Fort Hancock in New Jersey, United States. Military Police checking at the entrance of Fort Hancock.
Vehicles enter after the checking. U.S. soldiers march through the entrance. A sign: 'Fort Hancock'.
Activities of U.S. soldiers at Fort Hancock in New Jersey. Soldiers stand near a railroad gun. Some of the soldiers stand on a guard tower and watch a target with binoculars. They load and fire the railroad gun towards the sea target. A splash in water due to the firing.
Fort Hancock in New Jersey, United States. U.S. soldiers enter the military post theater. The soldiers pass a ticket window with a sign announcing "Bellet Russe" in the background. A poster reads 'The one and only, Ballet Russe deMonte Carlo, Friday Evening'. Interior of the theater: Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo presenting ballet "Prince Igor" with Franz Allers conducting. The soldier audience listens. The soldiers applaud.
'Retrospect' about the events that led to the present pattern of life in the United States. Host Douglas Edwards, an American television anchor speaks about the past events in America. Crowd of unemployed men gathering in bread lines after the 1929 crash and subsequent Great Depression. A man near a box of apples. The U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt addresses a gathering. The kidnapping of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., the son of the aviator Charles Lindbergh in 1932. Bruno Richard Hauptmann, a German carpenter who abducted the child during the trial. The congressmen at the formation of the Lindbergh Law. Newspapers describe the apprehension or death of notorious gangster criminals, such as Dutch Schultz and Baby Face Nelson. Huey Pierce Long, Jr. a American politician addresses people. Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia appeals to the League of Nations, after his country is attacked by Italy under Mussolini. Adolf Hitler stands. Troops of the German army parade. Scenes from the Spanish Civil War in 1936-1937 as Spanish national forces battle against fascist rebel forces. Spanish Troops fire 75mm field artillery pieces. Bombs being dropped on the buildings. Spanish soldiers marching during the civil war. The Hindenburg disaster takes place on May 6th 1937: The German airship LZ 129 Hindenburg catches fire over the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Manchester, New Jersey. Amelia Earhart the first woman aviator to fly solo holds flowers and is surrounded by people. She went missing in 1937. Cowboy philosopher Will Rogers, alone and with U.S. Vice President John Nance Garner and with aviator Wiley Post (who had patch over one eye). King Edward VIII of Great Britain, abdicating the throne for "the woman I love." People at the German-American Bund Nazi sympathizing gathering including the subduing of objectors on stage, in Madison Square Garden, New York. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, returning from meeting with Adolf Hitler in Munich in 1938. View of Adolf Hitler. German tanks on parade in World War II. an array of artillery guns on display. Railway guns being fired in WW2.
Opening slate indicates that the USS Hancock (CV-19) is operating as part of a carrier task force in the Pacific during World War 2. About six F6F hellcats of Navy Squadron VF7 take off from the hancock. The Hancock's horshoe symbol is visible on their tails. The Battleship USS New Jersey (BB-52) is seen off the Hancock's port side. More F6Fs take off. A pilot climbs from the cockpit of his airplane. A mechanic unscrews fasteners on the aircraft panels, and opens them.
Works Progress Administration (WPA) building projects during the New Deal effort of the Great Depression: Palisades Interstate Park along the Hudson River in Fort Lee, New Jersey. A group of teenage boys hiking in the park. Groups gathered at a picnic area. Boys and girls playing outside of a new bath house building beside the park beach. View of the Perkins Memorial Tower built in honor of the former chairman of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, and a wide view of the Palisades Interstate Park Administration Building still under construction. Scene changes to Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale New York, as 1930's cars drive in front of a newly built club house to discharge passengers. A uniformed door man stands by. Women golfers and men golfers play on the new 18 hole golf course in the park which requires no membership.