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    At American Convention , Great War Veterans Urge Repeal of Neutrality Act and the Endorsement of the two-ocean Navy Programme.

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    Gen. view of train and crowd. Semi view pan of sign "War Extra. Germany wants Russia. Japan wants China. China wants Laundry."
    Long view Legionnaires marching carrying 3 flags 1 is Stars and Stripes.
    Gen. view Convention Hall. Interior shot of convention. Semi view Legionnaires applauding. Semi view Secretary Knox talking. Long view Legionnaires applaud. Semi view Knox talking.

    Sound Effects. Semi view Knox speaking: "Incomparably, this will be the greatest sea power with air power auxiliary ever created by any nation in the history of the world. The American Navy will provide protection as adequate as we can make it for the ships of every flag carrying lend-air supplies between the American continent and the waters adjacent to Iceland". (Applause) The Navy is ordered to capture or destroy by every means at their disposal, Axis-controlled submarines or surface raiders encountered in those waters." (Applause) "That is our answer to Mr. Hitler." (Applause).

    Gen. view auditorium. Long view Bob Hope gets up from table and walks to mike. Semi close up Bop Hope talking. Semi close up Hope talking. Long view Hope talking. Semi view Hope talking.

    Sound Effects. Semi close up Bob Hope speaking "I must admit I am a little nervous in front of a gathering like this because it is really a kick and my mother would love to have seen it because when I was just a boy she said that some day I might be President but I am satisfied with President Roosevelt and I think my children will be too. (Applause).

    Semi close up Bob Hope "I flew here by 'plane. We had a wonderful trip...my stomach gets here to-morrow." (Laughter).

    Semi view Bob Hope talking "I do want to say that I am very happy to be here with out host Commander Waters because he is also from Ohio, he is from one of the smaller towns, I am from Cleveland but he is a grand fellow. I was up in his suite preparing a programme with him and he is a grand host. He gave me a cocktail up there - he calls it the Legion cocktail - One drink and you give the hotel 24 hours to get out of your room (Laughter).

    Long view Bob Hope talking "They are getting a bigger thrill out of this... When I was a little younger - I do remember those days. I remember the Liberty Loans very well. Those were the days when the Government asked you for it." (Laughter).

    Good Scenes. Gen. view train around curve in open town. Semi view people on boat. Semi view people off boat. Gen. view people off United Airlines 'plane. Semi view people off plane. Semi pose view Hollywood Delegation, including Hedda Hopper. Semi pose view of Commander (Milo) Warner.

    United States of America; Personalities - Politicians; Personalities - Performers; Ex-servicemen; Colonel Frank Knox (1874-1944), Bob Hope (b.1903)
    Background: At American Convention , Great War Veterans Urge Repeal of Neutrality Act and the Endorsement of the two-ocean Navy Programme. Navy Secretary Co. Knox speaks forcibly on the Subject.

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    U.S.A.: U.S Navy Secretary Frank Knox and entertainer Bob Hope addresses American Legion of veteran soldiers  annual convention

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