Funeral cortege of Cardinal Mercier arrives. Funeral procession with horse-drawn carriage, priests and others arrives at church. Crowd lined up. Very large parade on the streets for funeral ceremony. King Albert of Belgium and French Marshal Ferdinand Foch walk with the funeral cortege.
Public and press eagerly wait outside the League of Nations headquarters in Geneva to get a glimpse of the delegates leaving the Assembly Hall. Among the delegates leaving the hall include Emile Vanderwelde and Louis de Brouckere of Belgium, Eduard Benes of Czechoslovakia, Guiseppe Motta of Switzerland, Maharajah of Kapurthala India, Louis Loucheur of France, Aristide Briand, Sir Austen Chamberlain of Great Britain, Victoria Scialoja of Italy, Nintchitch of the Serb-Croat-Slovene State, Viscount Cecil of Chelwood in Great Britain, Loudon of Netherlands, Jean Paul-Boncour of France, Joseph Beck of Luxemberg, Prince Arfa of Persia, Guetatcheou of Ethiopia (Abyssinia), Mr. Schubert of Germany.
Da Costa as President of session and Viscount Ishii delivering opening address at meeting of the League of Nations Council at the Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland. Delegates leaving include Briand and Loucheur & Paul-Bancour (France), Sir (Great Britain), Mr Scialoja first delegate for Italy. In a group Mr Quinones de Leon (Spain) and Mr Benes (Czech) Mr Mello France (Brazil) M Vandervelde (Belgium).
British and French allied forces being pushed back by invading German Army in Belgium during World War 2. Allied soldiers cross river in small boats. Troops fire Howitzers. Buildings on fire in Leuven Belgium. Damaged shops with broken windows. Smoke rising from burning buildings in the city of Leuven. Belgian citizens on the street trying to escape from bombing. Views of city in flames taken from the countryside. Pigs fleeing burning barns. Day and night battle scenes with machine guns and tracer rounds being fired. Refugees flee with few belongings, walking down roads. A woman and child apparently dead on a stretcher beside the road. A family fleeing on foot; a young boy in the family using a crutch as he has one peg leg. German forces advancing on foot into smoldering Belgian cities. German soldiers stopped in the middle of roadways and on the side of roads sleeping, without setting up camps. German armored vehicles drive past on a road. Oil tanks in Antwerp Belgium in flames with black smoke rising, set on fire by Allies during their retreat. Low aerial views of Brussels Belgium streets, spared from destruction, as German soldiers march into Brussels.
Ambassadors from Netherlands and Belgium in the United States. Official from Netherlands speaks about the German attack. He states that Germany has violated all norms. Netherlands is resisting the attack in its full power. Belgium ambassador talks about the German attack and the strategies to defend Belgium made by King Albert I of Belgium.
Subject is the 1926 Ford "National Air Tour for the Edsel B. Ford Reliability Trophy," which started at Ford Field, Dearborn, Michigan, on August 7, 1926. Film opens showing a parked biplane with tandem open cockpits. It has an unusual exhaust gathering container atop its engine and an exhaust pipe extending straight down below the fuselage. Camera shows the same aircraft from the rear, with hangar and terminal building in background. Another parked biplane displays the number "19." It is equipped with small interconnected wing flaps on its upper and lower wings. Next is seen a Woodson Model 2-A Biplane with number 14 on its fuselage and another biplane marked Number 11. Closeup of Henry Ford leaning out of a car, talking with a cinematographer, holding a camera, and reporters. A large group of persons involved in the events pose for a photograph. The camera pans across them as they pose in front of a hangar. Scene shifts to spectators crowding around a Ford-Stout 2-AT aircraft as it begins its takeoff roll. Camera follows the airplane as it continues and becomes airborne.