President Franklin D Roosevelt in the United States. A calendar shows the date 5th March 1933. Roosevelt leaves in a car after attending church service in Washington DC, United States on 5th March 1933. On March 9th 1933 Senate passes a bill proposed by Roosevelt to address bank crisis. The House also passes the President's proposed bill Franklin Roosevelt in his first fireside chats broadcast on 12th March 1933 talks about the bank crisis. He asks people to have confidence in the government. He ensures that banks will provide sufficient currency to meet the situation.
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.
Past events show German invasions during World War II. German flags in view. German soldiers march. German planes fly in formation during Nazi Party rally at Luitbold Arena in Nuremberg Germany. Adolf Hilter salutes a parade as armored cars and German soldiers pass by. German Luftwaffe aircraft pass overhead in formation during a rally. Comparison shot shows German Wehrmacht army soldiers marching in close ranks, followed by a close up shot of United States Army soldiers marching in close ranks. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler in discussion with Hermann Goering (Göring). They approach a map and then turn their backs. British soldier on lookup watches the sky over London for signs of German bombing raid as parliament buildings and the River Thames are seen in the background. Elevated view of city center, streets, bridges and Russia Orthodox Church in the Soviet Union; possibly Moscow. View of the United States Capitol building in Washington DC. Animated map shows the German positions. Aerial view of devastation from German Luftwaffe bombing of Poland on September 1, 1939. Damaged buildings and houses in Poland due to German bombing in World War II. Polish civilians lined up. Polish people near wrecked horse cart and equipment. Polish citizens carry dead bodies on litters and dig graves for citizens killed in bombing. British people near Big Ben and Parliament buildings on September 3, 1939, the date England declared war against Germany. In London, British children walking toward railroad station near signs that read "To Evacuation Trains", to be evacuated from the London area for safety during the war. Scenes of anguished citizens in England and in France saying goodbye to loved ones including boys and girls being evacuated and husbands leaving for war service. They hug and embrace with emotion. Women wave handkerchiefs at a bus departing with children, then weep. German soldiers march invading Denmark and Norway in April 1940. Sad civilians flee in trucks.
Soldiers and cavalry parade in celebration of Independence Day, in Havana Cuba. Reviewing stand with awning set up in front of section of the Capitol, near the Gran Teatro . The front two rows of officers and dignitaries seated next to a railing. Numerous military personnel stand behind. Central figure in reviewing stand is Cuban Army Chief of Staff, Colonel Fulgencio Batista. People standing outside the railing. Cuban Flags fly. Soldiers with rifles march in formation. Officers holding flags behind the soldiers. A huge crowd on steps and in front of the Capitol. People watch the march from balconies and roofs of buildings along line of march. Sign on one reads: El Diario de la Marina. Few men with bugles and drums in front of the crowd. Parade includes: troops with pack animals, and Cavalry, led by officer on side-stepping horse. A small dog is seen on street, and a sailor on a motor cycle cuts across the line of march, at one point.
The United States of America in 1918. U.S. troops march. The troops arrive in the United States after fighting in World War I. The people in the city welcome the troops. A big banner across the road reads 'Welcome'. Soldiers march under the banner. The soldiers shake hands with few women. A soldier near a tent with two children. The soldier with his wife and children. The soldier kisses his wife. The troops march in a group. The soldiers help an official to mount a horse. Other soldiers look on. Officials on horseback review troops. The troops march in formation. Two officials on horsebacks. The officials review the troops.