March of Time -- outtakes -- Recruiting posters and drives in US
- Film Title
- Mr. and Mrs. America
- Event Date
- October 1942
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
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.
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