Cadets of the Infantry and Cavalry receive instruction at the military academy at Modena, Italy. Troops reviewed by officer. Cadets wear uniform and march on road. Officers standing atop hill read maps. Italian soldiers climb hill with a tower in the background. Troops advance on snow covered surface.
'Retrospect' about the events that led to the present pattern of life in the United States. Host Douglas Edwards, an American television anchor speaks about the past events in America. Crowd of unemployed men gathering in bread lines after the 1929 crash and subsequent Great Depression. A man near a box of apples. The U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt addresses a gathering. The kidnapping of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., the son of the aviator Charles Lindbergh in 1932. Bruno Richard Hauptmann, a German carpenter who abducted the child during the trial. The congressmen at the formation of the Lindbergh Law. Newspapers describe the apprehension or death of notorious gangster criminals, such as Dutch Schultz and Baby Face Nelson. Huey Pierce Long, Jr. a American politician addresses people. Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia appeals to the League of Nations, after his country is attacked by Italy under Mussolini. Adolf Hitler stands. Troops of the German army parade. Scenes from the Spanish Civil War in 1936-1937 as Spanish national forces battle against fascist rebel forces. Spanish Troops fire 75mm field artillery pieces. Bombs being dropped on the buildings. Spanish soldiers marching during the civil war. The Hindenburg disaster takes place on May 6th 1937: The German airship LZ 129 Hindenburg catches fire over the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Manchester, New Jersey. Amelia Earhart the first woman aviator to fly solo holds flowers and is surrounded by people. She went missing in 1937. Cowboy philosopher Will Rogers, alone and with U.S. Vice President John Nance Garner and with aviator Wiley Post (who had patch over one eye). King Edward VIII of Great Britain, abdicating the throne for "the woman I love." People at the German-American Bund Nazi sympathizing gathering including the subduing of objectors on stage, in Madison Square Garden, New York. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, returning from meeting with Adolf Hitler in Munich in 1938. View of Adolf Hitler. German tanks on parade in World War II. an array of artillery guns on display. Railway guns being fired in WW2.
The Corpo Celere, a newly formed mobile Unit for advance reconnaissance in Italy. Cavalry marches with flags in hands. They advance uphill. Cyclists on dirt road. Machine gunners take their place in bushes. Horse artillery crosses a water stream and moves uphill.
The Corpo Celere, a newly formed mobile Unit for advance reconnaissance in Italy. Motor drawn artillery. Vehicles tow artillery on dirt road. Italian troops check wheels of the vehicles. Vehicles advance uphill. Soldier comes down hill with two flags in hand. Motor drawn artillery comes down hill.
The Corpo Celere, a newly formed mobile Unit for advance reconnaissance in Italy. Italian troops prepare antiaircraft guns on ground. They check equipment. Officers prepare chart. Troops check anti aircraft guns on armored vehicles.
The Corpo Celere, a newly formed mobile Unit for advance reconnaissance in Italy. Signal troops climb a rocky mountain with the help of ropes. They send messages through an instrument and take readings wearing headphones. Cavalry marches on dirt road.