Scenes of U.S. warships in World War I. Sailors take calisthenics, on deck, aboard Pennsylvania class U.S. battleship underway in Atlantic ocean, as viewed from above her three-gun upper turret. Different time and place: British Admiral David Beatty welcoming officers of the U.S. Ninth Battleship Division upon their arrival to join the Grand Fleet, in 1917, at the Firth of Forth, in Scotland. Admiral Beatty giving a welcome speech to officers and sailors of the Ninth Battleship Division, aboard the USS New York.
US destroyer Manley (DD-74) camouflaged in Firth of Forth. Different place and time: Sailors hold on to lines as they watch a U.S. destroyer pass at high speed, and a Battleship following. U.S. warships signal each other using lights and morse code. Battleship passes at high speed.
U.S. Naval officers of Battleship Division Nine line up to receive British Admiral David Beatty, who comes aboard the USS New York (BB-34) to welcome the American warships to the Royal Grand Fleet, in the Firth of Forth, Scotland. Motor launches loiter at the ship's side. Contingent of World War 1 uniformed U.S. Marines marches past on the deck, and then begins double-time. Contingent of U.S. Navy sailors, in blue coats and wool caps,double-times past the officers. Admiral Beatty gives a speech of welcome to assembled U.S. officers and sailors, from a raised dais on aft deck. The view is framed between two aft 14 inch guns. The ship's Captain, thanks Admiral Beatty and makes some remarks and leads the ship's company in a series of hat-waving cheers. A woman is seen leaving the ship, assisted by the Warrant Officer,Bosun's Mate, carrying a megaphone, as a Marine stands by, and Admiral Beatty waves farewell from the ships deck. Senior officers, including a British General, stand about on deck.
King George V in visit to the Grand Fleet at anchor in Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands, Scotland, during World War 1. View from above, of funnel and wireless apparatus atop a Queen Elizabeth-class British Battleship, during World War 1. Other warships in the background. Four of the Battleship's BL 15 inch Mark I guns are seen with barrels closed by plugs. Sailors walk past the guns. A mascot dog eating a treat while perched in the open barrel of a gun. Three of the Ship's officers display a moose head received from the Canadian Government. Group of ship's officers pose standing on deck while several sit down holding their mascot dog and cat. The moose head is displayed behind them. The seated officers tease the cat and dog by making them confront each other. Change of sequence, to a royal visit by King George V to the Grand Fleet. British Admiral Sir David Beatty, Commander of the Grand Fleet, is seen standing with British Admiral of the Fleet, Sir Frederick Charles Doveton Sturdee, on the deck of a British battleship.They are joined by another officer, as King George V paces back and forth past them, in earnest conversation with the ship's captain. Scene shifts to Admirals Beatty and Sturdee, conversing with other high ranking British Naval officers. Next, sailors are seen boarding steam launches, at a pier, for return to their respective ships, after shore leave. The launches proceeding out to the ships. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
U.S. troops boarding a troopship during World War One. British Admiral David Beatty aboard an American battleship welcoming U.S. Battleship Division Nine to the British Grand Fleet.
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.