U.S. Navy and Marines coordinate planning and deployment of their joint forces in contingencies world wide.
United States USA Date:1961 Duration:2 min 31 sec Sound:Yes
Actor Jack Webb speaks from an office decorated with American and U.S. Marine Corps flags and other Marine symbols. With his hand on a world globe, he speaks of America's treaties and agreements with other nations in the world and the importance of the U.S. Navy/Marine Corps in supporting world peace efforts. Scene shifts to Marines on parade heading straight toward and to either side of the camera. More views from various places, of the marching marines. Next, various radar antennas are seen rotating, some on land and some on ships at sea. Two sailors are seen plotting positions of detected things with white grease pencils on a large plexiglass display. A sailor in a communications center hands a report to a Marine standing nearby. The next scene shows the Marine delivering the message to an officer in a command and control center, staffed with Navy and Marine Corps personnel. A Navy Commander stands in front of a large wall map covering the Indian Ocean and bordering land masses. He uses a pointer while briefing an audience of very high ranking officers about places in Southeast Asia, Indonesia and the Philippines. Seated in the front row are Commandant of the Marine Corps, General David M. Shoup. Beside him is Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral George W. Anderson, Jr. They both confer and decide that U.S. Marines should be deployed in this situation. Admiral Anderson questions the briefing officer.
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