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March of Time -- outtakes -- Recruiting posters and drives in US

Film | Accession Number: 2004.723.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4076 | Film ID: 2731

A group of people, many of them teenagers. A woman in a W.A.A.C. uniform sits behind a desk outside a van labelled "U. S. Army Recruitment Mobile Station" and speaks with a group of women. The scene shifts to soldiers in a parade down a street, then recruitment posters and a chart illustrating the number of people who have enlisted in Muncie during the month. Men walk into the recruitment offices. Interior of recruiting office where young men talk to a recruiter, who sits behind a desk. Close-ups of the boys and of recruiter. Outside, draftees (not enlisted men) board a bus while another man checks off their names on a clipboard. Interior of a Navy recruiting office with officer and applicants.

01:21:08 Men sorting bags of V-Mail, or Victory Mail. Close-up of a letter from a father to his son. V-Mail were letters that were microfilmed to reduce their size and make it easier to ship the huge volume of mail.

Event Date
October 1942
Muncie, IN, United States
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
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Record last modified: 2018-11-27 11:02:49
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