Turkish peasants (refugees) en-route to Greece during World War 1. Destroyed homes in Germany. Devastated plains of Poland. Pre war scenes of Poland showing farm fields in snow. Polish peasant civilians flee an area due to war. They walk across a snow covered field towing a sled with a woman on the sledge. A group of Polish children stand together with English children outside a simple hut in the snow. The boys and girls smile. Pre-war scenes of France: View of a French village from high on a hill side overlooking the valley, town, and farmland. Scene from French village streets in the 1910s with busy food markets and market square area. A woman selling grapes at a stand holds up the grape bunches and smiles for the camera. French children and adults seen shopping in the market. Buyers inspect wares being held in wicker baskets by French women. Constrasting view of war torn France shows barren land with all trees destroyed, wrecked and destroyed towns and villages.
Gold medals given to the Wright Brothers for their contribution to the field of aviation. Presentation of gold medals to the Wright Brothers by American Aero Club shows U.S. President William Taft, Orville and Wilbur Wright and other members attending the medal presentation at the White House in Washington DC, United States on June 10, 1910. View of the Aero Club of American Gold Medal which was presented. View of medals presented to the Wright Brothers by the Institute of France and the Royal Society of Art in Great Britain.
Early historic aviation footage focusing on French aviation pioneers like Gabriel Voisin and Alberto Santos-Dumont. An early French float plane taking off and landing. Multiwing box-like aircraft. Two early French monoplanes. Early aircraft that set performance records. 1919 picture of Baroness de la Rouche,world's first woman flyer, who was licensed in 1910 (and killed in accident in 1919). Additional scenes of historical French aircraft and a scene with American pilot Glenn Curtiss.
Japanese involvement in Korea, from end of Russo-Japanese war through post annexation in 1910. Landscape scenes of Korea. A 4-stacker Japanese troop ship, in a Korean harbor, flying the rising sun flag. Japanese troops disembarking, and marching off the pier. Japanese atrocities committed against the Korean people. Still pictures of Japanese officers. Slate highlights August 10, 1910, the date that Japan officially annexed Korea. Images show Korean flag being replaced by that of Japan. Panning views over rooftops of residential neighborhood and buildings in Nam San Dong, Seoul. Scene shifts to poorer rural area village with straw-roofed huts. Men till rice fields and irrigate fields by manpower alone. Views of various farm crops in the fields. Women are seen harvesting crops. In village, peasants thresh grains by hand. Officials arrive to weigh and take rice from village.Narrator states that the Japanese were everywhere and treated the Korean people very badly.Burlap bags of grain piled on cart. Korean workers load farm products for shipment to Japan. Various cargoes of Korean products being moved by rail to ports for shipment to Japan. Korean women and some children at work in fabric mills. Korean men at work in smelting plant. Many Korean men laboring on rock piles, and carrying heavy logs. One man collapses. Another collapses while working in surface mining. Supervisor chases others who try to assist him. (Note:This film, which contains some very old historic footage, is attributed to the War Department Military Intelligence Division, and was probably produced circa 1940. It is listed as 1910 because Japanese annexation and related events are included herein.)
Developments in the field of aviation in France. An early model airplane taxis on a field. Trees in the background.
Development of early airplane. Louis Bleriot, distinguished French aviator, sitting in cockpit of his plane. Single engine , single winged aircraft in an open field. The plane takes off.