HMS Glow Worm of British royal Navy seen docked at Funchal, Madeira Island. Salute from ship guns is fired. At the Funchal wharf , Austro-Hungarian Emperor Charles I (Charles I of Austria or Charles IV of Hungary) and his wife Zita, Empress Consort, are seen arriving from the ship during their exile. Police manage crowd of onlookers as Emperor Charles Zita leave a church with a Catholic Priest, and enter a waiting automobile. Views of the Austrian emperor's exile residence exterior and interior, including an ornate living room. Guard on duty outside the residence. Emperor Charles and Zita exit an automobile and walk together as onlookers watch.
British warship, HMS Glow Worm, arrives in Port at Funchal, Madeira Island, carrying Emperor Charles of Austria and his wife Zita, Empress Consort, in exile. The ship fires a salute from its guns. Emperor Charles and his wife, Zita, They debark from a small boat at the Funchal wharf. Policemen control the crowd. Emperor Charles and his wife leave a church, escorted by a Roman Catholic Priest, and get into a car. Exteriors of their residence in exile and interior of a furnished room with harp and statuary. A guard marches outside the building. Emperor Charles and Zita get out of the car and walk. Crowd looks on.
German dirigible Graf Zeppelin starts from Friedrichshaven, Germany during its flight to the United States of America. Graf Zeppelin brought out of its hanger by the ground crew. Large craft moved over the ground by its ground handling crew. The cabin on the dirigible. It takes off from Friedrichshaven and during its flight, sails over river Rhine. Doctor Hugo Eckener, builder of craft and director of the flight in his cabin. German countryside as seen from the dirigible. Passengers at breakfast table inside the cabin. The Madeira Islands amidst the sea. A ship sailing in sea seen from the dirigible. Passengers eating at the dining room. A stabilizing fin damaged during flight.
Various Polynesian people and everyday life in Hawaiian Islands before American involvement in World War 2 and the attack on Pearl Harbor. Women from dominant ethnic backgrounds in Hawaii introduce themselves, including women from Korea, Portugal / Portuguese, China, Phillipines / Filipino, Native Hawaiian, Caucasian / Anglo, Japanese. Narrator describes it as a melting pot. Polynesian children on a long staircase in a village. Group of Hawaiian school children walking to school with some girls wearing Japanese style clog sandals. Diverse crowd of citizens walking on sidewalks of a downtown area of Honolulu near stores and shops. Hawaiian police officer directs traffic. 1930's cars seen on streets. Children in scout uniforms including Girl Scout and Boy Scouts salute. Groups of Hawaiian children playing and relaxing, and seen at desks in school classroom. Graduation ceremony at a high school in Hawaii as graduate young men and women walk by on a stage. Colorful traditions and customs of various cultures in Hawaii are shown. People wearing leis. Women doing various dances including hula and other dancing styles. The Aloha Tower in Honolulu Harbor and scenes of various women from different backgrounds each saying Aloha.
The history of the United States. A pictorial map shows the path followed by Christopher Columbus in 1492 across the Atlantic Ocean. He found a group of islands where other explorers from Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, England, Italy and France found two continents. The representation of the area in the northern continent over which the English and the French fought and the French were defeated. The French gave up their colonies and in 1763 they belonged to England. People in the English colonies at work. English officials during a meet. The workers rebelling against English troops. Farmers, who became soldiers, moving with guns. The army led by George Washington moving against the English Army. The thirteen colonies of the English became independent, during the American Revolution, leading to the birth of American nation.
Sir Ernest Shackleton's last expedition to Antarctica. Ship Quest underway at sea after stopping at Lisbon, Portugal. The Quest underway in the Atlantic Ocean. View from Quest as it passes the five masted sailing ship "France II" (stated as"La France" in the film slates), the largest sailing ship in the world, as it approaches St. Paul Rocks off the coast of Brazil. (France II was built by Chantiers et Ateliers de la Gironde in Bordeaux, and was launched November 9, 1911.)