DESTROYERS FOR BASES The Destroyers for Bases Agreement, which provided the British Navy with 50 obsolete destroyers in exchange for land rights on British possessions. Uniformed British sailors march and board a ship; three American destroyers are seen rafted together; British ensign flags are raised on stern flag poles; first one destroyer, then a convoy, is seen at sea.
SOUND BITE: ARSENAL OF DEMOCRACY Seated at his desk behind a microphone in the Oval Office, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt says: ...We must be the great arsenal of democracy. For us this is an emergency as serious as war itself
1940'S SCRAP IRON EMBARGO 1940\'s dockyard scenes include: bales of wire being loaded onto the Tatsuno Maru by crane; a truck entering a scrap yard; scrap metal being moved, and dropped, by huge magnets; a small container lifted onto a ship.
MOLOTOV AND VON RIBBENTROP The Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact: a train pulls into a station, the tracks lined with uniformed military officials; an official party welcomes Soviet and Nazi Foreign Ministers Molotov and von Ribbentrop.
SOUNDBITE: '...LONG TALK WITH HERR HITLER' Upon his return to England, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain meets the press and gives a statement afternoon I had a long talk with Herr Hitler. It was a frank talk, but it was a friendly one and I feel satisfied now that each of us fully understands what is in the mind of the other.\"
HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS ENTERING USA Dramatic images of Jewish, WWII refugees/survivors entering the USA and reuniting with their families. The refugees waving from the arriving ship; one woman on deck is crying. The travelers carrying bundles off the ship. A packed room of relatives anxiously waiting the refugees' arrival. CU of one woman yelling to an offscreen relative. A man controls an elderly woman, wailing in the crowd. CU of two women showing the concentration camp tattoos on their forearms. Amazing images of the survivors running and reuniting with awaiting relatives. CU's of emotional family members embracing. A smiling man reunited with children. A man ecstatically kissing a relative. A man crying as he reunites with family.
CHURCHILL & TRUMAN MOTORCADE Winston Churchill and Harry S. Truman exit a train and are seated in a convertible, in Fulton, Missouri. Stationary and moving shots of the men sitting and smiling inside the car.
Date: March 5, 1946 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:18:00, No Audio
END OF WWII CELEBRATIONS - 10 Huge crowds of military officers and civilians ecstatically celebrating the end of WWII. Hilarious footage of people playfully throwing huge bundles of confetti at one another while laughing. Excellent tilting shots of office paper and ticker-tape falling from buildings and landing on the ground. People walking on the confetti-covered streets.
Date: August 14, 1945 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:22:00, No Audio
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