A film titled 'Pittsburgh Pirates Getting Into Shape at Training Camp.' Hall of Fame shortstop and Pirates coach Honus Wagner clowns with a movie camera. Reverse film special effect with players. Close up of Pirates manager and Hall of Fame second baseman Frankie Frisch. Players running, doing calisthenics with mountains as backdrop. Shots of batters and pitchers warming up, including brief shots of 1940 National League batting champion Debs Garms (#18) and famous 'eephus ball' pitcher Rip Sewell (#30).
The importance of roads and highways in the development of United States. The city of Big Bear Lake amidst San Bernardino Mountains in Southern California. The city reached by a new developed forest road. The forest road over a bridge amidst the mountains.
Los Angeles County Relief Administration (LACRA) work with Sheriff's probation officers in enlisting youth for work during the Great Depression in the United States. A juvenile offender undergoes interview with probation officers. Young men work at the Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Camp near San Bernardino, California, digging into rock and gravel and dirt piles as they build new roads. Boy workers seated at a table eat food. They are shown seated receiving school lectures, and playing baseball and boxing. The American flag is lowered outside the camp barracks (operating similar to a CCC or Civilian Conservation Corps camp).
Preface to U.S. in World War 2. German U-boat on surface. Crew climbing down into submarine and at duty stations while submerged. Torpedo trails bubbles underwater. Ship hit and explodes. Newspapers report torpedoing of American ships: SS Robin Moor, SS Lehigh, SS Sessa, SS Steelfarer, and SS Montana, by German U-boats. Secretary of War, Henry L. Stimson calls on U.S. Navy to secure sea lanes. Wendell Wilkie agrees. U.S. Congress repeals Neutrality Act, November 17, 1941. Deck guns being placed on U.S. Merchantmen. Japanese warships docked and troops entering Indochina, as local people watch.Japanese troops by Dong Dang, near Chinese border. Situation described by animated illustrations.Japanese Special Envoy, Saburo Kurusu, is dispatched to Washington. Pan American Boeing 314 flying boat taking off. Japanese Naval Task Force of warships underway. Kurusu arriving in San Francisco, on November 14, 1941. He steps from the aircraft and makes statement to reporters. Japanese Ambassador, Kichisaburo Nomura, and Special Envoy Kurusu escorted into the White House by Secretary of State Cordell Hull, on November 17, 1941. Japanese troops bombarding Chinese city with artillery. November 26, 1941, View of Executive Office Building with statue of Victory atop U.S. Army First Division Monument. Secretary Hull announcing proposal to Japan.The Japanese representatives leaving the White House. Japanese aircraft carriers steaming toward Pearl Harbor. Japanese flight crews getting briefed on December 7,1941. Nakajima B5N (Kate) torpedo bombers taking off and in formation. Secretary Hull at his desk. The aloha tower and aerial view of Honolulu. Sailors at outdoor Sunday service, and relaxing at Pearl Harbor. Vehicle entering Hickam Field. Japanese airplanes bombing Pearl Harbor. Explosions on U.S. warships. USS Arizona (BB-39) suffers direct hit and explosion, as filmed from the deck of U.S. Navy Hospital Ship, USS Solace (AH-5). Shots of pilots and point of view from pilots inside Japanese bomber and attack aircraft, through a mix of dramatized segments from Japanese propaganda films about the Pearl Harbor attack, and real footage from the Pearl Harbor attack. View from Japanese planes bombing and strafing Ford Island. U.S. sailors firing antiaircraft and machine guns down Japanese planes. Secretary Hull describes memorandum from Japanese.
Baseball's Pittsburgh Pirates do calisthenics at spring training, 1950. Team manager Billy Myer confers with players, coaches. Tall trees in background. Shot of infielders including future Pirates manager and two-time World Series winner Danny Murtaugh in middle. Shots of Hall of Fame slugger Ralph Kiner. Shot of pitcher Cliff Chambers, who would throw a no-hitter for Pirates in 1951, throwing to Kiner. Mountains in background. Shot of spring training game.
Promotional documentary titled 'By The Way of Panama - California The Golden'. Describes views of California to be seen on a cruise from New York, via Panama. The sea shores of California with rocks and sand. A passenger ship sailing in the harbor of San Diego. Views of the San Diego Harbor. The ship, called the "Pennsylvania" reaches harbor of Los Angeles. The buildings and streets of the city of Los Angeles. A Hollywood film studio with shooting underway. Luxury homes of LA. The ship moves on to San Francisco. The harbor of San Francisco including Alcatraz Island in background. Views of the surroundings from a high ridge in San Francisco.