• Short Summary

    Large contingent of American soldiers embark at New York and reach commonwealth safely. Defence Minister?

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    U.S. Troops Embark for Australia.
    USA: New York:
    GV three troopships in New York harbour.
    LTV pan small mass of lorries on dockside.
    LV big gun being loaded onto ship.
    SV troops walking along dock to ship with kit.
    SV troops up gangplank of troopship.
    LTV troops aboard.
    LTV pan troops on deck of troopship.
    LV troopship leaving.

    GV two troopships of convoy at sea.
    CUTV bow of destroyer.
    LTBV men on deck wearing lifesavers' ready for life boat drill.
    SV men on deck wearing life savers' ready for life boat drill.
    LV five sailors firing pom pom gun.
    SV five sailors firing pom pom.

    SV General MacArthur out of car and up steps, greeted by Ford.
    CU pan MacArthur up steps with Ford.
    LV Int. MacArthur shakes hands with Curtin.
    GV mass crowd cheering.
    SCU pan Gen. & Mrs. MacArthur walk past camera.
    SBV Gen. & Mrs. MacArthur on station, train in background, Mrs. MacArthur waves.
    CU side view MacArthur with Quezon.
    GV troopships docked at Australia, Australian soldiers on dock waving to U.S. troops aboard troopship.
    GV angle shot troops waving from troopship.
    LV U.S. soldiers down gangplank.
    GTV U.S. troops assembling on dockside.
    LTV mass of U.S. troops assembling on dockside.
    CU Australian soldier and U.S. soldier fraternizing.
    GTV soldiers lined up for inspection on paradeground.
    SV Ford inspecting soldiers.
    SV soldiers.
    STV soldiers.

    U.S. BLUE

    GOOD SCENE: SV Mrs. MacArthur sitting in train with her son, about three years old.

    United States of America; Military - Active; Military - Ceremonial; Personalities - Politicians; Personalities - Armed Forces; Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964), John Joseph Curtin (1885-1945), British Empire; World War II (Second Word War)
    Background: Large contingent of American soldiers embark at New York and reach commonwealth safely. Defence Minister reviews them, while Premier Curtin and General Macarthur make war plans.

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    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
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