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Published on Sep 9, 2009
The British Royal Air Force bombards Essen, Germany as the Sullivan mother christens a new navy ship named after her five fallen sons. All this and plenty more World War II footage in this United News production, one of thousands of films at the National Archives.
In part 1, Royal Air Force (RAF) Lancaster bombers strike Essen, Germany. In part 2, the destroyer Sullivan and two destroyer escorts are launched. In part 3, tanks are tested over a tank obstacle course. In part 4, Madame Chiang Kai-shek speaks in the Hollywood Bowl. It shows Mary Pickford and Norma Shearer. In part 5, an army rescue squad uses a life boat to rescue downed airmen. In part 6, paratroopers jump in a practice mission carrying their mascots (Boxer pups). In part 7, Canadian artillery units practice firing in snowy terrain. Troops and tanks are loaded on ships and the convoy sails.
SUBJECTS Air warfare Dogs Search and rescue operations Tanks (Military science) World War, 1939-1945 Shearer, Norma Chiang, May-ling Soong, 1897-2003 Pickford, Mary, 1892-1979 United News Company, Producer Department of the Navy. The Sullivans (Destroyer).(09/30/1943 -09/18/1947 ) Canada. Canadian Army. Hollywood (Los Angeles, Los Angeles county, California)