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Reel Number: 250167-04
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1944,1940s
Location: Mississippi River
TC Begins: 22:28:00
TC Ends: 22:38:33
NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk WWII - 1944, USA Homefront: Construction of LSTs Side launch behind titles. Engine room & men at controls. Ext. of LST 603 on tail, underway moving past; on board & partially finished checking. CU sign: District Coast Guard Officer / Operations & Ship Movement Section. Two admirals at desk checking charts; woman logging ship movements on tall wall blackboards. 22:29:22 LST on river; low angle / LA of officers on bridge; civilian in mess w/ officers resting, listening to short wave radio describing naval barrage & invasion landing. 22;29:46 LSTs to shore & men & equipment off; tanks past. 22:30:20 Men working on ships in shipyard; machining equipment operated by machinists, women at drill press; men winding cables. 22:31:17 LS of new shipyard w/ keels laid out on ground, men & women arc welding, MCU. Prefabricated sections moved into place, fitted by cranes & men riveting; large cranes & moving hulls out of yard as men work; view from river; side launchings from river & land. Good sequence. 22:33:06 Sailors w/ duffle bags boarding LST; moving along river, under bridge. Coast Guard pilots on bridge. View passing under bridges across river. Crew making up rope hawsers. View from on board. 22:34:34 Men shaken awake in their bunks; passing barges on Mississippi; men working on anti-aircraft guns; cook in kitchen cutting potatoes, man at grill frying meat. 22:35:30 CU klaxon horn, men run to battle stations; MCU at guns; calisthenics in empty deck. Men relax & sailor plays banjo; views from ship of passing sternwheeler, freighter, other ships. Docking & crew boarding. MCU sailors raising flags, saluting. 22:37:55 LST underway, column of LSTs loaded w/ equipment, on open ocean. The End. WW2 War Industry; War Effort; Navy Ships; 1940s; NOTE: Sold at per reel rate. NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk
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