Location: Berlin,Elbe River,IWO JIMA,London,New York City,Nuremburg,Paris,Potsdam,RHEIMS,San Francisco,Tokyo,Yalta
TC Begins: 07:00:05
TC Ends: 07:11:10
In Defense Of Peace Part 1 of 2
Rolling title re International Information & Exchange Program & exposing ‘obstructionist’ tactics of USSR.
WWII flashback montage: Russian troops advancing; Germans surrendering; Allied forces landing in France on D-Day; Allied leaders at Yalta; meeting of US & Russian troops at Elbe River; aerial views ruins of Berlin & Nazi symbol dynamited from Nuremburg Stadium; Germans surrendering at Rheims; President Truman & Joseph Stalin at Potsdam Conference; US Marines battling on beaches of Pacific islands; flag raising on Iwo Jima; aerial views ruins of Tokyo; & Japanese surrender to MacArthur aboard battleship Missouri - brief MacArthur soundbite “...pray that peace will now be restored to the world...”. Victory celebration shots.
07:06:03 San Francisco - delegates of 50 nations sign documents for creation of United Nations - Truman, Molotov & Gromyko seen arriving.
07:07:05 Returning US troops disembark at US ports & are discharged - some wave or kiss demob papers. Diagram showing reduction in US Armed Forces 1945-47. US bombers destroyed w/ explosives - piles of scrapped vehicles - factories converted to peacetime production.
07:09:27 Gromyko walks out of UN Security Council debate on the Iranian question. US proclaims Marshall Plan in Paris - Churchill et al present. Animated map of Europe w/ Soviet border nations cut off.
WWII - Pacific War. Post-WWII Europe. Reconstruction. Economics. Anti-Communism. Cold War.