The Washington Redskins Pro football team members in training for their season-opening game with the College All Stars. The team members perform various drills. Two players hold a barrel with no top or bottom as the quarterback throws the ball through it. Players kick field goals. A player kicks the football off the nose of a fellow player laying on his back. A coach sprays water from a hose on team members while they are lying on the ground. A flag of the United States in the background.
Crowd gathered to watch air show celebrating 20th anniversary of Langley Field, Virginia. Seven Y1B-17s from the 2nd Bombardment Group, at Langley Field, fly very low in an echelon-right formation. The crowd gazes at the sky. Several Consolidated PB-2As, from the 8th Pursuit Group, in flight. R3-2As dive and fly by in front of the crowd. A lone Y1B-17 flies low over the ground. One of several low-flying PB-2As, 35–50, of Headquarters Squadron, 8th Pursuit Group, suddenly dives into the ground and crashes, bursting into flames. People watch the burning wreckage. A crash truck responds and is seen besides the wreckage. Spectators rush towards the crashed plane. (Army Air Corps Major Alfred J. Waller was killed in the crash and Observer, Sergeant John Johnston was injured.)
The involvement of the American soldier in the history and growth of the United States from early 1900s until roughly 1938 before World War 2. Scenes of Washington DC and Mount Rainier. Two Confederate and one Union Uniformed veterans of the Civil War walk together in the Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia. U.S. Soldiers marching during World War I. U.S Cavalry riding in parade during World War I. Views of cities and towns in which U.S. Army posts were established, in the United States. Army troops and cavalry creating trails and paths, and eventually railroads, in wilderness areas of the United States. View of the Presidio Army Base and the Golden Gate Bridge, California. Subtle references to U.S. Army accomplishments, curbing Mississippi River floods (Corps of Engineers) and conquering Yellow Fever (Army Doctor Walter Reed) with views of: point of view shot from moving railroad train in a Colorado canyon; a side wheeler River boat on the Mississippi River; a sugar cane field in Cuba. View of locks in the Panama Canal. Statue of World War I soldiers
United States Army Air Corps exercises on Virginia Beach, Virginia. U.S. Army Air Corps Consolidated A-11 aircraft practice gunnery and fly in formation. View of the ground target for aerial gunnery. Machine guns on nose of A-11 firing at target. Ground target burst into flames. Pilot in cockpit of aircraft. Machine guns on A-11 nose fire at ground target. Target burst into flame.
Exterior view of Pan American Union Building in Washington DC, with a 1930s Packard four door sedan-limousine parked in front. A man entering the building. Jefferson Caffery, U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, seated in an office and reviewing paperwork. Narrator describes the creation of the Good Neighbor Fleet (where Moore-McCormack Lines, also called Mooremack, was contracted to run three ocean liners of the U.S. Maritime Commission between the USA and South America, called the Good Neighbor Fleet.) Close up picture of brochure advertising the new fleet, and picturing the three ships (The California, Virginia and Pennsylvania from the former Panama Pacific Line, with new names Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina.) Next scene shows 3 men meeting (this is possibly Moore-McCormack Lines founder Albert V. Moore, on right, seated at a table and in discussion, possibly with U.S. Maritime officials. Man on left is possibly Emmet McCormack.) Passengers aboard liner SS Brazil as it departs port. Crowd on docks wave at the ship leaving New York harbor. View from on board SS Brazil in New York Harbor as a nearby tug boat sprays water. Skyline and skyscrapers of New York City's Manhattan Island seen in background. Map of South America showing route of a Good Neighbor ship. Good Neighbor Fleet ships at a harbor in South America. U.S. State Department diplomats in South America beside one of the ships as fleet service is inaugurated. Exterior view of Pan American Union building and its sign in Washington DC (later called the building of the Organization of American States). President Ortiz of Argentina, President Alfredo Baldomir of Uruguay, and President Vargas of Brazil are shown in discussion with various officials.
Scenes from the New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane) (or Long Island Express) (or The Great Hurricane of 1938). Hurricane hitting U.S. Eastern Seaboard on September 21, 1938. The Coast from New Jersey to New England felt its effect. Cars and people drenched with water in streets. Policemen wade through hip deep water. New York is whipped by 70 mile-an-hour winds and the raging sea pouring tons of water far inland. A man retreats from a dock as waves pour water on him. Outcome of hurricane shows broken ships, downed trees, and devastation at the water front in coastal areas including Atlantic City, New London Connecticut, and Long Island. Firemen in New London Connecticut battle fires. Aerial view of destroyed shoreline and beached boats in New London. Broken cars crushed by fallen trees. Crowds gather to look at damage as a lone sentry guards against looting. Boats along the Atlantic Coast are destroyed. A boat is seen on a road in front of Merkel's Delicatessen. View of a train that was derailed by the hurricane on Long Island. Shot of a car that was carried far off a roadway and impaled on an upright beam.