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Newsreel restrospective produced following the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR).

Opening scene shows the White House in Washington, DC. Scene shifts to President Roosevelt seated, ready to address the Nation by radio. View of the statue of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. FDR with his entire family posing, in front of the family home "Springwood" at Hyde Park, New York. Roosevelt, when Governor of New York, seen in a sail boat, in 1929. FDR in his car at his Institute for Rehabilitation in Warm Springs, Georgia. He is speaking with a man associated with the Institute, who then greets several polio victims in wheel chairs there. Crowds celebrating Roosevelt's election, in Times Square, Manhattan, New York City, in 1932. Roosevelt, at the Democratic Headquarters at the Biltmore Hotel on November 8, 1932. He is standing, supported by his son James, as he remarks: "It looks my friends like a real landslide this time." Aerial view of the U.S. Capitol. FDR taking the oath of office on March 4, 1933. A man looking at stock market ticker tape. A group of people raising a National Recovery Administration member flag. Glimpse of "Springwood" and then view of President Roosevelt sitting next to his mother, Sara Ann Delano Roosevelt. Next, as Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt sit in the garden, their grandchildren, Anna Eleanor Dall ("Sistie") and Curtis Roosevelt Dall ("Buzzie") come past riding horses, with granddaughter Sara, behind them on a pony. FDR pets the pony and talks with Sara. FDR being nominated for a second term as President, in the 1936 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. President Roosevelt, riding in an inaugural motorcade as he begins an unprecedented 4th term as President in 1941. Glimpse of President and Mrs. Roosevelt in an open car. West point cadets marching in the inaugural parade. Military trucks towing artillery pieces in the parade. President Roosevelt speaking at the dinner of the White House Correspondents' Association at the Willard hotel in Washington, DC, March 15, 1941. He extols the virtues of Winston Churchill and the British people. And he promises that America will supply them with the war materiel they need (This is known as the Lend Lease Speech.)

Date: 1945
Duration: 4 min 5 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The 1930s Great Depression and the administrations of Presidents Herbert Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt, in the United States

Hard times in the Great Depression led to formation of The Bonus Army. American veterans of World War 1 march on streets of Washington DC, carrying a large poster demanding immediate cash redemption their "bonus" service certificates awarded by Congress in 1924 (but not lawfully payable until 1945). Army Chief of Staff, General Douglas MacArthur, ordered by President Hoover, to clear the Bonus Army encampments, is seen standing in a street surrounded by several U.S. Army troops. People watch from sidewalks as a contingent of U.S. Army cavalry rides down the street. U.S. Army M-1917 tanks roll down Pennsylvania Avenue in July 1932. Bonus marchers and others watch from Lafayette Park in background. Scene shifts to the 1932 Democratic Party Convention in Chicago Stadium, Chicago, where delegates cheer after nominating Franklin D. Roosevelt as their Presidential candidate. Roosevelt seen waving from the podium. Migrant farm workers seen at temporary, dilapidated dwellings in close quarters, and sitting at a campfire, some with sad and desperate faces. Migrant farm workers' cars on the road, piled high with family belongings during westward migration. Migrants riding atop an open railroad freight car. Two men share a copy of the "Epic News" newspaper (published by supporters of Upton Sinclair and the End Poverty Movement in Los Angeles and central California). Narrator describes programs of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Construction workers ignite demolition charges during construction of Boulder Dam (aka Hoover Dam and officially so-named in 1947). Glimpse of President Roosevelt at the site in an open car, for its dedication on September 30, 1935. Construction workers engaged in building the dam. Another shot of President Roosevelt in his open car. Towers being erected to carry electric power from the dam's hydroelectric generators. President Franklin D. Roosevelt smiling broadly at the formal dedication ceremony, September 30, 1935. Controlled discharges of water through the dam. Views of the Boulder Dam hydroelectric generating station. Oil well rigs or oil derricks at work during construction at night. People at work in fabric mills or textile mills, and in a print shop

Date: 1932
Duration: 2 min 20 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Reenactment of FBI agents battling against criminals in Washington DC. Also footage from Lindbergh kidnapping events and trial

An introduction of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington DC. A reenactment of FBI agents during prohibtion fighting against criminals on the streets. Reenactment of the famous Kansas City Massacre. Next, newsreel scenes shows the Lindbergh baby with his mother. Lindbergh murder trial in session in 1932. Bruno Richard Hauptmann in a court and view of FBI commission under Hoover in session. Reenactment shows FBI agents firing at John Dillinger on a street and behind cars. Also reenactments of FBI agents firing at Baby Face Nelson, capture of Machine Gun Kelly, and a shootout with Pretty Boy Floyd.

Date: 1932
Duration: 1 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Early trucking business in America. Trucks loaded with milk, fruit and vegetables delivering goods in Washington DC area

A worker at a refrigerated railroad box car loads fruits or vegetables onto a delivery truck of the W. Chas Heitmuller wholesale company in Washington DC. Truck departs train loading area. Men deliver goods from truck into a Sanitary Grocery Company store. A cow or livestorck being transported in a small truck. Two negro farm workers load barrels of produce onto a truck on a farm field. A line of trucks from the W.A. Simpson Dairy in Washington DC drives on a rural road transporting Simpson's Milk to the city. A Simpson Milk truck backs into a bay at a home or business in Washington DC for a delivery. View of oneumatic tires on a truck, that ease wear on the roads.

Date: 1932
Duration: 2 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Washington DC police drag veterans from a Pennsylvania Avenue warehouse and load them onto trucks.

Bonus Army demonstrators at Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC. Views of U.S. Capitol and Pennsylvania Avenue. Demonstrators of Bonus Army on the street. Washington DC police drag veterans from a Pennsylvania Avenue warehouse and load them onto trucks.

Date: 1932, July
Duration: 1 min 24 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
World War 1 veteran soldiers march towards Washington DC to lay their demands before Congress

Veterans of World War I in Zanesville, Ohio, march toward Washington DC to lay their demands before Congress. They demand for settlements on the adjusted compensation for ex-servicemen of the world war They take food. Large crowd gathers. Convoy carrying veterans moves toward Washington DC.

Date: 1932, May 30
Duration: 1 min 17 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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