A film on the development of air power in the United States. Scenes depicting travel by ocean going ships, preceding air travel. Animation of a small ship moving away from the east coast of the U.S. Actual footage of a large sailing vessel of the early clipper ship variety sailing in the ocean. Animation of a small ship sailing to the Great Britain. Real footage of a four-stack ocean liner, which appears to be the RMS Mauretania (1906 edition), sailing in the Atlantic Ocean. Animated map of the Atlantic Ocean and the coasts of the U.S. and England. An R-34 dirigible airship in flight. The R-34 moored to the ground with a large craft around the gondola. A British Bristol fighter aircraft in flight. Animation of the maps of the U.S. and the Great Britain coming closer together, figuratively, through the speed of air travel.
Sequence 1; The launching of the USS V-1 (later Barracuda SS-163) on July 17, 1924 from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. Sequence 2; Two surrendered German U-Boats, most likely the U-117 (L) and the UB-148 (R) circa 1918/19. Sequence 3; The USS S-19 circa 1925 either looking to moor or pulling away to sea. Sequence 4; U.S. "L" class submarines ay Bantry Bay, Queenstown, Ireland circa 1918 World War 1, American submarines had to place an "A" before there name to avoid confusion with the British "L" class submarines. L to R are L-11 (bow), L-1, L-10, L-4 and L-9.
Responsibilities and assets of NATO's SACLANT. View from cockpit of aircraft landing on deck of U.S. aircraft carrier USS Bennington (CVA-20). Scenes of Atlantic ocean. Periscope of submarine breaks surface. View through periscope. American convoy underway during WWII in the Atlantic Ocean. Enemy submarine launches torpedo. Ships being struck by torpedoes. Underwater view of submarine. A torpedoed ship sinking. Views of empty Nazi submarine pens. A Douglas DC-4 passenger airplane passes by the Empire State building, while in flight over Manhattan Island, New York City. Steamships in terminals on the Hudson River. Tug boats and barges in New York harbor. Ocean-going cargo ships pass by the Statue of Liberty. Vehicular traffic in the streets of Norfolk, Virginia. A sign reads 'US Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia'. View of ships and harbor at Norfolk Naval Station. Headquarters of the Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic (SACLANT). NATO officers in the "great map room of SACLANT" at the Headquarters. World map placed on a wall. Scene from 1952: U.S. Navy Captain briefs Admiral Lynde D. McCormick, Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet and also SACLANT. Map shows areas of SACLANT responsibility extending around the Atlantic from Southern Europe around past Iceland to the maritime provinces of Canada and down to the U.S. coast.. Surfaced submarine launches Regulus missile. Scene from 1960: U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Independence (CV-62) underway. Aircraft parked aboard the aircraft carrier. View of Naval Air Base at Oceana, Virginia. Douglas F4D flies above runway as another lands. Navy F8 aircraft parked on ramp. Canadian Naval Base at Halifax, Nova Scotia, with views of derricks, cranes, piers, and warships.
United States newsman arrives at Falmouth in England after crossing the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. newsman Robert Manry crosses the Atlantic Ocean in a small boat 'Tinkerbelle'. He crossed the Atlantic Ocean and returned the same way. He is greeted on the shore by his wife and children. Officers stand to welcome him. Large crowd gathers to greet him.
The Island of Capri, in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrentine Peninsula, in the Campania region of Italy.
View from hotel terrace overlooking buildings in valley with mountain in background. Trees, mountain, and sea viewed from different part of the terrace. Downtown scene shows pedestrians at a square, and a building with inscription: "capri l'isola che non si scorda mai" (capri,an island that one never forgets). (This compliment is attributed to Benito Mussolini from his visit there in 1925.) Scene shifts to views downward over terraced walkways reaching down toward the ocean. Views of cliffs and ocean. Views from the hotel terrace, again, of dark clouds and sea. A different sequence showing the sea from various points of view on the Isle. Nine local boys and two girls, pose for the camera.
Line of U.S. battleships, including 1917 class (New Mexico class) such as the USS Idaho, USS Mississippi, USS New Mexico. Image of U.S. Capitol in Washington seen. U.S. Navy sailors parading in Washington, DC. Crowd gathered at Washington monument. Sailors on signal bridge of a U.S. warship, hoisting signals. Ships in distance. U.S. Navy sailors, aboard a destroyer, launching depth charges which explode and produce upsurge of water, behind the vessel. Sailors hurrying to their battle stations.