SOUND BITE: ARSENAL OF DEMOCRACY Seated at his desk behind a microphone in the Oval Office, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt says: ...We must be the great arsenal of democracy. For us this is an emergency as serious as war itself
1940'S SCRAP IRON EMBARGO 1940\'s dockyard scenes include: bales of wire being loaded onto the Tatsuno Maru by crane; a truck entering a scrap yard; scrap metal being moved, and dropped, by huge magnets; a small container lifted onto a ship.
DESTROYERS FOR BASES The Destroyers for Bases Agreement, which provided the British Navy with 50 obsolete destroyers in exchange for land rights on British possessions. Uniformed British sailors march and board a ship; three American destroyers are seen rafted together; British ensign flags are raised on stern flag poles; first one destroyer, then a convoy, is seen at sea.
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