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U.S. Army Prepares for Invasion of Europe - 1943

Volcanoes erupt in Mexico as the US Army practices beach assaults elsewhere. Mounted Coast Guardsmen—also featured in the National Archives Fall 2009 issue of Prologue Magazine—patrol the coasts with an eye for trouble. To read the Prologue artcle, visit http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2009/fall/coastline.html SUMMARY Part 1, U.S. troops storm a beach in a practice landing assault. Part 2, Anthony Eden and Lord Halifax converse with Sec. of State Hull. Part 3, a steel life raft is tested and demonstrated by merchant seamen. Part 4, snowplows clear roads and railroads in eastern Canada. Part 5, Army men attempt to unload mules from boxcars. Part 6, destroyer escorts and tankers are constructed and launched. Part 7, mounted Coast Guardsmen patrol beaches. Part 8, lend-lease tanks are used in maneuvers in Australia. Part 9, a volcano erupts in Mexico and buries a town. Transcript (PDF): http://archives.gov/social-media/transcripts/transcript-us-army-prepares-for-invasion-of-europe-38949.pdf CREATED 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) REPOSITORY: Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-M), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001. For information about ordering reproductions of moving images held by the Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Records Section, visit: http://www.archives.gov/research/order/broadcast-quality-film-dc.html SUBJECTS Amphibious operations Animals Lend-lease operations (1941-1945) Life rafts Ships Snow Tanks (Military science) Volcanoes World War, 1939-1945 Eden, Anthony, Earl of Avon, 1897-1977 United News Company, Producer Department of the Treasury. U.S. Coast Guard.(1915 -04/01/1967 ) Australia Canada Mexico MORE INFORMATION: More information is available in the National Archives online catalog: http://arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=38949
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