The Prototype Cierva C.30 Autogyro (Registry number: G-ACRI) built by Cierva Autogiro Co Ltd.,of Hanworth, Middlesex, UK. It comes in to land on a grass field, under rotor power only, with its forward engine and propeller stopped. The pilot then starts the forward engine and takes off using power from it and the top rotor.
Air-to-ground footage of London Air Park (Hanworth aerodrome), showing hangars and Hanworth Park House in the centre of the grass airfield, plus surrounding houses and A312 Uxbridge Road. Pilot walks toward camera from Pitcairn Model C-130 autogiro G-ACIO. Pilot and others discuss the flight. Pilot poses next to the autogyro.
French civilians, on a boulevard in Paris, France, look on as a pilot boards a British Avro Rota autogyro (Cierva C.30A, British Civil Registration number G-ACWH). The autogyro, one of a dozen built for the British Royal Air Force, by Cierva Autogiro Co Ltd of Hanworth, UK, makes a demonstration takeoff and landing on the boulevard.
A new high capacity steam truck demonstrated at Bluefield in West Virginia, USA. The manufacturer's name, ' THE SENTINEL WAGGON WORKS LTD, SHREWSBURY, ENGLAND ' written on the truck. The loaded truck moves uphill. Additional information on this truck: This is the Sentinel S4 steam waggon, Number 9095. Built 1933 by Sentinel Waggon Works, Shrewsbury, England and exported as a demonstration vehicle to the USA with a works driver. Within a short time the vehicle was involved in an accident and overturned, requiring it to be returned to the UK. Many of the salvageable parts, especially those used to convert it to left hand drive were then fitted to a 6 wheel waggon No 9142 which was sent as a replacement. This vehicle was later purchased by the Pocahontas Coal Company of New Bedford. After a very short working life it was displayed at the Long Island Motor Museum, and Steamtown before being reaptriated to the UK in 2003.
Training exercise and demonstration by the Royal Scots Greys and 2nd Dragoons cavalry in the UK. Bugler sounds an alarm. The cavalry respond. They ride their horses on steep cliffs and over difficult terrain. They cross a 10 foot deep river with strong currents in which their mounts must swim. On the other side, they join with other elements riding through woods.
The Malta Conference in Malta, January - February 1945. The Malta fortification, building and towers. A plane taxis on the Luqa Airport on the island. General Woods, Smith, Marshall and Brehon B. Somervell deplane in Malta. Major General C.P. Woods shakes hands. Lt. General Walter B. Smith met by British Air Commander Whitney Strait. Ambassador W. Abel Hellemen with Major General F. M. Andersen. Arrival of Admiral Ernest J.King at the airport. Field Marshall Sir Harold Alexander, Supreme Allied Commander in the Mediterranean Theater. Admiral Andrew and B. Cunningham greet each other. General George C. Marshall steps off a plane. General Brehon B. Somervell greets England's Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden. On February 2, 1945 an American warship arrives with U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He is saluted by the British Prime Minister Churchill. Sailors on deck. View of the Montgomery House. Combined meeting of U.S. and British Chiefs of Staff at the Montgomery House. The chiefs are seated around a table, military plans agreed upon. A wall map in the background. Delegates leave for another conference. Policemen control the crowds on either sides of a street. A Russian airport near Yalta in the Crimea. A transport plane lands at the airport. Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov greets Allied leaders outside a tent. Edward Stettinius U.S. Secretary of State gets off the plane. UK Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden. The flags of three countries fly over the field: US, UK and Soviet Union. Secretary of State outside the tent. Harry Hopkins arrives. Prime Minister Churchill gets off a UK plane. Kremlin Guards form the guard of honor. Franklin D Roosevelt greeted by Russian reception committee. Daughters of Roosevelt and Churchill talk All the delegates around the transport plane. Delegates salute during the national anthem. British Prime Minister and U.S. President inspect the guard of honor after the national anthem. Kremlin Guards march past in review.