Washington DC, United States of America
Crowds in America wait for response to German submarine warfare / Wilson speaking. This is within the month before the USA actually declared war on Germany.
[Original title frame (not seen here) read: "Crowds gather about the capitol awaiting President Wilson's reply to Germany's invasion of America's rights."]
Shot of crowd in Washington; DC doing just that - pan to left showing a lot of men outside capitol. Cars speeding past people and into an arched entry in the building.
Flash frame intertitle of Wilson's words, backwards: "I request that you authorise me to supply our merchant ships with defensive arms to protect our ships and our people."
CU American President Woodrow Wilson speaking; bookcase in BG. As he speaks an American flag begins to appear superimposed on the screen; then Wilson's face fades and the flag is shown alone; fluttering in wind. Dramatic special effects!
Speech; patriotism; U-boats; unrestricted submarine warfare. World War One; world leaders.