Excerpt from the fictional film "Birth of a Nation". A pro-Southern dramatization by actors on the effect of the Civil War and the Reconstruction. A man talks to a woman named "Elsie". He tells her that her brother has slain a Negro. Elsie stands with the man in front of a house. She expects her father's arrival. She sits on a chair in the house. Men and women in a house. Soldiers in a field. Other people on horse-carts leave the place. They live in a little cabin. They sit inside the cabin. They come out and discuss. The North and South enemies unite again for common defense. Negro soldiers arrive at the place with guns in their hands. They search out people.
Excerpt from the fictional film "Birth of a Nation". A pro-Southern dramatization by actors on the effect of the Civil War and the Reconstruction. A house situated aside a street in South Carolina. People and negro soldiers stand. Firing of guns. Smoke arises from firing of guns. Summoning the Ku Klux Clan, or KKK. The clansmen gather together and discuss on the issue. Clan members wear white clothes and masks on the horses. They run on the field. Negro soldiers also gather. Negro people on street. Clans assembled. Flags in their hands. They ride off toward the gathering of negroes.
Excerpt from the fictional film "Birth of a Nation". A pro-Southern dramatization by actors on the effect of the Civil War and the Reconstruction. In this segment, Elsie goes to Lynch to help as her father is unable to return. She sits in a room. Negro soldiers stand on the door. She talks to a negro soldier. The soldier talks to other people in the house. The mulatto Lynch stands at the door. He comes to Elsie. They talk amongst themselves. Lynch proposes that marry him. She rejects his proposal. He argues with her. He tries to convince her. He tells her that she will be the queen of the Black's empire. She tries to run out of the room. The room is locked. He tries to scare her. People listen the whole thing outside the room. Drunk Lynch orders a man to start preparations for a forced marriage. She again tries to get out of the room. A man arrives at the house. Lynch talks to him. He tells him that he wants to marry a white woman. They both discuss. He again tells him that the woman is his daughter. A soldier stands behind the man. Elsie again tries to run but another woman holds her. She is made to sit on the chair. Man tries to escape with his daughter but he fails. They both are seated on the chairs.
Smoke comes out of a war material factory in Germany where large gun and artillery barrels are manufactured. Smoke from chimneys in the factory. View elsewhere of miners digging for iron ore in mines and raw material for steel being mined with pneumatic hammers. Men work inside the steel mill processing raw iron ore. Molten metal runs through ditches dug by workers. Smelting operations shown. Blast furnaces process molten metal. Metal is formed and pressed. Close ups of cams, pistons, wheels, shafts, rods, pulleys, and gears of armament manufacturing operations. Large steel gun barrel is formed, pressed, cut, and finished.
U.S. Secretary of War Stimson, General Omar Bradley, and U.S. General George Patton tour a field hospital in Normandy, France. Bradley poses outside a hospital tent with Secretary Stimson and an army doctor. Wounded soldiers in the tent. Signs on boards outside the tent. The Generals visit a battlefield graveyard above Omaha Beach. They drive down to Omaha Beach, still littered with equipment.. They look around. A flag on the beachhead. Soldiers stand on the field. Tents on the field. Soldiers work on the field.
Ruins and devastation caused by the atomic bomb explosion in Hiroshima, Japan. Members of a United States mission inspect the ruins. Effect of the ruins on the Russian-Japanese war memorial. Trees in the field destroyed due to the explosion. Rubbles and ruins in the city. Wrecked houses and buildings. A destroyed statue amidst the city. A river bridge in the background. People walk on a street.