Rescue operations underway for crew of sunken submarine SMS Thetis (N25) at Liverpool Bay, England. Rescue fleet in the area and more boats approaching. Airplanes in flight over the Bay. Posters on wall at waiting area where families wait for news. Helicopter flies over rescue ships. Man demonstrates breathing apparatus and life jacket equipment like that available to the sailors on the stricken submarine. Picture of interiors of the submarine. Survivors being taken in a car. Wife of submarine commander speaks. Relatives of passengers aboard the submarine wait for news. A large ship anchored beside the partially submerged wreckage of the submarine.
Air Minister Sir Kingsley Wood arrives at an airplane plant in Liverpool, England. Sir Wood arrives to inspect production of fast bombers. Men and women working inside the factory. Sir Wood along with other dignitaries inspecting the work. Semi completed airplanes inside the factory.
Camera pans over still images of late 19th and early 20th Century immigrants to America. One group photo shows men standing around women seated. Voice of an old man, from Liverpool England, narrates as camera shows more views of immigrant families. Scene shifts to that man speaking of the hardships and poverty of immigrants he witnessed passing through the port of Liverpool, England.
A woman flies a small airplane in Liverpool, England. A young woman pulls a small 'airplane roadster' across an airfield. She poses with a small dog at the airplane, then places some golf club luggage in a rear compartment of the fuselage, and a briefcase or suitcase in a front compartment. Her dog is sitting in the airplane. The woman places a large suitcase in a forward fuselage compartment, climbs in the cockpit, checks her makeup in a mirror, and then takes off. People standing near a car watch. (This is a Comper Swift monoplane, filmed at Hooton Park, near Liverpool, where these planes were made. Probably the first one built, filmed for publicity, It is powered by a 40 hp ABC Scorpion piston engine. Later versions had a more powerful radial engine.)
U.S. Army General John Joseph Pershing visits Liverpool, England. John Joseph Pershing walks on deck of transport Baltic. He talks to his colleague. He takes off his cap and poses. People on a gangplank. He disembarks with staff from the ship. He inspects honor guard at Liverpool. The transport Baltic underway at sea. John Joseph Pershing with other officers on the deck of the ship. The American flag on a flagpole. Officers salute. John Joseph Pershing is greeted by officers. He walks with other officers while reviewing troops.
U.S. troops reach Liverpool before Allied invasion of Western Europe in World War 2. U.S. transport ship arrives at Liverpool and Allied troops disembark. A band play at harbor. U.S. sailors on streets of London. Officers and MPs (Military Police) outside servicemen's clubs in London. Various servicemen's clubs in the city. Group of MPs on street.