Base [1999]

Experience the American Journey through our country's visual heritage in this historical recording provided by the National Archives of the United States.WEST POINT SENDS HER MEN TO WAR!,1942: 1. Gen. Marshall reviews graduates. 2. "Flying Tigers" in China. Gen. Chennault. 3. Men of Houston, Texas, enlist in the Navy in retribution of the sinking of the Houston. 4. Mexico City urges Camacho to enter the war. War is declared. 5. A British convoy carries tanks to Russia. 6. Gens. Ralph Royce and George Brett on flying missions in the Pacific. 7. Roosevelt reviews a military parade in Washington, D.C. NEW YORK HAILS WAR HEROES OF UNITED NATIONS,1942: 1. Allied troops receive a ticker-tape parade. 2. Army motorcycle dispatch riders take cross-country test. 3. Henry Ford and Donald Nelson inspect bomber and tank plants. 4. Victory ships are constructed and launched. 5. Gen. Hugh Drum and Adm. Andrews attend an Army-Navy benefit horse race. 6. South American military experts view U.S. Land and air forces. 7. U.S. Soldiers and nurses arrive at Australia. Planes and antiaircraft guns battle Japanese planes. SOVIET COMMISSAR MOLOTOV'S SECRET VISIT TO U.S.,1942: 1. Molotov boards a plane in Washington, D.C. 2. Sec. Hull and Ambassador Litvinov sign a lend-lease agreement. 3. Grand Coulee dam is opened. 4. President greets King George II of Greece at the White House. 5. Women war workers leave their children in nursery schools. 6. U.S. Bombers ferried to Canada. 7. Scrap metal drives. 8. Allied troops parade in New York City. U.S. RUSHES NEW BASES IN PACIFIC,1942: 1. Equipment and supplies are unloaded. 2. Navy nurses model summer uniforms. Women join the WAC; shows the WAC Col. Oveta C. Hobby. Women dispatch carriers ride motorcycles. 3. A track meet at Madison Square Garden. 4. How V-mail is handled. 5. A Japanese cruiser burns during a naval fight near Midway. Adm. Nimitz presents decorations. Bombers are manufactured. Midshipmen graduate and parade at Annapolis. U.S. REVEALS ARMED MIGHT FOR CHURCHILL,1942: 1. President Roosevelt and Winston Churchill meet at the White House and then view a mass parachute drop. 2. The Red Cross provides food as refugee children debark in New York City. 3. Seven brothers and their father (all Navy men) pose on a cruiser. 4. Air Force gunners assemble and disassemble guns. Simulated aerial combat. 5. President Roosevelt and his cabinet greet King Peter of Yugoslavia at the White House. Rueen Wilhelmina and Princess Juliana meet in Canada. 6. Tanks roll off an assembly line, are loaded on trains and planes, and advance in combat. This historical recording from the National Archives may contain variations in audio and video quality based on the limitations of the original source material.The content summary for this DVD is adapted from an historical description provided by the government agency or donor at the time of production release. This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.

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