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.
A film titled 'Soldiers of the sea' about the training of United States Marine. Aerial view of Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California. A car enters through a gate. A poster reads 'US Marines'. A Marine talks to men near the poster. A sign outside an office reads 'Recruiting officer'. A recruit takes an oath. He gets a haircut. Uniform being issued to the recruit. A Marine blows a bugle. Recruits get up and put on their clothes. The recruits in a classroom. They are taught about parts of a ship with the help of a model of a ship. A sign reads 'Never say you to an officer' as recruits learn military etiquettes. They learn to prepare a casemate hammock.
A film about training of United States Marines in San Diego, California. Recruits learn to fire rifles at a firing range. The recruits lying in prone position as they fire rifles at targets. A man lying on the ground as he holds a target. The recruits fire machine guns at the target. They fire machine guns at a forward moving target.
Training of United States Marines for flying in San Diego, California. Training aircraft lined up on a field. Technicians turn the propellers of the aircraft. A crew member fuels an aircraft. Pilots lined up on the field. A pilot gets into cockpit of an aircraft. Several biplanes take off at the same time. The airplanes fly in formation over the ocean. An aircraft parked on the flight deck of a ship. The Marines march and line up on the deck of the ship.
Training of U. S. Marine Corps aviators in San Diego, California. U.S. Marine aircraft in flight during a mock landing operation. The Marines in landing crafts heading towards a beach. Aircraft fly low over the beach. Barges hit the beach and the Marines get off. A 75 mm howitzer is unloaded from a landing barge. The Marines advance inland. Guns and communication equipment being set up. A signal man gives out a signal. A smoke screen is laid out. The Marines continue to advance. The Commander of the Marines looks through a pair of binoculars. Smoke rises as the Marines advance in the foreground.
A film about training of United States Marines in San Diego, California. Recruits crawl across a field during a maneuver. The recruits advance on foot and again lie down to crawl across.