Plywood used to make crafts, boats and airplanes for the Invasion of Normandy.
United States USA Date:1944 Duration:2 min 6 sec Sound:Yes
Plywood used to make war material for the Invasion of Normandy. Birch, maple and mahogany logs are boiled for 24 hours. The logs are rounded on rollers and then peeled into long sheets of veneer. Women take out thin sheets of wood made from the logs. The sheets are then put into drying ovens to reduce the moisture. Women make an alternating wood and glue pile. These are stacked and put into a machine press to make the finished plywood. Workers put together and weld the prepared plywood. The plywood is used to make landing crafts, boats, pontoons, army holding boards, gliders and fighter planes. Men construct boats and crafts. A glider takes off. Worker under the plane. British de Havilland Mosquito bombers parked in a row. The plywood was a major component of the Mosquitoes .
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