PANAMA DEFENSES REINFORCED In the face of world conflict, the United States rushes men and guns to the vital Panama canal zone, to prevent attack in case of war. An entire anti-aircraft battery embarks from San Francisco on the transport ship, Chateau Thierry.
RED ARMY INVADES POLAND Russia, in a surprise coup, throws the full weight of her military might against helpless Poland, including tanks and troops dropped in from airplanes. It is expected the Soviet Union will annex one-third of the ill-fated nation.
FRENCH GUNS POUND NAZI LINE Spectacular scenes as railway artillery and other big guns, camouflaged by trees and screens, open up with intense fury against German fortifications. Protected by the barrage, patrols advance still further into Germany, "digging in" as they go. The Allied war chief, General Gamelin, is active at the Front. He arrives for an important staff meeting.
WARSAW RESISTS NAZI THRUST ON THE EASTERN FRONT In the midst of unrelenting bombings by seige guns and planes, Polish defenders speedily remove wounded soldiers from battlefields and wrecked buildings, preparing for a final stand. Nurses serve food to the wounded soldiers.rn
CANADA DECLARES WAR ON NAZIS The Dominion Parliament of Canada convenes for an epochal session and declares a state of war with Germany, preparing to aid Great Britain in the new World War. By the thousands loyal Canadians rush to enlist The Seaforth Highlanders of Vancouver sign up many and put them through intensive drilling.
ARMY STAGES WINTER GAMES Thrilling scenes in Burlington, Vermont mark the annual winter maneuvers of the 7th Field Artillery and the 3rd Cavalry, featuring trick riding by ace horsemen and impressive bombardment by machinery and field pieces.
STRATEGIC HIGHWAY OPENED An important military road is completed in the northern hinterlands of the Tonkin province in French Indochina, which also can be used as a munitions route into South China. Troops parade as the road is opened.
BIG ARMY REVIEW FOR ENVOY An impressive show of military might, including tanks, troops and planes, greets President Somoza of Nicaragua as he arrives in Washington, D.C. on a trade mission. President Roosevelt and others meet him at Union Station.
AID SUPPLIES PLANE BACK FROM CHILE The giant 4-motored "Flying Fortress", which took medical supplies to victims of an earthquake in Chile, lands in Langley Field, VA with its crew of ten. Major Haynes, commander, is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for the relief flight.
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