Mobilization and Review of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Division Two in Seattle Washington during World War II
Seattle Washington USA Date:1943, July 19 Duration:1 min 12 sec Sound:NO SOUND
The second annual mobilization and review of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Division Two, in the 13th Naval District, during World War 2. The first thing seen is a portion of a letter from a Coast Guard SPARS woman to someone at home. She mentions having spoken to Mrs. F.D.R. Scene shifts to The mobilization and review event on Lake Washington, in Seattle, Washington which involves some 300 boats belonging to members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, that parade in review. Secretary of the Navy, Frank Knox (not seen) along with high ranking naval officers, and the First Lady, Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, are part of the reviewing party, as guests of Mr. O.D. Fisher, aboard his yacht. (The Coast Guard Auxiliary identification, CGA 2444, is seen clearly painted on its bow.) It is anchored off the north shore of Madronna Park Beach in Lake Washington. Views of the yacht with Mrs. Roosevelt and several admirals aboard. A woman officer, in the Coast Guard SPARS, is invited to chat with Mrs. Roosevelt. She sits down next to her. At one point, they both wave toward the camera. Later, two women SPARS stand on shore and converse with Mrs. Roosevelt, as she stands aboard the yacht.
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