The war ship 'Koening Albert' sunk by Germans at Seapa Flow. The ship is raised by British engineers at Rosyth in Scotland. The ship is towed to ship breaker's yard to be taken apart for junk.
New luxury liner 'Queen Mary' goes down to the sea in Glasgow, Scotland. Tugs and boats around the gigantic liner as it leaves the yards. Women look through binoculars. Black smoke emerges from the smoke stacks. The captain of the ship poses with a dignitary aboard the ship. Tugs near the liner. People on rooftops watch the liner as it makes its journey down the Clyde to open waters.
Activities of the Seabees in Scotland in 1941 and in Algeria in 1943, during World War II. News headlines in 1943 read : ' Italy is out of war' and '17 more Italian towns taken'. An animated map. The Clyde valley in Scotland showing a base built by the U.S. Navy Seabees, in 1941. Numerous quonset huts and vehicles are seen. View of the River Clyde, where 2400 feet of oceangoing dock are being assembled. A ship anchored at a harbor displaying U.S. flag. Allied troops board a landing ship with their belongings. An animated map tracing travel of Allied invasion forces from Scotland to Oran, Algeria, where Seabees are seen testing a floating causway that would be used for invasion of Sicily. Scuttled axis ships and other obstacles and damage that Seabees must repair in occupied ports. Allied ships and troops proceeding for invasion of Sicily. Allied warships bombarding Sicilian coast.
Unemployed men and women from Scotland, Wales, Midlands and the South march to London. Signs seen include, 'Scotland vs. London,' 'National Hunger March,' 'Revolutionary United Mineworkers of Scotland,' and 'We are Against Starvation.' Slate at head of film reads, 'Jobless Hordes End Weary Dole March at Parliament Gate.' Sign in background within village reads, 'The Castle Restaurant.' Research suggests this is the The Castle Restaurant on Norwich Road, Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth Norfolk, NR30 5JN Clip ends with views of Parliament Building and Clock Tower in London.
'Braw laddies' meet in the opening games of clan athletes in Braemar, Scotland. The highlanders gather for the annual games on a ground in Braemar, Scotland. Several carriages being parked on the ground. The youths participating in the discus throw contest. The audience standing around the ground watch the contest. One of the youths participats in the caber toss. The caber falls with the heavy tapered end towards the ground. A few men hold the caber and bring it upright. Another youth does the caber toss.
U.S. Army Air Service Douglas World Cruisers (DWC) in Scotland during their first around the world flight. The DWC in Scapa Flow, Scotland, before hopping off for Iceland. The Americans inspect Dreadnought Hindenberg sunk by the Germans. Several views of this ship. Two of the fliers on gun barrels. Crew of USS Richmond cheer for American aviators preparing to hop off to Iceland. Mixed personnel as they raise their hats and give three cheers. Crew members being escorted out to the airplanes. A world cruiser. The aircraft being refueled. Birds in the water. The world cruiser in flight. World Cruiser No. 3, piloted by Lieutenant Leigh Wade, afloat. World Cruiser No. 3 afloat near a ship. USS Richmond attempts to pull the world cruiser aboard. The world cruiser being towed in very rough waters. Italian flier Locatelli, also attempting a world flight, is forced down and is picked up by a U.S. cruiser. An Italian airplane afloat. The aircraft burning. Locatelli is taken aboard USS Richmond. Locatelli being greeted by the captain of the ship.