Tribute paid to an American soldier in Chalons-en-Champagne, France. People gathered in the city hall. The American flag on the building. Officers salute as soldiers carry the coffin of the American soldier. Officers on horses in the background. The soldiers place the coffin on a horse driven cart. The coffin is carried on the cart. The soldiers and the officers march in the background. An officer addresses people. The soldiers carry the coffin on a dock followed by the officers. People place wreaths on the coffin. The French and the American flag on a ship. The ship leaves the dock. People stand and watch from the dock.
Ceremonies attending the burial of the unknown and unidentified American soldier after World War I in France. France honors the Unknown U.S. Hero before the body is transported to America for burial at the Tomb of the Unknown soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony marks the selection of the Unknown Soldier to be taken to the Untied States for burial. French citizens in Chalons France pay final homage to the body of the American lying in state at the City Hall in Paris, France. French men, women, and children wait in line and then file through to pay last respects. A banner on the road honors the American Hero. French soldiers stand by the large crowd of mourners outside the City Hall. People emerge from the Hall and more inside the Hall. View of the coffin with the simple offering of white roses to indicate that this would be the body sent back to the U.S. to represent all of his Unknown Soldier brothers. United States and French soldiers around the coffin. Close-up view of U.S. Army Sergeant Edward F Younger, who fought in all the American offensives and who had the honor of selecting the body from among four identical coffins on October 24, 1921, at the City Hall in Chalons-en-Champagne, France. A car arrives. French and American Generals emerge and greet the waiting officials. General Allen with a French General near the coffin. Allen pays tribute to the Unknown Soldier. The Generals and officers salute as the coffin is taken out of the City Hall and laid in a caisson. Marching troops lead the procession. The casket is brought to Le Havre where French citizens turn out in respectful tribute. Soldiers carry the casket past railway carriages followed by military officers and government officials. A large crowd on the streets watches the procession. The horse drawn caisson moves through people gathered on either side.
German Chancellor Adolf Hitler reoccupies the Rhineland and denounces the Locarno Pact in 1936. The signing of the Locarno Treaties in London, England in 1925. Officials arrive at the building where the Locarno Treaties are to be signed. Chancellor Hans Luther of Germany affixes his signature to the Locarno Treaty assuring peace to all the principal countries of Europe. At the head of the table in the center are Stanley Baldwin and Sir Austin Chamberlain, leaders of the British Delegation. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler violates the Treaty of Versailles on 7th March 1936 by sending German military forces into the Rhineland, a demilitarized zone along the Rhine River in western Germany. German troops march over the Hohenzollern bridge in Cologne, Germany. The troops march along a road. Cologne Cathedral in the background. A German crowd cheers as the troops parade. Swastika banners hang from buildings. German troops parading in Dusseldorf. The troops on horseback and horse-carriages pass along narrow streets of Dusseldorf. Parading troops are cheered by a crowd in Frankfurt am Main. German troops parade in front of a building during a wreath laying ceremony followed by Chancellor Hitler and other Nazi officials. Newspaper headlines about Hitler denouncing the Locarno Pact. A government minister with press. French Prime Minister Albert Sarraut at a microphone reassures the security of France. Belgium soldiers march along a street.
Heinkel HE-57 amphibian monoplane in flight. Point of view shot from camera behind pilot as plane performs aerial spinning dive. Changing view of ground from cockpit of aircraft. Pilots with parachutes land on field. A model aircraft in flight. At timecode 1:00: Paul von Hindenburg and other German dignitaries present at the December 1925 re-interment of Manfred von Richthofen in Invalid's Cemetery (Invalidenfriedhof Cemetery) in Berlin, Germany. (He was originally buried in France following his 1918 death). At 1:04: Scene from before his death: Manfred Von Richthofen (The Red Baron) smiling and conversing with other German pilots. Clip ends with brief view of Fokker Dr.I Triplane like that flown by Manfred von Richthofen.
The U.S. Navy battle fleet engaged in Fleet Problem (number 5) in 1925. Armed U.S. sailors wade ashore from whale boats. They assemble and march from the beach carrying the colors. Sailors and marines charge across a beach area and fire their rifles at targets from prone positions. They jump up en masse and repeat the process closer to the targets. U.S. warships anchored (possibly at Pearl Harbor).Martin SC-1 float planes take off on scouting mission. A formation of Martin SC-1s in flight. U.S. Submarine (SS-44) glides abeam a battleship. A line of submarines moving on the surface past a battleship in the background. A pair of light cruisers underway.
United States 80th Infantry Division in Chalons-sur-Marne, France during World War II. A water-filled field. A U.S. soldier stands along with the Mayor of Chalons-sur-Marne. The soldier stands with a United States flag in hand. He presents the flag to the Mayor. The flag is raised to the peak and is not lowered for the day. United States soldiers gather for the flag raising ceremony. French civilians gather. A band of musicians play instruments.