American soldiers on parade, departures, training and Red Cross recruitment.
US Mobilisation Montage.
United States of America.
Long montage; good stuff; much repeated from other stories. Opens w/ DS from up high of parade in major city (New York)? Closer same. Ground level shot of men in civilian suits; marching in parade; wearing ribbons on their jackets & straw boater hats; women spectators. Everyone holding flags.
Departure - good shot of sailors on train leaning out windows to shake hands; kiss women; etc. Intertitle refers to troops in Austin, Texas boarding train for the North. Then shot looking over crowd as they watch soldiers march through an arch; like coming out of tunnel; they are wearing and carrying all their gear. CU these soldiers walking single file US troops parade; marching in long row across field.
Next; soldiers ready to board ship; walking on dock; up ramp. More men getting gear off back of truck. US soldiers on troop ship; leaning on rail. LS same. Quick shot man; then boy; writes on card; gives it to sailor at table - volunteering for war work. GV ship again. DS marines marching; in parade. Artillery practice. Warship. Sailors march. Train departure goodbye scene again. Soldiers in all gear.
New recruits in line; then getting uniforms. GV lines of pup tents; men all come out; stand at attention; start to pack up. Mass group doing exercises in formation. Women at beach in swimsuits sign up for Red Cross at table w/ sailor. Recruits march in city; then woman pins ribbons on them. Crowd facing camera; at rally.
American Home front; patriotism. World War One.