CIVIL PILOT TRAINING AT PENSACOLA AIR BASE Following President Roosevelt's orders to train 20,000 students as civilian pilots (and possible war reserves) young men learn the basics of flying at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. Great POVs of the students performing aerial maneuvers.
NYC MEMORIAL DAY PARADE & CIVIL WAR VETS Huge crowds turn out for a New York City Memorial Day parade and celebration to honor the war dead. A highlight of the parade are the thinning ranks of Civil War Veterans who march together proud and gray.
GENERAL FRANCO'S VICTORY IN BARCELONA General Franco's nationalist army enters Barcelona and captures the city during the civil war in Spain. Troops march through the streets. General Franco rides in a car.
Date: January 26, 1939 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:24:00, No Audio
LINCOLN BRIGADE VETS RETURN HOME FROM SPAIN Abraham Lincoln Brigade Veterans who fought in the Spanish Civil War with Loyalist troops against General Franco are greeted by huge crowds as they arrive home in New York City. Afterwards the proud men and their supporters march through the city in a reception parade.
CUBAN REVOLUTION - 1 Artillery fire batters Cuba's Hotel Nacional during a aseige against deposed army officers holed up there. Elsewhere U.S. warships and troops sit on the sidelines ready to intervene if needed.
CUBAN REVOLUTION - 2 Rioting and looting follows in the wake of the revolution against the oppressive Cuban government and President Gerardo Machado. Mobs loot stores and run wild through the streets while the military lays seige to deposed leaders hiding in the Hotel Nacional.
NEWS EVENTS OF 1935 & 1936 - 1 Top news events of 1935 and 1936 included Mussolini's chemical warfare testing; FDR's New Deal agricultural support program; the passage of the Veteran's Bonus Bill; more on Senator Huey Long, Father Coughlin, the NRA and William Green; civil war veterans honored and Kelly Patillo wins the Indy 500.
CUBAN REVOLUTION During an uprising against the political structure in Cuba U.S. warships surround Havana's harbor. The new Junta (military government) including General Fulgencio Batista and new President Dr. Ramon Grau San Martingather to restore peace and avert intervention by the United States.
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