Several Army cars parked at a turn in the route of the 1919 U.S. Army Motor Transport convoy, in Nebraska. Led by a motocyclist, an army truck of the convoy makes the turn onto a muddy road, where it passes a small canvas-covered wagon mired down at the side of the road. Scene shifts to an army truck preparing to pull another one out of a ditch at th side of the muddy road. Soldiers direct the truck driver as he maneuvers into position.
Soldiers, with the 1919 U.S. Army Motor Transport convoy on their intercontinental journey across America, offload a Holt tractor from the back of a truck, near North Platte, Nebraska. Other trucks of the convoy are passing in the background. Soldiers help straighten the path of a truck being pulled from the mud. The Holt tractor maneuvers and uses a chain to pull a truck out of the mud. The truck is decorated with American flags. Soldiers hook up a chain to another truck stuck in mud. It also displays several American flags. The Holt tractor struggles in attempts to free the truck, but is later seen pulling it successfully along the muddy road. The Holt tractor pulls several trucks, chained in a line behind it, on the muddy road. The last of the trucks displays an Army Corps of Engineers logo and a sign reading,"We need 6000 men. Be one."
Soldiers, with the 1919 U.S. Army Motor Transport convoy, pull cable from a supply truck near North Platte, Nebraska. Closeup of the chain and cable on the back of the truck. Next, soldiers are gathered around one of the convoy trucks with its right wheels off in a ditch. Soldiers hook up chain from the truck to a Holt tractor. View from the front of the truck tipped into the ditch, with chains fastened to it stretched out on the dirt road. Soldiers (unseen) repair side of road by shoveling earth into a ditch from which a truck has just been pulled. Small logs used in the effort are seen near the ditch. Soldiers walk along a dirt road followed by several trucks, chained together, one behind the other. (Another group of convoy trucks is seen in the far background.) View from rear of the chained trucks. One soldier pushes a small wagon towed by the last truck.
The 1919 Motor Transport Corps convoy en route from Washington, D.C., to San Francisco, California. The Convoy of U.S. Army trucks is seen moving slowly, over the Lyons-Fulton Bridge across the Mississippi River at Clinton, Iowa. While crossing the bridge, the convoy is led by an open car displaying an American flag, followed by a bicyclist. Pedestrians walk along side walkway crossing the bridge in the opposite direction. The convoy of Army trucks driving along a highway after crossing the Mississippi. Sign at side of road reads: "Bay State." Sign on one truck reads: "Frisco." Trucks display logo of U.S. Army Corps of engineers. The convoy driving along a road parallel to a railroad line. Next sequence shows one truck attempting to pull another that has been mired down in mud, in Nebraska. After some effort, the truck is successfully pulled out of the mud.
President Franklin D.Roosevelt (FDR) sitting at a desk, reading congratulatory letters and telegrams from supporters. He is surrounded by grandchildren: Curtis Dall,Jr.; Sara Roosevelt; and Anna Eleanor Dall. Next is a closeup of FDR signing a letter thanking Dan V. Stephens for his telegram. (Stephens was Democratic Congressman from Nebraska's 3rd District, 1911-1919. He died in January, 1939.) Scene changes to the lawn at "Springwood," the Roosevelt family estate in Hyde Park, New York, where President and Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt are sitting in wicker lawn chairs. She is knitting, and FDR is paying attention to the grandchildren, Sara and Curtis, who are riding horses,and granddaughter, Sara, on a pony. He talks with Sara. Closeup of Sara. The President is next seen relaxing with his stamp collection. Finally, he is seen sitting by the fireplace, with his mother, Sara Ann Delano Roosevelt.
Several scenes of large map of United States of America. Nebraska is outlined and Omaha (Headquarters location of the U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command (SAC) is highlighted. An arrow points a bold dot representing city of Omaha in Nebraska,United States.