150th English Derby at Epsom Downs in Epsom, England. A large number of people gathered to watch the English Derby. Queen Mary and King George arrive and are greeted by a man. Horses run on the track. Hyperion wins the race.
The Epsom Derby at Epsom Downs Racecourse in Epsom, Surrey, England. A large crowd gathered at Epsom Downs Racecourse during the Epsom Derby. Queen Mother Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon holding binoculars and Queen Elizabeth II standing beside her watching the race. Officials among the crowd. The horses take off. People stand and watch from behind the barriers on both sides of the track. Several views of the horses on the course. Queen Mother and Queen Elizabeth standing with others. The winner jockey gets down the winner horse Psidium. People stand around and watch.
An American colt wins British Derby in Epsom Downs. Queen Elizabeth comes to Epsom Downs to watch the British Derby. She steps from her car and is greeted by officials. A large crowd of spectators to watch the horse race. Lester Keith Piggott, an English Jockey, rides on American colt named "Never Say Die." Queen watches the race through binoculars. The race starts. Lester Keith Piggott is aged 18 years. He wins the Epsom Derby.
The 177th Running Derby at Epsom Downs in Surrey, England. Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margret arrive at Epsom Downs for the Derby. Horses in the paddock before the race. The horses leave the gates as race begins. Huge crowd cheering during the race. Horse named Lavandin wins the English Derby.
A new high capacity steam truck demonstrated at Bluefield in West Virginia, USA. The manufacturer's name, ' THE SENTINEL WAGGON WORKS LTD, SHREWSBURY, ENGLAND ' written on the truck. The loaded truck moves uphill. Additional information on this truck: This is the Sentinel S4 steam waggon, Number 9095. Built 1933 by Sentinel Waggon Works, Shrewsbury, England and exported as a demonstration vehicle to the USA with a works driver. Within a short time the vehicle was involved in an accident and overturned, requiring it to be returned to the UK. Many of the salvageable parts, especially those used to convert it to left hand drive were then fitted to a 6 wheel waggon No 9142 which was sent as a replacement. This vehicle was later purchased by the Pocahontas Coal Company of New Bedford. After a very short working life it was displayed at the Long Island Motor Museum, and Steamtown before being reaptriated to the UK in 2003.
German rocket pioneer, Gerhard Zucker, attempting to develop postal rockets in the 1930s. Location is Wadden Sea off Cuxhaven, on April 9, 1933, where Zucker follows Nazi Stormtroopers carrying the mail rocket across wet sands. The rocket is set up on a launch stand. Zucker and an assistant ignite the 8 side rockets and the mail rocket takes off. It noses up and loops over backwards, falling to the sand. Stormtroopers lift up the damaged device. Next, is seen a later, more modern, rocket trial ending in failure. Two German engineers display a model similar to the pulse-jet-powered "buzz bomb" (V-1) employed by the Nazis in World War 2. A brief glimpse of similar American machine on sand flat, as narrator states German acknowledgement of knowledge gleaned from Dr. Robert Goddard's work. A German V-1 flying bomb (aka Doodle Bug) being launched in 1944, during World War 2. View of British houses of Parliament, London, England; an air raid shelter sign in City of Westminster. Londoners waiting out a raid in the shelter. Scenes of fire and destruction during German bombing of London, as narrator speaks about the more advanced German V-2 ballistic missiles employed later in the war. Londoners trudging through debris amongst bombed out buildings. Change of scene to U.S. infantry and armor advancing deep into Germany. Narrator refers to them overrunning rocket bases and other vital war-making facilities, near the end of the war. Glimpse of large number of German prisoners of war. Documents of military surrender being signed by Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel, in Berlin, May 8, 1945. Closeup of Keitel. Scenes of American forces operating in Pacific theater. Aerial view of atomic bomb explosion. Japanese surrender ceremony on September 2, 1945, aboard the battleship USS Missouri. U.S. servicemen returning home and greeting loved ones. View of Pentagon building. U.S. troops boarding a ship in San Francisco, bound for war again, this time in Korea (1950).