A plane crash in Independence, Ohio. Wrecked parts of the aircraft. Smoke comes out after the crash. Men observe the damaged parts. They pull out passengers from the plane. The damaged engine, wings and body of the aircraft. Men investigate the crashed aircraft and the area.
1938 Ford cars driven around the Ford Dearborn Test Track in Dearborn, Michigan. Replica of Independence Hall in the background.
Scenes from Nuremberg Trials, including footage of prior events being discussed in the trials. Nazi officer reads an announcement to Hilter and Nazi leadership confirming the March 7, 1936 occupation and remilitarization of the Rhineland by the German Army, and the loyalty of the German Army. German Army rally and parade is held in Nuremberg. Soldiers march and goosestep, along with Nazi leadership such as Hermann Goering, while Hitler speaks assuring peaceful intentions by Germany. German officials Goering, Rader, and von Neurath arrive at special meeting with Hitler and Generals von Blomberg and von Fritsch in November 1937 to plan conquer of Czechoslovakia and Austria. Tall meeting chamber doors under armed guard. Scenes from February 1938 Berchtesgaden meeting arranged by von Papen with Austrian Chancellor Schuschnigg, Hitler, Keitel, and von Ribbentrop walking on grounds. Car approaches Berghof. Guido Schmidt, former foreign minister of Austria seen at the meeting, and then seen on stand testifying at Nuremberg trials concerning Hitler's decision to annex Austria. Scenes of German troops marching and a night-time rally parade in Austria. View of Schuschnigg on March 9, 1938 at podium during meeting announcing a plebiscite vote on Austrian independence. Views of German newspaper headlines denouncing the plebiscite and demanding Schuschnigg's resignation. Crowd surrounds new Chancellor Arthur von Seyss-Inquart with Nazi salutes following Schuschnigg's resignation. Next is scenes of March 12, 1938 German Anschluss annexation of Austria. Initial German forces seen meeting some resistance by Austrian citizens. Germany army rolling into Austria and dismantling border gates. Hitler memo announces intent to annex Czechoslovakia. Operation Green leader Konrad Henlein seen walking in parade with officials. Scenes of Munich Pact signing ceremony. Czech President Hacha walks with Nazi leaders and enters car for meeting to hear German ultimatum. Map shows lands grabbed by German
In 1938, Marilyn Meseke wins Miss America title held in the United States. The contestants wearing costumes lined up. Miss Ohio Marilyn Meseke wins. Marilyn with Miss America crown. The winner poses with a sash.
Willys automobile company makes post war use of military jeeps as tractor, light truck and passenger car, in Toledo, Ohio. Men drive military jeeps out of a building. Jeeps used as tractor for attachments of plower and harvest machine. Jeeps used as a sack making machine. conveyor belts attached to the jeeps. Jeep being used as shredder and independent power unit.
Bessie Pastor and husband Michael Berliney create synthetic ice in their Toledo, Ohio home lab. The substance is poured into molds and blocks of synthetic ice are manufactured. Masons join blocks and smoothen them out to build skating floor. Children,men and women wearing skates take a test run on the synthetic ice flooring. April 1938.