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.
The AAU championships at Randall's Island. Hal Davis, fastest man in the world, wins 100 meters. Bill Cummins wins 110 meters hurdles from Joe Batiste. Al Blozis wins the Shot, and Cornelius Warmerdam wins the Pole Vault . The winners seen. Huge crowd gathered to watch the event.
War Parade on Fifth Avenue, in New York City, United States. Soldier, in pith helmet, walks with a young boy in uniform.A float with beauty queens from South and Central American countries. A dinosaur-dragon float, representing the Axis powers. A float portraying the devastation and suffering at Bataan and Corregidor. A float showing George Washington rolling up his sleeves, and lined all around with soldiers, sailors,Marines, air raid wardens, and the like. An open car, surrounded by motorcycle policemen, carrying Parade Grand Marshal, Lieutenant General Hugh A. Drum, and a New York City official. A float of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, depicting Stalin on a white horse, and a sign saying: "Victory in 1942." A float with Soldiers,Sailors, Marines, American flags, and pretty women, with sign reading: " Sign Your War Bond Pledge June 14-24." United States flags fly on the buildings. A contingent of Norwegian Air Force, followed by Norwegian sailors and a large float of a ship, with sign reading: "Norway's Seamen, Norway's Front Line Soldiers, 3rd Largest Fleet in United Nations." A float of Belgium. Contingent of Greeks, led by one dressed as ancient Athenian warrior, followed by group carrying a small replica of the Parthenon.They are followed by Greek women in traditional costumes of Amalia and men in traditional uniforms of Evzone. A huge crowd gathered on the sidewalk. Marchers carry placards 'Destroy Hitlerism'.
Launch of two aircraft carriers and a battleship in the United States during World War II. People gathered at shipyards of New York Shipbuilding Corporation for the launch of the USS Belleau Wood (CVL-24). Sponsor Mrs. Thomas Holcomb seen with U.S. Marine Corps General Thomas Holcomb. Mrs. Holcomb christens the ship as it launches. Scene shifts to Fore River Shipyard in Massachusetts and launching of the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17). The aircraft carrier slides down skids into the water. Scene shifts to Philadelphia Naval Shipyard on the same day, December 7, 1942, as the launching ceremony for the Battleship USS New Jersey (BB-62). Carolyn Edison, wife of New Jersey Governor Charles Edison is seen christening the ship and it then slides into the water. Two boats underway in the background assist with positioning the Battleship.
New York City Hall in Lower Manhattan, between Broadway, Park Row, and Chambers Street. View across City Hall Park to the City Hall. The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) building with a flag flying on top is shown. The New York high rise buildings. 1942.
From the Ford Motor Company produced film, "Scenes From the World of Tomorrow" documenting the 1939-1940 World's Fair in New York City. View of buildings of the New York World's Fair of 1940. The Brooklyn Bridge. Aerial view of Manhattan Island, New York City. Skyscrapers of New York City including the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building. New York Harbor and ships in the harbor. View of the buildings of the New York Worlds Fair in the distance in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, as seen from high in a skyscraper of New York City. The Fair's Trylon and Perisphere stand out. People walk along the sides of fountains and waterways at the fair. Crowds milling about, bands marching, dancers performing. Flags of many nations flying on the flag poles. Celebration of the 150th anniversary of George Washington, as the first President of the United States and a statue of George Washington. A bus moves on the street. Fountains and a small bridge near a waterway. Pavilions of nations of England, Japan, and Italy. The USA building and some of the buildings of U.S. States including Maine and Florida. Fountains and waterways of the fair. Woman and two girls eat ice cream cones. A Raymond Loewy - designed S1 experimental streamlined locomotive created for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Pavilions of American Telephone & Telegraph and of United States Steel Corporation, also of Westinghouse, Goodrich, Chrysler, and General Motors.