A hospital in Bethesda, Maryland dedicated by the Naval Bureau of Medicine and Surgery ( NBMS ) on its 100th anniversary. New hospital building. Patients on hospital beds. Pharmacists in a sterilization chamber. A nurse at work with equipment. A group of doctors in an operation theater performs a surgery on a patient. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt arrives at the hospital in a chauffeur driven motor carriage with other personnel to address the patients on the occasion. Patients in wheel chairs with their attendants. A large gathering of doctors, nurses and other staff of the hospital outside the hospital building. President Roosevelt addresses the gathering. He says that there is a national shortage of doctors and nurses. Medical, surgical and nursing care should be given to every civilian. He also cautions those civilians who drive recklessly and those who do not take preventive measures in industrial plants.
An apartment furnished with Japanese furniture and artifacts in the Arlington Towers apartments (later River Place Apartments) at Rosslyn in Arlington, Virginia . An American man shows a Japanese man various Japanese artifacts like Japanese tables, vase, bowls placed in apartment. Japanese prints and paintings hang on walls of the apartment. A view of apartment building from outside. A view of Bradley Boulevard Apartments a residential neighborhood in Bethesda Maryland. Trees line garden of Bradley Boulevard Apartments neighborhood. Cars are parked. People walking. People on bicycle.1964-65.
A message from United States Marine Corps First Lieutenant Tyrone Power (prewar movie actor) in the United States. Tyrone Power delivering a message. (Clip includes opening musical intro but no sound thereafter). U.S. Marines marching in a formation. A large crowd watching sailors in the background. A number of women corps in uniforms march in formation. Several buildings in the background. USMC honor guard marching. The sailors standing in a formation at a side. The Marines firing deck guns. A woman officer speaking into a microphone. U.S. National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. A wounded Marine being attended by a nurse. Nurses attending to the wounded lying on beds in a hospital ward. Two Marines beside deck guns. Explosions occurring at sea. Several Marines at a beachhead. The Marines attending to the wounded on the beach. View of Lt. Tyrone Power delivering the speech.
The film 'Sea power in the Pacific' showing Japanese dominance in China and at start of World War 2. Then it chronicles U.S. efforts to build Navy and fight back on sea and in the air. Opening scene shows Japanese Mitsubishi G3M (Type 96) bombers high overhead, and then closeup in formation. View from bomber of bomb bays open with bombs falling and view from ground of explosions and destruction. Overlay on film says: "China---1931." (This is not correct. The G3M bomber was not yet in service.) This film depicts Japanese attacks during second Sino-Japanese War, commencing 1937, Chinese civilians running to escape Jap;anese bombing of Singapore. Buildings destroyed and on fire. Next, Japanese troops, carrying the Rising Sun flag, are seen establishing a beachhead in an Amphibious assault. More scenes of Japanese infantry advancing through Singapore, ad it is being destroyed and burned. Soldiers charging along an alleyway, with pagoda in background. Next, Japanese soldiers are seen attacking Nanking, and committing atrocities during the so-called "Rape of Nanking," in December, 1937. Chinese civilians being summarily shot and dumped into a large open grave. Two Chinese prisoners with hands bound, being executed by rifle fire. Jubilant Japanese troops celebrating their victory. Map shows areas of China occupied during second Sino-Japanese war and the East Indies to the South. View of oil tanks; an open pit tin mine; a native cutting rubber tree bark to collect latex. Flags on map show regions of English, French, and Dutch colonial interest. It also shows Islands to the East, fortified by the Japanese. Cartoon shows Japanese soldier opposed by and American sailor (representing U.S. Sea Power). Next, famous images of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941, are shown, including the USS Arizona burning and sinking. Hawaii, Midway, Wake, and the Philippines Islands, are highlighted on a map and Japanese control of the Pacific is illustrated. Japanese soldiers are seen displaying a captured American flag. U.S. Lieutenant General Jonathan M. Wainwright is seen surrendering the garrison at Corregidor, on May 6, 1942. View of Japanese General Masahara Homma discussing surrender terms with Wainright. Map shows interlocking web of Japanese fortified bases in Pacific and need for seapower to oppose it. View of American shipyard with hundreds of workers, employed to build ships for the war effort, in World War 2. Views welding, metal fabrication, and other shipbuilding activity. A new ship going down the ways and a woman christening a new ship with splash from bottle of champagne. A new "Liberty Ship," the Richard Bassett, going down the ways at Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard Inc. Baltimore, Maryland. Closeup view as the stern of another ship enters the water upon launching. View of it from a distance. Shipyard workers knock supports from under what may be a landing craft, as it is launched. Japanese warships underway in the Pacific and firing their naval guns. Explosions on a shoreline from naval bombardment. Japanese infantry wading ashore during an amphibious assault. Map shows where Japanese forces attempt an amphibious assault on Southern New Guinea, thwarted by the U.S. Navy in the battle of the Coral Sea of May, 1942. In June, 1942, a Japanese attempt against Midway Island, was again checked by the U.S. Navy in the Battle of Midway. View of USS Wasp (CV-7) carrier deck filled with airplanes, including Grumman F4F Wildcats. A Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber being cleared for takeoff from the Wasp. Gun camera film showing Japanese airplanes being shot down by pursuing U.S. aircraft.
Scenes from the Naval Battle of Midway, in World War 2. A helmeted sailor, on deck of a U.S warship, silhouetted next to a propeller blade. A Fletcher-class U.S. Navy destroyer in background. View from near top of a Curtiss SOC Seagull airplane on the USS Portland (CA-33),as she fires two of her 5 inch antiaircraft guns, amidship,during the battle of Midway. Air is filled with low-altitude black flak smoke. A Japanese G4M1 model 11 ("Betty") bomber flies close by at low altitude across the line of sight. Smoke rises from the Portland's gunfire. Another Betty bomber low over the water in far background. Aerial view of a burning Japanese cruiser, far below, maneuvering to evade American attacks. View from U.S. airplane circling closer to the smoking Japanese cruiser. Closeups of panned stills showing severely damaged Japanese warships. Scene shifts to a large formation of Navy personnel in dress whites, where U.S. Admiral Chester Nimitz is decorating navy personnel who distinguished themselves in the battle. Nimitz sits, visiting a wounded sailor, at a hospital. U.S.Army Air Forces B-17 Crews, who bombed Japanese ships, are seen being interviewed on Midway Island. Scene shifts to war plants in the United States where warplanes are being manufactured. B-24 Liberator bombers being rolled out of a plant. Graduation ceremony at the U.S. Naval academy, in Annapolis, Maryland. Spectators watch as the cadet corps parades. View inside the historic hall of the old academy filled with spectators, cadets graduate a year early due to the war. Graduating cadets shaking hands with Academy administrators. Cadets of the class of 1943 cheer and throw their hats in the air at end of commencement ceremonies on June 19, 1942.
View from moving boat on Potomac River as it approaches docks for "Suitland Hall" Air Force facility in Washington DC. Scene then changes to view of Andrews Air Force Base and building for the Headquarters of the Military Air Transport Service. A C-121 Constellation aircraft parked on airfield at Andrews Air Force Base. C-47 Skytrain taxis into parking space. Airman pushes hospital ramp up to C-47 Skytrain. Wounded man on litter carried out of the aircraft into waiting ambulance. View of Bethesda Naval Hospital and then a view of the Walter Reed Army Hospital building. Early 1950s era cars parked in front of the Senate Building in Washington DC. 1950s cars move by on roads and streets of Washington DC in front of Federal buildings. Exerior views of the Museum of Natural History, and of the Mellon Art Gallery and National Museum of Art. Inside the American National Air Museum, a close up view of the Bell X-1, USAF aircraft #46-062, nicknamed Glamorous Glennis.