- Title: CF819
Target Victory WWII - Aiming for victory. 1943
Bombs loaded onto plane. Good shots of names of plane ‘Memphis Belle’ fighter planes. Plane formations and air attack. Dropping bombs. Aerial shots of ground below from plane. Shows German bombings of England, devastated cities, shots of damage to aircraft, wrecked German planes, casualties, hospital. Purple heart medal awarded. Undercarriage of plane. RAF heavy bombers. Take off and in flight. Good night aerial shots of bombs below, U.S. and British bombers bomb German targets. British aircraft factories at work. Pres. Roosevelt states that the enemy has lost air superiority. Air Marshal Harris pays tribute to U.S. air power.
Women war workers. 1942.
Women at work. Factories. London blitz. UK. GVs daily life. Civilians working to clear rescue victims of London blitz. GVs bomb damage. Marching troops. Women at work. Planes, tanks, guns, ships. Factories. Death of US soldiers. Soldiers at battle. Women in factories, sewing, assembly work, contrasting work at home with factory jobs. More women at work. Advert for women war workers.
'Scrap the Jap’ drive in Drayton, Ohio – March 1942 WWII
Cars, trucks. Scouts collect scrap metal from Drayton to dump it at a scrap metal heap for the war effort. Recycling, metal, iron.
Roosevelt’s appeal for rubber – June 1942 WWII
FDR piece to camera. Rubber in garage, attic etc. Roosevelt asks viewers to collect rubber for 2 weeks ending June 30th (1942)
Mnpower (mobilisation of US workforce for war). 1943. WWII
Women at work. Factories. Street crowd scenes. Daily life. GVs factories. Homeless people. Hotbeds, shift sleeping. Paul McNutt US manpower director piece to camera. Felegates meet. Anti-labour pledges. Labour skills survey. Amusing recreation of retraining men. Men earning more at war jobs. Gun carriage plant. Black workers being retrained. Women asked to take jobs, training schools. Machine operations. Aircraft factories. Female hand drill. Daycare for children. US youth on farms. GVs women, factories, sewing, steel foundries.
The Hidden Army. US falling war output. 1943. WWII
Women at work. Factories. Fashions. Drawing attention to absenteeism among women war workers and how to eradicate this. Amusing graphics. Commentary suggests reasons why female labour has dropped off. Women receive news of dead soldiers. Shots of army, mountains, swamp, corpses. Various women give PTCs. Good. Day nursery. Shops stay open for women workers. Good shots of female welders. GVs crowds, workers, nurses, factories, war GVs, Nazis, starving children, body washed up on shore, huge tickertape parade, cu Statue of Liberty.
- Master Title:CF819