Biopic of the American President - lots of good footage.
Reels 7 & 8 (spliced)
Roosevelt re-nominated for a third term. Wendell Wilkie makes a speech. General Election footage: queues to vote, curtains being drawn behind people entering voting booths, a vote being placed in ballot box. Soldiers running with bayonets in their hands. Army - men carry kit bags. Montage about World War Two. Russian army in Stalingrad.
Warship - meeting between Churchill and Roosevelt to discuss the Atlantic Charter. They sit and chat together on the deck of the ship. Sign reading "Secretary of State" - Japanese come to America to talk peace - critical voice over. Pearl Harbour. Aircraft take off from a hanger. Japanese aircraft (?) Bombs dropped on American vessels. Aerial shots of bombs being dropped. Explosions. Roosevelt makes a speech about the attack on Pearl Harbour. Asks the Congress to declare a state of war between the U.S. and the Japanese Empire.
Churchill and Roosevelt meet again to set up the Declaration of the United Nations. Plans to invade North Africa. Army manoeuvres. Tanks being unloaded from a ferry. Large number of troops standing to attention. Roosevelt visits the troops. Casablanca - Churchill, Roosevelt, de Gaulle. Graphic maps of the places fighting was taking place.
Cairo, Egypt: 1943 - Roosevelt, Churchill and Chiang Kai-Shek meet. Tehran, Persia: Churchill & Roosevelt joined by Stalin - shots of them seated together. 1944 - D-Day. Prow of a ship cutting through the water. Warships. Artillery fire. Pan across many warships. Soldiers climbing down from ships and wading through the sea. Men walk across the beaches. Behind barricades, digging trenches. Gunfire. Trucks. Firing rifles and machine guns. Walking through war damaged streets. Explosions. Manoeuvres. Men being carried on stretchers. Roosevelt speech on soundtrack. Cannons fired. Men hold their ears. Men pass along shells. Bombed church. Wounded are attended to. Given water and medical attention. Black soldiers. Various signposts to French towns. French people wave and greet Allied soldiers. The Champs Elysees. The French greet their liberators. L'Arc de Triomphe. War cemetery. Swastika on the top of a building being blown apart.
Note: images from the 1930s and 1940s but voice over from 1940s . See other reels. Prints on K28 - negs on N6.