Various dramatic scenes captured by newsreel cameramen. French antiaircraft batteries firing during World War I. Aircraft in flame tailspins into earth after being struck by gunfire. Bombs falling towards earth. A capsized ship sinks in water. Bombing of the obsolete battleship New Jersey (BB-16), by one of General Billy Mitchell's bombers, during test, in 1923. View from directly above the battleship as it is hit by a bomb, and view as it capsizes and sinks.
Brigadier General Billy Mitchell taxis in a Boeing Model 15 ( or a Curtis P-1Hawk) airplane, after landing at an airfield. . Battle ships underway at sea. Mitchell organizes 1st provisional Air Brigade for bombing demonstration against battleship target.. Crews and airplanes train and prepare at Langley Field, Virginia. Soldiers load bombs under plane wings. Planes take off to bomb the obsolete U.S. battleship USS Alabama. View from airplane in flight as it drops phosphorus bomb on the Alabama. View from water as bomb strikes with huge explosion. Armorers prepare heavier bombs for the next demonstration. Planes take off and bomb the USS Alabama again. General Mitchell crouched down beside a bomb loaded on an airplane for new tests in 1923. General Pershing, Admiral Shoemaker, Assistant Secretary of War, Davis, and General Patrick on deck of the Ship, USS St. Mihiel (AP-32) to observe the tests. Views of planes dropping bombs on Battleship USS Virginia and the ship rolling over and sinking. Large formations of 1920s era Air Service aircraft in flight.
Scenes captured by newsreel cameramen in Tokyo during fire after the 1923 Great Kanto earthquake. Population fleeing flames, attempting to save belongings. Wrecked houses along side of street. Policemen and civilians in street.
Various events captured by newsreel cameramen. City of Berkeley, California, burning, in 1923. Furniture on side of road. Some people scramble to save possessions in path of advancing fire. Others watch helplessly. Crowd mills around. View of burning buildings from roof top. Wrecked building.
Burning multistory buildings in a city. One collapses.
Arctic explorers' ship navigates between icebergs.
"A Few Quick Facts-Japan" (UPA).Animated propaganda film shows Japan facing an earthquake disaster in 1923. Animation shows an earthquake in Japan. U.S. aid to Japan shows U.S. warships carrying food, clothing and medical supplies to Japan. Japanese newspapers express gratitude. Bombs exploding during World War 2.
Entrance of a memorial with the years 1923 and 1939 posted above the doorway on large wreath. Two German Eagle statues stand on either side. A German military officer is exiting the doorway. Seen are remains of historic beer hall in Munich, associated with the Nazi Putsch in 1923 (Bürgerbräukeller or Burgerbraukeller Hall) that was destroyed by a bomb. The explosion occured 15 minutes after Hitler departed after giving speech there, marking memory of old veterans of the Nazi movement. Six veterans were killed outright and 60 injured in the blast. The building is a shambles, with steel girders collapsed. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler attends funeral ceremony for 8 victims of the bombing. Soldiers hold Nazi flags. Some of the Nazi veterans are seen bandaged with injuries. Hitler and his Deputy Rudolf Hess honor the dead with a Nazi salute. Hitler talks to relatives of the victims. A large wreath is carried bearing the name Adolf Hitler. Funeral procession moves along a road, as Nazi veterans carry the coffins of their comrades. The funeral procession moves through the Siegestor ( Victory Gate) in Munich. Hitler and Hess ride in a car and step down in a small plaza. Nazi movement veterans stand, some with bandaged injuries. Crowds in the streets of Munich. Hitler rides standing in open car as he is cheered by crowds. German bombers fly overhead in formation.