Flight of Cierva autogyro from an airfield in Spain. Men stand near a parked autogyro at an field. The autogyro takes off from the airfield. The autogyro lands. The pilot sits on edge of cockpit of the autogyro.
Spanish Dictator Miguel Primo de Rivera y Orbaneja appointed as the Prime Minister after winning a revolution in Madrid, Spain. Miguel Primo de Rivera y Orbaneja hugs an officer. He comes out of a building with officials.
Army of Nationalist Spain attacks Spain Republic troops in Madrid, Spain. View over desert showing troops firing machine guns and rifles behind low ditches. Smoke rises as a result of an explosion. Troops march and parade on streets in the city of Madrid, Spain.
Crowd gathered around viewing early helicopter with multiple tiers of rotating blades. Various VIPs attending the demonstration, including Argentine inventor of the helicopter, Raúl Pateras Pescara. View of people looking at helicopter. Tests in Issy France outside a large hangar shows helicopter rising from ground about six feet and then landing. Action is repeated. View of rotor blades, rotor columns and fuselage section of helicopter.
Brigadier General Billy Mitchell taxis in a Boeing Model 15 ( or a Curtis P-1Hawk) airplane, after landing at an airfield. . Battle ships underway at sea. Mitchell organizes 1st provisional Air Brigade for bombing demonstration against battleship target.. Crews and airplanes train and prepare at Langley Field, Virginia. Soldiers load bombs under plane wings. Planes take off to bomb the obsolete U.S. battleship USS Alabama. View from airplane in flight as it drops phosphorus bomb on the Alabama. View from water as bomb strikes with huge explosion. Armorers prepare heavier bombs for the next demonstration. Planes take off and bomb the USS Alabama again. General Mitchell crouched down beside a bomb loaded on an airplane for new tests in 1923. General Pershing, Admiral Shoemaker, Assistant Secretary of War, Davis, and General Patrick on deck of the Ship, USS St. Mihiel (AP-32) to observe the tests. Views of planes dropping bombs on Battleship USS Virginia and the ship rolling over and sinking. Large formations of 1920s era Air Service aircraft in flight.
Scenes captured by newsreel cameramen in Tokyo during fire after the 1923 Great Kanto earthquake. Population fleeing flames, attempting to save belongings. Wrecked houses along side of street. Policemen and civilians in street.