- Title: CF750
Drama about an immigrant from South Central Europe who goes to Gary, Indiana, where he is employed by the Illinois Steel Co. of the U.S. Steel Corp. He received money frtom his brothger in Almerica and emigrates there to start a new life. Brother meets man at station and gives him guided tour of streets after setting him up at the YMCA.
Demonstrations of safety equipment used when working in a steel plant, building site, on a railroad, and with machine tools. Googles, safety hooks, hand protectors. Nice scene where men narrowly miss an iron ball falling on their heads having missed the danger sign. A near miss. Emery wheel, open furnaces. Man walks his teacher home after class. 6 years on he is happy with wife and family. Includes views of Gary,Indiana and its facilities for workers and their families.
US soldiers returning after WWI.
Troops board ships, mostly transports.
Soldiers wave from ship. Pan around soldiers’faces. Soldiers painting ship exterior. Soldiers carry off dead bodies from ship.
Crowd shots. 113th Field Artillery (F.A.) units board the Santa Teresa; hospital patients and the 114th Machine Gun Battalion., the Rijndam; casual troops, the Princess Matoika; General Kilbreth and convalescent troops, the Finland; wounded, 17th Engineers., and French wives of U.S. troops, the Susquehanna; 36th Division troops, the Kroonland; 115th F.A., the Koninging der Nederlanden; 36th Aero Squadron, the Manchuria; 118th Infantry, the Mercury; 346th Info, the Alaska; and 117th and 118th Inf. Reg'ts, the Pocahontas.
Soldiers waving from ships. Ships pull out of quayside. The Santa Paula departs. Casual troops board the Virginia. Gen. Wright poses on the DeKalb. Meat is hoisted from the ship's hold. The DeKalb enters the locks and steams to sea.
113th and 138th Inf. troops board the Aeolus; 111th Infantry, the Mercury; 112th Infantry, the Pocahontas; 103rd Engineers., the Finland; 109th Infantry, the freighter Maui; Gen. Price and 28th Div. troops, the Mongolia; and 110th Infantry, the Santa Oliver. The Iowan and the Paysandu enter the locks. Families of troops board the Manchuria; 105th Engineersand casual troops, the Zeelandia; and 110th Infantry troops, the Luckenbach.
- Keywords:USA, 1912, IMMIGRATION, INDUSTRY, PROSPERITY, AMERICAN DREAM, WW1, WORLD WAR ONE,1918, TRANSPORT SHIPS, HOMECOMING
- Master Title:CF750