Doughty marathon bikers (wheelmen) meet in a spectacular event in Brighton, England. They pass through rocky and slippery roads. A man walks with a bicycle. A man falls on a slippery road. The wheelmen pass along the road. Spectators watch them. The wheelmen stand in a line with their bicycles.
A long distance walk by the League of Nations from London to Brighton in England. Participants walk down a street as they set off from London for a long distance walk to Brighton. Men walk past the street cars. T.W. Green wins the walk by setting a new record. He covers 51 miles in 8 hours, 2 minutes and 55 seconds. Green being surrounded by people as they greet him on his victory.
Robert Kronfeld Austria's glider pilot crosses the English Channel in round trip glide. He is congratulated at by the people at St. Inglevert airfield near Calais, France, after winning the Annual Glider Meet. He handled a motor less aircraft from France to England and back again the same day. A French aircraft crashes while landing during the competition. 20 June 1931.
Famous passengers aboard ocean liner SS Manhattan (later USS Wakefield during World War 2) in the United States. Flashbacks show USS Manhattan being christened by Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt on 5th December, 1931. It is seen being launched from New York Shipbuilding Corporation in Camden New Jersey. View of maiden voyage on 10th August,1932, with passengers boarding the ship. It leaves a port for her first trip to Thailand, England, Germany and France. The passengers dance aboard the deck of SS Manhattan. Passengers including Babe Ruth, Jimmy Walker, Glenn Cunningham, and aviator Douglas Corrigan ("Wrong Way Corrigan") seen aboard the ship.
Crowd marching from Union Square to City Hall to demand trucks for trip to Washington DC. People marching with banners against unemployment. Policemen can be seen on horseback controlling crowd.. Close view of a banner which reads 'Answer Bank Holiday with Rent Holiday'. Women and young people walking. Other placards "Brighton Beach Unemployed Council" and "We want relief not military training" and "We demand hot lunches."
Sir Thomas Lipton dies in England. Past events showing Sir Thomas Lipton aboard yacht Shamrock V underway at sea off the coast of Gosport, England. Fully rigged yachts underway. Sir Thomas Lipton poses. He tips his hat while sitting in a convertible car.