LOS ANGELES FLOOD OF 1938 Heavy rainfall lasting three days causes the Los Angeles River to spill over its banks killing approximately 115 people and destroying 5,601 homes. Roads and houses are submerged and banks crumble away endangering even those on higher ground while rescue workers try to get people to safety.
ITALY'S KING REVIEWS LIBYAN ARMED FORCES Italy's North African Libyan troops pass in review before King Victor Emmanuel. Modern mechanized forces contrast sharply with the mounted desert tribesmen who raise their rifles high in tribute as they ride past.
VISCOUNT RUNCIMAN & WIFE VISIT PRINCE KINSKY Viscount Walter Runciman and his wife are guests at the castle estate of Prince Ulrich Kinsky. The British politician has been sent to negotiate tensions between Czechoslovakia and Germany over annexation of the Sudetenland region.
DUCK HUNTING AT TULE LAKE, CALIFORNIA Huge flocks of ducks gather at Tule Lake, California providing a hunter's dream come true. Many a bird ends up in a gunnysack at the end of the day as the sportsmen's aim proves true.
WATER SKIING LION Paul Lowman of Winona Lake, Indiana and his pet lion go water skiing. Afterwards Leo races up the ramp to the safety and dryness of his cage where he then remembers he's supposed to be ferocious.
SS MORRO CASTLE DISASTER Passenger POV from another ship as the SS Morro Castle burns in the water. The luxury cruise ship catches fire while at sea killing 137 passengers and crew on September 8, 1934.
Date: September 8, 1934 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:21:00, No Audio
L.A. LEGION ASCOT SPEEDWAY AUTO RACE Race cars whip around the Los Angeles Legion Ascot Speedway courting death with every skid and spinout. One unlucky driver ends up completely off the track and headed for the hills - literally.
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