In 1938 an American tennis champion John Donald Budge (Don Budge) wins Wimbledon in London, England. Don Budge playing a match. The spectators seated in a stand. He wins the Wimbledon title. Budge shakes hand with United Kingdom tennis player Henry 'Bunny' Austin. From a September 16, 1963 newsreel recounting events 25 years prior.
The signing of the Munich Pact in Germany on 29th September, 1938. The Führerbau where the agreement is to be signed. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler and other German officials look at the agreement on a table. The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Arthur Neville Chamberlain, the Prime Minister of France Édouard Daladier, the Prime Minister of Italy Benito Mussolini and Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Galeazzo Ciano enter a hall. All the dignitaries and Hitler stand together before signing the Munich Agreement. They sign the agreement.
Scene of boats docked on the Thames River with Houses of Parliament in the background, in England. Scenes related to British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's trip, September 15-16, 1938. to meet Adolf Hitler, at Berchtesgarden,Germany. Chamberlain steps from an airplane. Neville Chamberlain, on September 16, 1938, after returning from Bertchtesgarden. He is seen making his way through a crowd at Heston Airport in London, England, where he speaks into a microphone. Scenes from September 15, 1938, before leaving to meet German Chancellor Adolf Hitler,in Berchtesgarden. Crowds gather on top of the airport building. Cameramen record the event. Police officers and officials stand about waiting for Chamberiain to depart. A British Airways aircraft lands and taxis in at Heston Airport. German Charge d'Affaires, Herr Kordt, Lord Halifax and Prime Minister Chamberlain talk with each other. Chamberlain cuts open a letter, from the King, and reads it, privately. Chamberlain makes a speech , surrounded by microphones, as photographers take pictures. Chamberlain poses beside the airplane. Lord Halifax joins him. Chamberlain doffs his hat and looks about to enter the aircraft.
An Allied propaganda film to solidify Anglo-American solidarity within the ranks as well as to counter Nazi propaganda aimed at weakening the alliance shows British soldiers in Great Britain during World War 2. 1938: in the United States New York Yankees win the pennant in baseball; scene of Yankees team members shaking hands. View of aviator Douglas Corrigan nicknamed Wrong Way Corrigan after his accidental flight from New York to Ireland instead of California as planned. View of trains on the 6th Avenue Elevated (or Sixth Avenue El) before that service was halted in Manhattan New York City. British citizens go about their daily life. Derby horse race in a stadium. A British boy and his father shovel dirt for a backyard garden. Players play a football (soccer) game at Wembley Stadium in England as spectators cheer the 1938 FA Cup Final with Preston North End taking the Cup versus Huddersfield Town as George Mutch scores the winning goal. Scenes in Germany: People cheer for German Chancellor Adolf Hitler and give Nazi salute. Newspaper headlines about Czech occupation. Graves in a cemetery. British Prime Minister Arthur Neville Chamberlain, Adolf Hitler Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini sign the Munich Agreement. Despite a peace agreement Hitler invades Czechoslovakia. People read 'Military Training Act, 1939'. British soldiers march along a road. View of Adolf Hitler smiling and laughing. Artillery is fired. A poster reads 'Britain Declares War on Germany'. Airplanes in flight and drop leaflets over Germany. German airplanes in flight. Parachutists jump from the airplanes. Hitler talks to officers and considers the war to be over. Radio news broadcast of the British declaration of war on Germany by Neville Chamberlain. Many different British citizens and families shown in living rooms and work places gathered around radios to hear the so called "We shall fight on the beaches" speech of Winston Churchill on June 4, 1940.
Colorful rites at the White Peace Arch on the International Boundary in Blaine, Washington. People hold the United Kingdom and American flags in their hands to mark the friendship between Canada and United States. They exchange flags with each other
Shows United States Ambassador to Britain, Joseph Kennedy in a meeting with officers at his office at the embassy in London in United Kingdom. Several takes are shown as parts of the meeting are being recorded for media. Lieutenant Colonel Raymond Lee, Captain Russell Wilson, Colonel Martin Scanlon and Commander William Harrill attending the meeting. Kennedy asks for reports on Army, Navy and Air Force from the Officers.