Returning Heroes Day, June 4, 1945, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during World War II. Officials and soldiers in a celebration arranged in honor of U.S. Army Air Force General Carl Andrew Spaatz, and U.S. Army General Omar Nelson Bradley. The Generals on special guest seats with Pennsylvania Governor, Edward Martin and Philadelphia Mayor, Bernard Samuels. An Army Major General sits with them. Soldiers, in a park, fire artillery gun in salute. Civilians shower ticker tape and confetti from the top of a building. They raise American flags. Army guards line the parade route, standing at parade rest with rifles. Policemen on motorbikes escort motorcade.. The Generals sitting with Governor Martin in an open customized jeep. A military band on a road side plays music. The Generals salute them. Spectators stand at the road sides. They shower ticker tape and confetti on the motorcade of the Generals. As they pass a park, soldiers fire an artillery gun in salute. In the downtown commercial district, banners across the street advertise E bonds. A band plays on the sidewalk as the motorcade passes.
Returning Heroes Parade on June 4, 1945, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Generals Carl Spaatz and Omar Bradley sit on either side of Pennsylvania Governor Edward Martin, in an open jeep. Spectators stand at road sides. Large number of school children waving American flags. A policeman on a motorbike with the American flag escorts the motorcade. . Spaatz and Bradley pose with Governor Martin and Philadelphia Mayor, Bernard Samuels, for photographs. The Generals and the officials march on a street. The Generals stand, with Governor Martin, in an open jeep. People standing on railroad platform.
U.S. Generals visit the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during World War II. U.S. Army Air Force General Carl Andrew Spaatz and U.S. Army General Omar Nelson Bradley visit the Liberty Bell. They touch the bell and smile. Philadelphia Mayor, Bernard Samuels,shows them inscribed names and a crack in the bell. The Generals pose with, an unidentified Major General, for a camera. Military officers, in a reviewing stand, rise to applaud the Generals. The American flag in the background.
Activities aboard ships docked at Philadelphia Naval Base in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rear Admiral Schuirmann comes aboard the USS Philadelphia (CL-41) light cruiser prior to ceremony. American flag is lowered from the fore top of the USS Philadelphia. Naval officers await the ceremony to start. Brazilian flag is raised to fore top of the USS Philadelphia light cruiser. Brazilian and American Naval personnel salute. USS Philadelphia tied alongside pier. USS ST Louis (CL-49) light cruiser tied along the pier. American sailor in the foreground. Sailor salutes and Brazilian being flag raised to fore top of USS St. Louis.
Cierva C30 Autogiro (G-ACIO) built by British A.V. Roe & Co. is seen parked at Air Park, London, England. Several views of the autogiro. Scene shifts to aerial view of the new Federal Post Office building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. A Kellett autogiro lands on the building roof, on May 25, 1935,as part of dedication ceremonies,for the new Post Office building. Officials stand on the rooftop watching the landing. The pilot delivers a mail pouch to James A. Farley, the U.S. Postmaster General, thus initiating airmail service between Camden New Jersey and Philadelphia. Aerial views of the Post Office building and surrounding downtown Philadelphia. The autogiro climbing steeply away.
Strike of workers in a wage dispute spreads to Philadelphia's transportation system. People on streets going to work. Philadelphia. Streetcars, subways and buses lie idle. 'Station Closed' sign at Philadelphia subway entrance. Huge crowd of people walking to get to work, waiting at railway station and on streets for transportation. View of empty 46th street metro rail station in Philadelphia. View of taxis on streets and a press company without workers. Buildings and shops along streets of downtown Philadelphia. A line of African American men and women hitchhiking in downtown Philadelphia to get a ride. Group of 5 people runs to catch an available Philadelphia taxi cab. Scene changes to New York City where striking newspaper workers form a picket line. Empty newspaper offices are shown. Longshoreman dock workers on strike so office workers are seen hoisting a giant rope and assisting the Cunard ocean liner Queen Mary in docking operations at New York harbor slip covered in thin ice. Cunard Queen Mary passengers carrying their own luggage at the dock area due to the labor strike.