Franklin Delano Roosevelt , Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, and Secretary of War, Harry H. Woodring,at the Watervliet Arsenal, New York
Watervliet New York USA Date:1938 Duration:2 min 38 sec Sound:NO SOUND
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt inspects an arsenal in Watervliet, New York. He arrives in a 1938 Packard open car with Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt and Secretary of War, Harry H. Woodring. A car with Secret Service agents follows. The U.S. Army Colonel in charge greets them upon arrival. Arsenal employees lined up on either side to greet the Presidential party, which drives slowly between buildings at the arsenal as Secret Service agents run alongside the car. Secret Service agents move enthusiastic Arsenal employees back as the President's car emerges from an Arsenal building. The Presidential party remains in the car as they inspect railway guns, a navy broadside gun and 155 mm guns at the Watervliet Arsenal. An Army Captain describes details of the guns to them. The Presidential party also visits the Revolutionary War historic sites, including the Block House, on the site of Fort Neilson and the headquarters of General Benedict Arnold of American Continental Army.. View of signs identifying these sites, and a view of the the blockhouse.
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