Topanga Canyon fire in Santa Monica, California. Forest fire blazes. Soldiers and rangers fight fires using hose lines. Forest fire flames in night. Charred ruins of homes and trees. Red Cross workers feed rangers and soldiers, coffee and sandwiches. Soldiers eat sandwiches and take coffee.
A forest fire in Topanga, California. The fire spreads over Topanga and Las Flores Canyons in California. Flames rise from the area. Smoke rises due to the fire. Fire fighters try to extinguish the fire as they spray water.
U.S. Army IX Corps soldiers during a simulated attack on 03 July 1943. Soldiers lie in rutted desert terrain behind smoke screen and barbed wired barricades. 0630: Men and equipment moving towards action. Half track tanks, trucks and troops proceeding through valley. Soldier sitting on ground and shaving.
A 1943 film about the December 7, 1941 Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii during World War II. Film blends dramatized scenes with actual historic footage from the event. Formations of Japanese bombers approach Pearl Harbor. USS Arizona (BB-39) bombed. U.S. personnel aboard USS Arizona as the ship is bombed. Smoke billows up from the explosion. U.S. sailors aboard USS Oklahoma (BB-37). USS Oklahoma and USS California (BB-44) are bombed by Japanese aircraft. U.S. troops fire machine guns at Japanese aircraft. USS Cassin (DD-372), USS Downes (DD-375), and USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) bombed in the dry dock of Pearl Harbor. Ships in flames. USS Oglala CM-4 sinks after being attacked. Air raid alarms sound in Honolulu. Japanese people in Honolulu as the Japanese air raid on Pearl Harbor continues. A Japanese man being interviewed after air raid says he cannot think that Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor.
Newsreel clip entitled "Ball Players Train in North" shows major league baseball teams holding spring training in 1943. Teams were not allowed to travel south to Florida because of World War 2 travel restrictions. First part of clip shows men (presumably baseball players) riding in a horse and buggy along a tree-lined road. Giants seen running on field and meeting with manager and Hall of Fame outfielder Mel Ott. Players pose for camera, all wearing long sleeves. Closeup of Giants Hall of Fame pitcher Carl Hubbell. Giants players seen throwing at posters of Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler and Hideki Tojo -- Leaders of the Axis powers during the war. Players look at the posters after throwing; note patriotic war patch on Giant player's sleeve. Clip shifts to Washington Senators training camp the same year. Coach and renowned baseball clown Nick Altrock leads players in warmup drills. Players warm up in outfield, near what looks like a heating plant. Closeup of Senators pitcher Dutch Leonard throwing. Closeup of Senators owner Clark Griffith (in overcoat) talking with manager Ossie Bluege. Closeup of Bluege. Players marvel over of 7-foot player Richard Ahrens, who was signed by the Senators that spring as a possible publicity stunt; he never appeared in a minor or major league game. Washington players pretend to warm themselves up by small campfire on the field. Another shot of Altrock. (Note: There is no indication where these clips were taken but the Giants trained in Lakewood, New Jersey that spring and the Senators trained in College Park, Maryland. )
Rear Admiral, M.F. Draemel, Commandant of the Philadelphia Navy Yard, introduces Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Ralph, A. Bard, who speaks to large group of Navy Yard personnel and visitors and spectators. The occasion is the launching of the second USS Wisconsin (BB-64) on December 7, 1943.
Governor of Wisconsin, Walter S. Goodland and his wife are present. Mrs. Goodland is the official sponsor.