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People wait outside a store to buy goods, and Colleens, Irish soldiers pray in Ireland.

Irish people face crisis in Ireland during World War II. People on a street. A horse drawn carriage carrying people on the street. Men and women walk on the street in the background. A man walk in between the parked bicycles. People stand in a group on a path way. The Irish people wait in a line to buy goods. U.S. Minister Gery seated at a desk looks into papers. Prime Minister of Ireland Eamon De Valera looks into papers. The Prime Minister walks out of a building. People crowd outside the building. A policeman controls the crowd. Smiling, happy boy and girl Irish children crowd near the front and beside the policeman. A car drives in between the crowd gathered on the street. Two men stand on a boundary wall and take pictures in the background. The Irish soldiers march. The Colleens pray. The Irish troops stand in formation and pray. The Irish girls kneel down praying.

Date: 1944, April 17
Duration: 1 min 30 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A panorama showing Irish countryside and various cities and people of Ireland in the mid 1940's.

A panorama of the Irish countryside, sheep grazing. A map of Ireland is seen. Crowds, double decker buses, and vehicles on city streets of Belfast Northern Ireland. Statue of Lord Carson at Parliament. Activities in linen industry. Riveters and welders at work in a shipyard. Protestant Orangemen seen. A painting revering the King and Queen of England. Orangemen in dress costume in a July 12 annual parade celebrating victory at Battle of the Boyne. Custom officials on the Eire-North Ireland border. Narrator talks about the recently independent Eireann and its people who are independent in thought and speech. Irish farmers with horse carts loaded head down a road. Farmers and business men talk in streets of Ireland and strike deals. Horses and carts among the men. An Irish boy standing with a group of sheep. Pastures and bucolic and scenic views of farms and villages in rural Ireland. Men and women spinning wool and weaving.

Date: 1946
Duration: 5 min 17 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Countryside and Infrastructure developmental activities in Ireland.

Exterior of an Irish Government Building in Dublin. Prime MInister Eamon de Valera addresses officials. Views of country side in Ireland. Irish ham and bacon and care and raising of pigs and cows on farms. Farmers plowing in fields, and peat is mined with large harvesting machines and cut into briquettes. Activities in beer brewing (Guiness wooden barrels seen lined up at a brewery) and auto industry with a Ford assembly line in Cork Ireland. New cars on the assembly line being assembled by Irish workers. A Dunlop rubber processing plant in Cork Ireland. Rubber boots being manufactured at the Dunlop plant. The Shannon hydroelectic scheme power project in Limerick region of Ireland; views of the power plant and the river Shannon from which it draws power. View of the hydroelectric dam. Men working atop a large electric transmission tower. Women examine an electric table top mixer for the kitchen. A woman using an electric iron on clothes, and a view of an electric waffle maker and toaster. Streets of Dublin busy with activity. Clocks, shirts, ties, and cutlery in shop windows of Dublin, along with blankets and other goods all made in Ireland. Physicians and nurses gather in a surgical theater of a hospital. Newborn baby being washed in a maternity ward. Public housing construction efforts shown transforming older thatched cottages into modern homes. Signs in ancient Gaelic are shown, recently restored as the national language of the independent Eire. Irish schoolboys enter a school building. Many have no shoes. A teacher instructs the school boys in the classroom.

Date: 1946
Duration: 5 min 36 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. Army Service Forces transporting troops and supplies during World War II.

U.S. troops board a large transport ship via a gangplank. Troops on an intermediate deck of the ship. Some are sprawled out relaxing. View from above of more troops boarding a ship. Men and equipment on the pier below. American forces at various far flung places where the U.S. Army Services Forces facilitated their transport and logistic support. Fleeting glimpses of troops in: Ireland; Alaska; Trinidad; and South America. Troops jam the upper deck of a transport ship. Army Service Forces officers in a planning meeting. Naval officers on deck of a ship look through binoculars as U.S. Naval ships bombard the coast of , Solomon Islands and landing craft carry marines in an amphibious assault. Next, a man is seen annotating a map of North Africa. Secret maps pertaining to Allied landings in Tunisia and Algeria. Animated map illustrates amphibious landings on North African coast, highlighting Casablanca, Oran, and Algeria. Landing craft carry troops and supplies that are piled up in the sand beach. Soldiers moving military supplies ashore, in fire brigade fashion. Offices of the Army Service Forces. Trucks on the move in remote locations. Supply ship being loaded at a terminal. Fuel drums and army vehicles a being loaded aboard ships. Officers seated at a conference table. Ordinary American enlisted soldiers in a griping session at an Army post in the United States. Camera pans over large formation of soldiers. Animated chart shows more than half of servicemen who are part of Army Service Forces (ASF), are unaware of that. Troops marching in review at a tropical location, where reviewing officers wear pith helmets. Chart illustrates lack of unit pride in ASF. Images of various ASF logos. Chart shows Signal Corps and Engineers elements of ASF have the greatest unit pride. But most think better of other branches of the Army. More troops marching, in steel helmets and carrying rifles with bayonets affixed. Troops marching overlaid by "50%" indicating that half don't believe their contributions to the war effort are significant. Troops lined up (for pay?). More charts expressing concern about low morale. A heavy gun firing. German paratroopers jumping from a formation of Junkers Ju 52 aircraft. Charts expressing prevailing U.S. troops view that Germany wouldn't be too hard to defeat. Chart showing lack of understanding about why the U.S. is fighting Germany. Image of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill seated in front of their key military officers at Casablanca Conference in World War 2. Chart shows U.S. soldiers believe that the greatest war effort is expended by the U.S. followed by Russia, with China and Britain providing little. Chart illustrates that only half U.S. troops want to get overseas and fight. Chart shows U.S. War Department films can correct this problem.

Date: 1944
Duration: 5 min 14 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Irish Prime Minister Eamon de Valera in an official meeting in Ireland.

Irish flag on an official Irish Government building. Irish Prime Minister Eamon de Valera working in office. Exterior of Fianna Fail-The Republican Party building in Ireland. Officials in a meeting, de Valera addressing. Pictures of important historic political leaders who struggled for independence of Ireland can be seen. Narrator discussing Ireland's decision to remain neutral in World War 2. A statue on the top of a building. Children filling water from a communal hand pump for a town. Views of country side, sheep grazing in Ireland

Date: 1946
Duration: 2 min 11 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Eamon de Valera and Sean T. O'Kelly honor U.S. former President Dwight D. Eisenhower at Aras an Uachtarain in Ireland.

Ireland President honors Eisenhower in Ireland. The Aras an Uachtarain building. The President of Ireland Eamon de Valera and the former President Sean Thomas O'Kelly honor the former President of the United States Dwight D. Eisenhower at Aras an Uachtarain. Dignitaries interact. Photographers take photographs. The wives of the dignitaries interact.

Date: 1962, August 27
Duration: 32 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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