Men aboard U.S. merchant ships underway at sea in the United States after the declaration of war in World War I.
United States USA Date:1918 Duration:1 min 53 sec Sound:Yes
The legislative and maritime history of the U.S. Merchant Marines. Newspaper headlines in the United States read: 'SS Vigilancia', 'Torpedoed', 'US declares war' during World War 1. Women march in a parade with a banner "Wake Up America". President Woodrow Wilson with military and other officials marching on a New York City street decked out for a parade. U.S. infantry and cavalry pass led by General Pershing on streets of Paris France. Buildings along the sides of an American city street decorate with bunting for a parade. U.S. Army soldiers pass in parade review. Soldiers aboard a ship. The U.S. troop carrier ship underway at sea bound for Europe. Women and families on shore dock wave hands and scarves to the departing U.S. forces heading for the war front. Supplies being loaded onto a ship. Shipbuilders quickly working to build both steel and wooden ships to carry forces in the war, due to a lack of transport ships. A newly completed ship slides down the ways and takes float. Men standing on the deck of the ship. A newspaper headlines reads: 'War Ends'. A busy American shipbuilding and port area crammed with ships of all sizes. Ships sitting idle after World War I and some in disrepair including one with name "America" on the bow.
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