Men working at the Sunnyhill Coal Company mine in New Lexington, Ohio, United States. Huge mining steam shovel carries out coal from open pit strip mine. Train crosses bridge over the Ohio River. Sign for Potter's Shoes seen on building in the busy streets of Cincinnati. Views of Union Rail Terminal and Proctor and Gamble soap factory. Views of lake,industry, warehouses. Men assemble cash registers. Men load fruit into boxes at the farm. Pastures and cattle grazing. Clouds of smoke from steel industry. A paddle-wheel driven river boat on the lake is seen.
Cincinnati defeats Ohio to take the basketball title in United States. Teams from Cincinnati and Ohio states play a basketball match. Players basket the ball. Cincinnati wins the match and the title.
Prewar and early World War 2 conditions of the British in Great Britain. War ammunition for Britain transported from the United States to Britain as part of lend lease plan. Also war materiel sent the other way around from the United Kingdom to the United States, as the war progressed. A map showing the path between the United States and Great Britain through the Atlantic Ocean. Tanks for Russia from Britain. Aircraft and guns for the United States by Lend Lease. Tons of food and clothing in large containers for troops in Britain. Clusters of houses and buildings. Two men on a bridge. A lane in Britain. People in the lane. Tanks prepare for war. British soldiers in uniform. A woman seated at a vanity putting on lipstick makeup. Men and women in the streets in England. A man turns to notice the legs of a woman as she walks by. View of legs of many women walking by, not wearing stockings due to rationing. Brief shot of driver in a car in the United States as he hands his gas ration ticket to the gas station attendant. Back in England, scene as a man goes to a pub for whiskey. The pub keeper laughs at him as there is none. Men in a field harvesting grains for making industrial alcohol. Soldier painting word "Hitler" onto a bomb shell. Cartons of whiskey being transported to the United States as pay for the material that comes in to Britain. A man opens cartons from the U.S. with 'Made in U.S.A.' painted on it. Images of American made industrial machine goods purchased by the British, including machinery signs for "Cincinnati Bickford", "The Ohio Machine Tool Company", "Niles Tool Works, Hamilton Ohio", "The Cincinnati Planer Co.", "American Hole Wizard", and "Barnes Drill Company, Rockford, Illinois" A woman worker moves a large planer or drill press into position. Crane at a ship dock is seen moving a large wooden crate with "Ford" label on it. A man goes to buy cigarettes. A 'No cigarettes today' board. If there were cigarettes he would have paid the cost of the cigarettes and the tax to the shopkeeper. Close up view of coins on a table and large portion going to British taxes to pay for war. A newspaper headline which says "Britain spends 49,000,000 per day on war." Several industrial plants in Britain, with smoke and pollution rising from chimneys and stacks during high output war effort. Laborers working at a construction site, including brick layers, who pay 29% tax. Rich men who pay 97½ % tax: A man in a nice car parked in front of a church. He leads a bride in a wedding gown and possibly the Bride's father toward the doors of the church. Various views of British workers and workmen walking in and out of factories. British citizens in ration lines. Sheep being herded on pasture land in Australia. Vessels in ocean used by the British for supplies to Russia. Aircraft from the U.S. on board a ship, and British troops arriving on a ship dock.
U.S. Army Air Services maneuvers of first Provisional Air Brigade in Ohio. U.S. Army Air Services aircraft in flight over Cincinnati, Ohio. Bombers, attack aircraft, and pursuit planes in formations flying during an exercise over Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.
The reopening of Keiths Theatre in Cincinnati Ohio, with the premiere of "The Magnificent Doll". The event is a benefit for the War Nurses National Memorial Fund. Proceeds to go for the building of a hospitality house for nurses of World War II. Ginger Rogers seen arriving in a white fur coat and making he way through the gathered crowd, and toward the movie theater entrance. The theater marquee is shown, lighted by special gasoline operated cleat lights. The marquee says, "Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Burgess Meredith. Magnificent Doll." Other Hollywood notables are on hand for the screening and pose for the camera. Cincinnati Mayor James Garfield Stewart is seen holding the check to be given to the benefit fund, and talking with Ginger Rogers.
The Cincinnati Reds defeat the Detroit Tigers in game 7 of the 1940 World Series to capture that year's major league baseball title. Shot of crowd at Crosley Field in Cincinnati Ohio watching the game. In second inning, the Tigers' Hank Greenberg (#5) is tagged out by the Reds' second baseman Eddie Joost in a rundown between second and third base, ending a Tiger scoring threat. Crowd cheers. In seventh inning, Tigers pitcher Bobo Newsom (#12) gives up a fly ball to Reds shortstop Billy Myers, allowing Jimmy Ripple to score what would prove to be the winning run in the 2-1 Reds victory. Hundreds of fans rush onto the field and celebrate with at the end of the game.