Lester Joseph Gillis nicknamed 'Baby Face Nelson' killed by United States Agents in Niles Center, Illinois. Official stands next to a car on an empty road where Baby Face Nelson was killed. Officer scrapes shells from a tree sprayed with machine gun bullets. Corpse of Lester Joseph in the morgue.
Prewar and early World War 2 conditions of the British in Great Britain. War ammunition for Britain transported from the United States to Britain as part of lend lease plan. Also war materiel sent the other way around from the United Kingdom to the United States, as the war progressed. A map showing the path between the United States and Great Britain through the Atlantic Ocean. Tanks for Russia from Britain. Aircraft and guns for the United States by Lend Lease. Tons of food and clothing in large containers for troops in Britain. Clusters of houses and buildings. Two men on a bridge. A lane in Britain. People in the lane. Tanks prepare for war. British soldiers in uniform. A woman seated at a vanity putting on lipstick makeup. Men and women in the streets in England. A man turns to notice the legs of a woman as she walks by. View of legs of many women walking by, not wearing stockings due to rationing. Brief shot of driver in a car in the United States as he hands his gas ration ticket to the gas station attendant. Back in England, scene as a man goes to a pub for whiskey. The pub keeper laughs at him as there is none. Men in a field harvesting grains for making industrial alcohol. Soldier painting word "Hitler" onto a bomb shell. Cartons of whiskey being transported to the United States as pay for the material that comes in to Britain. A man opens cartons from the U.S. with 'Made in U.S.A.' painted on it. Images of American made industrial machine goods purchased by the British, including machinery signs for "Cincinnati Bickford", "The Ohio Machine Tool Company", "Niles Tool Works, Hamilton Ohio", "The Cincinnati Planer Co.", "American Hole Wizard", and "Barnes Drill Company, Rockford, Illinois" A woman worker moves a large planer or drill press into position. Crane at a ship dock is seen moving a large wooden crate with "Ford" label on it. A man goes to buy cigarettes. A 'No cigarettes today' board. If there were cigarettes he would have paid the cost of the cigarettes and the tax to the shopkeeper. Close up view of coins on a table and large portion going to British taxes to pay for war. A newspaper headline which says "Britain spends 49,000,000 per day on war." Several industrial plants in Britain, with smoke and pollution rising from chimneys and stacks during high output war effort. Laborers working at a construction site, including brick layers, who pay 29% tax. Rich men who pay 97½ % tax: A man in a nice car parked in front of a church. He leads a bride in a wedding gown and possibly the Bride's father toward the doors of the church. Various views of British workers and workmen walking in and out of factories. British citizens in ration lines. Sheep being herded on pasture land in Australia. Vessels in ocean used by the British for supplies to Russia. Aircraft from the U.S. on board a ship, and British troops arriving on a ship dock.
President Rutherford Birchard Hayes' house in Ohio, United States. View of President Hayes's tomb. View of President James Abram Garfield's house in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Tomb and statue of President Garfield. View of the birth place of President William McKinley at Niles, Ohio. Scene shifts to Queen Liliʻuokalani at Royal Parade in Honolulu Hawaii. (Her throne was relinquished to the United States in 1893.) Men, women and children participate in the parade. Queen Liliuokalani reviews the parade and greets dignitaries. Sanford B. Dole, first Governor of Hawaii, views the parade. Hawaiian soldiers parade, followed by United States armed forces. A mounted band plays on horseback.
The U.S. Army Air Corps Alaska expedition flight of 1934. YB-10 aircraft of the Alaska Flight are parked at an airport in Fairbanks, Alaska. Hangars are seen in background. One of the aircraft is starting its right engine. Camera pans the grass field where YB-10 are parked (and a dog stands in the center of the field). The Pan American Airways logo is painted on front of a hangar and "Pacific Alaska Airways" below it. A wind sock is atop the hangar. Scene shifts to Lieutenant Colonel Henry "Hap" Arnold, standing with his aviators in front of a YB-10 airplane. He is receiving a large symbolic "Key to the City," from Fairbanks Mayor, Ernest B. Collins. They shake hands, and Mayor Collins takes his hat off to Colonel Arnold and his fliers. Arnold and Collins pose for a closeup. Camera pans across the Alaska Flight airplanes parked on the field
The U.S. Army Air Corps (USAAC) Alaska Flight of 1934. The YB-10 aircraft of the project after completing their photo-mapping of 21 thousand square miles of Alaska. The aircraft have each been named for leading Alaskan cities and are fueled and ready to fly home. View of the YB-10 flown by Expedition Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Henry Arnold, displaying painted name "City of Fairbanks" and flag containing stars of Big Dipper and Polaris (North Star). The symbol of the expedition is also painted on the fuselages of all the airplanes, consisting of a totem pole topped by an Eagle with two arrows, superimposed on a map of Alaska. Names: Anchorage, Fort Yukon, Tanana, and Kodiak, are seen painted on airplanes. Aviators of the USAAC Alaska Flight pose for a picture in front of a YB-10 aircraft. Lieutenant Colonel Henry Arnold, Commander of the expedition, is in the center of the first row of men. To his right, is a pipe-smoking officer in a campaign hat, holding a puppy Husky dog. Arnold pets the puppy
A film titled 'Navy men' about the training of U.S. Navy recruits at various naval training centers in the United States. The training of United States Navy recruits at U.S. Navy training center in Bainbridge, Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois and Naval Base San Diego in California. Dramatization shows a sailor carrying a rifle and reporting to an officer. A Navy officer climbs up the stairs and walks through a corridor at the U.S. Navy Training Center in Bainbridge, Maryland. The officer orders the sailors to keep their rooms clean and keep their clothes and other belongings in a proper manner. A group of sailors as the officer comes down the stairs. A sailor's parents ask the officer about their son. The officer speaks about the training of U.S. Navy recruits with a sign in the background that reads 'US Navy Training Center'. The sailors carrying rifles perform a drill. Buses arrive at the naval training center and recruits get off the bus. A sign on a building reads 'Welcome into Navy'. The recruits enter the building and line up. An officer instructs the recruits. The officer takes away a magazine from a recruit. The recruits undergo medical examination. A dentist examines the teeth of a recruit. A sign reads 'Clothing issue'. The recruits being issued the Navy uniform. The sailors in their uniforms lined up and an officer briefs the sailors. The officer introduces the sailors to their Company officer. Sailors holding their caps lined up. An officer inspects the sailors. The officer scolds a few sailors for their dirty uniforms. The sailors eat in a mess, study together, march, row a boat. The sailors undergo an obstacle course.