A very fast paced look back over the twenty years 1914-1934 focusing on war and revolution.
Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown. 1934?
American voiceover. A pacey look back at World War I and the events that followed it.
Title reads: "WAR - 20 years ago the World War began" (T/C obscures company name) "Editor's Note: Today on the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the World War, we still feel its effects. Pathe News brings to life again the events of that epochal era and the subsequent years ... events that show we are still at war."
Shots of troops of many nations marching during World War One. Shots of artillery. Emperor Franz Joseph. Shot of Czar Nicholas II. Russian troops marching. French troops march. CU President Woodrow Wilson signs Declaration of War. Quick shots of draft numbers being selected. CU General Pershing. Troops running forward. German troops marching. Czar Nicholas II parades with family. Bolshevik troops in Red Square, Moscow. CU Alexander Kerenski. Still Lenin. Victory celebrations in United States. Trouble in Germany. President of German Republic Ebert. Kaiser Wilhelm II exiled. Treaty of Versailles. CU Map of Europe. British troops in Ireland before the Irish Free State. Prohibition scenes - America. Founding - League of Nations. The Rift Revolt. President Harding at Naval Arms Convention. Unrest in America - troops with machine guns. Benito Mussolini and the Black Shirts in Italy. Occupation of the Ruhr. Conference over German reparations. Problems in Greece. CU King George II of Greece. General Strike scenes in Britain. American troops in Nicaragua. Civil war in China. President Calvin Coolidge at Pan America Congress for Peace. General Escobar in Mexico. Stock crash in Wall Street. President Hoover announces the Kellog-Briand Pact. Japan invades Manchuria. King Alphonso XIII of Spain. Republic set up under Zamora. Shanghai. Gandhi in India. Bonus Army moved on by US troops. President Franklin Roosevelt sworn in. Film of the New Deal. Ramsay MacDonald and others discuss war debts. Litvinov and Russia recognised. CU Hitler. Nazis. Revolt in Cuba. Strikes in America. Strikes in France. Revolt in Austria. More shots of Nazi Germany. Russian troops in Moscow. British & Japanese Naval warships. American navy. CU Hitler & Mussolini. CU Stalin. Emperor in Japan. CU Roosevelt - In America alone lies the hope of democracy (according to the voiceover).