• Short Summary

    American men between 45 and 64 years register for selective service, including the President!

  • Description

    Titles read: "AMERICA SIGNS ON".

    New York and Washington DC, United States of America.

    Brief shots of Legionnaires marching along in a street parade. C/U of notice calling all men between 45 and 64 years of age to register for selective service, unless they are in the Armed Forces.

    Several shots of a long queue outside a building where older men are waiting to register. C/Us of different men, including some of Oriental and Jewish origin. Commentator explains that while this age group is not liable for military service, information about their occupational skill will be of great value in organising America's expanding war production. Mayor La Guardia of New York is seen signing on. More shots of men registering at a very busy centre.

    In Washington DC we see Mr Donald Nelson, War Production Chief, signing on in the Capitol Building. President Franklin D Roosevelt also signs on. We are told he wrote 'The People of the United States of America' as his employers.

    Brief shots of soldiers marching along.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1326.29
    Media URN:
    43834
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    14/05/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:27:00 / 01:43:27:00
    Canister:
    42/39

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