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.
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.
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.
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.
Officers training at Fort Knox Armored Center in Kentucky,United States. View of the Headquarters of the Armored center. Officer John W. Leonard seated at desk in office. The armored school is divided into specialized sections which includes instructor training department,communication department and weapons department. Officers learn about principles of latest weapons at the weapons department. During training officers are demonstrated about functions of each part of the weapons using models. In the electrical division the students are given instructions in engine ignition and power supply. In the basic class officers learn about the practical application of tanks. They learn to move tanks on field. Officers attend an advanced class on staff and command problems. They learn about tactical planning and functions of armored units. Officers receive a series of extensive courses.
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.