View of the house of Charles Augustus Lindbergh. Fourteen months old Charles A. Lindbergh Jr. in a pram while his parents are out of the country. The pram is taken in the garden by a caregiver. Three pet dogs run along with the pram while another rides in the carriage with young Lindbergh.
First flight of the dirigible USS Akron from Lakehurst, New Jersey to Washington DC. Airship floats in air, U.S. navy symbol and Akron written on it. The cabin at the bottom of Akron. Buildings and Potomac River shoreline seen from it. Views as it flies over the National Mall, the White House, the Washington National Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Main Navy and Munitions Buildings, and several Potomac River Bridges including the Memorial Bridge. Empty land seen at Gravelly Point where National Airport was later built. Passengers in the dirigible looking out the windows at the sights below. Control room, navigation captain and crew members talk, including good views of the ship's captain, Lieutenant Commander Charles E. Rosendahl, U.S. Navy. A cook checks on roasts cooking in an oven. Airship flies directly over Washington Monument. Views of Union Station from the airship, and then views from directly over the U.S. Capitol. Many views of the airship in flight taken from an adjacent airship or plane. Views of another U.S. city on the east coast, and then views of the airship flying over Manhattan Island. New York skyscrapers and skyline seen from the airship.
Sir George Hubert Wilkins prepares for perilous voyage undersea to North Pole. He inspects submarine Nautilus before starting his journey at Camden shipyard in New Jersey. 1931.
Famous passengers aboard ocean liner SS Manhattan (later USS Wakefield during World War 2) in the United States. Flashbacks show USS Manhattan being christened by Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt on 5th December, 1931. It is seen being launched from New York Shipbuilding Corporation in Camden New Jersey. View of maiden voyage on 10th August,1932, with passengers boarding the ship. It leaves a port for her first trip to Thailand, England, Germany and France. The passengers dance aboard the deck of SS Manhattan. Passengers including Babe Ruth, Jimmy Walker, Glenn Cunningham, and aviator Douglas Corrigan ("Wrong Way Corrigan") seen aboard the ship.
Damage caused by a storm on the East Coast of the United States. Tides flood areas in New York City. The storm causes damages at Eastern Seaboard New Jersey to Maine. A view of the flooded area. Elderly civilians are rescued in boats. Streets on the shoreline filled with debris. Shops flooded with water. Damaged houses in view. Automobiles buried in water on the streets. A man runs behind a goose. Ruins and rubble in view.
The film 'Sea power in the Pacific' showing Japanese dominance in China and at start of World War 2. Then it chronicles U.S. efforts to build Navy and fight back on sea and in the air. Opening scene shows Japanese Mitsubishi G3M (Type 96) bombers high overhead, and then closeup in formation. View from bomber of bomb bays open with bombs falling and view from ground of explosions and destruction. Overlay on film says: "China---1931." (This is not correct. The G3M bomber was not yet in service.) This film depicts Japanese attacks during second Sino-Japanese War, commencing 1937, Chinese civilians running to escape Jap;anese bombing of Singapore. Buildings destroyed and on fire. Next, Japanese troops, carrying the Rising Sun flag, are seen establishing a beachhead in an Amphibious assault. More scenes of Japanese infantry advancing through Singapore, ad it is being destroyed and burned. Soldiers charging along an alleyway, with pagoda in background. Next, Japanese soldiers are seen attacking Nanking, and committing atrocities during the so-called "Rape of Nanking," in December, 1937. Chinese civilians being summarily shot and dumped into a large open grave. Two Chinese prisoners with hands bound, being executed by rifle fire. Jubilant Japanese troops celebrating their victory. Map shows areas of China occupied during second Sino-Japanese war and the East Indies to the South. View of oil tanks; an open pit tin mine; a native cutting rubber tree bark to collect latex. Flags on map show regions of English, French, and Dutch colonial interest. It also shows Islands to the East, fortified by the Japanese. Cartoon shows Japanese soldier opposed by and American sailor (representing U.S. Sea Power). Next, famous images of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941, are shown, including the USS Arizona burning and sinking. Hawaii, Midway, Wake, and the Philippines Islands, are highlighted on a map and Japanese control of the Pacific is illustrated. Japanese soldiers are seen displaying a captured American flag. U.S. Lieutenant General Jonathan M. Wainwright is seen surrendering the garrison at Corregidor, on May 6, 1942. View of Japanese General Masahara Homma discussing surrender terms with Wainright. Map shows interlocking web of Japanese fortified bases in Pacific and need for seapower to oppose it. View of American shipyard with hundreds of workers, employed to build ships for the war effort, in World War 2. Views welding, metal fabrication, and other shipbuilding activity. A new ship going down the ways and a woman christening a new ship with splash from bottle of champagne. A new "Liberty Ship," the Richard Bassett, going down the ways at Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard Inc. Baltimore, Maryland. Closeup view as the stern of another ship enters the water upon launching. View of it from a distance. Shipyard workers knock supports from under what may be a landing craft, as it is launched. Japanese warships underway in the Pacific and firing their naval guns. Explosions on a shoreline from naval bombardment. Japanese infantry wading ashore during an amphibious assault. Map shows where Japanese forces attempt an amphibious assault on Southern New Guinea, thwarted by the U.S. Navy in the battle of the Coral Sea of May, 1942. In June, 1942, a Japanese attempt against Midway Island, was again checked by the U.S. Navy in the Battle of Midway. View of USS Wasp (CV-7) carrier deck filled with airplanes, including Grumman F4F Wildcats. A Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber being cleared for takeoff from the Wasp. Gun camera film showing Japanese airplanes being shot down by pursuing U.S. aircraft.