Annual Cross Country Race known as the House Steeplechase Races at Eton College in Eton, England. The race starts. School boys of Eton College run for the race. They cross a water channel (water jump) and approach a grass land. Their school mates watch the race from trees. Participants run through mud and slush and jump a deep stream. Children on trees to watch the race. The winner breaks through a string at the end. The participants as they complete a 3 mile course. Two boys covered in mud smile and pose for photographer. Eton College Chapel and other Eton buildings in background.
Narrative about British Crown and relation to far flung nations of British Commonwealth, illustrated with animated maps. British steelworker and family walking to church. Views of Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Jewish houses of worship. Victoria railroad train station, with Londoners using public transport to weekend holiday activities. Scenes along highway: thatched cottages; Windsor Castle; Eton College, with students, some in top hats; farmland. City scenes in England: patrons drink tea at restaurant or cafe; U.S. soldier talking with British Bobbie; English merchant helping U.S. sailor, takes half crown from silver coins in his extended hand. U.S. Airmen watching orientation film about Britain. U.S. Airmen demonstrating behavior that may surprise Britons, such as sitting with feet up on table; chewing gum; reading comic books. U.S. servicemen talking with British servicemen.
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).
New England fishing ship offshore Boston, Massachusetts. New England fishing ship underway at sea. Ice-coated equipment and riggings on the ship due to frigid gales. A man attaches a crate to a cargo net and supplies cargo aboard the ship.
President Franklin D Roosevelt in the United States. A calendar shows the date 5th March 1933. Roosevelt leaves in a car after attending church service in Washington DC, United States on 5th March 1933. On March 9th 1933 Senate passes a bill proposed by Roosevelt to address bank crisis. The House also passes the President's proposed bill Franklin Roosevelt in his first fireside chats broadcast on 12th March 1933 talks about the bank crisis. He asks people to have confidence in the government. He ensures that banks will provide sufficient currency to meet the situation.