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West Point Sends Her Men To War - 1942

From President Roosevelt in Washington, DC, to President Camacho in Mexico City, Mexico, this film shows the wheels of the war machine turning as West Point officers prepare for war and the citizens of Houston, Texas enlist in the Navy in retribution for the sinking of the Houston cruiser. In part 1, General Marshall awards diplomas to and reviews graduates. Part 2 shows scenes of "Flying Tigers" in China. The film also shows Gen. Chennault. In part 3, men of Houston, Texas, enlist in the Navy in retribution of the sinking of the cruiser Houston. It shows the Houston. In part 4, citizens of Mexico City urge President Camacho to enter the war. He addresses the Chamber of Deputies and war is declared. In part 5, a British convoy carries tanks to Russia. Part 6 shows Generals Ralph Royce and George Brett on flying missions in the Pacific. In part 7, President Roosevelt reviews a military parade in Washington, D.C. Transcript (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: SUBJECTS Cruisers (Warships) Parades World War, 1939-1945 Flying Tigers Avila Camacho, Manuel, 1897-1955 Brett, George H. (George Howard), 1886-1963 Chennault, Claire Lee, 1893-1958 Great Britain. Army. Department of Defense. Department of the Army. U.S. Military Academy. United News Company, Producer(09/18/1947 -9999) Houston (Harris county, Texas); Mexico City MORE INFORMATION: More information is available in the National Archives online catalog:
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