GENERAL BALBO & FLEET LEAVE FOR HOME General Italo Balbo and his armada of twenty-four Italian seaplanes begin the return trip on their then unprecedented round-trip flight from Rome to the Chicago World Fair. Gorgeous aerials of the mass flight include their passage over New York City and the Statue of Liberty.
NYC HONORS GENERAL BALBO & FLEET General Italo Balbo and the crew of his 24-seaplane armada are given an enthusiastic ticker tape parade on their way to City Hall by New York City officials and citizens alike. The Italians are the first in history to attempt a round-trip flight from Rome to the Chicago World Fair.
GENERAL BALBO & FLEET REACH AMERICA General Italo Balbo and his armada of twenty-four seaplanes reach their final destination of the World Fair in Chicago, Illinois while hundreds cheer them on for their record-breaking flight. General Balbo gives a brief, "Vive la America" to reporters.
RAWLEIGH WARNER OIL TANKER FIRE - 1932 Following an explosion the Louisiana oil tanker Rawleigh Warner burns while fire boats try to put out the flames. At least nine crew are killed in the tragic disaster.
WINTER BRINGS FROZEN WONDERLAND - 1932 Winter temperatures drop slowing encompassing a river in ice. Boat POV of the ice forming then cut to a couple walking across the now solid-as-earth river. Everywhere one looks the trees and water are turned into crystal sculptures of ice and snow.
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