On Utah and Mormonism (LDS or Latter Day Saints). Dramatization of the Mormon migration, showing large wagon train crossing prairies and wagons, horses, and cowboys crossing a river; scenes of snow covered mountains as people continue westward; view of people overlooking Salt Lake City valley. Mormon people farming, locust attack on farms and people massed together beating down locusts with shovels. Depiction of seagulls arriving in mass to destroy the locusts. Elevated view of Salt Lake City including Mormon Temple, Temple Square, and Utah State Capitol building in the mid 1940s. View of Fort Douglas building in Utah. Sign on board reads 'Separation Center Fort Douglas'. U.S. Army soldier at the separation center in Fort Douglas after his return from duty in World War 2. Army corporal receives a certificate that reads 'United States Army Honorable Discharge'. U.S. Army Corporal with his wife.
War veterans in Utah, United States. A sign for the city of 'Ogden'. Traffic on the streets. A sign reads 'Entering the Cedar City'. Farmers till and plow farm land. Cattle graze on farm lands. A war veteran talks to Veteran's Department official. The veteran meets the Dean at the University of Utah campus. He enrolls for a course at the university and attends lectures.
Job opportunities for war veterans after World War II. Exteriors of a building in Salt Lake City, Utah. A sign reads 'Fort Douglas'. War veterans receive documents at an office. A veteran walks down a flight of stairs with a girl. He drinks soda and shops for a tie. Veterans enjoy skiing down snowy slopes. Girls swim in a lake. A sign on a building reads 'Veteran's information center'. A war veteran meets an official and talks about job opportunities for veterans. A sign reads 'Geneva steel company'. Columbia Iron Plant in Utah. A coal mine in the state. Interiors of a plant. Workers enter a mine in freight cars. A sign reads 'Welcome to Bingham Canyon'. A copper mine at the Bingham Canyon. Women workers inside a plant as they work on machines.
Representatives of three nations, seated around table at Potsdam Conference held at Cecilienhof in Potsdam, Germany. British prime minister, Clement Attlee; President of United States, Harry Truman; and representative of Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin at the Potsdam Conference, July 1945. They deliver an ultimatum of unconditional surrender to Japan. Swarms of B-29 bombers and Aircraft Carrier Task Forces destroy Japanese homeland. Planes on carrier decks.Navy Grumman carrier-based TBF aircraft dropping bombs.. Destruction of ships at sea. Mushroom cloud due to atomic bombing. Chart depicts the power of one atomic bomb. Britain's 'grand slam' bomb, most destructive conventional bomb ever produced. Doctor Ernest Orlando Lawrence, inventor of the cyclotron (atom smashing machine). A man works at the Cyclotron at the University of California, Berkeley. General Leslie Groves, head of the project speaks. He is seated with Dr Vannevar Bush, government director of science and research, and Dr Richard Tolman, technical expert. Quantities of uranium shipped from Alberta, Canada are used in bombs. The atomic bomb process (Manhattan Project) is developed in widely separated areas; scenes from Hanford Project plant in Richmond, Washington. Project personnel exit cars and enter into the search area. Lieutenant colonel Franklin T Matthias with the army corps of engineers, appointed to the Hanford Project. Sign of 'Oak Ridge' in Tennessee. Largest of the three atomic bomb plants located near the TVA dam. Employed personnel in atomic bomb plants. Man and woman employees at the plan read a Knoxville Journal newspaper in August 1945 with headline "Power of Oak Ridge Atomic Bomb hits Japs". View of dense prefabricated home communities to house large number of Oak Ridge plant workers. View of families setting up their houses in trailer towns after the prefabricated homes were full. People come out from the Henebry's Jewelers and super market. Joseph Stalin at conference. Russian artillery and troops in a parade at Red Square in Moscow, Russia (these parade scenes are from the May 1, 1945 May Day parade, just days before Germany's surrender). President Harry Truman reports on the latest developments regarding the war with Japan. He states that the United States is prepared to destroy every productive enterprise in Japan and the U.S. shall completely destroy its power to make war. He warns of an attack by the U.S. due to the rejection of the July 26th ultimatum at Potsdam. He warns that Japan "should expect a rain of ruin from the air; the like of which has never been seen on this earth." Truman notes that it will be followed by an unprecedented sea and land invasion of Japan.
Coverage of a project at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah to determine the most effective means for destroying Japanese-type fortifications. 105mm Howitzer firing at targets into a hillside. Ground fire controllers at radio equipment. United States Army Air Force ( USAAF ) A-26 Invader bomber aircraft fire 11.75 inches Tiny Tim rockets and a USAAF P-47N Thunderbolt fighter aircraft fires 11.75 inches Tiny Tim and 5 inches rockets. Explosions on the ground throw billows of smoke up in the air. Photographs evaluating the results of rocket attacks. Tiny Tim rocket being mounted on P-47N aircraft.
Coverage of a project at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah to determine the most effective means for destroying Japanese-type fortifications. An unexploded Tall Boy (12,000 pound HE bomb) in a target area. The Tall Boy bomb hits a hillside. Smoke rises from the explosions on the hillside. A United States Army Air Force ( USAAF ) B-29 Superfortress bomber and a USAAF B-17F Flying Fortress bomber in flight and bombs fall. A survey team inspects the targets. Explosions at the hillside.