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.
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. Army Medical Service research in collaboration with scientists around the world. Tropical Disease Research Center in Puerto Rico. Building with jeep parked in front. View of scientists in the laboratory. Scientists at table gather data on tropical diseases. Germany: scientists studying epidemic jaundice observe through a microscope. Another scientist pours a liquid in a flask. Madagascar :Street scene with veiled women and turbaned men in market place. Washington: Laboratory of Army Medical Research Center. Technicians and scientists work in laboratory. Chemicals kept in the shelves. A doctors collects the blood sample of a person. A team of doctors perform surgery. A soldier on bed wearing an oxygen mask and then on a tread mill, in experiments at Fort Knox, Kentucky . Aerial view of atomic bomb explosion. A person entering Headquarters Building of Walter Reed U.S. Army Medical Center, Washington, DC . A soldier in a whirlpool tub of water as a nurse helps with physical therapy. Soldier patients receiving physical therapy under supervision of nurse. Soldiers in beds in a hospital ward. A soldier drinks purified water from a mug and purifies water in the field. A scientist pours a liquid from one flask to another in developing pasteurization methods. Chefs cook. Scientists wearing mask as they work in the laboratory. Microscopic view of disease-causing bacteria. DDT is sprayed into a woman's clothing. DDT spray and powder fumigates plants. A blood sample taken from finger and put on slide. Candling of eggs preparing penicillin. Captain Carl Zimmerman, U.S. Army, speaks.
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.
The first draft lottery conducted under the 1940 Selective Service Act. . U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt standing at a podium in the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, in Washington DC. Members of his cabinet standing nearby. People seated on chairs. A glass container filled with encapsulated draft numbers sits on a table. An official blindfolds Henry L. Stimson, Secretary of War, who then draws the first draft number from the glass container. Secretary of Treasury, Henry Morgenthau, Jr. draws the second number, which the President reads aloud, as number 192. Blindfolded next is Attorney General, Robert H. Jackson, who picks the number 8,239, which is read aloud by President Roosevelt. Finally, Secretary of the Navy, Frank Knox, picks the third number (6,620) which the President also reads aloud. A large blackboard displays the first 25 numbers as they are drawn, beginning with the first (158) and ending with the 25th (4,861). Members of the audience applaud.