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1940 launching of USS Hornet (CV-8); accomplishments of USS Hornet, famous for the 1942 Doolittle Raid during World War II.

A film titled 'The Life and Death of The USS Hornet' dedicated to the workers of America's shipyards and war plants during World War II. The Capitol building in Washington DC. U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt gathered at press conference to announce the bombing of Tokyo Japan by Doolittle Raid forces in April 1942. Reporters run out to phones and typewriters. A man at NBC microphone in 1943. The headlines of newspapers read 'Japs Murder Doolittle's Fliers'. American people listen to radio broadcasts, gathered at work and in living rooms around radios to hear the radio news. They buy newspapers at newsstands. Headline of newspaper reads "Carrier Hornet was Shangri-La". Workers at shipyard, factories, machine shops. Men and women war workers of varying ages and races, including white, Japanese-American, and African-American seen welding, machining, and working to buld the ship and its parts. Scenes from the launching of USS Hornet CV-8 in December 14, 1940, with sponsor Annie Reid Knox at the launching.

Date: 1942
Duration: 2 min 42 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Japanese aggression in china during 2nd Sino-Japanese war and various world events leading to Japanese attack on U.S. at Pearl Harbor, 7 December, 1941, and fall of Corregidor, 6 May, 1942

A summary report purporting to reflect phases of Japanese so-called "Tanaka Plan" beginning with Conquest of Manchuria, followed by Conquest of China; establishment of bases in South Pacific; and Conquest of the United States. Animated map shows pressure by German forces in offensive against Soviet Union and illustrates German air war against Britain. Scenes of bombing destruction in Britain, including overturned double-decker bus in ruins of buildings. A Nelson Class British battleship viewed from dead ahead. She is followed by the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious. The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC. American newspaper headline reads:"Navy Bill Passes House." and "Huge Sum Voted for Two Ocean Navy." A line of U.S. Navy battleships underway, led by the USS Mississippi (BB-41). A field full of U.S. M3 Lee tanks moving in formation, as they are overflown by several Douglas B-18 bombers. Assembled Japanese leaders in a forum. Japanese Naval officers in a planning conference. Closeup shows Admirals Shigeyoshi Inoue and Raizō Tanaka pointing at a chart and conversing as other officers look on. Next, bomb bursts and black smoke rises as the attack on Pearl Harbor is underway. The USS West Virginia, USS Tennessee, and the USS Arizona, burning on Battleship row, during the attack. Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek with staff officers walks to a waiting car. Forces allied with China, including American troops marching; British troops marching; and Dutch Colonial troops marching (in Batavia, the Capital of the Dutch East Indies). Japanese troops continuing their conquest of China, firing a field piece, and infantry charging. Newspapers announce Japanese advances into Malay Peninsula and Hong Kong. Others cite fall of Singapore fortress and of Corregidor (6 May, 1942). Animated map shows Japanese occupation encompassing Indo-china, Thailand,and Burma (with loss of the Burma road) all of which compounded China's war efforts.

Date: 1942, May 6
Duration: 2 min 19 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The Arcadia Conference in Washington, DC and Paratrooper Demonstration at Fort Jackson, South Carolina in World War II

The Arcadia Conference in Washington, DC, during World War 2, from December 22, 1941 to January 14, 1942. American President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, are seated in chairs on a portico of the White House. ( Roosevelt wears a black arm band, in mourning for his mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt, who died on September 7, 1941.) Behind them stand representatives from various Allied nations. Scene shifts abruptly to Fort Jackson, South Carolina, June 24, 1942, where Prime Minister Churchill and U.S. Army Brigadier General William C. Lee, ride in back of an open white convertible car to inspect U.S. Army troops at attention in a massive formation. Next, the troops are seen marching. Churchill smoking a cigar is seated on a bench watching as the parade continues, to include soldiers in jeeps, and trucks. Closeup of U.S. Army chief of Staff, General George Marshall, conversing with Prime Minister Churchill. Next, Churchill, accompanied by General Lee, personally inspects Army paratroopers in their jump gear. Among others accompanying him is U.S. Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson, wearing a pith helmet. Churchill listens on a portable radio, as paratroop commanders in flight give orders for their paratroopers to jump. Formations of U.S. Army Air Forces C-47 aircraft are seen overhead, as hundreds of paratroopers jump from them and descend by parachutes. Churchill, seated on a chair, next to General Lee, watches the paratrooper demonstration. Secretary Stimson, sits behind him. British and American officers and soldiers stand behind and watch, as well. Closeup of Churchill with cigar in his mouth, shielding his eyes, with his hands as he watches the demonstration. The second person seated behind Churchill is British Field Marshal Sir John Dill, with his hand on an upright wood support. More views of parachutes floating down into an area of trees, and of more C-47s dropping paratroops from overhead.

Date: 1942
Duration: 2 min 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Lieutenant Colonel Stanley J. Grogan hands out communiques to a press group in Washington DC.

A press group in Washington DC. The group standing outside an office. U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Stanley J. Grogan comes outside. He hands out communiques to them. A reporter telephoning the message to an office. An insert of the communique reads 'War Department, January 8, 1942'.

Date: 1942, January
Duration: 2 min 15 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Soviet Ambassador Molotov and representatives talk and Molotov boards an airplane at Washington D.C.

Soviet Foreign Minister V.M.Molotov secretly visits Washington DC, during World War II (May/June 1942) A four engine Soviet TB-7 (a.k.a Petlyakov Pe-8) bomber with the crew standing beneath its wing. U.S. Army General George C. Marshall, U.S. Secretary of State, Cordell Hull, Soviet Ambassador Maksim M. Litvinov, and Soviet Foreign Minister, Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov stand near the door of the airplane. A Soviet officer talks. Soviet crew members climb into the airplane. Molotov bids goodbye to General Marshall and the others. Molotov then boards the airplane. The Soviet bomber taxis out, for the return journey to the USSR (which will proceed via Gander ,Newfoundland).

Date: 1942
Duration: 54 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and delegates from 26 nations sign a mutual aid pact in Washington DC during World war II.

A film about the activities in Washington DC during World War II. On 2nd January 1942 the President of the United States Franklin Delano Roosevelt with delegates from 26 nations sign a mutual aid pact in the White House. View of the contents of the pact and the signed pact.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 3 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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