War industries lead to overcrowded cities and lead to problems of housing, education and congestion in Mobile, Alabama.
Mobile Alabama USA Date:1943 Duration:3 min 25 sec Sound:Yes
"War Town" shows how War industry leads to problems in Mobile, Alabama during World War II. A large number of war workers at a ship yard in Mobile as they go to work building ships for the war effort in World War 2. Cranes at the ship yard. Men work at the ship yard as they fit Allied torpedoes. The men weld and rivet ship parts. Men work in various other factory and manufacturing industries like paper, aluminum, gypsum, steel and machine shops supporting need for war material. A large number of men move out walking through the gates of the "Alabama Dry Dock and Ship Building Company". A large number of people in war materiel industry leads to congestion on roads and traffic on streets of Mobile. Crowd of workers on foot leaving manufacturing areas. Crowd of workers tries to board a city bus. Woman bus driver puts full bus in gear and drives away. Bus, car and pedestrian traffic in Mobile on street corner with W.T. Grant Company in background. Long queues outside liquor stores, restaurants, and pay windows. Over crowded schools as children exit the Barton Academy and are seen playing on playgrounds. Men drink in a crowded bar and men and women dance in a makeshift tented dance hall . Various rides including a Ferris wheel at an amusement park.
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