Artillery demonstrations at British Army Royal School of Artillery, Larkhill, on the south edge of Salisbury, England. Gun crews ride in Light Dragon MkII tractors towing 18 pounder field artillery pieces. They wheel about and set up a long battery of artillery that begins firing. Military spectators line the field to watch the demonstrations. Autogyro used for observation lands behind a smoke source. Troops begin firing trench mortars. Tanks race at hight speed through smoke on the demonstration field. Battery of 4.5 inch howitzers seen firing. As the demonstration concludes, MkII tractors tow 4.5 inch howitzers away as spectators disperse.
A skiing-jumping competition in Salisbury Mills, New York. A ski jump in Salisbury Mills. People stand on either side of the track to watch the skiers. Numerous skiers take part and several fall after their jumps. 'Norsemen Ski Club' written on a sign at the ski jump. Sorenson, who won the New England title at Brattleboro, Vermont, skis down the track and jumps to a height of 181 feet beating his own record of 177 feet, and scores 224 out of 240 points. Sorenson poses with his skis (even as another jumper falls, in the background).
U.S. army preparations in Salisbury, England a day prior to D-Day invasion of Normandy, France during World War II. Tent bivouac area. Soldiers fasten camouflage net to M-5 tank. Tank covered with camouflage net. Jeeps, half-tracks, M-5 tanks move along road through wooded area. Two soldiers look at camp directory map. Armband 'TPN Corps - USA' on sleeve of Sergeant's jacket.
Scene from British postwar film, circa 1927, shot on the Salisbury Plain, in England. It reconstructs World War 1 events from 1916 on the Western Front. Two "German soldiers" are shown in a machine gun nest. One is shot and slumps down. The other continues to fire as a British Mk V Supply Tank ( fitted with dummy guns to simulate a fighting tank) approaches their position. The tank rolls over their position, crushing it.
German Chancellor Adolf Hitler reoccupies the Rhineland and denounces the Locarno Pact in 1936. The signing of the Locarno Treaties in London, England in 1925. Officials arrive at the building where the Locarno Treaties are to be signed. Chancellor Hans Luther of Germany affixes his signature to the Locarno Treaty assuring peace to all the principal countries of Europe. At the head of the table in the center are Stanley Baldwin and Sir Austin Chamberlain, leaders of the British Delegation. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler violates the Treaty of Versailles on 7th March 1936 by sending German military forces into the Rhineland, a demilitarized zone along the Rhine River in western Germany. German troops march over the Hohenzollern bridge in Cologne, Germany. The troops march along a road. Cologne Cathedral in the background. A German crowd cheers as the troops parade. Swastika banners hang from buildings. German troops parading in Dusseldorf. The troops on horseback and horse-carriages pass along narrow streets of Dusseldorf. Parading troops are cheered by a crowd in Frankfurt am Main. German troops parade in front of a building during a wreath laying ceremony followed by Chancellor Hitler and other Nazi officials. Newspaper headlines about Hitler denouncing the Locarno Pact. A government minister with press. French Prime Minister Albert Sarraut at a microphone reassures the security of France. Belgium soldiers march along a street.
Athletic events at the 1936 track events between the USA and Great Britain in London, England, United Kingdom. The athletes of various participating nations during the march-past. Athletes on the mark for the men's race to begin. They run along the track, while the spectators cheer.