CHEERING & MARCHING TROOPS AND STRIKES A fleet of warships return home from WWI. War hero Alvin York. Montage parades of marching troops. After the War, civil unrest sets in with striking factory workers.
PANORAMA OF WESTWALL FIGHTING Strasbourg, capital of Alsace-Lorraine, is captured by the Americans and the French. Flooded canals testify to the unruly weather being encountered. Tons of heavy equipment have been left by the Nazis in their headlong retreat. And swastikas by the thousand, are trod under foot by sullen Nazi prisoners. Various villages, including Baseweiler, are bombarded, then entered. Many Yanks are wounded. Pursuing the scorched earth policy, the Nazis have applied the torch to many of the towns, causing the natives to band into volunteer fire departments, to save their homes.
WORLD'S CROOKEDEST RACE Famed far and wide as the world's most crooked race, the Sammamish Slough Outboard classic in Seattle, Washington pits 30 of the best racing skippers in a thrilling speed dash along the narrow, twisting inland waterway.
DOUGHBOYS & RED CROSS PARADE Excellent footage of hordes of new recruits boarding ships to join the Allies in the fight against Germany. Overhead view of the Red Cross marching down the street. Buy bonds
JFK AIRPORT OPENS New York's thirty million dollar International Airport (originally Idlewild, now JFK Airport) building is dedicated, a vast modernistic structure eleven city blocks long, designed to bring airport facilities into the jet age.
FOREIGN MINISTERS AT GERMAN CONFERENCE At the conference of French, British, Russian, and U.S. Foreign Ministers in Berlin, deadlock on an agenda continues as the Reds seek to delay German peace talks with a demand for a parley on world issues to include Red China--a bid for "spheres of influence" denounced by Secretary of State John Foster Dulles.
GIRLS RESPOND TO "DANCE DRAFT" Uncle Sam's appeal for pretty Federal employees to enroll as dance partners for Army camps is met with enthusiasm. Brunettes, Blondes and Redheads sign up to jitterbug with the troops.
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