Scene opens showing the statue of British Women's suffrage movement leader, Emmeline Pankhurst, located in Victoria Tower Gardens next to the Houses of Parliament, Westminster. (This was erected in her memory, in 1930, two years after her death.) A World War 1 parade of women in clothing of religious orders; nurses; some military; and academics. One group carries a banner reading "Demonstrate-Trained Nurses." It also depicts What appears to be an Angel of Mercy and an appeal to buy war bonds. They are followed by women carrying a large British Union Jack, and by others, in academic garb, carrying banners of academic institutions. (This march was probably organized by the "Women's Party," the 1917 group founded by the Panghursts' to replace their "Women's Social and Political Union." The new Party emphasized support for the British war effort.) Scene shifts to suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst viewed from camera behind her right shoulder as she addresses a large crowd. She is standing on a roofed platform in a park-like setting. The audience is mostly civilian, but a soldier is seen here or there. Several London Bobbies are in the audience, close to the speaker's stand. The next scene shows pedestrians gathered near Buckingham Palace, in London. A number of Bobbies (London policemen) are present, some on foot and some on horseback. The Queen Victoria monument is visible in the background. A horse-drawn carriage passes in front of the camera. Next, a woman is seen being arrested by two Bobbies, as passersby watch. An automobile passes and then the woman and police are seen approaching the camera as more officers become involved, keeping spectators away. In the final scene, in the 1920s, a man standing in front of a large group of women, congratulates one (probably Christabel Pankhurst). Closeup shows, from left to right, the man; a somewhat tired-looking Emmeline Pankhurst; and her daughter, Christabel.
The life of General Douglas MacArthur. He is appointed Chief of Staff, with rank of full General, in 1930. General MacArthur with two French military officers, during a tour of Europe. He is decorated by French Officials. MacArthur visits Germany and inspects German troops. U.S. President Roosevelt reappoints MacArthur as Chief of the Staff. Scenes of MacArthur's headquarters in the Philippines. MacArthur at his office in the Philippines with Eisenhower at his side. MacArthur talks into a telephone. MacArthur supervises the creation of a Philippine Army. The training of the Philippine Army. Japanese planes drop bombs over the Pearl Harbor. View of Corregidor Island. Soldiers on Corregidor load and fire artillery at the Japanese. U.S. soldiers in the Bataan peninsula. Start of the Bataan death march. PT boat carrying MacArthur leaves Corregidor. War equipment prepared in factories. A battleship underway to Australia. MacArthur in Australia. U.S. convoy moves towards Japanese held islands in the Pacific. Allied soldiers land on the islands. A soldier lands on a beach and raises the American Flag. MacArthur points at Japan on a map and discuss war strategy. In accordance to the plan key positions in the Pacific are attacked. MacArthur looks as Allied soldiers land on the islands. MacArthur while smoking a pipe inspects the landing of Allied soldiers on islands behind heavy bombardment. Amphibious tractors land on a beach. Allied paratroops make a landing. MacArthur confers with Allied Commanders. On one of the islands Japanese soldiers are taken as prisoners.
View of the Sydney Harbour Bridge under construction. Views of the steel through arch bridge spanning across Sydney Harbour in Sydney, Australia. Dockyards visible. Ships in the harbor. Various buildings beside the harbor and the Quay area. View on the bridge taken from the partially built roadway surface. Evening view of sunset over the harbor. Footage is circa 1930, after the two halves of the arches had been joined together, which occurred in August 1930. The road and railway tracks, completed in 1931, are under construction in this footage.
During time of Sydney Harbor Bridge under construction in Sydney Australia. A large passenger ship in the harbor.
Hulk of ship Victoria, a Bermuda liner in water. Wreckage of the ship float on water. A boat with divers and a smaller boat near it. Men with bags of explosives. A diver in the boat. He dives in water. The diver comes back to the boat. Blast in water.