Auto racers drive for 24 hours and thrill crowd in Le Mans, France. The racing cars at the starting spot and the race starts. A board reads 'Bougie champion'. The drivers drive on sharp turns and darkened straight-ways. Spectators stand on side of the racing track and cheer. The car race finishes. A man gives signal for the finish of the race. The drivers seated in cars.
Development of first airplane by Wright brothers. Wilbur Wright flies in his plane at record breaking altitude, in France. Snowy mountain range as seen from the Wright Flyer.
Film opens showing a Paris street scene. Cars and buses pass on the streets. A man peruses publications on a newsstand. Camera moves to the newsstand. Trafic flows past. Pedestrians walk past. Customers patronize the newsstand.Camera moves across the street to reveal flowers on a Chestnut tree looming above the newsstand. Scene shifts to the flower market on the Cite Island in Paris. The Palais de Justice; La Conciergerie; Tour de l'Horloge are in the background. Vendors bring wares to the flower stands. Views of patrons walking amongst the various flower stalls.
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon of England at a train station in Paris. French officials shake hands with the British King and the Queen. A railroad train at the train station. English and French troops at the Arc de Triomphe in a parade along the Avenue des Champs-Elysees with the British Royalty and French dignitaries. Parade includes forces from colonies of France and England. Aerial view of parade and ground level views. The King and the Queen in carriages. English troops and French troops march during a parade. In next scene, two years later in 1940, German troops moving in columns under Arc de Triomphe in occupation of Paris. A German officer salutes. View of German soldiers holding guns moving along the Champs-Elysees. Aerial view of the troops moving along the city. Aerial view of buildings. French citizens standing on the sides of a road watch the German troops. Horsemen and troops on carriages moving under the Arc de Triomphe. A German sentry standing in front of the dome of Napoleon at Les Invalides. The Eiffel Tower with camera panning from ground level upward. View of German soldiers at top of Eiffel Tower. The soldiers are seen raising the Nazi German flag atop the Eiffel tower. A German soldier smiling.
An aircraft crash in East of Le Mans, France. Men in uniform with guns rush to the area of the aircraft crash. A plane area with trees around. The parts of the aircraft in fire. Smoke rises from the fire at several places. Water sprayed to extinguish the fire. Several men look on. The half clad body of a man on the ground with blood. A soldier attends to the man. The soldier lays his ear to the chest of the man. Several soldiers and men stand around and watch.
Le mans auto race in Le mans, France. Views of sports race cars. Spectators watch the race. Sports cars on the racing track. Ecurie Ecosse driven by Ron Flockhart wins the race. The team members celebrate the British victory.