• Short Summary

    Good shots of Americans joining the army - Roosevelt gives the reasons for arming.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates unclear or unknown.

    Title reads: "News of the Day. 16 Million sign with Uncle Sam!"

    United States of America (USA).

    Top shot of corner of American street. Closer shots of men queuing up to volunteer to serve as troops. Camera moves along the line of new recruits. Various shots of men signing up and filling in forms.

    Similar shots of new African American volunteers - seems that races were segregated even when it came to joining up. Shots of Chinese American citizens signing up.

    Shots of recruiting desk in aircraft factory.

    CU of American President Franklin D Roosevelt speaking to camera. He speaks of the 16 million young men who had volunteered. He talks of securing the ways of liberty and freedom. They are arming for the cause of peace.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:31:00 / 01:21:30:00
    UN 164 A

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