Street views of the White Russian refugee neighborhood (Russians in exile) in Paris, France, during 1937. Many buildings with Russian writing on them. Signs in Russian identify newspapers, "The Last News" and "The Renaissance." Sign at Paris Metro station with Russian signs on buildings in background. Brief view of Eiffel Tower behind pillar of Russian Embassy showing Czar's royal crest. Automobile and tram traffic on the streets. "Chez Korniloff" (name of restaurant) written on a vehicle.
The International Exposition in Paris, France in 1937 (Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne). High altitude view of the area from the Eiffel Tower, with the National Socialist Germany Pavilion and the Soviet Pavilion flanking it togehter with other buildings. A bridge over the Seine. Exterior of the French Museum of Modern Art building with large flat relief sculptures designed by Alfred Janniot reflecting the power of land and sea. A sculpture in the courtyard of the Museum. Officials and dignitaries gather inside a building and discuss amongst themselves. They come down the stairs from the building. People watch the buildings and the sculptures. Soldiers stand holding rifles. High altitude view of ships underway in the River Seine. Exterior of a building. A bridge over the river Seine.
Series 'Why We Fight' episode "Prelude to War" depicts the battles during World War II. United States soldiers parade on street lead by a band. Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor.December 7, 1941. The London Blitz with buildings destroyed and burning. The Eiffel Tower in Paris with Nazi flag flying atop it. German troops marching into Paris, through the Arch of Triumph. Japanese warplanes bombing shanghai, China, in 1937. Chinese residents running for shelter. Glimpse of German "Schwerer Gustav" 80 cmrailway gun firing during German offensive against Soviet Union in 1941. German forces entering Czechoslovakia in 1938. German mounted troops entering France in 1940. Heavy guns firing. German ships en route to Norway 1940. German Ju-52 aircraft flying low over trees. Montage showing rapid succession of war scenes, including heavy guns firing, smoke rising, explosions, an aircraft shot down and crashing straight down, German armor on the move, German Ju-52 aircraft dropping paratroopers into Holland and one flying over Athens, Greece, with Mount Lykabettus in the background. More of the same with Narrator mentioning Belgium, Albania, Yugoslavia, and Russia (where citizens are seen digging anti-tank trenches and fortifications). Cavalry charging across a field. A German tank rolling forward. A German Dornier Do-17 bomber taking off, and bombs falling.
Designs by various international scientists and inventors who have contributed to solving the problems of rocket motor development, based on the German preparatory work. Their combustion chamber designs owe much to the German pioneers in the field. Shown are design sketches by Russian scientist, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (Ziolkowsky) in 1914; French inventor Henri Melot, in 1920; German Friedrich Zander, in 1931; Bull, 1932; The American Rocket Society, with several designs from 1932; and The Cleveland Rocket Society. Views of rocket combustion research mactivity by Ernst Loebell of the Cleveland Rocket Society in 1933. He is seen outdoors in the snow with his apparatus. View of Loebell's test firing stand, and a picture of an actual test firing, outdoors. Ernst Loebell with model and rocket motor from his spaceship projects of 1934 and at the International Exposition dedicated to Art and Technology in Modern Life held in Paris, 1937. Cutaway views of the spaceship. The rocket motor wrapped in cooling coils. Rocket motor design by John Shesta of the American Rocket Society, from 1934. Design by Rene Armengaud of France, in 1934 and Deich in 1935
Members of the Russian War Veterans Association at a gala dinner in Paris, France. Exterior sign for restaurant Chez Korniloff located on rue d' Armaille in Paris. Russians converse with each other. Dancers entertain the guests. Women clap in the background. Russian emigre (exile) couples do the waltz. Russian officials drink and speak with each other.
French aviator Paul Codos in Paris, France. Paul Codos walks towards an aircraft as he leaves for a flight across the South Atlantic from Paris to Buneos Aires, Argentina. Codos in the cockpit as the aircraft taxis at Le Bourget Airport. The aircraft takes off for its trans Atlantic flight.