Victory celebrations in Yorktown, Virginia. View of the Yorktown Victory Monument. Soldiers hold rifles stand in attention on a field. Dignitaries present wreaths at the Yorktown Victory Monument.
U.S. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt launches the new aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-10), successor to the earlier Yorktown (CV-5) lost in the battle of Midway during World War 2. The First Lady holds a bouquet and talks to an officer. People crowd at a shipyard for the launch and cheer. The ship begins to move down the ways prematurely, so Mrs. Roosevelt has to hurry with the Christening. View of the ship going down the ways and entering the water, at the Newport News Shipbuilding shipyard in Virginia.
Ninth National Convention of the Communist Party USA in New York City, June 24 -38, 1936. The theme as seen in outsize banners included a huge likeness of Earl Browder displaying the words: "Against Hunger Fascism War" and a banner around the hall reading in part: "forward to Unity..." The activities seen are like any major political party convention, including having placards identifying delegates from all the States of the Union, such as Georgia, Virginia,Iowa,West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, District of Columbia,Oregon, etc. Lights sweep over the darkened arena highlighting the signs of the various states. Several scenes show massed flags of the Communist Party displaying the hammer and Sickle on a solid field.
Waves crashing on a rocky shore. View of Plymouth Rock, with "1620" engraved on it. Coastline with hills and sea. A forest and primitive house of sticks. A church with watch tower. Reenactment of early immigrants felling trees and busy in a 17th Century settlement in Massachusetts. View upward of tall tree. Column on a building in Virginia; portico and clock on a building in Rhode Island;and a church in Carolina.The minuteman statue in Battle Green, Lexington,Massachusetts. Image of colonist James Otis. Statue of Thomas Jefferson. Image of Thomas Paine. Statue of Patrick Henry. Reenactment of British Red Coats charging up a hill during the American revolution. John Trumbull's painting, the "Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776" in the Capitol Rotunda, Washington,DC. A copy of the document. Reenactment of General Washington's troops and snowy encampment at Valley Forge, in 1777. The colonial troops marching in the snow.Painting of George Washington praying in a glen. Painting by John Trumbull of Lord Cornwallis surrendering to George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, October 17, 1781. The Constitution of the United States in the National Archives, Washington, DC. Liberty bell swinging. Early American flag with 13 stars and 13 stripes. Animated map showing the original 13 States. Reenactment of early settlers, in wagon trains, pushing Westward from the original colonies. New States being added to the animated map, until all 48 continental American States are filled in. An American flag displaying 48 States.
The working of weather bureau in the United States. Snow covered shores of the Potomac River at Great Falls, west of Washington DC, following 15 inch snowfall in February 1936. Two people walking on a high snow covered bluff near the Great Falls. The frozen Potomac River, covered with ice. View of the Memorial Bridge spanning a totally frozen Potomac River, with the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument in the background. Views of the river carrying chunk of snow and ice as a thaw begins the breakup. Man photographs a woman next to a guard rail at the Potomac River, covered in chunks of thawing ice and snow. Frozen ice chunks flowing under the Memorial Bridge. Narrator describes flood beginning with heavy rainwall in Shenandoah River valley on March 17 and March 18, 1936. Scenes of Western Union Telegrams detailing reports of rain in the west from various towns in the Shenandoah foothills. One from Romney , West Virginia notes rainfall of 5 inches.
Maneuvers of United States Army Air Service 1st Provisional Air Brigade in the United States. U.S. Army Air Service 1st Pursuit Group, 2nd Bombardment Group and 3rd Attack Group at headquarters in Langley Field, Virginia. Three personnel in uniforms outside the headquarters of the 1st
Provisional Air Brigade. The U.S. flag outside the camp. U.S. Army Air Service Brigadier General James E. Fechet who is in command has a word with an airman. Brigadier General Fechet with his staff members lined up in front of the camp. The attack group of several aircraft arrive from the York River shore. The fleet in flight over Langley Field. Men outside the field. The pursuit group arrives at the same time from Yorktown. U.S. Army Air Service Airco DH4 aircraft in the air. Few DH4 craft on the ground. Officers from the ground watch the aircraft. The bombardment group arrives at the same time. Three DH4 aircraft in flight. The aircraft among the clouds. The 1st Pursuit Group representing the enemy, attack the bombers. DH4 aircraft pursue the bombers. The attack on the bombers is made from above as well as below at the same time.