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Citizens campaign in Mexico City for Mexico to declare war against the Axis powers in World War II

Thousands of citizens march in Mexico City demonstrating for Mexico to declare war against the Axis powers in World War 2. They converge on the main plaza (Zócalo) where President Manuel Ávila Camacho stands on the balcony of the Presidential Palace, with his wife, Doña Soledad Orozco García de Ávila Camacho, and members of his staff. View from a high point overlooking the plaza, showing thousands massed with the Mexico City Cathedral in the background. Narrator states that citizens protest against axis sinking of unarmed mexican ships. Flags of the United States, and allied flags are displayed. Flags are waved in salute for their dead comrades, by Survors of the SS Potrero del Llano, a Mexican ship torpedoed by the German submarine, U-564, on May 13, 1942. Camera pans over the square filled with people and banners. Next, President Camacho is seen asking the Mexican Chamber of Deputies for a declaration of war. People on the streets (some sitting on street lamps) listen to the broadcast over loudspeakers. Mexican Army soldiers seen in helmets. Uniformed troops line a sidewalk. Deputies applaud after unanimously approving the declaration of war.

Date: 1942, May 22
Duration: 1 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Places in New Mexico, familiar to Ernie Pyle

Views of Ernie Pyle’s familiar places in New Mexico. Opening shot shows a man stepping from the porch of Ernie Pyle’s house, with great expanse of landscape in the background. A car driving along a quiet mountain road. People picnicking at a roadside table. Views of mountains and sky and a man leading a horse walking slowly up a sandy hillside. Horse-drawn wagon in the Pueblo of Isleta. A farmer plowing a field with a team of horses. Pueblo women placing rugs on a line and baking bread in an ancient clay outdoor oven. Pueblo residents celebrating Corpus Christi Day. They walk slowly carrying banners and flags. The local Priest says prayers for American soldiers away in World War 2. Inside the church, a Pueblo mother lights candles for her son, overseas, against a backdrop of stars representing each local man away in the war. Car is seen driving across a low bridge over the Rio Grande River. It drives slowly into the town of Sandoval, where a man leads a cow across the road in front of the car. Farmers cultivating rows of crops by hand. A woman sings accompanied by a guitar. A sheep ranch where shepherds on horseback move a flock. Sheep being herded into pens. View of sheep being sheared by team of men. Wool being piled into a truck. Mailman delivering mail to a country mailbox on a street in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Two girls in jeans walking in town. A girl comes out of a building and embraces a young soldier in uniform, who was waiting for her. Pedestrians on the sidewalks in the commercial district. Women with cut roses; playing cards; baking a cake; and cutting a lawn with a manual reel mower. A wedding party walking along the sidewalk. Two girls reading. People in various settings reading the Albuquerque Tribune (or the Journal) newspaper. Movie houses that show films in Spanish and English. Students walking on the grounds of the New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. More views of ordinary people in towns. Sheriff Harold Hubbell of Bernalillo County, who served with the 200 Coast Artillery on Bataan, in 1942, is seen mailing a letter. Former Governor, Clyde Tingley, now Mayor of Albuquerque, comes down steps of a building. A Navajo indian reading a newspaper. A rancher rolling his own cigarette. A young Spanish American man (Muchacho). Pretty girl (Muchacha) rides a bike. A Navajo man followed by his family. Sign reading “Bataan Relief” announcing a talk by a Bataan veteran of World War 2. View of the speaker, in uniform, speaking to a group of mostly women. (Narrator states they lost a whole National Guard Regiment to the Japanese after the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941.) Another glimpse of students at the State University. Another repeat glimpse of Pueblo women baking bread in outdoor oven. Views of girls and women. Various Views of Ernie Pyle with American troops overseas during the war.

Date: 1945
Duration: 4 min 53 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Mexican General Juan Felipe Islaz receives American General John L DeWitt at US-Mexico border during his visit to Mexico.

American Army General John L DeWitt's visit to Mexico. Mexican General Juan Felipe Islaz receives General DeWitt at the US-Mexican border. Bi-lingual sign board 'Alto Migration/ Stop Immigration' at the international border. General John L DeWitt and Mexican General Juan Felipe Islaz shake hands with each other as other officials surround them and watch. Both Generals talk to each other, shake hands and pose for a photograph.

Date: 1942
Duration: 1 min 4 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Army Air Forces B-24 Liberator bombers drop bombs over target during a practice mission in New Mexico.

U.S. Army Air Forces aircraft on a practice mission in New Mexico during World War II. Bombardiers load bombs on B-24 Liberator bombers. The bombers drop bombs over target in New Mexico. Bomb bursts on target.

Date: 1942
Duration: 38 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
American General John L DeWitt reviews honor guard and talks to Mexican General Cardenas during his visit to Mexico.

Visit of American Army General John L DeWitt to Mexico. Mexican General Juan Felipe Islaz, General DeWitt and other military officials review a guard of honor at Agua Calliente. Military musician band plays. Honor guard lowers their rifles as the Generals and reviewing party departs. Mexican General Lazaro Cardenas talks with General DeWitt and the generals walk by the honor guard troops. General Cardenas talks with General DeWitt and removes his cap while talking. The two generals and other officers pose for a photograph. Press photographers take photos.

Date: 1942
Duration: 2 min 3 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Honor guard during visit of American Army General John L. DeWitt to Mexican General Lazaro Cardenas in Agua Calliente, Mexico.

American Army General John L. DeWitt visits Mexican General Lazaro Cardenas in Agua Calliente, Mexico. Honor guard troops of Mexican Army present arms to the Generals. Generals march towards a government building followed by other military officers. Honor guards lower rifles after the Generals move inside the place.

Date: 1942
Duration: 57 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
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