SOLDIERS BATTLE NEW JERSEY FOREST FIRE Soldiers from Fort Dix rush over to help fire fighters battle a raging blaze as it swallows up acres of New Jersey forest. Despite their combined efforts, damages to homes and properties are substantial.
Date: April 22, 1941 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:14:00, No Audio
HAILE SELASSIE RETURNS Fascinating historical footage of Emperor Haile Selassie I before his exile. After defending themselves against the Italian forces, Ethiopians celebrate the return of the emperor with a parade of soldiers and warriors in full battle dress.
Date: May 8, 1941 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:37:00, No Audio
PRIVATE SNAFU CARTOON A terrific piece of animation and WWII history. Private Snafu, a careless, daydreaming soldier, makes trouble in the course of his training in the U.S. Army. The character is voiced by Mel Blanc.
PARACHUTE TROOPS IN TRAINING A U.S. Army parachute battalion trains near Fort Benning, Georgia. Amazing scenes of soldiers as they jump from transport planes and float through the sky down to safe landings.
Date: April 15, 1941 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:03:00, No Audio
ARMY DAY PARADE IN NYC As a light rain mists the streets of New York, 15,000 soldiers parade before city officials in New York. Veterans and newly enlisted men march side by side in a display of patriotism. An aerial shot sets a somber mood of a nation preparing for war.
Date: April 8, 1941 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:39:00, No Audio
JIMMY STEWART ENLISTS In Los Angeles, actor Jimmy Stewart joins other recruits in the examination room and dining hall as he enlists in the U.S. Army. In a nice closing shot, a proud Stewart smiles and salutes for the camera.
Date: March 25, 1941 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:38:00, No Audio
U.S. MILITARY PARADE IN D.C. Servicemen representing the infantry, cavalry, naval, and armoured units of the U.S. armed forces parade by Secretary of War Stimson and General George Marshall in Washington, D.C.
Date: April 8, 1941 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:27:00, No Audio
MECHANIZED CALVARY UNIT STAGES MOCK BATTLE An amazing clip that shows the U.S. 6th Mechanized Calvary unit training near Fort Ogelthorpe in Georgia. Soldiers in the artillery unit test equipment, race through the Georgia hills in early model jeeps, and stage a mock battle with the calvary unit.
Date: March 20, 1941 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:41:00, No Audio
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