Newsreel titled '3dead,30 hurt as crack flyer skids on slippery rails' shows wrecked crack flyer train after it skidded on slippery rails in Carlisle, England. Soldiers conduct rescue operations.
On the way to the Paris Peace conference, President and Mrs. Wilson visit Carlisle, England, on 29 December, 1918. Crowds gather at the main Market square in Carlisle, England, to welcome President Wilson on his “pilgrimage of the heart” visit to this birthplace of his mother. The weather is foggy and drizzling. The Crown & Mitre Hotel, where the President and First lady are staying, and where Wilson signed the freemen's roll, can be seen faintly across the square. A troop of horsemen lead an open horse-drawn carriage carrying the President, Carlisle Mayor Bertram Carr and another official. They step from the carriage in front of the Town Hall to await a second carriage carrying First Lady, Mrs.Edith Wilson. While waiting, Wilson doffs his hat and waves to the crowds attending in spite of the dreary weather. The second carriage arrives and Mrs.Wilson waves a large bouquet of flowers as she steps down from the carriage,followed by Lady Mayoress, Miss Eleanor Carr. The President, First Lady, and others then enter the Town Hall.
President Woodrow Wilson leaves No.10 Downing Street, in London. He enters an automobile. Among others present are: Lloyd George, Arthur Balfour, and Arthur Henderson. Mrs. Wilson is escorted, by The Duke of Connaught, carrying an umbrella, to a different automobile. The Wilsons and several other cars proceed through a light rain past Windsor Castle. Spectators line the sidewalks, many holding umbrellas. Spectators with umbrellas gather around the Crown and Mitre Hotel in Carlisle, England, where a reception was being held for President and Mrs. Wilson. (President Wilson's mother was born in Carlisle, England, and he wanted to visit there, accordingly.)
(World War i; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
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.
P-47s of the XIX Tactical Air Command in the European Theater of Operations. Lieutenant Carlisle flies the plane. High altitude view of the target area. 378th squadron 362th fighter group strafing and bombing countryside. Smoke from explosions.