• Short Summary

    War work in USA - Gene Tunney trains sailors, aeroplanes and ships launched by Lord Halifax.

  • Description

    Title reads: "America puts the 'V' into her activities".

    United States of America (USA).

    Various shots of sailors drilling on a parade ground, they are doing physical exercises with a rifle. C/U of Lieutenant Commander Gene Tunney (formerly champion boxer), an American Navy P.T. expert. More shots of the sailors doing physical training.

    Various shots of the launching of the U.S. Cruiser San Diego. Various shots of the launching of the U.S. Destroyer Bristol. M/S of politician Wendell Wilkie speaking from a rostrum, the front of which carries a banner reading "God Bless America". He calls on the people of California to help make the American foreign policy effective.

    M/S of a new American dive bomber for England, the aeroplane is a Vengeance. M/S Lady Halifax speaking, she sends the plane on its way to help the English war effort. Pan with the aircraft as it takes off. M/S of Lord Halifax (British emissary in USA) speaking to workers who built the plane. He says that Britain will not quit until she has finished the job, which is to get rid of Hitler.

    Note: alternative spelling Willkie.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1123.05
    Media URN:
    39119
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    11/08/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:49:00 / 01:07:14:00
    Canister:
    41/64

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