A picture of Wilbur Wright Memorial in Le Mans, France. A still picture of Wilbur Wright Memorial in Le Mans, France which was dedicated on July 17th, 1920.
Scenes from a popular British movie about World War One, released after the war, in the 1920's. British troops fight against the Germans in Thiepval and Gommecourt, France during World War I. British soldiers advance across no man's land. Germans fire machine gun at them from fortified position. Views of the German gunners inside their position. Advancing British troops fall to the machine gun fire. German troops firing rifles at the British troops from sandbagged bunker. Scenes of German troops regaining their trenches at Gammecourt, climbing over the bodies of fallen British troops from the London and Midland Divisions.
Exteriors of the Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées building in Paris, France. Pedestrians and vehicular traffic outside the buildings. A statue of a French soldier and a woman on a pedestal outside the north exterior of the Grand Palais. A cannon is positioned on either side of the monument. Visiting American soldiers and sailors look at the statue. Vehicular traffic including pre 1920's automobiles and some horse carts on Champs Elysees, as seen from camera point of view near ground level, amid traffic. A woman and girl cross the road. Arc De Triomphe in the background. Scene changes to exterior view of the Petit Palais building in Paris, with cars, horse carts, and pedestrians walking nearby. In the background, a different statue of what appears to be a soldier and a woman, again flanked by cannons on either side, is seen outside the Petit Palais. Next scene is a closer view of the Arc de Triomphe, as seen from middle of the Champs Elysees, amid early automobile and car traffic.
A film based on chemical warfare tests in the United States. Shows usage of poison gas on the Allies by the Germans in France during World War I. Casualties of chemical warfare being evacuated. The U.S. Capitol Building and the Washington Monument in Washington DC. Brief aerial view of White House. Establishment of U.S. Army Chemical Warfare Service on July 1st , 1920 shows a sign which reads 'Office of the CHIEF Chemical Warfare Service'. Chief of the Chemical Warfare Service Major General William N. Porter at his desk. Various processes carried out by the Chemical Warfare Service. The Edgewood Arsenal Laboratories in Baltimore. Samples of gas are analyzed by technicians. Chemical warfare laboratories at Columbia University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Designs by various international scientists and inventors who have contributed to solving the problems of rocket motor development, based on the German preparatory work. Their combustion chamber designs owe much to the German pioneers in the field. Shown are design sketches by Russian scientist, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (Ziolkowsky) in 1914; French inventor Henri Melot, in 1920; German Friedrich Zander, in 1931; Bull, 1932; The American Rocket Society, with several designs from 1932; and The Cleveland Rocket Society. Views of rocket combustion research mactivity by Ernst Loebell of the Cleveland Rocket Society in 1933. He is seen outdoors in the snow with his apparatus. View of Loebell's test firing stand, and a picture of an actual test firing, outdoors. Ernst Loebell with model and rocket motor from his spaceship projects of 1934 and at the International Exposition dedicated to Art and Technology in Modern Life held in Paris, 1937. Cutaway views of the spaceship. The rocket motor wrapped in cooling coils. Rocket motor design by John Shesta of the American Rocket Society, from 1934. Design by Rene Armengaud of France, in 1934 and Deich in 1935
The life of people during 1920s in the United States. Sketch of Warren Gamaliel Harding taking oath of office of the President of U.S. Sketches of the U.S. President Warren G. Harding. People in the factories. Sketches of the people in the various towns of America. The President addresses the people. Horse drawn wagons on the streets. Modern cars on the street. Women in houses as they perform various activities. Sketches depict the revolution brought about due to the invention of cars. People enjoy at various occasions in a car. Cars on streets. People listen to radio. Sketches depicts the motion pictures of the times. A family posing for a picture, each with one leg kicked out. Sketches of American writers like Fitzgerald and Hemingway who chose to live abroad. Footage of Moulin Rouge night club in Paris France and neon lights of other Paris night clubs seen at night. Women dance on a Paris night club stage. Sketches of famous writers and their view of modern America. Brief scene of people at Coney Island Amusement Park in New York sliding down a slide and riding on the "Human Pool Table" ride.