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A demonstration of messages sent by carrier pigeons at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey.

A pigeon carrier demonstration at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. Pigeons in a cage are used for transferring messages. A soldier writes a message on a paper and ties it on a pigeon's leg. Pigeon back at Fort Monmouth. A soldier takes out the paper from its foot. (World War II period).

Date: 1942
Duration: 2 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Visit of U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy to the Signal Laboratory, Camp Evans, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey

Exteriors of Fort Monmouth and its Camp Evans Signal Laboratory in New Jersey. Radar dishes revolving in fenced area. Visit of U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy, Chairman of Senate Subcommittee investigating "Army Signal Corps Subversion and Espionage.". Among those accompanying Senator McCarthy are Roy Cohn, chief counsel to the Senate Subcommittee , Senator H. Alexander Smith, of New Jersey, Robert T. Stevens,Secretary of the Army, Congressman James O. Auchincloss, of New Jersey, and Major General K.B.Lawton, Commanding General of Fort Monmouth. McCarthy and companions board a Military Air Transport C-47 aircraft to depart.

Date: 1953, October 20
Duration: 48 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. Army Signal Corps officers train at Fort Monmouth and production of signal communication items in the United States.

The role and contribution of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in combat and war. U.S. Army Signal Corps officers train at the Signal Corps Officer Candidate School (OCS) Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. Officers train at telegraph machines under the supervision of an instructor. Officers seated at desks in a classroom. Instructors take classes with the help of charts, diagrams and black boards. Officers seated atop electric poles for training. Two officers train in hand-to-hand combat at the OCS. Officers learn to use Radio Relay. Students listen to an instructor as he demonstrates the process. A U.S. soldier lays field wire across a hilly terrain to establish wire communications in the European Theater during World War II. Soldiers on the hill. Soldiers set up a sending station at the point where the wire can't go forward. A receiver is set up at the point from where the wire can go forward again. A soldier receives a photograph of a map through facsimile. Items of signal communication including radio relays, receivers, walkie-talkies, radio boxes and fuses to be produced and distributed by the USA Signal Corps to all other ground forces, navy and the Allies. New, modern, improved efficient signal communication equipment. A soldier displays two old type fuses and their counterparts.

Date: 1943
Duration: 2 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy and Major General K.B.Lawton, at a press conference in New York City

Senator Joseph McCarthy, Chairman, Senate Subcommittee, investigating Army Signal Corps Subversion and Espionage at Fort Monmouth, during a press conference at the Federal Building in New York City. He is accompanied by Major General K.B Lawton, Commanding General of Fort Monmouth (in civilian clothes). Journalist asks Senator McCarthy about the outcome of the investigations into leaked information. McCarthy discusses suspensions of employees at Forth Monmouth due to communist activities and involvement with communism and espionage.

Date: 1953
Duration: 1 min 49 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
The Signal Corps recruits being trained and study communication equipment in the United States.

A training film titled: 'Pro Patria Vigilans' on the wartime and peacetime activities of the U.S. signal Corps. United States Army General Douglas MacArthur aboard the U.S. Army battleship USS Missouri during the Japanese surrender ceremonies in 1945. Aircraft flying in formation overhead. Antiaircraft guns directed towards the aircraft. Signal Corps recruits train at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. The recruits dive and swim across water. The soldiers attend lecture by an officer. A sign reads: 'Field Radio Course'. Men working in the radio room and are trained. An officer training the soldiers with the help of a model. The coastal defense training of the soldiers. The soldiers study the communication equipment. An aircraft takes off and lands near the message center. A sign outside the building reads: 'Master Message Center'. Officers seated at a desk, discussing a map. (World War II period).

Date: 1947
Duration: 4 min 14 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Launching of the USS Iowa (BB-61) in New York, and of her sister ship, USS New Jersey (BB-62),in Philadelphia, during World War II..

Camera pans vertically from top to bottom over the bow of the USS Iowa (BB-61) as she is ready for launching at the Brooklyn Navy yard in New York City, on August 22, 1942. Sponsor of the ship, Ilo Browne Wallace, wife of Vice President Henry A. Wallace, Christens the Iowa by breaking a bottle of champagne over her bow, and the ship moves down the ways toward the East River. The Williamsburg Bridge is seen dimly in the background, as the Iowa plunges into the water. Camera focuses, next, on the USS New Jersey (BB-62) ready for launching at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on December 7, 1942. Men knock supports from below the New Jersey, in preparation for her launching. Next, she is seen moving down the ways. Closeups of some shipyard workers smiling as the New Jersey is launched. The New Jersey is seen well out into the Delaware River, with some smoke rising from one of her funnels. (World War 2, WWII, WW2)

Date: 1942, August 27
Duration: 52 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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