Huge Model of battleship is focus of Victory Loan Drive in Manhattan, New York City
New York City USA Date:1919, April Duration:3 min 39 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A 250 foot model of a battleship is center of attention for Navy recruitment and Victory loan Drive, in Union Square, New york City. Women Navy Yeomen (F) of the U.S. Navy Reserve, line the decks of the "ship." People are walking around the ship during the entire time. The women yeomen wave to the crowd. A large sign above reads: "Men wanted for U.S. Navy, apply here." Sign on the stern reads: "Speed the Navy's Victory Loan Ship to victory..." and advertises a Victory Loan Show, to be held April 21, 1919. On the ship's top deck, a yeoman(F) types at a telegraph machine,as another turns a cros-shaped signal. Several yeomen (F) pose on the deck, nearby. View from the ground of Photographers on the stern deck taking pictures of the assembled women yeoman. Scene shifts to aboard the ship, where the Yeomen (F) stand in formation in a double row around the foredeck. Facimile guns are seen. The yeomen salute two Naval officers, in unison. Panning closeup of the yeomen and the ship's guns. The yeomen adjust their formation with eyes right. They execute close order motions at the direction of a Naval officer. Another officer carries a Yeoman recruiting poster to the foredeck. The yeomen continue their maneuvers and then are dismissed from formation. Several are given brooms and put on a show of sweeping the foredeck. Sailors are packed into a smaller boat nearby with a sign reading: "Buy Liberty Bonds at this Battleship."
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