Annual motor bike race in Richmond, England. Motorcycle riders participate in the cross country race. The men get ready for race. Crowd watches as the race starts. The motor bikes race on the hilly terrain. Crowd stand on hills to watch the race. Close up views of the motorcycles as they plunge down dips and approach camera leaping into the air at crest of a hill.
Efforts for additional cultivation in London, England during World War II. Men set up fencing at Richmond Park as a part of effort to put an additional million and a half acres into cultivation. A horse-drawn carriage loaded with fence sections moves ahead. Men set up fencing at Richmond Park. London suburb dwellers on their new allotments to produce their own vegetables. The dwellers pass by women standing at doorways of a building.
Robert Kronfeld Austria's glider pilot crosses the English Channel in round trip glide. He is congratulated at by the people at St. Inglevert airfield near Calais, France, after winning the Annual Glider Meet. He handled a motor less aircraft from France to England and back again the same day. A French aircraft crashes while landing during the competition. 20 June 1931.
Famous passengers aboard ocean liner SS Manhattan (later USS Wakefield during World War 2) in the United States. Flashbacks show USS Manhattan being christened by Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt on 5th December, 1931. It is seen being launched from New York Shipbuilding Corporation in Camden New Jersey. View of maiden voyage on 10th August,1932, with passengers boarding the ship. It leaves a port for her first trip to Thailand, England, Germany and France. The passengers dance aboard the deck of SS Manhattan. Passengers including Babe Ruth, Jimmy Walker, Glenn Cunningham, and aviator Douglas Corrigan ("Wrong Way Corrigan") seen aboard the ship.
Efforts for additional cultivation in London, England during World War II. Richmond Park being plowed up to grow potatoes during an effort to put an additional million and a half acres into cultivation. A tractor plows a farm. The farm being plowed by the tractor at night. London suburb dwellers on their new allotments for production of their own vegetables. The sites are in Brockwell, Dulwich and Battersea Parks in the southeast suburbs of London.
A flight around the world. A globe rotates. U.S. President Calvin Coolidge bids goodbye to army airmen. The President and Major General Mason Patrick and the fliers on a lawn of the White House, Washington DC. The journey starts from Seattle, Washington. Douglas World Cruisers ( DWC ) in flight. The DWCs parked in a bay. A forest in the background. They arrive at Chignik Bay, Alaska. The aircraft in flight. An iceberg. Lieutenant Lowell Smith stands on one of the pontoons and works with propellers on his DWC. The DWCs in flight from America to Asia. The aviators are welcomed by Japanese officials in Yetorufu, Japan. Japanese children playing in a school yard. A child has a Japanese and a U.S. flag, one in each hand. They reach Hong Kong, China. A fleet of native junks to welcome them. In Calcutta, India , a DWC taxis on water. A large number of people gather around a DWC. A crane lifts a DWC out of water. The aviators land in Constantinople. People around the aircraft. They reach Paris, France.. Aerial views of the city. Mrs. Maclaren congratulates the airmen in London, England. The crew of USS Richmond cheers the aviators. The aviators board their aircraft from a small boat. People watch as the aircraft land in Labrador, Canada. The DWCs are anchored in a bay and the aviators are brought to the shore in a boat. Naval officers greet them. The aircraft in flight over the Boston skyline. A motor launch in Boston Harbor. The DWCs land on water. The aviators arrive at the dock in the motor launch and are greeted by officials. They fly over New York. A large crowd greets the aviators at Mitchel Field, Long Island. They arrive at Bolling Field in Washington and are congratulated by President Coolidge and U.S. Secretary of War John Wingate Weeks. The three DWCs are followed by an XNBL-1 Barling bomber in flight in Dayton. Lt. Jack Harding is welcomed home. The world flight ends in Seattle, Washington. Photographers click pictures as a DWC lands. Major Martin greets aviators standing beside a DWC.