The airborne "City of Chicago" airplane circling the Sky Harbor Airport, at Northbrook, Illinois, setting a new flight endurance record. A large number of people gathered at the airport looking skywards. Stinson SM-1 aircraft, known as "Big Ben," flown by their brothers Albert and Walter, refuels City of Chicago in mid air. After refueling is complete, the hose is seen to drop free from the "City of Chicago." One of the Hunter brothers on the nose of "City of Chicago" as he inspects an engine. Civilians look at the sky.
Brothers John and Kenneth Hunter fly over the Sky Harbor airport,Northbrook, Illinois, in their Stinson SM-1 airplane,"The City of Chicago," preparing to land after a record-setting endurance flight lasting from June 11 through July 4, 1930. They are forced to discontinue their flight due to oil filter and leak problems. Huge crowds are gathered arount the Sky Harbor Club House as they fly overhead. Aerial view of the their Stinson SM-1, with "The City of Chicago" painted on its fuselage. The crowds rush across the grassy field and past other airplanes at the airport, as the Hunters plane touches down.But the brothers continue taxiing until they reach a hangar. The brothers are seen with local airport officials near the hangar where they parked. John, covered in oil, that spewed in the cockpit from a broken oil pressure gauge, poses next to two women.The brothers pose together.They set a new endurance record of 553 hours and 41minutes, supported by inflight refueling from their brothers, Albert and Walter, from another Stinson SM-1 airplane (not shown).
Parachutist jump and set a new record at Chanute Field in Illinois, United States. Ten parachutists board a transport aircraft. A close up of heads and faces of the men framed in the circular doorway of the aircraft. The C-3 transport aircraft in flight. The parachutists jump one after the other. They descend towards the earth. Eight parachutes descend. The airmen who made to jump.
Betty Jane Kolar, a 6-year old girl performs hypnotism, in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, United States. Betty Jane Kolar, a 6-year old girl, holds a rabbit by its ears and lays it down on a small table, in a garden. The girl performs hypnotism on the rabbit. The rabbit lies still on the table.
A film on the history of U.S. soldiers. Various American landscape wide views, some with roads, some with natural features. Plains, deserts, mountains in the United States. A mountainous area in the western United States. A snowcapped mountain in the background. Three elderly United States Civil War veteran soldiers, both Union and Confederate, walking together in a American military cemetery. United States Army soldiers wearing helmets and marching at an Army base or encampment. U.S. soldiers marching on Constitution Avenue in Washington DC during a parade. They hold rifles and a soldier holds the U.S. flag. U.S. Army cavalry unit riding on horses in formation. Elevated view of an American city square with snow capped mountains rising in the background. Other American cities in the west with city center areas, pedestrians, and 1930s and 1940s automobiles on the roads. Cars parked at a large industrial factory with a water tower rising up. Aerial view of an urban, western United States city with a bridge over water in background. Aerial views of various American cities. United States Army infantry soldiers march along a road and then cavalry are seen galloping by on horses. A railroad train approaching the camera and then passing by at high speed, with views of the locomotive, cars, wheels, and railroad tracks. View of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. Point of view shot from front of moving railroad train in Colorado on the edge of gorge near the Rocky Mountains. A river steamboat or paddle steamer with a bridge in the background. Men harvesting sugar cane in Cuba. Lock gates on the Panama Canal opening, as seen from a ship waiting to enter. A World War I memorial sculpture honoring American soldiers.
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.