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First armored division, the 'Panzer' unit of the United States army display war maneuvers at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

First armored division, the 'Panzer' unit of the United States army display war maneuvers at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Twenty visiting South American Army heads and their mistresses saluted by a parade procession. They watch from stands the tanks and armored division during the military exercise. Soldiers on jeeps fire mortars and display other war equipment.

Date: 1940, October 16
Duration: 39 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. troops in training build a pontoon bridge and also use boats and pontoon boards to cross a river at Front Knox in Kentucky.

U.S. troops training at Fort Knox, Kentucky.Trucks and tanks cross a river at The troops run towards a shore, get on boats and cross the river. An army truck taken across the river on a pontoon boat. The troops push a tank while their shoes fill with mud. Tanks are brought across the river on flat boats. Troops lay pontoons over boats. The tanks cross the pontoon bridge.

Date: 1940
Duration: 51 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Workers at Mint gold refractory in Philadelphia cast government gold into bars to transfer it to Fort Knox Vault in Kentucky.

U.S. Treasury prepares to move United States gold bullion to Fort Knox Vault in Kentucky. External view of U.S. Mint building in Philadelphia with cars passing by North entrance. Workers at the Mint's gold refractory in Philadelphia cast huge quantity of government gold into bars. Workers working at kiln. 28th Director of the Mint, Nellie Tayloe Ross, signs paperwork while seated at a desk, flanked by other U.S. Mint officials. View of gold bars to be transferred to Fort Knox Vault in Kentucky.

Date: 1937, January 13
Duration: 41 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Nellie Tayloe Ross and officials oversee first gold shipment to Fort Knox from United States Mint in Philadelphia

Nellie Tayloe Ross, the 28th Director of the Mint, and Employees at the United States Mint, Department of Treasury oversee the first shipment of government gold from the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia to the U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Clip shows casting and weighing of government gold, at the U.S. Mint facility in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Nellie Tayloe Ross seen speaking and seated at a desk with other officials nearby. Mint officials check the quality and dimensions of a cast gold bar to be transported to Fort Knox in Kentucky. Gold molded into bars by ram machines. Nellie Tayloe Ross signs papers. Molding machines and employees at work. Molten gold in a kiln. Man casts it into gold bars. Officials and armed guards keep an eye on the process. Gold bars are placed on one side of a large scale and weighed. Exterior view of the U.S. Mint department building in Philadelphia. View is of the third U.S. Mint building in Philadelphia, North facade, facing Spring Garden Street (building later owned by the Community College of Philadelphia, as of 1973). Late 1930's automobiles seen passing by the U.S. Mint on Spring Garden Street.

Date: 1937, January 13
Duration: 4 min 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Soldiers undergo hot and cold temperature tests at Fort Knox in Kentucky, United States.

'How much you can take 'Volunteers undergo Army medical research at Fort Knox in Kentucky, United States. Soldiers tested for their ability to adapt to hot temperatures. Soldiers carry bags and walk under high temperatures to prepare them for war conditions in deserts and humid jungles. They walk on a treadmill under high temperatures. The amount of liquid to be consumed by each one of them is determined by the medics. At night soldiers relax with temperatures lowered to 90 degrees. Tanks also examined for different climatic conditions. Men check the efficiency of Army clothing. Wire put up on the bodies of soldiers record body temperature. Men wearing clothes enter a cold room and get into sleeping bags. A man in another room observes the body temperatures. Tanks tested for weather efficiency. Men wear jackets and masks for protection against cold weather.

Date: 1943
Duration: 3 min 26 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
M-3 medium tanks stage an attack at Fort Knox in Kentucky, United States.

A film on the manufacture and uses of M-3 medium tanks in the United States. The headquarters of the armored forces of the nation at Fort Knox in Kentucky. A sign board reads: 'US Military Reservation, Danger, Keep Out, Range firing in this area Unauthorized persons entering this area, do so at their own risk, By order of the Commanding General'. Soldiers aboard tanks. The tanks move on the practice fields. A tower in the background. Smoke rises as the tanks fire. A ship in a harbor. Tanks loaded aboard the ship. Men work. The ship underway.

Date: 1942
Duration: 2 min 7 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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