THRESHER SEARCH; DEEP-DIVING CRAFT ARRIVES FOR HUNT The Oceanographic Research Vessel Atlantis II returns to port after a fruitless search for the sunken submarine Thresher. She made deep sea pictures but they revealed no trace of the craft. The Trieste a bathyscaphe capable of diving seven miles deep arrives to help in the hunt.
WEATHER SHIP AND HOVERCRAFT Still another aid to international air safety takes to the seas in the Netherlands. It is the "Cumulus" which will be stationed off Iceland to relay weather reports to airliners. Also in the Netherlands, the Dutch test the British Hovercraft.
FREIGHTER BURNS ON BRITISH BEACH A Lebanese vessel catches fire as it enters the English Channel and is beached at Eastbourne. Firemen can do little but pour water in the hold after the Captain and crew are rescued.
QUEEN ENDS AFRICAN TOUR Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip end their African tour in Liberia as they head for home. The Queen built up the prestige of the Empire among newly independent nations on her trip.
CRASHING PILOT AVOIDS DISASTER Everything is routine on the aircraft carrier "Corral Sea" during maneuvers off the coast of Australia until a landing plane loses a wheel. The pilot shoots aloft again to await orders and then comes in for a perfect crash landing.
LONDON DIGS OUT AFTER AIR RAIDS Five weeks of ruthless bomb attacks finds London hard hit. During a lull in air raids, streets are cleared and wrecked buildings searched for victims. Sailors on ships with their children prepare to sail to war. As the battleships depart Prime Minister Winston Churchill gives them the thumbs up.
SHIPPING LAST SCRAP IRON TO JAPAN On the eve of the embargo cutting off shipments of scrap metal to Japan, scores of freighters are loaded with the valuable junk for the Japanese war machine. A last-minute rush.
BIG U.S. FREIGHTER LAUNCHED Welcome defense news is the launching of the S.S. American Leader, an electric-welded ship that is launched in the San Francisco Bay. It's a sideways debut for the great new vessel. Trick photography shows the ship going back onto the launching pad.
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