This World War II footage follows reinforcements landing on Attu Island and "Flying Tigers" preparing for combat missions in the Pacific, as large crowds pray for the troops in Chicago. As paratroopers make a practice jump on Panama, Brazilian president Vargas reviews the military and winter settles on New York City with an ice sculpture in Rockefeller Center. Troops aboard transport ships cross the equator and prepare for war. In part 1, U.S. reinforcements land on Attu Island. It shows "Flying Tigers preparing for a mission. In part 2, a large crowd prays for the armed forces at Soldiers Field, Chicago. In part 3, paratroops make a practice jump over the jungles of Panama. Part 4 shows an ice carnival in Rockefeller Center, New York City. In part 5, troops board transport ships. It shows ceremonies as a ship crosses the equator and gunnery practice. In part 6, President Vargas reviews a military parade in Rio de Janeiro. U.S. troops honor Brazil in a Washington, D.C. parade. Transcript (PDF): http://archives.gov/social-media/transcripts/transcript-us-troops-on-alaskan-front-38921.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 Air warfare Flying Tigers Gunnery Initiations (into trades, societies, etc.) Parades Winter sports World War, 1939-1945 Soldier Field New York City Rio de Janeiro Vargas, Get?lio, 1883-1954 United News Company, Producer MORE INFORMATION: More information is available in the National Archives online catalog: http://arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=38921
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