U.S. President Franklin D Roosevelt signs Selective Service Training Act of 1940. American men are drafted for military service
United States USA Date:1940 Duration:2 min 7 sec Sound:Yes
German Chancellor Adolf Hitler addresses officials in Germany. German military aircraft in flight . Bombs falling on targets. German troops march through streets. U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, at a desk in his office, signs the Selective Service Training Act of 1940. Officials mix serial numbers in a glass container. President Roosevelt announces the serial numbers of the men drafted into the U.S. Army. A large crowd of civilians gathered on the streets await the announcement. Selected men are shown in all places and in all walks of life, in the United States. They undergo a medical and physical checkup at the induction center. Those inducted receive basic training and begin tours of duty in the U.S. Army.
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