EARLY AVIATION & ZEPPELINS Footage of early aviation includes the first air mail service, the naval NC-4 Curtiss Flying Boat, and zeppelins USS Shenandoah (and crash of the aircraft) and USS Los Angeles.
EARLY AVIATORS & LINDBERGH'S FLIGHT TO PARIS Aviators Acosta, Noville, Byrd and Balchen stand on an airfield. Charles Lindbergh arrives in his monoplane, the Spirit of St. Louis. Lindbergh arrives in France, completing his historic transatlantic flight. Hordes of fans greet him. A ticker tape parade celebrates Lindbergh.
BONUS ARMY REVOLT Thousands of unemployed WWI vets descend on Washington D.C., demanding payment of the Service Certificates. The U.S. Army is called in to control the unruly crowd. The shanties, where the vets camped out, are burned.
CHEERING & MARCHING TROOPS AND STRIKES A fleet of warships return home from WWI. War hero Alvin York. Montage parades of marching troops. After the War, civil unrest sets in with striking factory workers.
TRUMAN HONORS 442ND REGIMENTAL COMBAT UNIT A reception committee turns out to greet the 442nd Regimental (Go for Broke) Combat Team in Washington D.C.. The unit, comprised primarily of Japanese Americans is honored by President Truman himself who then gives a brief speech on the unit's triumphs in WWII.
DOUGHBOYS & RED CROSS PARADE Excellent footage of hordes of new recruits boarding ships to join the Allies in the fight against Germany. Overhead view of the Red Cross marching down the street. Buy bonds
LABOR STRIKES CONTINUE IN 1946 Telegraph workers in New York City go on strike picketing outside Western Union buildings. In Detroit the labor picture looks brighter Henry Kaiser and his partner J.W. Frazer reach an agreement with union leaders for the manufacture of their new cars at the former Ford Willow Run bomber plant.
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