The U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps provides numerous support services to troops in the South Pacific in World War II
South Pacific Date:1945 Duration:2 min 32 sec Sound:Yes
The U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps delivers laundry and myriad other services in the South Pacific during World War 2. Opening scene show a cartoon sign by the 464th Quartermaster Laundry Company featuring Bugs Bunny in a jeep pulling mobile laundry equipment in wagons. Next, U.S. troops are seen in jungles subject to rain and mud of the South Pacific. A soldier crouches in a riverbed and washes his clothes. A mobile laundry installed near a river. Soldiers using washers and dryers in the facility. Views of larger fixed installation Quartermaster laundry, such as in New Caledonia; Fiji; and the New Hebrides. Quartermaster salvage and repair workers operating sewing machines as they repair military clothing. A sign identifies "Island Quartermaster C&E Repair Shops" (Clothing and Equipage Repair Shops). Here workers sort, repair, and remark sizes on salvaged clothing. Two workers sit in a mound of garments that they cut into rags and toss into a heap behind them. Two workers repair broken shoes. Soldiers' feet seen walking through mud. A stack of army shoes needing repair. A team of army workers using modern machines to repair them. View of finished shoes, as good as if repaired in the U.S.A. Sign identifies Orthopedic Department where a man works on specially designed and fitted shoes prescribed for an injured soldier by a medical officer. A nurse and a doctor place the special shoe on a patient. A nurse assists the patient to walk. Typewriters needing repairs line shelves. Technicians are seen at work stations, repairing typewriters. The final sequence begins with a sign reading: "Tent Repair, Drive in here. All tents must be clean, dry, and folded properly." Quartermaster workers raise a tent inside a shelter and then identify and repair a hole in it by applying fabric glue and a patch.
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