'Retrospect' about the events that led to the present pattern of life in the United States. Host Douglas Edwards, an American television anchor speaks about the past events in America. Crowd of unemployed men gathering in bread lines after the 1929 crash and subsequent Great Depression. A man near a box of apples. The U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt addresses a gathering. The kidnapping of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., the son of the aviator Charles Lindbergh in 1932. Bruno Richard Hauptmann, a German carpenter who abducted the child during the trial. The congressmen at the formation of the Lindbergh Law. Newspapers describe the apprehension or death of notorious gangster criminals, such as Dutch Schultz and Baby Face Nelson. Huey Pierce Long, Jr. a American politician addresses people. Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia appeals to the League of Nations, after his country is attacked by Italy under Mussolini. Adolf Hitler stands. Troops of the German army parade. Scenes from the Spanish Civil War in 1936-1937 as Spanish national forces battle against fascist rebel forces. Spanish Troops fire 75mm field artillery pieces. Bombs being dropped on the buildings. Spanish soldiers marching during the civil war. The Hindenburg disaster takes place on May 6th 1937: The German airship LZ 129 Hindenburg catches fire over the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Manchester, New Jersey. Amelia Earhart the first woman aviator to fly solo holds flowers and is surrounded by people. She went missing in 1937. Cowboy philosopher Will Rogers, alone and with U.S. Vice President John Nance Garner and with aviator Wiley Post (who had patch over one eye). King Edward VIII of Great Britain, abdicating the throne for "the woman I love." People at the German-American Bund Nazi sympathizing gathering including the subduing of objectors on stage, in Madison Square Garden, New York. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, returning from meeting with Adolf Hitler in Munich in 1938. View of Adolf Hitler. German tanks on parade in World War II. an array of artillery guns on display. Railway guns being fired in WW2.
Airship USS Los Angeles at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Lakehurst, New Jersey. USS Los Angeles is towed out from an airship hangar. The nose of the airship. The airship approaches a mast. A close up of the airship. USS Los Angeles is moored to the mast. Men near the gondola of the airship. Insignia of the United States. The hangar in the background. The tail of the airship.
German airship Hindenburg catches fire in Lakehurst, New Jersey. German airship Hindenburg in flight over Lakehurst, New Jersey after a trans Atlantic flight. It flies over the Lakehurst Naval Air Station as it prepares to land with passengers aboard it. Grounds crew lined up on the field. Airship crashes and catches fire while attempting to land at the Naval Air station. Airship burns as ground crew rush to rescue the passengers. The disaster killed 35 people. Steel frame structure of the airship as it burns.
Crash of Hindenburg Zeppelin (airship) at Naval Air Engineering Station at Lakehurst in New Jersey, United States. Hindenburg Zeppelin (airship) in flight to New Jersey. Hindenburg come in for landing at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Crew makes preparation for landing on the ground. Landing lines are dropped form the Hindenburg. Hindenburg Zeppelin bursts into flames and falls to earth. Large smoke rises. Firefighters battle the flames. Remains of worlds largest airship. Ruins of Hindenburg after flames have been extinguished. Wreckage of engines of the large Zeppelin. Nose of the Zeppelin.
The Zeppelin LZ-129, Hindenburg, airship in flight over Lakehurst New Jersey upon arriving on its first flight to the United States. View of huge tail fins with Nazi swastika emblem. Airship being moored at Lakehurst Naval Air Station . Ground crew maneuvers the airship. Side of airship shows letters 'Hindenburg'. Hindenburg moored to tower at Lakehurst base.
German zeppelin Hindenburg (D-LZ129) flies over New York City. Manhattan skyscraper buildings seen below. explodes over Lakehurst, New Jersey. Hindenburg hovers over destination, Lakehurst., New Jersey. Passengers watch from Hindenburg windows.Hindenburg crashes in flames and settles to earth. Men run towards the burning zeppelin to assist survivors. Smoke rises. Men stand around remains of the zeppelin.