The production of war films and other work in the Signal Corps Photographic Center in the United States during World War II.
United States USA Date:1947 Duration:3 min 20 sec Sound:Yes
Soldiers of the U.S. Signal Corps in the European Theater during World War II. Signal Corps cameramen of Army Pictorial Service photograph and film an amphibious landing. The soldiers wade ashore. U.S. soldiers advance on a battlefield, firing rifles. Street fighting on the war front. The wall of a building leans and crashes to the ground. U.S. soldier rips a Nazi eagle symbol from a building and it crashes to the street. A U.S. Army Air Corps B-17 aircraft in flight , seen from beside and close up from below and beside. View of exterior of Signal Corps Photographic Center building in New York. Men working inside the Signal Corps Photographic Center in the United States. Soldiers at film cutting machines at work, and view of film canisters in storage. The production of films in the center including a segment from "Why We Fight" and one from "The Fighting Men" pictures. Several war related films, and training and orientation films are produced. The foreign version of the films are also made so that they can be seen by other countries. Scene of an American soldier speaking Japanese in a U.S. military created film. Bing Crosby singing "Accentuate the Positive" during a filmed segment for the American G.I. audience at a USO show. Elevated view of war material and equipment stacked in a massive warehouse building, with Signal Corps workers moving about int he building. Men working and placing more equipment in the building. 'MacArthur's Headquarters' written on a wooden shipping crate. Boxes of war materiel being loaded into trucks, train cars, and ships for transport to the war front in World War 2. Views of various kinds of Signal Corps communication equipment, radios, transmitters, cameras, vacuum tubes and other electronic equipment that was innovated during World War II. A moisture-proof switchboard is tested in the field. A U.S. Army Signal Corps soldier holding a phone during the switchboard testing.
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