• Short Summary

    American newsreel lowering military age to 18-19 years.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.

    Title reads: "Congress Acts On FDR's 18-19 Plan - voice Gilbert Martyn".

    Washington DC and locations around United States of America (USA).

    Various shots congress. C/U American Secretary of War Stimson giving speech about draft. C/U General Hershey and Manpower Commissioner Paul Weinechmach (sp. ?). C/U President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) giving speech about lowering of military age.

    Intertitle: "The boys get ready".

    Various shots colleges around USA with intertitles superimposed over top: South California, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Texas Christian, Cornell.

    Various shots young men going over assault course at Cornell. Various shots American soldiers (GIs) marching.

    More shots FDR's speech.

    NB: This is an American newsreel.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1845.03
    Media URN:
    60863
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:56:00 / 01:16:52:00
    Canister:
    UN 706 A

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