U.S. Secretary of War, Dwight F. Davis visits military facilities in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Honolulu Hawaii USA Date:1928 Duration:1 min 56 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Alice Davis, daughter of U.S. Secretary of War, Dwight F. Davis, together with Mr. John H. Holliday, his civilian aide, step from a launch bringing them from the USS Pennslyvania, to a dock at Honolulu, Hawaii. They are greeted by two Army officers and a Naval officer. An Army band plays on the dock, in the background. They are joined by Secretary Davis. In change of scene, the camera pans across the parade ground of Fort Shafter, where troops of the 64th Coast Artillery Regiment(AA) are seen marching in formation. Secretary Davis stands with Army officers reviewing the troops. Next, Secretary Davis is seen on steps of the U.S. Army tripler General Hospital, following a visit there. He is accompanied to his car. Scene shifts to the quarters of Major General Fox conner, Commander of the U.S. Army Hawaiian Department. The staff car carrying Secretary Davis drives into Honolulu, where offices of Goodyear International, and Royal Hawaiian Sales Company, Ltd. are seen along the street. The car parks, and Davis's military aide, 1st Lieutenant Lester J. Maitland, opens the door for a rear admiral, and Secretary Davis, who step from the car. Davis is dressed formally in top hat. (Slate indicates they are visiting opening ceremonies for the new Army and Navy YMCA in Honolulu.)
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