'$6,500,000 Pier Fire'. A raging fire rakes a railroad pier at Weehawken in New Jersey. Huge fire seen at the harbor. A cameraman takes pictures. Ambulances maintain vigil. In Tokyo, Japan, flames destroy the enlisted men's mess at the Palace Heights housing community. Enlisted men and their families flee from, from their Quonset type homes while the fire was being fought. People run to save their belongings.
View of buildings at the New York harbor from Weehawken, New Jersey. Buildings at the New York harbor. Skyscrapers seen in the far background.
Skyline of New York from Weehawken, New Jersey. View of buildings at the port. Ferry move in the foreground. Skyscrapers seen in the far background.
Italian influence in American life. in A showroom of "Italian Marble Mosaic", in New York City. Interior of the showroom. Manhattan buildings under construction with Italian marble being used for their exteriors. View of Empire State Building. Aircraft of Italian Airlines at New York Idlewild airport. DC-4 and DC-6 aircraft of Eastern Airlines and Pan American Airways. An orange airport police car on the tarmac. Italian Airlines Offices in Manhattan, with prospective tourist travelers. The italian Ocean liner, "Cristoforo Colombo" in the Hudson River, is passed by the ferry boat "Weehawken" of the New york Central System . The Cristoforo Colombo docking and unloading Italian goods. Men bring Italian fabrics into the Manhattan shop of Italian designer, Anthony Blotto, where they are examined and admired by women. Anthony Blotto and his staff create womens fashions from the fabrics, which are modeled in his salon. View of Empire State Building. Sign for Toffenetti's Restaurant is shown.
Firing of a V-2 rocket from White Sands, New Mexico. An XP-84 jet aircraft on a test flight in California. Scenes of devastation in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. An atomic bomb test conducted in Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands. Large smoke cloud rises. Americans expressing disgust with war and confidence in ability to protect against it in future. Newspaper headline about Armistice ending World War I on November 11, 1918. Victory parade in New York City. Close up view of Adolf Hitler as he speaks forcefully to a German audience. V2 rocket being launched in Germany. German Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet rocket plane in flight. Map depicting uranium deposits world wide. An XB-36 bomber in flight with landing gear extended. A huge formation of various warplanes in flight, high overhead. A wartime tank assembly plant. American army troops on parade. A United Nations meeting in session. Peaceful scenes of American soldiers in Hawaii before World War II in the Pacific. Hawaiian Hula dancers. Japanese carrier-based Aichi D3A1 dive bomber in flight during attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Bombed U.S. warships and facilities in Pearl Harbor. American Army officer and civilian discussing wisdom of maintaing large standing army. Army recruits are seen in the U.S. Army Universal Military Training Experimental Unit at Fort Knox, in 1947. They are seen in quarters, studying; taking part in sports (baseball); and attending religious services in a base chapel. Several trainees in a field tent, working with numerous tape decks in some kind of military communications activity.
Blizzard covers New York and areas from Maine to Washington DC. In New York, people with umbrellas and heavy coats on roads buried in snow. Cars are marooned away from homes in snow. Traffic at a stand-still as cars, buses, railroad tracks and roads are covered in snow. Food supply is affected. People travel on foot. Volunteers dig out snow and clear the roads. Children enjoying themselves in snow.