A crowd enjoys fireworks in Red Square, Moscow, Soviet Union, at night. Past events show Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill of the United Kingdom in Tehran, Iran for the Tehran Conference of 1943. U.S. President Harry S. Truman in Germany during the Potsdam Conference of 1945. The Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Soviet Union. Soviet people along a street in Moscow. Foreign Minister of the Soviet Union, Vyacheslav Molotov with others applauding at the Bolshoi theater, in Moscow. Anti-soviet disorders. Street cars being overturned. (Hungary?).
Italian aircraft and crews surrender to Americans at Catania Air Base, in Sicily, during World War 2, under terms of the Armistice of Cassibile , signed on September 3, 1943 and publicly announced on September 8th by U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, on Radio Algiers. Under its terms, the Kingdom of Italy ceased hostilities against the Allies and Kingdom forces were to surrender to the Allies. An Italian SIAI-Marchetti SM79 ("Sparviero") Torpedo-Bomber is seen in flight over water, as viewed from another airplane. It carries the number 1NS-20. View of Catania Air Base, with U.S. B-25 Mitchel bomber, of the 340th Bombardment Group, landing, in background. The Italian SM79 is seen taxiing to the ramp, after landing at the Base. A Italian crew man opens the door and an officer exits using the aircraft ladder. He is followed by Giulio Cesare Graziani, torpedo bomber ace and winner of the Italian Gold Medal of Military Valor. (He is framed at 1:12.) Another officer also exits and the three shake hands with U.S. 9th Army Air Force officers on the ground. The Italian officers present some documents and discuss them with the U.S. officers. The officers from both countries gather around the Italian seal, of the kingdom of Italy, on the tail of the plane and discuss it. The officers turn to watch another Italian SM79 land, taxi in, and park. Italian fliers exit this airplane and walk across the ramp to join the others, with whom they exchange salutes, and shake hands.
American enlisted aircrew relax with coffee and cigarettes in United Kingdom, during World War II, before or after an operation. Most of the U.S. Army Air Force bomber crew members are wearing "Mae Wests" life preserver personal flotation devices. One wears headset pushed back on his head. A Staff Sergeant sits at head of table wearing a white scarf and flight goggles, pushed back on his head. One of the group displays a rabbit's foot. Several smoke cigarettes.
A training program for the sailors of British Navy teaches them methods of hand to hand combat attack and counterattack. A British Navy officer and other sailors. Two sailors demonstrate the methods. The sailor who poses as the opponent moves forward with a weapon in his hand. The other sailor protects himself with the edge of his arm and delivers a punch in the tummy. The two sailors demonstrate what to do when enemy comes forward to kick. Both sailors move towards each other. The opponent raises his leg to kick. The sailor holds it, sweeps it and causes the opponent to fall on the ground. The sailor hits at the shin of the enemy with his boots. The two sailors move towards each other and both roll on the ground. The other sailors look. The two sailors show how to protect one self when the enemy attacks from behind. The sailor stands with a gun. The opponent comes from behind and grabs the sailor. The sailor jerks back his head and uses his left leg to protect himself. The opponent comes from behind and grabs the sailor with his forearm. The sailor grabs his arm with both his hands, kneels down and hauls him over. The opponent attacks the sailor from behind and grabs his neck with his hands. The sailor holds the hands of the enemy and hauls him over.
A training program for the sailors of British Navy demonstrates how to tie up a prisoner. Two sailors demonstrate the method. The sailor who poses as the opponent lies face down on the ground. Using a cord the other sailor secures the thumbs at the back, one at a time. The sailor bends the right leg of the opponent and places the ankle of this leg behind the knee of the left leg. Then he lifts the left leg up and secures this leg and the thumbs together. A Navy officer. Other sailors and officers look carefully. The sailor ties the wrists one at a time and secures them to the legs after arranging the legs as done earlier. He passes the rope around the opponent's neck. The opponent all tied up on the ground. The sailor turns the opponent face down on the ground and sits on his back facing towards the opponent's legs. He arranges the leg as done earlier, lifts the left leg and pulls at it.
B-17Fs of the 8th Bomber Command, 1st Bomb Division, 305th Bomb Group, 366th Bomb Squadron, landing at their base, RAF Chelveston, in Northamptonshire, England, during World War II. The first to land displays a dozen yellow bombs, for missions, painted under the pilot's cockpit window, and Squadron code KY, and L, on its fuselage. Its tail number is 42-5053. The second plane to land displays KY and D, on fuselage, and tail number 42-29553. The third, shows the squadron's KY, but other markings are not readable. The fourth to land displays some mission bombs below its cockpit window, the Squadron KY, and J on the fuselage. Its tail number is 41-21624. Bomb Group tail codes and nose art are not seen on any of the aircraft. But, researchers have identified names of three of them: Bloody Tangier Show (42-5053), Arkie II (42-29553),and Madame Betterfly (41-24624), and estimate the film to have been shot between 3/1/1943 and 5/19/1943.