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Ford plant workers at final assembly line in a Ford Motor plant, Chester, Pa. United States, during World War II.

A mix of various Ford model vehicles including wood-paneled station wagons, sedans and other models, on final line of an assembly plant in Chester, Pennsylvania, during World War 2. A large American flag hangs from the ceiling of the plant. Camera pans across the factory floor, from an elevated position and shows several views of the operation. Each of the vehicles has its doors open. Closeup of one with hood up, as well as, undergoing final inspections. Gleaming new Ford cars parked in a holding area of the plant. Workers gathered around a Ford V8 car, with a sign on its windshield reading:"This is the last V-8. Watch out Japs. Here comes the little Jeep next. 'V for Victory.'" Next, a Ford GPW Jeep follows behind the V8.

Date: 1942, February 20
Duration: 4 min 22 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Cadets of Pennsylvania military school ride horses during a cavalry dash in Chester, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania military school cadets ride horses in Chester, Pennsylvania. The cadets ride horses in a wooded area and cross a stream.

Date: 1930, May 21
Duration: 50 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Workers in Chester, Pa. Ford Motor final assembly plant gather around final V8 passenger car completed before switch to war production in World War II

Workers in Ford Motor final assembly plant gather around a car coming off assembly line. Sign on its windshield reads: :'This is the last V-8. Watch out Japs. Here comes the little Jeep next. 'V for Victory.' " Final Ford V8 passenger car leaves th assembly line, as the plant switches full time to production of jeeps, during World War 2. Group of workers holding the same sign gathers around a Ford GPW Jeep.

Date: 1942, February 20
Duration: 1 min 2 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Aerial views of the shipyards in Chester, Pennsylvania.

Aerial views of shipyards in Chester, Pennsylvania on the Delaware River. Smokestacks, industrial and suburban areas, ships under construction at the ship yard, ships at dock and other views. Opens with power generating plant adjacent to today's Commodore Barry Bridge.

Date: 1948
Duration: 2 min 8 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Mrs. Bergdoll begs President Roosevelt to pardon a noted draft dodger in Chester, Pennsylvania.

Mrs. Bergdoll speaks standing near a table in Chester, Pennsylvania. Photo of President Franklin D Roosevelt on table.

Date: 1940
Duration: 56 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Secretary Dern presents degrees to cadets and reviews a parade in Chester, Pennsylvania.

Degrees being conferred on to cadets at a ceremony in Chester, Pennsylvania. U.S. Secretary of War George Henry Dern with officers . An aide to the Secretary on crutches. Cadets march past. The cadets lined up on a field. Degrees being presented to the cadets. A cadet shakes hands with a man after the ceremony. Secretary Dern reviews a parade. Men holding broom lined up on a field as the Secretary reviews them.

Date: 1933, June 8
Duration: 3 min 38 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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