BLIZZARD HITS CHICAGO A blizzards sweeps across the nation from Oklahoma to New York. The city of Chicago is hit hard with freezing snow that quickly clogs highways and sends pedestrians under cover of umbrellas and heavy winter coats.
CHINA AT WAR WITH JAPAN Montage of the Second Sino-Japanese war includes Chinese nurses patching up soldiers,
young women lining up to enlist for their country, Generalissimo and Madame Chiang Kai-shek enjoying a rare moment of peace amidst war and young men marching off to war and practicing the art of camouflage.
CHINA AT WAR WITH JAPAN - 1 Madame Chiang Kai-shek supervises supplies and working with young girls who are part of the war effort. Cut to citizens of Hankow fleeing the city despite reinforcements in the French Concession's "Safety Zone".
PREMIER CHAMBERLAIN RETURNS FROM HITLER TALKS British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain is greeted enthusiastically by the English upon his return from peace talks with Hitler. The British politician hopes to avert war after Hitler promises German annexation for Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland region.
CZECHOSLOVAKIA PREPARES FOR WAR Czechoslovakia's armed forces prepare for possible German invasion after Hitler demands annexation with the country's Sudetenland region. Casualties begin to find their way into hospitals as young men are injured in skirmishes leading up to overall resistance.
MODERN TRAVELERS RECEIVE BLESSING In a rather unusual religious ceremony 5,000 motorists and cyclists are blessed by priests of St. Christopher's Shrine Church in Baldwin, N.Y. The ritual blessing re-enacts ancient rites of the patron saint of travelers with an updated twist.
HOLLYWOOD BLVD. SIGN ON BROADWAY Hollywood stars and Miss America beauty queen Marilyn Meseke rename a section of New York City's Broadway “Hollywood Boulevard” as part of a movie campaign to aid recovery. A street sign is unveiled amidst the crowds and bustling streets of NYC.
CANADIAN NATIONAL EXHIBITION PARADE Toronto's Canadian National Exhibition opens with ceremonies and parade featuring military units from Canada and the United States. After all of the flags including an American one are unfurled the Exhibition opens to the public.
JAPANESE BOMB CANTON, CHINA The Japanese bomb Canton, China. White and black clouds of smoke mark where planes drop deadly missiles. Cut to rescue workers digging through rubble to recover survivors and the dead.
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