• Short Summary

    Captain James Roosevelt returns from Middle East, and American forces go on manoeuvres.

  • Description

    Item title reads - America prepared.

    Captain James Roosevelt, son of the President, returns to America from the Middle East, he waves as he comes ashore. M/S of him stood with his wife, he makes a speech saying the job facing the allies is a tremendous one. M/S of Mr Sumner Welles, Under Secretary of State, sat at a desk. He makes a speech about the Russo-German conflict saying any defence against Hitlerism will hasten downfall of leaders to benefit of peace and security.

    Various shots of army on exercises. Aeroplanes fly over and drop dummy parachutes, the soldiers fire their machine guns at them then run in with bayonets. Various shots as soldiers pop up out of trap doors in the ground and start firing, they also throw dummy grenades after trucks. Various shots as a dummy land mine is buried, it goes off as they drive over it. M/S of huge explosion near a fence.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1119.16
    Media URN:
    38987
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:24:00 / 01:27:39:00
    Canister:
    41/53

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