This black and white film is one of the episodes of "Yesterday's Newsreels", an early 1950s TV show made from the General Newsreel collection. It features nine segments of historic highlights. Submarine Warfare 1875-1918 (:29). A torpedo moves through the water, hits a ship, and it sinks (:38-:57). John T. Holland is shown with his 1875 version of a submarine (:58-1:15). Early submarines are shown (1:16-1:28), as is Grand Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz of Nazi Germany (1:29-1:39). Actual footage of an English ship is shown being shelled and completely sunk by a U-boat (1:40-2:18). The U-boat spots another steamer and sends a surface torpedo. The British ship’s crew are seen in lifeboats and taken aboard as prisoners of war (2:19-3:00). A prototype steam-propelled sub has collapsible funnels (3:01-3:25). A sub comes into dock (3:26-3:55). Rin Tin Tin (3:58). Rin Tin Tin entertains sick children in the late 1920s (4:03-4:35). Litvinoff Visits U.S. 1933 (4:37). President Roosevelt (4:48) invites a Russian representative to the United States. Russia sends M. M. Litvinoff, who arrives to fanfare (5:04-5:50). Personalities (5:50). Theatrical producer David Belasco buys WWI bonds in 1918 (5:58-6:13), Gloria Swanson is shown with her new husband, the Marquis de la Falaise, in 1925 (6:14-6:37), and cartoonist Clare Briggs draws for the camera (6:38-7:00). Miniature Golf 1928-1930 (7:02). Men and women play the new popular pasttime miniature golf (7:09-7:21). Courses were even on building rooftops (7:22-7:53). 1932 Chicago Granary Fire (7:53). The fire rages on August 4, 1932 as firefighters and fireboats attempt to get it under control (7:57-9:16). Piccard’s Balloon October 1934 (9:17). Jeannette and Auguste Piccard are shown in Dearborn, Michigan attempting to set an altitude record in their balloon Stratosphere (9:25-9:55). 1928 Fashions of the Day (10:00). Shown are knee-length winter coats made of ermine (stoat) trimmed in white fox with a silk brocade lining, as well as ermine and sable, and ermine and monkey fur (10:06-10:58). 1922 Sports (11:00). The first women’s international track and field meet is held in Paris. Our female athletes smile for the camera (11:07-11:24). Shown are the 100 (11:26), the high jump (11:31), shot put (11:42), broad jump (11:45), and javelin throw (12:04).
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