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Uploaded on Jun 15, 2009

Allied troops fresh from the war front receive a ticker tape parade while motorcycle dispatch riders take their final tests before deploying overseas. The American military builds itself up with Soldiers and equipment for a world war, while pilots already deployed take on the Japanese Empire. (ARC 38907)

Part 1, allied troops receive a ticker-tape parade. Part 2, army motorcycle dispatch riders take their final cross-country test. Part 3, Henry Ford and Donald Nelson inspect bomber and tank plants. Part 4, victory ships are constructed and launched. Mayor La Guardia presents awards to wounded merchant seamen. Part 5, Gen. Hugh Drum and Adm. Andrews attend an Army-Navy benefit horse race at Belmont Park. Part 6, South American military experts view U.S. land and air forces. Part 7, U.S. soldiers and nurses arrive at Australia. Planes and antiaircraft guns battle Japanese planes.

Transcript (PDF): http://archives.gov/social-media/tran...

CREATED BY
Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Overseas Operations Branch. New York Office. News and Features Bureau. (12/17/1942 - 09/15/1945)

REPOSITORY:
Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-M), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001.

For information about ordering reproductions of moving images held by the Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Records Section, visit: http://www.archives.gov/research/orde...

SUBJECTS
Merchant mariners; Motorcycles; Parades; Victory ships; World War, 1939-1945
Nelson, Donald Marr; Andrews, Adolphus, 1879-1948; Drum, Hugh Aloysius, 1879-1951; Ford, Henry, 1863-1947; La Guardia, Fiorello H. (Fiorello Henry), 1882-1947
United News Company, Producer
New York City

MORE INFORMATION:
More information is available in the National Archives online catalog:
http://arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action...

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