Conditions leading to the dust bowl on the American Great Plains
United States USA Date:1936 Duration:8 min 18 sec Sound:Yes
A homestead on a farm in the U.S. Great Plains. Horse carts break the plains. A woman sweeps stairs. A man and a child stand on the plains near the plow. An explosion on the land. News headlines: 'England declares war on Germany, Belgium invaded, French win at sea' and 'War news tumbles securities, Stock Exchange Closed, Wheat Prices Soar'. A man drives a tractor with a plow on a plain land and dust cloud rises. The plow breaks the plains. News headlines: 'Wilson proclaims war, Spy ring arrested, German ships seized' and 'War sends wheat soaring, Grain up 13 points, Pit in Pandemonium'. The postwar decline of the wheat market results in overproduction: Farm machinery is used to sow the land. Wheat grains are poured into a thresher. A steamer at a sea. Tractors are driven and plows break the plains. A dust storm in the foreground during dust bowl era. Overproduction of wheat. Notice of 'Farms for Sale' in lower prices. Farm machinery is used. The sun rises in the background. A notice of 'Own a farm away from home'. Overproduction of wheat is shown.
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