CROWDED CITIES, HOMELESNESS & SOUP KITCHENS Various images of American life during the Great Depression. City streets, crowded with cars and people. A crowd, waiting to get inside an employment agency. Men, some holding children, filing into a soup kitchen. CU of a woman's hand ladling soup into a bowl. A poor man, sewing his clothing on a bench. Homeless men, sleeping in a doorway and on a park bench.
GANGSTERS Outside, men are lined up facing a wall, the silhouette of a hand holding a gun is seen; inside, a man holding a gun is seen, the gun is fired; a hand holds a gun, the gun is fired; outside at night, a man on a street holding a gun falls to the ground; a uniformed policeman holding a gun looks around the corner of a building; a man near a car is shot, is picked up and put in the car by another, the car speeds off.
PASSENGER SHIP EMBARKS Embarking passengers line the rails of a passenger liner as it prepares to cast off; passengers and porters board the ship via the gangway; CU of a stack billowing smoke; crew member cranks the engine; passengers and people on shore wave as the ship departs; inside the wheelhouse ships crew watch through windows; ship is guided by tug boats as it reverses out of position; crew member cranks the controls.
WHOLE BLOOD Bottles are seen inside a refrigerator; a lab technician removes a bottle and holds it up. Its label states citrated whole blood. The bottle is placed in a carrying crate; other technicians remove the bottles until the refrigerator is empty.
Date: 1950s - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:29:00, With Audio
TRIPARTITE PACT Japan has signed the Tripartite Pact, a treaty with Germany and Italy. Japanese, Italian and German officials ascend the stairs of a building guarded by armed German soldiers. Inside, von Ribbentrop and Matsuoka sit at a large table flanked by military officials.
PRESIDENT WILSON AT VERSAILLES US President Wilson waves from a window inside the Palace of Versailles, for a meeting regarding the forming of the League of Nations. In a courtyard, soldiers stand at attention as horse-drawn carriages drop off dignitaries.
SOUNDBITE: ENGLAND IS LOSING THE WAR The Manhattan Centers marquee advertises a meeting of the America First Committee. Inside, crowds in balconies decorated with striped bunting wave pennants; Charles Lindbergh gives a speech in which he states that it is now obvious that England is losing the war.
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