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    Titles read: "HEADLINES FROM THE AMERICAN PRESS ILLUSTRATED".

    United States of America.

    Various shots show shipbuilder Henry Kaiser with his wife at the launching of one of his new ships - the 'John Fitch' - built in his dockyard in just 18 days. Mrs Kaiser tries to smash the bottle on the side of the ship but misses. As the ship starts to move down the slipway a man grabs the bottle and flings it at the vessel - this time it works! The keel of a new ship is put into position as the John Fitch hits the water.

    Various shots of the United States Battleship Iowa being launched at another US shipyard.

    We then see over 400 young American women taking a soldier's oath (natural sound) as they become third officers of the WAACs (Women's Army Auxiliary Corps). M/S of a WAAC sitting in a chair on a platform - could be WAAC Director Oveta C Hobby. The women line up to receive their commissions from a male officer on the platform.

    Next story shows WAVES (Women Appointed For Voluntary Emergency Service) of the US Navy being inspected by a WAVE officer and male officer. C/U of details of their uniforms.

    In Washington DC we see brief shots of 26-year-old Russian girl Miss Pavlechenko meeting with Soviet Ambassador Mr Litvinov. She is credited with killing 309 Nazi soldiers. She poses for the camera in her Soviet army uniform and medals.

    We then see an American 2,000 pound block buster bomb being put into a bomber. Several good shots of block busters being dropped on the test range.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    44123
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1336.24
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:39:00 / 01:53:26:00
    Canister:
    42/74
    Sort Number:
    42/074
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    War & Revolution Trade & Industry
    WorkSpaces
    Gordine research Untitled Viewspace US Ships US Ships US Ships US Ships US Ships US Ships US Ships US Ships
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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