A film about uses and importance of weapons since old times in the United States. United States soldiers fire rifles during a maneuver. Exteriors of the Springfield Armory in Springfield, Massachusetts. John Garand, the inventor of the M-1 rifle, at the Springfield Armory. He speaks about the development of the armory from colonial period to post World War II times. He displays various rifles used by American soldiers from 1795 to World War II. He displays a rifle used in World War II and another automatic rifle used in World War II. A forge used to produce receivers of M-1 rifles.
A film about uses and importance of weapons since old times in the United States. Rifles being manufactured at the Springfield Armory in Springfield, Massachusetts. Men work on machines at the armory. A man operates a barrel straightener machine. Parts of rifles being assembled. A man inspects the receiver of a rifle. A rifle being test fired at the armory. German aircraft in flight as they drop bombs over cities in Europe during World War II. Civilians run for cover during an air raid by the Germans. United States Congress ion session. The Japanese attack the Pearl Harbor in Hawaii in December, 1941. Explosions occur during the Japanese air attack.
USS Springfield return to Boston, Massachusetts. A ceremony in progress on board the ship. U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Means Johnston speaks at the ceremony. Mayor N.O. Howarth of Massachusetts is present. Johnston at a podium. A Lt. Governor Sargent speaks from the podium under 6" guns. The commanding officer receives a scroll from the Lt. Governor Sargent. Lt. Governor Sargent presents a folded flag to the C.O. A cameraman with his movie camera. Johnston introduces Mayor N.O. Howarth of Springfield, Illinois. The Mayor steps up to the podium and speaks. Mayor Howarth holds the key to the city. The key to the city is presented to the C.O. by Mayor Howarth. Crew stands at quarters during the ceremony. Officers and men during the ceremony. Mayor C.V. Ryan, Springfield, Massachusetts, steps up to the podium to give his remarks. Mayor Ryan speaks from the podium. The C.O. speaks to Mayor Howarth. Dignitaries stand at one side during the ceremony. A captain poses with the Mayors and other dignitaries. Craig Trefethen, SN, seated in a wheelchair. A sailor lost his legs when a mooring line snapped aboard Springfield in Naples. Craig Trefethen smiles for the camera. Johnston and visitors look at the Terrier missile. Missiles on a launcher in the foreground. The Terrier missile slides onto a launcher in the left foreground. The fantail of the ship, showing a UH-2A copter parked in the background.
USS Springfield returns to Boston, Massachusetts. Playboy bunnies and a group of teenage-girls walk to the end of a dock area. A playboy bunny poses on the end of the pier. USS Springfield (CLG-7) makes its approach in the background en route to the docking area. Five playboy bunnies wave to sailors aboard USS Springfield as the ship eases up towards the dock area. A navy band plays on the pier and a ship in the background. Line handlers handle lines on the dock in the foreground. A crowd on the pier behind a roped off area. Playboy bunnies, with one leading the band. Playboy bunnies perform on the pier. The sailors toss their white hats down to playboy bunnies. Men aboard a ship throw their hats down. Playboy bunnies don the white hats tossed down from the ship. They do a small act on the pier. Men at quarters. Playboy bunnies do a twist on the pier. Visitors and dependents on the pier. A woman waves up towards the ship. A sleeping child in the arms of his mother. Playboy bunnies on the brow wait to board the ship. Visitors disembark from the ship. Playboy bunnies move up over the brow.
Aftermaths of a flood in Springfield, Massachusetts. Several newspaper headlines about the damage caused by the flood in Massachusetts. WPA (Works Progress Administration) men on roads clearing debris. The men clear mud from the roads with snowplows. Bricks on a road during repaving work. The men during reconstruction work on the streets. A man on a telephone pole repairing wires. A man clearing debris in front of a house. A man washing the door of the house. Few men outside houses. A man moving furniture from the second story of a building surrounded by water. A man washing the furniture. Damaged houses and buildings. Furniture outside the houses. Damaged buildings on the shore of a water body. A few men among the debris. Buildings surrounded with water. A vehicle half sunk in water. A few men beside the vehicle. View of the vehicle beside a few trees and buildings surrounded by water and men in waist deep water.
A Big Picture production about use and importance of weapons since old times in the United States. Sergent Stuart Queen at a desk as he speaks about the importance of marksmanship. A reconstruction depicts soldiers loading shells in a canon. A soldier with a rifle. An old U.S. flag with 13 stars flies from a pole. The Spring Field Armory in Spring Field, Massachusetts. Exteriors of the armory and a sign reads '1794'. A sign reads 'Museum'. The original Blanchard lathe at the museum. Billinghurst Requa Battery gun at the museum.