Rail guns firing in World War 1. U.S. troops charging out of trenches. Allied gunners firing "French 75s" Allied twin-tailed biplane bombers. French Renault F17 tanks. Crowds in cities celebrate Armistice Day and end of World War I. Treaty of Versailles. Destruction of warships. Scenes of Paris. A pagoda in Japan. Temples in Siam, China, and Manchuria. Two Kayan women in Myanmar or Thailand perform a dance. Both Kayan women wear long brass coil neck rings. In the U.S., a boy hits a baseball and runs toward first base. Scenes of Japan invading Manchuria. Newspaper with headline: Henry Stimson denouncing Japan. U.S. Army troops dispel World War I veteran bonus marchers. Men lined up in bread line for unemployed during Great Depression. Brief shot of Gangsters in gun battle in an American city. Scenes of dust bowl in American with farmers and families heading West in caravans. Family standing by tent. Torchlight parade in Germany. Adolf Hitler with German President Hindenburg. Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, and Victor Lutze, at 1934 Nazi Rally in Nuremberg. Italian Caproni bombers over Ethiopia. Ethiopian tribesmen and Haile Selassie. U.S.Neutrality Act. American youths with a 1930 Ford coupe. Scenes from Civil war in Spain. Spanish Rebel forces in ground combat with Nationalist forces. German and Italian aircraft participate in bombing Spanish Nationalist targets in Spanish Civil War. Spanish civilians flee bombing, tend to wounded and dead victims following bombings. Italian Savoia-Marchetti S.M.79 Sparviero bombers. Crowds running for shelter. Women and children victims of bombing, some crying and in shock. Spanish General Franco arrives by train in southern France to meet with Hitler. View of Gallup Poll forms, and findings, with Americans against entering European war and preferring neutrality. Japanese planes and warships attack China. Naval Chinese civilians run for cover; bodies of Chinese in trucks. Japanese freighters, Buenos Aires and Tatsuno Maru, in U.S. ports being loaded with scrap iron and metals. Hitler, Goering and other officers in 1938. Adolf Hitler, Neville Chamberlain, Edouard Daladier, Benito Mussolini, Count Ciano sign Munich Agreement. Hitler riding standing up in an open car during a rally in Germany. Elevated view of Los Angeles, then view of traffic on streets of Los Angeles California and newspapers being sold to pedestrians. Citizens in movie theater watching Confessions of a Nazi Spy. German-American Bund activities including outdoor rallies in the U.S., and an indoor rally in Madison Square Garden. Emperor Hirohito reviewing World War 2 troops of Japan. Japanese steel production and arms production in Japanese factories. The Hokoku Maru Japanese ship being launched with fanfare from Tama Shipyards on July 5, 1939. Meeting of United States Military Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives in late 1939 to consider national defense matters. In meeting of Naval Affairs Committee, representative asks for increase of 25 percent in authorized naval tonnage.
Film 'Why We Fight' provides historical perspective on Adolf Hitler's plan of world conquest. Image of Otto von Bismark and year 1863 is seen with quote,"We will dominate the whole world." Year 1914 and image of Kaiser Wilhelm II and quote,"God has made us for civilizing the world. Woe and death to all who resist my will." Year 1933 and image of Adolf Hitler and quote: My motto is,'Destroy by all and any means. National Socialism will reshape the world'." German eagle monument with swastika. Troops in precise large formation during Totenehrung (honoring of the dead) at the 1934 Nuremberg Rally as Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, and Viktor Lutze walk forward during the ceremony. Buglers blow and troops march at another Nazi rally. Images of military graves in a cemetery. Images of British soldiers blinded by gas attacks in World war I. Bodies of persons dead from diseases due to war. Fleeting images of destruction and grief from war, including hanged persons. Hitler at a podium flanked by Himmler. Closeups of Hitler. The buglers previously shown are seen again.Hitler standing with Viktor Lutze and Rudolf Hess. Brief images of Mongols marching and riding horses, with image of Genghis Khan. Map showing Mongolian 13th Century conquests in Asia and Eastern Europe. German Institute of Geopolitics in Munich, founded by Karl Ernst Haushofer. Closeup of Haushofer with backdrop of world map. Clerks in the institute cataloging information. German soldiers entering and studying in the institute. Brief images of economic wealth of the world, roughnecks setting pipe at an oil well, a "forest" of oil well derricks, harvested trees, steam shovels at an open pit mine, ore on a conveyer, cattle, farmers harvesting grain, flocks of sheep, and human labor. Animated map showing distribution of land area in the world and comparing Hitler's plan of conquest to that of Gengis Khan.
Europe's leaders strive to avert New World War (World War II). Martial law declared by the Czech government in Czechoslovakia which is the focal point of crisis. Czech soldier on the street of Sudetenland. Civilians read a poster on the wall. "Standrechtes" among headlines. An arrow on the wall points to the words 'Nach Palastina', promoting Zionist supporter Baron von Mildenstein's report on Palestine, which ran in Goebbel's "Der Angriff" newspaper from Sept 26 to October 9, 1934, entitled "A Nazi visits Palestine".
Diplomats and officials, leave the Coast Guard Cutter Cayuga, after a formal visit. They board chauffered automobiles on the pier, and depart. Pier is near park-like area with walkway above.The Cayuga is tied up side-by side with the Cutter Sebago,at the pier. Pedestrians and sightseers view the Cutters.
British Aviators complete the flight between Europe and America at Floyd Bennett Field,New York. Plane lands at airport and a group of guards escort the flyers. British Aviators Lt. Maurice Rossi and Paul Codos surrounded by excited crowd and media persons. The aviators completed their record flight in their Joseph Le Brix monoplane.
Professor Eugen Sänger's design for self-cooling rocket motor, March 20, 1934. Drawing of Rocket motor S.R.4, from April 14, 1934, designed with a cooling coil around the combustion chamber jacket. Drawing of Motor S.R.5, from April 24, 1934, with exits in the combustion chamber and nozzle only from cooling coils. Picture of the S.R.5 motor. Sänger's drawings for a self-demanding pumping head in single and double piston designs. Such a rocket motor, designed on May 13, 1934, to generate 100 Kg of thrust. Pictures of the S.R.5 rocket motor and test apparatus, with it firmly fastened to a steel plate to keep it from moving during the burn test. Closeup of the actual burn test in Professor Sänger's workshop, Vienna Austria.