Newsreels 1945 pt. 1

release sheet
The quotes in these descriptions are from the Universal release sheets that were sent to theaters twice weekly. This Jan. 29, 1945, sheet is a xerox copy in the National Archives.
1945/01/08 - Total War Mobilization Asked By FDR (1) "In an address to the nation, President Roosevelt advocates National Conscription for material reasons, and for reasons of morale; he defends the principles of the Atlantic Charter; and he summons the United Nations to protect not only their own sanctity, that that of the small nations as well." (2) France Sells Laval Assets - "The estate and belongings of France's arch traitor, Pierre Laval, are sold at open auction to the highest bidder." scenes of Pierre Laval, convicted by France as traitor, his assets gone to auction (some sound); (3) Nazi War Plant in Paris Tube - "To escape Allied bombing, the Nazis in Paris had placed some of their war industries deep underground, in the Parisian subway. Now the French are busy restoring their subway to rapid transit duty." includes scenes of Nazi underground aircraft factory that was in Paris Tube. (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 18-362 National Archives, College Park MD

1945/01/11 - German Drive Rolled Back By Allies (1) "When the Allies recover their composure after the Nazi surprise break through on the Western front, they quickly go into action. Supplies are rushed to the front as civilian evacuees stream to the rear. Mines are laid, road blocks set up, the woods are combed for Nazi paratroopers, and Yank artillery roars into action. Clear weather enables fleets of Allied bombers to disrupt Nazi communication lines with hundreds of tons of bombs. Fleets of transport planes parachute badly needed supplies to the encircled heroes who are holding Bastogne. Gen Patton's armor fights its way northward into Bastogne, the demolished city. Wrecked and burning Yankee equipment is seen scattered all through the 'bulge area.' Now Allied strategy is operating to make the Nazis pay dearly for the gains secured through their surprise counter-attack." scenes of Allies place mines and roadblocks to stop Rundstedt's drive, check credentials of jeeps, artillery and tanks fire, weather in first days grounded Allied planes, but weather broke and bombers dropped thousands of tons; Bastogne relieved from the south, 1500 tons supplies parachuted to defenders, ruins of Bastogne, prisoners taken. (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 18-363-1 National Archives, College Park MD

1945/01/15 - MacArthur Closes In On Manila (1) "At Ormoc: The famous U.S. 77th Division moves in on Ormoc from the sea. With heavy mortars, concentrated tank fire and the convincing deadliness of their flame-throwers, they subdue the Japs. Jap re-enforcements coming in by barge are blown to bits by Yank artillery. Victory on Leyte is made certain. At Mindora: A giant amphibious fleet steams through enemy waters for Mindora (below Luzon). Intercepting Jap planes soon drop from a sky filled with ack ack bursts. Naval guns and rocket barges blast shore positions. "Landing barges take the eager U.S. 6th Army GIs in. The underbrush is cleared of snipers and booby traps, then the large landing barges touch shore and heavy equipment rolls off. Strategic Mendora is soon secured." scenes of MacArthur lands forces in Philippines at Leyte; newsreel cameraman with fleet transporting army north from Leyte to San Jose, landing craft to shore, trucks move equipment ashore; (2) Heroes Return - "1,300 combat veterans of the 1st, 3rd, 7th, and 9th U.S. Armies return to New York straight from violent battle action. Each is on a 30-day furlough - and each wears a Purple Heart." scenes of 1300 soldiers return home on furlough, first to camp in New York, then to home, with souvenirs from the front; (3) Income Tax Returns Due - "Washington, DC: Joseph Nunan, Commissioner of Internal Revenue, explains the new simplified tax income form, and the use of form No. 1040." Everyone with income of $500 or more must file return; (4) Photogs Sure Can Pick 'Em - Miss Photoflash of 1945 chosen in Chicago; (5) New Super Transport For Army - "Boeing's B-29 Super Fortress has furnished the basic design for the new C-97 troop and cargo transport plane. The giant ship set a new non-stop transcontinental record of 6 hrs 3 min., while carrying a pay load of ten tons." scenes of C-97 that is 4-engine transport version of Super Fort bomber; to be known as the StratoCruiser. (complete newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 18-364 National Archives, College Park MD

1945/01/22 - 14th Air Force Quits Kweilin (1) FDR Pledges Lasting Peace At Inaugural, sound of FDR taking the oath and part of his speech. (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 18-366 National Archives, College Park MD

1945/01/25 - Fight Rages On Wallace Appointment (1) debate over Henry Wallace; (2) WAC Medical Units Needed; (3) Personalities in the News, Maj. Gen. Weidermeier, Maj. Gen. Patrick Hurley and Chiang Kai Shek, Anthony Eden, Churchill; (4) Fire Damages Naval Piers; in Norfolk VA (5) Streamlined Gravy Train; universal feeder for hungry babies in Mass.(6) New Buzz Bomb Gets 1st Test; inspected by H. Ford II. (complete newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 18-367 National Archives, College Park MD

1945/01/29 - First Pictures Manila Drive (1) MacArthur's amphibious forces land on Luzon in Philippines; (2) RAF Blasts Jap Supplies; "really pinpoint bombing" of targets in Burma; (3) Allies Close on Rhineland; prisoners taken and pictures of wrecked equipment in Belgium; (4) U.S. Responds to Dime Plea; annual March of Dimes campaign at the time of the president's birthday; (5) Fishing Fleet Coated By Icy Seas. (complete newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 18-368 National Archives, College Park MD

1945/02/01 - Yanks Close On Manila (1) combat in the Philippines (2) Allies Step Up Attack On West Front; gasoline pipeline keeps trucks going, dead Nazis and captured Germans; (3) Teen-Age Fashions; (4) Yanks Take Brides In Australia; (5) Dimes Drive Spurred By FDR Birthday. (complete newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 18-369 National Archives, College Park MD

1945/02/05 - MacArthur Makes Good His Promise (1) MacArthur speaks "I shall return," (4) 5,000,000 Servicemen Want V-Mail [sound]; original letters photographed to 16mm negative film, 1800 letters on each spool. (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 18-370 National Archives, College Park MD

1945/02/12 - Life-Line To China Re-Opened (1) "Ledo Road ('Pick's Pike') Opens - After many had failed on the Ledo Road project, the task was assigned to Brig. Gen. L. A. Pike, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army. He constructed the 478-mile road, through mountain jungles, across swamps, spanning 400 streams or rivers and solving every conceivable kind of engineering problem. "The first convoy, made up of 100 trucks, loaded with supplies for China, sets out, with Gen. Pike fittingly at its heads. "At Myitkyina junction is made with the Burma Road. The successful operation of the Ledo Road means that all of Burma will be rendered useless to the Japs." scenes of Pigs Point on the Burma Road opened, 1st convoy goes into Myitkyina (2) Chinese Flee Jap Terror - "Chinese civilians, hundreds of thousands of them, plod along choked roads, retreating from the modernly-equipped armies of the Japs. Absolutely expressionless, they gulp their food, snatch a few winks of sleep, then rsume their slow, sad journey toward Tushan and Kweichow." scenes of refugees clog the roads (3) Dewey Wants Active Peace Role For U.S. - "Washington, DC: At the annual Lincoln Day Dinner, Gov. Dewey makes the speech of the evening, in which he lauds America's productive capacity, and states that peace must be the aim of everyone." (4) St. Nazaire Civilians Evacuated - "After Yank-Nazi parleys under truce, French civilians are evacuated daily by French Red Cross train, from Nazi-held St. Nazaire." (5) Honorable Discharge - "Dogs of the famous K-9 Corps go through an intensive 'toughening up process' to fit them for military duty. When honorably discharged, they loaf for two months on a Dude Ranch, getting 'domesticated' for a return to civilian life." scenes of dogs watch newsreel of Hitler on motion picture screen, trained to bark right into 'Der Fuhrer's Face' but now come home; (6) Notre Dame Cagers Beat N.Y.U. college basketball. (complete newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 18-372 National Archives, College Park MD

1945/02/15 - Big Three Confer (1) "Meeting in Yalta - With the Foreign Secretaries Stettinius, Edon and Molotov on hand, Prime Minister Churchill is greeted, to be quickly followed by Joseph Stalin and President Roosevelt. Within the beautiful czaristic palace at Yalta in the Crimea, the heavy deliberations between the three heads of government begin, with their full staffs in attendance. Personalities on hand include Anne Boettinger, Sarah Oliver Churchill, Harry Hopkins, Steve Early, Ambassador Harriman and others." scenes of W. Averill Harriman and George Marshall and Field Marshall Wilson arrive in London, for meetings at Montgomery House, then FDR and Churchill and Stalin arrive at Yalta; (2) Poland Will Never Forget - "Lublin Massacre - When the Russians enter Lublin, Poland, a stark sight meets their eyes. Prostrate corpses of men, women and children are lying on the floor of a sewing room where they were slain. And 700 more dead are found in a nearby prison. Lublin suffered worst, in the liquidation of 1,500,000 Poles." scenes of the massacre of Polish civilians by retreating Germans; (3) Scores Die In Tornado, sweeping through Mississippi and Alabama; (4) Dogdom's Annual Show, at Westminster in New York; (5) National Scout Week; (6) China's "Tiger Joe' Joins Up - "When the U.S. 14th Air Force adopts a little 4 yr. old Chinese boy, the fun begins. His name is Tiger Joe, his equipment is strictly G.I., and everything is fine, except on those long marches, his feet are small and legs are too short." scenes of a 4-year old boy orphan found by GIs. (complete newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 18-373 National Archives, College Park MD

1945/02/19 - Pacific Force Closes In On Japs (1) "U.S. Task Force Wrecks Japs - A huge American task force is seen bobbing in the heavy waters of the China Sea. When the storm is weathered, animated maps designate targets in all directions, which are to be struck. Planes take off...then the systematic and spectacular destruction of Jap ships begins. Their missions finished, our planes leave their burning targets and wing back to the huge flat-tops. Then is seen vivid evidence of the heavy action through which they have gone." scenes of Pacific carrier forces in China Sea, planes attack enemy ships; (2) Soft Peace Not For Japs Says Halsey - "Washington, DC; The colorful Admiral William F. Halsey, leader of the American task forces in the West Pacific, describes what fighting with the Jap is like, then he scorns a negotiated peace." (3) 1st Women Marines Overseas - "Hawaii: 165 smiling women Marines arrive to relieve 165 Marines for fighting duty." scenes of 1st contingent of 165 women arrive by plane in Honolulu; (4) 'Backwards' Plane Flies Forward Fast - "With its elevator planes forward, and its 3-blade prop aft, this experimental monoplane proves highly maneuverable and exceptionally fast." (5) OPA Chief Lauds Local Price Boards - "Washington, DC: Chester Bowles, O.P.A. Head, speaks in praise of all local O.P.A. price-checking sleuths." scenes of Office of Price Administration chief. (6) U.S. Tightens Control Over Philippines - "Mopping Up on Luzon - Advancing Yanks pass wrecked Jap equipment and our tanks and field artillery continue to blaze away at skulking Japs. Dead Nips are all over the ground. General MacArthur confers with some of his Generals and the advance presses on. In a compound nearby are herded some rare specimens, Jap prisoners. To guard against their treachery, they are forced to stand in an awkward position while they are searched." scenes of dead Japanese, prisoners searched, MacArthur walks. (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 18-374 National Archives, College Park MD

1945/02/21 - FDR confers with Middle East Chiefs (1) "Returning from Yalta, President Roosevelt holds three separate conferences with three heads of state. Off the entrance to the Suez Canal, King Farouk of Egypt is the first royal visitor to meet Mr. Roosevelt aboard the American cruiser. The Lion of Judah, Emperor Haile Selaisse of Ethiopia makes many friends as he becomes the next caller. Shortly after, a U.S. destroyer, its decks covered with oriental rugs, comes alongside, with King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia leaving his golden throne chair to board the Presidential cruiser. His fierce native warriors accompany him, and the last of the three Middle East Conferences is held." scenes of Bitter Lakes conference on board USS Quincy, King Farouk of Egypt is first of Middle East rulers to meet with FDR on the presidential cruiser, also Ibn Saud. Marine Col. Eddy, kneeling, with Saud (2) Umberto Honors Allies - "Prince Umperto decorates Gen. Mark Clark and other U.S. officers with high Italian honors, in recognition of America's liberation efforts in his country." (3) 7 Injured In Train Wreck (4) GIs Tour Gay Paree - "48 Hours in Paris - when the G.I. Joes go on leave in Paris they visit all the seats of culture. But when Mignon swirls by on her bike, they cultivate other tastes." scenes of soldiers visit Arch d'Triumph and Eternal Light (5) Luzon Yanks Freed From Jap Prison - "The Daring Rescue at Cabanatuan - traveling through rice paddies and water trails by night, 121 U.S. Rangers and 286 Filipino guerrillas reach Cabanatuan (an old American camp), deep in Jap-held territory in East Luzon. They kill the Jap garrison and release 513 prisoners. Physically, they are a sorry lot after nearly three years of imprisonment. But American food, clothing and cigarettes soon restore their spirits. "Interviews with several of the men reveal their unconquerable fighting spirit." Corp. Cecil Hay and Sgt. Hall and Sgt Samuel Goldie speak. (complete newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 18-375 National Archives, College Park MD

1945/02/26 - First Pictures Manila Conquest (1) "The Capture of Manila (First pictures of the final stages of General MacArthur's masterful Luzon campaign) - As the U.S. 6th Army approaches from the North, units of the U.S. 8th Army approach Manila from the West and from the South. Naval stations and heavily-mined air fields are taken. U.S. rifle fire is augmented with bazookas, phosphorus grenades and 155 mm. howitzers. Guerrillas render invaluable aid and the hated collaborationists are quickly rounded up. Manila proper is entered, but the cornered Japs have planted TNT charges and soaked blocks of buildings with gasoline. The resultant huge fires burn by day and by night. General MacArthur enters Bilibid prison and is cheered by the 1,100 prisoners who have been captive there since Bataan fell. Refugees mill about Manila's streets, laden down with their few belongings. Water pressure in the mains is negligible, hence the fires rage unchecked. The stench from mass open graves where murdered Filipinos lie, is unbearable. The fighting zone shifts to South Manila, and Intramuros, the old walled city. When the Japs are exterminated, the refugees timidly return to their liberated city, Manila." scenes of MacArthur's three-pronged attack advances, artillery pounds enemy, heavy resistance near Manila, Gen. Eichelberger lead another attack, net closes on japanese collaborators, GIs drink beer from local brewery, evidence seen of Japanese demolition in Manila, MacArthur enters Manila, visits prison and released captives, boat sunk in fighting on Passic River, fires in north Manila, dead Filipinos. (complete newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 18-376 National Archives, College Park MD

1945/03/01 - Santo Tomas Prisoners Liberated (1) "Since their conquest of the Philippines in 1941, the Japs have been holding 3,700 prisoners on the campus of Santo Tomas University. As the American forces reach Manila in the current campaign, General MacArthur, with an Honor Guard of the 1st Cavalry Brigade enters the stockades to the cheers of the famished internees. Mail call finds them overjoyed again, only this time they weep openly." "Jap Artillery finds the range of the University and the assembly breaks up quickly, but not until several victims are wounded." scenes of MacArthur visits the Allied prisoners freed in the Philippines, Japanese still fire on Manila, Red Cross provides news and letters from home; (2) Geneva, Red Cross On The Job - "Geneva, Switzerland: The central office of the Red Cross maintains huge warehouses, loaded with food and other essentials for war prisoners and internees." (3) Ice Jams Rivers - near Cleveland, along Susquehanna in Pa., (4) 'Flea' Fleet Can Take It - "The Coast Guard '83's' - The 83-ft. craft of the U.S. Coast Guard, long famous as sub-busters and severs of downed-at-sea airmen, are adding laurels to their records with patrol activities in the icy Atlantic." (5) FDR Calls For World Accord - "F.D.R. Reports on Yalta - The House Chambers, Washington, DC: Returned from the historic conference of The Big Three, President Roosevelt gives his report to a special joint session of Congress, and the nation, in which he states that both Germany and Japan will be brought to unconditional surrender. Also, he advocates that a world organization be set up to maintain world-wide peace." scenes of FDR, sitting in chair, speaking to Congress on return from Yalta. (complete newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 18-377 National Archives, College Park MD

1945/03/08 - West Front Activities (1) combat scenes (some sound missing) 2 planes crash on icy runway in snow, flooded rivers, muddy roads, infantry clear rubble-strewn streets, German prisoners. (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 18-379 National Archives, College Park MD

1945/03/12 - Air Smashes Devastate Germany (1) "As Allied air fleets converge on German cities we get visual evidence of their vital contributions to victory. A fleet of Flying Fortresses reaches Ansbach and utterly ruins the large rail yards there, with tons of accurately placed bombs. Stendall gets the same treatment with remarkable bombing pictures resulting. Wittenberg is quickly set on fire. Other vapor trailing Forts visit Indwigslust and destroy the rail yards with block busters. U. S. fighter planes swoop down on German airfields, where they leave every Nazi plane in flames ... even planes partially hidden in open hangers are set afire by the strafing airmen." (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 18-380 National Archives, College Park MD

1945/03/15 - Allies Open Final Drive In Germany (1) "The Roer Offensive - The U..S. 1st Army and the U.S. 9th Army open their concerted attacks on the Roer River fortresses which guard the approach to the all important Cologne Plain. Intensive bombardments precede their fighting advances into Julich. Linnich, Neuss, Baal and Erklenz. Pontoon bridge approach to the various cities reveal them to be in ruins. Gen. Simpson, Commandant of the U.S. 9th Army, accompanies Gen. Eisenhower on a tour of inspection of ruined Julich and its famous citadel. Celebrant GIs parade through the streets, Nazi prisoners and refugees march to the rear, and the foundation is laid for the advance on the Rhine." scenes of Allies crossed the Rohr river, then the Rhine river at Remagen, have taken more than one million prisoners, destroyed cities, Ike and Gen. Simpson of 9th Army, civilians rounded up, forced laborers freed, inmates prepare own meals in concentration camp liberated; (2) A City Dies - "In 20 minutes of saturation night bombing, the R.A.F. wipes out Pforzheim, medium-sized Nazi industrial city. Huge oxygen consuming bombs are the answer." scenes of RAF Lancasters bomb industrial center of city in Germany, "a city is being literally wiped out before your eyes." (3) Freed From A Living Death - "Bataan Prisoners in U.S. - San Francisco wildly welcomes the 274 U.S. Army heroes from Bataan. All of the heroes, freshly uniformed and in normal health, form a striking contrast to their lot when they were discovered in their Jap prison. The Horror of Bilibid - U.S. Naval men held prisoner in Bilibid, in the Philippines, are reduced to living skeletons. Some of their buddies starved to death on the daily ration of several ounces of grain. Yanks entering Duren free hundreds of Poles and Russians from a concentration camp. The smiles of the comely women prisoners are returned with compound interest by the doughboys." (4) Flirting With Danger - rodeo in California; (5) Vets Learn Peace Trades - "The Toronto Rehabilitation Training Center is devoted to fitting Canada's ex-servicemen for profitable trades. It's all very interesting, especially barbering. Joe Blow, the customer, explodes right in the student's face, if he slices too deep." scenes of Canadian rehabilitation training centers. (complete newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 18-381 National Archives, College Park MD

1945/03/19 - Carriers Hit Tokyo! (1) "Plowing through tempestuous seas the U. S. Fifth Fleet takes positions several hundred miles off Tokyo ... the huge carriers of Task Force 58 emerge from the armada ... and fleets of war planes swoop away, their destination Tokyo. En route, Jap ships are plastered and sunk by air cannon. Tokyo's docks are pounded. Mammoth Imperial air fields are strafed repeatedly. Intercepting Zeros are destroyed. Gun cameras record power dives on sprawling Jap factories. Rockets speed down into an aluminum factory, and huge fires mount from Tokyo. "Combat loss - Jap 817 planes, 51 vessels - U.S. 9 planes and 4 pilots." (2) Old Glory Flies Over Iwo Jima - "With the costly beach head finally secure on Iwo Jima, the U.S. Marines turn their attention to Mt. Suribachi, the volcano which is covered with Jap guns. Off shore, U.S. Naval ships pour tons of shells into the mountain. The Marines slowly advance uphill as U.S. dive bombers place sticks of bombs immediately ahead of the Leathernecks. Jap fortifications with narrow entrances and huge, thick walls are reduced with hand grenades. Battered Jap gun emplacements, and scores of slain Japs are passed. When at last the summit is reached, the Marines enact one of the stirring scenes in American history, the Stars and Stripes are planted on Suribachi, 750 miles from Tokyo!" (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 18-382 National Archives, College Park MD

1945/03/22 - Newsreel intro with sound. Manila Free of Japanese Domination (1) "The Battle of Manila (Additional pictures, just received, showing the details of the terrible battle between MacArthur's Armies and the fanatical Japs). The Japs, content with delaying actions against the Yanks, as they retreated southward in Luzon, resolved to put on one of their fanatical 'death stands' within the confusion of Manila. The motorized U.S. 1st Cavalry Division enters Rizal Stadium, where Jap fire meets them from the bleachers and the stands. Tank fire and machine guns turn the stadium into a death trap for the Japs. Huge fires are raging throughout the city. Hundreds of huge Yank guns fire across the Pasig River into Jap hideouts. Then foot soldiers of the U.S. 8th Army use rifles, machine guns, liquid fire and grenades to finish off the Japs. Charred Jap corpses are seen. American wounded receive American Red Cross blood plasma. Fighting converges on Intramuros, the old city, surrounded with 30 ft. walls. U.S. artillery breaches the walls, Jap machine gun nests are silenced, and fighting in Manila ceases. Nuns and Filipino civilians, used as shields by the Nips, leave Manila. Scores of corpses of other civilians are found, tied hand and foot, then coldly stabbed and butchered by the fiendish Japs. General MacArthur walks through Manila, which now lies in absolute and complete ruin, the Stalingrad of the Pacific, Pres. Osmena's government assumes power and Gen. MacArthur takes a PT boat to Corregidor. He stands before Parachute Troop formations up on the Parade Grounds, and touchingly orders the Stars and Stripes to be raised, 'nevermore to be hauled down by any foe.'" scenes of the taking of Manila, artillery used against enemy dug in, "alert riflemen cut down," two fleeing Japanese, flame throwers burn out resistence in southern city, litter bearers come under fire of Japanese snipers, big guns breach thick walls of city, dead bodies, "natives slaughtered in cold blood," MacArthur inspects ruined city, speaks on Corregidor, flag raised to bugle call. Newsreel end with sound. (complete newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 18-383 National Archives, College Park MD

1945/03/26 - Allies Drive Across Rhine To Victory (1) "The Capture of Cologne - Tank units of the onrushing U.S. 1st Army rumble into Cologne's suburbs, with all guns blazing at heavy pockets of Nazi resistance. Stalled street cars are hauled out of the way, and Yank foot soldiers fight their way into Cologne, block by block. Cologne lays in absolute ruin, after having been a 'saturation attack' target for allied bombers for three years. In sharp contrast, the Cathedral stands almost undamaged. Near the Cathedral, a Nazi tank is caught in U.S. gun sights, to be set afire with a direct hit. Nazi prisoners are rounded up, Cologne natives return, while in back of the whole scene, the giant Hohenzollern Rhine bridge lies, mangled and twisted. Cologne is truly a 'dead city.' The Ludendorff Bridge - After this majestic 1,300 ft. bridge at Remagen, Germany was seized by the U.S. 9th Armored Division. Yank troops and supplies raced across it to the Rhine east bank in ever increasing numbers. Nazi precision bombers are driven off by anti-aircraft fire, the Remagen bridge-head widens, and hordes of Nazi prisoners are bagged." scenes of the Cathedral city of Cologne, mostly in rubble, lies before Allied army, streetcars used as barriers, "fleeing Nazi car doesn't get far," direct hit on German tank and crew flees, great domed cathedral spared on bombing, bridge destroyed, inhabitants returning, south at Remagen the bridge was captured; (2) "Prior to the opening of the momentous United Nations Conference in San Francisco on April 25th, the U.S. delegation convenes in Washington with Pres. Roosevelt. The U.S. members are Congressmen Eaton and Bloom, Senators Vandenburg and Connally, Dean Gildersleeve, Naval Commander Stassen and Sec. of State Stettinius. Pre-convention views of San Francisco reveal that the attractive West Coast metropolis is ready and waiting for the arrivval of the dignitaries of the world. In a film interview, Sen. Stettinius states the aims and purposes of the parley." scenes of U.S. delegates to United Nations meets with FDR in Washington, preparing for general meeting in San Francisco, Stettinius speaks (2) Kaiser Seeks Clothing For War Victims - "New York City: Shipbuilder Henry Kaiser, chairman of the national drive to collect clothing for war sufferers in foreign lands announces that the campaign will extend from April 1st to April 30th." scenes of Henry Kaiser speaks on the need for clothing. (partial newsreel) SOURCE: 200 Universal 18-384 National Archives, College Park MD

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