The U.S. Navy undertakes manoeuvres to asses the defence of the Pacific coast.
Pacific Coast, Unites States of America (USA).
Item title reads: "U.S. Naval Manoeuvres - defence exercises along Pacific coast".
These manoeuvres show that the U.S. must now extend it's defences far out into the Pacific Ocean due to the distances that can be achieved by modern aircraft.
WS. Naval guns with other ships of the Fleet visible in the distance. WS. Gun and fleet. WS. warship taking part in a "War Game". WS. Deck of the Bow. WS. High Angle Battleship. WS. Battleship. WS. Military Sea Plane taking off, one of 43 Navy planes that took part in a mass flight.
CU. Map showing the Pacific and an arrow picking out Midway Island and Hawaii mix over shots of sea planes that took part in an exercise to demonstrate the distances that could be achieved. Mix to map showing the distances flown by the planes from San Francisco to Hawaii. Mix to the struts of a sea plane flying over the American fleet.
WS. Fleet of planes mix to map showing routes and distances from San Francisco to Hawaii then to the Midway Islands on to Wake Island and then to Guam. Mix to shots of sea planes. Mix to map showing route from Midway Islands to Alaska Mix to shots of Sea Planes in flight. WS & WS. Ground to air fleet of planes. WS. Aerial view looking down on battleship seen through cloud cover. WS. Aerial View planes in flight with clouds below.