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.
Pennsylvania military school cadets ride horses in Chester, Pennsylvania. The cadets ride horses in a wooded area and cross a stream.
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.
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.
Mrs. Bergdoll speaks standing near a table in Chester, Pennsylvania. Photo of President Franklin D Roosevelt on table.
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.