Newsreel titled 'Champion babies of '37 parade at sea side resort ' shows babies dressed in unusual dresses as they participate in annual babies parade in Ocean City,New Jersey. Babies arrive in well decorated carriages and some even crawl down the road.
'Retrospect' about the events that led to the present pattern of life in the United States. Host Douglas Edwards, an American television anchor speaks about the past events in America. Crowd of unemployed men gathering in bread lines after the 1929 crash and subsequent Great Depression. A man near a box of apples. The U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt addresses a gathering. The kidnapping of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., the son of the aviator Charles Lindbergh in 1932. Bruno Richard Hauptmann, a German carpenter who abducted the child during the trial. The congressmen at the formation of the Lindbergh Law. Newspapers describe the apprehension or death of notorious gangster criminals, such as Dutch Schultz and Baby Face Nelson. Huey Pierce Long, Jr. a American politician addresses people. Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia appeals to the League of Nations, after his country is attacked by Italy under Mussolini. Adolf Hitler stands. Troops of the German army parade. Scenes from the Spanish Civil War in 1936-1937 as Spanish national forces battle against fascist rebel forces. Spanish Troops fire 75mm field artillery pieces. Bombs being dropped on the buildings. Spanish soldiers marching during the civil war. The Hindenburg disaster takes place on May 6th 1937: The German airship LZ 129 Hindenburg catches fire over the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Manchester, New Jersey. Amelia Earhart the first woman aviator to fly solo holds flowers and is surrounded by people. She went missing in 1937. Cowboy philosopher Will Rogers, alone and with U.S. Vice President John Nance Garner and with aviator Wiley Post (who had patch over one eye). King Edward VIII of Great Britain, abdicating the throne for "the woman I love." People at the German-American Bund Nazi sympathizing gathering including the subduing of objectors on stage, in Madison Square Garden, New York. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, returning from meeting with Adolf Hitler in Munich in 1938. View of Adolf Hitler. German tanks on parade in World War II. an array of artillery guns on display. Railway guns being fired in WW2.
The SS Leviathan, the largest ocean liner afloat, (former German ocean liner Vaterland, seized and renamed by the U.S. Government in 1917, as America entered World War 1). Tug boats assist the three-stacker Leviathan as she enters New York harbor. Tug boats working with another troop ship (two-stacker) in the harbor. Ferry boat in background. A sleek troop transport ship with two slanted stacks and rakish lines, accentuated by camouflage, in a New Jersey harbor.Two Navy troop ships underway with an airplane flying overhead. A column of U.S. Navy troop transport ships underway in the Atlantic ocean. A barrage balloon is seen overhead.
Memorial statue in Central Park, New York, to the 7th U.S. Army Regiment of World War I (World War 1, WWI, First World War). American infantrymen run with rifles from C-47 transport planes. U.S. soldiers in battlefield in Europe, and parading in tanks and marching,along the Champs Elysee,in Paris, France, with the Arch of Triumph behind them. Soldiers march with flags. People watch. Korean War era U.S. soldiers march with rifles. West Point cadets march in New York City. Houses and buildings along the sides of the street. U.S. Army soldiers in various modes of operation: riflemen, artillerymen, paratroopers,ski troops, and Army engineers building bridges. One scene shows a woman soldier working as a mechanic. Soldiers training on an obstacle course, traversing a polar region with dog sleds. A gun emplacement in Hawaii and U.S.troops parading in the Philippines. A ship traversing the Panama Canal. View of U.S. Army tent Camp in Puerto Rico. A U.S. soldier sentry standing guard beside the ocean, in summer, in Iceland. An American soldier poses on a hill in New Jersey, silhouetted against backdrop of the Manhattan skyline with tall skyscrapers of New York City seen behind him. Sergeant James Mansfield talks about Colonel William Wilson Quinn. Colonel William Wilson Quinn on the show discusses the blue badge of the combat infantryman. The badge framed on a wall. He says that the badge has a blue background which is the color of the infantry. Copy of a rifle on the badge is surrounded by a circle with a star.
Documentary about the geography of New York. New York is the largest city in America. Its commercial supremacy is due to its fine harbor. A geographic map of New York, showing areas as Brooklyn, Manhattan, Lower Bay, Bronx and New Jersey. The bays and rivers in New York are shown. The Statue of Liberty. The waterfront of New York. High rise buildings along the waterfront. Miles of docks at the waterfront for ocean shipping.
Shows the National Marble Championship held at Ocean City in New Jersey, United States. Contestants from round the country take part. Match played on hexagonal rings. Cliff Seaver of Springfield, Massachusetts wins the title. The crowned champion poses for the camera