Ice skating in La Crosse, Wisconsin. A huge crowd stands on the snow covered ground. Amateur ice skaters compete. Crowd cheers the boys and girls. Cars parked on the road in the background.
Scenes from the beginning of the Roosevelt Administration in 1933 through 1942, in World War 2. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt waving with President Roosevelt, from a balcony. In a different sequence, she is seen modeling clothes, for photographers, and sitting with another woman, as she prepares her daily newspaper column, entitled:"My Day." She is seen horseback riding, with companions, in a wooded park. Crowd fills the area around the Lincoln Memorial and reflecting pool, as African American contralto, Marian Anderson, descends steps of the memorial and begins her famous Easter Sunday concert, on April 9, 1939. First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, is seen sitting with Secretary of the Interior, Harold L. Ickes, in the audience. Mrs. Roosevelt testifying before a congressional committee regarding conditions of the aged. Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt sitting in a garden where she knits while he works over some papers. Grandchildren run to them. Eleanor Roosevelt with King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, in London, 23 October 1942, viewing destruction wrought by the Nazi Blitz in World War 2. Eleanor Roosevelt in her Red Cross uniform, visiting soldiers at a U.S. Army hospital, during the war.
A United States troop transport ship at sea during the first World War. U.S. Army troops (aka dough boys) aboard the ship. U.S. Army soldiers march in formation in a large city square area in Europe (likely France) holding rifles during World War 1. United States troop ships being loaded with American soldiers for World War I, and scenes of U.S. troops in WWI marching in the streets of a European city. Scenes from earlier during combat in the war. World War I allied soldiers on battle front in France. Soldiers run to a bomb crater area for shelter when crossing no man's land. Soldiers fire artillery. Artillery shells explode. Allied soldiers running across a battlefield as tanks run beside them toward the German enemy. People wave U.S. flags as First World War war ends with Armistice. Large crowd gathers in New York celebrating WWI armistice. Newspaper held high by a man with headline "Germany Surrenders". Views in the United States of hard times in American towns after World War I ended and war industries were no longer providing money. View of forests. Girl draws water from a well. Man and a boy operate a grindstone sharpening a saw. Farmers plowing fields with horse drawn plows during great depression era. People do agricultural works at fields. Negro farmers at cotton office. Cattle in field. Man and a woman milk cows with hands. Man pours milk in vessels. Milk processing before bottling including pouring milk through a cooling device. Men on tractor at fields. A board reads 'For the common defense'. Views of a factory. A man operates a switch on a switchboard for generating electricity. Views of a power generation plant. Narrator describes how America will prevent a slide into hard financial times again after World War 2 ends. From a 1942 production with footage from 1917 through 1942.
Oahu Railway and Land Company locomotive No. 76 departs Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard with commuter train for Honolulu. Passenger cars with freight doors had been previously converted to "can cars" by the OR&L and returned to passenger service after the Dec. 7th 1941 attack. Style of blackout headlight indicates 1942. Cars and trucks on road stop near a railway crossing. Men pass the crossing. Palm leaves near a sea shore.
A film titled 'The Life and Death of The USS Hornet' dedicated to the workers of America's shipyards and war plants during World War II. The Capitol building in Washington DC. U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt gathered at press conference to announce the bombing of Tokyo Japan by Doolittle Raid forces in April 1942. Reporters run out to phones and typewriters. A man at NBC microphone in 1943. The headlines of newspapers read 'Japs Murder Doolittle's Fliers'. American people listen to radio broadcasts, gathered at work and in living rooms around radios to hear the radio news. They buy newspapers at newstands. Headline of newspaper reads "Carrier Hornet was Shangri-La". Workers at shipyard, factories, machine shops. Men and women war workers of varying ages and races, including white, Japanese-American, and African-American seen welding, machining, and working to buld the ship and its parts. Scenes from the launching of USS Hornet CV-8 in December 14, 1940, with sponsor Annie Reid Knox at the launching.
The role of women in the armed forces in the United States. A U.S. Army sniper fires a 1903 Springfield rifle on the Korean front. A woman in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) inspecting such a rifle in the U.S. Patton Tanks moving up a hilly road in Korea. A WAC testing the turret of a Patton tank. U.S. Army women at desks as they work with Army men in an office. Picture depicts Molly Pitcher wife of a fallen U.S. Revolutionary War artilleryman. Depiction of George Washington at desk. Depiction of Clara Barton, an American nurse with a wounded soldier. Reenactment of Clara Barton working with another women. A man holds the flag of the American red cross. Wright Brothers aircraft in flight. Women in long dresses pushing an early model of car. A World War I charge, and troops in trenches. American women assembling belts of machine gun bullets during World War I. A nurse tending a wounded soldier. A woman nurse helping place a wounded soldiers into an ambulance in Europe, in World War I. Nurses in an operating theater in a hospital. Women march in victory parade at end of World War I. Women's suffrage demonstration by suffragettes in front of the White House and then women and men entering a polling place to vote around time of of 19th amendment giving women the right to vote. Aviatrix Amelia Earhart climbing down from an airplane. Swimmer Gertrude Ederle on an award stand. U.S. Navy Vought SB2U-2 planes in flight as they drop bombs. Scene of Pearl Harbor attack by Japanese during World War 2. Army nurses look out from deck of ship in World War II. Soldiers fire artillery. View of mountains and scenes of combat on islands in the Pacific during WWII. General Mark Clark awards nurse Silver Star medal. Repatriated Army nurses, who were prisoners, are loaded onto an aircraft by means of a fork lift. In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs legislation establishing the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC). Secretary of State George Marshall and others witness the signing. Depiction of Godess Athena. Women volunteering for WAAC move in a line carrying bags. American women in military uniform marching. WAAC volunteers being processed. Women receive physical exams and receive inoculations. WAAC personnel being trained: working on X rays, in laboratories, food service, and radio work. Women on board warships in World War 2.