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.
French car race in Le Mans, France. Cars race ahead of each other. People lined up to witness the race. Italian Ferrari driven by U.S. driver Masten Gregory accompanied by Austria's Jochen Rindt, in car No. 21. Cars race at night. U.S. racer Gregory wins the French race in his Italian Ferrari.
Chronicling history of early flight. A German motorless glider early aircraft is launched from atop a hill and flies over bystanders on a field. Short history of the Wright Brothers flights at Kitty Hawk is given, showing planes, hangar, and living quarters for the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina during 1903 to 1908 period. Footage of successful flightby Wilbur Wright in Le Mans France on August 8, 1908. People watch from grandstand as plane flies. Newspaper headlines detail success in Le Mans. Front page of "The North American" is shown with headline "Wright Glides in Air as a Hawk; flies 2.17 Miles in 106 Seconds!"
Nazi Germans defeated and normal life of civilians in France. Precision Bombing: British Lancaster bomber aircraft in flight. View from bomb bay doors as the Lancasters drop bombs on U-boat pens at Brest. Explosions and smoke rise. The aircraft drop bombs over ground installation over enemy area. Canadian troops: Troops advance through a burning coastal town in France. Buildings collapsing and gunfire in streets. Smoke rising. Ruins of destroyed French town are seen. Allied Army tanks advance and fire artillery. German prisoners of war from Wehrmacht 7th and 15th armies being marched under watch by Canadian forces. Among the German prisoners is a 13 year old Russian boy who was forced to work by the Nazis. German prisoners in a soup line and seen drinking from mugs. U.S. Army soldiers in Le Mans: Yanks get welcome by civilians of France. Happy French civilians waving to U.S. forces including a happy young woman who runs forward and pats a U.S. Army tank with her hand. Collaborationists who assisted the Germans are rounded up by French and marched away. U.S. Army soldiers seated at stools in a French bar drink as the bar maid pours more into their glasses. French civilians line up at shops and groceries to buy food and goods in Le Mans. Pictures of General De Gaulle for sale. American women in U.S. Army uniforms look in shop windows at French fashions. Voting cards: U.S. Army troops read pamphlets that read "requirement of soldiers to vote" and "Soldiers Voting". The U.S. Army GI's receive and mail postcards to their homes requesting absentee voting ballots for the upcoming November 1944 election. The soldiers line up to secure their application cards for absentee ballots.
A picture of Wilbur Wright Memorial in Le Mans, France. A still picture of Wilbur Wright Memorial in Le Mans, France which was dedicated on July 17th, 1920.
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.