Opening scene shows some Italian statesmen and naval officers boarding the Italian royal yacht Trinacria, anchored in the harbor, at Gaeta, Italy. Next, British King Edward VII, Queen Alexandra and daughter, Princess Victoria, are seen posing on the Trinacria's deck, with Italian King Victor Emmanuel III, who is engaged in conversation with the British monarch. Princess Victoria is the center of attention of a group of Italian naval officers. King Edward VII lights a cigarette, throws his match overboard, and smokes while the group continues posing for pictures. He shakes hands with an elder Italian statesman. The two kings converse and Victor Emmanuel III speaks to one of his officials, as Edward VII continues to meet members of the Italian party. (Reportedly, lunch was served in the saloon of the Trinacria, after which King Edward,Queen Alexandra and Princess Victoria returned to the British Royal Yacht, HMY Victoria and Albert III, and sailed to Naples.)
United States troops and equipment advance in Gaeta, Italy during World War 2. Aerial views of the damage caused to buildings in Gaeta from bombings. Damaged buildings in the city. Debris in the streets. Troops, half tracks and artillery roll through the ruins.
The Italian Campaign during World War II. An American soldier inspects a damaged German Kettenkrad tracked motorcycle abandoned at a roadside. Allied truck, jeeps, halftracks, and towed field artillery moving along a road. Sign on road near destroyed buildings identifies Highway 7 and points to towns of Gaeta, Velletri, Albano, Genzano, and Rome. U.S. Sherman tank on road passing bombed out buildings. Allied military ambulances on the road. More views of destroyed buildings. A damaged Sherman tank. A damaged German tank. A U.S. soldier climbs out his bunker carved out of rubble.
A pilot wearing a 1907 uniform walks up to a Bleriot XI aircraft. The pilot climbs into the cockpit of the aircraft. View from tail, up the length of the plane, toward pilot in cockpit. Close up views of the pilot as he works the tail rudder and elevator controls of the parked plane.
Evolution of United States Air Force uniforms in the United States. A captain wearing a 1907 uniform approaches Bleriot XI aircraft. He does a preflight checking of the aircraft. He puts on a flying jacket and a parachute. He gets into the cockpit.
Floods in Pennsylvania. People walk on a street. The men removing debris, with shovels, from streets after the flood. A man points with a stick on the old high water mark from Johnstown flood in15 March 1907 and new high water mark. The cars lined up on a snow covered field. A man digging snow from the front of wheel of an old car. Men with shovels clearing snow from Johnstown streets. The men removing debris in snow fall. Water flowing on streets. Men walk on the street. Men unload food supplies from a truck. The victims stand in a line to receive food.