RUSH TRAINING OF PARATROOPS Uncle Sam's output of parachute troops is being rapidly expanded by use of special towers, from which novices take their first jumps before graduating to real "bailing out" technique.
FIRE DESTROYS ARMS STORES A spectacular waterfront fire in Jersey City, NJ guts granaries, warehouses, piers and other vital property in the city's worst fire. Millions in valuable arms stores for Britain and the U.S. go up in smoke.
NATION SALUTES WAR VETERANS IN NEW YORK America pauses in the midst of preparing for defense and pays tribute to its veterans. Thousands line Riverside Drive in New York City on Memorial Day to cheer the thinning ranks of Civil War Vets, as well as heroes of later wars.
QUINTUPLETS CELEBRATE 7TH BIRTHDAY The "Famous Five" quintuplets, of North Bay, Ontario, observe their seventh birthday by attending special church services, and by donating an ambulance to the Red Cross. And of course, a cake.
BIG U.S. LINER JOINS THE NAVY Another passenger liner goes into service with the fleet. The S.S. America, largest U.S. liner, will be the fastest troop transport in the world. A pleasure cruise is cut short to speed ship's induction. Passengers disembark in New York City.
BATTLE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN Britain's position in the Mediterranean and Africa is jeopardized by the fall of Crete. War-weary troops, evacuated from former Allied territory, arrive in Egypt. A happier note is struck by the Royal Navy. But not so happy for Italians in Tripoli. These thrilling scenes show night bombardment of the Libyan port.
WINANT BACK TO SEE PRESIDENT Uncle Sam's envoy to England, John G. Winant, returns to Laguardia Field, N.Y. on the Yankee Clipper for important talks with the President on World War II. He makes no statement on arrival, but hurries to Washington.
HAIL VICTORY OVER INDO-CHINA The nation of Thailand and its small army hails the recent conclusion of hostilities with French Indo-China by staging a monster parade of troops, tanks and planes in Bangkok. A war-like omen in the Far East.
NEW U.S. FREIGHTER LAUNCHED Another cargo vessel for our expanding merchant marine slides down the ways. It's a "side-ways" launching for the S.S. American Packet, after a christening by Mrs. Angelo Rossi.
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