President Roosevelt returns to Washington after winning a 4th term in the 1944 presidential election. President Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Henry Wallace ride down Pennsylvania Avenue. Secrete Service Agents ride on running board of the automobile. Scenes of Armistice Day Ceremony at the Tomb of an Unknown Soldier.
The role and contribution of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in combat during World War 2. Submarine cables laid down by the Signal Corps. Soldiers operate field army communication equipment for communication within and between units. Soldiers talk over the radio in a military jeep. American soldiers employ communication equipment seated at a table in a camp. A U.S. Army Signal Officer goes through documents. An officer receives a message in Washington DC. The message is relayed from the State Department to the Signal Center in the Pentagon building. Exterior views of the Pentagon building circa 1943 or 1944. Inside, technicians work using various communication equipment. They receive messages punched on a tape as the tapes emerge from machines. Workers at the 'Traffic Control, Army Command and Administrative System'. A man inserts and removes cables from slots. The plans are then passed on in codes through a maze of antennas all over the world. An animated map depicts the sending of these messages by radio multi-channels, radio teletypes, and manual radios to the front lines. A vast network of Army communication system from Washington DC to the rest of the world.
Allied campaign against the Axis in 1944 during World War II. Exteriors of Dumbarton Oaks in Washington DC. Representatives of the United Nations at a meeting inside the mansion. A railroad train arrives and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill gets off the train in Quebec, Canada for the Quebec Conference. Churchill confers with U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt about Allied plans during the war. Soldiers march in Europe. President Roosevelt acknowledges a large crowd after being reelected for the third term. People celebrate his victory. Civilians work in war plants to produce aircraft , tanks and other equipment in the United States. On December 16, 1944, German forces launch a major-counter attack through the Ardennes forests, resulting in the "Battle of the Bulge" in Belgium. Allied soldiers fight against the Germans as tanks roll.
Harry S Truman and other officials work on some documents. Truman's Vice Presidential campaign. People hold boards reading 'Truman for Vice President' during Democratic National Convention of 1944. Vice President Truman with President Franklin D Roosevelt. View of the exterior of the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC. Soldiers and horses with Roosevelt's casket during funeral of Franklin D. Roosevelt. A crowd at the Washington Monument. The United States flag at half staff on the White House. Truman addresses the Congress. He talks about cooperation and duty. Nazi German Axis soldiers surrender during World War II in Europe. A large crowd at Broadway celebrates VE Day in New York City. The first atomic bomb mushroom cloud billows into the sky over New Mexico during the Trinity atomic bomb test. Signing of Japanese surrender documents aboard the USS Missouri at the end of World War 2. Japanese official Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signs documents, then General Douglas MacArthur signs documents, and presents a pen to General Wainwright standing behind him. An American official takes a seat and goes through some documents. An officer reads documents at a table as soldiers stand by and watch.
United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 at the White House in Washington D.C., United States. President Roosevelt at desk as he signs the Servicemen's Readjustment Act. Officials stand in the background. President being greeted by the officials after he signs the bill. The act ensures free education, federal loans, job insurance for war veterans. American soldiers enter a center helping the soldiers to adjust to civilian lifestyle. Soldiers get massage, read books in a library, draw sketches and work at a farm.
1. International Labor Conference in Philadelphia. Exterior of Temple University. A sign reads 'International Labour Conference'. People go into the building. Delegates from 40 nations at the conference. Walter Nash, of New Zealand, the new president of the ILO (International Labor Organization), talks about post war labor problems. Interpreters translate for delegates wearing headphones over their ears. Chinese delegates present.
2 Funeral of U.S. Secretary of Navy, Frank Knox on May 1, 1944. The funeral procession along Constitution Avenue, Washington DC. Flag-draped coffin rests on a caisson pulled by horses. Elements of all the three Branches of the military services parade behind the coffin, including women in the WAVES and WACs. As the procession enters Arlington Cemetery, an honor guard of U.S. Navy admirals salute. Military pallbearers carry the casket to the burial site and an honor guard of sailors fire rifle salutes. Admiral Ernest King, Chief of Naval Operations, escorts widow, Mrs. Annie Reid Knox, from the scene.