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United News: Air Freight by Parachute - 1946

DESCRIPTIONPart 1, cargo is packed and dropped by parachute, showing private use of war-developed methods. Part 2 shows campaigning and voting in Manila as Roxas is elected President of the Philippines (Apr. 27). Part 3, Gov. Wallgren crowns the queen of the Washington Apple Blossom Festival. Shows the parade of floats, the orchards, and the use of bombs and airplanes to spread pollen. Part 4, Army divers retrieve silver cached in Tokyo Harbor. Part 5, Joe Louis and Billy Conn weigh in and sign the contract for their boxing match. Part 6, a 3,000-lb. iron ball is used to demolish buildings in a New York slum clearance project. Part 7 shows the running of the Kentucky Derby.Transcript (PDF): BY Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Overseas Operations Branch. New York Office. News and Features Bureau. (12/17/1942 - 09/15/1945)SUBJECT * Deep diving * Horse racing * Slums * Conn, Billy, 1917- * Louis, Joe, 1914-1981 * Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival (Winchester, Va.) * Japan (Asia) nation * Manila (Manila national capital region, Philippines, Asia) inhabited place * New York (New York state, United States, North and Central America) inhabited place * Philippines (Asia) nation * Tokyo (Tokyo) inhabited placeFOR MORE INFORMATION
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