Memorial service for the cyclists who lost their life in World War I in Meriden, England. British men and woman ride bicycle on a street. The riders get off from their bicycles. They assemble near the National Cyclists Monument for memorial services. People pray for the cyclists who lost their life during the war. A young girl seated on shoulders of a man. Priest stands at a platform and prays.
Scenes from the New England Hurricane of 1938 (or Great New England Hurricane) (or Long Island Express) (or The Great Hurricane of 1938). Hurricane hitting U.S. Eastern Seaboard on September 21, 1938. The Coast from New Jersey to New England felt its effect. Cars and people drenched with water in streets. Policemen wade through hip deep water. New York is whipped by 70 mile-an-hour winds and the raging sea pouring tons of water far inland. A man retreats from a dock as waves pour water on him. Outcome of hurricane shows broken ships, downed trees, and devastation at the water front in coastal areas including Atlantic City, New London Connecticut, and Long Island. Firemen in New London Connecticut battle fires. Aerial view of destroyed shoreline and beached boats in New London. Broken cars crushed by fallen trees. Crowds gather to look at damage as a lone sentry guards against looting. Boats along the Atlantic Coast are destroyed. A boat is seen on a road in front of Merkel's Delicatessen. View of a train that was derailed by the hurricane on Long Island. Shot of a car that was carried far off a roadway and impaled on an upright beam.
Scene of boats docked on the Thames River with Houses of Parliament in the background, in England. Scenes related to British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's trip, September 15-16, 1938. to meet Adolf Hitler, at Berchtesgarden,Germany. Chamberlain steps from an airplane. Neville Chamberlain, on September 16, 1938, after returning from Bertchtesgarden. He is seen making his way through a crowd at Heston Airport in London, England, where he speaks into a microphone. Scenes from September 15, 1938, before leaving to meet German Chancellor Adolf Hitler,in Berchtesgarden. Crowds gather on top of the airport building. Cameramen record the event. Police officers and officials stand about waiting for Chamberiain to depart. A British Airways aircraft lands and taxis in at Heston Airport. German Charge d'Affaires, Herr Kordt, Lord Halifax and Prime Minister Chamberlain talk with each other. Chamberlain cuts open a letter, from the King, and reads it, privately. Chamberlain makes a speech , surrounded by microphones, as photographers take pictures. Chamberlain poses beside the airplane. Lord Halifax joins him. Chamberlain doffs his hat and looks about to enter the aircraft.
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon of England at a train station in Paris. French officials shake hands with the British King and the Queen. A railroad train at the train station. English and French troops at the Arc de Triomphe in a parade along the Avenue des Champs-Elysees with the British Royalty and French dignitaries. Parade includes forces from colonies of France and England. Aerial view of parade and ground level views. The King and the Queen in carriages. English troops and French troops march during a parade. In next scene, two years later in 1940, German troops moving in columns under Arc de Triomphe in occupation of Paris. A German officer salutes. View of German soldiers holding guns moving along the Champs-Elysees. Aerial view of the troops moving along the city. Aerial view of buildings. French citizens standing on the sides of a road watch the German troops. Horsemen and troops on carriages moving under the Arc de Triomphe. A German sentry standing in front of the dome of Napoleon at Les Invalides. The Eiffel Tower with camera panning from ground level upward. View of German soldiers at top of Eiffel Tower. The soldiers are seen raising the Nazi German flag atop the Eiffel tower. A German soldier smiling.
In 1938 an American tennis champion John Donald Budge (Don Budge) wins Wimbledon in London, England. Don Budge playing a match. The spectators seated in a stand. He wins the Wimbledon title. Budge shakes hand with United Kingdom tennis player Henry 'Bunny' Austin. From a September 16, 1963 newsreel recounting events 25 years prior.
An Allied propaganda film to solidify Anglo-American solidarity within the ranks as well as to counter Nazi propaganda aimed at weakening the alliance shows British soldiers in Great Britain during World War 2. 1938: in the United States New York Yankees win the pennant in baseball; scene of Yankees team members shaking hands. View of aviator Douglas Corrigan nicknamed Wrong Way Corrigan after his accidental flight from New York to Ireland instead of California as planned. View of trains on the 6th Avenue Elevated (or Sixth Avenue El) before that service was halted in Manhattan New York City. British citizens go about their daily life. Derby horse race in a stadium. A British boy and his father shovel dirt for a backyard garden. Players play a football (soccer) game at Wembley Stadium in England as spectators cheer the 1938 FA Cup Final with Preston North End taking the Cup versus Huddersfield Town as George Mutch scores the winning goal. Scenes in Germany: People cheer for German Chancellor Adolf Hitler and give Nazi salute. Newspaper headlines about Czech occupation. Graves in a cemetery. British Prime Minister Arthur Neville Chamberlain, Adolf Hitler Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini sign the Munich Agreement. Despite a peace agreement Hitler invades Czechoslovakia. People read 'Military Training Act, 1939'. British soldiers march along a road. View of Adolf Hitler smiling and laughing. Artillery is fired. A poster reads 'Britain Declares War on Germany'. Airplanes in flight and drop leaflets over Germany. German airplanes in flight. Parachutists jump from the airplanes. Hitler talks to officers and considers the war to be over. Radio news broadcast of the British declaration of war on Germany by Neville Chamberlain. Many different British citizens and families shown in living rooms and work places gathered around radios to hear the so called "We shall fight on the beaches" speech of Winston Churchill on June 4, 1940.