U.S. troops, of the American Expeditionary Forces, lined up with their gear ready to board a troop train in France, during World War 1. The train, comprising numerous boxcars, is seen underway. Then, the American troops are seen climbing down from the boxcars, some tossing their bedrolls ahead of them, at their destination. They line up in casual formation. All are wearing campaign hats (M1912 service hats) and still in training.
American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) soldiers of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division, in camp, after arrival in France, in World War 1. The troops, wearing campaign hats (M1912 Service hats) are seen going through a mess line, with cooks dispensing food into their individual mess kits. One soldier clowns around with a large loaf of bread. He bites a piece from it and offers the loaf to other who do likewise. American soldiers sitting on the ground, appear to be enjoying themselves as they drink from small bottles.
Dornier Do J 'Wal' flying boat catapults from ship deck. Pilot, in bowler hat, seated between and behind wheels (underneath wing and engine) in an early Breguet aircraft, circa 1912, in France.
Early flight and historic aviation: Henri Farman, winner of race conducted with hydro plane aircraft. Scenes of the Aviette (Bicycle with wings) in operation circa 1912 (like an ornithopter but no flapping wings).
Hydro plane afloat on the Seine river, piloted by Collier in 1911. He stays airborne for several seconds. Takeoff of another hydroplane built by Gabriel Voison. Area where meeting was held of a group of engineers and pilots at Monaco in 1912. Takeoff of one of the aircraft via catapult into the Mediterranean Sea. Landing of another hydroplane and taxi up onto beach.
King George V and Queen Mary at the Coronation Durbar arena in Delhi, India, in 1911. They are seen under the royal canopy, surrounded by troops wearing White helments, white gloves, and white puttees. Complete change of scene shows women on horse-drawn floats in a suffrage movement parade on 42nd street, East of 5th Avenue in New York City, circa 1912. A woman dressed as Columbia stands in the first float,wearing a banner with word "Suffrage" on it. and some men supporters march in the parade. Crowds watch from the sidewalks. Uniformed policemen escort the marchers. Several women ride in a second float, wearing various costumes, including those of 17th Century pilgrims and of the 18th Century revolutionary war era. The float displays an American flag and some other type, as well. An automobile festooned with flowers, follows behind. The final scene shifts to London, England, circa 1905, and shows women's suffrage leader, Emmeline Pankhurst, carrying a bouquet of flowers, as she is escorted by a gentleman, out of a professional office building. One sign on the building reads,"Goodale, Hobson, & MacHahon.This refers to William Goodale, Alfred Allen Hobson, and Patrick Maurice MacMahon, Solicitors, 9, Essex Street, Strand London, England. (Note: that firm dissolved in 1907.)