Captain James A Mollison during the World's First 2 way Transatlantic Hop. Captain Mollison boards his small Puss Moth airplane for his return trip from Mineola, New York.. He shows his 10 shilling note before boarding the airplane. The aircraft taxis and takes off from a runway.
American aviator Hillig and Hoiriis take off for a trans Atlantic flight from Mineola, New York. Otto Hillig and Holger Hoiriis stands beside a Bellanca, a high wing monoplane. Hillig stands up in the cockpit as he waves before leaving for a flight from New York to Denmark. A sign on the cockpit reads 'Bellanca 3003 Transatlantic flight, Liberty, New York, to Copenhagen, Denmark. Owner : Otto Hillig, Liberty, New York; Holger Hoiriis, pilot'. Bellanca aircraft takes off.
Otto Hillig and Holger Hoiriis leave on a flight to Denmark in Liberty plane from Mineola, New York. Hillig and Hoiriis stand near Liberty plane. "Bellanca" written on the plane. A man waves. They are cheered by friends of the upstate New York photographer. The plane takes off.
Opening scene shows the White House in Washington, DC. Scene shifts to President Roosevelt seated, ready to address the Nation by radio. View of the statue of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. FDR with his entire family posing, in front of the family home "Springwood" at Hyde Park, New York. Roosevelt, when Governor of New York, seen in a sail boat, in 1929. FDR in his car at his Institute for Rehabilitation in Warm Springs, Georgia. He is speaking with a man associated with the Institute, who then greets several polio victims in wheel chairs there. Crowds celebrating Roosevelt's election, in Times Square, Manhattan, New York City, in 1932. Roosevelt, at the Democratic Headquarters at the Biltmore Hotel on November 8, 1932. He is standing, supported by his son James, as he remarks: "It looks my friends like a real landslide this time." Aerial view of the U.S. Capitol. FDR taking the oath of office on March 4, 1933. A man looking at stock market ticker tape. A group of people raising a National Recovery Administration member flag. Glimpse of "Springwood" and then view of President Roosevelt sitting next to his mother, Sara Ann Delano Roosevelt. Next, as Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt sit in the garden, their grandchildren, Anna Eleanor Dall ("Sistie") and Curtis Roosevelt Dall ("Buzzie") come past riding horses, with granddaughter Sara, behind them on a pony. FDR pets the pony and talks with Sara. FDR being nominated for a second term as President, in the 1936 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. President Roosevelt, riding in an inaugural motorcade as he begins an unprecedented 4th term as President in 1941. Glimpse of President and Mrs. Roosevelt in an open car. West point cadets marching in the inaugural parade. Military trucks towing artillery pieces in the parade. President Roosevelt speaking at the dinner of the White House Correspondents' Association at the Willard hotel in Washington, DC, March 15, 1941. He extols the virtues of Winston Churchill and the British people. And he promises that America will supply them with the war materiel they need (This is known as the Lend Lease Speech.)
The history of famous airplanes. A Bellanca aircraft in Mineola, New York. A small girl christens the aircraft. She breaks a bottle of champagne over the propeller of the aircraft. A crowd in the background. The three crew members of the aircraft - pilot C. D. Chamberlin, navigator L. W. Bertaud and pilot Bert Acosta pose. The aircraft taxis across an airfield. 'Paris' written on a side beneath the front windows. 'Bellance' written on the tail. The aircraft takes off. The aircraft approaches for a force landing after damaging the left landing gear wheel during the take off. The pilot sets the airplane down on the right gear. The airplane slows down, settles back upon the left wheel which collapses. The aircraft wheels around to the left dragging on a wing tip. Spectators run towards the crashed aircraft. The landing gear is repaired.
Golden Gloves preliminary bout in Mineola, New York. A large crowd of spectators gathered to watch a Golden Gloves preliminary bout. Boxers box in a ring during the match. The spectators cheer the boxers. A referee judges the match.