Events of 1937. Wedding of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's son Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. in the United States. A number of well known people arrive to attend the wedding including James Farley; Cabinet Secretaries, Daniel Roper and Henry Wallace. Bride Ethel du Pont arrives. Exteriors of Christ church, Christiana Hundred, Delaware, where the wedding takes place. The newly wed couple Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. and Ethel du Pont pose after the wedding. President Franklin Roosevelt along with his wife Eleanor Roosevelt.
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.
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.
The Nuclear Ship ( NS ) Savannah during its test trials in the United States. The NS Savannah leaving the New York Shipbuilding Corporation yards at Camden New Jersey, enroute to Yorktown, Virginia, is seen passing the Delaware Memorial Bridge, as she cruises along the Delaware River. views of spray blowing across the ship underway. View of reactor control room, where increasing levels of power are demanded until full (100%) power is set on April 14, 1962 and the Savannah achieves a speed of 22 knots. The NS Savannah docks at her home port of Savannah, Georgia.
Volcanic eruption and creation of island of Japan. Glimpse of map of Japan. Gardens and rivers. Two men demonstrate samurai sword techniques. Japanese soldiers advance through smoke carrying rising sun flag. Chinese suffering under Japanese military occupation. Two executed with rifles. Japanese soldiers waving weapons and red ball flags. A DC-3 aircraft flying over a Japanese Pagoda. Vies of Old Japan. Farmers at work. One manually turning a water pump with his feet. A man using a pole to propel a boat. Modern methods adopted in Japan for terraced farming. Japanese building railroads. Japanese modern locomotive on South Manchurian Railway. in 1934. A Japanese twin engine bomber taking off. The Japanese ocean liner, Asama Maru, in the 1930s. Glimpse of numerous ships in Tokyo harbor. Western style architecture in modern Tokyo buildings. Neon lights on the Grand Palace Hotel and other establishments in Tokyo. Industrial smoke stacks. Women at work in a silk factory. Finished product stamped "Made in Japan."Steel ingots being made in a Japanese steel mill using scrap iron imported from the U.S.A. Chinese victims of 2nd Sino-Japanese War. Japanese troops on parade. Fallen American Marines on shore of Tarawa Atoll in the Pacific in World War 2. Japanese high ranking officers reviewing troops on parade. Japanese warships underway. Troops parading beneath the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. American B-25 bombers on flight deck of the USS Hornet, headed to bomb Tokyo.A crew of Doolittle's Raiders standing by their plane. B-25 taking off from the Hornet. Formation of B-25s in flight. View from bomber of smoke rising from bombing of Tokyo below. Brigadier General Jimmie Doolittle pledging to repeat bombing of Tokyo. Supply train entering a Boeing Company defense plant. Workers being scrutinized as they enter the facility and punching in at a time clock. Poster in the plant picturing a B-29 bomber on a message in German describing it as an instrument for a "Destruction Battle against the Luftwaffe." Bold letters, above, in English read: "They're Promised-Let's Deliver 'em!" And, below, the words: "B-29, Super Bombers." Slabs of aluminum sheets fill a factory room. Overhead traveling cranes move them. Workers use heat and brakes to shape the aluminum sheets. Multiple views of the aluminum being machined and stamped to specifications. Wings being fabricated. Relatively unskilled labor using jigs to perform the work. Woman operating an overhead crane moving a wing in the plant. Views of plane parts moving across the ceiling via cranes. Women driving rivets into wings. Men and women employees working inside fuel fuel compartments of wings. A floor full of engine nacelles. A floor full of 2200 HP radial engines. A skeleton nose section being fabricated. Midsections and bomb bays being assembled. Workers crawling through the airframe during assembly. A woman working on a connecting tunnel. Sub-assemblies made by contractors arriving at the plant. More views of Boeing employees including young, old, men, and women, at work in the plant.
'Retrospect' about the events that led to the present pattern of life in the United States. Host Douglas Edwards, an American television anchor speaks about the past events in America. Crowd of unemployed men gathering in bread lines after the 1929 crash and subsequent Great Depression. A man near a box of apples. The U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt addresses a gathering. The kidnapping of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., the son of the aviator Charles Lindbergh in 1932. Bruno Richard Hauptmann, a German carpenter who abducted the child during the trial. The congressmen at the formation of the Lindbergh Law. Newspapers describe the apprehension or death of notorious gangster criminals, such as Dutch Schultz and Baby Face Nelson. Huey Pierce Long, Jr. a American politician addresses people. Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia appeals to the League of Nations, after his country is attacked by Italy under Mussolini. Adolf Hitler stands. Troops of the German army parade. Scenes from the Spanish Civil War in 1936-1937 as Spanish national forces battle against fascist rebel forces. Spanish Troops fire 75mm field artillery pieces. Bombs being dropped on the buildings. Spanish soldiers marching during the civil war. The Hindenburg disaster takes place on May 6th 1937: The German airship LZ 129 Hindenburg catches fire over the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Manchester, New Jersey. Amelia Earhart the first woman aviator to fly solo holds flowers and is surrounded by people. She went missing in 1937. Cowboy philosopher Will Rogers, alone and with U.S. Vice President John Nance Garner and with aviator Wiley Post (who had patch over one eye). King Edward VIII of Great Britain, abdicating the throne for "the woman I love." People at the German-American Bund Nazi sympathizing gathering including the subduing of objectors on stage, in Madison Square Garden, New York. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, returning from meeting with Adolf Hitler in Munich in 1938. View of Adolf Hitler. German tanks on parade in World War II. an array of artillery guns on display. Railway guns being fired in WW2.