Mr Wendell Willkie, representing US President, begins extensive tour. Troopships bring reinforcements for fight against?
SLATE INFORMATION: Middle East Fine, Says Wendell Willkie
Liberator bomber arriving / Wendell Willkie out of Liberator and greeted by Casey / GVs Willkie talking with officials, including Kirk and Casey
Willkie posing with Harwood and others on steps / walking shot towards Willkie and Harwood.
Troops arriving on troopship / Soldier down ganway of ship / troops on barge leaving troopship with troops lining railings behind / group of soldiers doing "V" sign
NEAR MALTA: MEDITERRANEAN:
GV Destroyers in Mediterranean leading convoy / Naval officers on deck looking thru glasses / American and British aircraft carriers and cruiser under way as officers on deck looking thru glasses / Spitfire takes off from American carrier / four Spitfires flying off in formation over camera / Spitfire taking off from carrier, Naval officer looking thru glasses in foreground / 10 Spitfires flying off in formation over carrier and cruiser / five Spitfires in air / US carrier and cruiser towards / sunset at sea.
ORIG. NEG. & ROTA BLUE
GOOD SCENES: GV sunset at sea / GV carrier and cruiser under way.
GVs Rock of Gibraltar.
NR. MALTA, MEDITERRANEAN:
US sailors present arms. CU sailor at present arms / angle shot sailor with H.M.S. 'HEARTSEASE' on cap presents arms / other sailors presenting arms /sailor with rifle to shoulder pan down to Eagle insignia and three stripes on arm / naval officer down gangway and sailors lined up on deck below
Americans; Personalities - Politicians; Ships and Boats; Military - Active; Airforce - Active; Navy - Active; Wendell Lewis Willkie (1892-1944), British Empire; Egypt; World War II (Second World War)
Background: Mr Wendell Willkie, representing US President, begins extensive tour. Troopships bring reinforcements for fight against Rommel. Flying from aircraft-carriers. Spitfires reinforce Malta's air-strength.