U.S. Ships at port in National City, California. Reconstruction of vessels going on. People work on a ship.
Nineteen year old, Henry Ellsworth Vines, of Pasadena California and opponent George Lott, Jr., of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, battle for 1931 National Tennis Championship at Forest Hills, New York on September 12, 1931, in the 51st U.S. Men's Singles Tennis championship match. They are seen entering the stadium before a capacity crowd, and shaking hands before the match. Views of several strokes and exchanges during the match. At the end, both players meet at the net,shake hands, and walk off the court together. Vines beats Lott (79 63 97 75). Vines poses with trophy.
Loss and damage in the city after race riots in the Watts area of Los Angeles, California, during the Civil Rights movement. Night time views of the streets in the largely African American section in Los Angeles. Smoke and flames rise from buildings. Buildings on fire, set by arson during the riots. Interiors and exteriors of the buildings on fire, spanning many city blocks. Policemen arrest two men and lead them away. The devastated areas in the city, and a few buildings which are left intact. Armed National Guard troops in the streets on patrol to prevent further looting and damage. Damaged buildings on either side of the road. The Watts area of the city where a curfew was put into effect. A soldier with a rifle patrols the area. The remains of buildings in the area. Views from a moving vehicle of block after block of gutted and destroyed buildings. A special task force on alert. Policemen come out of a truck and National Guardsmen exit a bus. A helicopter in flight over the area. The police vehicles on the streets, and police in the streets behind makeshift covers for protection.
A trip to see giant Sequoia Trees or "Sequoia Washingtonia" Giant Forest trees in California's Sequoia National Park. A motorcade of tourists leaves a city hotel for a trip. Open top convertible cars drive through mountainous countryside on dirt roads in California. In the old Gold Rush town of Mariposa the group stops and enters the Mariposa County Courthouse, a mortise-and-tenon Greek Revival courthouse and California's oldest court of law. Sign over entrance reads 'Erected 1854'. A car or vehicle tunnel through a giant Sequoia Tree.
Easter, with its message of hope for mankind, celebrated throughout the Christian world. Sunrise services held in the natural glory of Yosemite National Park by Christians. A water fall at the Yosemite National Park. Easter celebration at Saint Peter's Square, Vatican city, Rome, where half a million people hear Pope Paul VI plead for peace. Pope Paul VI blesses the pilgrims. A large crowd gathers and get Pope's message in South Vietnam. In the United States: People enter the St Denis Parish Catholic church at 157 Washington Street in Westwood, Massachusetts. View of altar and services held inside the St. Denis Parish church as seen from elevated loft position. In California: A sign reads : 'Hollywood Bowl, Eastern Sunrise Service, April 18'. At Hollywood Bowl, California: A large crowd seated in a stadium, listen music and attend Easter services. U.S. President Lyndon Johnson and Mrs. Lyndon Johnson attend services in a small church in Texas. New York has its famous Easter parade on Fifth Avenue.
Japanese army officers examining foreign military equipment. A Japanese worker employing electric drill developed in a Western country. The Japanese freighter, Tatsuno Maru, loading scrap iron at a port in the United States. Other Japanese freighters loading coal and oil for shipment back to Japan. View of the Washington Naval Conference in Memorial Continental Hall, Washington, DC, held in 1921-22 and again in 1927 and 1930, to deal with several lingering issues. Glimpse of Japanese people holding flags while gathered near the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Glimpse of Japanese army troops on parade. Japanese Navy warships at sea. A fleet of Japanese Mitsubishi G3M bombers and Nakajima Ki-27 pursuit planes, parked on an airfield. A loose formation of Ki-27s airborne. Animated map illustrates Japanese fortification of Mariana, Caroline, and Marshall islands in the Pacific. Animated map illustrating China's greater size and population vis-a-vis Japan. Animated map illustrating Japanese occupation of Manchuria in 1931. New York Times newspaper with headline "Japs Seize Manchuria" hovers over fires burning in Manchuria. Other newspaper headlines reporting on Mussolini's invasion of Ethiopia; the Spanish civil war; surrender of Czechoslovakia; invasion of Poland; Nazi assaults on France, Belgium, and the Netherlands; the London Blitz; and Nazi advances against Russia on the Eastern Front. Fnally, a Boston Hearald extra edition headline reports: "Pearl Harbor Bombed." A still photograph of Japanese Baron Tanaka Giichi (on left) with two other dignitaries, circa 1929. Japanese infantry streaming into Manchuria and then celebrating as they walk into local town. A busy street in a Chinese city. Japanese soldiers in Manchuria escorting local prisoners along a street. Animated map illustrating Japananese warships surrounding harbor of Shanghai, China. View from a Japanese ship bombarding Shanghai. Smoke rising from shell striking on Shanghai waterfront. View from land of severely damaged buildings on a street, and a shell exploding in background, as Chinese defenders move to successfully repel the Japanese forces. New map illustrates subsequent Japanese move, annexing Jehol, from occupied Manchukuo, and Korea. Japanese troops entering a town in Jehol. Sun newspaper headline: "League Censures Japan." Chinese diplomat protesting at League of Nations. Japanese troops exiting railroad trains in Jehol. Aisin Gioro Puyi aka Henry Pu Yi, Kangde Emperor (Kang-te Emperor) of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo, is seen saluting Japanese troops on parade. Closeup of Puyi wearing shaded glasses, looking directly into the camera. chiang Kai-shek, with other Chinese officers. Reenactment of barbarian forces riding against China and thwarted by the Great Wall. Many Chinese walking in a long line along the Great Wall. Map tracing the Great Wall across China. Aerial view of the Great Wall from overflying airplane. Japanese troops marching through a city gate; infantry climbing a sheer cliff; and helmeted Japanese soldiers marching past civilians in a city. Map illustrated progress of Chinese unification by year 1937. Japanese officers conferring during occupation. Japanese troops leave a barracks, riding in open trucks. A line of the troop trucks moving along the dirt street of a town. The troops climb from their trucks in the town.