Gold medals given to the Wright Brothers for their contribution to the field of aviation. Gold medals awarded to the Wright Brothers by Aero Club of France, Aero Club of the United Kingdom and the International Peace Society in the year 1908. the medal awarded by the U.S. Congress.
Vintage footage from the 1890s of two women playing tennis on a grass court while spectators look on. The women players are wearing white ankle length dresses customary for the time. Next scene shows famous French woman tennis star Suzann Lenglen playing tennis in the 1920s wearing a shorter skirt. Next scene is indoors, showing a woman altering the skirt length of tennis star Gussie Moran. Scene changes to a designer studio in London in the 1960s. Designer Ted Tinling assists models with new mini skirts and other tennis fashions that he designed. Models in designer Teddy Tingling's creations. Girls in various tennis outfits including short skirts, shorts, stockings and trousers. Close up views of the various women's tennis fashions.
The flags of United States and United Kingdom fly from a launch. The British Battleship Cruiser, Renown, carrying Edward VIII, Prince of Wales, on his second Empire Cruise, is anchored nearby. The Prince of Wales, in military uniform, arrives by launch. He is accompanied by officials. As he steps from the dock, he is saluted by an American soldier. Accompanying him are British military and naval officers and U.S.civilian officials (in top hats). Lord Louis Mountbatten is a member of the Prince's party. Officials in the group include Air Commodore L.E.O. Charlton, the British Air Attache in the United States and Robert Wood Bliss, Chief of Western European Affairs in the U.S. State Department. Both were dispatched by the British and American governments, respectively, from Washington, DC. The Prince is greeted enthusiastically by a welcoming crowd. The Prince of Wales acknowledges the crowd. He enters an open car and is joined by U.S. State Department representative, Robert Wood Bliss.
The government crashes in the United Kingdom. In Ballater, Scotland : King George V of the United Kingdom reviews honor guard. The King drives away in a car. In London, England : United Kingdom Prime Minister James Ramsay MacDonald with his Labour party members and leaders of the Conservatives liberals to form his cabinet.
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Lloyd George arrives at Downing Street in London, England during World War I. United Kingdom Prime Minister David Lloyd George gets off from a car. People crowd on the street. British Union Leader Arthur Henderson gets off from a car. People stand in the background. Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Arthur James Balfour in a car. A man opens a door of the car. The former Prime Minister gets out from the car.
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.