Army tanks advances through smoke screen and destroy old buildings with machine guns hidden in them in Fort Lewis, Washington. War tanks advance. Damaged old buildings. Rubble of the house scattered on ground.
Barrage balloons being tested in the United States. Barrage balloons in flight. A motor being removed from a gondola and a basket being attached. Men get into the basket to study the tactics of observation from a captive balloon. A barrage balloon lifts off. Ground crew handles a steel cable. The 3rd Observation Balloon Squad learns the details of observation at Fort Lewis, Washington. An instructor trains recruits. A barrage balloon in flight at Fort Lewis. Goodyear barrage balloon comes out of a hangar at Wingfoot Lake, Ohio. Tail of a barrage balloon in flight. A barrage balloon being filled with helium. It takes off and in flight during a test.
Men work assembling transmissions on an automobile production line. John L. Lewis, President of the United Mine Workers Union, giving a speech supporting formation of the Congress of Industrial organizations (CIO). Group of workers gather to listen to a union speaker. Many wear miners hats. Cheering Union workers march in street carrying posters reading: "Long-Live the C.I.O." and "Forward eith C.I.O." Leaders of the early C.I.O., Sidney Hillman,President of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA); Philip Murray, Vice President of the C.I.O.; and John L. Lewis, C.I.O. President, circa 1938. David Dubinsky, President of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU); along with Sidney Hillman, and John L. Lewis, are seen mingling with clothing workers. View of a steel mill from workers' residential street on a snowy day. Steel worker in a mill. Deckhand and an engine man aboard a merchant ship. Roustabouts and riggers at an oil well. Nonferris metal miner in rail car. Worker in tire factory. Electrical worker. Union leader speaking to group of workers carrying banner reading: "Shirt workers, Local 128 Allentown, Pennsylvania Joint Board." Labor organizers passing out leaflets to workers leaving a factory. Labor discussions with workers at lunch tables. Draftsman preparing labor organization signs calling for "Sanitary Conditions" and "Fair Play." Working women singing a union song. Union workers marching and carrying signs for various causes. Man riding a bicycle displaying sign:"Don't Scab." Car overloaded with people with sign: "Come To Lafollette Labor Rally Monday, July 5, 1937." ACWA workers of Local 95, Atlas Plant. UMWA members of Lafollette, Tennessee. Miners playing cards and playing musical instruments. Miners on strike below in mine for 5 days, cheer leader. Poster encouraging Americans to travel and visit in the USA. Police injure several persons during labor protests in San Francisco. U.S. Army soldiers arresting a civilian and throwing tear gas grenades.
The filming of 'To Hell and Back' at Fort Lewis in Washington State, United States. The movie crew, including Director Jesse Hibbs, on the grounds. Camera and crew mounted on a trolley as it moves across a field. Camera and crew mounted on a car. Soldiers of the 44th Infantry Division lined up on the field. U.S. Army First Lieutenant and actor Audie Murphy stands by while 2 soldiers put on their helmets. The crew films the scenes.
The film crew shoots a portion of the film 'To Hell and Back' at Fort Lewis in Washington, United States. Movie crew around a camera. Camera mounted on a car. Soldiers of the 44th Infantry Division march as the crew makes the film. U.S. Army First Lieutenant and actor Audie Murphy presented the Congressional Medal of Honor by an officer. Soldiers march as the crew shoots the film. Officers on review stand.
United States Army trains mules for war at Fort Lewis in Washington. Soldiers of the 99th Field Artillery train horses. They carry artillery equipment on a mountain terrain. Cavalier soldiers on their mules run down steep hill. Some soldiers fall off their mules.