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    Compilation for American Thanksgiving Day. Various shots of thanksgiving scenes, such as family gathered to?

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    American Thanksgiving Day - 1943.

    U.S.A.: American Thanksgiving Day - 1943 U.S.A. GTV homes in town - pretty countryside. SV homes in town - trees etc. in background. Ride shot into interior of house. SBV mother brings turkey over to table - family seated round table. CU turkey laid on table. SCU girl and boy at table - kid jumps up and down. SV mother picks up picture of soldier and lays same on table. SCU picture of soldier. SV family saying grace - family round table. CU pan from table to model of ship. SV ship model. SV book insert "Spencers United States" on cover - 100 yrs of American Independence. Dissolved to CU painting of Washington praying at Valley Forge. SV Revolutionary soldiers on Capitol steps - hold flags. SCU book insert reading Spencer's U.S. "History of the United States" written on cover. Painting signing Declaration of Independence, dissolve to Constitution - letters come on - that all men are created equal dissolve to civil war painting. SV Abe Lincoln writing. CU tilt down Abe Lincoln writing. SV Gettysburg Statute. SCU American Flag flying on the mast. SV U.S. soldiers marching with U.S. Flag. STV coloured troops marching. SV United Nations Flags past camera. CU Madam Chiang-Kai-Shek. SV General Kai Shek at desk writing. CU coats of Arms of oppressed nations into camera - troops marching past. CU whirling world globe. GV United Nations members with F.D.R. CU side view pilgrim opens bible pages. SV four freedoms poster - Freedom of Speech. Poster Freedom Worship. Poster Freedom from Want. Poster Freedom from Fear.
    Background: Compilation for American Thanksgiving Day. Various shots of thanksgiving scenes, such as family gathered to eat the annual turkey dinner and church services. The shadow of war falls over the celebrations, loved ones remember those figting overseas through photographs and prayer. With English commentary about the nature of thanksgiving and its meaning during wartime. A religious interpretation of the festival.

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    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
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    U.S.A.: American Thanksgiving Day - 1943

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