The Orient Express passenger train in Europe. The Orient Express passenger train at a railroad station.Seen in the station is steam locomotive with running number: 01 005, which was built by the Bossig Company of Germany, in 1925. (It exists today, as the oldest preserved German locomotive. It is owned by the Dresden Transport Museum and viewable at the Stassfurt Heritage Locomotive Depot, on the Shoenebeck to Gusten railroad line.) Locomotive 01 005 belches steam and makes noises as a dispatcher on the platform signals for it to depart. It gradually moves away with a roar, and gains speed. Passenger cars comprising the train, are seen as it leaves the station. A white uniformed train attendant is seen standing above train steps of a car, as train pulls away. (Note: this may be one of the earliest films with sound.)
German Chancellor Adolf Hitler reoccupies the Rhineland and denounces the Locarno Pact in 1936. The signing of the Locarno Treaties in London, England in 1925. Officials arrive at the building where the Locarno Treaties are to be signed. Chancellor Hans Luther of Germany affixes his signature to the Locarno Treaty assuring peace to all the principal countries of Europe. At the head of the table in the center are Stanley Baldwin and Sir Austin Chamberlain, leaders of the British Delegation. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler violates the Treaty of Versailles on 7th March 1936 by sending German military forces into the Rhineland, a demilitarized zone along the Rhine River in western Germany. German troops march over the Hohenzollern bridge in Cologne, Germany. The troops march along a road. Cologne Cathedral in the background. A German crowd cheers as the troops parade. Swastika banners hang from buildings. German troops parading in Dusseldorf. The troops on horseback and horse-carriages pass along narrow streets of Dusseldorf. Parading troops are cheered by a crowd in Frankfurt am Main. German troops parade in front of a building during a wreath laying ceremony followed by Chancellor Hitler and other Nazi officials. Newspaper headlines about Hitler denouncing the Locarno Pact. A government minister with press. French Prime Minister Albert Sarraut at a microphone reassures the security of France. Belgium soldiers march along a street.
A film on the development of air power. Air route development in Europe. Animated lines going from various cities of Europe including Germany and Poland.
A film on the development of air power of the United States. Five United States Army Air Service Martin MB-1 bombers in a formation flight. Wilbur Wright talks to two men. The flight of an early model glider down the side of a hill in Europe. A group of spectators watch the flight.
A film on the development of air power. The use of aircraft for aerial combat in Europe. French Nieuport aircraft parked on an airfield. Men stand near an airplane. Bombs are loaded into an early bomber, with bombardier's compartment in the nose of an open cockpit. A machine gunner in the open cockpit of an aircraft in flight. Takeoff of a U.S. Army Air Service Curtiss JN-4 aircraft.
A film on the development of air power in the United States. Scenes depicting travel by ocean going ships, preceding air travel. Animation of a small ship moving away from the east coast of the U.S. Actual footage of a large sailing vessel of the early clipper ship variety sailing in the ocean. Animation of a small ship sailing to the Great Britain. Real footage of a four-stack ocean liner, which appears to be the RMS Mauretania (1906 edition), sailing in the Atlantic Ocean. Animated map of the Atlantic Ocean and the coasts of the U.S. and England. An R-34 dirigible airship in flight. The R-34 moored to the ground with a large craft around the gondola. A British Bristol fighter aircraft in flight. Animation of the maps of the U.S. and the Great Britain coming closer together, figuratively, through the speed of air travel.