Model ships of London's Model Boat Club being put on display and competing in Round Pond, Kensington Gardens, London. Crowd gathered at the pond to watch the proceedings. Model Boat Club members operate scale model replicas of famous ocean liners and attempt to maneuver them between floating obstacles.
Kensington Town Hall basement being made bombproof in London, England. Group of men place sandbags on windows in the basement of the American Embassy. Workers fill sand into bags with the help of spades.
Kensington Town Hall basement being made bombproof in London, England. Workers fill sand into bags with the help of spades. Group of men place sandbags on windows in basement of the American Embassy. People carrying sandbags on their shoulders. Old man helps to fill sandbags. Board reads 'Underground, Charing Cross'.
Thomas Edison with his original tin foil phonograph (recording and playing device), that was produced in December 1877. Edison stands near a NBC microphone and shows operation of his tinfoil phonograph, also referred to in press of the late 1800s as a Talking Machine. This footage was shot on the occasion of a recognition ceremony for Edison on October 20, 1928, where he was also presented the Congressional Gold Medal by President Calvin Coolidge. This original tinfoil phonograph had been given by Edison in 1880 to a representative of the English Patent Office who visited the Menlo Park lab. The machine had been exhibited in England. It was repatriated for this 1928 event by the South Kensington Museum in London. British diplomat Ronald Ian Campbell, partially visible on the left in this footage, presented the phonograph back to Edison. Today it is on display at the Edison National Historic Site in West Orange, New Jersey.
German Chancellor Adolf Hitler reoccupies the Rhineland and denounces the Locarno Pact in 1936. The signing of the Locarno Treaties in London, England in 1925. Officials arrive at the building where the Locarno Treaties are to be signed. Chancellor Hans Luther of Germany affixes his signature to the Locarno Treaty assuring peace to all the principal countries of Europe. At the head of the table in the center are Stanley Baldwin and Sir Austin Chamberlain, leaders of the British Delegation. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler violates the Treaty of Versailles on 7th March 1936 by sending German military forces into the Rhineland, a demilitarized zone along the Rhine River in western Germany. German troops march over the Hohenzollern bridge in Cologne, Germany. The troops march along a road. Cologne Cathedral in the background. A German crowd cheers as the troops parade. Swastika banners hang from buildings. German troops parading in Dusseldorf. The troops on horseback and horse-carriages pass along narrow streets of Dusseldorf. Parading troops are cheered by a crowd in Frankfurt am Main. German troops parade in front of a building during a wreath laying ceremony followed by Chancellor Hitler and other Nazi officials. Newspaper headlines about Hitler denouncing the Locarno Pact. A government minister with press. French Prime Minister Albert Sarraut at a microphone reassures the security of France. Belgium soldiers march along a street.
Athletic events at the 1936 track events between the USA and Great Britain in London, England, United Kingdom. The athletes of various participating nations during the march-past. Athletes on the mark for the men's race to begin. They run along the track, while the spectators cheer.