French General Charles De Gaulle descends from a De Havilland D.H.86 airplane at Fort Lamy in French Equatorial Africa. He is greeted by Colonel Leclerc and town dignitaries. Accompanying the General are General Spears, Lieutenant Colonel Gosset and Captain Decourcel, Aide-de-camp to Charles De Gaulle. General Gaulle meets town personalities on arrival. He inspects troops. General Gaulle and General Spears walk. Troops march. Generals salute marching troops. Natives line up street and troops march away. Colonel Leclerc takes salute. Native troops march away. General Charles De Gaulle and Spears arrives at the House of Colonel Leclerc. Guards of honor lined up.
Japanese troops capture Nanning in China. Japanese troops march amidst mountains in China. They march with artillery. They cross Ford River by wading with horses. Japanese troops attack city. Explosions in city. The flag of Japan. Japanese troops march on horseback. View of victory march.
Opening scene shows closeups of many smiling Chinese Guerrilla fighters. Animated map shows Japanese occupied areas as clinging to lines of communication (roads, railroads, and waterways), Japanese troops, carrying Rising Sun flag, march into a Chinese town. A Japanese armored boat, flying the naval ensign, cruises along a narrow stretch of river, with a large Chinese fortress in the background. Its officers watch carefully through binoculars. A Japanese armored train is seen patrolling a stretch of railroad. A long line of Chinese guerrilla fighters marching along a dusty road carrying a variety of weapons. Some, both men and women, are seen. One carries a homemade flag. The camera pans across them, all carrying shouldered arms. Chinese farmers threshing grain by shoveling it into the air, as they might have done before becoming guerrilla fighters. One guerrilla carying two grenades around his neck. Many marching with shouldered arms and conical straw hats on their backs. Views of their feet clad in sandals. More scenes of Chinese guerrilla fighters marching. Animated map shows guerrilla attacks against Japanese-held lines of communication. A chinese guerrilla fighter running through a field, banging a tin to sound a call to arms. Others picking up weapons and responding. Next, a group of them are seen diving into a river and moving along low to the water. Others are seen running across a ridge of rock. Still others come over a hill ostensibly attacking a Japanese patrol. Two large explosions and black smoke are seen behind running guerrilla fighters. Another scene also shows Chinese guerrillas running from an explosion. Heavy smoke and Wreckage of building and equipment at a railroad site. Japanese troops struggling to transit marshes and mud, with horses pulling artillery pieces, and many men pulling a rope to retrieve a sunken field piece from a stream. One Japanese officer wipes his face with a hankerchief, as he confers with others about the situation.
A film titled 'Jalopies Parading to Victory' a parade intended to stimulate people to donate dilapidated automobiles for scrap in Decatur, Illinois. Automobile traffic on a street. Office buildings in the city. View of pier extending over Lake Decatur. Exteriors of the Millikin University. A industrial area of the city. Old cars at the backyard of houses. Mary Livingstone disembarks from a car. She is greeted by the women. War production officials stand and talk. Cars in the parade. Modern firefighting vehicles being driven at the parade. Soldiers march. Officials seated. Fire fighting department spray water on a car. School girls march at the parade. Decorated cars at the parade. Horse drawn carriage at the parade. American university students and men from the bomber division march. A band plays. Children ride bicycles and march at the parade.
German Chancellor Adolf Hitler reoccupies the Rhineland and denounces the Locarno Pact in 1936. The signing of the Locarno Treaties in London, England in 1925. Officials arrive at the building where the Locarno Treaties are to be signed. Chancellor Hans Luther of Germany affixes his signature to the Locarno Treaty assuring peace to all the principal countries of Europe. At the head of the table in the center are Stanley Baldwin and Sir Austin Chamberlain, leaders of the British Delegation. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler violates the Treaty of Versailles on 7th March 1936 by sending German military forces into the Rhineland, a demilitarized zone along the Rhine River in western Germany. German troops march over the Hohenzollern bridge in Cologne, Germany. The troops march along a road. Cologne Cathedral in the background. A German crowd cheers as the troops parade. Swastika banners hang from buildings. German troops parading in Dusseldorf. The troops on horseback and horse-carriages pass along narrow streets of Dusseldorf. Parading troops are cheered by a crowd in Frankfurt am Main. German troops parade in front of a building during a wreath laying ceremony followed by Chancellor Hitler and other Nazi officials. Newspaper headlines about Hitler denouncing the Locarno Pact. A government minister with press. French Prime Minister Albert Sarraut at a microphone reassures the security of France. Belgium soldiers march along a street.
A large group of French women stand on a pier, waving American flags, as a troop ship arrives at a port in France, during World War 1. American Expeditionary Forces (AEF), soldiers of the U.S.1st Infantry Division, crowd her deck. The troops are seen leaving the ship by gangplank, and crowding the pier. They then assemble and march off. They proceed through dense crowds on both sides of their line of march. U.S. troops marching along a French city street are approached by French women expressing their appreciation. A French policeman walks with a bicycle, alongside the troops. French policemen march along, behind the Americans. Scene shifts to American soldiers playing musical instruments as others dance with women at an outdoor waterfront cafe, as they wait for transport. Allied officers are seen standing in front of a collection of canvas covered shelters, with a sign above, reading: "Camp Franco-Americain." (This is where arriving American troops undergo training by the French.) (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)