterpillar tractor clearing trees along the planned roadway path. Canvas covered trucks driving across snow-covered landscape. Narrator mentions start of World War 2, as related scenes are shown, including: A formation of military aircraft in flight; Bomb exploding in Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor; and wreckage of the USS Arizona after the attack. Scene shifts to workmen in parkas carrying tools, as they walk past tents in snowy site. Surveyors struggling through snow and underbrush to perform their work. A truck driving across a temporary bridge. A bulldozer clearing underbrush. A convoy of trucks driving along a snowy road. Men attempting to free a vehicle trapped in a snow bank. Vehicles moving along parts of the highway covered by water from melting ice. A Jeep driving past a tent displaying a sign pointing to Tokyo. Gathering of construction workers in completion ceremony at Soldier's Summit on 21 November, 1942.
Toronto Rehabilitation Training Center in Canada. Canada's ex-servicemen learn profitable trades after World War 2. Veterans are taught carpentry, using hammer and nails. A veteran learning brick laying has his work checked using a level. Veterans being taught machining operate lathes. One veteran in a wheel chair does not have legs. Barber classes for Canadian veterans. A student barber practices shaving using a straight razor on a balloon. The balloon explodes, covering his face with foam.