U.S. Quartermaster Corps salvaging war materiel during World War II, in Italy
Italy Date:1945 Duration:2 min 52 sec Sound:Yes
Film opens showing a burning building collapsing during World War 2, in Europe. A burning U.S. millitary vehicle on a street explodes. Another one catches fire and black smoke billows from it. American troops gather in the area, along with a truck, a jeep and an ambulance. Next, a bulldozer driven by a U.S. soldier, is seen moving debris from the scene. Then a large salvage depot is seen, with huge pieces of metal and parts stacked in it. Camera pans across the acres of materials, as it follows several soldiers walking along a path in the depot. The materials seen include pieces of American and German airplanes and armaments. A so-called mop-up crew of a Quartermaster Salvage Company is seen driving in a truck along a highway. They pull up next to the hulk of a crashed airplane. They pick up gasoline Jerry cans. They raise remains of a knocked out tank, by means of cables. One soldier is seen picking up personal military gear. A mop-up crew uses a derrick to retrieve parts of destroyed railroad cars. A soldier retrieves abandoned small arms near a river, as another fishes military clothing from the river, itself. Trucks are seen carrying retrieved items along a road to the depot. Two trucks enter the depot. One carries several German airplane wings. Several loaded trucks are directed to areas of the depot where they are to dump their loads. Views of the depot show how similar items are relegated to the same parts of the depot. Rubber tires are stacked in one area, and aircraft parts in another. Heavy trucks and tanks are seen being transported into one section of the depot.
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