General Jan Christiaan Smuts reviews South African troops under British forces of the United Kingdom in World War 1. Soldiers stand aligned at a field. General Smuts comes with other officers and reviews the troops preparing for battle against German forces in East Africa during the Anglo-Belgian invasion. He lifts his hat up and soldiers too raise their hats. General Smuts poses. Commandos of the famous late General Delarey (Koos de la Rey) prepare to leave on the campaign as they assemble saddles.
Moroccan infantry in Africa during World War I. Soldiers march along a battlefield. Ammunition and equipment being carried on mules. They ford a stream. The soldiers march across an area. An officer seated on horseback watches the troops. The troops in a camp.
Visit of Lieutenant General Jan Christiaan Smuts and his entourage at the Hendon airfield on the outskirts of London England, during World War 1, where dignitaries and spectators are gathered to attend the unveiling and christening of a De Havilland DH9 aircraft, named "South Africa." (Note: The plane also resembles a Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8. Position of pilot cockpit does not match a DH9 making identity uncertain). The aircraft was subscribed for by members of the London Chamber of Commerce, and presented as a gift to South Africa through the Imperial Air Fleet Committee. Lifelong South African Lt. General Smuts with other dignitaries viewing the aircraft, including Lord Desborough who was President of the London Chamber of Commerce and the Imperial Air Fleet Committee. Mrs William Schreiner, the Marchioness of Winchester, stands with flowers in her hand and christens the aircraft. General Smuts talks to the dignitaries as they present the aircraft to honor and thank South Africa for its contribution to the war effort. Pilot Captain B.C. Hucks, dressed in heavy flight suit climbs aboard the airplane, which displays the name "South Africa," on its nose. The aircraft takes off and flies overhead. Scene changes to the Christening ceremony, in which Mrs. Schreiner christens the "South Africa." She is seen tapping its propeller with a small mallet. Closeup of the DH9 "South Africa". Others present at the event included Sir David Henderson, Lord Aberconway, Lord Glenconner, Sir Owen Phillip, Sir T. Vezey Strong, Lionel Martin, Faithfull Begg, Stanley Machin, Albert Sytner, Alfred Docker, John Cockburn, Algernon Firth, Sir J. W. Teverner, Harry Wilson, Robert Hadfield, Generals Branckner and Caddell, Maj Van der Spuy, Major Lord Roberts Innes Kerr, Capt Hambro, Capt Wilkinson, Capt Hucks, Captains Turner, Lyons, and Hope; John Cates, C.J. Fairfax Scott, Charles Musgrave.
The United States of America in 1916. In 1916 : A large crowd gathered outside the St. Louis Coliseum for the 1916 Democratic National Convention. Dignitaries arrive for the convention. Nominated President Woodrow Wilson with his wife in an open motor carriage. Woodrow Wilson with officials in his New Jersey home. A large crowd gathered outside his home. Woodrow Wilson delivers an acceptance speech. The large crowd listens to the speech. The nominated Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan. William Bryan and officials in the balcony of a building. William Bryan shakes hands with people gathered outside the building
Variety of events in World War I years. German merchant submarine Deutschland (a British blockade buster) in 1916 in the United States (then neutral), departing New London, Connecticut on November 21, 1916 headed back to Germany carrying silver bullion. The submarine had just completed repairs following a collision with the tugboat T.A. Scott Jr. when first attempting to leave New London on November 16, 1916. The North German Lloyd Shipping Company submarine Deutschland is seen leaving the dock at New London, Connecticut. The officers on the submarine Deutschland wave. View of a submarine under water. An officer blowing a bugle aboard the deck of an Italian naval torpedo boat. Italian sailors prepare a deck gun on the vessel. The deck gun is fired. An explosion in the water. View of Austro-Hungarian Battleship SMS Szent Istvan (Saint Stephen), capsizing and rolling after it is torpedoed off the Dalmation Coast of the Adriatic Sea by Italian torpedo boats on June 10, 1918. Survivors being rescued in small boats. View of a merchants vessels at dock and in a harbor. View of survivors of the May 1915 Lusitania disaster, with belongings, arriving in a harbor. Men and women with children posing. Two small girls pose among the group of Lusitania survivors.
USAAF (United States Army Air Forces) attack German targets in Africa and Italy during World War 2. An animation shows location of U.S. 8th Air Force in England and U.S. 12th Air Force in North Africa. P-40 Warhawk fighter planes in flight over enemy targets in North Africa. German equipment and troops are strafed. A P-51 Mustang fighter in flight, peels off and dives towards ground. German planes on ground. A German transport plane takes off. German troops in plane. German transports in flight. U.S. fighter planes take off. German transport being shot down. An animation shows location of 9th Air Force in North Africa. U.S. amphibious landings and infantry troops on the coast of Italy. P-40s in flight strafing German troops. U.S. troops fire mortars and in combat. A-24 Banshee fighter plane flies low over water. U.S. troops dig foxholes. They go through a barbed wire entanglement. U.S. B-26 Marauder bomber in flight. Bombs fall and explode on the ground. A-20 Havoc fighters strafe German railroads. An animation shows reshuffling of U.S. Air Forces, the 12th in Italy, the 9th in England and the 15th in Africa.