ETHIOPIAN SOLDIERS PREPARES FOR WAR - 1936 Following an Italian invasion led by Benito Mussolini the citizens of Ethiopia prepare to fight back. Young men cheer and hold up guns and begin practicing manuevers to fight for their country. The Italo-Ethiopian War is often seen as one of the episodes that paved the way for World War II.
THE BBC FILMS A TELEVISION PRODUCTION - 1936 In 1936 the British Broadcasting Corporation opens the first television service in the world. The BBC crew film a group of chorus girls who run out onto stage in bathing suits and begin dancing. Cut to the camera operators moving in for a closer shot.
EVANGELIST BILLY SUNDAY - 1930S Pro baseball player turned influential evangelist Billy Sunday delivers a passionate sermon on meaning of true wealth noting that, "America needs a tidal wave of the old time religion." Brother Sunday then urges everyone to, "Join me in a pledge that you will never rest until this whole God hating, Christ hating, whiskey soaked, Sabbath breaking, blaspheming infidel bootlegging old world is bound to the cross of Jesus Christ by its own chains of love."
BILLIARDS AS A SPORT & A COMEDY SKETCH - 1930S Australian world champion billiards player Walter Lindrum shows his skill at the game. Cut to Harry Tate and his famous mustache as he performs his comedy sketch aptly titled "Billiards" where he wracks up points at the game until he is interrupted by the ceiling above caving in and raining plaster dust all over the table.
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