- Title: CF736
10:25:02 - 10:28:46
America’s first year at war – 1942.
WWII – Pearl Harbour – Asian Campaign – Japan - Singapore
Family sat in living room, Dad reading the newspaper in an armchair, two children reading the comic section on the floor. CU headlines and radio. Line of people filing into a small church. VS Miami Beach. Good shots of skiers from bottom of a piste. Woman pokes a fork into a pot roast. CU old mantel-clock. CU explosions. Roosevelt arrives in congress in an open top car. Roosevelt speaks to congress about Pearl Harbour bombing, FDR ‘a date that will live in infamy’. Churchill speaks to parliament. Soldiers mobilising. Scenes in Manila, Philippines. Singapore and Java falling. Evacuees.
10:28:46 - 10:33:20
Recruits at Houston, navy volunteers lining up to enlist. Women working in factories, very Rosie the Riveter. Civil defence in the US, sandbags and bunkers. Civilians filing into the Times Building Subway at 1475 Broadway / One Times Square. Ha shot of almost empty Broadway. Naval air battles in Coral Seas, good shots of airmen on aircraft carriers, planes taking off and ammunition stored. Shots fired from warships. Smoke billowing from torpedoed ship in the sea. Car pulls up to gasoline station, CU gas rationing card, HA piles of tyres. American flag raised on battleship, ship engulfed in flames. Molotov stands in front of an airplane and shakes hands with American army personnel. Churchill and Roosevelt sit on chairs in front of advisers. Map of Europe and Asia showing spread of Japanese and German influence. Churchill in Libya, soldiers in pitch helmets and Khaki uniforms. Map of USA showing Allied war plans. Tanks transported on ships. Ship seen in cross hairs, torpedo under water. Torpedo hits ship, good shots of explosion. Churchill in an airfield in Egypt giving the V sign, Churchill in cockpit of plane smoking cigar. Stalin and Churchill smile and talk together.
10:33:20 - 10:37:13
Soldiers in the Soviet snow marching across snow covered fields. Wreckage of a plane shot down, Russian civilians left dead in the snow by Nazis. Great shots of a crowded Trafalgar Square. Planes fly overhead and over the sea, bombs dropped. Sea convoys of battleships, men looking through telescopes, AA guns firing, smoke rises from the sea. Eisenhower making war strategy. CUs mouths whispering. German soldiers arrive in Norway, Nazi flag flying on boat. American soldier giving V-sign. American soldiers in Tunis. Long line of marines walking in tropical forest. Chinese troops marching. American women working in factory. Uniform ranks of American Naval officers stand to attention. Churchill and Roosevelt talking at table.
- Keywords:USA, WW2, WORLD WAR TWO, CONSCRIPTION, WAR EFFORT, HOME FRONT, AMERICAN INDUSTRY, WAR INDUSTRY, ADDRESSING THE NATION, ALLIED FORCES, NAZI ARMY, GERMAN INVASION OF NORWAY, WINTER WAR, OPERATION JUNO, NORTH AFRICA, WAR IN AFRICA
- Master Title:CF736