War Comes to America, newsreels, & World War II
National Archives film transfer "War Comes to America" B&W 1940 narrated by Walter Houston Part 1; AMAZING STOCK FOOTAGE OF AMERICANA (everything) - good WWI and WWII footage as well. "War Comes to America: Information Film #7 Part 1....Produced by the War Department Army Pictorial Service for the Information and Education division." Children reciting the Pledge of Allegiance; various shots of US flag in school yard. ; Naval gunfire / War planes / US Soldiers at Battle in jungles of New Guinea / Sea Plane off Aleutian Islands / Gunners on US Planes over Germany / Soldiers on skis in Iceland / Hitting the beach in the Philippines / Military convoy in Iran / Parachute drop over France / Column of soldiers in China / Soldiers in battle in Italy; various shots of US Soldiers / Montage of pedestrians in NYC / Detroit & LA War plants / Mountains and hills / battle shots (including D-Day); various shots of the Statue of Liberty; Ocean Waves - on screen: "1607 Jamestown" ; shot of Plymouth Rock engraved '1620' ; various shots of early US settlement; on screen "1775"; Minuteman statue on green in Lexington Portrait of John Otis - on screen: "Colonists are by the law of nature free-born, as indeed all men are" ; Statue of Thomas Jefferson - on screen: "It is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government"; Portrait of Thomas Paine - on screen "These are the times that try men's souls" Statue of Patrick Henry - on screen: "But as for me, give me liberty or give me death"; Revolutionary war battle scene recreation Portrait of the signing of the Declaration of Independence; Declaration of Independence; On Screen: "1777" - scene of Washington's troops at Valley Forger (recreation); General George Washington; The Constitution on display at the National Archives; Liberty Bell - on screen: "Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land, unto all the inhabitants thereof; 13 Star Flag (Betsy Ross Flag); on screen highlight US Map; Covered wagons and settlers; Statue of Liberty - on screen "Give me your tired"