Members of the U.S. Canada Joint Defense Board in Victoria, British Columbia. Officials come out of a building. Officers review troops. Canadian honor guard lined up as an official reviews them. Soldiers march.
Flags of various NATO member countries. Flag of NATO. Film 'The Atlantic Community' introduces the United States as a NATO member. American landscape views. American men,women and children walk to church. Memorial marking first settlements in America. Back Bay neighborhood along bank of Charles River in Boston. Side and front view of Old State House in Boston. Pedestrians and traffic with 1940s automobiles on busy streets of Boston. Exterior view of Faneuil Hall and flower market in Boston. Civilians walk in street and cars drive by. Sweeping views of Harvard University campus buildings. View of New York city. Empire State building. Manhattan Island New York City as seen from the water. Tall buildings and skyscrapers of Manhattan. Upward panning view from ground to top of Empire State Building in 1949. Busy street in New York city. American people at work including a man operating precision manufacturing equipment, a woman typing on a typewriter, and a man carpenter sawing wood. A seamstress sews clothing, an executive on the telephone in an office, factory workers at work; bricklayers working; women examine clothing designs, draftsmen at work on drawing plans. View inside a locomotive of the engineer operating a train at high speed. View from exterior of passenger train as it approaches and passes by. Aerial views of farmland and hay in fields under a dusk sky. Elevated view of American industrial factories and smoke pouring from chimney stack pipes. Cowboys with herd of cows at the foothills of Rocky mountains. American dam on a massive lake. View of the Mormon Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Mormon temple from a distant elevated position with mountains in background, and then a street level view of Salt Lake Temple with statue of Brigham Young in foreground and 1940s vehicles. Aerial view of Lockheed Constellation aircraft in flight. American landscape views. Mountains and oceans. Golden Gate Bridge. Niagara Falls view. Fort Montgomery. The Rainbow Bridge from U.S. to Canada.
Wife of British RAF (Royal Air Force) pilot who was awarded the Victoria Cross for shooting down an enemy aircraft while his own aircraft was burning. She lifts her baby from a pram in front of her house. She displays her husband's burned shoe and flight gear. She then reads formal letters about award of the Victoria Cross. Her husband pilot is seen with two other RAF fliers relaxing amongst other service personnel at a medical recuperation facility. They sit at a small table and smoke cigarettes.
World War 2. Britain and France declare war on Germany. German infantry carrying Panzerschreck antitank weapons.British mobilizing.Troops from England, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. British Queen Elizabeth class battleship with other warships. Animated map showing units of British fleet blockading Germany at Suez, Malta, Gibralter, the English Channel,and the North Sea. Adolf Hitler and German General staff,make war plans. Animated map shows European countries around Germany,Ice skatersnear Windmills in Holland. Farmers harvest grain. Bicyclists in Netherlands.Radio towers broadcast Nazi propaganda. Joseph Goebbels.Hitler denying intent to harm other countries. German military planners identify Norway as a target. Map shows German U-boats using Norwegian fjords. Map shows British fleet at Scapa Flow, and blockading ships in range from Norway. April 9, 1940, German army enters Copenhagen as Danes watch. German freighters in Norwegian ports smuggle troops and war materiel. German warships proceeding up Norwegian fjords, carrying troops and equipment. German Ju-87 and Ju-88 bombers and Me 109s in flight. Ju-88 over treetops. Junkers Ju-52 trimotors carrying German soldiers. Quislings seize power in Norway. Vidkun Quisling.Nazi posting rules for residents of Oslo.
Two hats on a table. Various cars arrive outside a building. General George Marshall leaves hotel at end of Quebec Conference area followed by General Arnold and English Officer. Prime Minister Mackenzie King is seen departing. Dignitaries walk toward car. Car pulls away. Close up views of a offset printing machine at work printing, and a close up of a mouth and lips speaking into a 1940s microphone. A switchboard operation and two different radio towers. At a railroad station, Mackenzie King shakes hands with a dignitary.
British and Canadian preparations for World War II. Britain converts personal properties into State properties. Men and women work in factory. A banner with the phrase 'Go to it' coined by the Britisher Morrison. Workers construct buildings in Canada. White smoke comes out of factory. Workers at gun factory. Worker checks barrel alignment of a gun. Man checks firing capacity of gun. Workers at shipyard work on submarine. Steel plates used to lessen the weight. Trucks, tractors and ambulances made in factory. Testing and standardization of truck by National Research Council. They use X-Ray for testing of parts of machinery. Train moves on tracks. Aircraft, trucks, tanks and ships as weapons of Canada. Industrial workers work in steel factories to make these machines.