Men and women sailors join and serve in the U.S. Coast Guard, and citations for those who gave up their lives in battle.
United States USA Date:1950 Duration:4 min 12 sec Sound:Yes
'Battle Stations' depicts life as a United States Coast Guard. Medals lie on citations for gallantry in action during the landing on Tulagi Island. Images of U.S. Coast Guard cutters at sea and soldiers in battle as the citations are read out. U.S. CG troops during a parade. Sailors with rifles. They march with the U.S. flag. CG cutters in heavy seas. Sailor watches through binoculars. A sailor at the deck gun, another sends a semaphore signal. The Congressional Medal of Honor lies on a citation for heroism and gallantry in action during the evacuation of a battalion on Guadalcanal. Bodies of U.S. Coast Guard sailors wrapped in U.S. flags. Sailors salute as bodies are loaded. Women take the oath as they join the U.S. Coast Guard as U.S. Coast Guard SPARS (US CG Women's Reserve). Training Station: New SPARS recruits arrive as graduates leave the station. Recruits on bunk beds, during training, getting uniforms, on bicycles, and attending classes. Class of SPARS graduates receiving diplomas. Narration by Ginger Rogers and James Cagney.
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