Slate reads: "The Union Castle Steamship, 'Galician' from Capetown to Southhampton, was on August 15th, when off Teneriffe, signalled to stop by the German Cruiser, 'Kaiser Wilhelm Der Grosse.' Next slate reads: "The 'Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse,' had been transformed from a liner, whilst at sea, six heavy guns and 24 machine guns being mounted." A brief view from the "Galacian" of the German four-stacker auxiliary cruiser, "Kaiser Wilhelm Der Grosse." The next slate reads: "Bearing down on the 'Galician' at a speed of 24 knots, the criuser signalled to the liner to 'Heave To.' The marconi operator sent out the 'S.O.S.' distress signal and the cruiser ordered 'Cease communication or we will sink you." Two officers photographed on deck of the "Galician." View of the Cruiser near the "Galician." Boat carrying German boarding party arrives at the ship and they climb the ladder to board. A German sailor seen aloft at the "Galician's" mast, disabling her marconi wireless antenna. A torn white ensign (missing a canton) flies from the mast. Captain and officers of the "Galician" pose for photographer (marconi operator). Slate lists British military personnel aboard, who were taken as prisoners of war. One of them is photographed. The German boarding party leaves the ship taking their prisoners with them. The German Cruiser seen departing. Civilian passengers and crew aboard the "Galician," pose celebrating their relative good fortune.
The smoldering Palacio del Infantado in Guadalajara, Spain. It is partially destroyed and still burning from bombing and fire during the Spanish Civil War. Damaged arches and carvings of the palace. Smoke rises from the ground. Debris and rubble inside the building. Carvings on the walls. Piles of debris and burning logs. A stone inscription on the wall dated 20 April, 1914, declaring the Palacio to be a National Monument. Damage in the cemetery next to the palace building.
Arctic cruise of the Whaler "Herman." Stefansson camp at Banks Island. Several ships of ill-fated Stefansson expedition (Canadian Arctic Expedition) in a harbor.The name "Alaska" can be seen on stern of one. Two-masted schooner ashore on beach. The four-masted schooner S.S. Holmes, appearing partially sunk and leaning to port. Two men in cold weather gear on board, working to repair her. Later view of the SS Holmes appearing to have been uprighted. View from a boat proceeding along a shoreline. Christian Theodore Pedersen, Captain of the "Herman" with another man, possibly William J. (Levi) Baur, both in fur coats, being welcomed by Charles D. Brower, owner of a store at Point Barrow. He poses with them and others in front of his store.The camera pans other buildings in Mr. Brower's compound.
Spanish Civil War in Catalonia, Spain. Aerial view of the island. Wing of the aircraft sen while in flight. Troops on field. Troops walk in columns on road. The injured being carried into an ambulance. Injured men being carried on litters. Bombed out buildings. Ruins of the buildings. A wounded woman being treated by medics. A man stands in a room. Statues in the room. Refugees carry belongings and walk on a mountainous road. Cavalry troops march. People cheer. Head of State of Spain Francisco Franco disembarks from a car. He waves towards people from balcony of a building.
Start of a documentary production titled,"The Inheritance."
Introductory slate tells how in December, 1914, the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (Union) was founded in a meeting at Webster Hall, New York City. It also describes how far and wide that union had grown in the ensuing 50 years.
An ocean liner is seen in the mist in New York Harbor. Fog horn sounds. The statue of Liberty is seen dimly through the fog. A commercial ship and a tug boat pass in front of Ellis Island. Views of building interior, Sign in boiler room reads: "U.S. Immigrant Station. Ellis Island. N.Y.H." Furnace door and thermometer and pressure gauges are seen. Large hall is seen. Camera pans through the empty corridors and rooms of the facility. The frame of an iron baby's crib sits in an empty room. View through window of Ellis Island proper, just outside, and of New York City buildings across the water. Montage of still photo images: Immigrants on the deck of a ship in 1901. Views of small children. A group of immigrants wearing the fez. Immigrants waving their hats as they see the Statue of Liberty. Broader view of the ship packed with immigrants. Interior of Ellis Island building with queue of new arrivals being processed. Immigration officers seated on high stools, checking documents of arrivals. Medical officer examines a boy with a stethoscope (screening for TB). View shifts to passengers arriving. They walk across the pier, carrying their belongings.
Spanish crew lined up at San Francisco's Treasure Island Navy Base. Two American destroyers transferred to Spain. Naval officers and Spanish Ambassador arrive. Spanish ambassador signs for two destroyers under Mutual Defense Assistance Pact. Naval officers salute the destroyers leaving the docks.