Women on horses pass on street in Colwyn bay, United Kingdom. People stand along the sides of the street to watch them. Houses along the sides of the street. A man and a woman on a horse-cart decorated with flowers.
A circus-like stunt act staged at a height of 100 feet in air in Colwyn Bay, England. Two men climb a pole and move towards a grilled ring high in the air. A man rides a motorbike on the grilled ring. A man on a ladder attached to the motorbike. The ladder attached to the motorbike rotates as the motorbike moves on the grilled ring. Another person on a swing attached to the ladder. The ladder swing raises the person on the motorbike in the air and then raises another person on the swing. The men take various positions while performing the stunt.
The flags of United States and United Kingdom fly from a launch. The British Battleship Cruiser, Renown, carrying Edward VIII, Prince of Wales, on his second Empire Cruise, is anchored nearby. The Prince of Wales, in military uniform, arrives by launch. He is accompanied by officials. As he steps from the dock, he is saluted by an American soldier. Accompanying him are British military and naval officers and U.S.civilian officials (in top hats). Lord Louis Mountbatten is a member of the Prince's party. Officials in the group include Air Commodore L.E.O. Charlton, the British Air Attache in the United States and Robert Wood Bliss, Chief of Western European Affairs in the U.S. State Department. Both were dispatched by the British and American governments, respectively, from Washington, DC. The Prince is greeted enthusiastically by a welcoming crowd. The Prince of Wales acknowledges the crowd. He enters an open car and is joined by U.S. State Department representative, Robert Wood Bliss.
Closeup of Amelia Earhart Putnam. She and crew land at Burry Port, Wales, after a 21 hour journey from Trepassey Bay, Newfoundland, in the Fokker F. VII b-3 trimotor seaplane, "Friendship." Crowd welcomes them at the waterfront. Crew members descend from the seaplane. Amelia Earhart poses with pilot Wilmer Stultz and flight mechanic Louis Gordon. They are ferried, with several others, in a small boat, to Southhampton, England.
British men and women entering a building in Wales, UK. They assemble before a stage at the back of the building. Participants are well dressed and constitute a dignified gathering. A gentleman addresses them. British flags displayed and a sign stretched across the top of the stage reads, in Welsh: "adgofion mebyd ein gwron,gwron y byd." ( childhood memories of our hero, the hero of the world ). The gathering may be of political nature and the sign may allude to David Lloyd George who spent his childhood in Wales.(He was Secretary of State for War and then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at the head of a wartime coalition government, beginning in 1916.) Following the meeting, participants come out of the front entrance, and pose momentarily for the cinematographer, before continuing on their way.
Opening scene shows a tramp steamer listing to starboard.during World War 1. She displays "India, Greece" in large letters on her side. Slate indicates that an explosives technician from a U-Boat had climbed aboard and set charges on the Greek Steamer, "India" as she is stopped in the Atlantic during World War 1. The India is carrying a cargo of coal from Cardiff Wales, to Oran. The ship is seen listing. Smoke still rises from her stack. Slate states that the cross on the hull of the sinking "India" is the Greek national emblem. The ship sinks lower and finally slides out of sight, with smoke rising above the water from her exploding boilers. (Note: This German U-boat is the SM U-35, which was operating in the western approaches to the Straits of Gibraltar after leaving the Mediterranean on 11-12 April. It carried a professional cinematographer on board. Two years earlier, on June 12, 1915 , the U-35 also sank the British ship, "Crown of India." ) The next sequence shows an image of the German Daily Express newspaper for Monday May 10, 1915. Dead! it reports in bold print: The world has a duty to conduct a Hunt for turtles. Scene shifts to deck of surfaced German U-boat, showing a dinghy arriving alongside, from which several giant sea turtles are unloaded. Crew members examine the turtles on the deck of the submarine. At least one appears to be dead. Next scene shows lookouts on conning tower of the U-Boat, as they see smoke on the horizon. (The Imperial German Naval war flag is displayed on the conning tower.) The Captain calls for full speed ahead on both engines, and the controls show that being selected. (World War i; World War 1; WWI; WW1)