Sailors of United States Atlantic ships smoke water pipes known as 'Hookah' at a ship in Europe. Sailors of Atlantic ship United States stand on the ship and open an umbrella. They hold the umbrella over their heads. United States sailors sit with water pipes for smoking known as 'Hookah'. Sailors smoke 'Hookah'. More sailors smoke. A sailor sits with a sword in his hand and smokes 'Hookah'. Another sailor sits and smokes 'Hookah' with a sword in his hand other sailors watch him and one sailor puts rats on his head. One rat hangs from his ear. Navy officers stand with other Syrian dignitaries.
United States Atlantic submarine chaser Bainbridge saves 482 passengers and crew of hospital ship Vinh-Long near Marmora in Paros, Greece. Smoke comes out of the ship. USS Bainbridge (DD-246) approaches the burning ship Vinh-Long. Smoke on ship. Passengers on ship brought to Constantinople, Turkey. Passengers stand on the ship as they dock in Constantinople.
Japanese Ambassador to the United States Hiroshi Saito calls on U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull In December 1934 to inform that Japan will denounce the Washington Naval Treaty on 1922 which limited the size of the Japanese fleet. A close up of the ambassador Saito. He exits the State, War, and Navy Building (later the Executive Office Building) and gets in a car. Next segment: A female pilot Helen Richey becomes the first woman to fly mail in the United States. Richey stands in front of an aircraft and shakes hand with an official. Richey in the cockpit and the aircraft takes off. From a December 14, 1959 newsreel recounting events 25 years earlier.
Japanese Ambassador to the United States Hirosi Saito officially declares that Japan would no longer abide by the terms of the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922. Hirosi Saito steps from his car and enters the Old Executive Office building in Washington DC. Exterior view of Executive office building. He descends the steps of the building and enters his car.
Rise of Benito Mussolini after World War I and taking Italy to World War II. Benito Mussolini and the Blackshirts parade in Rome when the Fascist Party comes to power after ousting Italian Prime Minister Luigi Facta in October 1922. Civilians of Benito Mussolini's Fascist Party parade in the 'March on Rome' when Mussolini takes over the government. Cheering civilians surround Mussolini as he exits from a building. The Blackshirts parade. Mussolini speaks from a balcony. A large crowd gives the Fascist salute at one of Mussolini's mass meetings. Members of the Fascist Youth parade on the streets. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler deplanes in Venice and meets Italian Prime Minister Mussolini for the first time. Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Gian Galeazzo Ciano and Mussolini and staff review troops. Mussolini shakes hands with Hitler, surrounded by Italian notables. A Royal Box at a ceremony shows Hitler, Mussolini, King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy and the Queen of Italy. An Italian tank review near Rome's Colosseum. Italian crack troops goose-step past the Royal Box for Hitler to review. The Munich Conference shows Hitler, Mussolini, Prime Minister of France Eduard Daladier, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain among others. Mussolini signs the Munich Pact. A crowd massed near the Victor Emmanuel Memorial acclaim Mussolini after his return from Munich.
German glider pilots with sailplanes compete in the Rhön gliding contest at the Wasserkuppe Hill in Germany. Baron Von Freyberg is seen settling himself at the controls of a Harth-Messerschmitt glider. Next, the glider is launched and those pushing it off duck for cover as it ascends. It flies well but fairly low above the ground. Another scene shows the glider with men holding each wing tip as they run to launch it. But the glider doesn't develop enough speed and lift, to make it off the ground. Views of another glider, the Besenstiel (Broomstick), built by Schoolmaster Ferdinand Schulz, using bed sheets and broomsticks.The camera pans around the glider showing details of its construction. (It was judged too fragile to be allowed in the competition.) Another glider is launched and appears to fly quite successfully. Teams of participants are seen pulling gliders back up the hill after flights.