Marriage of Major Richard Lloyd George and Roberta McAlpine at Bath in England. David Lloyd George attends the wedding. Bride gets off the car. Bride and groom walk under the swords. They get into a car and leave. Soldiers stand with rifles. Other guests come out and walk. Crowd stands and watches. Soldiers march. Bride and groom walk in a garden.
A U.S. arms manufacturing in World War 1. Hundreds of workers seen at shift change, waiting for their respective trolley cars passing on tracks between arms manufacturing plant's buildings. Women at work on metal working machines in an arms factory. Racks of Browning Automatic Rifles (Rifle, Caliber .30, Automatic, Browning, M1918) are being moved about. Assemblers are seen hand fitting parts for the Browning M1917 water cooled machine gun. One man makes final assembly adjustments to one of the machine guns set up on tripod in the factory. He enjoys firing the Browning M1917 machine gun. (Note:The M1917 and M1918 BAR were manufactured by numerous American arms makers. Colt, Remington, Marlin, Royal typewriter, Winchester. Most of the M1917 machine guns were manufactured by New England Westinghouse.)
New school for kennel-maids in Haslemere, England. Girls, wearing uniforms, seated in an arc on a lawn outside a building in a school. The girls in the new school for kennel-maids. A teacher in front of them, with a dog on the table. Two girls bathing a puppy on a tub. Other girls seated around, watch. A group of girls giving food to a few dogs. The girls make the dogs eat from their bowls. Four girls, with four puppies in a basket.
Early slates allude to failed attempts at peaceful resolution of issues between Germany and England, in World War 1, and the Kaiser's consequent decision on February 1, 1917, to intensify German submarine warfare against Britain. Slate refers to Churchill's admitted concerns expressed in the "Sunday Pictorial," about the resulting constraint on England's control of the seas around the British Isles, referring to the U-boats creating a magic girdle (Magischen Gurtel) around England, which becomes the title for the film. In the first part, Captain, Lothar von Arnauld de la Periere of the German submarine UB-35, stands in a skiff as he is rowed out to his submarine. He exchanges salutes with his officers, as he boards the U-35, nestled against a German ship. He gives the order to cast off the lines and proceed half power in reverse. The crew scrambles to get underway. German sailors on the nearby ship watch from her railings. Sailors use a long pole to help move the submarine away from the ship. Officers and men on the ship wave as the U-boat pulls away. Views from the submarine deck as it moves on the surface of the lake heading toward the North Sea. (World War i; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
Queen Elizabeth recounts events in life of King George VI during dedication of his statue in Carleton Gardens, London, England. View of the Statue of George VI. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth standing in bombing rubble, and visiting suffering Londoners during the Blitz, in World War II. As Prince Albert, he stands with companions watching boys engaged in sports activities at a camp for boys that he established after World War I. Prince Albert in bathing suit at the beach, and participating in a group sing with campers. As the first British sovereign to enter the United States of America, king George VI, rides in an open car with President Franklin D.Roosevelt. The King is seen with British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, visiting the war zones and decorating British Colonial troops, during World War II. The Queen says "Today is Trafalgar Day."
American soldiers reach France and other European nations crossing the Atlantic Ocean during World War I. Soldiers of American Army march on Fifth Avenue in New York City and then seen boarding troop transport ships bound for France. Thousands of American soldiers crowded onto ships and transported to Europe. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson seen drawing the first draft number for World War 1 draftees in the U.S. military. Vice President Thomas Marshall seen drawing the second draft number. U.S. Navy ships and soldiers aboard during their voyage to Europe. View of female Red Cross nurses and YMCA workers posed in groups for the camera aboard ships. Soldiers in chow line receive a meal and eat it below and up on decks. A soldier holds a puppy dog from home and feeds it some of his food. The sailors aboard fire a deck guns and drop depth charges after sighting a torpedo from a German U-boat. A Y-Gun is seen firing TNT depth charges from the centerline deck of a ship to each side. Waves seen crashing over bow of ship in the transport fleet during heavy rough seas. First troops of American soldiers disembark from a transport ship at a harbor in France in June 1917. U.S. soldiers march on streets of Paris. In London, England, American soldiers are seen marching through the streets and the British monarchs and officials including the Queen Mother, King Edward, and Prime Minister Lloyd George review the marching American troops at Buckingham Palace.