Capitol Building and Lincoln Memorial at Washington D.C. U.S. Military Academy cadets marching at West Point. Scene then blends to close up of U.S. Army troops marching, wearing helmets and shouldering rifles with fixed bayonets, in World War I . Scene then blends again to U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen marching at Annapolis. Visitors walking the grounds of Mount Vernon. Statue of George Washington at 1939 New York Worlds Fair. Re-enactment of the Crossing of the Delaware. Lincoln's Statue at the Lincoln Memorial . An actor portrays Lincoln in a theatrical film. A view of a New York City victory parade for American soldiers returning World War I in February 1919.
A training film about marine mine planting, created before World War 2. Group of mine planting vessels consisting of a planter (The "General J.M. Schofield"), a DB (Distribution Box) boat and three motor boats, are seen underway in Delaware Bay. Members of 12th Coast Artillery Mine Planter Battery, on the planter vessel, attach cable to a loading wire and then connect the cable to the bale of the number 10 mine with a galvanized wire. Mine and anchor lowered over the edge of the planter. Mooring rope attaches the mine with the anchor. End of the cable attached to the DB boat. Men look over the edge of the planter as the mine is lowered into the water. Cable loosened over the stern of the planter. An animation shows the correct way of releasing of coil from a figure of eight.
From the Ford Motor Company produced film, "Scenes From the World of Tomorrow" documenting the 1939-1940 World's Fair in New York City. View of buildings of the New York World's Fair of 1940. The Brooklyn Bridge. Aerial view of Manhattan Island, New York City. Skyscrapers of New York City including the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building. New York Harbor and ships in the harbor. View of the buildings of the New York Worlds Fair in the distance in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, as seen from high in a skyscraper of New York City. The Fair's Trylon and Perisphere stand out. People walk along the sides of fountains and waterways at the fair. Crowds milling about, bands marching, dancers performing. Flags of many nations flying on the flag poles. Celebration of the 150th anniversary of George Washington, as the first President of the United States and a statue of George Washington. A bus moves on the street. Fountains and a small bridge near a waterway. Pavilions of nations of England, Japan, and Italy. The USA building and some of the buildings of U.S. States including Maine and Florida. Fountains and waterways of the fair. Woman and two girls eat ice cream cones. A Raymond Loewy - designed S1 experimental streamlined locomotive created for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Pavilions of American Telephone & Telegraph and of United States Steel Corporation, also of Westinghouse, Goodrich, Chrysler, and General Motors.
United States Army M-60 Medium Tank in Delaware, United States. A sign reads 'US Army Ordnance Corps, Delaware'. A man signals the tank as it moves outside. The M-60 Medium Tank is heavily armed. The M-60 Medium Tank moves on hilly and uneven terrain.
Liberty Hall in Philadelphia. The cracked Liberty Bell. Reenactment of First Continental Congress and signing of Declaration of Independence. Paintings of George Washington crossing the Delaware River; and with his officers; and at prayer; Photos of Colonial cannons. Paintings of George Washington, on horseback.reviewing his troops; and on front porch of Mount Vernon. Copy of the Constitution of the United States.
A film "The Nuclear Ship Savannah" depicts testing trials in the United States. Sea trials of the nuclear-powered cargo and passenger ship, NS Savannah. She cruises in calm waters from her testing base at Yorktown, Virginia. Officers seen in operating positions. Helmsman steers her through various turning maneuvers. Engineers place challenging demands on her propulsion system from full speed ahead to full speed astern. Narrator calls attention to lack of smoke stack on this ship. atomic symbol painted on ship's side. Animated illustration of a nuclear reactor. View of turbine deck aboard the ship. View of the nuclear reactor control room. Numerous views of the Savannah cruising in calm waters. She is seen cruising the Delaware River near the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Model of the USS Savannah, first to cross the ocean using steam power (although she has sails). Animation showing departure of the Savannah from that city in 1819 and depicting boilers, retractable paddle wheels,and swiveling smoke stacks.