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'Community Advisory Service Center' established in Bridgeport, Connecticut after World War II.

Film 'Community Advisory Committee' shows American people finding employment after World war II. People work in American factories and mills. A group of men and women work on operating machines. A train gives departure signal. People walk on a street. Officials in a meeting discuss the re-employment problem in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Social agencies deal with personal problems of the people. The Mayor of the city shows a plan for the city's development during a meeting. 'Community Advisory Service Center' board at the entrance of a building. People walk in and out of the building. A machine operator comes for help and is interviewed by a councilor at the Community Advisory Service Center. He gives a conduct test at the center.

Date: 1949
Duration: 8 min 29 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The 1944 U.S. Presidential election in World War II

On Election Day, November 7, 1944, in World War 2, Americans are seen waiting patiently to vote. They stand in a long line extending down a city sidewalk next to brick and stone buildings. Views of several persons in the line. Scene shifts in flashback to the election of Woodrow Wilson, in 1912. Four men on horseback arrive at a polling place. Another travels to vote, in his 1910 Ford Model T truck. Change of time and place shows farmer arriving by horse-drawn wagon and walking to polling place past 1930s car and truck. A fully laden truck stops at a rural gasoline station, temporarily serving as polling place. American town residential street scene in the 1930s. Citizens gathering to vote at a polling place set up at a laundry shop, in the Bronx Borough of New York City. Views of various places in the United States, serving as polling places. Americans seen waiting to vote at various places, in the 1944 national election. Among the sites shown is Bridgeport Central High School, built in 1916, (which later became Bridgeport City Hall), at 45 Lyon Terrace in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Persons in various places, registering to vote, including actor Lewis Stone, actress Esther Williams, and USO entertainer, Bob Hope. Voter closing curtain behind him as he votes. Views of voters' feet, below curtains, as they vote. Various types of boxes. Newspaper headline speaks of the large voter turnout in millions during the 1944 election. Shipyard workers at end of their shift, are seen heading to the polls to vote.

Date: 1944, November 7
Duration: 3 min 14 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A WW1 era Mark VIII tank is tested in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Testing and demonstration of ordnance material in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Mark VIII tank of World War I tested in Bridgeport, Connecticut on 31st October 1918. Tank moves out a yard. Interiors of the tank and the controls. Assistant Secretary of War Benedict Crowell, General CC Williams and British military men observe the Mark VIII tank undergo climbing test. Tank climbs up and down a slope.

Date: 1918
Duration: 2 min 32 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Testing of a Mark VIII tank in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Testing and demonstration of ordnance material in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Mark VIII tank of World War I tested in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Tank moves in high gear as it undergoes a speed test. It climbs down ramps and runs cross country. Tank moves on a forest road as a car follows it. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)

Date: 1918
Duration: 2 min 15 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Mark VIII tank of World War I undergoes tree smashing and climbing tests in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Testing and demonstration of ordnance material in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Mark VIII tank of World War I tested in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Tank smashes apple tree during a tree smashing test to test its traction power. Tank moves over a 14 feet obstruction trench from the flat side. Tank moves over a trench from mound side during a climbing test. Mark VIII climbs over a stone wall. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)

Date: 1918
Duration: 3 min 19 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The maneuverable and powerful Mark VIII tank of World War I era drives through a stone wall in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Testing and demonstration of ordnance material in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Mark VIII tank of World War I tested in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Tank moves down a slope to exhibit its rolling resistance and ease of control in stopping and turning. American soldiers gather around the tank. Tank moves across a mounted stone wall. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)

Date: 1918
Duration: 1 min 27 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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