The Balbo fleet in flight commanded by Italian Air Minister at Lough Foyle, Londonderry, Ireland. Spectators watch as the flying boats land on water surface. The Balbo fleet arrives from Amsterdam and is on way to Chicago. Officials get off from a boat and are greeted by dignitaries. The Balbo fleet in formation on water surface.
Street scene in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, shows American Red Cross Service Club, next to a florist shop, on Shipquay Place, Derry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Civilians walk past on the sidewalk. A bicyclist passes in the street. Several U.S. sailors come out of the passage to the club. A U.S. Marine and a sailor stop to look in the florist shop window. Sign in window reads: "We Can Send Flowers by Wire to U.S.A. & Canada." A bus passes. Two men pass with a pushcart. A marine stops to chat with the sailors at the club entrance. Another bus passes. A bus stops and U.S. sailors and marines run to catch it as it pulls out, without success. They return to the sidewalk by the Northern Bank building. Later, sailors are seen boarding a another bus parked at the curb.
Three U.S. Sailors are seen asking bus information from a policeman in front of the Northern Bank building on Shipquay Place, Derry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, during World War 2. He converses with them and points toward a bus stop (not seen) and checks his watch as they leave, following his directions. Scene shifts away, from Northern Ireland, to the newly opened American Rainbow Corner Red Cross Club at 23 Shaftesbury Avenue, W.I., London, England. U.S. soldiers mingle with English civilians on the street and sidewalks. Many soldiers enter the club. Civilian vehicles drive along Shaftsbury Avenue. A civilian in front of the club hands out travel brochures and tickets to servicemen. A group of U.S. soldiers strolls out of the club. Closeup of the American flag flying at front of the club. Soldiers relax and smoke in the sunshine in front of the club.
Amelia Earhart Putnam gets out from her airplane. Crowd greets Amelia in Londonderry, Ireland as she ends her 2026-mile flight from Newfoundland. She is the first woman to ever fly alone across the ocean.
A crowd of men standing at the shore in Portmarnock in Ireland. The plane of Australian aviator Charles T. P. Ulm sunk in soft sand. Three men injured while trying to raise it from soft sand for the preparation of his take off across Atlantic to New York.
A panorama of the Irish countryside, sheep grazing. A map of Ireland is seen. Crowds, double decker buses, and vehicles on city streets of Belfast Northern Ireland. Statue of Lord Carson at Parliament. Activities in linen industry. Riveters and welders at work in a shipyard. Protestant Orangemen seen. A painting revering the King and Queen of England. Orangemen in dress costume in a July 12 annual parade celebrating victory at Battle of the Boyne. Custom officials on the Eire-North Ireland border. Narrator talks about the recently independent Eireann and its people who are independent in thought and speech. Irish farmers with horse carts loaded head down a road. Farmers and business men talk in streets of Ireland and strike deals. Horses and carts among the men. An Irish boy standing with a group of sheep. Pastures and bucolic and scenic views of farms and villages in rural Ireland. Men and women spinning wool and weaving.