A United States troop transport ship at sea during the first World War. U.S. Army troops (aka dough boys) aboard the ship. U.S. Army soldiers march in formation in a large city square area in Europe (likely France) holding rifles during World War 1. United States troop ships being loaded with American soldiers for World War I, and scenes of U.S. troops in WWI marching in the streets of a European city. Scenes from earlier during combat in the war. World War I allied soldiers on battle front in France. Soldiers run to a bomb crater area for shelter when crossing no man's land. Soldiers fire artillery. Artillery shells explode. Allied soldiers running across a battlefield as tanks run beside them toward the German enemy. People wave U.S. flags as First World War war ends with Armistice. Large crowd gathers in New York celebrating WWI armistice. Newspaper held high by a man with headline "Germany Surrenders". Views in the United States of hard times in American towns after World War I ended and war industries were no longer providing money. View of forests. Girl draws water from a well. Man and a boy operate a grindstone sharpening a saw. Farmers plowing fields with horse drawn plows during great depression era. People do agricultural works at fields. Negro farmers at cotton office. Cattle in field. Man and a woman milk cows with hands. Man pours milk in vessels. Milk processing before bottling including pouring milk through a cooling device. Men on tractor at fields. A board reads 'For the common defense'. Views of a factory. A man operates a switch on a switchboard for generating electricity. Views of a power generation plant. Narrator describes how America will prevent a slide into hard financial times again after World War 2 ends. From a 1942 production with footage from 1917 through 1942.
Cuban freedom fighters in exile in the U.S. and Mexico. New York encircled on the U.S. map. The freedom fighters' leaflets holds up a baseball game at the Yankee Stadium in New York. Players on a baseball field. Miami encircled on the U.S. map. Castro raises funds for the revolution in Miami. Police and officials inspect arms confiscated from the revolutionaries. Mexico City and Quintana encircled on a map. A huge war chest is raised in Mexico City. Castro buys arms and a 58 foot yacht equipped to carry fourteen people in Quintana. Ammunition dumped into a carton. Aerial view of an island. Wheel house on Castro's boat that goes aground Officers and men on the boat. The radio operator sends a message dictated by an officer. Soldiers load ammunition, stand guard, and enter the gates. Some of Castro's men escape to the Sierra Maestra Mountains. A woman lays flowers on a revolutionists' grave, killed during the ambush by Batista's men. Men with load on horses. They cross a stream. A man with a machine gun. Soldiers advance in the jungle, talk to civilians and rest. Soldiers eat fruits, including girls who have joined Castro's movement. Fidel Castro seated in a chair while a man trims his hair. Soldiers shoot at a plane in the sky. A soldier loads his rifle. A woman stitches a shirt with the name 'JULIO' on it. A woman dries clothes on a clothes line.
Thousands of citizens march in Mexico City demonstrating for Mexico to declare war against the Axis powers in World War 2. They converge on the main plaza (Zócalo) where President Manuel Ávila Camacho stands on the balcony of the Presidential Palace, with his wife, Doña Soledad Orozco García de Ávila Camacho, and members of his staff. View from a high point overlooking the plaza, showing thousands massed with the Mexico City Cathedral in the background. Narrator states that citizens protest against axis sinking of unarmed mexican ships. Flags of the United States, and allied flags are displayed. Flags are waved in salute for their dead comrades, by Survors of the SS Potrero del Llano, a Mexican ship torpedoed by the German submarine, U-564, on May 13, 1942. Camera pans over the square filled with people and banners. Next, President Camacho is seen asking the Mexican Chamber of Deputies for a declaration of war. People on the streets (some sitting on street lamps) listen to the broadcast over loudspeakers. Mexican Army soldiers seen in helmets. Uniformed troops line a sidewalk. Deputies applaud after unanimously approving the declaration of war.
Alliance of Progress initiated by U.S. President John F. Kennedy to establish economic cooperation between North and South America. The exhibition of the program is inaugurated in Mexico City. Aerial view of the historical monuments in Mexico city. Aerial view of the Opera House, Torre Latinoamericana, Angel of Independence and other landmarks in the City. Traffic on streets. People crowd outside the exhibition hall. A poster of U.S. President John F. Kennedy at the entrance. President of Mexico Adolfo Lopez Mateos inaugurates the exhibition. Other dignitaries stand in the background. People stand in front of the Kennedy's poster. 'USA' hanged in between two poles. The dignitaries standing in front of the poster. A flag of Mexico flutters in the breeze. People inside the exhibition hall. A sign reads 'Alliance for Progress'. The poster of the President of Mexico Adolfo Lopez Mateos, U.S. President and other people the visitors look at the posters that are exhibited. The visitors looking at the posters. A model of an aircraft. Two women explaining to the visitors. A sign reads 'Visit United States'. People look at the U.S. from a screen. Two women distribute pamphlets. They promote tourism. A dignitary inaugurates the tourism department. People crowd outside the U.S. tourism department. A dignitary looks into a paper and speaks. A wall map in the background. The dignitary speaking and people listen to him. Posters on a revolving structure depicting the places that can be visited in the United Sates. Mexico President with other dignitaries look at the exhibition. The visitors visitors in the hall look at several things displayed.
U.S. Army Air Forces aircraft on a practice mission in New Mexico during World War II. Bombardiers load bombs on B-24 Liberator bombers. The bombers drop bombs over target in New Mexico. Bomb bursts on target.
Scenes of the South Western region of the United States. A map shows Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado. Scenic sweeping wide views of Mountains, plains and canyons in the United States in lofty mountainous area. View of the Grand Canyon. Tourists visit ruins. Ruins of Aztec dwellings in the Chaco Canyon area. The Pueblos at Santa Fe. Native American Indian Navaho Indians weave rugs. Indian Men and cowboys on wheel carts and horses in a dry area. Women sow seeds in the farm. Cattle grazing and Sheep graze in a field. A copper mine.