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.)
Cadets stand in formation in the far background. French Ambassador Paul Claudel shakes hands with other two officials.
The United States Military Academy at West Point in New York. Cadets walk towards a chapel and enter it. Interior of the chapel. The cadets stand and pray.
Activities of West Point cadets in New York. The cadets participate in sports activities. They watch army matches with leading university teams. A baseball match in progress. People watch the match. Players run on a race track. Trees along the sides of a street. The players participate in high jump. Cars drive past on a street in the background. Some players participate in hurdle racing.
Robert Tyre 'Bobby' Jones Jr., American golfer participates in the U.S. Open Golf Championship at Winged Foot Golf Club, West Course in Mamaroneck, New York. The crowd watches Bobby Jones as he walks on the golf course. Bobby Jones gets ready to play his shot. People watch him from behind as he swings his club. The crowd runs to accompany him as he walks to where his ball has landed.
A football match in West Point,New York. American football match between the Penn States Nittany Lions team and the United States Military Academy Army team at West Point military academy. Large crowd of civilians and Army men watch the match. Nittany Lions losses the match by 26 points.