President Roosevelt dedicates International Bridge called Thousand Islands Bridge & Pledges War Aid to Canada, if attacked.
SLATE INFORMATION: US Promise to Canada
Gen view of receiving degree from Chancellor James Richardson of Queen's University. Cu. of President Roosevelt making speech. Semi view pan. of crowd listening to Roosevelt's speech. Semi view of Roosevelt talking. Gen. air view bridge and thousand Islands. High air view of bridge. Gen. view pan. of bridge. Long view of opening ceremony. Cu. of Roosevelt and Mackenzie King cutting tape and opening new bridge. Top travel shot of cars crossing new bridge. Gen. view (air) showing bridge & Islands. clouds. High air view of bridge.
Sound Effects: Loud clapping of crowd. Pres. Roosevelt says...We in the Americas have become the consideration of every propaganda office and to every general staff beyond seas. The vast amount of our resources, the vigor of our commerce and the strength of our men have made us vital factors in world peace weather we choose or not. For years when Canadians and Americans have met, they have light heartedly saluted as North American Friends with little thought, of dangers from overseas. I give you my assurance that the People of the United States will not stand idly by if domination of Canadian soil is threatened by any other Empire
Gen. view of river and trees (beautiful scene) Travel shot passing houseboat moored on river. Shot from boat of trees & beautiful sky. Gen. view of Lake at sunset. Shot from boat approaching Thousand Island Bridge. Gen. air view of Clouds over Thousands Islands. Cu. air view in cloud to gen. air view of Thousand Islands Bridge in sunshine. Semi view of Roosevelt, King and Col. E.M. Watson. Semi view and cu. of Mackenzie King making speech. (King's speech...)
Sound Effects: In history which may well be the pride of the people of this continent. It also has its great natural Beauties. Where in the whole wide World is there a more majestic approach to the exterior and interior of any land, more in the ways of a never changing loveliness on a unprecedented scale. Upon the bride itself is a symbol of International Friendship & Goodwill. We are celebrating once again the censure of more of peace between the United States and Canada. When we reflect upon the disputed frontiers, which threaten peave in other quarters of the globe, we cannot but feel, that the ceremony in which we are participating, has in it something of significance to the World.
Personalities - Politicians; Civil Engineering; United States of America; Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945), William Lyon Mackenzie King (1874-1950)
Background: President Roosevelt dedicates International Bridge called Thousand Islands Bridge & Pledges War Aid to Canada, if attacked.