In this vintage World War II United News Reel production, the Navy gains two new cruisers and the 1942 Academy awards are presented to James Cagney and Greer Carson. SUMMARY Part 1, the Biloxi and the Astoria are launched. Part 2, shows work on a dam and power plant on Canada's Saguenay River. Part 3, Red Cross boxes for U.S. prisoners of war are packed and shipped. Part 4, Academy Awards are presented to James Cagney and Greer Garson by Gary Cooper and Joan Fontaine in Hollywood. Part 5, burned fir trees are felled and transported. Part 6, Royal Air Force (RAF) ground crews take commando training. Part 7, Italian women and children board ships in East Africa for return to Italy. Part 8, Madame Chiang Kai-shek visits Wellesley College. Part 9, allied troops advance in New Guinea. Surgeons sterilize equipment and treat soldiers. 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 Academy Awards (Motion pictures) Cruisers (Warships) Dams Lumber trade Military bases World War, 1939-1945 Fontaine, Joan Garson, Greer Cagney, James, 1899-1986. Chiang, May-ling Soong, 1897-2003 Cooper, Gary, 1901-1961 Halifax, Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, Earl of, 1881-1959 Hull, Cordell American Red Cross (02/12/1978 -9999 ) Great Britain. Royal Air Force; Wellesley College United News Company, Producer Hollywood (Los Angeles, Los Angeles county, California) Saguenay River (Canada) MORE INFORMATION: More information is available in the National Archives online catalog: http://arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=38948
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