Army, navy and air force personnel conferring about invasion and production of invasion boats in the United States.
United States USA Date:1944 Duration:1 min 24 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Invasion planning and preparations in the United States during World War II. The U.S. Capitol building. The Navy Department Building. 'Navy Department' inscribed upon the building. Interior of the building showing naval commanders holding a conference. Planning section shows army officers planning the invasion of an island. The building shows army and navy officers conferring about the invasion. A huge wall map mounted upon a wall. Naval and army officers pointing out the target area. A sign reads "Naval Research Laboratory". The Naval Research Laboratory shows naval officers conferring with civilians and technicians discussing invasion, showing blueprints on a table. The Naval Research Laboratory shows personnel at a desk drawing up plans for the invasion. Naval technicians operating an instrument used for testing ships' structure. A conference room shows army, navy and air force personnel conferring about the invasion. A building shows civilians and technicians checking over blue prints of the invasion. A huge crowd of ship builders standing on a pier. A steel mill shows workers pouring molten metal into molds. A planing mill shows a large milling machine and a cutter blade putting an edge upon a huge steel plate. A huge Higgins boat assembly factory shows keels being laid for Higgins boats. An assembly line production of a Higgins boat. A factory showing workers at various tasks working to complete the assembly of the Higgins boat. Launching of an LST (Landing Ship Tank) from a dry dock. Several LSTs at anchor near a pier, tug in. Workers crowd near the rails of the LSTs. A tug near the bow of an LST showing a christening ceremony. An LST underway in harbor.
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